Author of Long Fuse, Big Bang: Achieving Long-Term Success Through Daily Victories. Former ‘CTO’ for the U.S. intelligence community; former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering.
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Innovation. Throughout his career, Eric C. Haseltine has been helping organizations harvest the future by developing far-sighted technological solutions that deliver near-term value.
He is an expert on managing innovation processes, with deep experience in several industries. He’s done this in the defense and entertainment industries—for Hughes Aircraft, designing virtual reality technology for flight simulation, then Disney Imagineering as head of R&D; and ultimately, for the U. S. intelligence community as the Director of National Intelligence’s ‘CTO’.
Credentials. Eric Haseltine is President and Managing Partner, Haseltine Partners LLC. He was Director of Research at NSA and then Associate Director for Science and Technology for the Director of National Intelligence—essentially CTO for the entire U.S. intelligence community.
Before entering government service in 2001, Eric was Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering, in charge of all R&D for Walt Disney Company, and director of engineering for Hughes Aircraft.
Eric has 15 patents in optics, special effects and electronic media, and more than 100 publications in science and technical journals, the web, and Discover Magazine.
Long Fuse, Big Bang: Achieving Long-Term Success Through Daily Victories
In his new book, Long Fuse, Big Bang, Dr. Haseltine discusses how to create long term success, while improving—as opposed to sacrificing—near term performance. He draws on his training as a brain scientist and over thirty years experience as a senior executive in industry and government to explain how our brain’s fool us in to believing that we must sacrifice tomorrow in order to survive today. Through colorful and entertaining case studies, Dr. Haseltine shows how to work with our brain’s craving for instant gratification, instead of fighting this ancient urge.
Eric Haseltine has had a remarkable combination of backgrounds and professional opportunities that enabled him to write this unique and powerful book of breakthrough insights and ideas about how to manage our hardwired brains more effectively.
— John McArthur, Dean Emeritus Harvard Business School
The Future and the User
Eric Haseltine offers a view from the crow’s nest, a vision of what’s on the horizon and over the horizon, from two perspectives: navigation—where we need to be going; and steering—how do we get there?
Most technology futurists focus on the technology, the bitware—software, hardware, firmware, any kind of ware that isn’t neurons. But it’s the wetware—the neurons—that really matter. Technology is constantly changing, but human nature stays pretty much the same. As a neuroscientist and ‘psycho-ecologist,’ Eric extrapolates human nature where it intersects technology in the future. That intersection is where the opportunities and necessities are. Maximizing performance when you get there depends on providing for the human nature of the user.
Eric Haseltine is uniquely qualified to make the crucial connection: predict the technical requirements of the design and marry it to the needs of the user.
- President and Managing Director, Haseltine Partners LLC
- Former Director of Research, National Security Agency
- Former Associate Director for Science and Technology, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- Former Executive Vice President, Walt Disney Imagineering
- Former director of engineering, Hughes Aircraft