The Looking Glass: All About Execution

Hello there,

You’re looking good. Yeah you.

It’s nice to see people again. It’s nice to do some work again in person

I’m deep in the muddy waters of execution, aka the “actually doing” part after you make a plan, so a lot of the past month’s threads are practical little guides: questions to ask, balls to juggle, reminders to jot down.

Without further adieu…

Good Execution vs. Bad Execution

What does it mean, really, to be excellent at “executing”?

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

June 2nd 2021

407 Retweets2,124 Likes

Common Design Mistakes I Am Extremely Guilty Of

… and am therefore terribly sensitive about.

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

June 9th 2021

294 Retweets1,578 Likes

https://twitter.com/joulee/status/1402462968290308097

All Kinds of Conflicting Advice about Product Development

The punchline is that everything depends on context, so don’t get too attached to anyone’s field guides, yours truly’s included.

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

June 17th 2021

117 Retweets677 Likes

How To Become A Way Better Design Critiquer

Hint: fewer off-the-cuff opinions; more questions.

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

June 24th 2021

497 Retweets2,445 Likes

How To Become A Way Better Metrics Critiquer

I consider this really really important and it’s something I wish more product builders paid close attention to, even those who don’t consider themselves data people (*ahem* many designers).

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

July 1st 2021

5 Retweets59 Likes

Until next month: stay cool, stay safe.

~Julie

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Currently: Inspirit. Former Product Design VP @ FB. Author of The Making of a Manager https://amzn.to/2PRwCyW. Find me @joulee. I love people, words, and food.

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Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo

Currently: Inspirit. Former Product Design VP @ FB. Author of The Making of a Manager https://amzn.to/2PRwCyW. Find me @joulee. I love people, words, and food.

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