“Last Friday, Yale, the iconic long-term investor that other endowments look to for guidance, made a historic investment in two funds dedicated to crypto, signalling to many that institutional floodgates are officially open.” ~ Multicoin Capital Management
A podcast for your CEO: the six tech waves explained by entrepreneur and VC Bill Tai. Also includes an easy-to-understand Blockchain tech introduction and the tech’s evolution.
Great to see the progress via Matt’s new Instagram account. Matt was the designer for Do Lectures Australia.
Deep Work, Self-Driving Cars, Automation & Great Online Presence
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…
Hi from Torquay, overlooking the waves rolling in. I’m freshly inspired from listening to Cal Newport’s “Deep Work”. These words are interesting:
“In 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.”
“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’t cultivate this ability, you’re 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:
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.
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.
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.
Are you having a fun week? I’m hoping so. 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.
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.
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.
Millions of people are using it… (but there’s more – keep scrolling down…)
This is the AMAZING bit (I’m hoping you can read this – if not, click here or zoom your screensize):
Even if you never use Pokemon Go you now know an Augmented Reality smartphone app brings about exercise, exploring, chance meetings, connections between people, and potentially reduced racism. WOW.
Essential reading (or listening)
Next, is understanding the unlimited opportunities that AR and Virtual Reality (VR) provide in health, efficiencies, quicker new products and services, easier learning, testing and risk-reduction, and so much more.