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Nickey Skarstad
Anecdotes from over ten years in the technology trenches as a product builder
Created 25 Sep 2020
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  • The great PIVOT of Airbnb Experiences
    15 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Hello dear builders! Another week passes and we’re here again. I’ve been cranking out 2,000 words a week for the last few weeks and there is still somehow so much more to write about. How does one fin...
  • Does the team at Facebook have psychological safety?
    08 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Hello dear builders! Thanks so much for the feedback from last week’s newsletter. Always fun to write something that people read and connect with. Still trying different types of content to see what r...
  • Ted Lasso is a false idol
    01 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Hello sweet Builders, I hope you had a lovely week. I started a new job on Monday and my brain is literally mush! Instead of a weekly deep dive on building products, I hope you enjoy this extremely ra...
  • Down the web3 rabbit hole we go
    21 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Hello and welcome! If you’re getting this email you’ve likely subscribed to Builders, a “semi-regular” newsletter on building products by moi, Nickey Skarstad. In each drop I’ll dig into interesting t...
  • What does a platform PM do?
    10 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Hello and welcome! If you’re getting this email you’ve likely subscribed to Builders, a “semi-regular” newsletter on building products by moi, Nickey Skarstad. In each drop I’ll dig into interesting t...
  • The operator's guide to remote work
    02 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Wow, 2021 feels like a bit of a lingering hangover, amirite?! We are almost three quarters of the way through the year after The Very Dark Year™️, and I had naively assumed life would recalibrate some...
  • How to make better second-order decisions
    18 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Hello and welcome! If you’re getting this email you’ve likely subscribed to Builders, a “semi-regular” newsletter on building products by moi, Nickey Skarstad, queen of the Builders. In each drop we’l...
  • How to define and drive product quality
    26 May 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    Later today I have the honor of “speaking” (ie. having a pre-recorded talk played while I hang out and answer questions in chat) for a group of product builders at the Women in Product conference. The...
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