I highly recommend do not disturb while driving. It takes about 2 minutes to setup and it’s inconsequential what sort of car you have as it’s sensing movement rather than needing to be connected to bluetooth or a specific car system.
I loved seeing a friend using Siri on her Apple Watch to set a cooking timer this week. Voice is becoming the norm…
I also had a chance to encourage the same friend to use her watch for banking. Leaving the wallet and phone behind is good fun. For those concerned about someone getting access to your banking, remember to setup the passcode on your watch.
Digital Business Trends and Insights
Amongst the 2020 trends blogposts and articles, I enjoyed reading Benedict Evans’ annual “macro trends” deck (via Fred Wilson) covering eCommerce, Twitch, Augmented Reality (AR) glasses and more. If you work in strategy or want to think strategically for your business, this deck has useful prompts for your thinking.
Having worked on business ideas through the dotcom era, this quote delighted me:
This Report mentioned digital systems expanding from work to everyday life. It’s beyond work and life…it’s also about your personal wellbeing. This is why we encourage you (& are here to support you) to get your systems in order.
Digital Style Examples
Enjoy our new Digital Style tips, examples, inspiring sites and favourite books and podcasts:
Here’s to your Digital Style!
P.S. Have you had a chance to pack an esky? #BushfireRecovery
P.P.P.S. As always, I’d love to see you in our private groups (Mini-Course or Digital Style Program). Come and see what others are doing and show us your latest LinkedIn / other sites and gain feedback. Ask questions, feel supported and learn.
We’re resuming the fortnightly news with easy answers to your digital questions then fascinating links. Enjoy!
What works well for (often very senior) people we coach…
…is being able to ask any question at any time.
You can too!
getting strategic direction, feedback and ideas on your whole online look
setting up clever online systems so that life and work flow
feeling digitally empowered, using useful apps and knowing terms
reaching your audience
2020: Being Digitally Stylish
Feeling great about how you look online and your digital understanding is having Digital Style.
Each of us have an online style and sites, do many digital activities, and have online systems (including phone alerts). We’ve simplified it all so you can focus on what’s important.
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Learn from 10 Digital Style lessons, 25 short videos, 2 books (LinkedIn Style Book & the Digital Style System Book) and the private group – where your understanding comes to life through your and others’ questions.
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“So, there’s a movement for simplifying your life: purchase less stuff, own a few things that are very high quality that last a long time, and that are multifunctional.” Yvon Chouinard via Libby
It has been an intense time here in Australia with the fires, poor air quality and more extreme weather conditions. I’m looking forward to the warnings and weather lifting so I can road-trip, as they say “with cash to spend, an empty fuel tank and a need for groceries”. Smaller towns, I’ll be coming.
If you’re looking for ways to donate, there’s Red Cross Australia and World Wildlife Fund and book a stay / donate / get a gift certificate from Payne’s Hut as they’ve been protecting their property rather than welcoming guests.
Here’s to 2020 being wonderful for you.
As always, feel free to reach out with how you’re going, what you’re wondering, and to say “Hi”.
P.P.S. Hey it’s impressive you’ve read to here. High fives! If you received the last email from me in November 2018, you may have missed the hilarious goodbye gif… check out this page https://www.runwaydigital.com/blog/bye/
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 Clare W Graves, Cowan & Todorovic. I’ve been reading from page 195 to better understand and apply spiral dynamics. Thanks to Ross & Steve Mc for the inspiration.
Recent Internet Fascination
NASA on Instagram: “Four large islands are hard to miss in satellite imagery of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago in the Russian high Arctic. Spanning 37,000…”
“[Bitcoin]’s already storing $125bn of wealth – for tens of millions of people. It’s the only financial system I’m aware of which has had 24×7 uptime for nine years.” Pantera Capital October news
There are now many great blockchain podcast shows to listen to. Here’s a favourite this week. Thanks Ross.
Loic’s writing again and his email was full of uplift. Here’s just some of it ~
Another expanding aspect of life: eSports and an interesting thread ~
Sam Lessin’s challenge (Thanks Tim B) ~
The tools that are uplifting Stewart Brand’s view of the future.
Enliven your way of being and vision with Peta Kelly’s new book “The Earth is Hiring“. I mentioned Peta previously – she provides clarity around the future of business, leadership, getting things done and finances.
