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Agency Structures, Gemini Advanced AI, AI Productivity Boost, and Scarcity Mindset in Business

The Money’s In The (business) Model

Agencies have five high-level options for org structure. If you get the structure right, your agency can run more smoothly and profitably. One model scales well, while two specifically don’t scale. Only two are robust options if you want to sell your agency. https://sakasandcompany.com/team-structure/

AI is Augmented (human) Intelligence

This is a really great, nuanced overview of Google’s newest AI model, Gemini Advanced/Ultra: https://www.oneusefulthing.org/p/google-gemini-advanced-tasting-notes

A year ago, Ethan Mollick wrote a post about marketing a product launch in under 30 minutes using the then-new Microsoft Bing and ChatGPT. In the 10 months since, the evidence for AI as a productivity booster has only grown, but many people are still not even trying to use AI. https://www.oneusefulthing.org/p/what-can-be-done-in-59-seconds-a

Vastag and Beth Mazur's friends were devastated to learn that the couple had suddenly died. But the spammy articles that now filled the web claimed that he had died that day, too. The Verge identified over a dozen websites that published articles about Mazur’s death. AI is augmented human intelligence; it’s also augment outcomes of bad incentives. ☹️ https://www.theverge.com/24065145/ai-obituary-spam-generative-clickbait

It's A Beautiful World

Easy is an interesting criteria to play with because so many things in business are hard. One of the consequences of using easy as a filter is that it curtails over-investment. If something doesn't easily work, then it's abandoned. More initiatives die because they ask too much, but the ones that remain are profitable. https://knighterrant.co/easy/

Some people have a “scarcity mindset” and focus on what they don’t have. You become obsessed with the lack of something: good clients, good team members, enough time, enough money, or even people who are sufficiently loyal. A scarcity mentally also comes with a zero-sum world view. The opposite of this mentality is one of abundance. https://punctuation.com/your-scarcity-mindset-creates-chaos/

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