March 7, 2024: Networking as a Superpower

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”

― Reid Hoffman

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

Networking as a Superpower
by Ha Nguyen (9 mins)

  • Networking, viewed as a powerful tool rather than a chore, can lead to meaningful personal and professional connections, as demonstrated by the transformation of Deb and her colleague Ha from networking novices to experts.
  • Ha successfully built a significant network by intentionally investing time and effort over seven years, highlighting the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone and engaging with like-minded individuals in various communities.
  • Key strategies for effective networking include prioritizing networking time, being genuinely helpful, finding and engaging with communities of interest, and embracing networking as part of one's job or identity, making it a fulfilling and beneficial practice.

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The Curse of Culture
by Ben Thompson (10 mins)

  • Invisible Forces of Culture: Edgar Schein highlights how organizational culture operates below the surface, shaping behavior through invisible, unconscious forces, similar to an individual's personality influencing their actions.
  • Culture's Dual Nature: While a strong organizational culture can drive success by guiding member behavior, it can also hinder adaptability and innovation, making it challenging for companies to recognize and implement necessary changes, as illustrated by Microsoft's initial response to the iPhone.
  • Leadership and Cultural Transformation: Effective leadership is crucial for recognizing when cultural assumptions become obsolete and initiating adaptive changes, with leaders like Steve Jobs and Satya Nadella exemplifying how to steer organizational culture toward new directions in response to evolving external environments.

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9 Learnings from an Entrepreneur Retreat
by Sahil Bloom (5 mins)

  • Surroundings impact mindset: Large, inspiring environments promote expansive thinking, highlighting the power of physical space in shaping one's mental space.
  • Vulnerability and self-authenticity foster growth: Sharing personal vulnerabilities encourages mutual support and emphasizes the importance of valuing personal fulfillment over external validation.
  • Action and adaptability drive success: Embracing change without overplanning and recognizing the freedom to redefine one's path at any stage are crucial for achieving true success and personal satisfaction.

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📣 Community

  • 🟥 Community meetup:
    We'll have a monthly community meetup at 9 am on March 15th (PDT). 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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❤️ 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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