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I was late last week! Welcome to this week's issue. It's the end of the year and it's time to take a
 

Olivia's Weekly

December 17 · Issue #21 · View online
The latest news in tech, marketing, and what was actually interesting in tech and culture curated by @oliviameng from New York

I was late last week! Welcome to this week’s issue.
It’s the end of the year and it’s time to take a stand. 2017 is a year about taking a stand in politic and public policy. 
First, Let’s have a read on Buzzfeed’s CEO Jonah Peretti’s letter. The sentiment is pretty stunning to hear coming from the CEO of a company that owes its much of its success to its ability to ride the algorithmic coattails of the big platforms. 
Twitter launched two hilarious digital ads. It’s almost a decade, and Twitter is still trying to explain to people what it is.
Be a hero - It’s a statement from one of my favorite products. Did GoPro lose his way in 2017? The author produced an in-depth analysis on GoPro.  While we constantly chase for the next big thing, this article reminds me to look back on what made the product stand out. 
“Be very careful about sharing ideas about where you want to take your business tomorrow, because it’s the tomorrow that everybody is going to become fixated on. They’re not going to appreciate enough who you are today, and you’re going to have immense pressure to realize tomorrow faster than you otherwise would have. You may inadvertently shift focus from what’s making you so successful today. Be warned that if you fail to continue to execute on today, you may not be around for tomorrow. That’s what happened to us.”

Lastly, check out my article about Codebarnyc which is published on medium. 
Until Next week!

Best,
Olivia

Biz and Market
“The media is in crisis”: Jonah Peretti lays out his vision for a more diversified BuzzFeed » Nieman Journalism Lab
Twitter’s hilarious new ad plays on the idea that it’s too hard to use - Recode
The Untold Story of How Massive Success Made GoPro’s CEO Lose His Way. Can He Recover?
a16z Podcast: Market Shifts – Andreessen Horowitz
Growth is Simple – Growth Hackers
On the side - IRL
Becoming an Organizer for CodebarNYC – Olivia Xiaodan Meng – Medium
Have a good working holiday
Have a good holiday time
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