Lenny Rachitsky

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How to get over the need to be liked, from @kennethn t.co/itLSzB7UjF

about 24 hours ago

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Marketing spends too much time on busywork—and other teams notice. But it doesn't have to be that way. In today's post, @emilykramer shares a framework called GACCS that can transform how your marketing team operates. If OKRs help you set your goals, GACCS helps you hit them: t.co/nh5vHTS8Y2

1 day ago

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Some 🔥 candidates joining the talent collective this week: → SVPs, Directors of Product, and PMs from Instagram, Amazon, Twilio, and others I can't name → Engineer from Airbnb → Designer from Meta → plus data scientists, product marketing, and more

2 days ago

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How to decide what to make free in your freemium product from @ElenaVerna t.co/XyztTkS85a

2 days ago

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If you're coming to NY Tech week, don't miss the "Friends of Lenny's Newsletter Meetup" on 10/12 t.co/hp6aHRudi4

2 days ago

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How to improve your writing by zeroing in on the novelty (from @Julian) t.co/QzxnsmlFXt

2 days ago

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The creativity faucet—a framework for coming up with great ideas. (Clip from my conversation with @Julian) t.co/3vZ2FVjZri

3 days ago

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Struggling to find product-market fit? Great news! @Reforge has a brand new course designed specifically for you. Learn a systematic approach to finding PMF. I haven't taken it, but if you know @Reforge you know it'll be great. Applications close tomorrow! See thread for link. t.co/DNgiKzHj4S

9 days ago

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FWIW @ThreadoHQ is a really good community management tool. Simple and powerful. Best we've used so far. t.co/qsXYopJgGK

9 days ago

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A peek at this week's Community Wisdom digest 🔥 t.co/PQKc24dT1J

12 days ago

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One sign of burnout from @AKGrenier t.co/PbuTYzW9Bd

13 days ago

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The 2 phases of startup growth from @onecaseman t.co/CUTlFPKYcN

13 days ago

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Life milestone 🏀 t.co/Fzow09SNif

13 days ago

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✨ Here's my conversation with @AKGrenier, former head of growth marketing at @Uber, VP of Product & Marketing at Lambda School, VP of Marketing at @MasterClass Learn about: ✓ When to invest in emerging acquisition channels ✓ Growth marketing ✓ Signs you're burnt out ✓ More t.co/XuNnPzNlqo

13 days ago

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I've heard from many PMs that the LNO framework (as described by @shreyas here) has transformed how they spend their day t.co/fXU315EMRE

14 days ago

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How to use pre-mortems to avoid ugly postmortems, from @shreyas t.co/uBhVjT7jR7

15 days ago

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Still one of my favorite lessons on bootstrapping a new social network or community, from Alex Zhu (founder of Musically/TikTok) t.co/cNLedZeGz1

15 days ago

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One month into the TikTok experiment, already at over 1m views 🚀 Follow along for short fun bite-sized clips from my podcast conversations. Link in comment below 👇 t.co/n8ShtmdQLC

15 days ago

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If you're hiring, definitely check out @ashbyhq. It gives your talent team analytics, automation, and consolidates the recruiting stack into a single, intuitive system. It's not just another ATS—but it's also the best ATS. Already used by some of the most innovative companies. t.co/OT4GQ6BqFj t.co/ZnpsAbALe0

15 days ago

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A handy checklist to help you decide when it's time to sunset a feature t.co/cGw3xSoKEv

15 days ago

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Newsletter community meetup happening at #SaaStr tomorrow night, co-hosted by @alwaysunday and @DANGio25. Stop by if you're around. t.co/lnQbjk2iRn

16 days ago

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Sign of an ineffective marketing team, from @emilykramer t.co/gJpcq2Gdwn

16 days ago

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[email protected] on why you should hire π shaped marketers t.co/rpCEeAXYcw

16 days ago

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I’ve now angel invested in 140+ companies. Here's what's most surprised me about angel investing so far 🧵 t.co/KQXEWBoaZH

8 months ago

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A guide to prioritizing at a pre-PMF B2B startup Handy summary in thread 🧵 t.co/E62rFtISWX

9 months ago

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Top 10 most popular posts of 2021 🧵 t.co/2WlIOGp6ah

9 months ago

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2021 was a huge year for my newsletter: 1. Hit #1 paid business newsletter on Substack 2. Crossed 90k subscribers (2x’d) 3. Published 58 posts, plus 52 additional posts from the community itself 4. Grew to 6k+ members in the Slack community 5. 1m+ page views So grateful 💝 t.co/W8gCpiYJcF

9 months ago

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The most common pitfalls of new product managers: 1. The Coordinator 2. The Dictator 3. The Dreamer 4. The Feature Factory 5. The Busted Umbrella Read on 👇 t.co/mI2PU4PQ9J

