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Month: March, 2014

The 100 Most-Wanted Speakers at Tech Conferences

The 100 Most-Wanted Speakers at Tech Conferences

Bizzabo, a leading networking platform for event organizers and attendees, released its list of the 100 Most Wanted Speakers at Tech Conferences. The Bizzabo team searched its database of more than 3,000 conferences, compared the company’s speaker popularity metrics with social media insights and search engine results (number of followers, number of appearances in search results), and also asked event organizers for their “dream team” of speakers. The list includes some of the industry’s most renown leaders including Apple’s Tim…

Meet Brian Solis at SXSW 2014

Meet Brian Solis at SXSW 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….

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Welcome To The Disruption Revolution

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Welcome To The Disruption Revolution

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. The book takes a case study, thematic approach that moves beyond buzzwords and industry jargon [thank goodness]…

This is the End of Business as Usual

This is the End of Business as Usual

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. Excerpt… 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. What are these signs? They are all around us from the collapse of big box retailers like…

4 Steps To An Unbelievable Client Experience

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…

#Philoselfie: Science behind selfie-expression

#Philoselfie: Science behind selfie-expression

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. Selfiecity, a new research project, studies Instagram data from five cities around the…

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