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What’s the most beautiful book you’ve ever read?— Austen Allred (@Austen) August 11, 2019
How would you describe someone who has exceptional product sense?— Todd 🚀 (@toddg777) July 24, 2019
What advice would you give your 23 year old self?— Tae'lur Alexis ⚛️🦄 (@TaelurAlexis) August 9, 2019
What’s an overlooked subject that everyone should know more about?— Mckay Wrigley (@mckaywrigley) July 6, 2019
What are the best non-business newsletters you read?— Polina Marinova (@polina_marinova) July 27, 2019
A simple question with potentially wide-reaching implications:— James Clear (@JamesClear) June 3, 2019
Can my current habits carry me to my desired future?
What's the best book or blog you recommend about product-led sales?— Andy Cook (@AndyGCook) July 2, 2019
what's everyone reading over fourth of july break?— Andrew Chen (@andrewchen) July 2, 2019
Inspired by my trip to Lehi, Utah:— Jeff Morris Jr. (@jmj) March 2, 2019
What are the best emerging tech hubs that few people talk about?
I’ve heard great things about Chattanooga, Tennessee and I love the tech ecosystem in Kansas City.
Nominate a city on this thread with examples. Can be anywhere in the world.
What advice seems obviously right, is relatively easy to follow, and is usually ignored?— Sam Altman (@sama) June 3, 2019
What’s the difference between a coach and a therapist?— Hiten Shah (@hnshah) May 30, 2019
Looking for something new to watch. What are the most educational, interesting, or insightful videos on YouTube?— James Clear (@JamesClear) April 17, 2019
What was your best investment in the last ten years?— Neil Strauss (@neilstrauss) May 22, 2019
What’s your favorite productivity hack?— Ryan Hoover (@rrhoover) January 6, 2019
I’ll RT the most creative and unusual suggestions. 😊
What’s your favorite job interview question?— Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) May 7, 2019
- If you were me, what kind of candidate / role would you be looking for?
- If you joined and then in 3-6 months you were no longer here, why would that be?
- What was your last boss/partner like? How would they describe you?
What Makes A Good Social Media Manager?— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) May 9, 2019
What is one question that is useful to ask yourself from time to time?— James Clear (@JamesClear) April 20, 2019
What book are you reading these days? I'll start! Swing Time by Zadie Smith. pic.twitter.com/1JoSeOYDiv— Abadesi (@Abadesi) February 26, 2019
What SaaS product do you pay for that you like the least?— Hiten Shah (@hnshah) April 20, 2019
What are your biggest questions about building a portfolio site?— Ali Spittel 🐞 (@ASpittel) May 17, 2019
What have you learned about yourself today?— Hiten Shah (@hnshah) March 22, 2019
Deliberately vague question: Where are you getting your best signal these days?— Kevin Simler (@KevinSimler) August 25, 2019
How do you recognize and manage stress?— Hiten Shah (@hnshah) June 11, 2019
Philosophy Twitter:— Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) June 26, 2019
What's the state of academic philosophy today?
What's the biggest contribution the field of philosophy has made in the last 50-100 years?
What's the biggest question to answer in the next 50?
Startup people get obsessed about their work and can burnout as a result.— Hiten Shah (@hnshah) June 6, 2019
Healthy obsession starts with personal habits that prevent you from burning out.
What are you doing to prevent burnout?
What advice do you have for your younger you?— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) July 13, 2019
Here's an interesting idea...— Alice Hollis (@AliceKHollis) July 1, 2019
As a company of one, you get to set the rules.
So I'm creating a dress code where it's mandatory to wear sequins every day and fig rolls take pride of place on the desk.
What amazing rules would you set for your business??
What's the best science fiction book you've read?— Shane Parrish (@farnamstreet) July 6, 2019
What tools are you using for remote teams? Asking for a friend.— Brianne Kimmel (@briannekimmel) July 1, 2019
What’s a survival skill you don’t already know and want to learn?— Merci Victoria Grace (@merci) June 12, 2019
Mine is self-administering an IV.
What is some advice you wish you’d been given for your first presentation/talk?— 🌙 Stephanie Drescher ✨ (@seaotta) June 17, 2019
What’s your favorite product or service that doesn’t exist anymore, that you miss most?— Erika Hall (@mulegirl) May 30, 2019
My memory is mediocre, which I think makes me a better person to work with:— Sahil Lavingia (@shl) May 24, 2019
- I write everything important down, minimizes miscommunication
- It takes me a lot of effort to hold onto a lie
- I'm good at moving past distractions
What's your weakness-as-strength?
