December 11, 2023: How to Recognize What You’re Really, Really Good At

“One who never doubts will never truly believe.“

― Hermann Hesse

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

How to Recognize What You’re Really, Really Good At
by Jason Feifer (5 mins)

  1. Understanding Personal Strengths and Weaknesses: The article emphasizes the value of recognizing your own talents and limitations, highlighting the importance of specialization over generalization in professional growth.
  2. Marc Randolph's Netflix Journey: Discusses Marc Randolph's realization of his strengths in startup initiation rather than in scaling a company, leading to his decision to step down as Netflix CEO to focus on what he does best.
  3. Redefining Success through Excellence: Encourages focusing on personal strengths and areas of excellence, suggesting that true success is achieved by doing what you love and are inherently good at, rather than trying to be proficient in everything.

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Wild Minds
by Morgan Housel (7 mins)

  1. Unique Minds in Exceptional Individuals: The excerpt discusses the unique traits and behaviors of exceptional individuals like Eliud Kipchoge and John Boyd, illustrating how their extraordinary skills often coexist with unconventional and challenging personality traits.
  2. The Complexity of Admiration: It delves into the complexity of admiring such individuals, acknowledging that their admirable qualities are often inseparable from less desirable traits, impacting our judgment about role models.
  3. Trade-offs of Genius: The text highlights the inherent trade-offs in the personalities of geniuses like Elon Musk, emphasizing that extraordinary talent or genius often comes with significant drawbacks in other aspects of their personalities and behaviors.

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Buying Triggers: How to Create Growth From Non-Obvious Demand
by Frontera (4 mins)

  1. Revolutionary Marketing Approach: Donald Gilles' innovative marketing of KitKat focused on the concept of taking a break at work, leading to the successful and iconic slogan "Have a break, have a KitKat," which significantly elevated the brand's global profile.
  2. Buying Triggers Identification: The article highlights the importance of identifying both obvious and non-obvious buying triggers, such as Rolex associating their watches with life's milestones, to effectively position and market products.
  3. Contextual Understanding for Product Growth: Emphasizing the significance of understanding consumer context, as shown by McDonald's milkshake strategy, the article suggests that recognizing and leveraging these contexts can greatly enhance product appeal and marketing efficacy.

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📣 Community

  • 🟨 Community meetup:
    We'll have a monthly community meetup at 9 am on December 15th (PST). We're looking forward to seeing you all! Please feel free to jump in and out. You can register for the event from here 🤝 If you'd like to get invited via Google Calendar, please send a DM to Kei via Slack or email.
  • 🟦 Read5for5:
    We're going to have the Read5for5 challenge in the week of December 13th! We will share the details this weekend. Let's read good articles and connect with like-minded people 📚

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❤️ Gratitude

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

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


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