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I’ve known Monty Hamilton for the better part of 10 years. He was the architect of one of my favorite conferences, The Australian Digital Summit in Sydney and Melbourne. He also currently advises and hosts the incredible Pivot conference in Geelong. I’ve had the privilege of keynoting both. After not seeing Monty for quite some time, I was lucky enough to catch up with him on a couple of back-to-back occasions in 2019…SXSW in Austin and twice in Silicon Valley (where I live). Just to give you an idea about my friendship with Monty, he was at my home when I finalized the manuscript for Lifescale. In fact, Monty is the inspiration behind the subtitle, “How to live a more creative, productive and happy life.” When I was given a special session SXSW to share the story of Lifescale, Monty was there to support. Following the session, we
to shoot a video about the key topics in the book/presentation. But, as anyone who has attended SXSW knows, doing so, even with the best of intentions, is usually not practical. Instead, Monty was passing through San Francisco on his way back to Melbourne and thus, we had to make time. We met at the Pullman Hotel in Redwood Shores near Oracle’s headquarters. While it may look like we organized a proper set in the hotel, we actually took over an available ballroom, found a couple of chairs, used a phone flashlight for lighting and started shooting. Here’s the result… Is your hyperconnected, notification-filled life distracting you from achieving your best work? Monty Hamilton talks to author Brian Solis about his research into the benefits of balancing work, life and tech – and why the digital detox trend may be a step too far. Read the full article on PwC’s Digital Pulse. Lifescale on Amazon Photo by Jens Johnsson on Unsplash
About Brian SolisBrian 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 life, Brian tackles the struggles of living in a world rife with constant digital distractions. His model for “Lifescaling” helps readers overcome the unforeseen consequences of living a digital life to break away from diversions, focus on what’s important, spark newfound creativity and unlock new possibilities. His previous book, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, explores the future of brand and customer engagement through experience design. Please, invite him to speak at your event or bring him in to inspire colleagues and fellow executives/boards.
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