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daily 06/22/2013

    • Yes.  A lot of my tweets are automated.  And I’m not so sure that was a good decision.  But you have to understand how that happened to really appreciate it — and learn from it.
    •  The key is to create interest on Twitter and transition the relationship to email, a meeting and finally a relationship.  Be clear that this is a strategy for building a business and not just chit chat.  
    • There are tools for that and my current favorite is Nimble — the social CRM for folks like me whose business depends on the creation and nurturing of relationships via social media.
    • Growth Hackers
    • 1. Retention trumps acquisition
    • 2. Growth favors the agnostic
    • 3. Customer development is cheating
    • A large part of lean methodology is customer development: the activity of talking to your market and your users before you actually build something. If you do this well, it will feel like cheating, because people will disclose the path to their heart
    • 4. Data-informed is better than data-driven
    • 5. Deep growth can’t be hacked
    • 6. Destroy cognitive overhead
    • 7. There is one metric that matters
    • 8. Metrics don’t tell you what to do


    • 9. Growth is not rocket scienc
    • 10. Language is everything
    • Language is humanity’s oldest, and possibly best, growth hack. The right words, in the right order, at the right time, can do wonders.
    • 11. Correlation is good, but causality is better
    • His street savvy was useless on the unfamiliar turf, and he was easily outmaneuvered by the other driver.
    • He approached the car. “Are you Alicia Gilton’s parents?” he asked.
    • 13. Start a local growth hacking group
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    • A 17-mile stretch of Highway A1A that ran along the famous beaches up to Fort Lauderdale disappeared into the Atlantic.
    • 13 people were killed in traffic accidents as they scrambled to escape the city after the news spread – falsely, it turned out – that one of the nuclear reactors at Turkey Point, an aging power plant 24 miles south of Miami, had been destroyed by the surge and sent a radioactive cloud over the city.
    • With sea levels more than a foot higher than they’d been at the dawn of the century, South Florida was wet, vulnerable and bankrupt
    • In the parts of the county that were still inhabitable, only the wealthiest could afford to insure their homes. Mortgages were nearly impossible to get, mostly because banks didn’t believe the homes would be there in 30 years. At high tide, many roads were impassable, even for the most modern semiaquatic vehicles.
    • Drinking-water­ wells were ruined. Interstate 95 was clogged with cars and trucks stuffed with animals and personal belongings, as hundreds of thousands of people fled north to Orlando, the highest ground in central Florida.
    • The skyscrapers that had gone up during the Obama years were gradually abandoned and used as staging grounds for drug runners and exotic-animal traffickers. A crocodile nested in the ruins of the Pérez Art Museum.
    • And still, the waters kept rising, nearly a foot each decade. By the latter end of the 21st century, Miami became something else entirely: a popular snorkeling spot where people could swim with sharks and sea turtles and explore the wreckage of a great American city.
    • Since the 1920s, the global average sea level has risen about nine inches, mostly from the thermal expansion of the ocean water.
    • “With six feet of sea-level rise, South Florida is toast,”
    • Ohio State glaciologist Jason Box has said he believes we already have 70 feet of sea-level rise baked into the system.
    • The question suggests an unfamiliarity with the peculiar ethics of football. The Spanish internationals mostly play for the two giant clubs that dominate one of the world’s most unfair leagues.
    • Mercy in that context means pity, and pity is contempt in disguise.
    • It’s completely free to share. And it lasts a lifetime. This is a book about books.”
    • The 2012 BookStats survey (one of the more reliable metrics of book-format sales industry-wide) revealed that 2011’s e-book net sales were double those of 2010.
    • says that the major publishers have a compelling reason to perpetuate a paperbacks-are-dying narrative, for one simple reason: because paperbacks are the most common books to be bought secondhand.

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