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Daniel Burrus

The Power of Certainty

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Uncertainty is present in every facet of life, and how we process and deal with it determines how successful we are. Whether in business or your personal life, any strategy based on uncertainty is inherently high-risk -- and that risk decreases as certainty forms.

What Makes a Good Leader Today -- And Tomorrow?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Of course, your ability to lead is directly tied to your ability to inspire confidence. And to earn the confidence of your people in a world of technology-driven transformational change, you need to learn how to identify the driving forces that are shaping the future.

Teach a Man to Fish: Training vs. Education

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Large organizations have training departments that are usually positioned under the HR department, but is training all that's needed? What do you do with your new hires? Are you training them or educating them? Before you answer, are you sure that you know the difference between the two?

Who's Afraid of Big Bad Data?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

If your high-speed data analytic technology is not capable of separating the good data from the bad before developing refined results -- or if you read the data wrongly or fail to understand how the bad data you've collected has impacted the good data -- you might end up with an incorrect assessment of your customer, and in the end, damage your bottom line.

Transformational Planning

Daniel Burrus | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

I know what you are thinking: Apple is big and has plenty of cash; we are small and there is never enough cash; we can't do transformational thinking and planning. You are wrong!

The Coming Workforce Crisis

Daniel Burrus | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The demand for trained tradesman as well as people with degrees in science, technology engineering and math (STEM)  is about to skyrocket; and at the same time, the supply is going to plummet. Be forewarned, and begin preparing now.

Anticipating Digital Disruption

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

In order to thrive in this time of exponential change and rapid digital disruption, it is imperative to actively scan far outside of your industry looking for new ways to disrupt yourself, before others do it for you.

Leadership 'Strengths' That Are Actually Weaknesses

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

I want to get you thinking about them and then see you share your own ideas at the end of this article. But let's start by separating the facts from the fiction. Don't conflate the idea of being a strong leader with the strategies that actually make your company strong.

Everyday Innovation Can Produce Big Results

Daniel Burrus | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

In truth, the type of innovation that we need most is not the big innovation that happens in dramatic bursts every now and then. What we need most is everyday innovation.

25 Game-Changing Hard Trends That Will Create Disruption and Opportunity

Daniel Burrus | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

No matter what industry you're in, your company can't survive without technology. From smart phones and tablets to mobile apps and cloud-based technology, there's a plethora of technological advancements not only to keep track of, but also to profit from.

Millennials: Underuse Them at Your Peril

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The bottom line is that not all 20-somethings are self-entitled, job jumpers who expect the world to be handed to them. In order to break those stereotypes, companies must start seeing the leadership potential of people at every level in their organizations, regardless of age or tenure.

Adaptive Ads Get Personal

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

If you are not already designing and providing the solutions to the problems and demands of the next week and next year, you are behind the curve when you cannot afford to be behind.

What Can Watson Do for Your Company?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

It's important to understand that there is a science and an art to every profession. Soon, Watson will know the science better than a human. Humans will need to focus on the art of their profession -- the creative elements only they can provide.

Grow Connectivity for the Developing World

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

As the whole world gets online, a vast realm of economic opportunity opens up for those new citizens of the Internet and for you. Get busy deciding now how you're going to participate in this Hard Trend and profit from it so that you're not slayed by it.

3 Essential Secrets to Retaining Your Best Employees

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

When it comes to creating an amazing team, you can count on the fact that employee retention will be a challenge. Everyone wants to hire the best. How can you ensure that you'll retain your most valuable employees amid all the changes occurring within and outside of your organization?

Why Martin Luther King, Jr. Did NOT Say, "I Have a Plan"

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Instead, he shared a dream that provided a vision of equality and hope for a struggling nation. His dream was not to get elected and not to become rich; it was a dream that was to and for everyone.

The New World of Cutthroat Apps

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

There's a new crop of apps intensifying competition among brick-and-mortar retailers by giving consumers a faster means of comparison and more advanced personalization. What this means is that businesses have to deal with the linear change of ever-increasing consumer options.

3 Potent Secrets to Innovation

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

I have always maintained that seeing the future is less a matter of imagination, and more one of observation. Being able to gain powerful insights int...

Big Data: Do You Have a Plan?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Big data analytics is changing every industry. It's a hard trend, and it's spread is inevitable - the question is: how are you succeeding or failing a...

Using Blue Tech to Save Our Water

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Successful innovators are the people who see a demand before it arises and develop the technology required to meet it. Certain demands may seem to ari...

The Internet of Things Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes -- Part 2

Daniel Burrus | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not merely about creating savings within current industry models. It's about upending old models entirely, creating new services and new products.

The Internet of Things Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes -- Part 1

Daniel Burrus | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Cloud-based applications are the key to using leveraged data. The Internet of Things doesn't function without cloud-based applications to interpret and transmit the data coming from all these sensors. The cloud is what enables the apps to go to work for you anytime, anywhere.

Use Creativity to Breathe New Life into Your Products, Services, and Organization

Daniel Burrus | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Many of us work in organizations that have been around for many decades. For example, IBM--a popular employer--is over 100 years old. Older organizat...

Apple Pay Will Change How You Purchase!

Daniel Burrus | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

What is so different about Apple Pay that will launch mobile payments?

Why Ello? Why Now?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Ello has a manifesto that expands upon that idea a bit more. It says: "Your social network is owned by advertisers. Every post you share, every friend you make, and every link you follow is tracked, recorded, and converted into data.