September 15, 2022
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!)
📣 We're launching the Glasp YouTube Highlighter on
ProductHunt this Friday and need your help 🙏 We'll
share the details tomorrow!
📚 3 Good Articles for You
Grow the Puzzle Around You
by Jessica Livingston (13min)
If you want to start a startup, I recommend you try
asking yourself what's distinctive about you. What
unique combination of abilities and interests do you
have? And don't edit your answers, because as my
example shows, the most unlikely ingredients could
be the key to the recipe. The most successful
startups do tend to be weird. They're usually such
outliers that the idea sounds preposterous at first.
To everyone except the founders, because the company
has grown out of their experiences.
by Ikujiro Nonaka (22min)
When markets shift,
technologies proliferate, competitors multiply,
and products become obsolete almost overnight,
successful companies are those that consistently
create new knowledge, disseminate it widely
throughout the organization, and quickly embody
it in new technologies and products. Making
personal knowledge available to others is the
central activity of the knowledge-creating
and the Entrepreneur: The Four Kinds of
by Marc Andreessen (6min)
Dr. James Austin, a neurologist and philosopher,
wrote an outstanding book called Chase, Chance, and
Creativity—originally in 1978. In the book, Dr.
Austin outlines his theory of the four kinds of
luck—or, as he calls it, chance; Chance I is
completely impersonal; you can’t influence it.
Chance II favors those who have a persistent
curiosity about many things coupled with an
energetic willingness to experiment and explore.
Chance III favors those who have a sufficient
background of sound knowledge plus special abilities
in observing, remembering, recalling, and quickly
forming significant new associations. Chance IV
favors those with distinctive, if not eccentric
hobbies, personal lifestyles, and motor
We will have a casual
community meetup on Zoom on
September 16 (Fri) 🥰
Please feel free to stop by!
Look forward to meeting you
You can highlight YouTube
videos! Also, you can
copy-n-paste all the
highlights & transcripts
into your note-taking apps
in one-click 🥰 Check out
🟨 Launching on
We'll launch the Glasp
YouTube Highlighter on
Product Hunt this Friday:
September 16 (Fri)
🚀 We need some
help from you and will share
the details tomorrow
🟧 #read5for5 starts
This month's #read5for5
will start next Monday! We
can't wait to read and learn
more with you 💎
We found some people who
mentioned Glasp in their
articles and blogs, and we
really appreciate all the
Thank you, Meghan,
for taking the time to talk
to us! Your feedback was
really insightful! You're
the master of Glasp!
Thank you, Rudi,
for taking the time to chat
with us! The group function
is an interesting concept!
Thank you all for sharing
and mentioning us on Twitter,
LinkedIn, and/or in your blogs
🙂 We really appreciate all of
your support! Please feel free
to ask us anything at any time!
Also, feel free to join our Slack
Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter!
See you next week ;)
Kei and Kazuki
Quote of The Day:
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with
one step." — Lao Tzu
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