Surprise Yourself, eSports & The Future ūü§≤ ūüēĻ ‚Ź≥ #64

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 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‚Ķ‚ÄĚ

“[Bitcoin]’s already storing $125bn of wealth ‚Äď for tens of millions of people.
It‚Äôs the only financial system I‚Äôm 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.

These new¬†√ďlafur tunes¬†are so distracting! And a sweet playlist.

What’s happening there that’s fascinating you?

Waving,

Sam

Diversity, Kajitsu & Time ūüĆü ūüéĽ ‚Ź≥ #63

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 on it (read more here).¬†I’m looking forward to using this awareness in my next initiatives as I can see it working well.

Be Fascinated.

It’s time: open your mind to new dimensions with Eddie Harran’s new venture, Time Atlas.

Smile at everyone you see!

Perhaps you’ll enjoy this¬†Kajitsu playlist (thanks Matt V) and its sweet story¬†by the NYTimes.

Explore the future of humanity with Steve and Nyck.

Taking branding to the next level in the …loo! Auction Rooms cafe has Aesop soap on tap and a map on the wall that explains how to get to the closest Aesop shop.

Enjoy your day / evening!

Sam

Sydney Social Media Workshop

Come along to our Sydney Social Media Workshop

Tweak your social media system so that it works well on the fly. At our Sydney Social Media Workshop meet others in the area interested in doing Social Media well.

We’ll be at¬†the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney on 21 June.¬†Book your place by clicking here¬†or by using the box below. Check in fast¬†as the price is very low deliberately so people can lift off!

More information is available on the event site, such as what to bring and what we will cover, here is some of the details:

“Hi Everyone,

If you’d like to learn fast-tracking ways to use Social Media so that you and your business look great, come along for a fun day of learning on Friday the 21st of June. Previous courses like this have seen our participants flying high online creating their own relevant Facebook groups, clever usage of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and importantly building diverse networks of like minded people who are interested in Social Media.

Cancel everything else, book a sitter, get someone to pick up the kids, and come along!
See how to enhance your LinkedIn profile (or start it), learn how to optimise your use of Instagram, LinkedIn, see interesting examples of Pinterest, and hear tricks that save you time. Bring your questions…

Runway Digital’s director Samantha Bell will be running the Sydney Social Media Workshop and has six years of business Social Media experience here in Australia and internationally so she’ll give you lots of tips relevant to you. She will show you the latest international Social Media trends and you’ll also learn from people of the Northern Beaches area who come along.

The Sydney Social Media Workshop is deliberately at a low cost for you due to Samantha’s ongoing committment to connecting people and to ‘closing the digital gap’. To enable you to quickly get up to speed and to make it easy for you to create Social Media that works for you personally. If you have a business, you will pick up effective ways to gain business benefits.

This one-day session (9:00am – 3:00pm) will cover these topics and more:
* Learn how to strategise your Social Media. What can you do with the time you have available? Which apps, tools, sites and systems can save you time, help you do Social Media on the fly and integrate with your life easily.
* How do you connect with like minded people, businesses, clients.
* Plenty of time for questions to be asked and answered.

There will be a lot of examples of showing individuals and organisations who are using Social Media well during the course and links for you to refer to after the course.

For those who want a LinkedIn profile, we will help you start. By the close of the course, you will leave either with a complete profile or clear steps to finalise it.

Looking forward to seeing you then!
Sam Bell from Runway Digital.”

This event is brought to you by clever Christy Kemp, the wonderful Runway Digital support crew and the Avalon Recreation Centre.

Sydney Social Media Workshop

the DO Lectures on Instagram Case Study

Here’s our latest Instagram Case Study. It’s the DO Lectures on Instagram Case Study and it’s short and so very sweet¬†–¬†just like the Do Lectures.

The day before the Do Lectures Wales Startup event in 2013, we started the Do Lectures Instagram account keen to connect the many people interested in the Do Lectures via another avenue.

Instagram¬†is a great platform¬†for the¬†many of the event participants and those who couldn’t be there.

the DO Lectures on Instagram Case Study

Once the account was started, the Instagram bio and Do Lectures photo was loaded, we posted high resolution, intriguing photos of the 2012 Do Lectures  Р4 photos over the course of the first day with relevant hashtags. Once the event was in play, we posted insights to the event, then since the event, we have posted photos from the 2012 event Рonce 2013 high resolution images become available, we may publish those, though the photos being shared are timeless.

The point here is that the new¬†contemporary Instagram¬†channel aligns well with the brand, plus we’re providing an easier way for followers to see insights they want, and we’re delighting people with photos so they can reminisce, enjoy, engage.

The Do Lectures Twitter account and other online sites has high engagement which is part of the success of reaching 214 followers within a month.

Runway Digital – the Do Lectures result:
A new channel & increased brand awareness via a fast-growing platform.
214 Instagram followers in the first month. 

Hiut Denim on Social Media Case Study

A great Social Media Case Study helps you to tweak your Social Media Strategy and plans. Here comes the Hiut Denim on Social Media Case Study.

Who is doing well on Social Media? Hiut Denim… And your business can too!

Hiut Denim¬†make exceptional jeans. They’ve a big mission to gain hundreds of people their jobs back from their Welsh town’s closed down jeans factory…

Captain Sam Bell travelled to Hiut Denim to spend time being inspired there last year.

Hiut Denim on Social Media Case Study

Online, Hiut showcase beautiful objects made by similar companies who put a lot of thought, effort and beauty into their products. They¬†show trends that have come to life, great quotes and¬†interesting areas of their business (such as the “Grandmasters” who make the jeans).

Hiut don’t show everything of the business.

Just enough to fascinate and have you wanting more. (You don’t need to know everything!)

Hiut Denim creates mystery around the every day life of making jeans.

Check out their website, interesting email newsletters, their Yearbooks, Twitter, Facebook,  Linkedin and Instagram.

Get in touch if you want us to add to what you’re doing. We’re full of great ideas from great businesses such as Hiut and we are inspired by you.¬†We seek to work with amazing people and brands, like you.

You or your company may be next on our flight plan!