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{Read Book} ê Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible: Seven Radical Principles That Will Transform Your Business â Flash Foresight offers seven radical principles you need to transform your business today From internationally renowned technology forecaster Daniel Burrus a leading consultant to Google, Proctor Gamble, IBM, and many other Fortunefirms with John David Mann, co author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Go Giver, comes this systematic, easy to implement method for identifying new business opportunities and solving difficult problems in the twenty first century marketplace Predict the future with confidence You can, according to Daniel Burrus, and you won t need a crystal ball or tarot cards With a little training, you ll be able to identify the hard trends that will shape your industry At the same time, you ll unearth the opportunities of the future.In Flash Foresight How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible, Burrus provides the reader with what he dubs as seven radical principles that conjure up the flash foresights of the future He developed this Predict the future with confidence You can, according to Daniel Burrus, and you won t need a crystal ball or tarot cards With a little training, you ll be able to identify the hard trends that will shape your industry At the same time, you ll unearth the opportunities of the future.In Flash Foresight How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible, Burrus provides the reader with what he dubs as seven radical principles that conjure up the flash foresights of the future He developed this list of principles, or triggers, through years of strategic consulting for Fortune 500 companies, particularly in the realm of technological innovation.With an engaging style and an arsenal of anecdotes from his own personal experiences, Burrus guides the reader through each of these principles A cursory look may leave the casual reader unimpressed Athorough and thoughtful examination won t Burrus repeatedly shows the all too human tendency to make the same mistakes in business and in life, reacting rather than preparing for the inevitable The simplicity of his presentation is also its genius.The single biggest drawback of this book is an occasional whiff of arrogance Like many business writers, Burrus establishes credibility through personal stories For the most part, these stories are an asset Unfortunately, there are times when the anecdotes become tiresome simply because he elaborates so profusely on his knack for predicting the future.Burrus is convincing in his argument that no one can afford to be unskilled in anticipating the trends of tomorrow In the past, flash foresight was useful, he writes in his introduction Today, as the pace of technological change accelerates beyond the point of comprehension, it s essential Flash Foresight, written by Daniel Burrus with John David Mann, is a Harper Business book published in 2011.Copyright 2011 Little Frog Publishing All rights reserved This was an excellent book about how to take advantage of the pockets of certainty that we have regarding the future Burrus does a great job of pointing out different trends that are sure to continue into the future such as increased mobility, bandwidth, and convergence of features that used to be standalone products into a single product to use as a way of predicting where the future will lead.Probably the best takeaway from this book that I had was to remember that when it comes to planning This was an excellent book about how to take advantage of the pockets of certainty that we have regarding the future Burrus does a great job of pointing out different trends that are sure to continue into the future such as increased mobility, bandwidth, and convergence of features that used to be standalone products into a single product to use as a way of predicting where the future will lead.Probably the best takeaway from this book that I had was to remember that when it comes to planning for the future, it s important to factor in the fact that the world in the future will not be the same as the world where you start designing a product, business, or whatever The future is a moving target, so if you don t factor change into your plans, you ll probably be obsolete before you even get to the market This is one of those books where I was Is this complete bull or is this really insightful A little bit of both.Out of his seven radical principles , 4 of them seemed bogus AnticipateTransformRedefineDirectWell duh OF COURSE one should try to anticipate the future and take appropriate action.Not exactly a sizzling insight Mr Futurist I guess every single book has to have SEVEN principles no matter what.But the remaining 3 were kind of interesting 1 Start with certainty Look at what the This is one of those books where I was Is this complete bull or is this really insightful A little bit of both.Out of his seven radical principles , 4 of them seemed bogus AnticipateTransformRedefineDirectWell duh OF COURSE one should try to anticipate the future and take appropriate action.Not exactly a sizzling insight Mr Futurist I guess every single book has to have SEVEN principles no matter what.But the remaining 3 were kind of interesting 1 Start with certainty Look at what the hard trends are These are things that we know with certainty or very strongly believe are going to happen Examples are 1 Computer processors will get faster 2 Computer memory will get cheaper 3 Network bandwidth will increase 4 The baby boomers will retireThey are based on currently existing facts e.g Baby Boomers or technological or scientific progress Soft trends may or may not continue Examples 1 Rap will remain a very popular genre in 20 years 2 Gas will continue to be the same price in 30 years 3 , Apple, Google and Facebook will continue to be just as dominant in 10 yearsThese MIGHT happen, but they also might not.So look at those things that you know are DEFINITELY going to happen and see what you can do about them 2 Take your biggest problem and skip it.This is simply the idea that sometimes we obsess over solving a particular challenge but we lose sight of the bigger picture.Let s say you are about to get fired from your job You re worried and are trying to do everything to get on your boss good side But maybe you should step back and think, what is my real problem My real problem is that I need enough income to pay rent and buy necessities and save a little bit for retirement Maybe I can solve this problem in a different way 3 Go oppositeIf everyone else is focused on doing one thing, maybe there is an opportunity in doing the complete opposite For example if all the firms in your sector are focused on being the lowest cost provider, maybe your company can be the premium quality provider Or if all the guys at the party are competing with each other to impress girls by being flashy and obnoxious maybe you ll play up that you are a cool and chill thoughtful guy who is NOT a bro Basically trying to look where others are not looking.So it does have some interesting ideas and food for thought, but it definitely feels padded out I skimmed large parts of this book as a result of it being somewhat uninteresting, and zeroed in on parts that I found unique.Much of the wisdom this book offers seems patently obvious, but then again, how often do we forget the things that are painfully obvious and continue to make the same mistakes There are numerous decently analyzed case studies, a small number of which the author played a direct role in these are nice but I found they only loosely illustrated the concepts that Burrus elab I skimmed large parts of this book as a result of it being somewhat uninteresting, and zeroed in on parts that I found unique.Much of the wisdom this book offers seems patently obvious, but then again, how often do we forget the things that are painfully obvious and continue to make the same mistakes There are numerous decently analyzed case studies, a small number of which the author played a direct role in these are nice but I found they only loosely illustrated the concepts that Burrus elaborated upon I was also skeptical because Burrus is an industry consultant as opposed to an operator, and while that makes him a good generalist, it doesn t necessarily make him good at strategizing albeit not being a book about strategy There were several interesting concepts I enjoyed exploring including Hard trends, which are things that are certain to happen, e.g aging demographics The eight types of technological advancement dematerialization, virtualization, mobility, product intelligence, networking, interactivity, globalization, convergence Skipping your biggest problem, e.g your problem is not that you can t afford to go to college but rather that you lack the skills to get the job you desireThat said it presents a good starting point for thinking about ideas, and I would recommend it