I launched Booklet, a forum as an alternative to chat. It's my attempt to make communication more asynchronous for professional groups. Knowledge workers check chat every 6 minutes, fracturing their attention and preventing deep work. Booklet solves this by encouraging long-form, threaded discussions - and summarizing all activity into one single email per day.
The actual launch of Booklet went better than expected - with thousands of visitors in the first day, and hundreds of communities created. I've been iterating rapidly based on user feedback, including rolling out a variety of OpenAI-powered tools to improve the email summary.
Some of the early use case for Booklet have been:
Investors connecting their portfolio founders in a network
A marketplace building a community of workers to engage them between gigs
A Substack newsletter adding a subscriber community
Companies replacing Google Groups for internal announcements
If you know anybody looking for a solution like these, please send them to Booklet. And, you can try out Booklet by joining its customer community at hq.booklet.group
Besides that, I had a wonderful trip to Stockholm where the Vasa Museum fascinated me, I ate too many cardamom buns, and I stopped by the Nobel Prize Museum. I also attended the New York Coffee Festival, and briefly stopped by Chicago for a wedding.