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TODAY’S STORY
2 Oct
,
2022

What we are reading this Sunday

How a product is like a function

Ryan Singer introduces a new way of seeing products and product features as a simple

Input —> Process —> Output

equation. Framing your product or product features in this way is a good exercise in building clarity around the real value proposition and communicating it to others. What do you think?

Scenius, or Communal Genius

Scenius stands for the intelligence and intuition of a whole cultural scene. Brian Eno suggested the word to convey the extreme creativity that groups, places, or "scenes" can occasionally generate. It is the communal form of the concept of genius.When supported by a scenius, you act like a genius.Scenius can erupt almost anywhere:

  • It can erupt in a corner of a company, in a neighborhood, or in an entire region
  • The serendipitous ingredients for scenius are hard to control
  • They depend on the presence of the right early pioneers
  • Best you can do is NOT KILL IT. When it starts rolling, don't crush it.
  • When it sparks, fan it. But don't move the scenius to better quarters

Culture is an emergent property of a bunch of people coming together, and so are scenes. You cannot plan for them, but once you see them forming, the best thing you can do is not to intervene in them in a top-down fashion.

The TikTokization of Everything

"Just as Bytedance anticipates the content you’ll want to watch, SHEIN anticipates the clothes you’ll want to buy. SHEIN is to commerce what Bytedance is to content."

Personalized e-commerce and algorithm-driven purchases are fast becoming a reality. Are you in or are you in?

Some food for thought

That's all for today, folks. We'll see you with another edition tomorrow. Till then, stay out of trouble and enjoy your Sunday!

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