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Digital Detox is not the Long-Term Answer to the Effects of Digital Distractions and Addiction

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 also there to support.

On his return to Melbourne from Austin, Monty passed through San Francisco. We met at the Pullman Hotel in Silicon Valley and talked about the effects of working and living in a hyperconnected world.

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.

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Photo by Jens Johnsson on Unsplash

About Brian Solis

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 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.

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