Jan 6, 2023: Build Your Personal Moats

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This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp πŸ‘‹

We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)

πŸ“š 3 Good Articles for You

The Ultimate Productivity Hack is Saying No
by James Clear (5 min)
The ultimate productivity hack is saying no. Saying no to one option means saying yes to every other option. Guarding your time is important, and saying no is an important skill to develop. Upgrading your no doesn't mean you'll never say yes, but it means you default to no and only say yes when it really makes sense. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and more effort is wasted doing things that don't matter than is wasted doing things inefficiently. Peter Drucker said, β€œThere is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
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Build Personal Moats
by Erik Torenberg (4 min)Building a personal moat is a way to create unique and accumulating competitive advantages in your career. It involves finding something special that is specific to you and drives increasing, compounding value over time. You can do this by asking yourself what's easy for you but hard for others, or by using the Ikigai framework. In the internet economy, what has become scarce are things like specific knowledge and rare & valuable skills. You can also build a moat by picking something that isn't big now but will be in the future, leveraging exclusive relationships, or picking something that is legibly impressive or valuable but has no playbook. Ultimately, you want to discover what's easy for you but hard for others, get so good they can't ignore you, and then leverage that to accrue social and financial capital.
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The Future of Learning
by Niklas GΓΆke (10 min)
Learning is an ongoing process that requires an open mind and the willingness to challenge oneself. It is important to be able to hold opposing ideas in our heads without rejecting them, as this allows us to form a more granular picture. Bruce Lee's quote reminds us that the questions are more valuable than the answers. Multipotentialites are adept at idea synthesis, rapid learning, and adaptability, and we should encourage them to be themselves. Finally, the Zen teacher's quote reminds us to empty our cup of opinions before we can truly learn.
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πŸ“£ Community

  • 🟩 Monthly Community Meetup on Jan 13th:
    Our first community meetup in 2023 will be held at 11:00 am on January, 13th (PST). We look forward to meeting and chatting with you :) Please feel free to jump in and out. You can register for the event from here 🀝

❀️  Gratitude

We found some people who mentioned Glasp in their articles and blogs, and we appreciate all the kindness!

  • Thank you, DataChaz, for shouting out YouTube Summary with ChatGPT project on Twitter!
  • Thank you, Harsh Makadia, for picking up Glasp's personalized AI summary in your Twitter thread!
  • Thank you, Esor, for featuring Glasp in your blog!
  • Thanks, Shaik, for writing an article about YouTube Summary in your article.

Thank you all for sharing and mentioning us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or in your blogs πŸ™‚ We appreciate all of your support! Please feel free to ask us anything at any time! Also, feel free to join our Slack community ;)

Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter!
See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki

Quote of The Day: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." β€” Mahatma Gandhi

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