Contents of IoT Adventure Book

IoT Adventure Book will delve deeper into the business of IoT. It will also share the experience of being an IoT entrepreneur. Some of the topics have been written in the IoT World Blog. Check out the contents below:

IoT Applications

  1. 6 Benefits That Can Transform Your Supply Chain Using IoT
  2. What Exactly is Smart Poultry
  3. What Exactly is Metaverse?
  4. Automatic Plant Monitoring System
  5. What Exactly is IoT Analytics?
  6. What Exactly is Smart Mobility?
  7. 10 Benefits of IoT That Transform Smart Agriculture
  8. Flood Forecasting and Warning System (FFWS) IR 4.0
  9. 8 Immediate Benefits of Smart Manufacturing
  10. How Smart Buildings Could Save Energy and Money
  11. How to Use Drones to Monitor Floods
  12. Why Smart Flood Monitoring System is Essential For Everyone
  13. Everything You Need To Know About The Benefits Of Fleet Management Using IoT
  14. How Digital Transform Agriculture
  15. What is Exactly Parking 4.0?
  16. What is Exactly Construction 4.0?
  17. IoT Detect Potholes
  18. Fleet Management Using IoT
  19. Developing Smart Garbage Collection Solution Using Internet of Things (IoT)
  20. Smart Construction in Era of Internet of Things (IoT)
  21. Which Era is Our Parking System?
  22. Why Do We Monitor Our Cats Using IoT?
  23. Can We Really Use Drones to Carry Parcels?
  24. Seven (7) Key Lessons for Smart Parking Deployment
  25. How IOT Transforms the Connected Car Industry

IoT Tips

  1. How to Select the Best IoT Platform
  2. How To Explain IoT in the Simplest Manner
  3. How-To Make Industry-University Collaboration A Successful Venture
  4. How-To Create Your First IoT Application Using Arduino and FAVORIOT
  5. How IoT Can Solve the Problems of Seven (7) M’s of a Business
  6. How To Create Highly Demand IoT Talents By Becoming a Producer Based Nation
  7. How To Develop Smart Agriculture Solutions
  8. How-To Develop Smart Flood Monitoring System
  9. How-To Develop Smart River Monitoring
  10. How-To Develop a Smart Garbage Collection
  11. How-To Build Smart Cities Using Minimum Viable City (MVC) Approach
  12. How to Embark on IoT Business

Smart Cities

  1. Smart Cities & IoT – The Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
  2. What Will You Discover in IOT and Smart Cities – “Gold Mines” or “Time Bombs”?
  3. Four (4) New Tips for Successful Smart Cities Implementation
  4. Guide How-To Build Your Smart City
  5. How-To Build Smart Cities Using Minimum Viable City Approach
  6. What Are Your Smart Cities Priorities?
  7. Using IOT to Determine the Health of Your City
  8. Build Smart Cities With These 3 Key Elements
  9. Guide to Monetize Your Smart City’s Data
  10. Who Owns the IoT and Smart City’s Data?
  11. Checking the Pulse of the City
  12. Better City Better World – You Act We React
  13. How to Get the Right Business Model for Smart Cities
  14. Better Citizen Engagement To Build Smarter Cities
  15. What Budget 2017 Meant for Malaysia’s IOT and Smart Cities
  16. Citizen Engagement Can Make a Difference for Your Cities
  17. Tips for City Authorities – How to Avoid Citizen Engagement Pitfalls

IoT Infographics

  1. Six (6) Tips to Build Successful Smart Cities [Infographics]
  2. How IoT Impact 7M of the Business [Infographics]
  3. 7 Best IoT Business Models [Infographics]
  4. 3 Steps to Implement IoT [Infographics]
  5. Starting Your IoT Business [Infographics]
  6. 5 Traits of Generation-IoT [Infographics]

