Personal reflections

April 2021: Struggled to make out time for a lot of personal projects

April 2021

April happened. The month started with Easter holiday and since then I’ve mostly struggled to make out time for a lot of personal projects. I think I’ve found a way around it. I’ll try this out in May and see how it goes.

👋 The 2021 Peter Drucker challenge is still open.In 2018 and 2019, I was among the top ten finalists, trying this out was one of the best decisions I made. I’ve also created a WhatsApp group for persons interested.

Highlights of the Month

  • Clocked 6 months at the TechCabal and I started a new column Ask-an-investor.
  • Almost done with these two courses — Gamification on the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems and Venture dealon venture capital fundraising.
  • Spending time with my family + here’s a video of an office prank I almost fell for.

Helpful stuff I came across

📚 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos — Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life is a brilliant book, although I think some chapters could have been shorter.

“You can only find out what you actually believe (rather than what you think you believe) by watching how you act. You simply don’t know what you believe, before that. You are too complex to understand yourself.”

+Personal MBA — Josh Kaufman: An audacious attempt to deliver an MBA via a book.

🎧 The Real Reason You Procrastinate — Adam Grant

You procrastinate because you’re lazy, right? Wrong. The truth is more complex — and far more interesting.

+ Josh Kaufman: Maximizing Our Locus of Control [The Knowledge Project Ep. #106]: Listening to this led me to read the Personal MBA.

🎥 My Octopus Teacher

My Octopus Teacher is a beautiful documentary that recently won an Oscar. It’s about a curious young octopus that captured the attention of a dive sea diver (Foster). Foster decided to keep visiting her, tracking her movements every day for a year to win the animal’s trust. They form a bond where she plays with Foster and allows him into her world to see how she sleeps, lives, and eats. In the film, Foster describes the impact of his relationship with the octopus on his life.

+Front of Class: Inspired by the true story of Brad Cohen, a young man diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome who overcomes considerable odds to become a gifted teacher.

🗞 Bank accounts blocked, phone bugged, Rinu #EndSARS activist speaks about her life and aspirations

The longest piece I’ve written in a long time but I loved the outcome!

🗞The Big Lessons of the Last Year

A question that always arises after a terrible event is why haven’t we learned our lesson?

+Our Brain Typically Overlooks This Brilliant Problem-Solving Strategy: People often limit their creativity by continually adding new features to a design rather than removing existing ones

Favorite Quote 💭

Miracles still happen. Believe.

Thank you for reading!

See you on the last Saturday or Sunday in May 2021 — so help me God!

Did you come across anything helpful or something that got to you? Please share with me. Also If you have any feedback please reply via email

Have an awesome May!

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