Archive for March, 2014
SXSW Interactive 2014 takes place in Austin from March 7-11. Brian will be in town and hopes to meet with you at one of the following locations or events….
Thursday, March 6th
8:30 – ?: Annual Calm Before the Storm Party, Gingerman
Friday, March 7th
ALL DAY: Techset/Paypal Social Media Lounge, Austin Convention Center, 4th Floor – Rooms 19 A & B (NOTE: Happy Hour is at 4:30)
A great place to connect with other digital influencers throughout the show. With awesome WIFI, power, dedicated programming, music, food and drinks, Paypal and Techset social media lounge serves as your home base for the entire SXSW experience.
Sometime toward the end of last year, I spent some time with David Passiak (@Passiak), author of Red Bull to Buddha: Innovation and the Search for Wisdom. At the time, he was leading an ambitious project to connect over 20 innovators in the tech startup world and share their perspectives in one, free, book…Disruption Revolution: Innovation, entrepreneurship and the new rules of leadership.
Bryan Elliott wrote a provocative post on the future of business at Huffington Post that features points from Brian’s book, The End of Business as Usual to make the case.
We can probably all agree that things are changing fast but there are certain signs that signal, as author Brian Solis has written, that 2014 is The End of Business as Usual.
by Jeff Bennett
360 presented a webinar hosted by author/analyst Brian Solis and myself which featured content from Brian’s latest book #WTF? What’s The Future Of Business? Brian has done mountains of research around the great sea changes taking place in the modern business landscape and makes a really compelling argument for businesses to focus more on customer experience. In fact, during the presentation, I was struck in particular by the great utility of his 6 Qualities That Define Engagement matrix.
Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year is also one of the most fascinating movements in social is that of the selfie. Part vanity, part communication, part fun, and part absurdity, selfies represent a new generation of #selfieexpression cum egotistical emoticons…but not necessarily in a bad way. Nevertheless, the psychology and science behind selfies are strangely fascinating and therefore I continue to study and report on its evolution.
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.