Products, Politics, Eyes, Networks, oh my

Five fun threads for the price of one newsletter email!

Julie Zhuo
1 min readMar 11, 2021

Welcome to the second edition of Weekly Essays in the Form of Twitter Threads.

As Shreyas Doshi, Grandmaster of Wise Product Tweets once told me, Twitter is a great medium for learning! Easy on the eyeballs, quick on the reshareability. And like some kind of chemist, you’re forced to distill what you know into its simplest essence. How to make it not fortune-cookie obvious, but not so complex that you repeatedly slam into the cold stone wall of the 280-character limit while trying to coax out a nuanced discussion until you give up to look at NFT art instead? (This is, of course, purely hypothetical.)

The way I write tends to shape the way I think. Will I be spouting short, spicy statements by the end of the year? Time will tell.

What is “Product Thinking” and How Do You Get It?

Managers, ICs, and the Honing of One’s Design Eye

Dealing with Office Politics

Build your Network without “Networking”

Diagnose with Data. Treat with Design.

Have a lovely week,




Julie Zhuo

Building Sundial ( Former Product Design VP @ FB. Author of The Making of a Manager. Find me @joulee. I love people, nuance, and systems.