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The best way to grow is to first prevent losses

Last updated Aug 15, 2023

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Why does Readwise focus so much on retention? For the same reasons that founders should reduce churn in a SaaS business before investing in growth; or investors should buffer their portfolios against losses before seeking gains; or bodybuilders should prevent muscle loss before adding lean mass. ==No matter what you’re doing, the best way to grow is to first prevent losses. == Think of it this way: If you’ve got a leaky bucket, you’re better off fixing the leak before pouring water in the top. For those of you who prefer numbers: If you start with a portfolio worth $100 and lose 50%, you now need to earn 100% to breakeven.
This principle, of course, also extends to learning.

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