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Brian Solis’ Co-Authored Digital Culture Challenge Report Cited In The Financial Brand Article On Digital Transformation in Banking

Brian Solis’ Co-Authored Digital Culture Challenge Report Cited In The Financial Brand Article On Digital Transformation in Banking

The report “The Digital Culture Challenge: Closing the Employee Leadership Gap” from Capegemini in partnership with Solis is cited by Jim Marous, Co-Publisher of the Financial Brand and Owner/Publisher of the Digital Banking Report in his article “Culture Key to Digital Transformation Success in Banking, Not Technology.” It appeared on The Financial Brand site. According to the report, corporate culture is the culmination of how a company works and operates. It is composed of the collective experiences of employees –…

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…

Lifescale and the Digital Transformation of Society and Business

Lifescale and the Digital Transformation of Society and Business

Supporting his thesis that beyond the IT deployments across large organizations, it’s the “digital transformation of society that is really creating change,” Ross Quintana draws numerous examples from Solis’ book Lifescale. Quintana writes, “When I looked at the principles of his book I quickly saw the connection to all the stakeholders.” Illustrating his point that “technology is the problem and the answer,” the author mentions that Solis talks in his book about the impact that distraction is having on us…

Find Joy and Meaning Along the Long and Winding Road of Life

Find Joy and Meaning Along the Long and Winding Road of Life

A moment if you will…away from everything else. Sometimes I wonder how I got here. If I had to be honest, I would say that none of it was intentional. And if I had to be fully transparent, there were many throughout my life who believed I wouldn’t amount to much. There was a time when I believed them. I let it define me. The truth is that I still think about it from time to time. Am I supposed…

The Importance of Having a Purpose in Digital Transformation and Innovation

The Importance of Having a Purpose in Digital Transformation and Innovation

So many companies are investing in digital transformation and corporate innovation strategies to compete for the future.  They’re typically led by technology and aimed at growth areas such as customer experience (CX). In actuality, these efforts are most often not that innovative…they’re a bit more iterative than groundbreaking.  That’s ok, but these times necessitate a balance of innovation and iteration. Many organizations are simply investing in new technologies and expertise to simply modernize legacy models, processes and systems. However, to…

Made in Detroit: How Shinola’s Good Ole Fashioned Business Values Outperform the Status Quo

You don’t know shit from Shinola. Ever heard that saying before? This World War II era colloquialism caused a movement to revive the American watchmaking industry and with it bring to Detroit yet another chapter in its storied history in manufacturing. This year at SXSWV2V, I was fortunate enough to interview Shinola president Jacques Panis live on the main stage. He’s not only the president of a thriving lifestyle company contributing to the resurgence of Detroit, he’s also incredibly genuine and…

Exploring the Fifth and Sixth P of Marketing

Exploring the Fifth and Sixth P of Marketing

For years I’ve written about how the 4 Ps of Marketing, Product, Place, Pricing, and Promotion represented a dated perspective of customers and markets. In an era of connected consumerism, one could argue the merits of any of “Ps” and whether or not they’re still relevant. I suppose that’s a debate for another time. Instead, I’d like to introduce of two additional Ps that will propel a decades old concept and modernize it for a social economy. Truth be told,…

Survival of the Fitting: 10 important trends to survive Digital Darwinism

Digital Darwinism is a phenomenon when technology and society evolve faster than the ability to adapt. And, it threatens rigid and traditional practices everywhere. It’s no longer just survival of the fittest, but also survival of the fitting.  Businesses must earn relevance and to do so requires much more than adoption of the latest technologies or launching endeavors in the latest social or app flavor of the month. Indeed, this post requires not only your pinterest, but your dedication and…

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