4-Step Strategy to increase traction, by Nir Eyal via Dan Shipper:

1 — Master internal triggers

2 — Make time for traction

3 — Hack back external triggers

4 — Prevent distraction with pacts

Quotes:


Nat Eliason on Email Inflow:

On Angel Investing (via Not Boring):


on One-Touch Inbox Zero (Thiago Forte):

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On Progressive Summarization (Thiago Forte):


From Jerry Neumann (below in Articles):

From 1,000 True Fans (illustrating the long tail of obscure preferences):


A little late this week because of some work moving in to a new house.

From Charlie Songhurst:

From NfX:


I need a place to collect and share notes.

This will be it.

I go through a tremendous amount of information in a given week and not all of it sticks.

A friend of mine said “Wealth isn’t about the money you make. It’s about the money you keep.”

I think knowledge is the same way.

Doesn’t matter how much info I consume if I don’t retain any of it.

So, to augment and synthesize my thoughts, I’ll post here once a week as a sort of compendium on everything I learned and want to retain in a given week.


Everything of value costs something.

Every so often, I get asked by potential members of my angel group why I charge member dues.

I’m often surprised by the question until I realize that most of them have little or no experience with angel groups and so I thought I would just write down a few of the reasons why I charge member dues to my angel group.

(Note — I focus on PropTech, but I think the logic applies to any similar group.)

Here a just a few reasons:

When I was first…


PropTech is growing into adolescence.

It’s been a great run. We’ve had some laughs and we’ve had some drama.

I like to think we’ve learned a few things.

And now, sitting at home in the time of COVID-19 with the economy all wacky, it‘s time to reflect.

If you consider the 80s and 90s to be the first wave of property technology, we can call that PropTech 1.0. CoStar (‘87), Argus (‘85), Yardi (‘82), RealPage (‘98), even Excel (‘85). All of these software platforms were created in the 80s/90s and grew to dominance in the commercial real estate industry…

Matt Knight

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