Life Beyond-Productivity: A Day in February 2027 ūüėé ūüöĀ ūüĎĆ ~ Online Highfliers Issue 22

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Life Beyond-Productivity: A Day in February 2027 ¬†ūüė鬆ūüöĀ¬†ūüĎĆ

 

Hi Sam

Welcome to the 22nd edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

The subject this time round is Life Beyond Productivity.

It’s a slight change of format, inspired by what I’ve been researching. Let me know if you like it.

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Have you ever wondered what your life will be like in 10 years time?

I’ve written a story of a day in February 2027, complete with possible tech (robots, house help, passenger drones, health data and more). I’ve referred to it as “Life Beyond Productivity” as we’ll be integrating robots / AI / machine learning into our lives within the next 10 years and I imagine by 2027 we will have learnt a lot about how we best operate in life, work and any other aspect.

This story is a playful look on this subject and I wonder if it may be easier for people to understand what could be coming through this ‘a day in the life’ style. The first part of the day is below (click on the link to read the full story) and perhaps as you’re reading it wonder:

“What will my life be like in February 2027?”

A Day in February 2027

New tunes wake me. It’s 6am. The music is new to me and was chosen from analysing my body’s morning brainwaves. It has the desired effect: I’m feeling ultra-calm. A great way to start the day.

My partner is sleeping in today so the music is playing through my ear implant. I get out of our ultra-comfortable bed. It dynamically moulds to each of our bodies and is made from materials that aid sleep (we used tech that matches our health data and personal preferences). Plus the bedding regulates our temperatures. I daresay if I checked my overnight sleep data I’ve had a deep, high quality sleep which is a regular occurrence, on-par with others of similar DNA and age.

The blinds automatically open showing the view and I glance at the superimposed weather and surf forecast for today as I pad into our ensuite. The lights come on at the morning brightness setting. I brush my teeth with a comfortable toothbrush and floss ‚Äď they‚Äôre both designed for my specific mouth conditions and their sensors take another reading on my health. On the mirror, I see there‚Äôs only one preventative health measure prescribed (tablets, food or exercise) ‚Äď there‚Äôll be a slow release Vitamin D supplement in my morning juice.

Being increasingly aware of my health data over the past 10 years has been a blessing and a curse. The past 3 years I‚Äôve actively worked on improving my body‚Äôs nutrient absorption, gave up coffee and I‚Äôve increased my bone strength. The blessing is all that comes from better health, the curse is the extra logistics to do what‚Äôs prescribed ‚Äď this is part of the reason we invested in Marta (She‚Äôs our house help (robot)) and since then, things have been super easy, assisted by ultra-fast home-delivery of such a wide selection of specific foods that are good for our health ‚Äď raw, pre-prepared or fully-cooked.

I change into workout gear that has the usually sensors and temperature-regulation and head downstairs, saying ‚ÄúHi‚ÄĚ to Marta ‚Äď she‚Äôs preparing our breakfasts. I can hear the kitchen 3D printer creating my Vitamin D supplement.

Popping my slim headset on I see our spare room transform to a workout room with my (virtual) personal trainer. My implants and house sensors accurately track my vitals and workout results. As my workout finishes my favourite beach surrounds me as the environment changes for a guided meditation. The technology has worked out from my current brainwaves, recent moods and today’s schedule that the meditation length will be 9 minutes.

I head into the kitchen ready for Marta’s green juice. She’s just started making my cooked breakfast in our tiny kitchen with it’s few, multi-functional gadgets. Cooking from scratch these days is a novelty with so many accessible, delicious, healthy, quick options. Since the identification of so many health-affecting germs over the past 10 years and home help that can eradicate them real-time with sustainable products, everything on the food front is so easy.

Marta suggests I chat with my cousin who’s free. While I eat breakfast we chat generally then notice the suggested discussion topics on our hologram screens that then strengthen our conversation (recent birthdays, family activities, new health innovations and her recent virtual build of another use for their spare room). At the end of the call I see that my productivity tech picked up a couple of actions we talked about and is already making them happen (namely logistics for our next catch up and booking in time to try out my cousin’s new virtual room that could be useful in our home). It’s great to be in regular contact which is now easier owing to less work hours these days.

After the call, my mobile hologram switches to my fun, daily checks of today’s selections for travel (air/passenger drones and ground/self-driven capsules), clothing and meals. A quick scan has me aware and satisfied. There’s nothing to alter and I’m mindful that my (artificial) assistants are constantly learning and their suggested selections and automated choices are amazingly helpful now both as time savers, productivity enhancement and to free my mind of mundane decisions. I review Marta’s list of suggested actions to have our life running smoothly and agree to most and answer outstanding questions via verbal comment. Marta receives this information immediately and starts working on it while she’s sorting the washing.

I pad upstairs to our wardrobe and see today’s outfit suggested by my stylist. She’s had such a fast knack of finding great clothes that are ultra-comfortable, made of sustainable fabrics (my tech identified I’ve a sensitivity to certain dyes), and incorporate useful new tech. She’s cleverly integrated tech and data to complement her work skills and experience. She’s based in Tel Aviv.

Her process starts by her tech analysing (pretty much) the world‚Äôs outfits based on my measurements, my personal and health data (including my skin toning) as well as all of my data on the internet (much of this shows my preferences for style and lifestyle). It then gathers 1,000 outfits and as you skim through the first 20 many are discarded with respect to what you don‚Äôt like. ‚Äď saying what you do and don‚Äôt like ‚Äď it has worked out a wardrobe. I particularly like the colour pallets, the consistent geometric tailored necklines with a hint of femininity from the 20‚Äôs, and that every outfit has a pocket (I remember a time when women‚Äôs fashion didn‚Äôt). Over the following three weeks and then the following seasons, the stylist checks in with suggested tweaks. Now it constantly receives measurements via my sensors and fast communication connections and combines it with a vast database of new clothes and fabrics. She‚Äôs saved us time and money as my clothes and wardrobe is actually pretty small and much has been printed at home ‚Äď including accessories from the library she has installed on our 3D printer.

My clothing style is quickly solidifying. It’s been an enlightening process as I was never that interested in clothes before though my style is now clear and we’ve co-designed unique pieces that work so well that they’re being sold and I gain a small commission. Who knew there were others who wanted similar pieces to me!

I head down to my office where there’s a standup desk with VR 3D sensors around it, and (old school style) a physical A3 sketch pad with a few colourful pens ready to go for jotting ideas. A tea (tailored for concentration) is atop my standup desk. I sip it while I look at today’s list aside my computer. There’s not much to do before my surf this afternoon.

I voice activate my virtual office and the team appears around me. We’re a specialised think tank that finds current and future opportunities for subscribed companies. It’s fast, focused, fascinating and exhilarating work. The team (from Madrid, Yemen, Paris, Boston, Argentina and Melbourne) is a lot of fun. Practical jokes are a regular occurrence. Today we’re scoping the impacts and the opportunities from a potential new piece of software to incorporate through an organisation. If it works for this organisation, we’ll include it as a quick-to-implement bonus report for other relevant customers. We do a quick brainstorm for 30 minutes, then 20 minutes to see how far we can implement / analyse on our own, onto a 20 minute focused debrief with next steps. Dynamic, fun and interesting.

