The Nappuccino

The most efficient nap is the nappuccino. The caffeine won’t fully engage in your bloodstream for about twenty-five minutes, so drink up right before you lie down. If you’re not a coffee drinker, search online for an alternative drink that provides about two hundred milligrams of caffeine. (If you avoid caffeine, skip this step. Also reconsider your life choices.)

— Dan Pink’s tip on tackling the most of the mid day slump, from ‘When

The peak-end rule (& the duration neglect)

The rule says that when we remember assign the greatest weight to its most intense moment (the peak) and how it culminates (the end).

We downplay how long an episode lasts – Kahneman calls it “duration neglect” – and magnify what happens at the end.

—Dan Pink in ‘When

How good UX wins

… the most important factor determining success is the user experience: the best distributors/aggregators/market-makers win by providing the best experience, which earns them the most consumers/users, which attracts the most suppliers, which enhances the user experience in a virtuous cycle.

—Ben Thompson in ‘The Bill Gates Line

Platforms v Aggregators

… the most important distinction between platforms and aggregators: platforms are powerful because they facilitate a relationship between 3rd-party suppliers and end users; aggregators, on the other hand, intermediate and control it.

— Ben Thompson, in ‘The Bill Gates Line

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