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How to Transform in a Time of Uncertainty; The Path to Personal and Professional ROI (Return on Innovation)

How to Transform in a Time of Uncertainty; The Path to Personal and Professional ROI (Return on Innovation)

The following was written as a prelude to a keynote presentation for a global company undergoing massive transformation. May it also inspire you in your work to bring about meaningful change… Change isn’t easy. This is why “business as usual” constistently becomes the status quo. Unless we decide to move in a new direction, nothing really changes. No matter our experience and beliefs, no matter how many new things we surround ourselves with, we aren’t really moving in a new…

Brian Solis Urges Businesses to Look Forward

Brian Solis Urges Businesses to Look Forward

via 21st Arkansas Business and Century Business Forum Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige was known for saying, “Don’t look back; something might be gaining on you.” Futurist Brian Solis shares that belief, especially as it pertains to businesses and their need to look forward, not back. That need is even more poignant in this post-pandemic world, according to Solis, who maintains that businesses should not be yearning for a return to the old normal but rather must adapt to…

Conga Connect Keynote: The Importance of Digital Empathy in a Digital-First World

Conga Connect Keynote: The Importance of Digital Empathy in a Digital-First World

Brian Solis will keynote Conga Connect Live 2021 along side Serena Williams and Frank Blake, Chairman of Delta Air Lines. Wow! While working digitally, it’s easy to forget we’re all human and that what we see on the screen doesn’t always reveal what people are really feeling. Brian will present on “The Importance of Digital Empathy in a Digital-First World.” Join Brian Solis, Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, 8-times best-selling author, and digital anthropologist, for a discussion on how we…

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,…

Brian Solis Shares 5 Laws of Resilient Innovation via Singularity U

Brian Solis Shares 5 Laws of Resilient Innovation via Singularity U

Reflective of its title “5 Laws of Resilient Innovation,” an article posted on the Singularity University site, Brian Solis shares his observation of trends and best practices that help businesses explore ways forward. Solis starts the piece talking about his concept of Digital Darwinism and why in this current world, companies need to adapt…or die. “Right now,” he writes, “there are new breeds of investors, startups, competitors, and operating models with the sole purpose of exploiting vulnerabilities. In themselves, this…

The End of Business as Usual Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution – GetAbstract

The End of Business as Usual Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution – GetAbstract

For those who don’t have the time to read an entire book, but still need the benefits of doing so, I present to you…GetAbstract. I’m proud to announce that The End of Business as Usual Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution is now available, along with X, WTF, Engage!, and others! — Before the Internet and social media, consumers who didn’t like a store told a few friends, sent an angry letter or just never…

The State of Digital Transformation: What Are 2019’s Key Drivers?

The State of Digital Transformation: What Are 2019’s Key Drivers?

Here are the key drivers of digital transformation my latest report on the subject, The 2019 State of Digital Transformation. Learn about the trends that are shaping digital transformation efforts across organizations and actionable strategies for accelerating the evolution of transformation to drive growth. Brian Solis, Author, Keynote Speaker, Futurist Brian Solis is principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, the digital analyst group at Prophet, Brian is a world renowned keynote speakerand 8x best-selling author. In his new book, Lifescale: How to live a more…

Agility is the Key to Relevance

Agility is the Key to Relevance

On the importance of agility… Agility is a way of thinking and working. It’s an open and aspirational mindset, perspective and constant series of actions that incessantly seek to deliver new value to evolving markets. Agility is the key to relevance. Brian Solis, Author, Speaker, Futurist Brian Solis is principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, the digital analyst group at Prophet, Brian is a world renowned keynote speakerand 8x best-selling author. In his new book, Lifescale: How to live a more creative, productive and happy…

How to Be Disruptive and not Disrupted – Motivation for Tomorrow’s Innovators

How to Be Disruptive and not Disrupted – Motivation for Tomorrow’s Innovators

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….

The Frozen Middle Separates Management from Leadership (and Innovation)

The Frozen Middle Separates Management from Leadership (and Innovation)

Illustration created with culture design firm @GapingVoid We live in a time of digital Darwinism. As technology evolves so do markets. And as they evolve, behaviors, values and norms also adapt. This sets the stage for the widespread disruption that we are witnessing today. Regrettably, or not, many reigning executives are not experienced to lead growth and innovation strategies as disruptive technologies radically shift everything around them. Yet, no matter how well we study history, it’s always doomed to repeat itself….

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