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Busse's Weekly Retrospective - Issue #1: It’s decorative gourd season — !

Chris Busse
Chris Busse
Happy Friday, and Happy October 1st 🎃! Thank you for reading this first issue of my weekly newsletter. I had started this about four years go, then set it aside, and am picking it up again in earnest. My goal is to share things that have “crossed my desk” over the course of the week with the hope that you, gentle reader, will find something interesting or valuable in at least one or two of the things.
I’ve organized this in to eight categories. Since I’m using the “crossed my desk” metaphor, they are loosely organized around professional interests, with a bit of general interest.
The categories are: People, Business, Technology [the three facets of good product management], Inputs, Outputs [things I’m internalizing on a more personal level, things I’m creating], Radar [more niche professional interest stuff than the first three categories, CTAs [Calls to Action, basically anything I’m promoting], and Misc. [general interest]. There is also one hidden Easter Egg link; maybe you’ve already found it? My commentary within the body of the newsletter is formatted in italics.
My goal is to have three items in each category every week. I didn’t quite make it this week as some of my allotted time was used on the content curation workflow to organize all this, which will pay dividends going forward.
I hope you find at least one new and interesting thing here, and welcome your feedback. - Busse [chrisbusse@gmail.com]

People
A view into Salesforce’s evolving talent ecosystem
This thread on “Promotion Driven Development” is an interesting one, especially if you’re familiar with the management idea of “the higher you go in an organization, the more results you should drive through the work of others”.
Gergely Orosz on Promotion Driven Development
Business
Gowalla was a gorgeous Foursquare competitor (ca. 2007-2012). I am excited to see they’re getting rebooted by some of the original team:
Gowalla raises $4 million from GV and Spark for its AR social app
My company Terazo was honored this week to be ranked on the Richmond Bizsense RVA 25 list:
The RVA 25: Announcing Richmond’s fastest-growing companies for 2021
Technology
New Hype Cycle for AI; I notice that “Transfomers” are nipping at the heels of “Smart Robots”… I hope we’re talking about Autobots here…
Gartner Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence, 2021
Inputs
Twilio After Hours Podcast: Black Women in Tech
'Cottagecore' and the rise of the modern rural fantasy
Outputs
I haven’t had a tweet go viral in a long time, but this one around Only Murders in the Building was picked up by Selena Gomez fandom Twitter (which I suspect are mostly bots), so I’ve got that going for me. Anyway, you should watch this series…
chris busse 🤖
Tonight’s episode of Only Murders in the Building (“The Boy From 6B“) is one of the better episodes of television I’ve ever watched.
This newsletter itself was a big output for me this week, you’re a little more than halfway through — if you’ve made it this far, consider forwarding to colleagues or friends who might enjoy it, or sent them this link to sign up:
Busse's Weekly Retrospective
Radar
West Monroe acquires Verys to scale digital product engineering capabilities
Stedi - Modern, composable EDI development
CTAs
Twilio’s SIGNAL conference is coming up, virtual this year. There are a number of great sessions included in the free Explorer Pass registration, and you can use code “TERAZO50” for 50% off the All Access Pass.
Misc.
New Microscope Technique Provides Real-Time 3D Views – NIH Director's Blog
From the Time Capsule: Lunch Conversations With Orson Welles
Thank you
Thank you for reading all the way through! Please drop me a line to let me know what you think, and what you’d like to see in future weeks.
Chris Busse [chrisbusse@gmail.com]
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