May 05, 2022

This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp πŸ‘‹

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.

πŸ“š This Week's Reading List

103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known by Kevin Kelly (9min)
This is a list of great life lessons and advice. "Speak confidently as if you are right, but listen carefully as if you are wrong.", "A great way to understand yourself is to seriously reflect on everything you find irritating in others.", "If you repeated what you did today 365 more times will you be where you want to be next year?"
See: Glasp Community Highlights

Notes on newsletters by Benedict Evans (5min)
Email newsletters are older than the web, and paid newsletters are older than the internet. Though it’s easier to pay for an email than a web page, making it paid is and was really hard. That’s the first problem Substack solved. Also, Substack drives recommendations and discovery. Then, would Substack be a network or a tool? Remember, you can own your content, but that’s trivial - it’s the network that matters.
See: Glasp Community Highlights

Things You Need to Do to Stop Holding Yourself Back by Deb Liu (8min)
Deb Liu shares good life lessons and advice that helped herself. Let go of perfectionism. Break free of the sunk cost fallacy. Stop ruminating. Think of your future self. Make space for the small things. Look forward, not back. Run your own race. Embrace the risk of being judged.
See: Glasp Community Highlights

1️⃣ Mingos Rama
Mingos is learning about knowledge management, curation, philosophy, community, and design tools. He often leaves insightful thoughts and ideas, so please check out this Glasp and Twitter ;)

2️⃣ Darren Matthews
Darren is learning about knowledge management, writing, curation, and so on. He is a writer at He shares about decision-making and critical thinking, so check out his Twitter :)

3️⃣ Maria Fernanda Gonzalez
Maria is learning about marketing, design, growth, and psychology. She curates interesting content from landing page conversion to how the Ness Labs founder, Anne-Laure Le Cunff, started a newsletter outside Silicon Valley and made it successful :)

πŸ“£ Community News

  • 🟧 Here's what we all have achieved last month :) 1,766 people highlighted 8,000+ unique URLs and left 62,889 unique highlights πŸ“šβœ¨ Now, we have secured in total 180k+ unique highlights on 25k+ unique URLs for future generations!
  • 🟩 We will have a Glasp community meetup online on May 13 or 14. We will share the details on Slack and Discord. It's a very casual one so please feel free to stop by πŸ₯°

By the way, if you're around San Francisco, feel free to stop by our office at 550 Bryant St, and let's grab a coffee β˜•οΈ

See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki

Today's Quote: "Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration." ― Thomas Edison


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