In an effort to clear out my tabs (and share more!), here are some things I’ve been reading, listening to, and watching recently.
How to own a big job at a young age, Colleen Murphy. An honest and open look at what it takes to be in a leadership position when most people around you (and even reporting to you!) are older than you.
What's different about being a senior manager?, Lara Hogan.
🆒 Design links
BuzzFeed’s Product Design Roles. Shameless plug. I updated our roles documentation this month. The two most notable updates: adding summaries to every level and moving from a rigid promotion system to a more flexible one. Like what you see? We’re hiring.
Why redesigns don’t make users happy, Vitaly Dulenko.
Users Don’t Hate Change. They Hate Our Design Choices., Jared M. Spool. On the design team at BuzzFeed, we’ve been thinking a lot about updates to our core experiences and products. I’ve been reading about how users react to “redesigns” and trying to get different perspectives. If you know of anything good, send it my way!
TBH I’ve spent most of my free time this month finishing re-reading Harry Potter — in July, I read Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows. If you like Harry Potter, you should listen to Binge Mode from The Ringer.