February 5, 2024: The 80/20 Rule: More Results, Less Effort

“If you can identify a delusional popular belief, you can find what lies hidden behind it: the contrarian truth.”

― Peter Thiel

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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

The 80/20 Rule: More Results, Less Effort (Wayfinder #8)
by The Knowledge (3 mins)

  • The Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) suggests focusing on the vital 20% of efforts that contribute to 80% of results, as observed in various aspects of life and work, encouraging efficiency and effectiveness.
  • The principle advocates for identifying key areas that yield the most significant outcomes, investing resources intentionally in these "power zones," and regularly reassessing priorities to adapt to changes.
  • Applying the 80/20 rule involves critical reflection on one's activities and choices, aiming for smarter effort rather than mere busyness, to achieve a more balanced and productive life.

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The 60-60 Relationship
by Deb Liu (6 mins)

  • The 60-60 Relationship concept advocates for partners giving more than half in their contributions, aiming for mutual satisfaction and a sense of receiving more than they give.
  • This approach, enriched by personal anecdotes, emphasizes understanding, flexibility, and a no-score-keeping policy to foster gratitude and cooperation in managing daily life and challenges together.
  • By prioritizing mutual effort over equal division of tasks and maintaining a grateful and complaint-free environment, the 60-60 rule aims to strengthen partnerships through proactive problem-solving and shared responsibilities.

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Know Your Customers’ “Jobs to Be Done”
by Clayton M. Christensen, Taddy Hall, Karen Dillon, and David S. Duncan (16 mins)

  • Customer-Centric Innovation: Success hinges on understanding the specific "jobs" customers need products for, beyond mere data analysis.
  • Jobs to Be Done: Effective innovations address both practical and emotional customer needs, leading to products that truly resonate.
  • Process Alignment: Tailoring company processes and experiences to these customer jobs can markedly enhance innovation effectiveness.

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📣 Community

  • 🟦 YouTube Summary hit 1M installs:
    Glasp's extension, YouTube Summary, reached 1M installs today! It's been around one year since we've launched. We appreciate your support all the time🙏 Here's the image.
  • 🟥 Community meetup:
    We'll have a monthly community meetup at 9 am on February 16th (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.

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Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter!
See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki


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