Online Highfliers Issue 17

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Universal Basic Income, Home Automation & Human Intelligence ???? ???? ????

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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Online Highfliers Issue 16

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How To Build Your Network Of Online Advisors ???? ???? ????

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 🙂 

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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Online Highfliers Issue 15

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“Safety” Meetings, B Corporations, Newsletter Tips & Politics ⛅ ???? ???? ⚡

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 😉

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 🙂 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 🙂 Hit reply!
  • Last idea for now: Doctor Strange – great CGI. Worth a watch.

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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’s hiring. It’s fascinating and adds dynamism to the LinkedInnewsfeed.

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

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! ???? ???? ????

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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 – check-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:

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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 ‘Watson’ 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 “Unsubscribe” below if this is no longer relevant to you.

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