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Julie Zhuo

Co-Founder, Sundial

Julie Zhuo is one of Silicon Valley’s top product design executives.

She is currently building Sundial. their mission is to help builders makes meaningful use of data to fulfill *their* mission. Before that, she consulted with high growth companies through our advisory firm Inspirit.

For most of her career I designed and led teams at Facebook, where she served as VP and Head of Design and Research for the Facebook app. She joined when it was ~100 people as Facebook's first intern and had the privilege of growing up with the company, working across many social communication products and learning how to create and scale them worldwide.

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.


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Decision Making

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
Co-Founder, Sundial