March 24, 2022

This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp 👋

We send you 3 good articles to highlight this week. Hopefully, it will bring new perspectives and help you develop your career and learning journey.

📚 This Week's Reading List

While most people fight to learn “in-demand” skills, smart people are learning rare skills instead by Michael Simmons (14min)
"If you want solid returns, simply learning skills everyone says are important is probably a solid bet. But, tautologically, if you want to be in the top 1%, you need to think differently than 99% of others and be right. You can’t expect to follow the herd and somehow beat the herd."
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The Elephant in the room: The myth of exponential hypergrowth by Jason Cohen (19min)
High-growth companies grow quadratically, not exponentially. It’s well-known that growth—as a percentage—naturally declines with scale, even when there’s nothing wrong with the company: Growth Decay (or sometimes Growth Persistence). Even if “exponential” is the correct model for the core growth mechanism of the product, it nevertheless cannot continue growing exponentially because it runs out of the market.
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Build Personal Moats by Erik Torenberg (4min)
A personal moat is a set of unique and accumulating competitive advantages in the context of your career. You must find something special—specific to you—that drives increasing, compounding value over time. Ask others: What’s something that’s easy for me to do but hard for others? What's something I have that’s very difficult for people to reverse engineer?
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📣 Community Announcement

We tweeted this just before but we've accumulated over 100,000 highlights (digital legacies) from 15,000 web pages 🎉 Thank you for leaving your digital legacy with Glasp 📚✨

See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki

Today's Quote: "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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