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?”
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.
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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Joyce Gioia on identifying trends, scanning processes, stakeholder experience, and adopting personas for communicating (Ep22)
"In order to write, I scan over 80 or more newsletters and magazines. If I get a newsletter and there isn't something in there that I've used in a while then I'll just unsubscribe from that one and look for another one that might be better." – Joyce GioiaAbout Joyce...
Stephen Poor on discerning relevance, distilling facts, thriving for lawyers and legal students, and consciously seeing connections (Ep21)
"It's about not getting so constrained by the channel of information and see it as a sole purpose, but being able to see the connection points to other things that are relevant to you." – Stephen PoorAbout Stephen PoorStephen is Chair Emeritus of leading employment...
Abhijit Bhaduri on divergence and convergence, the power of sketchnotes, multidisciplinary sensemaking, and skill portfolios (Ep20)
"You could spend all your life just drinking from that firehose and not making sense of it, or you can say, Okay, enough, let me try and structure this. That's really the magic." – Abhijit BhaduriAbout Abhijit BhaduriAbhijit is an author, blogger, podcaster, keynote...
“A how-to for turning a surplus of information into expertise, insight, and better decisions.”
Bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable
“If you read only one business book this year, make it Thriving on Overload.”
Global Co-leader, Digital Transformation Practice, Norton Rose Fulbright
“A must read for leaders of today and tomorrow.”
Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking
“If you’ve ever wondered where to start to prioritize your life, you must buy this book!”
CEO, The Herman Group of Companies and Author, Experience Rules
“A timely and important book for managers and executives looking to make sense of the ever-increasing information deluge.”
Sangeet Paul Choudary
Founder, Platformation Labs and Author, Platform Revolution
“This must-read book shares the pragmatic secrets of how to overcome being overwhelmed and how to turn information into an unfair advantage.”
R "Ray" Wang
CEO, Constellation Research and author, Everybody Wants to Rule the World
“An amazing compendium that can help even the most organised and fastidious person to improve their thinking and processes.”
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