The Looking Glass: Cringe stories
April’s weekly Twitter threads, in one handy e-mail
Hello dear readers,
I hope you are well, and healthy, and that the sound of spring rains give you pleasure. Over the past few months on my tweet thread journey, I meandered through embarrassing personal stories, company lore, and a metaphor or two.
What should be next in my topic queue? Write me your suggestions.
The Right Feature > More Features
How to win in product development with fewer resources.
Getting Through the Cringe of Asking for Favors
How asking more often leads to greater generosity all around.
Before The Making of a Manager came out, my publishers and I had a chat that left me deeply uncomfortable. “Who are some business writers / leaders you admire?” they asked. Easy. I rattled off a dozen names. “Great, can you ask them to read your book and give a blurb?” 1/10
Pick a Company like You’d Pick a Friend
No company is without flaws. A guide for picking the next one you’d want to join.
Companies are like people. Not sprawling networks of people (though technically that’s right) Rather, thinking about a company as an individual makes many things easier to understand. Pick the company to join like you’d pick who you’d want to hang out with every day. Thread👇
That Time I Got Feedback That Stung
How I rationalized away a perfectly good feedback lesson.