Foresight to Fortune
Burrus, described by the New York Times as one of the top-three business gurus, has advised executives at Fortune 500 companies, including such clients as Microsoft, General Electric, American Express, Procter & Gamble, and Google. By helping his clients see today’s technological trends so that they can successfully predict tomorrow’s developments, Burrus helps develop strategies that foster groundbreaking innovations. CEO of his own research and consulting firm—Burrus Research—he specializes in monitoring global advancements in technology-driven trends to help clients profit from technological, social and business forces that are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities.
Doing the Impossible
The author of six books, including New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Flash Foresight: How To See The Invisible and Do The Impossible, as well as the international bestseller Technotrends, Burrus calls on a wealth of knowledge and decades of experience to tailor his message to his audience as he addresses relevant trends and offers powerful, practical guidance for turning rapid technology-driven change into a competitive advantage. His captivating style blends timely and provocative insights and actionable knowledge with just the right amount of humor and motivation.
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THE ANTICIPATORY ORGANIZATION™ The Missing Competency
If you want to jump ahead of the competition-at low risk to your organization-forget agility. Forget crisis management. The main skill you need to thrive in a business environment marked by hyperchange and uncertainty is the ability to accurately anticipate the future.
This may seem impossible. It’s not!
Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and innovation experts. He is globally recognized for his exceptional 30+ year record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces converge to create untapped opportunities. Based on decades of research and experience applying his HARD TREND methodology to leading companies worldwide, he has identified the missing competency: anticipation. With the Anticipatory Organization Model, Burrus enables business leaders to identify the Hard Trends that will happen, predict disruptions before they disrupt, and capitalize on emerging opportunities.
Daniel Burrus uses illustrative examples to teach attendees how to separate HARD TRENDS- trends that will happen-from SOFT TRENDS-trends that might happen. When you learn to analyze and perceive trends this way, it is possible to tap into what Burrus calls EVERYDAY INNOVATION, solving challenges faster, and recognizing previously invisible opportunities.
This eye-opening and motivating presentation will teach attendees the key components of the new core competency-anticipation-and show them how to apply it to their work and life, which will accelerate both their organizations’ growth and their personal success.
Accelerating growth requires a new way of thinking about overcoming obstacles and acting on new opportunities. All too often, change comes from the outside in, forcing us to react by slipping into a crisis management mode, and putting out fires. This presentation is about opportunity management, identifying the driving forces of predictable change, driving growth strategies from the inside out, and taking control of our future.
Daniel Burrus is a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded and managed six businesses, three of which were national leaders in the first year. For over 30 years, he has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities In this eye-opening and motivating presentation, the author of six books, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible and the international best seller Technotrends, takes you to the next level by sharing valuable insights into the opportunities yet to come, preparing you to capitalize on the next wave of technological change.
LEADING WITH STRATEGIC FORESIGHT AND CERTAINTY
Agility and adaptability are no longer enough! Accurately anticipating customers changing needs, as well as technological changes, provides the biggest advantage. In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we need to ask ourselves what are we certain about? Strategies based on uncertainty equal high levels of risk. Strategies based on certainty dramatically reduce risk and produce superior results. Strategic foresight is based on the new Science of Certainty that will take your vision to a new actionable level by identifying the events that will happen in the future. Mastering these capabilities will position your organization to be the disruptor instead of being the disrupted.
Over the past three decades, New York Times best selling author Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation as a Visionary Thought Leader for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. Based on his revolutionary method of identifying Hard Trends from Soft Trends, and Linear Changes from Cyclical Changes, attendees learn how to anticipate and capitalize on new opportunities, as well as predict problems, long before they happen. In addition, they will learn how to use the new tools and rules of leadership to accelerate profitable growth.
Daniel Burrus’ influence is highly regarded in business, innovation and leadership worldwide. He has authored six books including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Flash Foresight, and has delivered over 2,700 keynote speeches. Daniel is one of the most influential leaders on LinkedIn and has over a million readers of his weekly blogs. He is a strategic advisor to executives from many of the Fortune 500 and has founded and managed six businesses, three of which were national leaders in the U.S. within the first year.
“Daniel is one of the best speakers we have hired to date. He is energetic and keeps the audience engaged from start to finish. He has spoken to two different c-level audiences for us and both times has gotten rave revues which is not easy with this audience level. I would not hesitate to hire him in the future.”
Daniel provided excellent value to our worldwide sales conference this year in Taipei. His presentation was engaging, relevant, and inspiring. I especially appreciate his ability to understand both our business direction and conference themes, and ability to tailor his message to align well with both. Daniel also led an interesting exercise for the participants that left our management team with tangible ideas and inputs from the participants to drive future customer and market engagements.
“You were fabulous! You received rave reviews from our participants for the relevancy, insight and expertise of your presentation material and style. You are the only keynote speaker we have invited back numerous times. I am convinced the extraordinary success of your continued contribution is due in no small part to the enormous amount of time you put into each presentation by customizing it to fit the unique and challenging needs of our CMO audience each year.”
“Your thoughts on how to create an opportunity for change through a customer focus is the excellence our team is striving for. The framework you provided on innovation, creativity and customer value will be instituted as a management practice to enable the technology infrastructure group to take Wells Fargo to the next stage.”
We asked Daniel Burrus to be the closing speaker at a recent conference for CIO’s. That’s a tough slot to fill as participants often have meeting fatigue after several days of meetings and networking. However the room was full, anticipation was high and he engaged participants to the very last minute. He was an excellent speaker and rose to the challenge providing a perfect end to a great conference.