Forget Lean and Agile – It’s Time to be Anticipatory, by Daniel Burrus

Tomorrow Requires a New Skill Set

Remember when Dick Tracy used to wear that futuristic watch in the comic strips, like the ones everyone can wear today?  Or when cell phones and tiny TVs were only in the mind of science fiction writers?  Now society wants it all to be real, but writers are still leading the way with imaginary gadgets that will be real tomorrow.  Daniel Burrus, considered one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and innovation experts, writes about that in this article found at https://w/  The lead-in:

“We are all good at reacting and responding, putting out fires, and crisis management. In addition, organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile, and how to best execute a strategy at a high level.

“However, despite these skills, General Motors still declared bankruptcy, Blockbuster closed its last store, and Blackberry quickly moved from leading to bleeding. And let’s not forget Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Dell, and a host of other companies who failed to thrive despite its leaders and workers being constantly busy.

“To thrive in this new age of hyper-change and growing uncertainty, it is now an imperative to learn a new competency—how to accurately anticipate the future.”

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