What I’m Reading
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber
📚Great book, reads like a thriller. How Uber conquered the world and the shady tactics they used in the process. Get an inside look into the world of startups, venture capital, and all expenses paid corporate debauchery.
No Meeting, No Deadlines, No full-time Employees
Gumroad never reached the status of a Unicorn startup. The founder felt like a failure. But creating a multi-million dollar company ain’t that bad either. Now the CEO, Sahil, focuses on a more sustainable business with a better work/life balance.
The Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy.
People see their income dwindling after their business sector got killed by Covid. Teachers, fitness instructors, models, and others flock to platforms such as Gumroad, OnlyFans, and Teachable. The promise is that they can sell their skills on these platforms. But competition is brutal and there’s no safety net.
Secrets about People: A Short and Dangerous Introduction to René Girard We don’t want things; we want to be things.
This article is an introduction to the philosophy of René Girard. It proposes a theory to explain how our desire is created. It’s not an article you read in between a commercial break of Family Guy. However, I challenge you to read it through the end without gaining a new perspective on status and desire.
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