The Looking Glass: My Identity = My Job
The past month of essays-as-Twitter-threads, including: how do you delay a product launch? Why should managers learn other functions? And top 7 unintuitive things about growing your career.
I hope the sun rays feel like smiles on your skin. I hope the spring air fills you with optimism. I hope you can hug your loved ones soon. Here’s the last month of essays-in-the-form-of-twitter-threads.
“My Identity = My Job”
Who tends to think this way? Why is it unhealthy? What are the actual regrets of the dying?
“You were at one company for nearly 14 years?!?!” Yes, I’d say. Here’s why: 1) I loved the people 2) I was continuously challenged and learning 3) The mission spoke to me 4) I felt deep loyalty But there was another big reason that was hard for me to admit then… (1/10)
If I had seven tweets to send to a younger version of myself, this would be it.
The people whose careers you admire and study the most are the ones your own career starts to emulate. This seems like a great thing, until you realize along the way the downsides that come with that kind of career. Every glamour has its price. (1/7)
How to think about quality, deadlines, and the art of bringing up news your boss does not want to hear.
You’re in a panic. Your launch date is in a week. Your whole team’s credibility is riding on your collective ability to make it happen. Leadership is Eye-of-Sauron-ing this project. There’s just one problem. You suspect the product sucks. What do you do? A thread 👇 (1/9)
And what the manager career path at senior levels becomes.
I’ve participated in too many conversations about the role of design / pm / eng to count. Of course there are differences. But every tech manager role, regardless of discipline, ends up converging at higher levels. What does this mean for you as a manager? Thread below 👇