I'm a big fan of long-form strategy thought pieces. Writing out complex and hard-to-argue-for positions brings out a type of nuanced information exchange that in-person discussions rarely offers. You get to argue wholly, before someone cuts you off (I'm guilty of this). Plus, the loudest person in the room doesn't get to dominate the conversation.
I have tried to compile some of my favorite internal memos ones in this page.
- Zuck on VR in 2015. Yes FB==Satan yadayadayada, but this is gold and explains why they are where they are.
- Xerox/Alto: 1972 memo that is the genesis for personal computers.
- The case for Powerpoint in 1984: Short and sweet
- Onboarding a Product Owner from Coinbase
- Jobs on Apple's top 100 leader internal event
- Sequoia decision to invest into Youtube
- Starbucks' famous scaling memo
- Truly amazing Google vs Amazon memo
- Bill Gate's amazing rant
- FB internal memo for ad strategy
ps: wow I've just discovered my thought-twin in this area: https://sriramk.com/memos