We check in with each other and see what’s happened overnight on other projects and ideas. A new system we suggested for a client has worked well (all implemented by specialised robots). After a high five (that feels real!) and a check in about other plans we say bye, leaving our virtual assistant (robots) to sort out the details of our next meetings and some of the actions we agreed on. I write a few notes, send a few messages to gain more information on a few things, check in with my assistant to answer her questions.

Marta calls out that my transport is here to take me to a new cafe for lunch. It’s 15 minutes by passenger drone. I’ve heard it has the latest tech to integrate personal taste preferences and health data into their menu which is co-designed each day by a local chef, a coastal nutrition expert, and the latest health AI. Marta uploaded my health data and personal preferences this morning.

… the rest of the day is here (click this link).

 

Image credit: Business Insider and Moley Robotics

I hope you enjoyed the story and perhaps your reflection. What will your life be like? I’d love to hear your perspective. Shoot me a reply with ideas, challenging comments, or even questions to expand parts of this story. I’ll be fascinated.

Here are aspects I wanted to incorporate:
– constant experimentation
– feedback loops
Рshared collective data Рit’s more interesting and useful to share data and experiences
– consistent, startling innovation that reduces life friction
– less work
– an individual’s refinement of style, productivity and attention
– smaller houses as VR transforms spaces

Be aware, take an interest and guide your world.

Fly high,

~ Sam

RunwayDigital.com

 

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Deep Work, Self-Driving Cars, Automation & Great Online Presence ūüĎÄ ūüöė ūüéį ūüėä~ Online Highfliers Issue 21

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Deep Work, Self-Driving Cars, Automation & Great Online Presence ūüĎÄ ūüöė ūüéį ūüėä

Hi,

Welcome to the 21st edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

The subject this time round is Deep Work.

Ready? Let’s focus…

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Deep Work

Hi from Torquay, overlooking the waves rolling in. I’m freshly inspired from listening to Cal Newport’s “Deep Work”. These words are interesting:

‚ÄúIn this new economy, three groups will have a particular advantage: those who can work well and creatively with intelligent machines, those who are the best at what they do, and those with access to capital.‚Ä̬†

“To remain valuable in our economy, therefore, you must master the art of quickly learning complicated things. This task requires deep work.
If you don‚Äôt cultivate this ability, you‚Äôre likely to fall behind as technology advances.”

Cal’s book is fascinating with quickly actionable tips and this is a great list by Ryan Holiday on¬†how he does deep work. Fascinating.

Things getting too heavy?

“Piaggio recently unveiled the company’s first product, a personal cargo robot named Gita. The bot can carry up to 40 pounds autonomously using maps, or by following a human operating the bot’s path… It’s fast enough to keep up with you on a bike (22MPH), and [has] the “human agility” needed to navigate sidewalks.” via Peter Diamandis

Gita and other helpful-to-humans technology excites me! You too?

 

Self-driving cars: coming sooner

Recently in conversations I’ve suggested we’ll use self-driving cars sooner than expected, for a couple of reasons:

  1. With so many other things to do, see, read, watch, catch up on (including sleep), car driving will start to be less of interest compared to other things we could do.
  2. As more images of newly designed car interiors (movie cinema, sleeping pod, working space / shared office) appear the idea of the car being a location to do other things than drive will grow on us… quickly.

Automation and employment

This graph shows job titles and their probability for automation. It’s worth reading the sidebar too. It’s from this month’s¬†Oxford University and Citibank Report (good article to read).
“the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining.” Stephen Hawking

I’ve also recently heard the entrancing term the “post-work economy”. Universal Basic Income anyone? What do you think?

Favourite reads & listens:

Great online presence:

 

Happy week!

Sam
RunwayDigital.com

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Average is Dead, Designing your 2017 & Employee Experiences ūüėé ūüėÉ ūüėć ~ Online Highfliers Issue 20

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Average is Dead, Designing your 2017 & Employee Experiences ūüėé ūüėÉ ūüėć

Hi,

Welcome to the 20th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

The subject this time round is Average is Dead.

The Age of Average is Dead. Yippeee!

I’ve started listening to newly released “Thankyou for Being Late” which is “an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the 21st century” by the “Pulitzer Prize winner and number one international best-selling author of The World Is Flat”.¬†A short way in, it’s already a great reflection on now and where we have the potential to head. Author Thomas L. Friedman mentions how Uber has removed layers of complexity for consumers – there’s no longer the need to call, schedule, trust a taxi will arrive,… Combined with others I’ve listened to recently concurring that the age of average is dead, it’s great to reflect on what Uber now provides and how it’s reduced effort, increased simplicity and even made the experience more enjoyable. What other complexities that we deal with day-to-day will be simplified to make life easier? So exciting.

 

Viktor & Rolf Exhibition

If you’re in Melbourne please head to the Viktor Rolf exhibition! It is a showcase of masterpieces of focus, determination, haute couture, craftsmanship, design, production, innovation and more. Absolutely exceptional. My photos are here. (Don’t peak if you’re going.)

 

 

 

Constant Learning is Here to Stay

We’re now in a fabulous time for humanity (move over negativity) and with it comes faster work environments and constant learning. Don’t freak out! Get an proactive, digitally-aware mindset. Get learning! Here’s your Digital Learning checklist¬†(scroll down to where it says “Here is your Digital Learning Plan”). Use it to check you’re up to speed with current digital knowledge and send it to peers at work. Set time each week to fill each piece (it may take a lot less time than expected and give you great pride too).

2017 is Your Year!

Last year two of my legendary friends signed up for beginner ice hockey lessons. After the first few sessions they’d fallen in love with the sport and they’ve since fitted in practicing at the ice rink every day or two at lunch time or after work or… whenever! They run their own businesses and have full lives. They’ve made a new, exhilarating hobby fit in their lives.¬†I’ve recently had a similar experience with surfing – I get so much done after a morning surf! What life priority / hobby is creating this sort of focus for you this year? Food for thought… Imagine altering your diary so you could be at [enter your equivalent to the ice hockey rink / surf break here] every day and that helped your productivity… Have fun!

 

Virtual Reality Excitement

An Australian VR start-up is creating accurate, virtual reconstructions of long-lost structures.

 

 

Long-Term Planning

Given¬†the person who’ll live to be 1000 years old is quite possibly alive (is it you?)… 1,000 year planning may be realistic. What would your plans incorporate if they were 10 year plans or 50 or 100 or more?

iWatch Tip

Do you have an iwatch? What face works for you? Here’s mine. I’m loving clicking the workout icon on the bottom-right, choosing ‘Other’ then ‘Surfing’ ūüôā Here’s a simple introduction¬†on how to use the workout mode.

 

 

 

Favourite reads & listens:

Have a great evening / day!

