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An Introduction to myself :) You can connect with me and find out more below.

Welcome

This will always be a work progress. Reason(s)? Life is always a work in progress.

a) you adjust your north star
b) a new mountain(challenge) rises.
c)I haven’t figured this out completely

In the meantime, don’t be shy, look around and enjoy what i’ve got. Purpose of this ‘portfolio’ is to share myself with you.

You’ll see a lot of construction gif’s. Just ignore them and get in contact with me to share any feedback or just chat it up. :)


ALL OPINION ARE MY OWN.

Quick Knowledge
1
Business
An MBA wrapped up into a book. Not the networking but the material.
The Personal MBA
Business
Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
Business
The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done
BusinessTechnology
The startup bible. Rethinking the way people look at businesses, creating cultures and environments that insist on testing rapidly, to identify and validate value and growth hypothesis — to uncover how to turn a company vision into a sustainable business model.
The Lean Startup
BusinessTechnologyGeneral
Platforms are becoming the dominant business model and revolutionizing business. Yet there is little understanding to what makes them up. Platforms create value for consumers around information and this book analyzes what makes the succesful ones succeed - facebook,netflix, abnb
Platform Revolution
BusinessTechnologyPolitics
Chaos Monkeys - Revised Edition: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
FictionGeneral
A simplistic story that dives into the nature of humans - savage and brutal. A group of young boys find themselves on a deserted island so they have to create their own society - with no adults.
Lord of Flies
FictionSelf-Improvement
A story about compassion ,humanity, and ruthlessness. Ender is a genius, he’s been recruited by the army to fight against the buggers (aliens). He quickly rises through the ranks and finds problems as he moves up.
Enders Game
GeneralBusiness
Dynamic story of 10 entrepreneurs that spin up their own idea into a successful business. The book identifies the different type of entrepreneurs and why they’re successful: Maker, Leader, Conductor, Guardian, Accidental, Visionary, Athlete, Outsider, Collaborator, and Evangelist.
The Entrepreneurs Faces
GeneralHistoryPhilosophy
Genealogy + exploratory story on the future of humans and society by diving into the past 70,000 years. Predictions include IoT, Dataism, The Useless Class, and more.
Homo Deus
GeneralPhilosophy
The question is how violence and law relate to one another? A critique of this concept,this is Benjamin’s political demand for a revolution: “the existence of violence outside the law, as pure immediate violence”. A manual to why one must refute law that is demoralizing and challenges man’s natural freedoms.
Critique of Violence
HistoryPoliticsPhilosophy
A paper that analyzes the space found in the relationship between people who have been denied resources, and who are joined not by the common use or ownership of space, but by belonging within the community of those who have been excluded = undercommons. The commons as a place of communal investment and benefit is a concept that has come in and out of popular imagination = commons.
The Undercommons
Self-Improvement
Feelings are usually the main reason we can’t get anything done. This books lays out a framework for you to ignore your feelings and progress your decision making based on your key values
F*ck your Feelings
Self-Improvement
Frameworks that athletes like Michael Jordan and other elite athletes have used to achieve their success. Full of techniques that train your mind to using its superpowers and reaching performance.
The Mindful Athlete
Self-Improvement
Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
Self-ImprovementBusiness
Liminal thinking is a way to create change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs. This book dives into frameworks you can use rebuild the way you think about problems and develop ideas.
Liminal Thinking
Self-ImprovementBusiness
Frameworks from Rocket Science that can be used to make leaps in business and life. You can learn how to frame failures as wins, mishaps as puzzles, and more.
Think Like a Rocket Scientist
Self-ImprovementGeneral
Written by a former FBI hostage negotiator - this book gives you the framework and techniques you can apply to negotiate for your life. Learning how to listen, mirror, empathize, and clarify are key tactics you can use to get what you want in life.
Never Split the Difference
TechnologyHistoryGeneral
A story on how the Silicon Valley came to be- the pivotal players, companies, and of course Stanford.
The Code

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