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Sad to see you go but totally understand and support your decision (it's actually very brave and enlightening imo). Is there any place to continue seeing your writings or you're only doing it privately?

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Thank you! I'll be writing at timcasasola.com :)

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Itโ€™s been a fun ride to read The Overlap. Thanks Tim and enjoy whatโ€™s next ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Proud of you Tim! I know that this was probably a hard decision initially for you. You can keep my annual payment. :) Honestly, I would encourage to write open letters to friends like suggested by others. I've been doing this and it's been a delightful experience, no guilt. Keep leaning into your happiness.

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Thank you Emerline! I like the open letters to friends idea... would love to see yours if you're willing to share!

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Mar 2, 2023Liked by Tim Casasola

Tim, thanks for writing this newsletter. Iโ€™ve learned a ton. Good luck on your upcoming adventures

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Mar 2, 2023Liked by Tim Casasola

I just listened to a podcast episode (https://open.spotify.com/episode/741avScG5RVsw6PjGRycQi?si=8f21da0d58cd4adb) with Nick Gray (author of "The Two Hour Cocktail Party", among other things): he was talking about writing a simple "friends' newsletter" that started by keeping them in the loop, in BCC, after one of his party.

He said that he never wanted to have a "real" newsletter because he would eventually get tired by this or that topic. He found his dimension by writing freely to his guests about random stuff.

He said that writing a newsletter should be seen as an opportunity and not an obligation, and it is well said and all I would say to you too.

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go tim! be free and stay true!

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Kudos to you to say no to what is non-essential to you!

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Mar 2, 2023Liked by Tim Casasola

Thanks so much for writing The Overlap - its been a great read and has helped me grow in my org design journey (though I'm on the Product Design side). I wish you well and hope you find the sparks you crave as you start this next chapter and I'll still be coming back to these articles to reference!

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Mar 2, 2023Liked by Tim Casasola

thanks for putting together this interesting newsletter, which you also finished in style - still took away some good reading suggestions! All the best for your next chapter!

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Hi Tim, that is sad to hear for us, but probably a very good thing for you!

I just started to write occasionally about Product Management and Leadership at https://www.leadinginproduct.com and I hope that I will be able to keep at it consistently.

I am sure you made the right choice, deciding to do what you enjoy doing! All the best!

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Big thankyou for all the past newsletters - I've enjoyed every issue, have got something valuable out of many and referenced your thinking in my own work, on many occasions. Sorry your are sunsetting The Overlap but well done for having the courage to do so cleanly. Ironically, I myself avoided tackling an issue in my own newsletter because I thought it would be too much effort, and went for a quicker topic - maybe the sun is past its zenith in my own work. Keep me informed of your next project.

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Thank you for the past editions of the newsletter. And thank you for allowing us to peek into the decision making process of closing down, I think closing things is as important as starting things. Not everything lasts forever, and understanding those cycles and riding along with them is something to be celebrated. Good luck in future writing!

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