We send you 3 good articles to highlight this week. Hopefully, it will bring you new perspectives and help you develop your career and learning journey.
📚 This Week's Reading List
PayPal: The Original Product Growth Company 🚀 by Aakash Gupta (11min) PayPal is the original product growth company. From being founded to today, they have been using many strategies and tactics, and their lessons are textbooks for other startups. In this article, with PayPal’s history, the author introduces PMF, growth, product management, and network effect. See: Glasp Community Highlights
10 Lessons from Great Businesses by Mario Gabriele (10min) Mario has been publishing a million words on some of the world’s most innovative businesses. In this article, he introduces 10 lessons he comes back to read again and again. The lessons are tied to businesses and you can find tactics from Stripe, FTX, Tiger Global, OpenSea, and other exceptional organizations. See: Glasp Community Highlights
When the 80/20 Rule Fails: The Downside of Being Effective by James Clear (5min) Efficiency is about getting more things done. Effectiveness is about getting the right things done. Productivity gurus will often suggest that you focus on being effective rather than being efficient. To decide what the “right things” are, those people use the trusted approach, the Pareto Principle, which is known as the 80/20 Rule. However, it has a downside, as well, and it is often overlooked. See: Glasp Community Highlights
👀 Featured Curators on Glasp
1️⃣ Melvin Raj Melvin is learning writing, learning, and life lessons. He has a personal website and shares his learnings there, so please check his website!
2️⃣ Aseem Agarwal Aseem is learning product management, growth, and web3. His reading collection is well-curated and of good quality, so you can learn from him a lot.
3️⃣ Arun Prakash Arulappan Arun is learning growth, product management, founding story, and design. He's been learning continuously and curating good content. Please check out the profile!
Danilo wrote an article about Glasp. If you can understand Italian, please go and check the website 😊 Thank you, Danilo!
Thank you, Melvin and all, for taking the time to talk with us and giving some feedback for us 🥰
Thank you, Anand, Fred, James, and all, for testing our features and letting us know how they worked! It really helps us improve the product 😊
See you next week ;)
Best, Kei and Kazuki
-- Today's Quote: "The harder I practice, the luckier I get.” — Gary Player