In 2020, society experienced a lot of change in a short amount of time. A combination of the Coronavirus, political unrest and social issues caused many of us to rethink our perception of reality. Most of the books I read in 2020 were related to understanding how to act in a fast-changing world and understanding how other humans act in such situations.
Summaries, key takeaways and reviews of the best books I read during quarantine.
Originally a twitter thread.
Chaos Monkeys by @antoniogm
The experiences of someone who had front row seat to the 3 most important institutions in modern capitalism
– Wall Street (Trader at Goldman Sachs)
– Startups (founder at Ycombinator company)
– Tech (Product Manager at Facebook)
I just graduated.
But rather than make my usual self-congratulatory post, I want to use this opportunity to pay it forward. This year I’m giving $2,000 to two students to help them pay for their education.
Apply here: https://atila.ca/scholarship/s/ademidun
I’ve named the two scholarships in honour of my parents and grandparents.
Excited to share that I’m officially a published author of an Ivey Business School Case.
I wrote a case with the help of Professor Frank Li on Elon Musk and Tesla’s acquisition of Solar City.
The story of how this happened is quite interesting.
This article is a submission for the Budding Writers Scholarship Contest Instructions- Personal Essay.I won the Personal Essay category.
The history and business of trading Human Attention
The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu is about the history and business of how people trade human attention. Human attention is arguably the most precious commodity in modern history, so this book studies the different ways this valuable asset has been acquired and used over the years.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably not racist. But you might be complicit in racism.
I’m not saying this to judge anyone because:
- I myself have been complicit in racism before so I don’t want to be a hypocrite. (hence why I deleted my old tweets, you live and you learn)
- Nagging, lecturing and virtue signalling people rarely gets them to change their behavior