Saeed Gatson

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Top Post from 2016

If a blog post gets a lot of views then I’m happy and if it doesn’t then I’m happy. Why? Because I write for myself pageviews haven’t been the goal.

Part of me is intrigued by traffic patterns. Understanding reading behavior and data is helpful. I can understand the mindset behind basing goals on pageviews. Right now that just hasn’t been a focus for me. If I was more strategic I would actually do something with a lot of this data.

Anyways, if you were still interested I wanted to share the Top 5 Most Viewed Posts of 2016.

And, if it makes sense, I’ll provide a bit of context and perhaps an explanation for the views.

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Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook : 10 Timeless Strategies To Market Anything

Ever wondered how you can you spread your ideas through social media? Gary Vaynerchuk answers this question and many more in his book Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook.

This is another edition to my one page book summaries that I’ve started recently.

This book is super tactical. The major platforms that this book talks about have changed. Yet the strategic ideas inside are timeless.

Here are ten times strategies from Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World.

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Good To Great : One Page Summary

“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t.” Is a management book by Jim C. Collins that describes how companies can go from being good companies to great companies.

Most companies fail during this segue but “Good to Great” helps you avoid these same failure.

I feel like this book could have been summed up in one page. So that’s what I’m going to try to do here. If you’re interested in more after reading this I would recommend going to the source.

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Smartcuts : 9 Quotes For Programmers

How can Software Developers use the techniques they use on the job to rapidly advance their careers? That’s one of the few questions entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow answers in his book Smartcuts.

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Growth Hacking In 4 Deceptively Simple Steps

How did companies like Uber, Airbnb, and Dropbox have rapid growth while going against tough competition?

Ryan Holiday would say it’s because they use a new set of marketing strategies called growth hacking. He explains how in his book Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising.

I recently finished reading Growth Hacker Marketing and wanted to share a few takeaways from the book.

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If you want to learn how to be a GREAT programmer, not just good enough to program an app application, but good enough to be GREAT, study machine language. Study 1s and 0s. Study the history of the computer, learn how to make an operating system, and Fortran, Cobol, Pascal, Lisp, C, C++, all the way through the modern languages of Python, etc.James Altucher, The Rich Employee

The Two Paths You Can Take To Learn A Skill

This is an excerpt from my post on Finding What To Learn Next which I wrote for the Simple Programmer blog.

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