FAVORIOT Products and Services

  1. IoT Specialist Training with IoT Analytics
  2. Advanced IoT Training With FAVORIOT IoT Platform
  3. FAVORIOT – Internet of Things (IoT) Hands-on Training
  4. Redeem Voucher Code for Free 1-Month Beginner Plan
  5. Favoriot IoT Platform Features
  6. Dscover: How-To Redeem a Voucher
  7. Hibiscus Sense – Micropython Source Code for BLYNK & FAVORIOT
  8. Malaysia IoT Board: Hibiscus Sense and FAVORIOT
  9. FAVORIOT IoT Platform – From FREE to PREMIUM Plans
  10. Travel With Dscover
  11. Dr. Mazlan Abbas – An Entrepreneur
  12. This Malaysian IoT Startup Starts from Zero
  13. Updates on IoT Platform Resources (FAVORIOT)
  14. Smart Travel – Split Up and Have Fun
  15. How a Smart Travel App Can Help to Ease the Headache of Managing a Tour Group
  16. The Best Travel Companion App for Hajj or Umrah
  17. COMPLETE TUTORIAL – How To Connect Cytron Uno (Arduino UNO) With FAVORIOT Platform

IoT and IR 4.0 in Malaysia

  1. Top 6 IoT Predictions in 2022 – Malaysia
  2. Malaysia IoT Predictions in 2021
  3. IoT in Malaysia (2019) – A Dream vs A Reality
  4. 2020 Predictions for IoT
  5. IoT in Malaysia – 2019 Predictions
  6. IoT in Malaysia – Things We Learned in 2018
  7. IoT Predictions – Malaysia’s IoT in 2018
  8. IoT – Wishlist for 2018
  9. IoT in Malaysia – 2017 In Review
  10. IoT in Malaysia – 2017 Wishlist
  11. 2017 IOT Predictions in Malaysia
  12. Malaysia’s National IoT Strategic Roadmap – 2016 In Review
  13. 10-10 Malaysia Science, Technology, Innovation and Economy (MYSTIE)
  14. My Top 5 Opinions – Malaysia National 4IR Policy
  15. MIFA – Malaysia Industry Forward Association
  16. 12MP – Twelfth Malaysia Plan (2021-2025)
  17. Malaysia National 4IR Policy
  18. Teroka Tech Musim 2 Episod 6 : Pakar IoT di Malaysia
  19. Digitalisation of Malaysia With MyDigital Economy Blueprint
  20. Growing the IoT Ecosystem in Malaysia
  21. Industry 4WRD Readiness Assessment and Incentives
  22. Why Are We Still at Industrial Revolution 2.7 (IR2.7)?
  23. Propelling IoT in Malaysia
  24. Malaysia Needs 100K IoT Professionals to Complement the Big Data Workforce
  25. IOT in Malaysia – Current & Future Trends
  26. List of Top 3 IoT Applications That “Should” Be in Malaysia​
  27. How Do You Begin Your IoT Journey in Malaysia?
  28. Can Malaysians Avoid Floods Using Internet of Things (IoT)?
  29. IOT Adoption Challenges in Malaysia

