On this episode of The Innovation Engine we look at why becoming an anticipatory organization just may be the key to long-term business success. We’ll look at why companies like Sony, Dell, BlackBerry, and Blockbuster (all of which were led by talented executives that knew how to be agile and execute strategy) fell behind the competition; how to anticipate and pre-solve problems before your company has them; and how to use Hard Trend certainties to accelerate innovation and drive results.
Joining us for this episode to talk about those topics and more is returning guest Daniel Burrus. Daniel recently published his new book, The Anticipatory Organization, in which he shows that the future is far more certain than we realize – and knowing where to find certainty in an uncertain world provides a big advantage for those who know how and where to look. Using the principles of this unique model of thinking, planning, innovating, and taking action, readers will learn how to pinpoint and act upon the enormous opportunities of tomorrow by identifying a number of factors that help predict future events, and planning accordingly.
Over the past thirty years, Daniel has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world. He has delivered over 2800 keynote speeches worldwide, and he’s a strategic adviser to executives from Fortune 500 companies helping them to develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact. Daniel is now the author of seven books, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Flash Foresight, as well as the international bestseller Technotrends.
Why do we need to be anticipatory?
Four Principles the Anticipatory Organization Model:
Historically, many organizations have taken a wait and see approach, and often they’ve succeeded. Why can’t organization continue to wait and see?
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