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Daniel Burrus World Leading Futurist on Global Trends and Disruptive Innovation

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  • The Cybersecurity of Banking and Finance

    If healthcare data and a patient's trust is as sensitive as research shows, then it's no surprise that the banking and financial industry is in serious need for anticipatory cybersecurity and digital data protection.

  • Positive Disruption using Hard Trends and Soft Trends

    Strategies based on uncertainty come with high levels of risk, but strategies based on certainty dramatically reduce risk and produce superior results. This is the difference between Soft Trends and Hard Trends.

  • Anticipating Technology Disruption

    Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to speak with leading global futurist and best-selling author Daniel Burrus, who recently released his seventh book “The Anticipatory Organization: Turn Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage.” Burrus outlined the biggest technology trends set to disrupt the convenience store industry.

  • Use Anticipation to Turn Disruption Into Opportunity

    For the longest time, cable television was a miraculous technology that not everybody had in their homes, mostly because not everybody could afford it. Now, not everyone has it in their homes because YouTube TV, Sling TV, and other new, emerging technologies have disrupted the broadcast industry. So why didn't Spectrum think of it first? Why did they become the disrupted and not the disruptor?

  • Smart Construction: How AI and Machine Learning Will Change the Construction Industry

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is when a computer mimics specific attributes of human cognitive function, while machine learning gives the computer the ability to learn from data, as opposed to being specifically programmed by a human. Here are ten ways that AI and machine learning will transform the construction and engineering industries into what we'll call “smart construction.” 1. Cost Overrun Prevention and Improvement 2. Generative Design for Better Design 3. Risk Mitigation, etc.

  • 3 Steps to Build a Strong Team

    An old cliché has it that there is no “I” in team. Like many well-worn phrases, that one holds a certain amount of truth—and not just in the literal spelling. In effect, a strong team emphasizes the group, not just one individual. The thinking is, when the team advances as a whole, so, too, does everyone within it.

  • BOSS Magazine: Exclusive

    What would you do if you could accurately predict your future? The movies will tell you it’s better not to mettle with your future, but it’s an entirely different situation when it comes to business.

  • Innovation: Who Owns it at Your Organization?

    1. First is autonomy. 2. Next, is collaboration.3. And third, reward the behavior you wish to see.

  • Transform Your Customer Relationship

    For many, an organization’s relationship with its customers used to be largely limited to the point of sale. Thereafter, contact was a good deal more incidental—maybe a bit of anecdotal feedback or a response to a satisfaction survey, but that was usually it.

  • Accelerate Growth Using Hard Trends

    Companies and organizations often inadvertently stunt their own success by making certain assumptions when it comes to growth. For example, let’s say your company has been growing by 8% a year for the past 10 years. It would be easy to assume that you will grow 8% next year. I find this sort of assumption about growth all too often. Or you might increase your growth target incrementally each year, once again making an assumption about growth—in this case that incremental growth is all your organization is capable of.