10 months ago

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Decided to put together a gift guide to help you win the holiday season. 50+ products I love that also make great gifts (with a bunch of discounts). Read on 👇 t.co/rxYbPumMZg

10 months ago

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What is product management? A thread 👇

11 months ago

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🎺 Big news: I've just opened up applications for a second cohort of my Product Management Fundamentals course. This is the course I wish I had when I was starting out as a PM. Spots are limited, so apply now 👇👇👇 t.co/fTJmPBNg0m

11 months ago

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Why, when, and how to pick a wedge—a thread 🧵 t.co/Qzfk9d9Gkz

11 months ago

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I've been told I undersell the Slack community that you get access to as a paid newsletter subscriber, so here's the sell: For $150/year, get access to a thriving community of 5,000+ PMs, founders, growth leaders, and all manner of product builders. More in thread 🧵 t.co/59ugBi7Jey

11 months ago

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Seven ways to get attention for your product Read on for 60+ examples 🧵 t.co/yULe5rVVYS

12 months ago

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Finding yourself having to often say no—to your manager, your CEO, your team? Worried about becoming the "no" person? In this week's post, I share five techniques for saying no effectively. Summary in thread below 🧵 t.co/dnrgOKi3oI

about 1 year ago

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The 10 commandments of salary negotiation, by @mediumsizecats 👇 Read on 👇 t.co/F7RPZYCclw

about 1 year ago

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As a PM, having a technical background is like having a superpower: You can predict timelines, anticipate blockers, and avoid black holes of endless work. In this week's post, I share advice for how to quickly level up your technical skills. Summary in 🧵 t.co/OyOUncaG1X

about 1 year ago

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As a small token of appreciation to my newsletter Slack community (now over 5k strong!), I've created crypto-punk-inspired NFTs of the 40 most helpful and active members from over the past year. Cause why not! Check them out in all of their glory t.co/thb6wQrY3z

about 1 year ago

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The rise of fractional ownership: @prtyDAO for NFTs @PacasoHomes for homes @OnRallyRd @withotis for collectibles @MasterworksIO for art What's next?

about 1 year ago

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My genius wife's second book is coming out next month, and to celebrate I've got a special offer just for you: Pre-order her book in the next 24 hours and you'll get 3 months of my newsletter (a $45 value!) for free 💖 👇👇👇 t.co/tyzlG1s9Ju

about 1 year ago

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New: A compilation of my all-time best posts, across 📈 Growth strategy 🤌 Product management, the work 🦸‍♀️ Product management, the career 🔭 Finding PMF 📣 Marketing and GTM 🌱 Scaling your startup 🎭 Marketplaces 📊 Metrics 💼 Management and career t.co/1hDrnE4066

about 1 year ago

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Founders, PMs, growth leaders—listen up: @Reforge just opened up applications for their Fall cohort. You should apply. There is no better way to take a step-function leap in your product/growth skills—all for one flat yearly fee. My 5 fav courses below 👇 t.co/EaqhO5kU22

about 1 year ago

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You know something special is happening when your fund announcement shows up in the actual WSJ paper 🥳 Really proud and excited to bring take the @WeAreAirAngels alumni angel syndicate to the next level and infuse some of that Airbnb magic into more startups ✨ t.co/hhwHbaGL0i

about 1 year ago

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The 7 distinct types of product virality (aka how your product can spread): 1. Online WOM: Learning about products through mentions on social media (e.g. @joinClubhouse) 2. Offline WOM: Learning about products while talking to friends or colleagues (e.g. @Airbnb) Read on 🧵 t.co/FNGHbS4I1Q

over 1 year ago

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New post: Top 5 reasons marketplaces fail 1. Lack of demand-side PMF: Not enough customers badly need what you’re selling (e.g. Zimride, Kitchensurfing, Neighborrow, Sharingear, Design Inc, Mapudo, Wydr) Read on 🧵 t.co/lLrd0sjTEt

over 1 year ago

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Types of projects you'll experience at work, as taught to us by Kurt Vonnegut: 1. Man in Hole: The project starts off OK, but you quickly find a huge issue, which you are able to recover from, and it ends up a big success. More in 🧵 t.co/uwbLeemHHY

over 1 year ago

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Today marks exactly one year since I moved to a paid newsletter. Since then: ✔️ Published 80+ posts ✔️ Subscribers grew from 8k to 58k ✔️ I've gone from zero to now making *twice* what I made at my last tech job Below are my 15 favorite posts from the past year 🧵 t.co/e77fpq4QOm t.co/7wUYoX8yvq

over 1 year ago

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