The Growth Weekly - Growth hacking here to stay, chatbots on the rise and the autonomous corporation

Hello growth enthusiasts. Welcome to our third issue of The Growth Weekly. We’re excited to bring you
The Growth Weekly - Growth hacking here to stay, chatbots on the rise and the autonomous corporation
By The Growth Weekly • Issue #3
Hello growth enthusiasts.
Welcome to our third issue of The Growth Weekly. We’re excited to bring you the most interesting growth content on the web this week. Enjoy reading!

Growth
Sean Ellis on growth hacking and how it will outlive the hype
You’ve probably heard plenty of people champion the ideas of “growth” and “growth hacking”. But we’ve reached a point where companies are so focused on that idea of “growth” that it’s lost all meaning, so we have to ask: Is growth hacking played out?
Why Elon Musk believes Tesla could be worth $1 trillion someday after SolarCity deal
Elon: “As a combined automotive and power storage and power generation company, the potential is there for Tesla to be a trillion-dollar market cap company.“
Kill your conversion funnel
Most of those people who hate funnels tend to have one thing in common: they don’t go for new leads. They go for existing customers — and they go for delighting them. Turn your funnel upside down.
Innovation
Snapchat, for people who don't understand Snapchat
Snapchat has an age limit. But it isn’t set by asking you for your birthday. It is set through an interface that is so confusing you need to be young to get it.
What the future will look like when we use chatbots instead of apps
The true brilliance of the conversational chatbot interface is that it can reside anywhere, not just on your phone. Someday, we will converse by text and voice with our cars, our homes, and anything else we own.  
Solar is on pace to contribute more new electricity to the grid than any other type of energy
Solar power is on pace for the first time this year to contribute more new electricity to the grid than will any other form of energy. The cost of electricity from large-scale solar installations now is comparable to and sometimes cheaper than natural gas-fired power.
Investment
Why US tech giants are betting on Africa
Things have changed with the way big business deals with Africa. Previously a destination for CSR-related activities such as building schools and planting trees, the continent is now very much the investment destination of choice, especially for US tech giants.
China is building the world's largest city
China has been on a mission to build the world’s biggest city by combining a number of large cities into one giant megacity. By 2030, China hopes to unite into an all-powerful megacity with an economic output around $2 trillion and more than 60 million inhabitants.
“The DAO”: How the autonomous corporation is already here
A new paradigm of economic cooperation is underway – a digital democratization of business. “The DAO” is a corporation whose bylaws are written entirely in code. It, as of the time of writing, controls more than $100 million in assets. Investment decisions are made autonomously.
Video inspiration
This reimagined wheelbarrow called the Hippo Water Roller is used to gather water in developing countries. It was designed by two South Africans who grew up in rural areas. How small innovations can change the life of millions.
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