The Growth Weekly - Hacking growth when it stalls, growth > profitability, Netflix's data tactics, personalized marketing, smart glass and training robots

Hello growth enthusiasts!Spring is in the air, here's to the first Growth Weekly for May. The best gr
The Growth Weekly - Hacking growth when it stalls, growth > profitability, Netflix's data tactics, personalized marketing, smart glass and training robots
By The Growth Weekly • Issue #31
Hello growth enthusiasts!
Spring is in the air, here’s to the first Growth Weekly for May. The best growth reads we found on the web this week, plenty to inspire you over the weekend.
In this edition: Hacking growth when it stalls, growth > profitability, Netflix’s data tactics, personalized marketing, top 10 disruptive companies in Amsterdam, Elon Musk’s Boring Company, smart glass and training robots.
Enjoy your read.

Growth
How to Hack Growth When Growth Stalls
One of the greatest threats to long-term success is when companies aren’t vigilant enough about responding to the changes in their market—whether it’s by failing to spot product or channel fatigue, acknowledge new competition or embrace new technology coming online.
Stop Focusing on Profitability and Go for Growth
When capital costs are low, the time value of money is low. So the promise of more dollars tomorrow (through growth) exceeds the value of a few extra dollars next quarter. This is when faster growth creates more value for most companies than those that improve profit margins.
How Netflix Maintains a Low Churn Rate by Keeping Customers Engaged & Watching
Data, data, data is what drives Netflix. Get a look at how they tailor content to the user to keep them pressing play.
These 7 Brands Take Personalized Marketing to a New Level
Discover the brands that have taken personalization to the next – arguably creepy – level. Why technology and psychology make it easier for marketers to customize the messages they send us.
Innovation
Top 10 Disruptive Companies in Amsterdam
Check out the top ten most disruptive companies in Amsterdam in 2017.
Watch how Elon Musk’s Boring Company tunnels will move cars faster
Just what does Elon Musk’s Boring Company want to accomplish? A future underground transit network where cars travel on crisscrossing layers of tunnels that include sleds shuttling vehicles around on rails at around 130 mph.
Growing panes: The rise of smart glass and how it could kill off your curtains
Smart ovens are now a thing, as are intelligent beds, connected doorbells, and internet-enabled fridges. Everything, it seems, is now “smart” and “connected” — and soon the windows in your home or office could be hit with the smart stick too.
Design Thinking Needs To Think Bigger
Design thinking, as it was conceived 15 years ago, has outlived its usefulness. Enter systems thinking.
Cool stuff
Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)
Before the machines become smart enough to replace humans, as some people fear, they need to be taught.
India to make every single car electric by 2030 in bid to tackle pollution that kills millions
Every car sold in India will be powered by electricity by the year 2030, according to plans unveiled by the country’s energy minister. 
DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us "Upload" Skills
The DARPA Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program is exploring ways to speed up skill acquisition by activating synaptic plasticity.
A Sense of Hearing Could Make Cars Safer and More Reliable
Startup OtoSense makes software that can listen for sirens or engine trouble.
Thanks for reading. Keep growing!
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