Thriving on Overload Book

Packed with clear guidance, engaging stories, useful exercises, and handy resources to help readers develop the five powers for success in a world of overwhelm

Learn how to thrive in a world of information overload

When keeping up with massive amounts of information is part of your job and daily life, how do you transform a feeling of overwhelm to a sense of abundance and empowerment?

Discover practical insights and strategies to build a positive relationship with information and excel at work and all your ventures.

In Thriving on Overload, Ross Dawson provides simple actionable techniques for staying ahead in an accelerating world. It’s all about choosing to thrive on overload—rather than being overwhelmed by it. He draws on his work as a leading futurist and 25 years of research into the practices that transform a surplus of information into compelling value.

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

Nir Eyal

Bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable

“If you read only one business book this year, make it Thriving on Overload.”

Nick Abrahams

Global Co-leader, Digital Transformation Practice, Norton Rose Fulbright

“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 bestselling author of Everybody Rules The World and Disrupting Digital Business

“A roadmap not only for the present, but into the future.”

Brett King

Author of Augmented and The Rise of Technosocialism

“A must read for leaders of today and tomorrow.”

Mark Bonchek

Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking

“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

“Ross’s book is an amazing compendium that can help even the most organised and fastidious person to improve their thinking and processes.”

Justin Baird

Chief Technology Officer APAC, Microsoft

“Ross Dawson’s Thriving on Overload will teach you how to maximize ROI on the scarcest resource in the universe: your attention.”

Robert Tercek

Author of Vaporized and co-founder of The Futurists

“Staying ‘digitally well’ is crucial for future success – read this book!”

Gerd Leonhard

Futurist, Keynote Speaker, and Author, Technology vs. Humanity

Develop the 5 powers that together enable extraordinary performance:

PURPOSE: understanding why you engage with information enables a healthier relationship that generates success and balance in your life.

FRAMING: creating frameworks that connect information into meaningful patterns builds deep knowledge, insight, and world-class expertise.

FILTERING: discerning what information serves us, using an intelligent portfolio of information sources, helps surface valuable signals above the pervasive noise.

ATTENTION: allocating your awareness with intent, including laser-like focus and serendipitous discovery, maximizes productivity and outcomes.

SYNTHESIS: expanding our unique capacity to integrate a universe of ideas yields powerful insight, the ability to see opportunities first, and better decisions.

Learn from some of the world’s most inspiring information masters.

Ross Dawson

Futurist, keynote speaker, author and host of Thriving on Overload.

Discover his blog, other books, frameworks, futurist resources and more.