Fly high online,

~ Sam RunwayDigital.com

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Flying in VR, Stem Cell Developments & LinkedIn 2017 ūüĆŹ ūüíČ ūüíé ~ Online Highfliers Issue 19

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Flying in VR, Stem Cell Developments & LinkedIn 2017 ūüĆŹ ūüíČ ūüíé

Hi,

Welcome to the 19th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

The subject this time round is 2017 Success¬†and I’ve included¬†great links on Virtual Reality and stem cell developments.

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Fantastic 2017

Getting annual health checks in January has me feel soooo organised and glowing with satisfaction for the rest of the year.

“I did that in January!”

Let’s create that feeling for you with your LinkedIn profile:

1. Book¬†30 minutes in your diary in the next fortnight to polish your LinkedIn¬†so it’s ready for the rest of the year.

2. In that 30 minutes either use these free tips¬†or¬†download our new, 2017 version of¬†The Standout Professional’s LinkedIn workbook¬†(see discount details below).

The new, 2017 version just left¬†the¬†maintenance sheds. Thankfully I had¬†less updates to do¬†than expected and really¬†enjoyed the process of refining¬†last year’s work.

We’ve also updated the price to $19 so more people can learn and if you use this discount code mylinkedinrocks in the next week¬†it’s $10 and remember the bonus tips at the end. Thanks for being a reader ūüôā

If you’ve already bought a copy, you’ll receive an email with¬†an updated link so you can use the latest version.

As always, reply to let me know¬†how you’re going.¬†I’m keen to help.

This week’s favourite reads & listens:

  • Always wanted to fly? This VR suit excites the mind with possibilities. Learn more about it and VR/AR news¬†here¬†and remember the Voices of VR podcast – choose the topic you’re interested in and learn about Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality through your preferred lens.
  • Quickly get updated on stem cells. This is an especially great read if stem cells have sounded too complicated to date. Includes the latest developments from banking your children’s stem cells to stem cell transfusions. Amazing. It’s by Peter Diamandis who’s gathering a wonderful selection of futuristic topics on his blog¬†– flick through and read a couple of topics that attract your eyes.
  • Ross Hill’s uplifting, new post¬†on space:¬†one of humanity’s next frontiers.
  • Interesting to see what’s being discussed at Davos today.
  • Especially insightful for Aussie women, this Ita Buttrose podcast with Mia Freedman¬†showcases Ita as¬†a successful, strong, disciplined female as well as being a fun and engaging review of how far we’ve come in the media industry. Refreshing.
  • What are you enjoying at the moment?

I wish you all a wonderful week. Press reply let’s chat¬†¬†ūüĎč

Fly high online,

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

P.S. Another New Year’s tip is to unsubscribe from newsletters that are no longer WOWing you or those that sit in your inbox that never get read. Be ruthless and feel lighter from it! If you’re on gmail¬†unrollme¬†lists all your subscriptions and unsubscribes at the click of a button (I’ve just used it).

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2017 LinkedIn Book

Quick update from the Runway Digital Maintenance sheds. “Hi!”

We’ve updated our 2016 The Standout Professional’s LinkedIn workbook so it’s great for 2017 and dropped the price too so more people can gain.

Check in here to receive your guide and fast-track to an incredible LinkedIn profile.

Thankyou! Happy 2017 ūüôŹ ‚≠ź ~ Online Highfliers Issue 18

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Thankyou! Happy 2017 ūüôŹ ‚≠ź

Hi,

Welcome to the 18th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

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Happy 2017!

Are you enjoying the start of 2017?

I’ve a great feeling about this year. I hope you do too.

Here at Payne’s Hut¬†we had big Summer rains that cleared to radiant blue skies, an exceptionally starry sky on New Year’s Eve and right now there’s a breeze just strong enough to rustle the leaves on the trees, adding to the serenity.

So many kookaburra choruses and much birdsong.

It’s a great way to enjoy the start of 2017.

Payne’s Hut a couple of days ago. You’ll see a few more updates from here on Instagram.

Thankyou.

As the year starts, thankyou for being a reader of this newsletter. May your online presence be impressing your target audience and your awareness of current business trends be helping your work.

Your replies fascinate me and each time a person subscribes I get excited that someone has received (& I potentially gained from) the LinkedIn checklist and 10 page preview of the LinkedIn workbook I wrote.

Last year I wrote fortnightly letters for more than half the year and blogged a lot (mainly about LinkedIn and online presence). I learnt from you and attracted more people to samantha bell.com.au and runwaydigital.com. The simple tips seem to be working for people. I’m delighted.

What I loved the most are the conversations that happened via email. Like I mentioned before, I ALWAYS read your email replies and I try my best to reply – even if I take time to do so!

Will I continue in 2017?

Yes! I’m excited to continue sharing what I learn and I believe so much in the greater gains from having the discipline to do so.

I’ll continue to increase the quality and experiment with the format of this email this year. I’m always open to your feedback and I think the format right now with a topic or two, favourite links and a shot of inspiration is working well. I appreciate your feedback and I’ll keep encouraging you to do so.

The topics I write about change a lot as I enjoy a wide range of topics – especially those that are impacting our life and work. One day I write about self driving cars, and another day about something very specific to business or LinkedIn or online presence.

This letter is a side project, and currently costs me about $120 a year to run and if I help a person or two in a positive way with every letter, it’s completely worth it.

Unsubscribe!

One thing I’d greatly appreciate is that if you’ve found you’re not interested in reading, you might want to un-subscribe right now. It benefits both of us. (unsubscribe link in the footer of this email)

Here are my latest favourite listens (in amongst the kookaburra laughter):

What are you listening to, learning about or reading?

Thank you again for reading, and I’ll write to you again in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your holidays and kicking off 2017.

Fly high in life and online this year (apologies to those afraid of heights),

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

P.S. Want to contribute to this email? Submit your questions or topic recommendations right here. I promise I read them & they will inspire new articles which I hope to answer your questions with.

P.P.S. Start off the year with a strong online profile and attract new opportunities. Here is my LinkedIn book, our online flight training and the next available online coaching slot is the 2nd February.

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Universal Basic Income, Home Automation & Human Intelligence ūüíĪ ūüõÄ ūüėá ~ Online Highfliers Issue 17

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Universal Basic Income, Home Automation & Human Intelligence ūüíĪ ūüõÄ ūüėá

Hi,

Welcome to the 17th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

The subject this time round is Universal Basic Income and Home Automation.

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Yesterday was a brilliant blue sky day so I went surfing and work happened late into the evening. #ChooseLife

Let’s get into today’s newsletter.

We’re in enthralling times with a call for a Universal Basic Income and a stronger pull in society for home / life automation.

Universal Basic Income

With automation becoming part of every day life and work, the ongoing conversation of human jobs being made redundant occurs more often. One idea gaining attention is a Universal Basic Income (UBI).

“Universal basic income (UBI) is a policy in which all citizens of a country regularly receive an unconditional sum of money, either from a government or some other public institution, in addition to any income received from other means.

Is it actually a solution to technological unemployment?

Can governments react quickly enough, given the pace of innovation and automation in tech?

…will we still have to go through a turbulent, violent period as we redistribute our labor in a world of robots and AI?”

