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Commanding Business

The challenge with growth is that the habits that got you here become the limitations that prevent you from getting there. Growth not only requires us to learn new habits. It requires that we unlearn old ones. I’m Tim Hamilton, CEO of Praxent and host of the Commanding Business podcast. Each week, I interview authors, experts and real world leaders about how they grew their teams, their organizations and ultimately themselves. From leadership to management and marketing to innovation, we’ll cover a variety of topics with an aim to uncover actionable takeaways you can implement in your own organization today.
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Oct 26, 2016

Author of the NYT and WSJ bestseller, Flash Foresight, Daniel Burrus is a leading futurist in global trends and innovation. A leading consultant to Google, Proctor & Gamble, IBM, and many other Fortune 500 firms, Daniel Burrus provides strategic advice for predicting forthcoming market innovators and anticipating disruptions before they disrupt. His Anticipatory Organization Model uses the key components of hard and soft trends to identify transformative, pre-active solutions.

Key Takeaways:

[1:33] To see the invisible and do the impossible, you must start with certainty.

[7:02] How a forecaster can separate hard trends from soft trends.

[9:45] The three categories of hard trends:

● Technology

● Demographics

● Government Regulations

[19:24] Examples of how soft trends can be influenced and manipulated.

[22:41] The anticipatory organization must be agile.

[25:28] Amazon is using anticipatory techniques along with hard and soft trends to create a new experience for their customers.

[29:25] The key is to be pre-active to future known events.

[30:48] The next four years will include the transformation of every business market.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Daniel Burrus

@DanielBurrus on Twitter

Daniel Burrus on LinkedIn

Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible

Praxent

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