As I was interning this summer at Uber, I learned a lot about the importance of cultural values and how they shape your company. If you have read the news at all lately, you'd know it is an important time for Uber. They have to make lots of really big decisions - ones that will likely determine the long term impact and success of the company.
Last year, on Yom Kippur (a day of fasting and atonement), I published this blog post.
Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, and a really important day to me. It is the day of atonement, a day where we stop with everything else going on in the world, and internalize our year.
Is it better to have conviction and be wrong or have no conviction?
Lately, I have spent a bit of time thinking about "what to work on next" and have come to a bit of a crossroads. Perhaps there is more intersectionality and overlap than I will give credit in this essay, but nonetheless, here is the challenge.
For the first 18 years of my life, I always used to pay in cash.
While I think mentorship is important, I'd say that there are a surplus of "unqualified" willing to mentor people and a shortage of "overly qualified," yet not easily available, people. I think plenty of people are willing to give out advice. The internet is full of it! And though you can learn something from anyone - a lot of that advice comes in recipe form, while the reality is that it is not prescriptive.
One interesting aspect of my "daily writing journey," which started back on February 24, 2016, is that there is no clear "end date" that I have in mind.
Artists fascinate me - Not necessarily what they do but rather *how* they go about doing it.
Over the past year, I have launched a bunch of different things - from a blog post every single day to nearly a dozen web apps. You can see my full list of "projects" on my website.