Quickly get up to speed with this¬†short video and if you’ve more time, this¬†interesting read¬†– both from Peter Diamandis. (Fascinating to read about Manitoba’s success.)

Home Automation

This image and title caught my attention this morning and¬†the enjoyable and short article¬†explains why we’ll see an increasing pull for toasters, washing machines and other home devices to become smart.

A longer read is this one from Mark Zuckerburg of Facebook who spent 2016 automating his house.

Favourite reads

  • Keep this for your holiday reading. “When HI combines with AI, we will have the most significant advancement to our capabilities of thought, creativity and intelligence that we will have ever had in history.”
  • Have a play:¬†Virtual Reality, Yosemite and Obama. Great to see how 21st Century Fox is doing¬†VR.
  • If you missed Kevin Kelly’s “The Inevitable” book that described the potential impact of 12 incoming tech forces, here’s a 16 min intro via TED talks.
  • Stephen Hawking’s encouragement for the elites and his view on Brexit, Trump, and tech. “We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it.”
  • What I learned from 100 days of rejection” by Jia Jiang. Entertaining and insightful.
  • If you’re a parent or fascinated by learning new things, check out “The Kid Should See This” – “gathers the best short videos that explain how the world works. Subjects includes nature, science, technology, art, politics,…2600 videos” Thanks to Kevin Kelly for the heads up.
  • Learn about Mindfulness and Thriving via Arianna Huffington’s¬†(of Huffington Post fame) Thrive Global initiative.

Great online presence

I wish you a sensational new year.

What do you have planned?

Great to have you onboard,

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

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How To Build Your Network Of Online Advisors ūüĎĆ ūüí™ ūüĎÄ ~ Online Highfliers Issue 16

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How To Build Your Network Of Online Advisors ūüĎĆ ūüí™ ūüĎÄ

Hi,

Welcome to the 16th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

The subject this time round is Growing your Network online.

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Pull up a chair, I’m here to tell you a short story that goes a lil’ somethin’ like this ~

In October I was contacted by Troy who found me on LinkedIn through my connection to the Do Lectures.

I saw the Clippings page on his website and was inspired. After a few LinkedIn messages, we established similar interests, caught up for a coffee, learnt¬†about each others’ work,¬†exchanged a few more links and set the intent to stay in contact.¬†It’ll be fun to work together if it happens. Already I’ve gained so much from the links in the original messages.

One of the links¬†was this enthralling¬†short¬†film that led me to Chris Burkard’s photography¬†which has completely WOWed me. I’ve the feeling of incredulousness (yep, that’s a word) and joy when I see his photos.

Let’s break it down.

1. Troy found me on LinkedIn.

Tip: Get your online profile up to date and set up well for people searching for someone with your experience, interests and intentions.

2. Sam has an interesting LinkedIn profile. 

Tip: Think of what is unique for about you and how you wish to represent that uniqueness as best as you can and work out who you wish to attract. Who would you be rapt to attract? Write to them on your website,¬†LinkedIn, other social media sites, email newsletter, and/or blog. Create some mystery so they’ll get in touch…

(We can help if you’re keen.)

3. Troy has an interesting website.

Tip: Setup your online profile for opportunities with new employers, recruiters, clients, media, advisors, supporters, collaborators… think about the broad range of people you wish to attract.

We’re in a global economy. Find people who can¬†inspire, wow, motivate, teach, support, and work with you. Grow your network of relevant advisors and those who can pass on opportunities to you.

4. Sam accepted the LinkedIn invitation.

Tip: Be open to connecting with new people on LinkedIn. Don’t be afraid! It’s a business networking site. You can remove the connection easily. You never know who’ll connect you to your next opportunity. Accept invitations if they seem relevant to you or you sense interest and reach out to relevant people (tips here).

5. Interesting messages were received.

Tip: You never know where one¬†message¬†may lead. Setup LinkedIn and¬†other¬†online sites so you can reply to opportunities in a timely manner. Maybe it’s daily or weekly or monthly – whatever you can manage. Quick responses can be good. Setting up email¬†alerts (in LinkedIn for example) can help if you’re not in these sites regularly.

6. They met.

Tip: Have free time in your diary to meet new people. Good luck.

7. Helpful, interesting links were received.

Tip: You may not like Chris Burkard’s photography. That’s partly the point. I really like it. Find what you like, who you enjoy following. Find people online who enrich your work and life.

Receiving highly tailored links inspire and save time. That happens when your interests, intentions and experience are clear online. Go you good thing.

Checkout the new checkouts ūüôā¬†

Amazon Go was hot news this week.

 

 

 

 

Merry Everything!

Help someone look amazing online by popping these gifts in their stockings:

LinkedIn workbook $49

Online presence daily email program $99

Online profile coaching (2 sessions) $500

Gift certificates – $100 and $500. Get in touch for a different amount.

Favourite reads:

Happy Silly Season!

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“Safety” Meetings, B Corporations, Newsletter Tips & Politics ‚õÖ ūüĆŹ ūüíę ‚ö° ~ Online Highfliers Issue 15

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“Safety” Meetings, B Corporations, Newsletter Tips & Politics ‚õÖ ūüĆŹ ūüíę ‚ö°

Hi,

Welcome to the 15th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in the archive?

The subject this time round is, well, Safety Meetings¬†(trust me, it’s fun).

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Which newsletters are you enjoying? I find a moment of peace with this one, feel the laughter bubbles coming before I read this one and love the quick fascination dose here.

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I met amazing people in the past fortnight who hand-balled me short films and new brands to check out. Enjoy the favourites here. Thrilling!

B Corporations and organisations trying for B Corp status are wonderful. Could you be a Benefits Corporation?

I really enjoyed this interview with¬†Richard Betts (world-class hospitality expert and top sommelier) and loved hearing about his quick¬†“Safety” Meeting in really intense times. It consisted of being mindful of the intensity… taking a moment… racing¬†into the cool-room, throwing down a drink and coming out ready to take on the world. Fun name, quick result! Listen to the interview to get the full meaning. Keep it in mind for your next intense moment?

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Just in case politics is getting you down >>¬†get a pep talk from¬†the Kid President ūüėČ

I’m here to help you look amazing online. Reply to this email with any queries or questions.

I wish you all a wonderful new week. If you enjoyed this email, let me know on Twitter @sambe11.

Fly high online,

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

PS. Make it happen. You can do it.

