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What I'm up to - April 2023
Philip I. Thomas
April 3, 2023
✨ What I've been up to
Wow, it's Q2 already!
I spent a couple of weeks in Paris last month, where I
worked remotely and found some amazing coffee
rebuilt the post-writing flow,
which makes the entire product feel much more polished. I also hired a product marketing intern to help with some growth initiatives. I wrote about improving my motivation in "
Hacking Dopamine for Entrepreneurial Success
I also enjoyed a more spontaneous trip to Atlanta for work, where
was a highlight.
🤔 Things to share
What Happens When a Company (Like Patagonia) Transfers Ownership to a Nonprofit?
(I was surprised this is common in the Nordics, e.g., Maersk shipping and Carlsberg beer are run by trusts),
Maybe Treating Housing as an Investment was a Colossal, Society-Shattering Mistake
Hardware Microphone Disconnect
as another example of Apple going above-and-beyond in security.
Silo - The Zero Waste Blueprint
is about a restaurant in London with no trash bin, which seems like the future to me.
I Know This to Be True: Rene Redzepi: On Teamwork, Creativity, and Kindness
Dead Internet Theory
is accelerating due to AI.
Ludovico Einaudi Tiny Desk
- like Typeform, but more personal.
Coffees I'm drinking:
Panama Finca Deborah Geisha Echo from Substance Cafe
Ethiopia Worka Sakara Natural from Valor Coffee
Every founder I meet wants to build a consumer business when they start out, and then they realize consumer is really freaking hard." -
Alex Boaziz, founder of Deel, in Stratechery
📫 What I'm up to this month
I'm working on an update to the
website, which I will publish soon. I also plan to launch a fun mini-project this month inspired by laptops in cafes.
I have two major Postcard features coming out this month, and I plan to spend some time getting a new project going.
Besides that, I have more travel planned.
📍 Where I'll be
(Let me know if we overlap!)
April 9-12: 🌉 Bay Area
April 23-30: Cleveland
Working remotely from Paris
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