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this is stressing me out. like summer day hit a bug and got stuck
the journey to express yourself is vastly accelerated by the need to prove something to yourself
bureaucracy prematurely stalls innovation because cynicism and risk mitigation are more rewarded than the bold proclamations that may fail but are also required to reach new heights.
if you overstate the role you played, you’re simply marginalizing the role (and empowerment) of the broader team. product is a team sport, and selfishness is ultimately self-defeating.
this is a fascinating visualization of YOY polarization. would love to see equivalent visualizations for republics of the past, somehow normalized for comparison purposes, to study where such extreme division historically leads. twitter.com/pickover/statu…
What if your browser cared about more than being just a search box? Excited to dream about “what can be” in this next chapter of the internet — and to share a new round of funding (@mikeyk @tobi @stewart) in the Wall Street Journal. twitter.com/WSJ/status/156…
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the teams best positioned to endure a bold journey are those in which the benefits from the sensation of progress outweigh the costs of working amidst uncertainty, anonymity, and anxiety. if progress is a sufficient reward, you can be losing for a long time and still win.
Increasingly any facebook post notification from my network is a post because their account got hacked. clearly my crew has moved beyond facebook.
if empathy is the ultimate product superpower, this is the most accessible shortcut twitter.com/dflieb/status/…
life has a tendency to get real whenever it feels unreal. thinking: to avoid the abrupt volatility, continuous challenge and thoughtful constraints keep it real
timeless insight on time as a multiplier. twitter.com/JamesClear/sta…
listen to the skeptics, ignore the cynics twitter.com/PatThePM/statu…
there is always a path to be found. optimists keep trying, pessimists are eager to declare no path and settle. no surprise, the future is crafted by optimists.
I often mention, to anyone who will listen, that @Adobe is uniquely positioned to undertake the important work of @ContentAuth. There are many reasons that’s the case, but among them is the culture of innovation. Here's a short piece about that. blog.adobe.com/en/publish/202…
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smart question, telling answer. i've found remote work to be *technically* more productive. but one of the greatest competitive advantages of startups is sticking together long enough to figure it out. culture keeps us from 'changing the zoom channel' and is accelerated in person
fun to spot some copies in other languages during a 15 min "The Messy Middle" Q&A w/ the Element team the other day. no doubt, these days are trying for most teams, but great teams become stronger.
egos are so expensive, in the form of blind spots, lost opportunity, and stunted growth from missed learnings
you know you’ve made it when… 😎😜 (keep at i@mosseriri, product leaders making the cut in the writer’s room is a fun milestone! products gotta evolve, admire transparencyf9
you know you’ve made it when… 😎😜 (keep at i@mosseriri - product leaders making the cut in the writer’s room is a fun milestoneJH
would be cool to be able to subscribe to someone else’s algorithmic feed. you’d get a view of content based on their interests and taste, and it would be quite revealing
if the right moderate republican and moderate democrat came together with a straightforward modern platform and commitment to the old art of debate and comprise for the future, this could be really compelling. (I also fear falling short could dangerously splinter the vote) twitter.com/AndrewYang/sta…
Thank you @AdamMGrant, @scottbelsky, @fbinegotiator and @kahneman_daniel for being such a pivotal part of my author’s journey for Exit Path!! 🙏🙏9DF
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the product lifecycle seemingly inevitable, and the lifeblood of startups. how to transcend? - a relentless focus on experience of new cohorts of customers - hard decisions on which trends (and new needs) to serve vs. surrender to others - for every addition, remove or refactor. twitter.com/scottbelsky/st…
good framework for how tech is favoring content that is closer and closer to the bone (the bone being true primal interests, whether we admit it or not). AI media could turn social feeds into hyper-personalized dream worlds (or nightmares) depending on whatever gets the clicks 😬twitter.com/lessin/status/…U
remember: default response from power users to any fundamental change In a product is almost always disappointment. doesn’t matter how great (and validated w/ new customers) the change is, customers don’t want change until they see the benefits (which takes time).
creative workflows have too much “work” (in the form of repetitive/mundane labor, learning curves for tools, and organization), and AI will continue to reduce this work. but the true creative part- the wild ideas tweaked imaginatively & mistakes of the eye - remains quite human twitter.com/sama/status/15…
🤯 (and wanted to give Hubble a little love)twitter.com/konstructivizm…6
Curious how the @NASAHubble team morale and mission has evolved since the launch of @NASAWebb - when one solution totally transcends another, I always wonder what internal shifts of focus and cultures emerge as a result?
“a corporate card program that helps companies spend less” was the perfectly timed value proposition. 💥twitter.com/eglyman/status…M
that gyroscope sensor in phones will become more critical as AR "app clips / instant apps" (geo-driven, no download required) experiences proliferate, and then eventually our wrists will get tired and we'll want to wear lenses for persistent augmentation. cool use case 👇. �twitter.com/Ronald_vanLoon…OZ
certainly biased, but @Behance was founded in 2006 and bootstrapped for 5 years (including ‘08 hardships) before any VC capital. what didn’t kill us (came close, though 😬) made us a stronger and more resilient team and product. grounded + ambitious was quite a formula for us.
if there’s anything we learn from exiting a boom cycle and returning to one of constraint and innovation (vs. valuation optimization): too much/easy money delays meritocracy amongst products and is a distraction from building for the right reasons. Resourcefulness > Resources
in uncertain times, great companies and great management becomes easier to spot. here are some key questions we should be asking, from @hunterwalk twitter.com/hunterwalk/sta…
strong agree. copy is part of the UX, and having it be done by disconnected teams at a different stage of product development is a great and unnecessary setback twitter.com/jasonlong/stat…
rare and damn impressive: when startups (or new product pitches) feature a “what could go wrong” slide in their deck that outlines the largest points of potential failure and how they will approach each. such grounding and pragmatic insight is its own rare superpower
good reminder that anything in the lead is still in a constant state of change. twitter.com/vitaliyk/statu…
first product in a long time that has blown away my expectations (and changed the way I work on a daily basis) is the Arc browser from @browsercompany - finely crafted in more ways than I can list. 🤯 If you believe the best businesses make a commodity 10x better, this has legs.
aspire to be a market leader or an underdog, but ideally both.
who are the best API-first product thinker/eng leader/angel investors out there? was asked by one of my portfolio companies and my list is too short...
Thousands of galaxies. 🤯 "This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length by someone on the ground" -@NASAA Inspiring and humbling, simultaneously.twitter.com/futurism/statu…k
A new episode of From Start-Up to Grown-Up for the new week is ready with @scottbelsky, co-founder of @Behance! Scott dropped a strings’ worth of pearls of wisdom over the course of our conversation, and I’d love to share just a few of them now: (1/5) #startups #podcasts
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a small group of hyper-engaged early customers of a product is the key to open the flood gates.
“a great analogy allows a customer to instantly grasp a difficult feature and then describe that feature to others” - good gem from @tfadell in BUILD, reflecting on lessons learned from Steve Jobs twitter.com/cristinagberta…
it’s official, hiking helps thinking
just got an investor update w/ a custom spotify playlist link at the top to listen to as I read it. the beat made it immediately clear things were net positive but bumpy, this multi-sensory approach has legs
United has future-proofed their check-in flow.
ever text someone back an unnecessary question like “got it, ok if i follow up tomorrow?” just to have them reply and mark your thread as unread for you? looking forward to no longer needing to inflict this hindrance on some of you
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