PPS. Inspiration and ideas ~

  • I really enjoyed Pandora then¬†Rdio¬†and more recently I¬†tried Apple Music¬†(inspired by my Apple Watch). This week I started using (free) Pandora again and it’s reminding me why I loved Rdio – when music that WOWs you plays with very little effort (not having to do too many thumbs up or down), life is enhanced. I’m¬†currently listening to Zero 7 radio – great for writing a newsletter ūüôā¬†What digital tunes / radio stations do you like?
  • Have you been to a Creative Mornings event? There’s possibly one near you.¬†Last week Anna Ross had the audience in stitches explaining how she used fantasy in building her business Kester Black.¬†Well worth looking out for the fascinating story via video of her talk here¬†(check out the other talks here too).
  • If you’re in London this weekend, head on over to the Do Market. Oh yeah. Plan to stay a while!
  • I’m often blogging about new tech, how to gain clients online, how to enhance your online profile, LinkedIn tips and more here. Similar (though slightly tweaked for LinkedIn) is¬†here.
  • The Golden Record still amazes me. You?
  • Thanks¬†again for your replies and¬†insights. This week as I researched the future of health and foods, I was reminded of Russell’s comments from the¬†AgTech newsletter¬†and that we could feed the increased population if we reduced consumerism as well as wasteful food industry practices¬†(especially¬†animal agriculture).¬†Food for thought (dare I say this pun? yep.). Your comments are fascinating ūüôā Hit¬†reply!
  • Last idea for now: Doctor¬†Strange – great CGI. Worth a watch.

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Kevin Kelly’s Tech Forces, LinkedIn News, High Performance Tips & Sam’s Update ūüď° ūüėé ūüĎĆ‚ėļ ~ Online Highfliers Issue 14

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Kevin Kelly’s Tech Forces, LinkedIn News, High Performance Tips & Sam’s Update ūüď° ūüėé ūüĎĆ‚ėļ

Hi,

Welcome to the 14th edition of this email (over 6 months!). Did you know you can read all past editions in the archive?

This time round I’m providing a digest of the fascinating things I’m reading / spotting. ¬†Here and there I will throw in one of these more personal emails where I share things I’m enjoying right now, and what’s on my mind.¬†If you like this format, let me know by replying to this email.

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Let’s get into it.

I subscribe to Audible.com and get an audio book each month. Like podcasts, they’re a great way to be informed and now there’s no pile of books by my bed. Wahoo!

My recent favourite audiobooks are:

¬†Kevin Kelly’s “The Inevitable”¬†– within 6 hours of listening you’ll be up to date with the 12 tech forces that are shaping our future. I found listening to this at 1.25 speed worked well and the 6 hours took me about 3 week in amongst listening to other media.

¬†Ryan Holiday’s “Ego is the Enemy”¬†is exactly what you’d hope for.
¬†Bluetooth Headphones have come up a lot in my conversations in the past fortnight. Sounds like the new Jaybirds are even better. I’ve realised that I’m not in the market from Apple’s Airpods as the Jaybirds sit around my neck ready to be popped in my ear when I want to chat to Siri and don’t need to be put away (or lost/left behind on a cafe table!).
¬†I’ve upped my weekly average on podcasts and audiobook listening since writing this post about gaining extra hours of learning in February.

Don’t just take my word for it, try them for yourself. Get learning on-the-go!

Play Your Best (Work) Game.

I’ve collected the tips I’ve learnt from running The Do Lectures here in Australia. Here’s a sneak peak prior to them flying on Social Media:

Creating Incredible Experiences: Tips for the Vision Holder

How Do You Create A High Performing Team for Extraordinary Projects?

How Do You Create An Experience that Goes Beyond Delighting People?

Startup Tips for Creating (Seemingly Impossible) International Events

 

LinkedIn News

LinkedIn Learning‘s new short courses range from a few minutes to a couple of hours, you’ll pickup great tips and you can listen to many of them without needing to watch the video. I really enjoyed Guy Kawasaki’s simple and quick tips on Entrepreneurship.

¬†On the LinkedIn app, endorsements now include insights on the specialists who rate you in their skill. It takes time for people to endorse you so refresh your skills now – check they’re relevant, in a useful order and double check your settings are on for people to endorse you.¬†Here’s how.

Still not sure where to start with LinkedIn? This very possibly will save you years.

We’re increasing the price of our coaching packages significantly next year so book this month before the price goes up:

Upgrade your LinkedIn Summary

Online Profile Review

Online Presence Coaching

I hope you enjoyed this email & as always, please DO let me know via Twitter if you have feedback, ideas to include, questions or just want to send a fist bump.

Have a fun week, flying high online,

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

PS. The podcasts I enjoy the most end up on my Podcast recommendations list right here.


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Wearables, IoT, Nanotechnology, OOH & Alexa ūüŹÉ ūüŹ° ūüĒć ūüé° ūüĎā~ Online Highfliers Issue 13

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Wearables, IoT, Nanotechnology, OOH & Alexa

Hi,

Welcome to the 13th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

The subject this time round is Wearables, the Internet of Things, Nanotechnology & OOH.


Thank you!¬†I received lots of comments, replies and thank yous after the last newsletter. It’s¬†great to hear the LinkedIn tips worked well. ¬†Check in here if you missed them.

If you liked that¬†there are few more¬†here¬†(“How I’ve improved the number of people who viewed my¬†LinkedIn profile by 700%” –¬†updated this week).


Also check out this digital leadership tool to see topics you could learn.

Keep on learning more about digital, agility, data security, and more.

Go go go!

WWWearables

Imagine swiping the air around your sleeve to dismiss a phonecall while you’re riding your bike. Check out this Levis clip¬†with¬†Project Jacquard technology (Google).¬†Includes¬†nanotechnology¬†history, 3D-printed clothes and shoes, as well as stripes that are solar panels. Incredible!

The Internet of Things and Alexa

I’d explain it, though this¬†article by Tim O’Reilly is so worth reading. Take 5 mins to learn about¬†the Internet of Things (IoT), how homes are transforming and what new home tech (Alexa) can do.

Next up: OOH

“Ultimately, new forms of OOH [out-of-home advertising]¬†will help foster a more responsive city that allows for dynamic campaigns, meaningful messaging and the best user experiences across the board.”

Trends Bingo

Q: What year do you think you’ll be designing your own affordable clothing (complete with sensors)?


How are you going online?

What has your experience been like with improving your online profile (LinkedIn, personal or company website, other social media sites) and growing your audience or influence online? Have you run into any hurdles? If so, what do you think could be the reason it hasn’t worked for you yet?¬†Reply to let me know, I’m keen to help.

If you enjoyed this email, let me know on Twitter @sambe11.

Read more! The links are below.

Fly high online,

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

PS. Have a great week!

PPS. Wisdom, inspiration and ideas ~

  • Newly funded, hot off the press wearables are here. Also includes the new¬†Virtual Reality (VR) favourite “Gravity Sketch”.
  • Smart clothing. Excellent.
  • Never seen the breadth of wearables? Take 5 mins to scan this fascinating list of “50 wearable tech gamechangers for 2016” or¬†1 min to scan these¬†impressive images here on Pinterest¬†(collected a few years ago for a¬†new venture).

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3D Personal Websites, Growing Your LinkedIn Network, & Positive Futures ūüĎÄūüôčūüíę ~ Online Highfliers Issue 12

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3D Personal Websites, Growing Your LinkedIn Network, & Positive Futures

Hi

Welcome to the 12th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

I know a lot of you like the collection of my favourite recent links at the end of these emails. I¬†hope you enjoy what I’ve collected for you this time around as they’ve amazed and delighted me. I hope they give¬†you food for thought.

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First up, let’s chat about the future of professional online profiles and¬†3D¬†websites.

