Julie Zhuo
The Looking Glass

I'm trying something new.

I want to talk about the hard stuff. The stuff people wonder about but maybe are embarrassed to ask. Or if they ask, the answers usually come back short and fluffy, like a Fancy Feast commercial. I want to talk about product and design, this industry's ups and downs, hopes and dreams, failure and self-doubt, how you actually do X, and the things that matter most to you readers.

Here's how this will work: you ask me anonymous questions. I pick one question every week and answer it as honestly and helpfully as I can, which I'll e-mail to the subscribers of this list. Why e-mail? Because I'm hoping the smaller audience and more intimate forum will make it easier to talk about the hard stuff.

Let's give it a go.