This post is a condensed version of Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit-Forming Products. Chapter 1 - The Habit Zone For some businesses, forming habits is a critical component to success, but not every business requires habitual user engagement. When successful, forming strong user habits can have several business benefits including: higher customer lifetime value (CLTV), greater pricing flexibility, supercharged growth, and a sharper competitive edge. Habits cannot form outside the Habit Zone, where the behavior occurs with enough frequency and perceived utility. [Read More]
Where does the time go? Charting your daily routine
A question a lot of us mull over is “Where does the time go?” in our daily lives. I wanted to explore if there was an easy way to understand and improve our daily routines. What’s the simplest visualisation? The answer I thought of was a clock. I marked points around the clock with the start and end points of each daily activity. At this point the clock began to resemble a pie chart. [Read More]
Counterintuitive Parts of Startups (Paul Graham)
Paul Graham entertains and educates in his lecture “Counterintuitive Parts of Startups, and How to Have Ideas”. At the end, he distills his advice to “Just Learn”.
See Sam Altman’s blog for a full transcript.