It's been a tough week here at Google, and I've thought long and hard about what to write in the intro to this week's newsletter.

If you've been following the news, you will be aware that Google, too, has fired several thousand employees. My Twitter and LinkedIn timelines are full of former colleagues announcing that they were laid off - many of whom I worked with directly. All of these people are incredibly talented and hard-working, and every team can count themselves lucky to have them - so if you're hiring, drop me a note if you'd like to help.

Just like everyone else outside the US, I don't know (yet) if I will be affected as well, as local regulations are different in each country.

Writing this newsletter, creating the sample app and slide deck for my talk at the GDE Summit in Berlin this week helped to take off my mind a bit, and seeing the warm welcome my book received since it was published last week was heart-warming.

That's it for this week. I hope to be back next week with better news and a more up-beat vibe.


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