❶ Why subscriptions are hard to cancel
I love the phrasing in here, where they state that we end up with “subscription guilt” from all the ones we have – Netflix, Amazon Prime, Substacks etc – that kind of accumulate in our TVs/inboxes making us feel bad that we’re paying for something we don’t use. My inbox is currently overflowing from this exact reason.
❷ If we’re all so busy, why isn’t anything getting done?
Are you busy? Likelihood is that you’re busier than ever, at least that’s how I feel and I’m sure I’m not alone. This article (from McKinsey of all places) jumps head first into the problem, and offers a 3 part solution to actually…getting…things…done: 1) decision making 2) Creative solutions and coordination 3) Information sharing.
❸ What’s better, growth or profitability?
It might seem like an obvious answer, but we are living in a world whereby profits can actually come after growth. Wild, but true. Where do you stand on it? I guess the perfect spot is somewhere in between, but you need to start somewhere. Being heavily driven by investment would allow you to focus on growth, but there are clear downsides to this not least from an ownership problem.