May was a much more pleasant month. It started with me attending a fun comedy show, which I enjoyed a lot. Weirdly, I noticed that I had been mixing up 2021 with 2022, I guess my mind hasn’t moved on totally from last year.
The Nigerian political space is heating up and getting more interesting with the upcoming elections. There’s a lot of uncertainty in the air and a few times I catch myself thinking about how best to participate in the political scene.
Let’s see how it goes.
Highlights of the Month
- I got into the MTN Media innovation programme, the first week was really impressive.
- Crossed a 700-day streak on Duolingo and completed my advanced Mckinsey Forward programme.
- AC Milan won its first Italian league title in 11 years. I’ve been a fan of the club since around 2003.
Helpful stuff I came across
? No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention – Erin Meyer and Reed Hastings
This book has a lot of thought provoking ideas.
Netflix is a very unconventional company. It has no vacation policy and no expense policy. They have a high bar for transparency, encourage their employees to interview for other jobs and come back to share salary offers so they can match them.
In this book, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings talks about the culture that values people over processes, emphasized innovation over efficiency and had few controls.
? Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg Mckeown
“Many capable people are kept from getting to the next level of contribution because they can’t let go of the belief that everything is important.”
Less is better is a popular saying that’s attributed to minimalists. In this book, Greg Mckeown reminds people to focus on what matters.
This article was inspired by a conversation with someone who works at Change.org, it helped me better under how petitions work.
Over the last decade, inDriver has expanded into countries as disparate as Brazil, Botswana, and Indonesia. It has ramped up its global expansion in the past few years and is now available in 42 countries, with its official headquarters in California. According to Data.ai, it was the world’s second most frequently downloaded ride-hailing app after Uber in 2021–2022.
An Interesting origin story of inDriver. When I first heard of the app, I thought it was one of those Uber copycats but after reading the article my opinion changed.
It was obvious that Nollywood pushed itself and stretched its boundaries for this movie. I mostly enjoyed watching it.
? Minus Social: Minus is a finite social network where you get 100 posts—for life. A really interesting project.
? Here’s the funniest Uber driver profile I’ve seen.
Favorite Quote ?
“The only reason the world seemed like a better place during your childhood is because you were a child.”
Thank you for reading!
See you on the first Saturday or Sunday in July 2022 – so help me God!
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Have a focused May!