IoT Challenges

  1. A List of Skills Required For Internet Of Things (IoT) Talent
  2. Solving IoT Project Issues in the Universities
  3. Nine (9) IoT Challenges of IoT Adoption
  4. Which IoT Market Makes Money? B2B or B2C?
  5. Four (4) Reasons for Technology Trial
  6. IOT: Moving Beyond to the Digital Future
  7. Realizing Society 5.0 in Relation To Industry 4.0
  8. IoT & IR 4.0 – A Disruptive Era of Transformation
  9. IoT – The Building Block for IR 4.0
  10. IoT & IR 4 0 – Get Ready for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet
  11. Harnessing the Power of IoT
  12. IR 4.0 – Embrace or Become Obsolete
  13. IoT in The New Norm
  14. To IoTise Every Business
  15. The Entrepreneurship Journey of Pre and Post Covid 19 – Lessons Learned
  16. IoT – The Core Technology for IR 4.0 and How It Benefits SMEs
  17. Use Case: Detecting Power Interruption Using IoT
  18. IR 4.0 and IoT – The New Frontier
  19. The Easiest Way to Understand IoT via 7 Layers of OSI
  20. The Best Way to Develop IoT Solutions in the Universities
  21. IoT Middleware – The Critical Missing Component in the IoT Value Chain
  22. IoT is the Core Technology for IR 4.0
  23. Will IoT and IR 4.0 Really Gonna Take Our Jobs?
  24. Overcoming the Challenges of Becoming IR 4.0
  25. Abusing the Word “Internet of Things” (IoT)
  26. Data Convergence – Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0 and Emerging Tech
  27. What’s the Big Deal About IoT?
  28. Can You Really Trust IoT?
  29. IoT in the Universities
  30. IoT Platform vs IoT Ecosystem
  31. Do You Really Need 5G for IoT?
  32. Why Developing an IoT Solution is Not That Straightforward
  33. IoT as a Business – Where Do We Start
  34. Avoid These 9 Common Pitfalls That Hinder IoT Value
  35. How an IoT Platform Can Ease Your IoT Project
  36. IoTise Your Business
  37. The Early Adopters of IoT
  38. 10 Reasons Why You Need An IoT Platform
  39. Four (4) Steps for Building an IoT Product
  40. We IoTised For You
  41. The Benefits of Deploying IoT Platform for Enterprise (On-Premise) or on Private Cloud.
  42. HOW-TO – Check Your Own IR 4.0 Readiness
  43. Tips – How to Successfully Deploy IoT Solutions or Services
  44. How-To Solve the Issues in University Campuses Efficiently
  45. Your IoT Journey Starts Here
  46. How-To Create IoT Ecosystem for Universities
  47. How-To Complete Your IoT Projects On Schedule
  48. What’s Disruption 4.0?
  49. Crowdsensing Platform to Build Better Cities and Communities
  50. Journey Towards Industry 4.0 With IoT
  51. Challenges of Making IoT a Ubiquitous Service
  52. Generation-IOT That Will Disrupt The World
  53. Monetizing Digital Services: Where’s the Profit?
  54. We Need CIO with IOT Skills for 2017
  55. IoT – Build Once, Use Many Times
  56. DO NOT Let “Transparency” Stop You From Implementing IOT
  57. The Not-So-Secret Formula to be a Successful IoT Player
  58. IOT – Four (4) Levels of Maturity
  59. Will IoT Create or Kill Jobs?
  60. Critical Success Factors for IOT
  61. ​IoT is Here: Where do Service Providers Stand in the Age of IoT?
  62. How IOT Detect Corruption
  63. Are You Embracing IoT The Right Way? The Top 10 DO’s and DON’Ts
  64. Four (4) Compelling Reasons Not To Be Left Behind In The IOT Race
  65. Will IOT Make You More Efficient or Lazy?
  66. Facebook of Things – IOT Meets Social Media
  67. Monetising IOT Data and Become Commercial Sensor Service Provider
  68. “Sensing-as-a-Service” – New IoT Cloud Service is in Town
  69. How to Convert Raw Data Into Knowledge With Internet of Things (IoT)
  70. 4 Reasons Why Internet of Things (IOT) Adoption Will Not Be As Slow as IPv6
  71. Sensing-As-A-Service – An IOT Cloud Service
  72. The 4 Main Challenges to Become An Internet of Things (IOT) Service Provider
  73. Internet of Things (IOT) Target Market – Consumer (B2C) or Enterprise (B2B)?

Generation-IoT

  1. Who Are the New Generation-IoT
  2. How To Build Your Own IoT Ecosystem
  3. Expert Advice for Generation-IoT
  4. Generation-IoT is Set to Become a Global Movement
  5. Who Are The Early Adopters of Internet of Things (IoT)?
  6. The Enablers, Engagers, and Enhancers of IoT
  7. The 10 Most Inspiring CEOs to Watch in 2021
  8. Top Seven IoT Influencers to Follow in 2021
  9. Ups and Downs of an IoT Entrepreneur

Things About IoT

  1. System Integration in the Era IR 4.0
  2. Who and What is FAVORIOT
  3. The DNA of Internet of Things (IoT)
  4. Seven (7) IoT Business Models That Can Create New Revenue Streams
  5. Three (3) Best YouTube Channels on Technology Tips
  6. FREE IoT eBooks for Download!
  7. Dscover – Family Organizer Mobile App for 2021
  8. Three (3) Things You Need to Know About Robots
  9. Benefits of Data Blending
  10. OTT – A Disruptive and Killer Service to SMS and MMS combined
  11. Why I Simply Love IoT
  12. Wearables – Your New IoT Teacher
  13. Five (5) Main Reasons Telcos Not Interested in Internet of Things (IoT) Business
  14. Building a “Waze”-Like Citizen Engagement Solution
  15. Internet of Things (IOT) – Will It Really Fly?

