#BookReview: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

When I have read biographies and auto-biographies of leaders, I’ve almost always admired –and mostly liked—the leaders; but when I recently read Brad Stone’s The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of the Amazon I tried, to no avail, to like the story’s protagonist: Jeff Bezos. Yet while it is easy to dislike Bezos,…

Finger on the Pulse — May 18

A lot has been happening in my life lately. Well, probably a lot has been happening in everyone’s life lately — but I can only speak expertly on my own life. One thing I have been thinking about in the past month is rhythm, the rhythm of life. What determines the beat that we dance…

Zuckerberg and I

  That image broke my heart. In the previous weeks, there had been conflicting reports on whether Mark Zuckerberg would testify before the US Congress or send one of his lieutenants. He had appeared on a CNN interview to break the ominous silence after the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal came out. Cambridge Analytica, a shady…

For the Millionth time, City Millennial Uninstalls Instagram for “The Last Time Ever” 

Saying it was about time the productivity train left the station, City Millennial seconds ago and for the “the last time ever” ditched Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app boasting billions of users and bots. The Millennial, now in his second year of post-collegiate real-lifing, for the umpteenth time, feels the time he spends on the ‘gram is “a little on the higher side.”

Writing Obsessions: Avocados

Fast forward to 2018 and I work with a great team at Nova Pioneer, an educational startup changing the way education is done in Africa. The office feels like home and the team feels like family. I’ve shared the joy of avocados with the team more that six times now. A colleague asked why I don’t sell the avocados to them and I joked, “I am just giving samples like a drug dealer, and soon you’ll all be hooked and I’ll start charging.” And just like any good joke, there’s a kernel of truth in this joke.

Kindness and the City

This piece is a tapestry of fragmented thoughts and mini-stories I’ve been clutching to in my bulging head; I free them to the universe lest they force themselves out, pyrotechnically. Mostly, they concern kindness in a world where it is impossible to be kind enough.