It makes sense that in the future websites will be more interactive.

Let’s imagine – – –¬†>>>> Zoom forward in time, press on my LinkedIn and imagine I appear in front of you.¬†You immediately see my height and¬†how I carry myself. You¬†ask questions about my experience, I give you insight… and all the while you feel like I’m there,¬†with you (and I’m¬†a rendered,¬†3Dhologram).

A version of this is where we’re heading.¬†Check out this video to see¬†new technology,¬†bringing this to life¬†– it’s excellent.

Be ready for this next frontier of business (and life) by getting your uniqueness online.

What is unique about you at work?
Why would someone choose to work with you over another?
What style do you wish to display online?

Improve your profile using FREE tips >

Upgrade your online profile (coaching offers) >

Next up, let’s grow your LinkedIn network.

If you’ve set up your LinkedIn profile and¬†uploaded your¬†contacts / address book, don’t stop there. As a professional, you’re¬†missing¬†the opportunities that come from¬†connecting with a wider network of peers and relevant business contacts. Now that I’ve grown my LinkedIn network to 2,700 people¬†(here’s how), I’ve many more business leads, more offers, and my LinkedInnewsfeed/homepage has richer, world-class information each time I log in.¬†I also have a larger pool of relevant people to call on to work with,¬†for information, and who can see (and comment on) posts I publish.

How to grow your LinkedIn network

1. Once you’re happy your profile looks great, search LinkedIn for each of these:

  • the same title as you, similar or more senior role titles¬†(industry peers, leaders, and experts)
  • words relevant to your industry (for example, I searched for¬†“Digital Transformation”)
  • relevant subject areas to your work
  • titles used by potential clients and customers
  • current and past¬†colleagues

2. Scroll through the list and find¬†people with interesting titles and photos that give you a good feeling (think: are you fascinated/interested to learn more from them?). Send them an invitation to connect.¬†If the option comes up for a message, (positively) explain your interest.¬†Here’s an example message I sent this week:

“Hey David,¬†Great to spot your profile on LinkedIn – looking forward to learning fromyour Virtual Reality¬†posts¬†and do get in touch if there’s interesting work to partner on. ¬†Have a great afternoon! Sam”

Note: If you’re concerned to connect in case you¬†receive too many messages, remember¬†you can easily remove the connection.

Optional: When the search results appear, you can filter results by a specific location or company.

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Keen to be known for your expertise?

3. Search for and connect with local media (Huffington Post, Guardian etc) so they know of you and perhaps you can send them press releases / leads.

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Interested to learn more about your industry?

4. Search for and connect with local recruiters so you can see your¬†industry growth through¬†who‚Äôs hiring. It’s¬†fascinating and adds dynamism to the LinkedInnewsfeed.

May these tips help you progress ūüėä ¬†Let me know how you go & if you’ve tips to pass on to others¬†ūüėä

Use the links below to keep up to date with new business & tech developments.

I wish you all a wonderful week. If you enjoyed this email, let me know on Twitter @sambe11.

Have a ripper day/evening,

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

PS.¬†You’re incredible!¬†ūüėä ūüėä ūüėä

PPS. Wisdom, inspiration and ideas ~

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I’m on Instagram¬†/¬†Favourite podcasts

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So much spare time. What will you do with it? ūüöė ‚ÄĒ Online Highfliers Issue 11

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So much spare time. What will you do with it?

Hi,
Welcome to the 11th edition. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

The subject this time round is Self Driving Cars and Tech + Transport.

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Are you having a fun week? I’m hoping so.¬†ūüėä ¬†¬†I’ve¬†returned to¬†the flight deck with wonderful memories of¬†skiing at Mt Hotham last week¬†and seeing massive, spring snow flakes on Tuesday.

Did you see our fun video? It was created using Biteable which is an ultra-quick video-maker for creating short clips people love.

I’ve two remaining¬†coaching sessions¬†in the next fortnight¬†so if you’re keen to get rid of those thoughts of “I should fix my LinkedIn, website, setup Social Media, start blogging, grow an online audience, or…”, get in touch. Currently our coaching package of two,¬†45 minute sessions, with support in between is A$500. After this coaching, your impressive online profile can be left for many months or used as a base to build on and grow business leads and audiences.

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You future car will drive itself. Get ready!

OK, here comes another meaty, tech-driven conversation.

Are you ready for a self-driving car?

I love the mountains, beaches and road-trips so you can imagine I’ve enjoyed¬†driving in the past. My interest in driving changed when I started imagining what I could be doing if I didn’t need to drive… reading, looking at the scenery, chatting with friends, eating, sleeping, working, watching a movie… Yep, you guessed it, I became a self-driving convert.

“Bring it on!” I say!

Let’s meet in the car.
How will easier transport change our lives?
“Around 2020, …You will call a car on your phone; it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination.”
Udo Gollub / Singularity University Summit
As a qualified engineer, I’m fascinated by the data supporting claims that the self-driving cars are safer.
“Self-driving cars exist today that are safer than human-driven cars in most driving conditions.” Chris Dixon
Go a bit further with your thinking.

Read more ~ the links are below.

Fly high!

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

PS. I’m often writing about gaining¬†digital presence, online personal branding, business and tech trends,¬†how to gain clients online, LinkedIn tips and morehere. Also¬†similar posts, tweaked for LinkedIn are¬†here.

PPS. Further reading:

PPPS. Thanks Claire Spencer for the Biteable tip¬†ūüėá

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I’m on Instagram¬†/¬†Favourite podcasts

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Drones, AgTech & AirPods ūüĒú ūüćé ūüéß ~ Online Highfliers Issue 10

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Drones, AgTech & AirPods

Hi Sam

Welcome to the 10th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

The subject this time round is Ag Tech.

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What do you need a hand with?

As you fly to new places with your authentic, online presence,¬†I’m here to inspire and¬†support you. Life’s too short and your future employability is quite possibly dependent upon you standing out in the crowd online.

Reply to this email with any thoughts of what could be holding you back¬†(I’m keen to help) or reach me here for quick and easy messages.

Our maintenance sheds have been a hive of website redesign activity. The new RunwayDigital.com is coming to life with more tweaks in the next couple of weeks, along with new online presence posts on Social Media (links below). I hope they help you to share your wisdom online.

We’re making it as easy as possible to see many, many more people authentically online.

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Time to get dirty!

In our last newsletter we talked about biotech, genetech and here we are with insights to AgTech (agriculture tech or “pre-farm gate” as they say), genetech, foodtech, and food ecommerce.Drones, AgTech & AirPods

Last year I was fascinated to hear of farmers using drones rather than flying planes to inspect stock and land, saving time, money and head-space.

Drones are being used to spray crops and to check disaster areas.

Drones, AgTech & AirPods

Some farmers are becoming hackers, adding components so their machinery self-drives and sensors on livestock are becoming smaller and smarter.

Tech is being integrated into our lives… everywhere!

It’s these sort of stories that bring to mind the joys from new tech.

Will you go to GMO?

