Happy close of 2017, Bitcoin reading tips & Tilda Swinton! ūüĆě ūüĆ≤ ūüćé ~ Online Highfliers Issue 43

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Hi and welcome to the 43rd Edition of this email.

I wish¬†you¬†happy¬†vibes from all you’ve achieved in¬†2017¬†and a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Here in Melbourne it’s time to go surfing, have fun times¬†at the beach with friends, eat delicious food and enjoy travels.

This newsletter has easy learning ideas for you.

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Get Up To Speed With Bitcoin & Crypto’s.

After watching and reading loads¬†of¬†bitcoin,¬†blockchain, cryptocurrency, ethereum talks and posts, I’ve found “The Internet¬†of¬†Money” book written by Andreas M. Antonopoulos¬†the quickest, most engaging listen. It’ll take you from not understanding to really clever, easy-to-comprehend ideas.

If you’ve been thinking you need to learn about blockchain or have a twinkling¬†of¬†interest, there’s something there for you to uncover.

Here’s how you can listen to Andreas’ book for free:

1. Sign up with Audible to get your first book free for 30 days.

2. Login and use your free credit to purchase “The Internet¬†of¬†Money” written by Andreas M. Antonopoulos.

3. On your smartphone download the Audible app, login, then click the image¬†ofAndreas’ book to start downloading the book.

4. Grab your headphones and hit play. 4 hours 8 minutes straight will do it though I like to listen when I’m driving, walking, or while I’m doing something that doesn’t require much attention.

Let me know how you go.

Crypto’s to the end¬†of¬†2017.

With their wider utility, it’s great to see¬†increasing interest¬†in¬†Ethers. I’m interested to watch what happens with crypto values to the end¬†of¬†the¬†2017. Perhaps they’ll be in more holiday conversations and people may have time to setup online wallets and purchase.

Favourite Reads & Listens.

  • Excited to have started using web browser Brave, powered by BAT tokens, on my computer and iPhone. Less bugs than expected (still a few) though enjoying it as a alternative to¬†Chrome.

  • Nick Hand’s videos¬†are a calm, collected, usually fascinating watch. He has a respectful¬†and kind way¬†of¬†delving into the person he profiles. Impressive too as many¬†of¬†short films are gathered as Nick¬†rides his bike around countries.¬† I attended Nick’s Do Lectures video workshop in Wales and it was so good!¬†Next time¬†you‚Äôre in Bristol, visit him at¬†the Letterpress Collective.

  • Thinking¬†about a¬†cryptokitty? or buying a cryptopuppy?

  • Food¬†for thought on blockchain and the future. (thread)

  • Someone made it big on Bitcoin and is now giving¬†US$86M. Will you¬†apply? #pineapples!

Great online presence.

  • Delivering all the answers… this captivating¬†site¬†from Nick Jaffe helps you prepare your¬†adventure. Go stay!

  • Great tweets and replies from¬†Elon¬†about selling¬†hats to fund The¬†Boring Company ($20 per hat x¬†50,000 hats = $1 million). Last I checked he was at 42k and made a¬†Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy joke. So fun!¬†His twitter bio has me chuckling:

Bye!

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

 

 

P.S. As promised:

Hit reply anytime.

Enjoy reading a variety of topics in past editions here.

Learn about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies via this prioritised list of 25+ links.

The extended list of great online presence is here and here.

Enjoy these fascinating audiobooks & podcasts.

Watch something fascinating (YouTube playlists are great).

Say ‘Hi’ on Instagram.

If we’re not connected, let’s do so by clicking¬†here¬†and¬†here.

If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe here and I always appreciate you sharing it. Email explainer is here.

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The Bitcoins keep going up and up and up… ~ Online Highfliers Issue 40

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Hi and welcome to the BIG 4-0 Edition of this email.

Loads of fascinating developments have happened since I last wrote, including two blockchain tech conferences (Ethereal and Devcon) as well as bitcoin prices going through the roof (US$7,343 /AU$9651 when writing this) and masses of mainstream media attention. This new tech is really starting to touch our lives.

