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Jason Shen | Cultivating Resilience

Hi, I'm Jason.

I'm a resilience expert and executive coach who helps product leaders move through adversity and build things that matter.

I lead product for Public Groups on Facebook and previously founded 3x venture-backed startups. More on me

Every Saturday, I share unexpected ideas, fun visuals, and curated resources on resilience—exploring how we build, adapt, and lead in times of change.

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109: Cut & Run

We often think of resilience as sticking it out in a tough situation. Your flight was delayed and you missed your layover so you got rebooked for the next morning. You have to stick it out at the airport (something I had to do earlier this year ago). But resilience

109: Cut & Run
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107: My Resilience Mini-Series

The first installment of Rethinking Resilience, my 8-part mini-series of longform essays on navigating change just went live on Every. I would love for you to read it.

107: My Resilience Mini-Series
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104: Turning 36

12 lessons learned in my thirty-sixth year

104: Turning 36
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102: How to Facilitate a Great Workshop

A few weeks ago, I ran a workshop with the marketing team at at top 20 U.S. college. The focus was on developing team resilience in era of hybrid and remote work and got a ton of great feedback.

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087: Living Recklessly

🤔 Who do you depend on? 🧠 Joan Didion's UC Riverside Speech 🖼 Finding Peace (S&B 038) 👉 Gamma (a docs + slides mashup)

Cultivating Resilience Edition 087: Living Recklessly
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076: How an Ex-Stanford Dean Learned to Embrace Her Child's Struggle

🖼 Sweat Therapy (Scotch & Bean) + 👉 Bilal Mahmood for State Assembly

076: How an Ex-Stanford Dean Learned to Embrace Her Child's Struggle
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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

In Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why [https://bookshop.org/books/deep-survival-who-lives-who-dies-and-why/9780393353716] journalist Laurence Gonzales combines his own personal adventure history with time spent with white water rafting experts, mountaineers, fighter jet pilots, and wilderness survival guides to understand how people survive (or fail to survive) in

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
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The 10x Job Application

The 10x job application is when you get creative and build something potential employers can't ignore. Here's how to do it.

The 10x Job Application

Recent Posts

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130: Happiness at Work

My latest piece in The Muse and early faves from OpenAI's ChatGPT

130: Happiness at Work
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129: Layoffs at Meta

Featuring 2 🎬 's with thoughts from me before and after the layoffs went down.

129: Layoffs at Meta
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128: Too Genius to Fail

In the last few weeks, at least two people who have been heralded as genius have been revealed to incompetent in important ways and I habe some things to say about it.

128: Too Genius to Fail