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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….

Lifescale by Brian Solis Wins The Independent Press Award in Personal Growth Category

Lifescale by Brian Solis Wins The Independent Press Award in Personal Growth Category

Lifescale wins the Independent Press Award for best book in the “Personal Growth” category. Wow. Brian Solis wrote Lifescale when he observed in his work as a digital anthropologist that the pervasiveness of digital in our personal and professional lives was proving disruptive. Over the course of two years, his research would discover the design techniques used to intentionally change our behaviors and make mobile devices, social media, and online games so addictive. He also learned of the true effects…

The lost art of being present and making important moments matter

The lost art of being present and making important moments matter

Oh, the irony. Recently on Facebook, I was presented with a memory from nine years earlier. It was a picture from my birthday dinner with a pile of phones strewn across a table. It was almost as if there were a sign that directed people to the table with instructions to leave their phone behind. It was December 8th, 2010 and we were once again in Paris for the annual gathering of the geeks at LeWeb organized by Loic and…

MarketingTech’s 2019 Year in Review Includes Lifescale by Brian Solis

MarketingTech’s 2019 Year in Review Includes Lifescale by Brian Solis

MarketingTech’s James Bourne takes a stroll down memory lane, exploring some of 2019’s biggest trends. 2019 in digital marketing, through the reporting eye of MarketingTech, has seen something of a two-pronged approach. While the exploration of emerging technologies and their use cases, from voice search to AI to blockchain, continues, it has been tempered with a more measured and nuanced focus. While this publication found plenty of column inches to tell the stories those making the most of their technological…

Grit Daily Covers Brian Solis’ Talk on Lifescale in San Francisco

Grit Daily Covers Brian Solis’ Talk on Lifescale in San Francisco

Brian Solis was recently asked to give a talk on his latest book Lifescale at the long-standing and highly regarded SFNewTech event in San Francisco. Grit Daily’s Sandra Ponce de Leon, and long-time friend of Brian, attended to cover the talk. Her excellent summary of the event is published here. Lifescale is a guide for unleashing creativity and a path to true happiness. We are checking our smartphones an average of 47 times per day and spending close to 3…

Brian Solis’ Lifescale is a Featured Part of a #LinkedInHolidayReads Giveaway

Brian Solis’ Lifescale is a Featured Part of a #LinkedInHolidayReads Giveaway

Solis’ book Lifescale is featured prominently in a LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog Article by Judy Tian titled “Enter to Win an Awesome New Marketing Book in Our Holiday Giveaway!” For short, it’s #LinkedInHolidayReadsGiveaway. After detailing how to enter the contest by posting a comment on the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Page, she mentions that they will be giving away five copies of “one of these excellent works from authors you might recognize.” The first on the list is Lifescale. The description…

Brian Solis’ Lifescale Featured on Slovenia’s Marketing Magazin (sic) Site

Brian Solis’ Lifescale Featured on Slovenia’s Marketing Magazin (sic) Site

Solis and his book Lifescale are featured in an article (originally written in Slovenian) called “Brian Solis on ‘Living on a scale.’ The piece mentions the book and his series of lectures, which the author calls “Living on a Scale.” The author writes, “The book Life on the Scale was written by Solis because he wanted to better control technology and his own future. 36 percent of Millennials and Generation Z members say that they spend two or more hours…

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,…

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