“Between now and 2050 the world’s food system will need to produce 70 per cent more food”¬†~ United Nations

The world’s population growth means more of our food supply will be synthetically created or GMO foods.¬†We’ll hear much more on the GMO vs non-GMO debate.¬†Reading a few articles here and there may help you learn more ‚Ästcheck-in to the links below.

Happy week to you, have fun with whatever you are choosing to do…Drones, AgTech & AirPods

If you enjoyed this email, let me know on Twitter @sambe11.

Fly high online,

~ Sam

PS. You’re amazing!

PPS. Enjoy this fun, 6-min¬†Holo Lens experience¬†(Virtual Reality) and check outApple’s new AirPods (for the Aussies – they’re¬†available late-October).

PPPS. Further reading:

Drones, AgTech & AirPods

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Could You Get A Brain Implant? ~ Online Highfliers Issue 9

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Could You Get A Brain Implant?

Hello there High Flier!

Welcome to the 9th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in the archive?

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The subject this time round is Biotech and Wetware (brain enhancements).

Before we start, many people ask me my favourite tips¬†to look great online¬†and how to¬†both standout and gain clients via LinkedIn.¬†All the tried and¬†proven¬†tips¬†are in our 8-part course (available¬†here for free) and we’ve prepared¬†a quick reference checklist¬†for standing out on LinkedIn.¬†That’s fun right? Enjoy!

Let’s get into this update:

The developments in the biology + technology area are accelerating as tech becomes tiny, faster and more integrated into our lives. For example, wearable tech such as fitbits and smart watches are creating great gains in getting people moving and being aware of their health and vitals.

Sensors & Diagnoses

Into the future, imagine tiny, tiny sensors in your body or embedded in your clothes and in your home WIFI that provide feedback on your health – from gut flora to diagnosing or predicting disease. This technology is on the way.

Immediately people are concerned about privacy (fair enough). With the big health data that comes from many people contributing, the bonuses are rich: optimising health, learning the origins of disease,¬†and reducing diseases. Add in tablets that can release ingredients tailored to what the body needs and now we’re talking better health, savings and reduced waste. A favourite, recent example I¬†heard is refining (often general) probiotics into sensing tablets that test gut flora and release the right probiotic at the right time.

Increasingly I’m hearing about people embedding implants under their skin for tracking.¬†Move over tattoos.

It’s also becoming more affordable to diagnose. The¬†current XPrize¬†is creating the innovation and tech that will¬†diagnose 13 health conditions from Diabetes to Pneumonia to Melanoma.¬†Star Trek fans get excited – the device in development is called the Tricorder.¬†Imagine everyone having access to world class, low cost, medical analysis.¬†Your doctor’s¬†role will change a lot in the next few decades.

3D Printing

3D printing of human tissue and body parts as well as production of synthetics will aid surgeries. Plus, imagine 3D home printing of tablets tailored to what you need.

Research, Cancer and Designer Babies

Faster processing of more and more data are part of what is driving new developments. The cost of sequencing DNA is exponentially decreasing as machine learning is used, which means quicker results and health insights. It also could lead to you and me¬†paying $10 or a minimal amount for tailored testing. The gains are here and coming, as we integrate tech into our workplaces – such as¬†IBM’s ‚ÄėWatson‚Äô that helps nurses diagnose cancer with greater accuracy.

It’s being reported that scientists this month will edit immune-system T cells in patients with cancer in the hope of making cells destroy malignant cells. Again, there are great gains for¬†better health and reduced risks of disease as these gene editing procedures are proven, also balanced with concerns that it will lead to designer babies and other impacts (check out the links below for more reading).

Wetware

Wetware refers to brain enhancement technologies. It’s expected that in the next few decades (some say the next decade) you could have a surgeon implant a microchip in your brain to boost your memory and brain functions. Would you do it? If others around you – in life, at work – had done so, will you be encouraged or influenced to?

Owning the Data

In 2000 at KPMG Consulting I observed a health startup audaciously providing innovative software and trying to piece together the data and records across a person, their doctor, specialists and hospitals. It was too early then though owning our records will happen really soon as more companies are focused on providing this. Pooling this data at a macro level will provide so many societal insights. Bring it on!

Ethics and Morality

Biotech developments could¬†bring humanity together to make the required ethical and moral decisions and regulations. Such decisions will require knowledge of what’s happening, what’s coming and a focus on what’s best for humanity. You quite possibly will be playing a role in this.

It’s great to be informed.

Be aware, take an interest and guide your world.
We’re here to help you do so.Just in case that was intense, here’s a…

Read more! The links are below

I wish you all a wonderful new week. If you enjoyed this email, let me know on Twitter @sambe11.

Fly high online,

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

PS. You’re amazing! ¬†Can I¬†see your clever online?

PPS. My goal is to inform as many people as possible on online presence and business and tech trends. Please hit ‚ÄúUnsubscribe‚ÄĚ below if this is no longer relevant to you.

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Quick Plan to STANDOUT on Linkedin

I just¬†received a query¬†from a wonderful ex-colleague who isn’t enjoying her current role and is¬†proactively wanting to¬†update her Linkedin, CV and possibly create a personal digital strategy. Here are the tips in my reply as they might¬†help you too¬†~

“Yes yes yes let’s get you flying on Linkedin ūüôā

Start here: runwaydigital.com Рcheck the links on the left

Use this¬†“Standout on Linkedin”¬†checklist¬†and the many¬†Linkedin tips here¬†to get¬†everything updated fast.

&/or buy “The Standout Professional’s Linkedin” book for greater detail ūüėȬ†

There’s no¬†need for a CV

I’d not bother to create a CV anymore as Linkedin has an option to download your Linkedin as a PDF so then you only have to update in one place. If the downloaded PDF isn’t in the order you prefer then¬†move your Linkedin sections around then download again¬†then move the sections back how they were.

Creating a Personal Digital Strategy

For a broader, personal digital strategy including personal website and social media sites, I’m doing 2 x 45 minute, virtual sessions with homework / reflection in between.

This works well in combining how you see yourself, the opportunities I can see for you and making the maintenance / system easeful. This also covers me editing your Summary and other aspects so you shine + standout + all of the good things ūüôā

Does that help?

~ Sam

Quick Checklist to "Standout on Linkedin"

Standout on Linkedin: checklist for consultants and thought leaders

With 100 points in hand, celebrate and score your progress towards standing out on Linkedin and highlight areas of improvement.

 

Score
Target audience

You’re clear on who you wish to reach through Linkedin

/5
Photo *tips here

Warm, welcoming, engaging, close-up, clear, professional?

Background / Header photo that represents what you do

/10
Name

Clear & professional first and last name?

/5
Headline *tips here and here

Attractive, engaging, professional & searchable?

