They are scrapping the President..
No this has absolutely nothing to do with the US Presidential Elections, or any Presidential Elections anywhere else in the world.
This is to do with HMS President.
HMS President is a ship that was moored near Tower Bridge and St Katherine’s docks.
There has been an HMS President in the Royal Navy since the first ship of that name was captured from the French in 1806, and from the Americans in 1812 !
The name has been used by the Royal Navy for over 200 years.
The current HMS President was built as an anti-submarine corvette for the First World War and was built in Scotland, on the river Clyde, in 1918.
Moored in the Thames since 1922 HMS President was used as a naval reserve training ship until she was sold in 1988, and has been used as a base for events and conferences since then, including Internet Marketing workshops.
The ship needs quite a bit of work doing to it, otherwise it will have to be scrapped.
The Lottery Fund has turned down an appeal. – twice
HMS President is the last ship to survive from the First World War.
Once scrapped, a name that has been on a ship in Her Majesty’s Navy for over 200 years will disappear.
And of course HMS President will be scrapped 2 years before making her centenary.
Why am I telling you this ?
Because I almost hired HMS President as a regular venue for my London Meet-up !!
We only need £330,000………
Flying to the USA today !!
So today Mum and I head off to the Windy City, on the first stage of our US road trip to visit relatives.
Now I say Windy City with my fingers crossed.
Because the plane is going to go somewhere near the path of Hurricane Nicole – the latest tropical storm to flare up.
So… let me see…..hmmmm…..
Passport – check
Wallet, dollars, and bank cards – check
Tablet computer – check
Tablet computer fully charged – check
Training videos loaded onto computer – check (Making the best use of downtime while flying)
Phone – check
Phone charged – check
20 hours of films and TV shows loaded onto phone – check (just in case flight is delayed)
– extra movies for tablet – check (in case the training videos really do send me off to sleep!)
And guess what I else I have bought for the trip ?.
Yes I have succumbed…..
I bought a selfy stick … going to use it to film some videos in Chicago with my phone.
I filmed a test video using my phone last week and was amazed by the quality check out the video here.
This is something I am going to experiment with more over the next few weeks.
Last Chance – Halloween Special !!
Okay so I am going to be in the USA for the next 2 weeks so before I go I wanted to give you 1 absolutely last chance to watch the replay of last weeks webinar How to Find High Paying Affiliate Offers and Promote Them on Facebook and YouTube.
But be quick,.. The replay will be taken down at 23.59 BST on sunday !
Halt And Catch Fire season 3
This is a TV show about the early days computing. it’s the story about two very small companies that started up producing video games for the Commodore 64.
Halt And Catch Fire follows the story of how they started off producing video games and then diverged into online chat rooms.
As an Internet marketer I’m always fascinated about how things like the Internet came about and what people were doing online before the Internet!
Halt and catch fire is available on Amazon Prime, definitely worth watching if you’re an Internet marketer.
I’m only up to episode 5 of season three but already I’m hooked. Season 3 is set in 1985. It is the story of how the Internet came about and the expansion of social media, this was all before the Internet!!
A bit of a warning Halt and Catch Fire can be incredibly addictive, several people who I have recommended the show to have sat down and watched an entire season in one sitting I’m not mentioning any names , Kathy….
All the best,
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Had the whole Sarah Staar Business School support team together at the London Lunch.
We had a real blast, not just at the London Lunch but also the night before when we all went out for a team dinner..
Angela from the US.
Kathy from Scotland
Sue from London
Catherine from Margate
You know, its really great to see people who are valued members of my team enjoying themselves and growing through what they are doing.
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If you want to discover the strategies that the most successful Internet marketers are using right now you need to see this video.
USA Road Trip
So late next week I am off to the USA for a road trip, a road trip with a difference.
It’s with my mother. We are going to be landing in Chicago and going on from there to Iowa.
Why Iowa ?
Because it’s where my Great Aunt lives…..
How she got there from the UK is a story I will keep for another day, but it’s not the first time I have visited her.
Now Mum and I will have a few days to spare, so I was wondering…
– can you suggest any cool places to go and see in or near Chicago ?
(are there any real original/authentic blues clubs with live music still around ?)
(no not the tourist ones !)
– are there any good Internet Marketing meetups in or near Chicago ?
– what cool places are there to see over the border in Canada ?
I’m thinking about creating some new products in the $200 to $500 range and was discussing this at the London lunch last week.
And then I had an idea, why not ask you guys and girls what you thought ?
And specifically what sorts of things you were interested in…
So what interests you the most. Is it……
Below is a link to a quick survey.
