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December 2020 is LifeScale Month  🙌: Let’s Make 2021 a More Creative and Happier Year

December 2020 is LifeScale Month 🙌: Let’s Make 2021 a More Creative and Happier Year

Dani Saveker developed Visual Synopsis to capture inspiring content in a beautiful, simple and memorable way. Did you know that half the human brain is directly or indirectly devoted to processing visual information? The brain can identify images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. At least 65% of people are “visual learners.” In 2019, Dani Saveker, CEO and the founder of GLAS, and creator of Visual Synopsis, read LifeScale: How To Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life. It…

In these dark times, be the light: How to boost your business through innovation

In these dark times, be the light: How to boost your business through innovation

In 2020, Emakina and I partnered on a special #FastTrack webinar to help brands become the light in these dark times. The conversation was titled, “How to boost your business through innovation in the current and future context.” Leading up to the event, Luc Malcorps of Emakina and I explored topics in the webinar, but also work leading up to COVID-19 that may prove more meaningful now than before. I hope this helps you… The Covid-19 crisis unhinged society and…

Humanly Possible: A LifeScale Approach to Scaling Your Life Toward Creativity and Happiness

Humanly Possible: A LifeScale Approach to Scaling Your Life Toward Creativity and Happiness

I’ve known Bryan Kramer and Courtney Smith Kramer for many years now. We’ve become real world friends, plus our families spend time together. Truth is, it’s never enough time. Bryan invited me to be on his podcast, “Humanly Possible.” What a special time. I’d like to share it with you. IN THIS EPISODE: Persuasive design Reverse engineering the addiction to social media Helping businesses navigate these unprecedented times QUOTATIONS FROM THIS EPISODE: “It wasn’t a big leap of faith at…

With Social Media Addiction, AI Algorithms, and Disinformation, the Real Social Dilemma is Ours to Solve:  Where Do We Start?

With Social Media Addiction, AI Algorithms, and Disinformation, the Real Social Dilemma is Ours to Solve: Where Do We Start?

How do we live in a world of constant distraction without giving up these digital tools that monopolize our attention, but provide value at the same time? Is it an all-or-nothing game? These are questions more people are asking as a result of the overwhelming success of the Netflix documentary The #SocialDilemma, which looks at the consequences of driving user engagement through so-called “bubble filter” algorithms, that increase utilization by showing us more of what we’re already watching, insulating us…

Distracted: A Modern Manual for Living a Creative, Productive, and Happy Life in the Digital Age

Distracted: A Modern Manual for Living a Creative, Productive, and Happy Life in the Digital Age

Somewhere along the way, we got distracted. As much as we multitask, love our devices and feel like we’re in control, deep down we know that something is off. Shortened attention spans, declines in critical thinking, lack of sleep, self-doubt and decreased creativity are just some of the effects coming to light in an age of digital distraction. It’s time to reclaim our lives. It’s time to take control. We are the first generation to deal with tech overload. All…

How Distractions and the Multitasking Myth Hurt Employee Productivity and Focus

How Distractions and the Multitasking Myth Hurt Employee Productivity and Focus

Dear managers and HR professionals, today’s global health disruption is accelerating another pandemic, a digital pandemic… Work collaboration tools were supposed to help us reduce time spent on unnecessary emails. However, studies show that employees still spend an average of 209 minutes – three and a half hours – each day checking email. While that’s down from 256 minutes in 2016, it seems that collaborative apps aren’t replacing email, but simply adding yet another layer of distraction during our workday….

Lifescale Wins The Independent Press Award in Personal Growth Category

Lifescale Wins The Independent Press Award in Personal Growth Category

Wow everyone! I can’t believe it! Lifescale wins the Independent Press Award for best book in the “Personal Growth” category. This is a book that wasn’t on my roadmap. I wrote Lifescale after I observed in my work as a digital anthropologist that the pervasiveness of digital in our personal and professional lives was proving disruptive. And to be honest, I also wrote Lifescale as a journey to fix my world because I too was disrupted by my digital lifestyle….

New Book Leads to New Call for Empathetic Leadership in an Era of Digital Distractions

New Book Leads to New Call for Empathetic Leadership in an Era of Digital Distractions

In case you didn’t know, I have a new book out and it’s a little different than anything I’ve published to date, Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy Life. I’ll be completely transparent with you. Some wondered, myself included, if writing a book about digital distractions and how to recenter yourself without disconnecting would be healthy for my keynote speaking and professional research/advisory. Some felt that it would distract from my brand as as a thought leader in digital transformation,…

Personal Innovation During Times of Digital Disruption

Personal Innovation During Times of Digital Disruption

Note: For mobile users, please subscribe to my new feed here and unsubscribe from the old Feedburner feed. Ever have one of those conversations with someone you care about where you’re left feeling inspired and motivated? They’re rare occurrences in my life. I can count on one hand how many people I’m lucky to know who leave me feeling this way. One recent conversation was with Jim Marous, Publisher at The Financial Brand. If you’d like to listen to that conversation,…

The Beginning of the End of Likes: Instagram Expands Tests Removing Likes from Public View to U.S.

The Beginning of the End of Likes: Instagram Expands Tests Removing Likes from Public View to U.S.

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri announced that the platform will start hiding “likes” for some U.S. users starting this week. This is an extension of a rolling test in seven countries around the world over the last several months. This is the moment that Mosseri shared the news. As you can hear from the audience reaction, it’s unclear how the market is going to react.https://twitter.com/WIRED/status/1192962986224128005 At face value, the move is commendable. Hiding likes is aimed at helping Instagram become “the…

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