/10
Custom URL *’how to’ is here /5
Contact Information

Clear & professional way to contact via email and/or phone

Links to extra information such as websites, Blog, Portfolio, & Twitter

All contact info engages people to get in contact

/5
Summary

First sentence is highly attractive

Engaging, succinct, jam-packed with great experience relevant to your future desired work & includes words your target reader will use in their search for someone with your experience

Website links, presentations, videos and other content adding colour and further info below Summary words

/10
Experience

Last 2 – 3 roles at least

Organisations’ logos appear beside each role (for the org’s that are on Linkedin)

Each role title includes many words (in the terminology your target audience uses) so you are highly searchable

Website links, presentations, videos and other content below words to add colour and further info

/5
Recommendations

At least 3 recommendations from clients, colleagues,  high profile leaders and/or influential, industry people

/15
Skills *tips here and here /5
Other sections

Honors & Awards showcase your accolades and include your internal awards

Following at least 3 credible and impressive  influencers, 3 news and 3 companies

Other sections included that inspire you, such as Education, Volunteering Roles, Certification, Projects

Publications – add your impressive online content

Additional Organisations Рif relevant, add that you’re a Member or Fellow of an organisation)

/5
Admin

Checked spelling and grammar

Delete anything that’s duplicated

Consistent formatting

Most email notifications are off, important ones are on

Time allocated to check Linkedin and do maintenance each week

/10
Growing your Audience

Some or all of profile is public

Gain feedback on your profile from people who represent those you wish to attract and colleagues

Link to your Linkedin profile is included in your email signature

Liking and commenting on relevant information in newsfeed where your target audience is engaging

Clear rules for accepting a Linkedin invitation

Connected with previous colleagues, industry peers and others by connecting your address book / email list

Joined 3 relevant groups to start, finding relevant ones where your target audience hangs out

Acknowledge others through Recommendations

You have included terminology your target audience uses throughout your profile and your tagline, summary, role titles and descriptions all include the words your target audience will use in their searches

/10

Well done.¬†You can now see what you’ve achieved and the opportunities. Enjoy your updating!¬†These resources will help:

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The World Needs More Creators. ūüėä ~ Online Highfliers Issue 8

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The World Needs More Creators. ūüėä

Hi,

Thanks for all the great responses to the last newsletter! This week Im encouraging your creative side (for good reason).

“Imagine a future where there is no need to cut down a tree and reshape that raw material into a chair or table. Instead, we could grow our furniture by custom-engineering moss or mushrooms.

Perhaps glowing bacteria will light our cities, and…

wipe out Lyme disease”

The next video in Bryan Johnson’s wonderful “Explorations” series is here.¬†It’s a fascinating, effortless, 6 minute spin through how biology will create¬†objects and structures. Click this image¬†and be ready to be in awe. What could you create?

Why become a creator?

“Fixing something that was making me self-conscious for virtually free,
I felt it was more than worth the risk.” ~ Amos Dudley

Recently a student¬†made 12 sets of braces on his school’s 3D Printer¬†for¬†less than $60 and¬†gained¬†straight teeth – a happy¬†outcome.

Does that start to give you the feeling that anything is becoming possible?

The world needs more creators.

 

Were heading into interesting times. Carve out some time to explore what interests you, what you could write about / build / share / do.

Research new areas in your industry, explore your hobbies (add in 3D printing?), start a blog, engage with others online and connect with interested people.

We can help (hit reply to this email).I‘ve gained much peace¬†through writing this newsletter and other articles. Through¬†‘getting out’ my insights, perspectives,¬†ideas, and conceptsI‘ve¬†received¬†replies and¬†gained¬†learning, made connections with like-minded professionals, created collaborations and¬†partnerships, and¬†gained business leads and new clients. ¬†I wish great gains for you.

What’s possible?

Best finds:
* Learn more about synthetic biology here (3 minute read)
* Motivation in this article about the world needing more creators (3 minute read) ~ great quote:

* More about how the work of work changing is here (4 mins engaging watch).

Thanks for your time and attention, and I hope you are having a wonderful week. If you like this newsletter please use the links below to share it onTwitter, Facebook or Linkedin.

Warm regards from Melbourne,

~ Sam
Runway Digital.com

PS. You’re awesome!

PPS.¬†Here are¬†this week’s favourites from the blog:
Make this Quick Linkedin Update To Attract More People.
Stop feeling digitally fatigued.

PPPS.¬†Create your own online profile, enhance your online sites (such as¬†Linkedin) and learn how to create fascinating articles using the FREE 8 day course¬†I recently developed. It’s designed to be quick and easy with loads of great outcomes for you.

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Make this Quick LinkedIn Update To Attract More People

You’re on LinkedIn to advance your work and show your experience right? Let’s get your profile in front of the¬†relevant people. You know, the people who are searching for someone with the skills and experience you have,¬†your industry peers, people you can learn clever tips from, and the people who will help your work in ways you can’t yet comprehend.

I’ve found great benefits from adding to my profile the words that people will use when they’re searching for someone with my capabilities and experience. You could too?

Make this Quick Linkedin Update To Attract More People…

On your profile, just under your name are words that are¬†often the second or third thing people see after your photo and name. Mine says¬†“Designer of Digital Leadership…”

Quick Linkedin Update To Attract More People

I use¬†words that the people I wish to reach may¬†type into LinkedIn search when they’re seeking¬†someone with my experience. Or perhaps someone in their network shared an article I’ve¬†published on LinkedIn and they’ve clicked through to see who wrote it – in this case, these words will complement¬†what they’ve read.

Jumping in to¬†your LinkedIn profile…

Add words here that have lots of powerful punch for the reader and make it easy to understand in a quick glance.

Use all the available space to grab people’s‚Äô attention.

Aim high – explain what you do, be as specific as possible and perhaps who you do it for.

What are you best at and what will your prospective customers enjoy seeing?
Show off your best and go for it!

Go beyond your current role words of Director/Owner/President/Manager and use words that people will be searching your industry.

A few examples:

Director at Virgin Consulting Group | We speed up your product development cycle through clever digital solutions

Operations Manager, Finance / Banking Industry, Experienced with Cloud-based Solutions

VP Sales. Product Development & Sales Operations Leadership. Revenue Growth in Technology Solutions

Remember that you have words below that cover more about your current and previous¬†roles below so take out words that you’ll explain ‘later’ in the Summary or Roles sections.

Like many others, I use marks between skills (see image above).

If this LinkedIn profile was setup for the purpose of being emailed¬†to potential clients it’s engaging, though the¬†general words wouldn’t attract potential customers or clients who are seeking specific skills:

Helping successful companies implement strategies to double their leads in 90 days

Maybe you’ll give your readers a laugh, like Tim:

Quick Linkedin Update To Attract More People

Add a bit of mystery and humour…

Bringing the world’s best Creatives to play in San Francisco

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Get to it

  1. Brainstorm your words
  2. Type them up and add to your profile.
  3. If you’ve too many words, tweak so the most important words are first.

I use a text editor prior to entering in to my profile¬†as this part of LinkedIn can be fiddly. If you’re using Microsoft Word you can do a quick check to see if you’re within 120 characters though it’s just as quick to try entering in to LinkedIn and if it’s too long, tweak on your editor and try again.

Good luck!

Use this approach for your role titles too. Plus, add to your Summary words that your intended audience will use in their search.

When you’re done, send me¬†your profile so we can learn from what¬†works for you.

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More LinkedIn tips are here.

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