Between the Noise🎯 #25: Time Value of Downloads, In Praise of Slowness & More
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We live in a world with more information than ever and yet we understand less. We have come into the belief that the simple act of reading confers understanding. Worse, most of our reading is elementary reading, or skimming — a far cry from syntopical reading, which seems more fertile for the mind willing to do the work.
When we look at downloads for an app and cost per download from a particular marketing channel, we should factor in a time component to the cost per download. Just like how a million dollars today is worth more than a million dollars tomorrow, a million downloads today is worth more than a million tomorrow.
This article talks about journey of Coursera — how the product & pricing has evolved over the years. They did pivoting & iterations for their revenue model so many number of times before achieving product-market fit.
I recently joined this group ‘Scenius’ on Discord to discover interesting people on the Internet. There are so many ambitious people working on cool ideas/wanting to make their dent on this world. Do join in!
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