I’ve put together a roundup of posts this week from some of my favorite Social Media Bloggers to help you navigate the Disruptive Digital Landscape as it continues to evolve ever faster.
The first post is from Brian Solis @briansolisDigital Darwinism: Who’s Next? It is his intro post for his new book “The End of Business as Usual” In this post which is the first in a series he says “The reality is that we live and compete in a perpetual era of Digital Darwinism, the evolution of consumer behavior when society and technology evolve faster than our ability to adapt. This isn’t just a matter of survival of the fittest, this is a long-term commitment to earning relevance by consistently seeing what others don’t, listening to the needs of customers, and delivering experiences that are worth repeating and sharing.”
The second post is from @mitchjoel New Ways of Working From his blog Six Pixels of Separation “Success comes from not just accepting the new but working in the new. Do your best to constantly look, evaluate and integrate new ways of working. Along with that, it’s critical to be a student in the course of life on new ways of working. In the end, this is where you will find an edge and a new perspective in your work.”
The 3rd post is from @TerryHeaton Dissing Harvey Levin (and entirely missing the point) From his PoMo Blog In the post he discusses Harvey Levin’s warning to the National Press Club “Your business model is broken. Your future is in jeopardy. Adapt or Die.” and the backlash from Traditional Media, who attacked the messenger and left the message in the trash. Terry closes with this statement “Harvey Levin does have an important message for media, and it isn’t simply “gossip sells.” We need to get off our high horses and listen.”
And the final post is from @britopian From his Blog Smart Business, Social Business Will Bank of America Listen to the Social Customer? In it he asks if BofA is even listening to their customers online and makes note that several of their competitors are jumping into the Social Fray and reminding customers that they don’t charge the fees that BofA does, he reminds us that the Social Customer can “affect others purchase decisions through Organic conversations whether good or bad”
My takeaway from these posts is that you have to not only be willing to Adapt you have to seek out those opportunities to Change before your competition sees it coming, to be the early adopter, to be the risk taker, if not then you might as well just saddle up your Dinosaur and ride off into the sunset.
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Mack is the CEO and Emmy Award Winning Creative Director for FX Design Group & Giant Octopus and has a wide range of Scenic and Lighting Design experience with well over a thousand shows and projects under his belt. His resume includes Designs for Theatre, Dance, Opera, Theme Parks, Corporate and Live Events and Television, in addition to Scenic and Lighting Design Mack has also served his clients as producer, technical director and stage manager, with numerous awards for his creative designs, including two Emmys.
Mack holds a degree in Theatre from the University of Central Florida where he met his wife Penny. They have 2 sons Kyle and Ryan, 2 dogs, and 4 birds. In addition to his day job Mack’s Blog posts will cover his other Passions: Social Media, Broadcast and the E-Merging Media trend we call Social TV, Bar-B-Q, Golf, Books, Marketing, Theater, Movies, College Football and Education.