December 25, 2023: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me

“True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.””

― Oprah Winfrey

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

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me
by Sam Altman (1 mins)

  1. Starting and Finishing: Begin with optimism and personal connections; finish with teamwork and urgency. Focus on long-term goals and clear, outcome-oriented communication.
  2. Team and Leadership: Invest in recruiting and nurturing high-potential individuals. Prioritize team impact and flexibility in planning and execution.
  3. Strategy and Resilience: Embrace long-term planning with rapid execution, understand scaling challenges, and value resilience and collaboration in a growth-focused business.

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How to Work Less, Live More, and Be More Effective
by Anna Katharina Schaffner Ph.D. (6 mins)

  1. 80/20 Principle for Efficiency: The book introduces the 80/20 principle, suggesting that 20% of efforts lead to 80% of results, advocating for focusing on high-impact activities to increase productivity and work efficiency.
  2. Broader Life Application: Beyond business, the principle is applicable in personal life, impacting time management, relationships, and happiness, emphasizing the importance of selecting activities that yield the most significant personal rewards.
  3. Emphasis on Quality of Life: The ultimate aim of the 80/20 principle is not just work efficiency but enhancing overall life quality, encouraging a balance between work and personal fulfillment, and focusing on activities that nourish the soul and bring true satisfaction.

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How Zapier Grows: Automating Growth
by Jaryd Hermann (39 mins)

  1. Remarkable Growth: Zapier reached a $5B valuation and $230M ARR with minimal funding by tapping into the rapidly expanding iPaaS market.
  2. User-Friendly Innovation: They revolutionized SaaS integration, allowing non-technical users to easily connect thousands of applications without coding.
  3. Effective Strategies: Zapier's growth was fueled by a strong focus on customer engagement and a robust SEO and content marketing strategy.

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📣 Community

  • 🟦 Read5for5:
    We had the Read5for5 reading challenge last week! And we saw many learners joining and sharing the challenge! Thank you for learning with us 📚 Please look at this page for all the articles in the challenge.

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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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