P.I. Podcast: Interview with author Daniel Burrus

Flash Foresight

It’s very exciting to be a part of the latest Post2Post Virtual Book Tour, organized by Paul Williams of Idea Sandbox.  I’m particularly happy to be leading off this tour with a podcast interview with Daniel Burrus, author of Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible.  Daniel is one of the world’s foremost thinkers on the impact of new technologies on organizations, so it was a great pleasure to speak with him.

In our interview, we talk about what flash foresight is, and why it is important to organizational leaders, as well as a couple of the seven key principles Daniel explores in detail in the book.  We also discuss some of the specific challenges facing associations, including the impact of mobile and the future of events.  It was a great conversation and, in the end, I certainly agree with Daniel’s sense of excitement and possibility for the future of the 21st century association, but not for associations that remain entrenched in 20th century thinking.

I highly recommend you pick up your copy of Flash Foresight as soon as possible.  And when you do, be sure to visit the book’s website to find out how you can receive bonus resources valued at over $20,000!  In the meantime, here is the blogger lineup for the rest of this week’s Flash Foresight Post2Post Virtual Book Tour, including links to Twitter:

Tuesday, March 8:  The Fresh Peel (Chris Wilson)

Wednesday, March 9:  Brand Mix (Martin Bishop)

Thursday, March 10:  Make It Great (Phil Gerbyshak)

Friday, March 11:  Rajesh Setty Blog (Rajesh Setty)

This podcast (23 MB download) is approximately 25 minutes in length.  Please e-mail me if you have any comments, questions and suggestions for future guests.  Please don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, and be sure to join the Principled Innovation Facebook fan page.


Jeff De Cagna

Jeff De Cagna is chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC, and a contrarian thinker on strategy, business models, governing and the future of associations.

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