September 4, 2023: A Few Stories About Big Decisions

Hi friends,

How's everything going?
This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp 👋

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!)

📚 3 Good Articles for You

A Few Stories About Big Decisions
by Morgan Housel (4 mins)

  • Warren Buffett turned a disagreement over a minor share price change into a major stake in Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Morris Chang chose Sylvania over Ford for a $1 difference, leading him to found Taiwan Semiconductor.
  • Emotions and perceptions often play pivotal roles in significant decisions, as seen in Henry Ford's racing strategy and Roosevelt's WWII tactics.

Share: Tweet your learning

The Psychological Needs of the Extremely Ambitious
by Gena Gorlin (6 mins)

  • Unique Psychological Needs: Tech founders have distinct, often unaddressed, mental health challenges despite their resources and achievements.
  • Ambition's Psychological Demands: Leading startups requires specialized tools and mental resilience beyond traditional mental health paradigms.
  • Raising the Ceiling: Psychology should also focus on empowering peak performance in ambitious individuals, benefiting broader societal innovation.

Share: Tweet your learning

Tempted to take it easy on Fridays? Use them to set yourself up for success instead
by Laura Vanderkam (2 mins)

  • Plan Your Upcoming Week: Dedicate Fridays to setting up plans for the following week, focusing on three core categories: career, relationships, and self. This ensures a balanced life and helps end the week with clarity and purpose.
  • Absorb Overflow Tasks: Keep Fridays relatively open in your calendar to accommodate any unexpected tasks or important matters from Monday through Thursday, promoting a resilient schedule.
  • Tackle the Punch List: Reserve Fridays for minor tasks like filling forms or paying bills, allowing for focused, deeper work earlier in the week.

Share: Tweet your learning

📣 Community

  • 🟩 Test Glasp mobile app:
    We released the Glasp iOS mobile app (test version). You can test it through TestFlight. Click this link to try it out! If you're not familiar with TestFlight, please read this tutorial.
  • 🟥 Community Meetup:
    We'll have a monthly community meetup at 10 am on September 8th (PDT). We're looking forward to seeing you all! Please feel free to jump in and out. You can register for the event from here 🤝

Esha learns self-development, mental clarity, life lessons, and more! Let’s follow her and learn together!


Please mention @Glasp and share your profile page on Twitter if you’d like to get featured!

❤️ Gratitude

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

  • Thank you for reviewing and rating the Glasp extension on the Chrome Web Store ❤️ We appreciate your support so much! If you have time to review it, please visit this page and rate us 🙏

We found that Glasp was featured in the articles below. Thank you for writing about Glasp!

Thank you all for sharing and mentioning us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or in your blogs 🙂 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: “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” ― Elbert Hubbard

Is Glasp helpful for you?


Share Your Excitement

Ready to highlight and find good content?

Glasp is a social web highlighter that people can highlight and organize quotes and thoughts from the web, and access other like-minded people’s learning.

Start Highlighting