Thriving on Overload Podcast
Ross Dawson speaks with some of the world’s most inspiring ‘information masters’ about their practices and lessons on how to transform unlimited information into insight, foresight, and better decisions.
Puruesh Chaudhary on research processes, information ecosystems, trusting societies, and contextual memes (Ep50)
Puruesh is Founder and President of the NGO AGAHI, co-founder of Media Development Trust, and Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad. The global recognition for her work as a futures researcher and strategic narrative professional includes being named as Global Shaper by World Economic Forum, acting as advisor to the World Futures Society, and being on the planning committee of the Millennium Project.
Stephanie Barnes on radical knowledge management, the power of art, tapping intuition, and building curiosity (Ep49)
Stephanie is founder and chief chaos organiser of Entelechy, a global network that works with organisations to solve problems in creative and innovative ways. She has a background in knowledge management IT and accounting, and is also a successful artist. She now uses art as a catalyst for helping people do things differently, and empowering individuals, teams and organisations to resolve complex business challenges.
Bob Johansen on the officeverse, augmented intelligence, thinking future-back, and people as filters (Ep48)
Bob is Distinguished Fellow and former CEO at the Institute for the Future. He has worked as a professional futurist for nearly 50 years, including in the 1970s exploring the social and organizational implications of ARPANET, which evolved to become what we call the Internet. He is a frequent keynote speaker and the author or co-author of 12 books, including his latest title Office Shock: Creating Better Futures for Working and Living.
Chuck Frey on visual mapping, creative thinking techniques, choosing tools, and sleight of head (Ep47)
Chuck is a PR and online marketing expert who focuses on innovation, creativity, business strategy and visual thinking. He is the founder and publisher of The Mind Mapping Software Blog, and the author of books including Up Your Impact and Creativity Hacks.
Alexandra Samuel on resetting for remote work, Coda evangelism, tool workflows, and combining technology and mindfulness (Ep46)
Alexandra is an authority on remote work and the digital workplace, a speaker and a data journalist. She is the co-author of Remote, Inc: How To Thrive at Work….Wherever You Are and the author of the Work Smarter series of books published by HBR Press.
Phil Morle on synthesis in venture capital, thought hacking, thinking tools, and the infinite game (Ep45)
Phil is partner at major deep tech venture capital firm Main Sequence Ventures, where he focuses on health, food, and environmental companies and leads the Feed 10 Billion People challenge. Prior to Main Sequence, Phil co-founded the first tech incubator in Asia Pacific, Pollenizer, and was the CTO of file-sharing company Kazaa.
Jennifer Sertl on scenarios for sense-making, the power of reflection, sharing feedback loops, and building constellations (Ep44)
Jennifer Sertl is president and founder of the leadership development company Agility3R, director of marketing at Circle Optics, and adjunct professor of Innovation at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the co-author of the book Strategy, Leadership and the Soul.
Ari Popper on storytelling for meaning, structural frameworks, taming complexity, and creative synthesis (Ep43)
Ari is the Founder and CEO of SciFutures, a foresight and innovation firm that works with leading organizations such as Visa, Ford, and NATO to create inspiring and insightful visions of the future to drive innovation and positive change. He is a frequent keynote speaker and his work has been featured in publications such as Fast Company, Wired, and BBC.
Frank Spencer IV on sense-making for complexity, holoptic foresight, digital angels, and colliding trends (Ep42)
Frank Spencer is the founder and Creative Director of Kedge, a global foresight, innovation, and strategic design firm, and co-founder and Lead Instructor of The Futures School, He has worked on strategic foresight projects for companies such as Kraft, Mars, Marriott, and The Walt Disney Company and has spoken about foresight around the globe for the last 20 years.
Eileen Clegg on visual journalism, archetypal languages of shapes, learning visual language, ancient symbols, and shared frameworks (Ep41)
Eileen Clegg has been a long-time pioneer in visual journalism. She is the founder of Visual Insight, and is now also the CEO of vTapestry, which automates the creation of visual summaries of online meetings. She is the author of seven books including Claiming Your Creative Self and Creating a Learning Culture.
Greg Satell on writing daily, building your own ideas, seeking different perspectives, and conceptual models (Ep40)
Greg Satell is a transformation and change expert, international keynote speaker, and bestselling author, most recently of Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change. He is also a lecturer at The Wharton School; his work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Barron’s, Forbes, Inc., Fast Company.
Jim Marous on defining yourself, ahas from unstructured dialogue, mutually beneficial learning, and the excitement of what you don’t know (Ep39)
Jim Marous is the publisher of the Digital Banking Report, co-publisher of The Financial Brand and host of the Banking Transformed Podcast. He has been named as one of the most influential people in banking, a sought-after keynote speaker, and is regularly featured in leading media such as CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Financial Times, and The Economist.
“A how-to for turning a surplus of information into expertise, insight, and better decisions.”
Bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable
“Thriving on Overload offers the five best ways to manage our information-drenched world. ”
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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.”
Chief Technology Office, APAC, Microsoft
Futurist, keynote speaker, author and host of Thriving on Overload.
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