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MarketWatch: This is how the smartest companies are leading the tech (r)evolution

MarketWatch: This is how the smartest companies are leading the tech (r)evolution

As a digital analyst and anthropologist, I study disruptive technology’s effect on business and society. I call this “digital Darwinism.” It’s a modern-day take of creative destruction through the lens of disruptive technology.

The effect of digital Darwinism on Corporate America is real, and it’s enlivened though evolutionary changes in people (customers, employees, and business partners) — how they think, learn, and make decisions; what they expect, prefer, and value; how they influence and are influenced. The question is, at what pace or extent is a company tracking against digital Darwinism in its industry?

QuickBase: Digital Maturity — Who Gets the Ball Rolling? Brian Solis Interview

QuickBase: Digital Maturity — Who Gets the Ball Rolling? Brian Solis Interview

Solis says that many leaders incorrectly assume that pursuing digital transformation is the job of the IT department. “If you were to follow the findings of many other reports, you would believe that the secret to digital transformation was all about technology and how the modernization of work was the key to success. The truth is that it’s a far more human story. There are changes happening to and because of people in your markets,” he says.

Customer Experience Network: Pioneering Connected Customer Experiences is at the Heart of Digital Transformation

Customer Experience Network: Pioneering Connected Customer Experiences is at the Heart of Digital Transformation

We live in a time of digital Darwinism, an era when technology and its impact on business and society is constant with varying, but inevitable, degrees of disruption. The thing about digital Darwinism is that it plays out differently in the case of each industry and each organisation. It’s less about the origin of the species and more about its fate as digital Darwinism is enlivened through changes in people (your customers, employees and stakeholders) and how markets are advancing as a result. Survival takes an intentional, informed effort to drive business evolution and modernization. But to thrive, takes something more.

The Moment of Truth: Connected Customers and How to Re-Imagine Customer Experiences

And then one day, it happened. Customers changed. How they make decisions changed. What they value and how they want to do business changed. The funny thing is…we didn’t. Now we can and a new generation of technologies and services make it possible to not only react but lead customer experiences moving forward. To effectively compete in the digital economy, you are left with no choice; become customer-obsessed or lose! Every moment-of-truth counts when it comes to customer loyalty. For…

No One Will Remember Your Failures; Everyone Will Remember Your Success

No One Will Remember Your Failures; Everyone Will Remember Your Success

No one will remember your failures, but everyone will remember your success. If they do bring up your failures and not your successes, question the value they bring into your world and move forward. We live in a time when disruption is happening to us or it can happen because of us. Sometimes the past holds us back and sometimes we let fear undermine our ideal future. But, this is the time to change the future. Think about it…what would…

When You Share Experiences You Help Strangers Make Decisions

Whether you realize it or not, when you share an experience you have, whether it’s through a post, review, video, image, rant, praise, etc., it helps a stranger make a decision about what to do next. Customers aren’t following the customer journey you designed because they’re too busy hacking it. No matter how much journey work you do, no matter how creative your marketing, no matter how responsive your website is, no matter how much technology you invest in, customers…

How Marketers Can Thrive in an Era of Digital Darwinism

While in London promoting What’s the Future of Business (WTF): Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences, I spent some time with the folks who produce The Digital Marketing Show. In this short video, I share the rise of Generation C and how an era of connected consumerism created the perfect storm for digital Darwinism to accelerate. We also discuss how the future of marketing takes more than technology, it takes a philosophical shift to create meaningful and shareable experiences. It’s…

Companies Need to Compete for Relevance to Survive Digital Darwinism

Companies Need to Compete for Relevance to Survive Digital Darwinism

Digital Darwinism is claiming businesses everywhere. As technology and society evolve, leaders face the need to adapt or die. Doing so stars with rethinking what it takes to compete for market share by competing for relevance. However, executives do not know what they do not or choose not to know. In my book, you either compete or relevance or you don’t. While I was in Paris at Le Web (see interviews with Skully’s Marcus Weller and Andela’s Jeremy Johnson), I…

Digital Transformation and the Race Against Digital Darwinism

Digital Transformation and the Race Against Digital Darwinism

Digital Darwinism is a fate that threatens most organizations in almost every industry. Because of this, businesses not only have to compete for today but also for the unforeseeable future. Digital Darwinism is the phenomenon when technology and society evolve faster than an organization can adapt. There are many reasons for this of course. Every fabric of a company is strained due to internal and external influences. The challenge lies amongst the very leaders running the show today. Their mission…

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