Dec 2022 update

If you're here for the AI newsletter for Product Managers, here's the first post:

What product managers need to know about AI for 2023
Product managers need to know about the latest AI developments. In this post I’ll talk about what they are, and some opportunities they provide

Since my last update back in July, it's been a bit of a rollercoaster, mosly thanks to:


I was made redundant in Octobter, which was a shock, but ultimately I actually feel really lucky. The company was generous and I leave with a wealth of skills and experience that seem to still be in demand, so I'm optimistic about my career prospects and am thankful for a lot of the spare time I've had lately to take some cookery courses, a cardiac responders first aid course, and also volunteering. So I'm grateful for everything really, life is good. I even wrote about my process for handling a redundancy like a pro - the "Aww" method (Assess, Work, Wander).

AI hairstyles

I've been playing around with AI images - specifically Stable Diffusion. Some people are making insance money providing profile pictures for people via AI, and I thought it'd be cool to generate some of people with different hairstyles. There's already some apps out there doing it, so I'm not first to market, but that's ok. I'd like to get the app up and running and then look at using it to increase conversions for salons and beauty companies, so we'll see how that goes.

The hardest part is getting the prompts correct, if you'd like to help, please get in touch!


Exploring courses is fun, but I've also literally been exploring Ireland. This past weekend I rented a Polestar 2 (interesting car!) and took a trip to Donegal in the north-west of Ireland. It was beautiful, but cold, and a much needed break. You can check out my Instagram stories on the trip. Ultimately the Polestar is an incredible machine, but not worth the money for me at the moment, for a number of reasons that I can go into if you like, just let me know, which brings me to:

What would you like to hear from me?

As you can see from the top of the email, I've started an AI newsletter for product managers because I want to keep up to date on the tech as it evolves and give my insight. I also wrote a review recently for Shottr - a fantastic screenshotting tool that I use daily (mac only).

If there's something else you'd like to hear about though, let me know.


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