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The Overdue Rise of Experience and Service Innovation

The Overdue Rise of Experience and Service Innovation

The number of fantastic experiences we have with businesses in moments of truth, usually in time of need and help, are so isolated, that we tend to remember and talk about them over and over again. Most of the time, when we need support, the cumulative experience is nothing short of abysmal. In most cases, we have to schedule time and work up the nerve to contact the companies we give money to just to gain some level of already expected…

As an Author on Innovation and Digital Darwinism, I Realized that I Needed to Upgrade My Work

As an Author on Innovation and Digital Darwinism, I Realized that I Needed to Upgrade My Work

As someone who studies the impact of innovative technologies on markets and societies, I found it ironic to write books on the subject that were strongly rooted in traditional channel formats. I struggled with the paradox of urging people to challenge conventions when I clearly couldn’t follow suit. So, going back to the my first solo book, ENGAGE!, in 2010, and with every book following, I borrowed from iconic Hollywood trailers to promote each title. But the books themselves, were still…

WTF!? What’s the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences

WTF!? What’s the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences

It’s amazing what you discover after sorting through years of files just waiting for attention… GetAbstract takes great books and summarizes them for today’s busy executives and entrepreneurs. One such book is, What’s the Future of Business aka WTF. For those who do not want the rich visual and immersive analog experience, GetAbstract has done the hard work for you. There’s also an audio summary available (click the mp3 icon). And, while you’re there, it seems I have an entire…

11 Trends To Help Brands Compete Against Digital Darwinism

11 Trends To Help Brands Compete Against Digital Darwinism

My friend Alison DeNisco Rayome is Senior Editor at TechRepublic. We recently talked about how progressive retailers are leading digital transformation. I wanted to share our conversation with you here as I feel the ideas (and links) can help any organization thrive in an era of digital Darwinism! TechRepublic: Generally speaking, where would you say most companies stand in terms of digital transformation efforts right now? Brian Solis: I’m recently published the 2018-2019 State of Digital Transformationand its surprising how…

The State of Digital Transformation: What Are 2019’s Key Drivers?

The State of Digital Transformation: What Are 2019’s Key Drivers?

Here are the key drivers of digital transformation my latest report on the subject, The 2019 State of Digital Transformation. Learn about the trends that are shaping digital transformation efforts across organizations and actionable strategies for accelerating the evolution of transformation to drive growth. Brian Solis, Author, Keynote Speaker, Futurist Brian Solis is principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, the digital analyst group at Prophet, Brian is a world renowned keynote speakerand 8x best-selling author. In his new book, Lifescale: How to live a more…

The Future of Business is Under Construction and You are Its Architect

The Future of Business is Under Construction and You are Its Architect

WTF? What’s the future…? Disruptive technologies are hailed as catalysts for business transformation. But they are merely enablers for defining a new genre of market relevance and leadership. Among the subjects of disruption, how we work, market, sell, and serve requires nothing less than remodeling and in many cases, complete redesign. The reality is that the future of business is always under construction. Yet, the state of business as usual is still pervasive and very much rooted in the past….

Can You Change the World from Your Smartphone?

Can You Change the World from Your Smartphone?

When I was in Portugal, I was asked to interview with Publico with Karla Pequenino. I wasn’t sure what we were going to talk about. But at the time, it turned out to be a precursor to something that wouldn’t just be near and dear to me, but to everyone around the world. The topic was digital activism vs. social slactivism aka “look at me! I care about this cause…but, I also care about views and likes!” The story was eventually…

The Evolving Social Construct of Modern Social Businesses

The Evolving Social Construct of Modern Social Businesses

This article is from my unpublished archives. It does no good sitting there, so I’ve decided to publish it after all these years. Today, businesses are actively seeking the fountain of youth to stay relevant in these evolving times. The more ambitious leaders, are also seeking the fountain of truth to connect with evolving societal norms and values. Digital strategists believe that new technologies combined with transparency and authenticity reveal the way forward. And, it does, to some extent. But…

Experience Design is a Catalyst to Innovation and a Driver for Business Growth

Experience Design is a Catalyst to Innovation and a Driver for Business Growth

Bryan Adams hosts a great podcast on creativity and storytelling called “Getting Goosebumps.” Shortly after publishing X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, Bryan invited me to be on the show and I’m sure glad he did! What a great conversation!  I’ve included it below… Getting Back to Customer Centricity with Brian Solis For this week’s episode of Getting Goosebumps, I had the chance to chat to Brian Solis. Brian’s the principal analyst at Altimeter Group and a sought after keynote speaker….

In the Future of Work, Technology is Both a Problem and Solution

In the Future of Work, Technology is Both a Problem and Solution

As a digital analyst and anthropologist, I’ve studied over the last 20 years, the evolution of disruptive technology and its effect on business philosophies and models. At the same time, I’ve also studied disruptive technology’s impact on society and human behavior. If I had to share just one thing I’ve learned along the way, it’s that markets are splintering into two notable camps: 1) traditional and 2) hyper-connected aka Generation-C (connected). While this may at first glance seem either obvious…

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