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Florie Brizel has a diversified background in visual and verbal communications, with experience as a commercial and television producer, published author, ghostwriter, photo editor, and web designer.  She has earned a reputation as an original and bold thinker who glides easily between cultures and generations.

Since 2003, Ms. Brizel has immersed herself in learning about mobile and wireless technology. She believes the rapid international adoption of mobile use is no less significant a developmental milestone than the Industrial Revolution was at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Unlike the environmental crisis wrought by the Industrial Revolution 100 years after its inception, the mobile industry must ensure responsible future growth on a global level to preclude a negative impact on human development.

Ms. Brizel seeks to establish Mobilology as a new social science and bona fide academic discipline at the university level around the world.  By exposing young people (whose daily lives become evermore dependent upon mobile devices) to mobile’s pervasive and often subtle effects on how we think and act, she hopes to inspire advanced study of Mobilology.

She has begun to lecture about Mobilology around the world and finds her message is now heartily embraced. An academic matrix for Mobilology will provide not only context for scholars’ work, but also a vital bridge for connecting today’s and tomorrow’s mobile thought leaders around the world. Dialogue between higher education and the global mobile industry will increase collaboration, enhance innovation, and help two gigantic existing communities link for tangible mutual benefit.

In 2009, she spent seven weeks in Berlin mentoring 28 exceptional thinkers under age 30 from around the world at Palomar5, a residency-based technology innovation incubator (funded by Deutsche Telekom) charged with conceiving and prototyping working/living environments of the future.

Today, Ms. Brizel is highly sought after by a variety of clients in the public and private sectors for her ability to analyze their communication objectives and strategize best ways to achieve them.

Florie Brizel began her career in New York at the award-winning Lord, Geller, Federico, Einstein Advertising (IBM, Tiffany & Co., The New Yorker). She also has worked as an associate producer for MTV/Nickelodeon, and freelanced as a photo editor at The National Sports Daily newspaper, working for legendary photographer Neil Leifer.

In 1990, she moved to Los Angeles and remained in television production until joining Baker, Winokur, Ryder Public Relations (LA & NY) in 1996 as a staff writer. There, she created highly targeted promotional literature for corporations, high-profile individuals, health care entities, celebrities, events and products. She left to pursue her own clients in 1997, and within two years was hired as a senior writer by Homestore.com, a publicly held company of 2000 employees.

In 2002, she co-authored her first book, Words That Shook the World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events (Prentice Hall Press), which has sold nearly 75,000 copies. Her second book, Sinai Temple: A Centennial History, was a 200-page narrative about the oldest Conservative synagogue west of the Mississippi.

She continues to consult in numerous capacities on other authors’ books and articles (both fiction and non-fiction), and has been hired to write content for several websites. Her ghostwriting has run in such publications as the Los Angeles Business Journal, Billboard magazine, and Newsmax magazine, to name but a few.

She also provides occasional commentary for the LBN E-lert, a daily online and mobile newsletter featuring breaking political, media and entertainment news that currently reaches 474,000 influencers in all 50 of the United States and 25 foreign countries.

Ms. Brizel is a member of the Dutch think tank FreedomLab Future Studies, her work has been written about in The Huffington Post, and she is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club.  She happily continues to mentor many of the young people she met in Berlin.