Let’s not pretend we have it all figured out

You head off into the fog with some friends because you’re curious about what’s ahead. And you think that once you get there you’ll be able to see more than you can see now. 


Oneshot

Assumptions

Despite building all kinds of “share” buttons into both apps and sites, people prefer to share by screenshot.

This is true for both private sharing where the screenshot is sent over text. As well as public sharing.

Examples of public sharing include: posting an article quote to Twitter, Instagramming text that is…


A Product Manager’s Farewell

Originally written December 17, 2010


I stepped down as VP of Product from Twitter Inc in December 2010. I had worked on Twitter for almost 4 years and, on my last day, wrote a document with some lessons learned to share with the company.

I’m reposting that document now on Medium for a few reasons. First, it’s been 4


Three Things about Debate

Although my degree is in astronomy, my major was really college debate. Debate was easily the most valuable thing I learned at school. It teaches you how to create a well-structured argument, how to do so on the fly, and how to be comfortable in front of a crowd. It’s a pretty kickass business skill.


Enable Float Alignment

I originally published this on February 20, 2007 on the Obvious (1.0) blog.


So, you’ve got a feature idea for your personal content product that’s going to make everything better for everyone. As a for instance, let’s say it automatically converts quotes (“) to smart quotes (“). You build, test and release it and eagerly await to…


Status Blog


The status blog is one of those unsexy, boring pieces of startup infrastructure that you need to have but no one really wants to do. Your site is going to be down for a 1-hour…


Pathological


On Monday, as I was crossing Fifth Avenue, I had to stop myself from tweeting: “The Empire State Building is the most beautiful skyscraper in the world.” In other words, I’ve…


Weight loss and habit forming


Today marks one year that I’ve been within five pounds of my target weight of 175 pounds. Based on some questions I answered on Twitter, I wanted to share what…

Let’s not pretend we have it all figured out
Let’s not pretend we have it all figured out

You head off into the fog with some friends because you’re curious about what’s ahead. And you think that once you get there you’ll be able to see more than you can see now. 

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