December 14, 2023: Want to be a great leader? Embrace “imposter syndrome”

“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

Want to be a great leader? Embrace “imposter syndrome”
by Alli Webb (4 mins)

  1. Recognizing Inner Weaknesses for Improvement: Alli Webb emphasizes the importance of acknowledging and confronting personal weaknesses, like conflict avoidance, to improve leadership and personal growth, based on her experiences at Drybar.
  2. Authenticity and Personal Growth: Webb highlights the value of being true to oneself, developing a unique leadership style through trial and error, and learning from challenges such as managing reactions and feedback in a business setting.
  3. Embracing Imposter Syndrome as a Positive Force: The article discusses "imposter syndrome" as a natural part of taking on new challenges, especially in entrepreneurship. Webb suggests that feeling like an imposter signifies growth and encourages embracing it as a step towards effective leadership and risk-taking.

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Memory as a Service
by Nick Grossman (2 mins)

  1. Investment in Knowledge Access: USV's investment thesis focuses on enhancing access to knowledge, primarily through consumer learning platforms like Duolingo and Codecademy. A key area of interest is improving the use of existing information, a concept that led to their investment in Dune.
  2. Technology to Enhance Memory: The aim is to use technology to better manage digital memory, stored in places like emails and web histories. Tools like Command-E, Slapdash, and Roam Research are emerging to address this, but challenges remain in creating an effective, user-friendly product.
  3. Market Potential and Privacy Issues: While the potential market for Memory as a Service is vast, encompassing various user groups, it raises significant privacy and security concerns. Careful consideration is needed to address these issues while developing such services.

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Finding the Next Wave of Growth: S-Curves and Product Sequencing
by Casey Winters (9 mins)

  1. Strategic Growth Focus: After achieving product/market fit, companies prioritize growth by refining and scaling acquisition loops, and by developing new growth strategies for product and market expansion.
  2. Adaptive Product Development: Continuous product improvement and adaptation to changing market demands are essential, with a shift towards diversifying product work into areas like feature enhancement, market expansion, and scaling.
  3. Long-Term Growth via S-Curve Sequencing: Successful growth involves anticipating the plateau of current strategies and preemptively investing in new growth loops or products, exemplified by case studies of companies like Grubhub, Pinterest, and Eventbrite.

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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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