More of this, please.
A few small requests for the next few years in tech.
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If you’ve been on the internet in the last month, you’ve probably noticed that it’s a pretty weird time in technology. Layoffs are hitting companies of all sizes while at the same time the most game-changing technology of the past two decades takes flight. There’s a whole lot of uncertainity around what the technology landscape will look like over the next few years and how our lives will change. So, as the craziness unfolds, I thought I’d throw a few simple requests of things I’d love to see more of in the world:
Open-sourcing knowledge from career experiences
One thing that made me a better storyteller this week (that I share below) is Lenny’s most recent blog post featuring Jorge Mazal of Duolingo. Like most thing Lenny and his guest writers share, I felt grateful after reading it. The siloed knowledge of a product leader is now public and free. What a gift. It seems like there are more and more product, growth, and analytics leaders sharing their hard-earned learnings with us fledglings - and that is awesome. More knowledge sharing, please.
Long-form content that surveys rather than opines
I enjoy a good “pithy” tweet as much as the next person, but I deeply believe that long-form content is simply the best way to learn. Sure, long-form content may require a bit more attention and may feel riddled with repetitive examples, but that time-under-tension is critical to absorb and process the information. It's one thing to Tweet, for example, that you think fractional executives will become more popular in this economic environment. It's another to share the direct experience of nine seasoned experts on the topic. The breadth of value this kind of content provides for readers is entirely different than short, snappy hot takes. More long-form content, please.
People are awesome.
It is incredible to see the eyes of the world’s smartest and most ambitious technologists light up. Large language models are no doubt incredible, but what our friends, co-workers, and neighbors will build with this is even more incredible. It’s like a People are awesome compliation video on Vine…but for technology. More being awesome, please.
Raman at Rhetoric
📚 What’s made me a better storyteller this week
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