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 ESPing my friends which run to do next… Changing plans on the fly, telepathically.
As computing becomes exponentially sophisticated, more activities are passed to digital aids.
Perhaps we’re developing beyond apps into ESP and predictive notifications, freeing the mind for other activities, or nothing.
What’s on your mind?
Teach Someone, to Learn
This year my skiing has remarkably improved. It’s because I’ve been providing tips to new friends and practicing on the easy slopes.
Who are you teaching now?
Having nearly finished Ken Wilber’s The Religion of Tomorrow, I can highly recommend it for people interested in expanding their awareness of life, their own development, and if you’re in people / leadership / culture development or keen to progress current religions.
[Gayle and Malcom – the enneagram is referenced :)]
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 as always the food is stylishly presented and scrumptious. It brings a grin to my face seeing so much life, relaxing on the shores at sunset.
May all be well in your environs.
I’ve been working with three organisations to have them become more focused and agile. Interesting the topic of conversation has increasingly been about roles – new roles at that.
Here are the insights ~
The Strategic Advisor + Performance Coach
I find working with high performing leaders fascinating and rewarding. Being in strategic conversations, using natural instinct to hone people’s aspirations into realistic business plans and actions, clearing their way when needed, seeing individuals fly and surprise themselves – it’s good fun.
Recently clients have been wondering ~
a) how growing organisations with high performers set themselves up to ‘self organise’ – the impossible dream that may be possible – where individuals can be self-led in a culture and environment that has them progress, perform, develop, enjoy life,…
b) what high performers need to succeed
c) how to differentiate an organisation to attract high performers
In high performance environments trust can be built quickly as people deliver what they say they’re going to, or maturely communicate and reset if they can’t, and agility can happen in part because individuals know what they’re fascinated by and what they’re good at, and communication can be direct with this undercurrent of respect and vision alignment.
When people are operating in these environs, new ways are required to support their progress, enjoyment and development.
Instinctively, and from experience, one of the solutions is having access to strong and respected supporters, guides, leaders and trusted peers to listen, to suggest practical solutions, and nudge (kindly, sometimes strongly).
Such people can use their intuition to sense what the person needs to gain progress (as an individual AND in their projects/activities/organisations), so they feel heard, supported, weight lifted off their shoulders, understood, appreciated, have clear direction and more.
Cue: [some aspects of] Wendy from the show “Billions” who’s known for contributing value that correlates directly to the company’s great success.
She’s a strategic advisor and performance coach who meets with individuals at set and spontaneous times and does all of the above. She’s there when needed to uplift performance and outcomes and involved in strategic decisions, planning and is constantly aligning people’s direction to the detailed vision.
In high performance environments people are motivated to improve so tailored support makes a difference. Perhaps your organisation could do with a character(s) like this?
(Hey Aussies, you can watch Billions on Stan)
The DigitalResearcher role.
For close to ten years I’ve encouraged clients to engage a DigitalResearcher in their organisation: a person who can track and explore trends, emerging tech, products and new entrants via relevant forums and sites such as Kickstarter, social media and their (expanding) wide network of industry and market experts. As delivery becomes faster / instantaneous, having a person delivering these insights (and inspiring others to do so) seems obvious. I’ve often worked with wise Eddie Harran to provide these services for clients.
Opening up to opportunities and being aware of the risks is good business. Get started!
Your role in this research.
Being connected to what fascinates you as an individual affords a natural tendency to the research just mentioned.
An organisation of aligned individuals, all contributing insights to what’s happening, what’s coming and highlighting risks to be mitigated sounds great to me.
This may have you believing your BIG ideas are possible and lead you in to protecting your crazy thinking.
I love the idea of running fast with experience and instinct – perhaps that means checking business cases/plans at the door of the “crazy factory of your organisation” and getting on with bringing your moonshots to life.
There’ll be more of this happening in the future. “Here’s to the crazy ones”, hey Steve Jobs?
“This is a very short, roughly 10-minute, episode. It explains how to ..escape incremental thinking and think truly BIG. I loved it so much that I now listen to it on a regular basis as a reminder. Perhaps you’ll end up doing the same…. Astro is currently Captain of Moonshots (CEO) of X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory for building magical, audacious ideas that, through science and technology, can be brought to reality.” Tim Ferriss