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.
Cindy Otis on the disinformation landscape, analyzing content, identifying trustworthy sources, and information communities (Ep34)
Cindy Otis is an author, disinformation expert, and former CIA officer. She is the author of books including True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News. Cindy is a frequent media commentator on the Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, NPR, and CNN.
Dion Hinchcliffe on the architecture of ideas, creating visual frameworks, object-oriented thinking, and the potential of generative AI (Ep33)
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized business strategist, enterprise architect, transformation consultant, futurist, analyst and in-demand keynote speaker. He is currently VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research where he heads up research and global client advisory into CIO issues, the future of work, and emerging technology in the enterprise.
Pia Lauritzen on the possibilities of questions, collective curiosity, diverse question cultures, and making room for exploration (Ep32)
Pia Lauritzen is the co-founder and chief scientific officer at Qvest, a technology company that unleashes the power of questions in companies and communities. She is the author of the book Questions and a regular contributor to strategy+business magazine.
Remi Kalir on social annotation, self curation, the connective tissue of ideas, annotation tools, and nuance for synthesis (Ep31)
Remi is Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Colorado Denver, and a leading scholar of annotation. He is co-author of the book Annotation, published by MIT Press, and many journal articles on the subject. Remi is also Scholar in Residence at Hypothesis and the co-founder of Marginal Syllabus.
Rohit Krishnan on looking for surprise, passionate curiosity, dynamic loops, and creating your worldview (Ep30)
Rohit is Investment Director at leading global venture capital firm Unbound, focusing on software and fintech. He was previously VP at Eight Roads Ventures and was leader of McKinsey’s growth tech practice. He is author of the Strange Loop Canon on Substack.
Sam McRoberts on connecting the dots, being humbly curious, introducing randomness, and thought experiments (Ep29)
Sam is the CEO of global SEO agency VUDU Marketing, and the bestselling author of Screw the Zoo. He is the co-host of The Entrepreneur Cast podcast and frequently appears in media such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Insider and many others.
Derek Laney on transcending emotional overload, openness for serendipity, balancing focus and discovery, and using threads well (Ep28)
Derek Laney is Technology Evangelist for the Future of Work at collaboration platform Slack, having previously held a range of senior roles at Slack’s parent company Salesforce.
Berit Anderson on mapping influencers, noticing breaks in patterns, ignoring headlines, and information warfare (Ep27)
Berit is COO of Strategic News Service and director of programs for the Future in Review conferences. She co-founded and was CEO of Scout.ai, a media company exploring the future of technology. Her work on information warfare has been widely featured in major media such as New Yorker and TechCrunch and she is a frequent international keynote speaker.
Julie Rasmussen on her 7 S’s system, using Slack for note-taking, identifying systemic issues, and finding white spaces (Ep25)
Julie is a highly experienced corporate executive and entrepreneur, taking senior leadership and board roles in a range of industries and several countries for major organizations including Mary Kay, CVSL and EnXray. She is now the founder and CEO of She Banks, a fintech startup whose mission is to increase financial security for women.
Paul X. McCarthy on networks to find experts, identifying authorities, computational social science, and latent knowledge (Ep24)
Paul is CEO of data science and research startup League of Scholars, which works with a wide range of organizations including Nature and News Corporation, and the cofounder of a number of other ventures, He is an Adjunct Professor at U of NSW and Honorary Research Fellow at Western Sydney University, and the author of Online Gravity, a successful book on how technology is rebooting economics.
Nick Abrahams on purpose and prioritisation, talking for mutual value, deliberate sharing and engagement, and telling stories for understanding (Ep23)
Nick Abrahams is a leading lawyer, futurist, and keynote speaker. He is the Global Co-leader of the Digital Transformation Practice at Norton Rose Fulbright advising major organisations on technology M&A, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and digital transformation.
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Global Co-leader, Digital Transformation Practice, Norton Rose Fulbright
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Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking
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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
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