The uncertainty pandemic: You have more control than you think

While our world is in a period of indefinite stasis, people's needs aren't. Now is the time to become positive disruptors, creating the transformations that need to happen to make the world a better place by focusing on significance over success and by being of service to others. In this session with Daniel Burrus, leading tech forecaster and CEO of Burrus Research, you'll learn to shift your perspective and use the power of certainty as you communicate to teams, employees and customers. When the pandemic is over, and it will be, what will you and your organization be remembered for?


Daniel Burrus is the author of seven books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Flash Foresight, and his latest book, The Anticipatory Organization, is an Amazon No. 1 bestseller. To learn more about Daniel or to get in touch, visit burrus.com.

This Big Think LIVE session is moderated by Big Think co-founder and president, Peter Hopkins.

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