Sunday, 4 November 2012

Flash Foresight

We all have it from time to time. That out of the blue insight about a future event or where a new idea is going or how something significant might pan out.

In fact, this is an important part of both an innovator's and futurist's role.

I think In my job, it is the hardest thing to do on a consistent and reliable basis. 

The times I have half-seen the way thing are going to go, but did not connect the actual end-result until the blinding flash of the obvious hit me (although in my defence much of the time I do; but do not have the time or resource to carry the insight on).

Daniel Burrus's book gives good advice on how to get to those Flash Insights and take them on into a reality context. I strongly recommend it!