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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,…

Top Futurist Speaker, Brian Solis Can Help Your Audience Win the Innovation Game

Top Futurist Speaker, Brian Solis Can Help Your Audience Win the Innovation Game

We live in an era of what leading digital anthropologist, futurist and best-selling author Brian Solis coined as #DigitalDarwinism. These are disruptive times and they challenge everyone…leaders and executives, employees, customers, and partners…the list goes on. Brian has dedicated his career to understanding digital disruption, predicting trends and helping leaders shape the future they want to see. As a world-renowned keynote speaker, Brian also has a unique gift of humanizing digital trends to make transformation and innovation meaningful and even inspiring. He’s…

How I Help Business Audiences Embrace Innovation, Disruption and Change to Lead the Way Forward

How I Help Business Audiences Embrace Innovation, Disruption and Change to Lead the Way Forward

We live in an era of #DigitalDarwinism. These are disruptive times and they challenge everyone…leaders and executives…employees, customers, and partners…and, you and me. AI, Crypto, Quantum Computing, Blockchain, AR/VR, facial recognition, wearables, IoT/IIoT, 5G, automation and 20 other disruptive technologies will only continue to change everything as we know it. Digital transformation, innovation, and new leadership are needed to survive and thrive. The future either happens to us or because of us. I’ve spent my entire career as a digital…

The Digital Transformation People Features Link to Brian Solis’ “A Prelude To Innovation”

The Digital Transformation People Features Link to Brian Solis’ “A Prelude To Innovation”

Solis is listed as a key contributor on The Digital Transformation People’s News In Digital under the heading of Strategy & Innovation. The pull quote from his linked article “A Prelude To Innovation” is “If innovation is the key to future-proofing and more effectively competing for the future, why is it that many organizations get caught up in a pattern of incrementalism?” The article itself appears on the Singular University Website. It’s subhead is: Ideas are Denied by the Dozen:…

Brian Solis’ Concepts of Disruptive Technology Quoted In Liberty Technology Advisors Article On Digital Transformation

Brian Solis’ Concepts of Disruptive Technology Quoted In Liberty Technology Advisors Article On Digital Transformation

  Solis is quoted at the very top of a Liberty Technology Advisors piece by Rich Farrell called “4 Unlikeable but Critical Facts About Digital Transformation.” The author introduces his premise by writing, “Disruptive technology has the potential to disrupt markets, behavior, and processes models.” Then he quotes Solis’s three concepts of disruptive technology: Iteration: doing the same things better Innovation: doing new things that create new value Disruption: doing new things that make the old things obsolete.   Farrell…

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….

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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