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.
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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
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.
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In a piece entitled, “Google Is Far From Losing the War Over Social,” Time’s Verne Kopytoff examined the state and future of Google+. At 390 million users, Google’s social network is 60% larger and much younger than Twitter. But two years after its launch, many still question its progress.
Koptoff interviewed Brian Solis where the two spent an hour discussing every aspect Google’s rise, strategies, and the meaning of Google+ within the company’s greater ecosystem of search, mobile, and the Web.
Twitter filed its S-1 on October 3rd, 2013 in its quest to raise up to $1 billion in a public offering. The company reports up to a quarter billion users and also a quarter billion in revenue for the first six months of 2013. While revenue doubled this year over last, its net loss grew by 40% to $69 million as a result of ballooning expenses.
Paul Gillin, author of many popular business book including Attack of the Customers, his most recent release, interviewed Brian Solis to discuss the upcoming Pivot Conference along with his views on the state of customer experience and business innovation. In an article meant to shake things up starting with the headline, “It’s the Customer Experience, Stupid,” Gillin and Solis explore disruption, innovation and the need for businesses to change at the top.
StarkInsider was on hand to catch Brian’s keynote at the inaugural C2SV festival in San Jose. Bringing culture, technology and music together in one place, C2SV brought together luminaries to share their thoughts on the past and future of their fields. Performances and conversations featured the likes of Steve Wozniak, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, John McAffee, Jello Biafra among others.
Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish 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. Prior to End of Business, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.