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🎾 How to Harness the Power of Lenny's Newsletter Posts to Level Up Your Career, Forget Goodhart's Law & Learn How to Become a Data Driven Pro, How to Create a Personal Career Framework
+ spicy Rick Rubin meme
This is Sunday 1-1-2-3 with George.
Each week, I try to leave you with something that sticks and helps you progress.
Product Managers would frame this as “variable rewards”.
Today we have:
The Lennyverse: A Themed Database of Lenny’s Newsletter Posts
Crafting a Career Framework
Goodhart's Law Isn't as Useful as You Might Think & How to Become Data Driven
24 Books to Re-read Every Year as Part of Your “Business Fundamentals Course”
+ a meme for folks who work with PMs
📚 The Lennyverse: A Themed Database of Lenny’s Newsletter Posts
If you missed this, I put out a FREE Notion database of all the posts from Lenny’s Newsletter (one of the best product & growth newsletters):
You can get it here & enjoy:
👀 Crafting a Career Framework With Nikhyl Singhal
Recommended by Shreyas, I dove into Nikhyl’s podcast and was pleasantly surprised by the clarity of thought in his frameworks for career moves.
Whether you’re looking for a change, or were forced to look for a new role (sorry), this is a valuable video to watch.
In fact, I’d say it’s valuable in general, even if you’re comfortable where you are. Things change.
🍪 Quick Bites
Amazon has developed a number of ways to solve for Goodhart's Law by dividing their metrics into 'controllable input metrics' and 'output metrics', and by encouraging trial and error with metrics, as well as having Finance investigate and dive deep into any metrics presented in the Weekly Business Review.
That's a wrap for today. Stay focused and see you next week! If you want more, be sure to follow me on Twitter (@nurijanian)
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