Because of the overabundance of content on the Internet, more often than not, we're trapped in an information consumption overload. We skim over an article, watch a video, read a book, listen to a podcast... yet we don't stop and think. I'd argue that plain thinking has become one of the most underrated skills in modern society.
Eunoia and words that don't translate. For example, Schadenfreude refers to the pleasure one takes from watching others' misfortunes. There's no word in English that directly maps to this idea. However, I referred to Schadenfreude on countless occasions. Eunoia is the ultimate aggregator for all these concepts that have a unique meaning in their own language.
#TIL Tsundoku (積ん読) a specific Japanese term that captures this phenomenon of acquiring books, and letting them pile up at home without never reading.— Marc Collado (@MarcCollado) August 6, 2019
Products come and go. Human needs never change. Every day I'm more convinced that, beyond solving for a real problem and market readiness, timing remains the single most important factor to determine product success.
This week at Safareig we spoke about Substack and how the dynamics of the Internet are shifting towards a creator-led economy. Even one in which the creators accrue more value and influence than the very platforms its content lives. It is a time for tools, not networks.
Published on February 14, 2021