This isn’t the start of a hidden sales programme or something crazy like that.
I really want to know, and, yes, your opinions are important to me.
How to Pay Almost No Tax – in the UK and the US !
There was a very good BBC documentary a while ago called “The Town that took on the Taxman”.
You can find numerous versions of it on YouTube and also on the BBC iplayer.
Dave has been busy working on a similar structure for Sarah Staar Business School and if you haven’t heard from him for a while, it’s been because he’s been going through a process of agreeing our accounts with the US tax authorities.
If you want to know how to avoid paying tax in either the US or the UK, or both, then Dave is thinking about running a special webinar at the end of October just to introduce you to the principles.
What Dave has put together is appropriate for anyone who creates their own products, and especially where the products are knowledge-based products.
It’s totally legal and ethical.
And it puts you on the same tax footing as most multi-nationals, including Starbucks, Apple, and VolkswagenAudi Group.
Let me know if you are interested..
This Weeks Movie
Well I hate to admit it but yes it’s true, I am a great fan of the James Bond movies.
Dave teases me that all I need now is a white cat sitting on my lap..
Anyway, last year I purchased the James Bond “Bond 50” Blu-ray box set.
Every James Bond film ever released, with all the old ones digitally remastered into the Blu-ray format.
And for the past six months I’ve been systematically working my way through all of the films.
Two nights ago I finally reached the last movie in the series – Spectre..
I really enjoyed watching it, the script was well written, and the film was very well directed.
I think Spectre brilliantly closes a lot of open loops that had been opened in previous films over the years.
I really enjoyed it and I think it breaks new ground for a James Bond film.
Definitely worth watching, but make sure you watch the other two films in the sequence first…
Quantum of Solace
Which is my favourite Bond films??
Who was the best Bond??
I think I’ll leave that for another newsletter.
All the best,
We have a new arrival in the Sarah Staar household and her name is Alexa. I’ve been telling Dave for the last month that on 28 September things were going to change!
At 3:30 PM yesterday afternoon the postman knocked on the door and handed me a parcel.
I opened the box and unpacked Alexa…
Alexa is Amazon’s latest product it’s an artificial intelligence product called Echo. You plug it in and then it responds to voice commands and can do various different things for you, oh yes and it also replies back…
You can ask it simple things like,
“Alexa, What’s the weather like tomorrow”
“Alexa, How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon”
“Alexa, How do you spell…..”
“Alexa, What’s the traffic like outside”
“Alexa, What’s on my calendar tomorrow”
“Alexa, What’s 10,000 ÷ 30”
You can also give it commands like,
“Alexa, Add newsletter to my to-do list”
“Alexa, Add bread to my shopping list”
“Alexa, Play me some jazz music”
“Alexa, Dim the lights”
“Alexa,Tell me a joke”
“Alexa, Wake me up at 9 AM”
“Alexa, Add call Mum to my to-do list”
This sort of reminds of when I was an eight year old child and had just watched the film “2001 a Space Odyssey”. I remember wishing I had an artificial intelligence device like HAL the computer on the spacecraft.
So when I heard that Amazon was releasing an artificial intelligence device called Echo I had to order one.
Okay so it’s not perfect, There are lots of commands it doesn’t understand such as complex questions. I guess it is going to start learning and get better over time.
I have a very strong feeling this is the start of something revolutionary in everybody’s life.
While very much a first stage product, you can still see the potential here.
I do have one thing that worries me slightly..
I’m currently watching 2 TV shows at the moment, Battlestar Galactica this is a tv show where artificial intelligence and robots have taken over a world.
And Persons of Interest, a TV series where one Artificial Intelligence is fighting another Artificial Intelligence via human proxies for control of the US…
And of course HAL goes sort of insane in 2001
Dave teases me about what will happen when all the Alexas link together.
He keeps referencing Skynet (from the Terminator movies) and Transcendence.
I did ask Alexa this morning if she intends to take over the world and kill all humans, she kind of skated around the subject and didn’t give me a straight answer!
I saw quite an interesting film last night called Casino Jack. An amazing performance from Kevin Spacey. This film is a true story about Powerful Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
It’s a story about corruption, power and money. The film kind of reminded me of Wolf of Wall Street. It’s a real eye-opener to how the American political system works…
Its also a great story about what happens when people lose grip with reality…
I just got an email from Martin Avis to tell me that there is still a couple of places left for tomorrow’s London lunch. I’ll be there so if you want to meet up book your place below.
Have a wonderful day whatever you’re doing,