And another rocket went up and down.

How lucky we are to witness these happenings. This time is amazing.

You’re so Ethereal.

Jump onto YouTube to watch the Ethereal conference, specifically:

  • Here, Bryan Johnson fast forwards¬†twenty years and links human intelligence with Blockchains – this is a quick watch¬†and the bonus is: it’s in layman‚Äôs terms.
  • Joe Lubin starts the conference¬†with Blockchain tech’s current state and future possibilities.
  • Peter Diamandis¬†raises the concern of¬†the linear nature of government and the exponential growth of technology. So apt.

The first link here is to the playlist of all videos. Enjoy and hit reply here with any questions you have.

Omotenashi.

Deliciousness + Learning = here.

“Omotenashi is the Japanese culture of treating a guest. It blends a welcoming spirit with warmth, understanding, and above all respect.”

Favourite reads & listens

  • Take a fun and fascinating¬†tour of the international space station.
  • Great thinking on the rising Bitcoin prices¬†from Laura Shin ~“The reasons for the jumps are unclear, but unless there’s negative news, every day, at minimum, the price is likely to rise because of new money coming into the system. Every day on Coinbase alone, about 35,000 new accounts open — a figure that sometimes reaches 50,000 — and thousands of people in South Korea and Japan, two countries where Bitcoin has taken off, are also bringing new fiat money [cash] into the system.”
  • Signup for¬†rocket updates.
  • Here’s a¬†great shortcut to reading Option B book mentioned in the last email.¬†Watch the video on this page.
  • It was fascinating to learn about¬†inserting signals in the brain so people can move prosthetic limbs and even turn on taps at the¬†Stentrode Story event in April. To start with it’s accident victims who can’t move limbs.¬†We may be next: imagine if you can get your mind to turn on a tap. Connecting humans to machines – it’s coming.¬†Putting my order in for wings and flight now.
  • Jonathan Harris has¬†returned¬†with a fabulous tilt on Virtual Reality…

For your CEO and senior leaders

  • Nice one Jeff Bezos:

Great online presence

  • Impressive service, live chat and website that quickly answered questions ~ well done¬†Aussie Broadband.

Reply to let me know what you want to read about.

Have a wonderful week,

~ Sam

RunwayDigital.com

 

 

Hit reply anytime.

Enjoy reading a variety of topics in past editions here.

Learn about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies via this prioritised list of 25+ links.

The extended list of great online presence is here and here.

Enjoy these fascinating audiobooks & podcasts.

Watch something fascinating (YouTube playlists are great).

Say ‘Hi’ on Instagram.

If we’re not connected, let’s do so by clicking¬†here¬†and¬†here.

If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe hereand I always appreciate you sharing it. Email explainer is here.

Update subscription preferences¬†or¬†unsubscribe¬†if this is no longer relevant to you. See you again sometime ¬†ūüĎč ūüėĄ

Online Highfliers Issue 14

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Kevin Kelly’s Tech Forces, LinkedIn News, High Performance Tips & Sam’s Update ???? ???? ????‚ėļ

Hi,

Welcome to the 14th edition of this email (over 6 months!). Did you know you can read all past editions in the archive?

This time round I’m providing a digest of the fascinating things I’m reading / spotting. ¬†Here and there I will throw in one of these more personal emails where I share things I’m enjoying right now, and what’s on my mind.¬†If you like this format, let me know by replying to this email.

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Let’s get into it.

I subscribe to Audible.com and get an audio book each month. Like podcasts, they’re a great way to be informed and now there’s no pile of books by my bed. Wahoo!

My recent favourite audiobooks are:

¬†Kevin Kelly’s “The Inevitable”¬†– within 6 hours of listening you’ll be up to date with the 12 tech forces that are shaping our future. I found listening to this at 1.25 speed worked well and the 6 hours took me about 3 week in amongst listening to other media.

