In 2007, I joined Facebook as a temp. I wasn't tied to a role; I just wanted to work on something that mattered. Over 15 years, I followed interesting problems — from developer comms, to running a small VC fund, to ads, and beyond — and ended up working across Facebook…
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In a performance review several years ago, my manager sat me down, took a deep breath, and gave it to me straight: “You’ve got to be friendlier. It…
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As someone who recently started a new job, I have to learn how to make decisions in a brand new space. It’s tempting to jump into decision-making right…
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For a long time, I got feedback that I was “too aggressive” in how I communicated — too much, too fast, too bold. (How many women have gotten similar…
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When I first started having skip-level 1:1s with my manager’s manager, I always found them a little scary. What could I possibly tell them that would be…
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When I see a feature doing well, it’s tempting to feel an instinctive desire to copy and paste that feature onto whatever I’m working on. After all…
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When I first joined WhatsApp as head of product, I was terrified. I had a once-in-a-career opportunity — to work on a product I loved and learn from a…
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“You need to tell me something I’m doing well!” I said to my close colleague a few years ago. “I’ve only heard about what’s not working lately. I need…
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The Hard Parts of Growth