The Takeaways: Week 7 of 2022

Trade association moves, product in regulated industries, health and healthtech, plus opinions on Markdown. Closed Tab of the Week The App Association The App Association represents more than 5,000 app makers and connected device companies in the...

The Takeaways: Week 6 of 2022

Leadership lessons, job title shenanigans, thoughts about product (and what happens when what you though was product-market fit starts to slip), and the idea that one should thinking of testing as a circuit breaker for assumptions in the code....

The Takeaways: Week 5 of 2022

Digital networks, healthcare takes, and a story about a sonic visionary (it's not as contradictory as it sounds). Newsletters Julia Angwin, Hello World/The Markup. A Kinder, Gentler Social Network (February 5, 2022) [Michael Wood-Lewis, founder...

The Takeaways: Week 4 of 2022

A periodic review of articles, newsletters, and podcasts that I found interesting, inspiring, or otherwise worth remembering. Newsletters Deb Liu, Lenny's Newsletter. The inside story of Facebook Marketplace (January 18, 2022) In 2012, I was the...

The Takeaways: Week 3 of 2022

This week, mostly ups and downs in health care, interoperability, and medical debt - plus a couple of cogent web3 observations. Newsletters Ted Gioia, The Honest Broker. Is old music killing new music? (January 19, 2022) Even so, I refuse to...

The Takeaways: Week 2 of 2022

Newsletters John Cutler, The Beautiful Mess. TBM 2/52: Leaps of Product Faith (January 13, 2022) This is why I tell product leaders that they are in the narrative business AND the make-regular-progress business. Part of your role is creating a...

Books I read in 2021

“…as a wonderful singer once remarked: ‘An image is a stop the mind makes between uncertainties.’” Nathaniel Mackey, Bedouin Hornbook As in 2020, in the last year I read a lot of science fiction. It's really interesting to see how the scope of...

The Takeaways: Week 1 of 2022

A couple takes on some of the primitive components of digital experience, what "sensitive" and "specific" mean in the context of Covid testing, and a few other snippets. Newsletters Gordon Brander, Subconscious. What if links weren't meant to be...

The Takeaways: Weeks 51 and 52 of 2021

A final few for 2021: SAFe, how some people react to the idea of dogfooding, demographic trends in crypto adoption, and other observations. Podcasts Melissa Perri (host), Product Thinking. Episode 46: Dissecting the Pluses and Pitfalls of SAFe...

The Takeaways: Week 50 of 2021

This week: mental models and decision-making from a number of angles; ways of working and getting work; a few examples of sneaky/shady internet shenanigans. Plus more thinking about where virtual care will settle in the medical/consumer toolkit....