Book Review – Flash Foresight by Daniel Burrus (with John David Mann)

Warning for sailors interested only in sailing books. This is not a sailing book but it is definitely worth reading.


Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible

Wow, what a book! While I read this the ideas were poppin!

I read half this on the plane heading to a job interview, and finished the rest last night. It’s pretty amazing stuff. His basic premise is that if you take the things you are certain about you can project from them things about the future. His specialty is technical change.

I’m not EVEN going to try to explain what the book says, but basically, there are 3 major developments driving change.

  • Processor Speed – doubles every 18 months, no end in sight
  • Memory – cheaper all the time
  • Storage – cheaper all the time

These 3 are the biggest drivers to technology change, and they are in a stage of development where they are making what used to be impossible, now possible.

He lays out a framework for applying what you already know for sure and convert it into action steps.

If you want to take some of the guesswork out of your future, and are willing to think about it, then


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