The Looking Glass: Why we do what we do

May’s weekly Twitter threads, in one handy e-mail

Hi there!

Here in California, the cherries are crimson sweet, Disneyland is making magic for families once more, and I’ve gotten to reunite with a few friends and tell them in person how much I’ve missed them.

Over the past month, our team has been growing in size, which has me thinking about recruiting, early product development, and why we do what we do.

What should be next in my topic queue? I’d love to hear from you.

Comfort with ambiguity + trust in the process = critical for innovation

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

May 6th 2021

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45 minutes is never going to make you an expert on someone’s abilities, but better questions can give you more insight into whether their values fit with yours.

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

May 12th 2021

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A lesson I learned the hard way — from working on many ‘better’ products that failed.

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

May 19th 2021

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Where I stretch a metaphor reeeeal far because I am nostalgic for the video games I used to play. But seriously, don’t compare yourself to others. They’re probably playing a different game.

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

May 26th 2021

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Warmly,

Julie

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.

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.