reading list

Highlights from my Reading List – Week 27


  1. Compress to impress – Eugene Wei
    An excellent essay on how to communicate effectively and compress ideas. Straight from Amazon and Jeff Bezos, the master of PR and comms strategy.

  2. The Strategy Puzzle of Subscription-Based Dating Sites – HBR
    The Principal Agent Problem with online dating. 

  3. How I Choose What to Read – David Perell
    David is one of the most prolific creatives I know. This is a great article I’ve recommended to multiple friends on how to go about choosing what to read. 

  4. How to Build Your Self-Confidence by Memorializing Praise and Rejection – Sachin Rekhi
    On dealing with Impostor Syndrome. 
  5. This Startup Thinks It Can Solve Global Inequality With…a Video Game? – The Story of Pioneer App – Inc Magazine
    Pioneer is trying to reduce inequality of opportunity through a monthly leader-board style video game. 

  6. 10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: What I Learned – Ben Casnocha
    A long, insightful read on Ben Casnocha’s learning during his time as Chief of Staff to Reid Hoffman. 

  7. The Pyramid Principle – Ameet Ranadive
    The Pyramid Principle or how to communicate in a structured fashion.
  8. The Evolution of Harry Bosch – Crime Reads
    A profile of my favourite crime writer, the prolific Michael Connelly and his protagonist Harry Bosch. 
  9. Introducing Surge, a rapid scale-up program for early-stage startups in India & Southeast Asia – Sequoia Capital
    Sequoia’s new accelerator program. 
  10. It Makes Little Sense to Blame Students for India’s Growing Loan Default Problem – The Wire
    A detailed breakdown of India’s growing student debt problem fuelled by phoney private colleges. 

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