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Real Books vs. E-Books – Why I Choose

But I have this terrible habit of not finishing the book I read or didn’t even start reading them. And the worst part, sometimes I buy the same book twice because I don’t remember whether I have purchased it before or not.

When books are converted into digital, it changes how we consume knowledge. It also changes the way the reading habit.

This is what happened to me. I used to buy many print books (real books) and am proud to have a “library” to place the texts on proper shelves.
Books on my shelves.

But I have this terrible habit of not finishing the book I read or didn’t even start reading them. And the worst part, sometimes I buy the same book twice because I don’t remember whether I have purchased it before or not.

And then, I began to start to download E-Books, and I began to read them finally. And the best part, I managed to read them till the last page!

IoT E-Book

Initially, I was convinced that Real Books are far better than E-Books because it doesn’t feel the same holding a book compared to something just digital.

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BBut due to the Covid-19 lockdown, I started to read more E-Books and have changed my habit of reading. Below are some of the reasons:

  1. Freedom – I can read the E-Book anywhere. I need to carry multiple of them with print books if I want to read more than one book. Of course, real books are heavy to carry. During travel, you don’t want to carry heavy luggage unnecessarily. What if you don’t like to read that book and that is the only book you have?
  2. Easy to Highlight – Since I bought an iPad with a Stylus called Pencil, it simplifies me to jot down or highlight specific points or facts in the E-Book. And it does not destroy or dirty the E-Book because you can still erase the highlights quickly.
  3. Only Digital – Some books are only published in digital form. Or you can convert a web article into PDF and read it like an E-Book. You don’t have to waste printing the papers.
  4. Cheap or Free – E-Books are far more affordable than real books. And you can find free or “free” E-Books on the web.

Furthermore, I will be writing my E-Book called IoT Adventure and hopefully complete it by 2022.

Source: Why Ebooks Are More Popular Than Printed Books?

How to Become a Thought Leader (And Win)

When you are a thought leader, you can influence others in your industry. If you can influence other people, then this means that you can get their attention and even persuade them to adopt your ideas.

Who is a thought leader? A thought leader has significant influence and credibility in their field of expertise. They are often well known and admired by the people they influence. They may be the subject of books and articles, but more importantly, they impact other people’s lives. Think of people like Gary Vaynerchuk, Simon Sinek, or Tony Robbins. They are all thought leaders.

How to become a thought leader?

It’s simple. All you have to do is spend your time and effort reading the best thinkers in your field. As you read, you’ll notice that most of them have the same basic things in common. They are all well-educated, they’ve thought deeply about their subject matter, and they’re usually knowledgeable.

In addition, you’ll find that they’ve created an intellectual community around their ideas. They share their thoughts, which helps them understand themselves, their ideas, and their impact on others. Finally, they’re constantly pushing the boundaries of their thinking. 

Why is it essential to be a thought leader?

In business, being a thought leader can be a potent tool. If you want to succeed in your business, you need to become one. You need to think out of the box and develop new ideas that others may not have considered. It is essential to become a thought leader because it will give you a competitive edge over others.

When you are a thought leader, you can influence others in your industry. If you can influence other people, then this means that you can get their attention and even persuade them to adopt your ideas. For this reason, being a thought leader can be a potent tool. But how do you become a thought leader? There are many ways to go about doing this, but there are also certain traits that you need to possess.

What makes a good thought leader?

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about what makes a good thought leader. And I came up with some thoughts that are worth sharing in my humble opinion. 

Here’s the list: 

Know your audience and be yourself. This is so obvious. But I don’t know how many people take it seriously. The more you know your audience, the better you tailor your message to their needs.

