The definitive gift guide to growth hackers

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Let’s face it! The holiday season is here, and why not spoil one of your growth hacking friends with the ultimate gift that will kick off his or her growth efforts in 2017? Or maybe even better, sneak this list into your boss’ ideas for holiday gifts. Who wants a bottle of red wine and a piece of cheese anyway? Yeah, we thought so!

Therefore, we have a mixed bag ready for you with gift ideas such as tools, real products and even subscriptions that will make your gift last longer than one day! Rest assured that these gifts will spark new ideas into your organisation and seriously move the growth needle in 2017.

STARTUP VITAMINS

Is your office a little grey? How about giving it a shot of Startup Vitamins. You will find everything from posters, coffee mugs, pencils, stickers, pillows and t-shirts, all with motivational quotes that will bring inspiration back into your office.

If you buy now, you will get 30% off your order, or you can sign up for their newsletter anytime and get a $5 discount.

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LEADPAGES

According to Vincent Dignan, there are 3 essential things you need in order to be successful: 1) traffic, 2) a product that people want, and 3) a landing page that converts. How is your landing page? Is it converting? No. Okay, get your hands on the #1 landing page builder.

You can choose from more than hundred mobile-responsive landing page templates each designed with a purpose that will fit your business needs, for instance, do you want more customers to join your email list, buy your products or sign up for your next event? Several pricing options are available.  

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HUSTLE

Ready to do some hustling? Okay, then this book is for you. It will give you the power to charge your life with money, meaning, and momentum. You might think this sounds a bit suspicious, having the feeling this is too good to be true, but when you hear that one of the three authors is Neil Patel you might think differently. He knows his sh*t. Patrick Vlaskovits is also co-author of this book. Perhaps you know him as the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Lean Entrepreneur? With this short introduction, there is not much left to say other than: go get this book now!

PS. You can get one chapter for free by signing up on the site.

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BLINKIST

If you are not really the book type, maybe a Blinkist subscription is something for you. Ever heard of it? The idea behind Blinkist is to boil down non-fiction books and turn them into powerful packs called books-in-blinks. These made-for-mobile shorts give you the core concepts of a whole book in just about 15 minutes. That’s pretty cool, right?

If you want to try it before buying a subscription, they offer a free version, however, with limited access. Try it out and keep on learning!

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GROWTH HACKING EVENTS

There should always be time to learn, especially when it includes knowledge and insights from some of the absolute best within this field. The past year has been packed with lots of great events such a Websummit in Lisbon and Inbound in Boston. Luckily both of these events are back again in 2017, and if you register already now, you will save quite some money.

Good news is that you don’t have to wait that long for the next growth hacking event as we’re hosting one next week, the GROWTH HACKING SUMMIT 2016. So hurry up and get your ticket now! There are still a few early bird tickets left.

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LIVESCRIBE NOTEBOOK BY MOLESKINE

Never forget an idea ever again with this notebook. It’s just not any notebook, but one that turns your handwritten notes and sketches into digital files. As you write on the pages in your notebook they will immediately show up on your smartphone or tablet. This also means that if you forget your notebook somewhere, you will be able to access your notes anyway from any of your devices. So, let all those ideas coming and inspire your organisation with new opportunities for growth in 2017.

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GROWTH HACKERS PROJECTS SUBSCRIPTION

If you are serious about kicking off your company’s growth in 2017, then a subscription to GrowthHackers Projects might be the absolute best gift you can ask for. Especially if you consider marketing to be quite a chaos. More specifically, GrowthHackers projects support teams to rapidly test and leverage opportunities of growth.

So, how is this possible? Sean Ellis, you probably know him from the Dropbox story, and his team have studied 10 of the most successful cases of fast growth companies in order to understand how they achieved their victory. Throughout this process, the team narrowed down these learning into Projects and the result is an objective-driven product that can assist teams in reaching their growth goals.

PS. You can sign up for a 14 days free trial to test it out.

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AMAZON ECHO

This is the ultimate tech gadget. Amazon Echo is a hands-free and voice-controlled speaker that can play music and provide you with any information you need, for instance, news, sports scores, and yes even the weather. All of this happen in an instant. You only have to ask Alexa, which is the brain behind Echo.

Alexa is created in the cloud, so it will continuously become smarter the more you use Echo as it will adapt to patterns of speech and vocabulary. Pretty cool right? This could be your growth hacker’s next best friend, saving him time to look up things. He can just ask Alexa.

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MUST-READS DURING YOUR CHRISTMAS BREAK

There is already one book on this wish list, but we want to add a few more. If you are planning on giving your colleague something for the holidays, why not give something that he or she can enjoy over and over again (a box of chocolate will most likely only last for an evening), so consider one of these must-read growth hacking books.

Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday, Hooked by Nir Eyal, Secret Sauce by Austin Allred & Vincent Dignan (he will also give a keynote session at the Growth Hacking Summit), and Traction by Gabriel Weinberg & Justin Mares.

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That was our gift guide. Have you been inspired? We hope so. If you think there are other growth hacking gifts that should be added to the list, please share them with us in the comments. Maybe we can be inspired by you!

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[…] Hey hold on…we’re not talking about Christmas. No, we’re talking about the Growth Hacking Summit which took place earlier this week. It’s the first of this kind that has ever been organised in Belgium, so you can imagine how excited we have been the last couple of months. Perhaps as excited as others are for holidays which are right around the corner. […]

[…] In 2015, Nir Eyal wrote the well-known book on behavioural design: how to build habit-forming products (yes we are talking about Hooked). This book, along with other must-reads, we also recommended in a previous post! […]

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