Winning Newsletters ūüéĀ ūüėé ūüíÉ #36

Here comes a previous issue of Online Highfliers….
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Welcome to the 36th edition of this email. Did you know you can read past editions right here?


Winning Newsletters

While enjoying the Wilsons’ newsletters (Fred¬†and¬†Joanne), I’ve ‘gotten’ a bit more of why they’ve written regularly for so long.

The thing is, you can start a newsletter for business development, marketing, self expression and other reasons and my recent experience is there’s more to this regular activity.

Here’s an update on what I’ve noticed:

  • Each fortnight I’ve the opportunity to get onto ‘paper’ what’s currently on my mind that’d be useful to others.
  • As more peers, colleagues, people in my network, friends and family show interest¬†in new business and life opportunities (such as blockchain tech and cryptocurrencies), I can easily¬†forward previous emails knowing they include¬†easy to pick up¬†introductory links after I’ve distilled much reading.
  • I’ve a timeline of my interests since I started writing. I like this.
  • It’s fun to engage. People send fascinating and lovely replies.
  • My writing and choice of subjects has (naturally) refined as have my systems (for example, collating links throughout the fortnight in one place)¬†and use of¬†tech such as Mailchimp’s new editing feature on their smartphone app.
  • Having written each fortnight for a year and a half, I’ve a fun sense of achievement and I’m a bit in awe!
  • I’ve published previous emails on LinkedIn and gain comments there. My Linked profile (online resume / CV) shows more of my expertise, interests and¬†style. Opportunities have come from this and possibly I appear in more (relevant) LinkedIn searches.

It’s a great use of time. Maybe you will¬†try it?


Marketing via cryptocurrencies.

“Burger King launched its own cryptocurrency known as ‚Äď what else? ‚ÄstWhopperCoin. The new currency was launched as part of a rewards program for the company‚Äôs customers in Russia. With each purchase of a Whopper customers will receive a WhopperCoin token in a digital wallet. …WhopperCoin owners can either use them to purchase products at Burger King or trade or sell them to other interested parties.”


Favourite reads & listens

  • So clever! (thanks Ross)
  • Just in case you haven’t yet watched¬†this.¬†#privilege #equality #pursuePurpose #BigVisions #JustTry
  • Because¬†markets¬†are inspiring.
  • The¬†scale¬†of Internet of Things (IoT) and some of the many players.
  • This wonderful Tiny House ~

Great online presence

‚ÄúThe boys. No exaggeration to say these two fine gentlemen ‚ÄĒ @enriqueallen and @henretig ‚ÄĒ changed my life, made me a much better human. We‚Ķ‚ÄĚ

  • The extended list is¬†here¬†and¬†here.

We’ve had incredible¬†snowstormshere in Victoria. Huge snowflakes have amazed me on the chairlift and have filled in my tracks so that each new run is a fresh adventure.

Warmer Spring days are coming soon. What’s happening there?

Hoping you’re enjoying today,

Wearables & IoT ūüŹÉ ūüŹ° ūüĒć ūüé° ūüĎā #13

Wearables, IoT, Nanotechnology, OOH & Alexa




Welcome to the 13th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?


The subject this time round is Wearables, the Internet of Things, Nanotechnology & OOH.



Thank you!¬†I received lots of comments, replies and thank yous after the last newsletter. It’s¬†great to hear the LinkedIn tips worked well. ¬†Check in here if you missed them.


If you liked that¬†there are few more¬†here¬†(“How I’ve improved the number of people who viewed my¬†LinkedIn profile by 700%” –¬†updated this week).



Also check out this digital leadership tool to see topics you could learn.


Keep on learning more about digital, agility, data security, and more.


Go go go!





Imagine swiping the air around your sleeve to dismiss a phonecall while you’re riding your bike. Check out this Levis clip¬†with¬†Project Jacquard technology (Google).¬†Includes¬†nanotechnology¬†history, 3D-printed clothes and shoes, as well as stripes that are solar panels. Incredible!


The Internet of Things and Alexa


I’d explain it, though this¬†article by Tim O’Reilly is so worth reading. Take 5 mins to learn about¬†the Internet of Things (IoT), how homes are transforming and what new home tech (Alexa) can do.


Next up: OOH


“Ultimately, new forms of OOH [out-of-home advertising]¬†will help foster a more responsive city that allows for dynamic campaigns, meaningful messaging and the best user experiences across the board.”



Trends Bingo


Q: What year do you think you’ll be designing your own affordable clothing (complete with sensors)?



How are you going online?


What has your experience been like with improving your online profile (LinkedIn, personal or company website, other social media sites) and growing your audience or influence online? Have you run into any hurdles? If so, what do you think could be the reason it hasn’t worked for you yet?¬†Reply to let me know, I’m keen to help.


If you enjoyed this email, let me know on Twitter @sambe11.


Read more! The links are below.


Fly high online,


~ Sam


PS. Have a great week!


PPS. Wisdom, inspiration and ideas ~


  • Newly funded, hot off the press wearables are here. Also includes the new¬†Virtual Reality (VR) favourite “Gravity Sketch”.
  • Smart clothing. Excellent.
  • Never seen the breadth of wearables? Take 5 mins to scan this fascinating list of “50 wearable tech gamechangers for 2016” or¬†1 min to scan these¬†impressive images here on Pinterest¬†(collected a few years ago for a¬†new venture).