How does a convenience store executive facing a dramatic drop in walk-in customers during the pandemic, grow revenue by shifting to a necessity store? By expanding their offering of hot food and medical supplies and partnering with Lyft and Uber drivers to deliver those items to customer homes. The Answer is Anticipation, which is the ability to identify new actionable opportunities by foreseeing growing problems, disruptions, and customer needs.
Whether you’re wanting to grow during the pandemic, elevate your team’s performance while working remotely, or looking for the latest game-changing opportunities, Daniel Burrus has a consulting package to meet the needs of your organization.
As a strategic advisor, Daniel Burrus’ primary goals are to identify major opportunities that can either dramatically reduce costs or generate new income streams, in the shortest possible time.
For over 30 years, Daniel Burrus has been a strategic advisor to the highest levels of both business and government leaders worldwide, helping them to identify disruptions before they disrupt, problems before they happen, and game changing opportunities before the competition.
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Planning becomes highly focused, strategic and actionable when you identify the Hard Trends and Soft Trends.
Move beyond agility. Become a positive disruptor by creating the disruptions that need to happen.
Elevate culture to increasing relevance based on the Hard Trends certainties & related opportunities that are shaping the future.
Accurately anticipate future disruptions and game-changing opportunities with proven strategies and methodologies.
Objective: The objective of the day was to create a new relationship with Kellogg’s and Yahoo! that would yield an overwhelming competitive advantage for Kellogg’s by:
Results: Kellogg’s won a Cannes International Ad Award with an idea that came directly from the game.
The impact of the day over-delivered against the objectives. A new language and mindset has emerged that all organizations involved (Leo Burnett, Kellogg, Starcom and Yahoo!) are better able to leverage. Dan Burrus did a masterful job at preparing and leading the organizations (Yahoo!, Leo Burnett, and Kellogg’s). In one day we have jumped forward 3 years.
Objective: To forge a new culture within the Air Force to adapt innovative behavior to solve complex problems, ensure this organization brings operational value to the Air Force and do it at the speed of need within a byzantine corporate process.
Results: Lt General William Bender CIO of the Air Force brought Daniel Burrus in for three half-day strategy sessions with top leaders resulting in an improved way to plan and drive innovation. After several additional strategy sessions with the CIO and head of cybersecurity for the DoD, and implementation of the Anticipatory Organization Learning System, the DoD created a new Future’s Group using the Hard Trend Methodology.
The opportunity to meet with you was critical as we search for new and innovative ways to meet our mission requirements. Your insights into the use of global hard trends to anticipate future disruptions, problems, and opportunities as well as the Anticipatory Organization Learning System provides a solid framework for how current and future leaders can learn to be better at identifying opportunities and shape decisions in a dynamic environment.
Objectives: Help Set HORNE’S strategic future direction.
Results: HORNE retained Daniel Burrus for a full-day strategy session. Following that session, The Anticipatory Organization Learning System was implemented for their top leaders. Since the initial rollout, HORNE has been implementing the learning system into all of their focus areas which include: construction, financial institutions, franchise, government services, healthcare, private wealth and public & middle market.
The Anticipatory Organization Learning System helps establish a mindset, a common language and eventually a culture of being anticipatory for our clients. By making this anticipatory skillset a core strength of our teams, it brings creative and new ideas that make us more valuable to our clients and it creates a game changer for our firm.
Objective: Understand the new world of digital marketing and define a new marketing strategy that will provide competitive advantage.
Results: Made a 1.3 billion dollar acquisition based on an idea from the game that provided a major sales increase. Implemented new digital marketing strategy with partner Yahoo! That resulted in increased sales and profits in the first year.
The Marketing Advantage day put us on a path of transformational change. Overnight, we have a clear line of sight to win in many more categories. The opportunities for us have tripled!
Results: Greenheck retained Daniel Burrus as a speaker for their National Sales Meeting. They brought him back again for a half-day strategy session with all global leaders. Following that session, The Anticipatory Organization Learning System (AO) was implemented for their top 200 leaders.
The strategy day with Burrus and AO Learning System has allowed us to efficiently and cost effectively train our top leaders and as a result, we have significantly elevated our company’s strategic plans. We have also accelerated our investments in specific technologies and new products, which has given us a significant new competitive advantage.
Objective: Expose and teach Daniel Burrus’ concepts to all SSAI leaders; Conduct hands- on sessions applying anticipatory techniques to challenges/innovations relevant to SSAI and its customers.
Results: SSAI retained Daniel Burrus for a full-day strategy session with their C-Suite leaders and direct reports. Following that session, The Anticipatory Organization Learning System was implemented for their top leaders nationwide.
The Anticipatory Organization learning system provided a solid framework for transforming an organization from being reactive to anticipatory. Learning how to anticipate disruptions and new opportunities is extremely important to us now and in the years ahead.
Mr. Burrus has led the way in helping clients to see the future first based on his proprietary methodology of separating Hard Trends, trends that will happen, from Soft Trends, trends that might happen, that has generated a 30 year track record of accurate predictions, best selling books, and proven results.
Burrus ignites breakthrough innovations based on his Hard Trend methodology combined with the creative application of leading-edge technology. As a strategic advisor, his primary goals are to identify major opportunities that can either dramatically reduce costs or generate new income streams, in the shortest possible time.
Thanks to Burrus’ proven methodologies, he is a master at helping clients identify solutions to complex problems, and see invisible opportunities. Clients who have benefitted from our strategic advisory services include Microsoft, GE, American Express, Google, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte, Honda, ExxonMobil, IBM, and more.