What is the kindest thing a stranger has ever done for you?— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) April 13, 2019
I want to:— Sahil Lavingia (@shl) May 20, 2019
- Publish a fantasy novel
- Perform standup comedy
- Produce an animated film
What do you want to do that's outside of your traditional "career" trajectory?
What cool sleep apps, gadgets, techniques are people using?— Brianne Kimmel (@briannekimmel) May 22, 2019
Asking as a consumer who wants better sleep 🌙
What are the best learning resources (books, articles, podcasts, talks, etc) you've come across related to ISAs?— Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) May 6, 2019
Let's make a list.
👇Quora question: How long should a founder be without salary?— Andrew Chen (@andrewchen) March 16, 2019
What are some non-obvious ideas or habits that can change your life—that once you know about them, you don’t want to live without them again?— Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) December 16, 2018
How do you do retros and idea brainstorming efficiently online?— Andreas Klinger ✌️ (@andreasklinger) May 13, 2019
Are there good online whiteboard tools you can recommend?
Are there better ways to do this?
What successful projects or companies created value by focusing on curation and discovery?— Nathan Baschez (@nbashaw) August 20, 2019
What are the best blog posts and podcasts to learn about marketplaces?— Sar Haribhakti (@sarthakgh) June 5, 2019
What are some of the most common words or phrases in the startup/tech industry that aren't said as much elsewhere? Asking for a friend in LA.— Courtland Allen (@csallen) July 2, 2019
e.g. traction, scale, disrupt, zero to one, forcing function…
Twitter, what are the most useful, practical books on marketing?— Andy Sparks (@SparksZilla) July 2, 2019
What nascent behavior today will go mainstream 3-5 years from now? 🤔— Ryan Hoover (@rrhoover) June 25, 2019
E.g. In 2014 relatively few people restocked their fridge using Instacart and similar grocery delivery services. Today it’s all I and millions of others use.
You will either control your time or it will control you.— David Cancel (@dcancel) June 2, 2019
Best habit I have learned and that has stuck is controlling the first hour of my day.
Second best habit that has worked well for me is using my calendar as my to-do list (big blocks of create time)
Tough question for the day:— James Clear (@JamesClear) June 21, 2019
What are you avoiding just because you know the answer is painful?
What was the best article you read this week?— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) November 17, 2018
Any topic is fair game.
One sentence to your 20-year-old self. Go 💬— Product Hunt (@ProductHunt) May 23, 2019
What are great examples of OSS contributions that go beyond lines of code?— Devon (@devonzuegel) April 13, 2019
- Design work like @ashleymcnamara's cute gopher art
- Community organizing like what @TheLarkInn does for @webpack
- Question-answering like on @StackOverflow
- Podcasts like @thebikeshed
What's a non-coding discipline or skill that programmers could benefit from learning?— 🎏Glitch (@glitch) May 1, 2019
I want to hear from newbies! What's a course, book or tutorial that you found helpful? I want to make a list of resources to learn to code that are actually beginner-friendly. Thank you! 🙏🏾#CodeNewbie #WomenInTech #100DaysOfCode— Veni Kunche (@venikunche) May 20, 2019
What are the best frameworks, tools, or strategies you’ve come across for time allocation & management? https://t.co/oW8U9TVVnq— Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) March 26, 2019
Have you ever replaced a bad habit with a good one? If so, what did you do?— James Clear (@JamesClear) February 21, 2019
Answered this weirdly generic question on Quora: "What is your advice for startup CEOs?" Here's 10 random thoughts 👇— Andrew Chen (@andrewchen) March 13, 2019
Have you been paid to speak at a conference? Please share the type of talk (keynote, workshop, talk), the name of the conference and how much you got paid. Thank you! 🙏🏽— Veni Kunche (@venikunche) May 21, 2019
There isn't a lot of transparency around this. I want folks from marginalized communities to be informed.
I recently spoke about "Career Growth" as an individual contributor in tech, and I realized there's some pieces of advice that stuck with me a long time, and they keep popping into my head when I talk about this topic. Thread below!— Clare Liguori (@clare_liguori) May 10, 2019
What are the gems that have stuck with you?
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You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”
— Naguib Mahfouz
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