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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.

Stephen Poor on discerning relevance, distilling facts, thriving for lawyers and legal students, and consciously seeing connections (Ep21)

Stephen Poor on discerning relevance, distilling facts, thriving for lawyers and legal students, and consciously seeing connections (Ep21)

Stephen Poor is Chair Emeritus of leading employment law firm Seyfarth & Shaw, which has 900 lawyers across 17 offices and multiple continents. He led the firm as Chairman for 15 years, introducing a range of industry-leading innovations, and he now focuses on the firm’s client-facing technology strategy which includes robotics, AI, and cognitive computing.

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Christopher Mims on seeing what’s next, filtering tools, valuable conversations, and tapping expertise (Ep17)

Christopher Mims on seeing what’s next, filtering tools, valuable conversations, and tapping expertise (Ep17)

Christopher Mims is a technology columnist at Wall Street Journal. Before joining the Journal in 2014 he worked as a science and technology journalist and editor for a variety of august publications including Quartz, Technology Review, Wired, and Scientific American. He is the author of Arriving Today, which unveils the fascinating story of how products arrive at to our doors through the global supply chain.

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Michell Zappa on how technology evolves, scouting what’s emerging, assessing technologies, and designing useful future infographics (Ep16)

Michell Zappa on how technology evolves, scouting what’s emerging, assessing technologies, and designing useful future infographics (Ep16)

Michell Zappa is a technology futurist, information designer and founder of Envisioning, a technology foresight institute. His work aims to illustrate the implications of accelerating change and facilitate a higher level of awareness about our relationship to technology. He is a Singularity University expert in Emerging Technology & Human Behavior and is responsible for the technology thinking module at THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam.

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Gary Swart on achieving balance, prioritization factors, filtering by relationships, and using frameworks (Ep15)

Gary Swart on achieving balance, prioritization factors, filtering by relationships, and using frameworks (Ep15)

Gary Swart, General Partner of leading venture capital firm Polaris Partners, focusing on investing in technology and healthcare companies. Prior to joining Polaris he was CEO of oDesk, now Upwork, the world’s largest online work marketplace. He regularly appears in major media such as CNBC, NPR, Fox, and Washington Post to discuss marketplaces, the freelance economy, and the future of work.

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Marshall Kirkpatrick on source selection, connecting ideas, diverse thinking, and enabling serendipity (Ep14)

Marshall Kirkpatrick on source selection, connecting ideas, diverse thinking, and enabling serendipity (Ep14)

Marshall Kirkpatrick was the first writer hired by the TechCrunch and helped drive its early growth through the quality of his work, then moved to become Co-Editor of ReadWriteWeb, then one of the defining publications on the Internet economy. He left to found Little Bird, which uses network analysis to discover top influencers, experts, and insights. Little Bird was acquired in 2016. Marshall continues his work to improve the information ecosystem and develop better information systems.

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Annalie Killian on serendipitous learning, the network as filter, finding voices at the edge, and value from deep connections (Ep13)

Annalie Killian on serendipitous learning, the network as filter, finding voices at the edge, and value from deep connections (Ep13)

Annalie Killian’s mission in life is to catalyze the magic of human ingenuity to make the world, and especially corporate life, a better place. She is currently VP of Strategy and Partnerships for Omnicom’s leading cultural intelligence agency Sparks & Honey, the founder of AMPlify innovation festival at the financial services giant AMP, and a Fellow of Aspen Institute’s First Movers program.

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R “Ray” Wang on constant curation, learning from private networks, finding temporal patterns, and seeing the impact of trends (Ep11)

R “Ray” Wang on constant curation, learning from private networks, finding temporal patterns, and seeing the impact of trends (Ep11)

R “Ray” Wang is the founder and chairman of the highly regarded tech analyst firm Constellation Research. He is the author of Disrupting Digital Business and most recently Everybody Wants To Rule The World on the future of business. Since 2003, Ray has delivered thousands of live and virtual keynotes at almost every major tech conference, including Salesforce’s Dreamforce, Adobe Summit, IBM, Mobile World Congress, CES, TedX, and sessions at Davos for various clients.

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

Nir Eyal

Bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable

Thriving on Overload offers the five best ways to manage our information-drenched world. 

Fast Company

11 of the best technology books for summer 2022

“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

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

Mark Bonchek

Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking

“If you’ve ever wondered where to start to prioritize your life, you must buy this book!”

Joyce Gioia

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.”

Justin Baird

Chief Technology Office, APAC, Microsoft

Ross Dawson

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

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

rossdawson.com