What Animal Crossing can teach us about marketing and product development
Nintendo restricted players who have bought the ‘Switch’ console which plays the hit game, to only be able to create one island. This has been a controversial restriction, but has enabled more sales of the console.
The lesson here is to provide something for free but add revenue-creating restrictions to your business model.
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We often start habits and drop them a few days later. To combat this, you can use triggers to remind you to practice the habit. Examples of triggers:
Studies indicate that the Zeigarnik Effect is real. It says you are more likely to recall uncompleted tasks than completed ones.
Knowing this pattern of our brains, we can trick it by forcing cliffhangers when we’re reading books. It’s hard to stop reading in the most interesting part but it will make you want to start reading again.
Steve Jobs's intro sentences were so great because they clearly outlined what the product did while creating intrigue.
Rather than rambling on, he used them to perfectly convey his message as compactly as possible.
Examples of one sentence summaries of the product he was presenting: "Mac Book Air: the world's thinnest notebook", and "iPod: One thousand songs in your pocket."
Whether you're networking or presenting, it's important to realize that it should never be a one-sided conversation.
Your audience is in the room for a particular reason. It's critical to understand why they're listening to you so you can tune your presentation in a manner that makes them more receptive listeners,
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Is our tendency to overestimate the odds of our own success compared to other people's.
Overly optimistic predictions can be dangerous, leading us to waste time and resources pursuing unrealistic goals. In the real world of business, things don't always work out for the best, and it serves us well to know when conditions are not on our side.