¬†Ryan Holiday’s “Ego is the Enemy”¬†is exactly what you’d hope for.
¬†Bluetooth Headphones have come up a lot in my conversations in the past fortnight. Sounds like the new Jaybirds are even better. I’ve realised that I’m not in the market from Apple’s Airpods as the Jaybirds sit around my neck ready to be popped in my ear when I want to chat to Siri and don’t need to be put away (or lost/left behind on a cafe table!).
¬†I’ve upped my weekly average on podcasts and audiobook listening since writing this post about gaining extra hours of learning in February.

Don’t just take my word for it, try them for yourself. Get learning on-the-go!

Play Your Best (Work) Game.

I’ve collected the tips I’ve learnt from running The Do Lectures here in Australia. Here’s a sneak peak prior to them flying on Social Media:

Creating Incredible Experiences: Tips for the Vision Holder

How Do You Create A High Performing Team for Extraordinary Projects?

How Do You Create An Experience that Goes Beyond Delighting People?

Startup Tips for Creating (Seemingly Impossible) International Events

 

LinkedIn News

LinkedIn Learning‘s new short courses range from a few minutes to a couple of hours, you’ll pickup great tips and you can listen to many of them without needing to watch the video. I really enjoyed Guy Kawasaki’s simple and quick tips on Entrepreneurship.

¬†On the LinkedIn app, endorsements now include insights on the specialists who rate you in their skill. It takes time for people to endorse you so refresh your skills now – check they’re relevant, in a useful order and double check your settings are on for people to endorse you.¬†Here’s how.

Still not sure where to start with LinkedIn? This very possibly will save you years.

We’re increasing the price of our coaching packages significantly next year so book this month before the price goes up:

Upgrade your LinkedIn Summary

Online Profile Review

Online Presence Coaching

I hope you enjoyed this email & as always, please DO let me know via Twitter if you have feedback, ideas to include, questions or just want to send a fist bump.

Have a fun week, flying high online,

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

PS. The podcasts I enjoy the most end up on my Podcast recommendations list right here.


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The Machines Aren’t Taking Over. ~ Online Highfliers Issue 7

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The Machines Aren’t Taking Over.

Hi,

I’m wondering if¬†you’ve an uncomfortable sense that¬†‘the machines‘ are going to¬†take over jobs and leave us destitute.

Having followed this perspective and watched plenty of Hollywood blockbusters about¬†the destruction of humans, it’s clear this lurking possibility has been showcased for a long time.¬†Mash that together with new ways that we’re using¬†tech, Machine Learning and AI (Artificial Intelligence) and it could be¬†easy to be concerned.

“Analysts to the rescue!”

It’s exciting to see positive news spreading.¬†Delightfully there are experts¬†providing data that reminds us of history as an indicator for our usualchanging environment and the reality of how we will drive the tech we use. It¬†encourages thinking of an attractive future.

Enjoy this story patchwork:

Many analysts say there’ll be a net benefit with more jobs being created in areas that sound more fun than the mechanical ones that AI / MachineLearning / robots will do.

New technology does mean new learning.

It’s up to you and me to be curiously fascinated to¬†learn new technology (Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, apps, software, biotech). To usefully integrate it into our lives – including enhancing workplace and government policy for risks and opportunities.

Looping back to machines not taking over our jobs, it’s up to each of us as individuals to proactively¬†continue to evolve the work we do and in this, we’re in partnership with new tech.

We can do this with a lightness in our hearts to bring about positive futures.

Fly high online,

~ Sam
Runway Digital.com

P.S. Want to learn more? Click on the quotes and images above as they¬†link¬†to fascinating¬†articles, watch Gerd’s motivating¬†video,¬†and get the first 8 days of our¬†Digital Leadership Program for¬†free here.

P.P.S.¬†If you’re concerned there’s too much to learn, consider using this¬†checklist¬†and¬†this guide¬†to help.

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