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The Looking Glass

Julie Zhuo

Essays on the endless journey of building products, teams, and ourselves.


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Latest Issues

Recent posts by this newsletter. Browse the email archive.

The Looking Glass: The craft of creating

Journeys before features; how to nurture fragile ideas; when to document; and absolutely unambiguous outcomes

a month ago

The Looking Glass: The Power of the Mindmeld

How to present information convincingly; 7 questions to improve clarity; and why the words count

a month ago

The Looking Glass: Unintuitive, lying truths

Honesty; the deepest truth; lies builders tell themselves; seven incredibly non-intuitive things about growing your career; + more.

2 months ago

The Looking Glass: Higher Level Design

A long-form post: what does it mean to achieve higher and higher levels of design?

2 months ago


The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Julie Zhuo

    Co-founder @ Sundial ( Former VP Product Design @ Facebook. Author of The Making of a Manager Loves systems, people, and ramen.

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