🎾 John Cutler’s Real-World Learning Review, Lenny’s Layoff Toolkit, Uncovering the Secrets of Amazon’s Early Days With David Cancel
+ really solid, no-nonsense ChatGPT scenarios
This is Sunday 1-1-2-3 with George.
Each week, you get a blast of ideas that push your product craft forward, or so I hope.
It’s like a Sysyphean task simulator. Every week we push that rock up the hill, again and again.
Today we have:
Real-World Learning Review With John Cutler
Amazon Wasn’t Disciplined At First
Layoff Tools and Helpers from Lenny
Big Thread on Roadmaps
+ a great set of articles on ChatGPT
📚 Real-World Learning Review With John Cutler
I think you’ll like this real-world example of a learning review done by John on one of his portfolio companies.
It includes a discussion about the company's metrics, goals, assumptions, product, customer challenge, and strategic reset.
They also discussed the importance of understanding customer challenges and leveraging opportunities, as well as the need to resist the urge to "just build".
It’s quite rare to see such sessions done so well, without any menacing agenda behind it. Pure learning and clarity.
👀 Amazon Wasn’t Disciplined At First
This video has very few views. It’s a crime. Drift’s CEO David Cancel interviews the writers of “Working Backwards”, that book every PM influencer probably told you about.
Worth a listen, especially the Discipline portion:
🍪 Quick Bites
🤖 ChatGPT Corner
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