May 13, 2024: 7 Questions That Changed My Life

“No one can have everything, so you have to try for what you want most.”

― Mae West

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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 AI Hardware Dilemma
by Evan Armstrong (6 mins)

  • Recent AI-powered hardware releases have faced criticism, raising questions about their reception and the motivations of founders and investors.
  • The surge in hardware development is attributed to the transformative potential of AI, which enables novel uses of existing smartphone components.
  • However, competing with established devices like the iPhone poses significant challenges, pushing AI hardware companies to innovate on interfaces and software rather than hardware alone.

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7 Questions That Changed My Life
by Sahil Bloom (6 mins)

  • Life-changing questions emphasize the importance of inquiry over mere answers.
  • Questions include evaluating daily actions' long-term impact, aligning priorities with actions, gaining perspective as if the main character in a movie, identifying and removing "Boat Anchors" inhibiting progress, balancing information gathering with action, confronting internal lies, and considering actions with a 10-year horizon.
  • The emphasis is on living the questions themselves, as answers will eventually emerge through introspection and experience.

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How startups beat incumbents
by Jason Cohen (22 mins)

  • Startups can outperform incumbents by taking risks that cannot be quantified, addressing profitable niches, and doing delightful, valuable things that don’t scale.
  • Unsurpassed customer service, leveraging new technology, and having an opinionated personality are key strategies for startups to exploit opportunities that incumbents cannot easily replicate.
  • Being worse but acceptable in most dimensions, and being low-cost against a profit center, allows startups to carve out a niche and compete effectively against larger incumbents.

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Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter!
See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki


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