⫹⫺ End of Year Wrap
For the Creators, Makers & Doers - CMMN WLTH 049
Hello my friends,
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
I hope the prevailing variant and inclement weather didn’t dampen your holiday plans.
I started CMMN WLTH almost a year ago today with the goal of getting myself out of a creative and intellectual rut.
I ran the idea - of sending a weekly newsletter curating the best insights I read and watch - past a few of you and it was clear I wasn’t alone.
The discipline of sending a weekly newsletter has fortunately remedied my lack of inspiration. The unexpected but exponential upside continues to come from the long term connections I’ve made with many of you.
From the beginning, I committed to building in public and as I look back on this first year I wanted to share a few of the highlights with you:
The first edition went to 8 subscribers.
It now lands in 187 inboxes and counting.
100% organic growth. Thanks to those of you who continue to click share.
Open rate average above 50%. (Newsletter avg. 12 - 25%)
I read/watched >2500 pieces of content in search of the best signal.
And shared 490 pieces of it with you.
Below is a brief wrap of the year and some thoughts on the future of CMMN WLTH.
I hope you continue to find these notes valuable and, as always, I appreciate your precious time and attention.
Ten of the Most Interesting Things I Found ↓
This space company launches rockets into space by spinning them at high speed. ⫹⫺Spin Launch
The world is unfathomably large. ⫹⫺Products that won capitalism
The internet is unfathomably large. ⫹⫺Streaming is eating the world
The most popular domain in the world is not Google.com ⫹⫺We live in Gen Z’s world
Your business plan doesn’t need to be long. ⫹⫺Proof of work
Great work is a function of good work done repeatedly. ⫹⫺On consistency
Remote work became mainstream. ⫹⫺A job board for nomads
1:1 meetings are destroying your workweek. ⫹⫺21.5h in meetings can’t be good
Data doesn’t value creativity. ⫹⫺Why NFTs are valuable
Five Most Popular Posts ↓
These resonated. Counted by views, shares and feedback.
⫹⫺ Zero to One - When is innovation really innovation?
⫹⫺ The Youth Will Always Win - A tribute to Virgil Abloh
⫹⫺ Climbing the Right Hill - Are you getting closer to where you want to be?
⫹⫺ The Secret to High Performance - Recovery is a cheat code.
⫹⫺ Hanlon’s Razor - Assume positive intent and sleep better.
Three Things I’m Planning For 2022 ↓
Community - When I look at the subscriber list I see some of the brightest Product Managers, Designers and Industry minds. I’m looking for a way to decentralize and connect with you.
Engagement - I minted the CMMN WLTH Twitter in March and it’s lay dormant. Follow here and I’ll commit to providing value.
Long form insights - In November I wrote a Guide on Cognitive Biases and according to the analytics, I should do more.
One Big Thank You
Finally, a massive Thank You.
Your belief is what keeps things moving forward.