This Week's Dom's Digest

I hope you've had an amazing January so far.

I honestly can't believe that next week we'll be in February - where have the weeks gone!

I've got three really great digests this week to introduce, but before that I want to make sure that you were aware of my "half a day for half price" promotion...

Basically, if you do need a little help getting things turbo charged in your business before February rolls around, then you can take advantage of a half day consulting session with me, for half price.

Kind of a January sale...

I sent out an email yesterday and 13 people took up the offer, so I've only got a few left. But if you're interested in an award winning serial entrepreneur working with you in your business, then this is your ideal opportunity.

Just reply back and let me know you're interested and I'll arrange a call to discuss the details and ensure we're a good fit.

On to this week's Dom's Digest, packed with some useful gadgets, books and documentaries. Take a look below and enjoy.


Book Worth Reading 

How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis

I really enjoy this book and I must have read it half a dozen times now.

Felix Dennis is very witty and tells the hard truth about what it takes to get rich. And as the man built a real, massive fortune before retiring to write poetry he is very credible to give his view on what it takes.

The description of the book, sums it up well:

'Making money is a knack, a knack that can be acquired. And if someone like me can become rich, then so can you - no matter what your present circumstances. Here is how I did it and what I learned along the way.' So writes Felix Dennis, who believes that almost anyone of reasonable intelligence can become rich, given sufficient motivation and application. 

How To Get Rich is a distillation of his business wisdom. Primarily concerned with the step-by-step creation of wealth, it ruthlessly dissects the business failures and financial triumphs of 'a South London lad who became rich virtually by accident'. Part manual, part memoir, part primer, this book is a template for those who are willing to stare down failure and transform their lives.

Canny, infuriating, cynical and generous by turns, How To Get Rich is an invaluable guide to 'the surprisingly simple art of collecting money which already has your name on it'.

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of him (I hadn’t either), you will know some of his products. 

Recommended if you want to hear some of the harsh realities of what it takes to become super rich.


Useful App I'm Testing 

Telepaste

This is one for my Mac user’s…

In a nutshell this app allows you to copy and paste between iOS and Macs simply and quickly without WiFi or Bluetooth.

You can even auto save to your photo library! It can copy and paste URLs, phone numbers or time detection, one tap to browse, to call or to create an event!

Especially useful if you have more than one iOS device.

Telepaste uses QR codes as a media, is able to auto capture contents from your pasteboard and generate QR code before you get in the app. You don't have to press any button to generate the code! 

Telepaste also supports auto-copying the decoded contents to the pasteboard, really a convenient utility! Don't miss it!


Gadget for Easy Port Access

Satechi Aluminium Type-C Clamp Hub Pro with USB-C Data Port, 3 USB 3.0, Micro/SD Card Reader for 2017 iMac and iMac Pro

If you own an iMac, and like me, find having to fuss about getting to the back of the device to use one of the ports a pain in the backside, then this is the answer.

Available in space grey and silver to compliment your iMac, this device is exclusively designed for the new 2017 iMac Pro and iMac to add convenient access for all your most-loved ports and devices. 

The Satechi hub adds functionality to your iMac with a USB-C port (data only), 3 USB 3.0 ports (up to 5Gb/s) and Micro/SD card readers. 

Simply, plug into one of your iMac’s Thunderbolt 3 port and use the adjustable knob to fasten the hub to the bottom of your desktop computer. 

With no additional drivers or installation needed, it has taken all the hassle out of the need to mess my work space up to plug a USB stick in or read an SD card quickly.

If you are frequently accessing the ports on the back of your iMac, then this is a highly recommended add-on.


As always, I love getting your feedback on Twitter and email. Did you have a favourite from the list? Do you have any suggestions or recommendations for me to try?

Don’t be shy, let me know. Just send a tweet to @dcb_jones with #DomsDigest at the end so I can find it or you can email me at dominicj@barttech.co.uk to get in touch.

Have a great week!

Dominic Jones

I'm a proud father, husband, huge James Bond fan, lover of fast cars and prolific buyer of technology gadgets. I started my first business when I was 21, learning the harsh way how to become successful. Through hard work, dedicating myself to learning and persistent focus I created one of the fastest growing computer services businesses in the UK.