January 18, 2024: 7 Challenges with Long-Term Projects and How to Manage Them

“In practice, it doesn’t really matter how long it takes for a habit to become automatic. What matters is that you take the actions you need to take to make progress.”

― James Clear

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

The Role of Luck in Life Success Is Far Greater Than We Realized
by Scott Barry Kaufman (9 mins)

  1. Luck Over Talent: Luck and opportunity significantly influence success, challenging the belief that personal characteristics alone determine achievement.
  2. Surprising Success Factors: Studies reveal factors like location, birth month, and name can impact success, highlighting the limitations of a talent-based meritocracy.
  3. Resource Distribution Reconsideration: These findings suggest a need to rethink societal resource allocation, favoring more inclusive and diverse approaches.

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7 Challenges with Long-Term Projects and How to Manage Them
by Raviraj Achar (4 mins)

  1. Prioritize and Simplify: Focus on essential goals, evaluating and deprioritizing less critical tasks to maintain project clarity and direction.
  2. Adapt and Respond: Prepare for unforeseen challenges and team changes by promoting early production testing and ensuring knowledge redundancy.
  3. Balance Milestones: Establish impactful short-term milestones that align with long-term objectives, adapting to market changes and stakeholder expectations.

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Intelligent vs. Smart
by Morgan Housel (7 mins)

  1. Differences: Intelligence involves technical skills like logic and memory, while smarts focus on emotional intelligence, including empathy and social awareness.
  2. Practical Value: Smarts, rather than intelligence, are often more valued and rewarded in real-world scenarios and professional settings.
  3. Key Skills: Emotional skills such as empathy, effective communication, and understanding diverse perspectives are essential for long-term success across various fields.

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📣 Community

  • 🟥 Read5for5:
    We're going to have the Read5for5 challenge in the week of January 22nd! We will share the details this weekend. Let's read good articles and connect with like-minded people 📚
  • 🟦 Tech stack update:
    Recently, we've updated the tech stack on Glasp. Due to the update, there would be some issues. And your profile link has been updated. Concretely, your profile link was updated from "glasp.co/#/your-account" to "glasp.co/your-account" So, please check it when you access and share it. Also, let us know if you encounter an issue.

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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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