About Thriving on Overload

The mission of the author, book, and podcast to help people build success and happiness in a world defined by exponentially increasing information

Helping you thrive in a world of overload

Futurist and author Ross Dawson has focused for over 25 years on the challenge and opportunity of how to thrive on unlimited information. The initial offering of his first company Advanced Human Technologies was helping financial market leaders and company directors develop their information capabilities. He shared early insights in his prescient 1997 article Information Overload: Problem or Opportunity?

For over two decades Ross has applied and consistently refined his frameworks for enhancing information capabilities. As a leading futurist, keynote speaker and advisor he has travelled around the globe helping business and government leaders envisage and create positive futures for an immense array of industries and issues. The question he is most frequently asked is: “how on earth do you keep on top of the pace of change?”

These insights are finally being shared in the book Thriving on Overload: The 5 Powers for Success in a World of Exponential Information, to be published by McGraw-Hill.

To provide as much value as possible, every interview done for the book is available as a podcast series. The podcast has been extended to include even more conversations with the world’s very best at dealing with a deluge of information – investors and venture capitalists, leading entrepreneurs and executives, authors, publishers, analysts and more – to learn the techniques, frameworks, and routines that let them transform an ocean of information into insight, value, and the ability to shape a better future.

We have started and will continue to add useful resources to this website to help you thrive, including downloads, tools, insights, and news, with additional projects planned for the near future.

Ross believes that we have a choice on whether we thrive or are overwhelmed by today’s extraordinary deluge of information. We hope you find the book and many other resources here useful on your journey. Please keep in touch as we add useful resources by signing up for our newsletter below or following us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

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“A how-to for turning a surplus of information into expertise, insight, and better decisions.”

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