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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Haseltine Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Eric Haseltine has applied discoveries about the human brain to his work in fields as diverse as aerospace, entertainment, and national defense. And all too often he has come up against short-term thinking that focuses on putting out fires instead of long-term thinking that can create explosive opportunities and open up new markets.

Our brains have let the tyranny of the urgent stifle the pursuit of the important for too long, Haseltine says. It’s time to find a way to work around our hard-wired short-term orientation in order to light that long fuse. And in Long Fuse, Big Bang, he shows how to do just that. From learning how to see through blind spots to looking to the future for revolutionary ideas, long-term thinking is the key to success—and survival—in an era of accelerating change.

The essence of Long Fuse thinking is to imagine where the arc of history is going, then figure out how to take short-term steps in that direction. Long Fuse, Big Bang shows listeners how to apply enduring strategies in a quick-fix world, to translate long-term Big Bang opportunities into short-term projects that are in harmony, not in conflict, with our “got to have it now” nature.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie | 10/5/2013

    " Eric Haseltine serves on my company's board of advisors, so I thought that I better check out his work. I'm not much of a self-help reader--but this book was enjoyable and easy to read. I liked reading about his experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denise | 2/14/2013

    " A genius approach to business and life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel Winchester | 1/20/2013

    " My clients are profiled in this (random trivia) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jonathan Guerrera | 1/19/2013

    " Meh. Some decent insights on how our brains approach challenges, and our bias towards instant gratification. Way too much of the book is dedicated to the author's accomplishments -- I had this on audiobook so I couldn't skim past those parts. "

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About the Author

Eric Haseltine is the president and managing partner of Haseltine Partners LLC. He has held the position of director of research at National Security Agency as well as associate director for science and technology and director of national intelligence. In 2001 Haseltine was the executive vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering and director of engineering for Hughes Aircraft. He has fifteen patents in optics, special effects, and electronic media, and he authored more than 100 publications. Haseltine received his BA in economics and psychology from UC Berkley and his PhD in physiological psychology from Indiana University. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.