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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…

Apple News Features Article by Brian Solis, ‘Five Ways To Improve Your Productivity’

Apple News Features Article by Brian Solis, ‘Five Ways To Improve Your Productivity’

In an article on Apple News that originally appeared on the Quora site, Solis explains “Five Easy Ways to Improve Your Productivity.” He starts by recounting the story that led to his writing of Lifescale. The advice he says has helped boost his productivity dramatically is: Work in Sprints. He writes, “It’s impossible to go from being easily distracted to suddenly having complete concentration all day long. You can’t fix this problem cold turkey. Instead, it’s best to take incremental…

The Future of Work and Innovation is Tied to Personal Creativity, Productivity and Happiness

The Future of Work and Innovation is Tied to Personal Creativity, Productivity and Happiness

 What?…Me?…Distracted!?… Yes. You. Us. We are all distracted and have been increasingly so for a long time. But, this isn’t a story about distraction. This is a story about how we, with the help of seductive tech and real-time experiences, disrupted our creativity, promise and happiness. To explain more, I wanted to share a very special conversation with my friends at Gapingvoid Culture Design Group. I’ve had the pleasure to work with them on some of the most creative project…

Brian Solis Appears on Mark Schaefer’s Marketing Companion Podcast

Brian Solis Appears on Mark Schaefer’s Marketing Companion Podcast

  Solis is quoted talking about Lifescale in an episode of Mark Schaefer’s Marketing Companion podcast introducing Brooke Sellas as his new co-host. Schaefer introduces the concept of Lifescale and mentions that he ran into Solis at SXSW 2019. He then plays a recording of Solis talking about the book. Solis says, “What we all share in common is that we are always online, trying to keep up with what we need to produce, what we want to share and…

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…

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…

Attention is a Currency: When it Comes to Digital Distractions, We are Spending More Than We can Afford

Attention is a Currency: When it Comes to Digital Distractions, We are Spending More Than We can Afford

“Our attention is traded as a commodity. The more of it we spend on any given platform or vice, the more hosts can sell it for.” 🤳 This was a hard message to take to a massive event rooted in the very platforms at the center of so much disruption. But, the more we know (and embrace) the devastating effects of the dark side (and underbelly) of  social media and digital distractions, the more we can take control. We can then…

TopRank Marketing Highlights Points from Solis’ Session at Social Media Marketing World 2019.

TopRank Marketing Highlights Points from Solis’ Session at Social Media Marketing World 2019.

  TopRank Marketing, a first-choice digital marketing agency for major brands, shared a point by point summary of Solis’ thoughts on digital distraction and business from his session at Social Media Marketing World 2019.   Key points:   Solis isn’t suggesting that we stop using technology, he’s just suggesting we use it in a different way – for creativity rather than simply productivity.   Getting over our digital distractions boils down to one thing – awareness. If we’re aware of…

26 Disruptive Tech Trends for 2016 – 2018

26 Disruptive Tech Trends for 2016 – 2018

Each year at this time, I read all of the predictions for the new year plus the “top X” lists wrapping out the previous year. Add to that the first week of chaos that is CES and all of the new tech debuting in Las Vegas. And each year, I’m left wanting more substance as I plan my research. So, in 2015, I officially threw my hat into the mix with my inaugural look at “25 Disruptive Technology Trends in 2015 –…

Twitter and Facebook: The New Tools of Productivity or Distraction

The argument is strong on either side of the case: do social networks increase or decrease productivity on the job? It’s a landmark case where the decision will ultimately determine the fate of business within respective online communities of influence. Perhaps however, it’s also a decision that we may never realize. On one side, the focus of employees and the output of their time and energy, is essential to the livelihood of the company that employs them. Unregulated distractions, especially…

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