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New job, new rules: 4 don'ts when entering a new workplace

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Some things should not happen in a new workplace...  Entering a new workplace is a professional challenge, but it's also a tough social exercise.  Here are a few things you should NOT do in the first few weeks on the job:   1. Don't share your thoughts with anyone Keep a low profile.  Even if you see problems right away and want to jump in and fix them, try to keep your thoughts to yourself. Your coworkers may have been dealing with these issues for a while now, and don't need the opinion of an outsider who has yet to be there to understand the whole context.  Talking too soon will make you sound arrogant and make a bad first impression. So shut up.  Life tip: before you speak up, make sure you know the topic, know the audience and have something meaningful to say.  That's right, and as a new member, you probably don't know enough about the topic, don't know who you're talking to, and might say something stupid... So instead of speaking up, write down your

How to summarize any webpage using Siri and ChatGPT

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TL; DR: OK listen up! This little shortcut is a game-changer! It takes anything you have: a link, clipboard text, or sharing of a website and uses ChatGPT to provide different types of summaries according to your need!  So if you're looking for a way to summarize long web pages (or long text blocks) into short summaries or bullet lists - there's finally a shortcut for that. The shortcut is really flexible and can help you in various scenarios so keep reading for more information about how to use it.  Install Smart Summarizer (Don't forget to place your API key in the right place 👇) The long version + how to configure The shortcut scans the content of any given website and summarizes it using an opening, a list of bullets, and a closing section.  This shortcut can be used from any web page (from your iPhone or Mac) through the Share menu (you'll have to add it to your sharing options) or by copying the webpage URL to the clipboard and running the shortcut manually (usin

Midjourney - the guide (for people that don't want to be left behind)

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Midjourney is an amazing tool for creating spectacular, high-res images, but the fact it can only be used from Discord makes it harder for some users to get the most out of it.  Here's a list of useful tips and resources to help you get the most out of Midjourney:  1. The basics  Skip this section if you passed this stage.  How to get started with Midjourney? TL;DR: Install Discord (or access it from the web), and join the Midjourney server. From within Discord, you can activate the Midjourney Bot using simple commands. Here's get started guide . Is there a native app for Midjourney?  At the time of writing, there isn't. You can, however, access the web app and see your recently created images, and visit the community feed. Here's a link to the  Midjourney web app . How to use the Midjourney bot?  The most basic command to get you started is "/imagine" (and then your prompt). For some more advanced prompts - scroll down this post.  How do I switch to a Midjo

How to activate ChatGPT with Siri and save the response

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TL; DR: Looking for a way to activate ChatGPT with Siri using voice commands? There's a shortcut for that.  Just ask Siri to run ChatGPT, ask your question using voice, get an answer, and store it as a note.  Install Smart Siri (Don't forget to place your API key in the right place 👇) Looking for a Smart Website Summarizer ? It's right here . The long version + how to configure I created this little shortcut (inspired by Fabian Heuwieser's post ) to connect Siri to ChatGPT so I can use it on the move with voice commands.  The shortcut does the following:  Prompts you to ask a question  Sends it to ChatGPT Reads the answer  Allows you to save the answer into a new Apple Note Perfect for using ChatGPT while on the move.  How to setup  First, copy your ChatGPT API key from  here .  Then download the shortcut  and add it to your shortcuts app.  Last, enter your API key in the designated placeholder (don't keep the brackets) The shortcut should look like this (with you

5 power tools to get the most out of ChatGPT

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  OpenAI's  ChatGPT has shaken the tech industry, and it feels like 2007 again.  Back then it was the iPhone that started the mobile revolution, and now it feels like everything we got used to is about to change, once again.  I'm already using ChatGPT regularly (sorry Google, but this one is on you ) and adopted a few power tools to make the most out of GPT-3.  Here are 5 AI tools that I use regularly to supercharge my productivity:  1. Use Google and ChatGPT together! This Chrome extension is a must-have: it adds ChatGPT answers to your Google Search results.  This way I can still search like it's 2021 while getting all that 2023 AI knowledge and saving valuable time.  A must-have Chrome extension for ChatGPT 2. Native desktop app for ChatGPT ChatGPT has a really horrible name, but it doesn't mean I don't want it as a native app! Instead of searching for it in my 70+ open tabs, I need it to be easily accessible through command + tab.  Luckily for us, there's

How to build a kick-ass pitch deck that follows a simple storyline

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  Pitch decks…  When you’re in a startup, you know there's always a reason to work on your pitch, whether it's a round, an upcoming event, or something else. So much time and effort go into structuring something that's been done a million times before, and yet it never gets easier. You can get lost in the process, not knowing where to start, what to include, and what to leave out.  But in the end, all it takes is following a simple storylin e:  The storyline There's a painful problem and it's getting worse A big market suffers from this problem, and it's growing Here we have a potential solution , superior to existing alternatives, and doable Led by the right team That's it. Once you have the story and the structure of the pitch, it gets easier.  Here's a list of must-have slides (inspired by much smarter people than me ) that serve the storyline.  (Note : also useful for introducing a new product, a significant feature, and even a side hustle.) 1. Co

Understanding the Innovator's Dilemma in 2023: Google vs. the Bots

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Is ChatGPT a Google Killer?  With the rise of ChatGPT , Google is now facing a business-model problem for the first time in years. There's a new disruptive technology in town, and it's about to revolutionize the way humans find information online. Searching is out. Asking is in.  Google makes money (~60% of revenue) when people skim through multiple search results and click on ads placed next to organic links, but soon there's going to be a superior way to get immediate answers without skimming and clicking. Soon enough people will start asking themselves: why search for it when we can just ask?   With this disruptive innovation , Google is now facing an interesting innovator's dilemma :  Google has similar AI capabilities (LaMDA)  but chose not to release them , fearing wrong results will make people lose trust in the good old search brand.  So while OpenAI positions ChatGPT as something experimental, evolving, and exciting, Google refrains from using similar techn

Forms completion rates - statistics, insights, and takeaways

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Designing forms has always been a challenge. No matter if we're working on a simple onboarding form, lead scoring or a KYC form, UX is always a concern: how many fields should we have? what completion rate should we expect? Do we really need a phone number or can we get away without it?  So as a service to my future self, here are some useful insights and statistics about form completion rates , taken from different studies.  What is a good form completion rate? The average landing page has a conversion rate of 2.35% , with top websites converting roughly 11.5% of visitors. A report from WishPond , involving 146 landing pages found some different numbers: 64 B2B landing pages showed an average of 13.28% conversion rate 80 B2C landing pages showed an average of 9.87% conversion rate Abandonment rate varies between industries:  Travel:  81%  abandonment rate  Nonprofit:  77.9%  abandonment rate  Finance:  75.7%  abandonment rate  Retail:  75.8%  abandonment rate  People abandon