Growth Hack Your Way To Success, Like Facebook, Twitter, And LinkedIn Did
"It’s easy to understand why the growth specialists, data scientists, and engineers that define a growth team are the most coveted hires for many startups in Silicon Valley. This is quickly spreading to other industries as well, as more and more companies realize that growth hacking, at its core, is really just an intense focus on understanding and shaping the customer experience with data. Even Walmart’s marketing chief, Stephen Quinn, recently shared at the ANA Conference that they now are seeing an ROI on Facebook and Twitter to the tune of 10 times what they see through other advertising. Why? Because once they measured user engagement, they understood the power of their now 31 million Facebook fans.”
“One minute there would be a post that was being snarky about a red carpet, and 20 minutes later the same writer would be posting about the 2008 election in a way that was perhaps humorous but also very incisive. So people were setting an example for one another that was very versatile, which is what women are. Which I felt wasn’t represented in other women’s media.”—
Fast Company interviewed Jezebel’s Anna Holmes about feminism, commenters, and The Book of Jezebel.
“The feeling of suddenly sort of clicking is almost an emotional response for me. I don’t know exactly what it is. It’s not a flashback to a particular memory or anything; all of a sudden a melody or something will touch a nerve. At that point it’s just fine-tuning the song for that feeling. It’s not until the song is really progressing or the chord progression is really happening. Once that feeling happens, there’s something there and you can move forward and really work on it.”
1) Your mind-set makes you smarter: Carol Dweck, the Stanford psychologist, has identified two mind-sets that shape, well, our minds. There’s the fixed mind-set, in which you think your thinking abilities can’t change. Then there’s the growth mind-set, in which your thinking abilities can be developed.
"These beliefs matter," Paul observes, "because they influence how we think about our own abilities, how we perceive the world around us, and how we act when faced with a challenge or with adversity."
The question, then, is how to own our development—which is a matter of deliberate practice.
2) Your concentration makes you smarter: If we consider intelligence to be our ability to solve complex tasks, then we need to appreciate how to deal with complexity—namely, with sustained focus, since that’s the only way we can load difficult problems into our heads.
“Things are changing in some parts of the Middle East. The Gulf states are “the only place in the world I know of where women outperform men in the STEM subjects,” says Coleman. “I think you are going to see more women entrepreneurs coming out of that part of the world.””—Arab Women’s Tech Advantage
“We use machine learning to predict how long it will take to pick up individual items from the store and how long it takes to make a delivery if there’s a game at a nearby stadium, if it’s raining or if it’s rush hour. We give customers minute-by-minute updates.”—How Instacart Plans to Win the Same-Day Delivery Game
Instacart wants to save you a trip to Whole Foods.
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