And if you are not who you are, you might as well not exist. This is one of the reasons why I like to say that you should write your own book and be your own publisher. 

If you want to get a book published, you need to have something valuable to share. So, be yourself. That is the only way to get it right. Know your audience and be yourself. Be the best at what you do. Have a clear vision for what you want to accomplish.

But don’t ever stop learning. And if you can’t find your niche, create one. One of my favorite quotes is, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” This means that you must first be the change you wish to see in yourself. So, be the change you want to see in yourself. 

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How can I be a thought leader in my niche area?

As a writer, there are many ways you can develop your thought leadership. Here’s a simple guide:

Find the most influential people in your niche. These people are often leaders in their industry. They write books, articles, and they’re active on social media. Find the most influential marketers in your niche if you’re a marketer.

  1. Follow them on social media. Most of these people have a blog or a Twitter account to share great content. They’ll probably follow you back.
  2. Read what they publish. The more time you spend reading their content, the more you’ll be able to incorporate it into your own.
  3. Write something unique. Don’t just copy and paste what they write.
  4. Write something that makes your audience think, “I need to read this.”
  5. Get the attention of these influencers. You can do this by writing a guest post on their blog or sharing their social media content.
  6. Once they start following you, ask them to review your book or article. The more people you get to review your work, the better.
  7. Finally, ask them for some feedback. They’ll appreciate the opportunity to help a writer improve their craft. 

How can I achieve being a thought leader?

Here are some tips to get started:

  1. Be the person others want to follow. This might seem like a cop-out, but you have to think about this from the other person’s perspective. You want to be the person they look up to and admire.
  2. It’s tough to be someone else’s role model.
  3. Focus on the positive There are so many things in your life that are great, but you just need to focus on those. When I first started looking at my life this way, I was amazed by how better I felt.
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  5. Focus on what you can control.
  6. Have a plan of action and stick to it. If you set yourself up to fail, you’ll fail.
  7. Think about the best version of yourself.
  8. Know your strengths and weaknesses.
  9. Understand that everyone has their own journey.
  10. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
  11. Believe in yourself and know that you are enough.
  12. Take time for yourself.
  13. Get out there and do something that you love.

I used most of the tips mentioned above, and that’s how I achieved from zero to an Internet of Things (IoT) influencer within less than a year. I wrote two eBooks regarding IoT – IoT Notes and Your IoT Journey.

Ups and Downs of an IoT Entrepreneur

I love to hear your thoughts and comments about Thought Leadership. Kindly leave your comments below. Thanks!

Year 2022 – The Death of Blogging

Yes – there’s a truth in this. That’s what they said a couple of years ago. However, there are many type of blogging such as personal journal, lifestyle, travel, health, technology and many others.

The trend for personal blogging have decline. People might no longer have interest to follow an individual daily activities, their families, trips etc. This type of content can easily followed via their social media channels such as Facebook or Instagram.

Entertainment vs Educational Blogs

However, blogs which covered specific topics that solve the reader’s problems would be the ones that have longer lifetime. The topics are more educational as compared to entertainment.

The contents for educational type of blogs can remained evergreen as people still searched the Internet for solutions.

So yes, people still read blogs. Multiple times a day, even! It just looks a little different because the content of blog posts has shifted from being writer-focused to being reader-focused. Blogs that focused on value to readers will have a higher reading rate.

This is something which I need to decide when I created Mazlan Abbas Blog – should it be personal blogging or a blog which is more educational such as the one I created at IoT World Blog.

Today, is my third day of blogging, and I will always monitor the traffic to see how the contents impact the traffic to the blog.

3-Days Stats
Demographics of Visitors

Why should you read and follow this Blog? If you want to read IoT contents, you may visit IoT World Blog, but here you will get constant updates about my journey in developing projects such as my Startup, FAVORIOT, Podcasts,, YouTube, Online marketplace and E-Books.

Sharing Platform

Along the way, I will share the ups and downs or probably some tips that we should avoid in building such projects. I hoped this will also become a platform to listen yo your ideas and thoughts too. Please leave you comments on the posts.

Are you ready to follow me on this journey?