March 25, 2024: Distribution vs. Innovation

“Imagination is a very high sort of seeing.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 Paradox of Productivity
by Scott Young (3 mins)

  • True productivity often contradicts the traditional view of incessant work and checking off tasks; it's more about well-being and quality of work, as highlighted by Ali Abdaal's "Feel Good Productivity" and Cal Newport's "Slow Productivity."
  • Newport's principles for productivity focus on doing fewer things but with more focus and quality, challenging the notion that being visibly busy equates to being productive.
  • Examples from Scott H Young and John McPhee illustrate that significant achievements and creative successes often come from periods deemed unproductive by conventional standards, emphasizing the importance of quality over quantity.

Share: Post your learning on X

🎧 How to Run a Profitable One-person Internet Business Using AI
by Dan Shipper (6 mins)

  • Guest Expertise and AI Utilization: Features Ben Tossell, founder of Ben’s Bites and an investor in AI startups, discusses how he leverages AI to identify profitable internet business opportunities, improve operational efficiency, and evaluate business performance with minimal capital.
  • Strategic Use of AI in Business: Highlights strategic applications of AI, including ChatGPT, for tasks such as business modeling, developing minimum viable products (MVPs), and content generation, demonstrating AI's role in streamlining business processes and decision-making.
  • Benefits for Solo Entrepreneurs: Offers valuable insights into using AI to efficiently run a one-person internet business, from enhancing content creation to analyzing data, underscoring AI's potential to save time and resources while maximizing profitability.

Share: Post your learning on X

Distribution vs. Innovation
by Alex Rampell (3 mins)

  • Startups face a critical juncture where their success depends on securing distribution before incumbents can innovate, as demonstrated by TiVo's challenges with cable companies.
  • TiVo's innovative DVR technology struggled due to integration complexities and reliance on cable companies for content distribution, leading to unfavorable outcomes when trying to partner with or be acquired by these incumbents.
  • The case suggests a strategic focus on securing distribution and building on foundational services, emphasizing the importance of customer relationships over pursuing disruptive innovations alone.

Share: Post your learning on X

📣 Community

  • 🟥 Private highlights:
    We're excited to announce the release of the private highlight feature! Now, you can safely highlight articles, videos, and PDFs in your private space. To begin using this new feature, please refer to our tutorial.

amar singh
amar learns investment, finance, software, and more! Let’s follow and learn together!

amar singh

Please mention @Glasp and share your profile page on Twitter if you’d like to get featured!

❤️ 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


Is Glasp helpful for you?


Share Your Excitement

Ready to highlight and find good content?

Glasp is a social web highlighter that people can highlight and organize quotes and thoughts from the web, and access other like-minded people’s learning.

Start Highlighting