Tips and tools: 900 days of progress, MrBeast’s success, and Seinfeld’s joke‑writing advice (for copywriters)
Published: September 2023
Here are some great resources we have recently shared with one another(We don’t profit from recommending things. We just love sharing things we think you’ll appreciate. You can see our other Tips and Tools articles here.)
What does 900 days of progress look like?
900 days of progress is a brilliantly obsessive look at banking app development comparing traditional and challenger banks.
“… a correlation is noticeable (and obvious, in retrospect): product teams that are capable of updating frequently, fix more issues.”
—Peter Ramsey, Built for Mars
We recently wrote about how to build unbeatable focus, but it’s rare to see the evidence laid out so forensically.
Analyzing MrBeast’s mind-blowing success (and how our CEO won a candy bar)
Martin, our CEO, was on a family holiday in Wales when he stumbled across Spinner Winner—a competition to promote MrBeast’s new chocolate range. (And Martin won—hooray!)
Reading off the beaten track—the simple habit that boosts our creativity
Reading across disciplines does wonders for creative thinking, and the minimum effective dose can be surprisingly small… if you can find great material. For this reason, we love Read Something Wonderful—a curated list of articles that puts quality before novelty. We’ve read and recommended loads of them.
From the archive: Jerry Seinfeld’s advice for joke‑writing—and how to apply it to copywriting
Comedy and copywriting have a lot in common. In this article, we apply Jerry Seinfeld’s joke‑writing techniques to copywriting—and “destroy” one of his jokes in the process.
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