Here's a fun activity you can do with your team. 1. It starts with a prompt: What words do we use that seem to cause confusion? Give people a couple mi…
Update: I had a great time recording an interview with Shreyas Doshi (the Twitter product thread wizard). It is ninety minutes of wisdom, humility, and…
Hello friends! I’m very excited to share something I’ve been testing for a couple months now. It is an opportunity for me to do what I love—meet and co…
Short post this week. I'd like to share an exercise I use during my North Star Framework workshops. The exercise is valuable no matter which framework …
Autonomy. Empowerment. Agency. I hear, and use, these words often. But what do they mean? A couple years ago I tried to tackle this problem without get…
Note: I did a short video on high work in progress you might find interesting On to this week’s post… A team member at Amplitude recently asked the fol…
Here's something I've observed about how people (and companies) give and receive product advice. The "higher performers" underestimate the impact of th…
Watch out for damaging cascades of work, goals, etc. What do they look like? As we go "down" the damaging cascade, things get.... More prescriptive, mo…
Doubling up this week to keep up my "ship on Thursday" habit. Check out yesterday's off-schedule post: The Mediocrity Trap And some thoughts today, ins…
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How do I push back on requests from sales to build stuff to close deals? I get this question often, and I'd like to share a summary of my standard resp…
I recently posed the following question on Twitter: What is more common in your org? A. Premature convergence? Pushing for solutions and agreement too …