Summary of Flash Foresight

How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible

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You can learn to see the future.


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If you’re like most people, you’re trying to deal with the changes life throws at you every day, and you could use some help planning for the future. Technology forecaster and strategic adviser Daniel Burrus, writing with business author John David Mann, shows you how to see invisible opportunities and solve seemingly impossible problems by developing your ability to generate “flashes of foresight.” He demonstrates how to turn rapid change into advantage by using strategic foresight and certainty. As the subtitle says, Burrus believes you can learn to look where no one else is looking to “see the invisible and do the impossible.” getAbstract recommends their enthusiasm and vision to innovators, leaders and to anyone planning ahead.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to create “flashes of foresight,”
  • What seven principles make invisible opportunities and solutions visible, and
  • How to use these principles to create a better future.


“Flash Foresight”
Developing your ability to have “flashes of foresight” will allow you to see the future accurately. With practice and the methodical application of specific techniques, you can learn to see what’s coming and solve problems before they happen. You can assess market changes...
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About the Authors

Technology forecaster, strategic adviser and entrepreneur Daniel Burrus is the author of Technotrends. Business writer John David Mann is the co-author of The Go-Giver.

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