Julie Zhuo is one of Silicon Valley’s top product design executives. She leads the teams behind some of the world's most popular mobile and web services used by billions of people every day. She writes about technology, design, and leadership on her popular blog The Year of the Looking Glass and in publications like the New York Times and Fast Company. She graduated with a computer science degree from Stanford University and lives with her husband and two children in California.
This book completely changed my relationship with feedback and altered the trajectory of my confidence. Instead of seeing every task as a test I had to pass in order to prove that I was worthy, I realized I only had to change my mindset and see the tasks before me as opportunities to learn and grow. We, humans, are capable of extraordinary things, but the biggest blocker to achieving our full potential often lies in our mindset, not our externalities. If you’ve ever read my newsletter or blog, you’ll hear me dropping Carol Dweck’s name every other week because that’s how much of an impact her research has had on me. (And yes, there is a robust section dedicated to adopting the right mindset in my book The Making of a Manager, as well).Julie Zhuo