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WTF: What’s the Future Podcast – The One Thing You MUST Do to Drive Your Disruption Strategy with Charlene Li

WTF: What’s the Future Podcast – The One Thing You MUST Do to Drive Your Disruption Strategy with Charlene Li

In episode 3 of WTF: What’s the Future, I spent time with someone who has had a profound impact on my life, Charlene Li. For those who don’t know, Charlene was my partner and mentor at Altimeter Group for nine years. Together, we helped pioneer research for traditional and also startup businesses to thrive in an era of digital Darwinism. Long before we were partners, she was a big inspiration in her work at Forrester and with her book, co-authored with…

Futurist and digital anthropologist Brian Solis helps Greater Akron Chamber look ahead

Futurist and digital anthropologist Brian Solis helps Greater Akron Chamber look ahead

Article via Akron Beacon Journal, Jim Mackinnon The 2021 Greater Akron Chamber’s annual meeting explored how it had to change and transform to serve its members and the community during the pandemic, much of the program involved looking ahead, not back. And that’s in large part where keynote speaker Brian Solis figured in. Solis is a futurist, “digital anthropologist” who looks at how consumer behavior has evolved, book author, digital entrepreneur and frequent invited speaker who in 2020 was named the Global Innovation Evangelist…

Digitaal antropoloog Brian Solis: “Bedrijven moeten zich nú klaarstomen voor Generation N” [Video in English]

Digitaal antropoloog Brian Solis: “Bedrijven moeten zich nú klaarstomen voor Generation N” [Video in English]

By Magali De Reu, Bloovi Brian Solis is naast bestseller-auteur misschien wel dé autoriteit op vlak van marketing en sociale media. Als ‘digitaal antropoloog’ houdt de Amerikaan voortdurend de vinger aan de pols over de maatschappelijke verschuivingen die op ons afkomen. In een nieuwe Techmag episode geeft hij een blik op de toekomstige trends in het digitale landschap, en hoe bedrijven zich kunnen voorbereiden op het nieuwe normaal. Business as (un)usual zonder leiderschap Wanneer ik Brian Solis – in het…

The Digital Transformation of Mindsets to Drive Exponential Innovation in the Novel Economy

The Digital Transformation of Mindsets to Drive Exponential Innovation in the Novel Economy

Dr. Mik Kersten is someone I only recently met, but I’ve quickly grown fond of his thinking and work. In 2020, we organized an event together, “Transitioning from Project to Product to Thrive in the New Normal.” Our initial conversation led to an exploration of new possibilities in digital transformation in a time of global crisis, an era I called the “Novel Economy.” Then earlier this year, Dr. Mik and I hosted an executive roundtable that focused on strategy planning and…

Celebrating Health Innovation at SXSW Online 2021

Celebrating Health Innovation at SXSW Online 2021

SXSW was one of the first industry conferences cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. My friends at Real Chemistry were among the first to support SXSW’s virtual come back. Real Chemistry hosted a unique Healthcare Media Lounge, a two-day virtual event that featured industry experts who explored the future of digital health innovation. I was invited to join an amazing panel to speak about “Five Things to About Digital Transformation in Healthcare.” My colleagues on the panel included, Ron Kim,…

Introducing WTF, What’s the Future, a Podcast that Explores the Future of…

Introducing WTF, What’s the Future, a Podcast that Explores the Future of…

In 2019 and early 2020, I worked on plans to launch a new podcast based on the title of my book, What’s the Future of Business (WTF for short). I pre-recorded an entire series and planned on dropping the first season Netflix style. The idea was to surprise everyone with a lineup of shows with amazing guests to binge at will. With LifeSCALE in full swing plus big life changes I was working on at the time, oh yeah, and then…

5 Things to Know About The Rapid Acceleration of Digital Health

5 Things to Know About The Rapid Acceleration of Digital Health

Following the conversation at SXSW 2021, “The Path Forward to Healthcare Innovation and Digital Transformation,” Real Chemistry published important research (and an infographic), to spotlight, “5 Things to Know About the Rapid Acceleration of Digital Health.” The study was published by Jo Ann Saitta, Global Chief Digital Officer and Manoj Narayanan, Chief Technology Officer, Real Chemistry Abstract A silver lining from the COVID-19 global pandemic is the rapid acceleration of digital health and telemedicine. In early 2021, Real Chemistry set out to…

Introducing The Ideation Cycle – A Fun Framework for Marketing and Building Movement Around New Ideas

Introducing The Ideation Cycle – A Fun Framework for Marketing and Building Movement Around New Ideas

Everyone has ideas. What separates ideation from impact is action, community-building, and creating value. Ideas represent possibilities for alternate futures. Ideation stirs hope and forms pathways to change. But, the idea is just one part of transformation and innovation. It takes a village as they say. And the village must not only believe in the idea, but also believe in mission, the purpose, and the value they’ll experience as a result. In an era of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine…

Culture 2.0: Why a Digital Culture is a Competitive Advantage

Culture 2.0: Why a Digital Culture is a Competitive Advantage

Ah, the days when we could travel for to conferences. I’d like to share one fond memory with you because this topic is only more relevant in a post-pandemic world. I was invited to give a keynote presentation at Social Business Forum X in Milan.  The theme of the presentation was the importance of building a digital culture to compete in an era of “digital Darwinism.” At the center of it, is not technology, it’s a renewed human-centered approach to employee…

X: The Experience When Business Meets Design – GetAbstract Summary

X: The Experience When Business Meets Design – GetAbstract Summary

Digital customer experience has never been more important. The pandemic accelerated e-commerce, AI and automation, and digital transformation by 10 years. What most businesses still aren’t prepared for however, is how to think beyond digital tools and platforms to design intuitive digital experiences that inspire human engagement in every touch point across the CX journey. That’s what X: The Experience When Business Meets Design set out to do. It was designed to help “imagineers” image a unified customer journey that…

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