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12.17: Living in a Distracted World with Brian Solis

December 17, 2019

Living in a Distracted World with Brian Solis
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
DocuSign Executive Briefing Center
221 Main St., San Francisco, CA
5:30 - 8:00 pm


Brian Solis is a long-time friend of SF New Tech going back to our very early days. He's also a Silicon Valley veteran having helped launch and advise countless startups, enterprise technology companies and brands around the world.

Brian will join us for a special evening to host an important conversation about the relationship we have with technology and also share insights from his new best-seller, Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy Life

In Lifescale, Brian explores the incredible effects of digital distraction on our personal and professional lives and what we need to do about it.

Are distractions running your life? Join the conversation -- and let's get after it.


Somewhere along the way, we got distracted. As much as we multitask, love our devices and feel like we’re in control, deep down we know that something is off. Shortened attention spans, declines in critical thinking, lack of sleep, self-doubt and decreased creativity are just some of the effects coming to light in an age of digital distraction.

It’s time to reclaim our lives. It’s time to take control.

Lifescale is a journey of self-discovery and growth. It’s about getting back into balance and remastering our destinies. Author Brian Solis knows first-hand. He struggled with distraction and all of its ill-effects. To get his life back, he developed a set of techniques, exercises, and thought experiments designed to tame the chaos, and positively and productively navigate our day-to-day lives. Instead of falling victim to the never-ending cycle of newsfeeds, Likes, addictive apps, and boredom scrolling (aka the endless scroll), we can learn to manage our time and inspire our own lives in a way that will bring meaning back—without sacrificing the benefits that our devices bring us.

In Lifescale, Brian has done the legwork to pull together scientific findings and practical tools into one book. Readers—especially those who are distracted—will connect with the humor, pathos, and inspiration inside. Using this book’s simple but powerful lessons, we can:

◙ Identify sources of distraction and turn attention toward creativity and productivity

◙ Understand and resist the manipulative techniques that turn us into digital addicts

◙ Find meaning and purpose to guide our time in more meaningful ways

◙ Visualize future success to successfully dive into deep work and stop procrastinating

◙ Break bad habits, establish rituals and routines that help you achieve goals

◙ Nurture imagination and learn to express ourselves more artistically

◙ Maximize productivity with simple but effective strategies

◙ Focus for extended periods and make breaks more restorative

◙ Foster a strong sense of purpose in life and identify the steps needed to bring it to life every day

◙ Smile more and build self-esteem

With the renewed perspective Lifescale offers, we can finally learn to prioritize what matters, and live our digital and physical lives with intention and true happiness.

About Brian

Brian Solis is a world-renowned digital analyst, anthropologist and futurist who has been called "one of the greatest digital analysts of our time.” Brian is also a world-class keynote speaker and an 8x best-selling author. His latest books include, Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy Life, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, and What’s the Future of Business aka WTF.

Based in Silicon Valley, Solis studies disruptive technologies and its impact on business as well as innovation, experience design, culture dynamics and digital behaviors. Through his research and published work, he humanizes disruptive trends to help leaders understand how technology, markets and people are evolving and how to drive innovation and growth.

With a loyal online audience of over 700,000 people online, his work makes him a sought-after thought-leader to leading brands, celebrities such as Oprah, Shaq and Ashton Kutcher and over 1,000 startups around the world.

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