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It’s Time to Escape from the Dark Side of Distractions to Live a Better Life

It’s Time to Escape from the Dark Side of Distractions to Live a Better Life

Are you struggling with any of the following? Focus Procrastination Anxiety Self-esteem Forgetfulness Creativity You are not alone… Somewhere along the way, we have become distracted. Maybe we don’t realize the extent to which our everyday rituals, favorite devices and apps, or where we focus our attention is affecting us. It’s time to escape from the dark side of distractions to live a better life. Introducing Lifescale, a new movement to discover what’s really important, break bad habits, establish rituals…

The Reveal: Lifescale, How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy Life

The Reveal: Lifescale, How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy Life

I’m very proud (and relieved) to announce my next book, Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy Life. I’m also beside myself to share that it’s available to pre-order as of today! Lifescale was written to help you break free from distractions, sharpen your focus, spark creativity and unlock new possibilities as a result. This is my eighth book but first non-business book. It’s not the book I set out to write. It’s the book I needed. Here’s a…

Customer Experiences Become Memories, Good or Bad, and They Add Up To Your Brand

Customer Experiences Become Memories, Good or Bad, and They Add Up To Your Brand

Customer experience (CX) is the sum of the all interactions a customer has with your business. It’s not enough to measure performance in any one moment. The customer doesn’t care about your individual operations. All they care about is how well they can reach their objective and how they feel along the way (and after). This is where most companies miss opportunities in CX. It’s not a tech or business strategy that can be simply defined by a framework. True…

How to Be Disruptive and not Disrupted – Motivation for Tomorrow’s Innovators

How to Be Disruptive and not Disrupted – Motivation for Tomorrow’s Innovators

As the fortune reads, “may you live in interesting times.” It’s both a blessing and a curse as interesting implies not only arousing curiosity or catching one’s attention, but also presenting challenging and enthralling opportunities and experiences. Well, we do live in interesting times and every day, I’m studying and living through new experiences and trends to learn, unlearn and grow. But interesting times doesn’t quite describe what’s happening today nor does it properly set expectations for what’s to come….

Reinventing Field Service Management and the Entire Mobile and Remote Workforce

Reinventing Field Service Management and the Entire Mobile and Remote Workforce

If you work in field services or as a tech strategist/consultant in mobile and remote work, I think you may find this conversation interesting. Everything about the future of work is being reimagined. I recently joined ZDNet and Sodexo for the Savvy Business Leaders podcast series. The conversation quickly expanded beyond the realm of field service management to explore all digital trends that are affecting and empowering businesses in all industries at every level. Please listen and let me know…

Altimeter’s Top Digital Trends for 2019

Altimeter’s Top Digital Trends for 2019

Each year, the Altimeter analyst team predicts digital trends that will have the biggest impact on businesses. In 2019, my colleagues Charlene Li, Omar Ahktar, Susan Etlinger, along with yours truly, share our take on what we see as most important trends to follow. Digital Transformation, Digital Experience, Brand and Innovation: Brian Solis CIOs Become Cross-Functional Business Partners to Accelerate Enterprise-Wide Digital Transformation The “digital” in digital transformation is no longer just about investing in the latest disruptive technology trends….

The 2018-2019 State of Digital Transformation

The 2018-2019 State of Digital Transformation

I’m proud to announce the availability of The 2018-2019 State of Digital Transformation report. Now in its fifth year, our annual “State of Digital Transformation” research continues to document the constantly evolving enterprise. As disruptive technologies and their impact on organizations and markets continue to progress, our research aims to capture the shifts and trends that are shaping modern digital transformation. In 2018, strategic digital transformation is only becoming more pervasive moving beyond IT to impact competitiveness throughout the organization….

Attention Students and Entrepreneurs: Here’s Why The Social Sciences are More Important Than Ever

Attention Students and Entrepreneurs: Here’s Why The Social Sciences are More Important Than Ever

Somewhere between Summer and Fall, I spent an unforgettable moment with Andrea Koppel. The good news is that we recorded our conversation. If the surname sounds familiar, it’s because Andrea is the daughter of iconic broadcast journalist and host of Nightline Ted Koppel. Andrea is a force of her own however. Among many things, she’s the host of the uber-popular Time4Coffee podcast. It’s a show dedicated to students and entrepreneurs where “caffeinated career conversations” guide listeners in their studies and career…

Digital Darwinism: What Killed Borders, Blockbuster and Toys R Us and How to Survive

Digital Darwinism: What Killed Borders, Blockbuster and Toys R Us and How to Survive

We live in an era of “digital Darwinism,” a time when technology and society are evolving faster than the ability of many organizations to adapt. It is for this reason (along with a myriad of other problems of course) that in fact killed Borders, Blockbuster, Toys “R” Us and the like. Not only did digital Darwinism cost us close to a half billion job, it’s only accelerating. As Leon C. Megginson once said in paraphrasing Charles Darwin’s Origin of the…

The Frozen Middle Separates Management from Leadership (and Innovation)

The Frozen Middle Separates Management from Leadership (and Innovation)

Illustration created with culture design firm @GapingVoid We live in a time of digital Darwinism. As technology evolves so do markets. And as they evolve, behaviors, values and norms also adapt. This sets the stage for the widespread disruption that we are witnessing today. Regrettably, or not, many reigning executives are not experienced to lead growth and innovation strategies as disruptive technologies radically shift everything around them. Yet, no matter how well we study history, it’s always doomed to repeat itself….

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