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Brian Solis Discusses the Problem of Digital Distraction and Need for A New Perspective on Digital Transformation on Workplaces Site

Brian Solis Discusses the Problem of Digital Distraction and Need for A New Perspective on Digital Transformation on Workplaces Site

Solis is prominently featured in an article by Jason Schwab on the Workspaces Event site called “Designing Workplaces in the Age of Digital Distraction. Solis is heavily quoted in the first half of the piece before the perspective shifts to the ways wellness company Headspace is adapting its workplace to minimize distractions and boost productivity. Introduced as “analyst, author and futurist” who believes there’s a dark side to the digital revolution, Solis says, “It’s killing us silently. Every time you…

There Isn’t an App for That: The Formula for Productivity, Happiness and Creativity Starts Within

There Isn’t an App for That: The Formula for Productivity, Happiness and Creativity Starts Within

We didn’t lose our ability to focus or be creative, we were programmed away from it, toward a direction where our attention is heavily monetized. It’s by design.  The challenge is two fold. For those who remember life before smartphones and social media, memories serve as a benchmark for comparison. We tend to remember our analog lives and activities with a sense of nostalgia and also disbelief. After all, we’ve since learned to become digital-first in most things we do…

A Timely Conversation About Digital Lifestyles 🤳, the Future of Work 🤖 and the Importance of Creativity 🎨 with Vala Afshar and Ray Wang

A Timely Conversation About Digital Lifestyles 🤳, the Future of Work 🤖 and the Importance of Creativity 🎨 with Vala Afshar and Ray Wang

I’ve long admired Vala Afshar and Ray Wang. I mean, who doesn’t? They’re each, in their own right, the voice of the future when it comes to all things enterprise, customers, employees and “future of…” That’s why when they asked if I would join them to talk about technology’s impact on creativity and productivity and how its affecting professional and personal lives, I said, “YES!” In this short episode (<10 minutes), we talk about the effects of digital distractions in…

Tubefilter: Brian Solis Wants To Rescale Your Life To Thrive In A Digital Age

Tubefilter: Brian Solis Wants To Rescale Your Life To Thrive In A Digital Age

Tubefilter, the most trusted and widely read source for online video news, analysis, and events, caught up with Solis after he spoke at The Open Influence Summit to learn more about Lifescale and his new direction. Explaining how far social media has strayed from its original intent, Solis relays how a dozen years ago, he wrote a white paper for the Department of Defense about the potential to use social media to get more people involved in voting. What’s happened…

Digital Detox is not the Long-Term Answer to the Effects of Digital Distractions and Addiction

Digital Detox is not the Long-Term Answer to the Effects of Digital Distractions and Addiction

I’ve known Monty Hamilton for the better part of 10 years. He was the architect of one of my favorite conferences, The Australian Digital Summit in Sydney and Melbourne. He also currently advises and hosts the incredible Pivot conference in Geelong. I’ve had the privilege of keynoting both. After not seeing Monty for quite some time, I was lucky enough to catch up with him on a couple of back-to-back occasions in 2019…SXSW in Austin and twice in Silicon Valley…

Ask Me Anything: A Very Personal Reddit AMA to Celebrate the Release of Lifescale [Full Transcript]

Ask Me Anything: A Very Personal Reddit AMA to Celebrate the Release of Lifescale [Full Transcript]

It’s been years since I last hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. With the release of Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy Life, it was time to change that. On May 2nd 2019, I took to Reddit once again for the first in a two-part series.  The first part is here if you’d like to ask your question on the official AMA page. I also included the conversation as of May 5th to share…

IRL > URL: How to Break Free from Digital Distractions and Start Truly Living Your Best Life Now

IRL > URL: How to Break Free from Digital Distractions and Start Truly Living Your Best Life Now

I’ve had fun over the years working with the Nextiva team. I got to do it again and this time in a really interesting format…part webcast, part dialog, all fun! Then, when all was said and done, they surprised me by packaging everything into a one-stop-shop for taking the first step toward Lifescaling! Thank you Nextiva! — We recently hosted author and speaker Brian Solis on Nextiva’s Crowdcast. Brian is also the author of Lifescale: How to Live a More…

PwC’s Digital Pulse Sits Down With Brian Solis To Discuss Our Hyperconnected Lives

PwC’s Digital Pulse Sits Down With Brian Solis To Discuss Our Hyperconnected Lives

PwC partner Monty Hamilton caught up with Brian a few days after his keynote at SXSW Interactive to discuss the topic of digital distractions. In one snippet from the interview, Brian explains, “I did research where I interviewed women from 61 to six and the entire preface of the research was to understand the impact of Instagram, Snapchat, all of the apps on their image of self beauty, self-esteem. It turns out that it’s just unbelievable that people are trying…

Brian Solis Featured on VentureBeat Live – Making Content Moderation Good For Business

Brian Solis Featured on VentureBeat Live – Making Content Moderation Good For Business

Brian Solis recently appeared on VB Live to discuss the challenges of content moderation for online platforms. In a preview of the webinar, Solis told VentureBeat, “It’s becoming increasingly clear that user generated content on social platforms is open to all kinds of abuse, like livestreamed violence, cyberbullying, and toxic user behavior. Companies need to start asking themselves how to balance the benefits of engaging users on social platforms.” Solis continues, “This is a problem of human interaction and behavior,…

Small Business Trends Interviews Brian Solis: We’re Making Life Changing Decisions Based on Our Digital Personas And Don’t Even Know It

Small Business Trends Interviews Brian Solis: We’re Making Life Changing Decisions Based on Our Digital Personas And Don’t Even Know It

4/26/19 – In an in-depth interview with Brent Leary of Small Business Trends, Solis discusses his new book Lifescale and the personal reasons that led him to write it. With regard to the cumulative effects of digital distractions over time, Solis says, “it’s not just your body and your brain. It also changes your center of reference. It changes your presence, it changes your relationships, it changes your friendships. We get so busy and so distracted that we don’t even…

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