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….
In this episode of the Savvy Business Leaders podcast series, host Bill Detwiler talks field service management with Brian Solis, Principal Analyst and Futurist at Altimeter Group, and Paul Bean, CEO of Mining Worldwide at Sodexo. Companies use field service management whenever they deliver products or services offsite. In part one, Solis explains how disruptive technologies are enabling connected field service and unlocking new business models. Then, we’ll learn how Sodexo is harnessing these technologies to make early, informed, and holistic decisions.
Today on the podcast,
How to take inspiration from brands, people and products that are outside your industry– for example, as Brian says Starbucks isn’t looking to other coffee companies for inspiration
We address the common misconception that innovation is synonymous with technology, and why innovation is really about understanding people- their behavior, their preferences – and finding a way to give it to them
Brian says that simply asking “why” is one of the best ways for us to uncover friction points and get rid of them. It’s such a simple question, but so powerful.
“No one achieves greatness without completely exposing themselves.”
The podcast of industry publication Demand Gen recently had on Brian Solis as a featured guest, discussing the past and future of influencer relationships.
Industry publication Retail TouchPoints recently did a podcast episode on the subject of pop-up stores and how their benefits can be extended past their closing date, and featured Brian Solis talking on the subject.
Emma Waldron of industry website WorthIx recently interviewed Brian Solis for their podcast, where their wide-ranging discussion included at look at data transformation and the future of the CX industry.
Sandra Ponce de Leon of the Popping The Bubble blog recently interviewed Brian Solis for their podcast, where they talked at length about digital disruption, digital addiction, and the steps you can take in your life to combat it.
Brian Solis was recently featured on Zendesk’s “Repeat Customer” podcast, giving the hosts a behind-the-scenes look at cosmetics success story Sephora.
Patrick Watson of industry blog UCToday recently did an extensive talk with Brian Solis for their “OutLoud” podcast, discussing the future of collaborative contact centers. Excerpt: The philosophy of customer experiences is that we have to figure out as an organisation, as executives, that this isn’t a cost centre, it’s an investment in improving CX and it’s so important. Listen to entire podcast at UCToday
On this final episode of Digital Outliers Season 1, my dear friend Stowe Boyd joins to discuss the “humanities of it all.” Stowe is futurist and editor-in-chief at Work Futures. He believes (and my research shows) that companies are often missing the mark on digital transformation by thinking about it from an industrial approach instead of a humanities-based approach. In a wide-ranging discussion, Boyd shares his thoughts on the inherent bias in social media and how we have to do…