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January 25, 2011
6:30pm - 8:30pm PST
(UTC -8hrs)
Mountain View, California
United States

Using Flash Foresight To Drive Innovation and Growth

What if you could have the foresight to see invisible opportunities before anyone else including your competition? What if you could skip your biggest problems and more forward quickly? What if you were certain enough about the future to re-invent and re-position your business now, before it’s too late?

Sound Impossible? It isn’t! Daniel Burrus has been helping Fortune 500 executives from companies such as GE, American Express, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, Honda, ExxonMobil, and IBM to see invisible opportunities and solve seemingly impossible problems. In this highly insightful presentation, Daniel will share the key principles he uses to turn the impossible into the possible.

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and strategists, and is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients better understand how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities.

Over the past quarter century, he 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 is a strategic advisor to executives from many Fortune 500 companies, helping them to develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies. His client list includes companies such as Microsoft, GE, American Express, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, Honda, ExxonMobil, and IBM.

He is the author of six books, including his international best seller Technotrends, and his new book, Flash Foresight: How To See the Invisible and Do the Impossible, which will be the lead business book published by HarperCollins in January 2011.
He has been the featured subject of a PBS television special and has appeared on programs such as CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune, and Forbes. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the nation.
He is a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded and managed six businesses, three of which were national leaders in the United States in the first year.

“I love this book! It's as much fun to read as it is inspiring to learn from. Buy it, read it, and put it to use--in a flash!”— Alan M. Webber, Co-founder, Fast Company magazine
“Full of provocative insights and powerful strategies from a veteran entrepreneur. The ‘Take Your Biggest Problem – and Skip It’ chapter alone is worth the price of admission.” — Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes and CEO of Forbes Inc.

“With the increasing pressure to innovate and gain competitive advantages, leaders from start-ups to multi-national organizations will find deep insights from the seven principles of Flash Foresight. It will change the way you think about your current obstacles and open your mind to limitless opportunities.” — Terry Jones, Founder Travelocity, Chairman

“Flash Foresight is a revolutionary book that offers the insights and strategies leaders will need to profit from the transformational times ahead.”— Marshall Goldsmith, author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
“What if you could predict the future? Reinvent the way you solve problems? Skip over an obstacle and get right to the finish line? Read Flash Foresight and let Daniel Burrus show you how. The possibilities are infinite. This book doesn’t just think outside the box—it’s nowhere near the box.” — Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level

“Flash Foresight is all about accelerating business and personal growth, showing you how to see major hidden opportunities, skip over the most difficult problems, and using the power of certainty to transform your business and your life. I highly recommend it!” — Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles and of the best selling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series

“Superbly written and thoroughly researched, Flash Foresight equips the reader with seven valuable principles that provide uniquely effective strategies to grow personally as well as professionally.”— Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me

Samovar Conference Hall
1077 Independence Avenue
Mountain View, California, 94043
United States
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