2020 in Review – The Discourse #30
Compilation of the popular posts and what to expect in 2021
Happy new year everyone! 2020 has been quite the ride, eh? The silver lining of the year is that it kickstarted the creator economy. I started The Discourse in June 2020, and it's been one of the best things I've done in the year.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you— each one of you — for this. Writing can be a lonely endeavor, but when you have an audience, it makes it worthwhile! And with your support, I’ve successfully published 29 editions, and many more to come.
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Here are 10 of the most popular posts of the year:
On Product Strategy
Whiteboarding in a Remote World - Discussion of the jobs-to-be-done and comparison between whiteboarding apps
Superhuman for X - What's the speed feature stack and what apps offer this experience
Meditation Apps - The landscape of meditation apps, key features, distribution, and the future
Product Manager you are - Explains the multi-faceted role of the Product Manager
Product Specs - A PM's Weapon of Choice - What sections are important and the template that I use
User Research Framework - Observations, insights, and actions
Design with Words - Typography 101
Color Psychology in Product and Brands - Basics of color theory, how to choose color combinations, and emotions that colors evoke in brand logos
Why the No-code Movement is Important? - Status quo, use cases, examples, and how to get started.
Build and Monetize a No-Code Product - Build, learn, and ship in a month, all without writing a line of code
What to expect in 2021:
More tactical pieces on product, user research, design
More strategy pieces covering landscapes of apps and technology
Interview series with makers, product people, founders, VCs and more
🎙️ Meetup Announcement
I'm hosting a meetup with KP (@thisiskp_) on the topic of ‘Build in Public’ on Thursday, Jan 7th 2021 8.30pm IST / 3pm GMT / 10am EST. He’s known as the “Build in Public Guy” on Twitter and is the Program Director of On Deck's No Code Fellowship. He’s a prolific creator, notably through Cuppa and LetterDrop. The meetup will be 45 minutes long and we'll be taking questions from the audience. As a perk of being a subscriber, you get first access to register. We're keeping the number of seats limited, so sign up soon!
In the spirit of building in public, I am sharing my milestone of 410+ free subscribers in just 6 months of writing. Thank you to all 410 of you. My next milestone is 500 subscribers. I rely on your goodwill to get there. Manifesting the energies of the universe to reach this milestone in Jan 2021! 🔮
Thanks for reading, as always. Talk to you soon and Happy new year!
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