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Innovation Starts When You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Innovation Starts When You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Chase Jarvis is a long-time friend. A real friend. He’s also someone I deeply admire. His talents as a photographer, online persona, speaker, director and human being are raw and next level (check out his new book Creative Calling!) A few years ago, we spent some time together in Austin to talk about innovation and experience design. To this day, it is still one of my all-time favorite conversations. One of the reasons I’m sharing this post after all this…

Brian Solis Quoted In Entrepreneur.com Article On The Business of SXSW

Brian Solis Quoted In Entrepreneur.com Article On The Business of SXSW

A Solis quote about the reasons for the ongoing success of SXSW appears in an Entrepreneur.com article by Carlos Gil titled “Breaking Down the Business of SXSW: How This Global Cultural Festival Rakes in Cash While Churning Out Opportunities for Those Who Make the Most of It.” Solis’ words appear upon Gil’s reflection on “what makes this festival so successful and inspiring” after attending the 2019 event. Solis is described as an author, digital analyst, anthropologist and futurist, as well…

Brian Solis Was Among The Luminaries Appearing at SXSW 2019

Brian Solis Was Among The Luminaries Appearing at SXSW 2019

In a Hackernoon.com piece called “SXSW 2019 Ultimate Guide to the Panels, Popups and Parties,” Solis is listed third in the Tech & Media Visionaries section after Arlan Hamitlon and Bozoma Saint John. The other luminary categories included Celebrities, Bands, Politicos, and Possible Surprise Appearances. Solis’ 2019 Presentation, “Lifescaling: A Journey To Find Balance and Spark Creativity in an Era of Distraction,” doubled as a launch for his new book. Read the entire article here: https://hackernoon.com/sxsw-2019-ultimate-guide-to-the-panels-parties-performances-9c1c9f25c599

Dear Startups: Disrupt Yourself To Disrupt The Industry

Dear Startups: Disrupt Yourself To Disrupt The Industry

  Here’s something you may not know about me…Before I focused on studying digital transformation, innovation, culture and digital anthropology, I used to exclusively work with enterprise tech companies and startups going back to the (gasp) early 90s. I’ve been through Web 1.0, 2.0, the rise of digital, social, mobile, cloud and every SW/HW/online/app consumer and enterprise trend in between. In all my years, I’ve probably helped launch/advise over 1,000 companies. I’ve even started and exited a few myself (note: I…

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