samantha (sam) bell
runway digital founder
i have the privilege to work with some of the world’s best founders, ceo’s and organisations.
twice a month you can receive an email with the clever approaches i’m exposed to.
it’s my way of being able to include you in the experiences.
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emerging technologies, business trends, opportunities and risks, high performance, productivity tools,
examples of impressive online content, sites, and linkedIn profiles,
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Thankyou for reading and engaging with the emails I've sent. This is the last email for now. As a very dear family member says, "Ciao for now Chihuahua!" Sam...read more
Strengthening Human Qualities "It’s not about female/male; it’s about feminine-masculine." Thanks Shelley Zalis & Forbes for this article on strengthening feminine leadership attributes (regardless of sex) and expanding leadership traits. From #metoo to every day...read more
Byron Beauty These are my recent, favourite Byron Bay eateries and lookouts The random pins on the maps list are either roadside honey / ginger / vegetables /avocado stalls (oh, so, creamy!) or lookouts. Here's a local website with a homepage image that *popped* out...read more
Expanding Self This image of self development had my mind smile as the rippling lines show an individual growing outwards from the original body as development occurs. Perhaps the ripples could come from the whole body. It's from the Never Ending Quest book (p181) by...read more
Establish Diversity. A simple tip from Meetup and Carta: intentionally build in diversity at the start so it's embedded as your business / initiative continues. Simple! Well done to Carta and Meetup for cracking the code on diversity and to Fred Wilson for reporting...read more
Beyond apps What is your reason for wanting or not wanting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to progress? I'd like ESP between people to be happening easily. Imagine the time savings: less talking to Siri / opening apps / interacting with your smart phone. I'd be skiing...read more
Optical InnovationWonderful to be inspired by the clever modular design and functionality of the frames from Dresden Optics in Melbourne and then to experience their exceptional customer service. The frames are inexpensive and apparently no scratching or smeariness...read more
Stronger Strategy: Two New Board Seats Imagine having two seats at your organisation's board table or your project's board - one for the planet and one for the children. In the prince2 project methodology a board is an equal number of customers and...read more
Audacious Leadership Amongst current organisational terminology of lean, agile and service or human centred design, there's a missing piece: audacious leadership. That is, believing in and having conviction on a seemingly impossible idea, knowing that...read more
Trust, growth and optimising sales In Dan Pink's "To Sell is Human" book he mentioned we're now all in sales. In the past few weeks I've been optimising a system to connect clients with large volumes of relevant potential customers. It could be called sales. In...read more
By Runway Digital Capt'n, Sam Bell Image credit. We've been working with a BCorp*, webhosting company called Serversaurus. We became their customer 5 years ago, attracted by their values, quality, results-orientated culture and customer care...read more
Winter has chilled Melbourne in the past week with over 1m of snow falling on my beloved Mt Hotham hills. I'm writing from Bali, visiting a dear friend temporarily living here and celebrating my (tropical) birthday next week. The lush green surrounds are relaxing and...read more
The Value of Culling Years ago I picked up the nickname "the reverser" because people sent me words and presentations to cull / review / enhance / 'make snazzy' for the monied decision-makers and 80+% I'd find the most important messages in the last few sentences or...read more
It's lovely to be around so many inspiring activities happening seemingly fast. What an age to be living in! Let's get into it ~ @Jack Came to Visit. It was delightful to hear @jack's fun & humble insights yesterday. Here are the outtakes ~ * Point of sale (POS)...read more
Creating Online Energy, Rejection Therapy (Whaaa?) & Getting Brilliant People to Surprise Themselves 🌟 💭 💎#53
Create Online Energy. Regularly meeting new people who've contacted me to meet-up brings a vibrancy to these emails that I hadn't predicted. I'm usually on a high on the return walk where I'm jotting down tips or ideas discussed or topics that have reappeared from...read more
2 years This email is my 52nd. Thankyou for joining in, it's fun receiving your replies! Here's what I've recently loved seeing online: Oh, Carter Digital httpsters, you showcase such a clever combination of digital ("http"), sustainability ease (carbon neutral) and...read more
Double Your Estimates. Early in my career an experienced Project Manager gave me advice that I still use: when estimating, come up with how long it'll take then double it - that's the number you give others. It's surprising how often it works and how a simple equation...read more
When you've written 50 emails, one per fortnight, there may be nothing more to be said. There again... The Relationship between Humans and the Creative Mystery. In this TED talk there's mention of a poet running from the field to the house to get a pencil and paper...read more
Roll and Jump! The "digital divide" (the divide between those who understand online platforms/sites/language and those who don't) now has an "agility divide" layer on top. Humans continue to optimise processes and tech (AI, VR, energy production) and 'new' / tailored...read more
Riding the Front of the Wave (as a Female) . Clever EQ (Emotional Intelligence) expert Roz Batson sent me this cartoon: "... made me think of you. It pretty much shows your career! You have always been ahead of the curve...." Another friend chuckled and said: "Omg!...read more
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Samantha is an expert in helping shape digital media strategies with a particular focus on emerging trends and social media opportunities. Having leveraged Sam’s skills as both a soundboard and personal educator – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services to others wanting a fast track in developing a digital marketing plan. I look forward to engaging her services again in future.Henry Ruiz