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Month: January, 2014

Sydney Business Chicks Hosts Brian Solis in Australia

Sydney Business Chicks Hosts Brian Solis in Australia

Sydney Business Chicks is excited to welcome Brian Solis! Mon 17th February 2014 9.00-11.00am This is what business used to look like: a customer would come to you, they’d buy from you and you’d hope one day they’d return. You’d sell, sell, sell, giving not much extra beside the occasional fridge magnet or calendar. The future of business won’t be like that. The future of business is all about creating shared experiences according to Brian Solis, one of the most…

Business Transformation: Why General Motors is Investing in Customer Experience

Business Transformation: Why General Motors is Investing in Customer Experience

As editorial director and conference producer of The Pivot Conference, I have the privilege to meet with the people who are bringing about real change inside organizations. During the 2013 conference, I had the chance to interview Dr. Rebecca Harris (@RebeccaHarrisDr), who leads the Social Media Center of Expertise at General Motors in Detroit. Her role is all about transformation and integration as she works across brands and around the world on social strategy, social tools, social processes, points-of-view on…

2014 – The Embolden Years: Change agents lead the way for digital transformation

2014 – The Embolden Years: Change agents lead the way for digital transformation

Happy New Year! 2014 is upon us and it’s once again time to share our (Altimeter Group) predictions for the year ahead. Except this time, predictions are moved aside in favor of important trends that are on the horizon. Let’s use this time together wisely in the hopes of prioritizing our investments in relevant strategies and the time and resources necessary to bring them to life this year and next. In 2013, Charlene Li and I published several reports, infographics,…

Brian Solis Joins Lithium’s Thought Leader Series in SF

Brian Solis Joins Lithium’s Thought Leader Series in SF

Jan 15, 2014 | 9:00 AM PST Please RSVP Agenda: 9:00 – 9:30 AM-Coffee & meet-and-greet 9:30 – 10:30 AM-session/ panel/webcast 10:30 – 11:30 AM-Book Signing & Networking Attendees will receive a copy of Brian’s new book, What’s the Future of Business, Changing the way businesses create experiences Please contact us with any questions: shawn.szurley@lithium.com 225 Bush Street, 15th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

Audience as the New Currency: YouTube and Its Impact on Hollywood and Social Media

Guest post by Brendan Gahan (@BrendanGahan), a YouTube marketing expert. Gahan was Forbes 30 under 30 for Marketing & Advertising and has helped Fortune 500 brands with their YouTube and social media marketing. Let’s face it: YouTube has become big business. One billion unique monthly users? Yes. Six billion hours of video watched each month? Yes. Over 100 hours worth of video uploaded each minute. Yes. All, yes. The dominant player in the online video space continues to blanket the…

Peter Guber Reviews Brian Solis’ Latest Book, What’s the Future of Business

Originally published on Amazon as an “Expert Review” by Peter Guber While everyone’s talking about social media, professional motivation, or the need for change in business, people who are actually looking for answers to bring about change are left to draw upon the classic treatises of Peter Drucker, Dale Carnegie, Geoffrey Moore, Tom Peters, et al. Yet, what those pundits don’t provide is the “how to” shape your role and opportunity in this evolving landscape of consumerism. There’s an old…

WTF Makes The Sydney Morning Herald’s 2014 Summer Reading List

From The Sydney Morning Herald, January 3, 2014 There’s nothing like a few quiet days, a lounge chair and a couple of good books to expand our horizons. In the first of two articles, we’ve asked executives from a range of technology businesses for their summer reading recommendations to give you a handy guide to the must-read books of the season – from social media to security, privacy and more. What’s The Future of Business (WTF), Brian Solis See why…

800-CEO-READ Publishes Its 2013 Bestseller List

Each year, 800CEOREAD compiles a bestseller list each month to recognize the books they’re shipping out to businesspeople, business schools, and entrepreneurs to help spread ideas, solve problems, promote change, and inspire leadership. They’ve now compiled and collated the numbers for the entire year, giving weight to both total sales numbers and how long each book stayed on the list (and at what number) and are now happy to announce 800-CEO-READ’s bestsellers of 2013. From Values to Action: The Four…

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