December 7, 2023: Getting Things Done

“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.”

― John Wooden

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

So You Want To Be A Writer…
by Hugh Howey (12 mins)

  • To succeed as a writer, you must outwork all your competition through persistence and effort. Most aspiring authors quit too early.
  • Improve your skills by reading widely across genres to absorb what makes great writing work. Then practice writing constantly through blogs, stories, etc.
  • While beautiful language matters, focus first on plot and narrative. Readers want an engaging and clearly told story more than lyrical prose.

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Reshaping the tree: rebuilding organizations for AI
by Ethan Mollick (7 mins)

  • Employees are already independently using AI like ChatGPT in their work, showing that AI is integrating at a human scale and requiring organizational change.
  • AI tools can massively accelerate processes by synthesizing information, prototyping ideas, and automating drudge work, like shortening a week-long design process to days.
  • Organizations need to rapidly experiment with reshaping workflows around AI due to its exponential pace of improvement. Waiting risks falling behind the efficiency gains of early AI adopters.

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Getting Things Done
by Laura Scroggs (17 mins)

  • Capture everything on your mind immediately into an inbox to process later. Organize your tasks into projects and next actions. Review weekly to keep your system updated.
  • Clarify tasks by turning them into concrete next steps. Schedule due dates where necessary. Sort tasks by labels like context (@home, @office) and priority (@next).
  • Engage with your organized lists by using custom filters to see next actions based on current context. Select tasks based on due dates, priority tags, and areas of focus to work calmly and decisively.

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📣 Community

  • 🟥 300K Users:
    We welcomed 300,000 users 🎉 We are so pleased and appreciate all of you who contribute to human society by sharing your learning 📚 We're improving the product, so let us know if you have any questions or suggestions!
  • 🟨 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.
  • 🟦 Summarize a book with Kindle highlights:
    We found an interesting way of using Kindle highlights to summarize a book 📚With Glasp's Kindle Highlight import feature, you can get all the Kindle highlights from a book with one click. And you can put them into ChatGPT to summarize. Here's a tutorial tweet from Daniel Bender.

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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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