Julie Zhuo is the co-founder of Inspirit, a product strategy, data and design advisory firm for high-growth tech companies. Before that she was the VP of Product Design for the Facebook app, where she helped scale the service from 10 million users to over 2 billion during her 13 years there. Her field guide to management, The Making of a Manager, became an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller and was selected as one of Amazon's Best Business and Leadership Books of 2019.
Julie writes about technology, design, and leadership on her popular blog and mailing list, The Looking Glass. She graduated with a computer science degree from Stanford University and lives with her husband and three children in California's Bay Area.
As designers, we tend to think about our superpowers as expertise in product thinking, interactions, information architecture, graphic design or even creativity. However, as we grow in our careers, other skills become more and more critical to our success. What are these areas that we need to master and why do they matter in building the best products possible?
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