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Weekly Review #39: Habitual products, content marketing, and 2 sided marketplaces

“It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking, than think your way into a new way of acting.” – Jerry Sternin

“Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action.” – Paul Meyer

“Success is the progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined, personal goals.” — Paul Meyer

“Happiness is when what you think, what you do, and what you say are in harmony.” – Gandhi

Nir Eyal’s guide to building habit forming products looks worthy.

Here’s a big fat list of tech reporters and their contact info. Handy for PR, as is the author’s guide to do exactly that. Boils down to having a story, crafting a tempting press release and pitch email, giving someone an exclusive, and then using that to trade for more.

Interview with Pinterest reveals that they have a lot loftier goals than planning weddings. Interesting, it truly is a ‘database of intentions’, because people pin as the first step in a process that usually ends with an action.

Neville Medhora decided to live like a homeless person for a week, to see what it was like. Interesting takeaways.

I did  a lot of research into growth hacking/marketing this week. Some of the best stuff:

For Content Marketing:

On Growth Hacking:

On Airbnb and two sided marketplace success: