“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 actions I’m seeing women stand up as leaders more often as well as women no longer standing for disempowering environments, actions and behaviours.
The businessperson, problemsolver, engineer, auntie and female in me is cheering.
Here’s to being human.
Keen to imagine the future? In this interview Joe Lubin discusses what life will be like owing to blockchain tech, what’s coming and… it’s in layman’s terms (well done!).
“Any sort of transaction involving identity or legally enforceable agreements or assets… move much more fluidly because we can build clearing and settlement into the instance of the transaction.”
Jump in at 36:38mins for the future view of Ethereum and blockchain tech. Enjoy.
How to never worry again.
Kinda important, hey?
What’s going on online?
Love this. Own what you do.
The Satoshi (the original Bitcoin) white paper on the walls of the Pantera Capital‘s HQ (blockchain investment firm):
Sayonara middle men:
I’ve been in the land of rivers (north coast NSW, Australia), in awe of the quiet beaches, whales breaching out to sea, delicious food and amazed at the many, many campervans and travellers in this part of Australia.
May you be well and happy. Smile, learn, experience, be.
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 on it (read more here). I’m looking forward to using this awareness in my next initiatives as I can see it working well.
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 :)]
Elon Musk says his massive visions are all about not wanting to feel sad about the future. He suggests people need things in our future to feel excited about (such as the real possibility of a civilisation on Mars). Such simple perspective that’s leading to significant global progress, innovation and inspiration.
“Fundamentally, the future is vastly more exciting and interesting if we are a spacefaring civilisation and a multi-planet species”
“You want to be inspired by things, to wake up in the morning and think that the future is going to be great. And that’s what being a spacefaring civilisation is all about.”
His insights have inspired me across topics from entrepreneurialism to intentional visions to being playful while aiming high – perhaps they will for you too via this easy YouTube playlist. Press play and watch each one.
One of the fascinating things is that Tesla’s mission is about influencing the industry (not just selling cars) and if they fail, they’ll have influenced other car manufacturers to progress their sustainable energy cars.
He recently promoted GM making electric cars:
Elon’s Top 5 Areas for Humanity.
The five areas Elon sees as important to work on now for humanity:
Doing Artificial Intelligence (AI) “in a good way”
Reprogramming genetics – including higher bandwidth to the brain. Whoah.
Self driving cars
One for the history books!
Since we reuse airplanes, we might as well reuse rockets! Go SpaceX!
Favourite reads & listens
“Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” by Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg is a guide for being a great human, a great friend, to those going through the grief of losing a loved one and tips for people who are directly going through mourning. There were snippets in there about resilience and adversity that could apply to other aspects of life though it was predominantly about Sheryl’s story of her husband unexpectedly dying at 47 years old and how she coped and performed with the help of supportive colleagues at Facebook, friends and family and includes the wisdom that helped. An emotional rollercoaster and a book for life that I recommend. 6 hour listen on Audible.
Melburnians – Dior is here ’til 7 November. The scale of this exhibition at NGV is brilliant as is seeing the House through the years. Worth a couple of hours. If you’ve seen the Dior and I documentary you’ll enjoy the familiarity. I was mesmerised by this Autumn/Winter 2017 show on the big screen:
Ski like a girl talk by Lynsey Dyer. Lynsey started She Jumps which teaches girls and kids to: Find your own magnificence and sense of belonging through: 1. Have a goal 2. Lighten up on yourself 3. Be your own best friend 4. Listen to your intuition 5. Accept all the parts of yourself.
My new airpods are as excellent as people say they are. Effortlessly (so fast) changing and connecting between computer, watch and phone, and comfortable. Ohhhh yeahhh….
Enhancing Human Intelligence (HI) via a chip in your brain. What’s possible? Bryan Johnson provides food for thought and insight.
Welcome to the 34th edition of this email. Did you know you can read past editions right here?
The overview effect teaches that astronauts leave as scientists and return to earth philosophers. Having seen the blue planet in space I wonder if you and I would have the same realisation that we’re one race ‘aboard’ this rotating Earth.
And from a currency point of view, we’re beyond the need to carry physical currency. Why wouldn’t money be digital and evolve to different, useful forms?
A Lovely Funeral.
On the weekend I attended a close friend’s Dad’s funeral in Sydney. It was lovely and uplifting for all – not the usual description!
He was a wonderful listener, conversationalist, and contributor to those around him. Everyone left the service having learnt something new about him, amazed at all he’d done in life and how many people he’d touched.
We each have an impact on our family, friends and those around us. Hear’s to you.
“Ilphaz Khan, 24, communicates via voice text
with a family member on WhatsApp
at a New Delhi railway station.”
“The internet’s global expansion is entering a new phase,
and it looks decidedly unlike the last one.” ~WSJ
Global Income Support.
Having imagined how a Universal Basic Income could come to be, I’ve seen government support as the easiest way though wondered if cryptocurrencies could provide an answer. Someone thinks so (final 4 minutes).
Favourite reads & listens
The Singularity University’s conference is on now – check out the future via the tweets.