Archive for October, 2013
Guest post by Chris Heuer, CEO, Alynd (@chrisheuer)
When I heard Marc Benioff was giving up on pursuit of “Social Enterprise” as the focus of Salesforce’s marketing, I remarked to my Deloitte colleagues that “Social Business has won the day.” I felt vindicated after being an early proponent advocating for organizations to become Social Businesses, believing that IBM’s marketing might would be the catalyst to consolidate the movement around this language and meaning.
What’s The Future of Business by Brian Solis has once again made the 800CEOREAD list for top business books in its September 2013 report.
800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide.
The Wrap’s Brent Lang called Brian Solis to examine the various scenarios Twitter executives should consider for a successful IPO. Here are some of his thoughts from the article, “How Twitter Can Avoid Facebook’s IPO Nightmare.”
“What you have is a wary Wall Street that still has a memory of the dotcom bust fresh in its mind,” Brian Solis, a digital analyst at the research and advisory firm Altimeter Group, said. “There is certainly a perception that a quarter billion users is not enough and their operating loss is seen as a challenge.”
Peter Guber joins Brian Solis for a special edition of his popular Web series Revolution.
Peter shares his experience in taking traditional business models and modernizing them for the connected economy. Peter also explores the differences in competing for the present versus competing for the future.
About Peter Guber:
Peter Guber is one of the most successful yet grounded business leaders I have a pleasure of calling a friend. There are many sides to Peter and chances are you may know him from one of his many distinguished ventures,
- Chairman and CEO of the multimedia Mandalay Entertainment Group
- Past president of Sony Pictures
- Producer of popular motion pictures including Batman, Rain Man, The Color Purple, just to name a few
- Co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Golden State Warriors
- Author of the best-selling book Tell to Win
- Professor at UCLA School of Business
Brian Solis has contributed his latest article to Influencia, one of France’s leading magazines on innovation. In this article, he explores the end of business as usual and how to harness the power of connected consumerism. It starts with change, but it takes a change agent.
Le peuple est le premier acteur du changement !
Les médias sociaux ont posé les fondations d’une révolution, celle de la façon dont les gens apprennent, communiquent et se connectent entre eux. Aucune marche arrière n’est possible ! Mais ils ne sont qu’un des agents du changement. Attention, ceci est un manifeste ! Par Brian Solis
I’m looking forward to seeing you at next week’s Pivot Conference in New York. We published our formal agenda here. Our friends at doodle.ly though, decided to re-imagine the concept of what an agenda could be by visualizing portions of it as doodles! I hope you love them as much as I do…
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More about our speakers here.
3M invited Brian Solis to keynote the company’s inaugural Innovation ThinkTANK event in St. Paul, MN. Solis challenged strategists and executives for leading brands in attendance to embrace Creative Destruction to create a culture of innovation where disruption isn’t something that you do or that happens to you, it’s the result of competing for the future…today. More here.
AlwaysOn announced the first annual Power Players in Technology Business Media list, honoring the technology journalists who are keeping the Global Silicon Valley connected and informed. Brian Solis was included in this list for his work across multiple publications, LinkedIn Influencer‘s program and also for his award-winning blog, BrianSolis.com.
Introducing the 2013 Power Players in Technology Business Media
Twitter gave potential investors the first peek at its financials as the company heads toward its initial public offering. Twitter plans to raise $1 billion in its IPO and will trade under the ticker symbol TWTR. While Twitter has quickly transformed the way people communicate and comment on events, it has yet to establish itself as a business.
NPR’s Steve Henn interviewed Brian Solis to discuss Twitter’s S-1 filing and what lies ahead for the company as it makes the trip from San Francisco to Wall St. Click here to listen or read the transcript below.
Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.
His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.