For selections from years past, please click here: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013. The Key Man by Simon Clark & Will Louch An engrossing read chronicling the rise and fall of Arif Naqvi and the Abraaj Group. It has the pace of John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood, but with an unbelievable cast of credulous characters who fell for a fantasy. IndieBound | Amazon | Library I …
Thousands of strangers recently came together to bid on an original copy of the U.S. Constitution at Sotheby’s. I was one of them.
Are NFTs the wedge that will unlock and accelerate capital flows to African startups at scale?
A quick reaction after reading Rory Stewart’s “Can Intervention Work?”
USV’s Albert Wenger inspired me to scoop up a used ThinkPad, boot install Linux, and see if I could peel myself away from the walled gardens of Apple and Microsoft (for fun, if not for work). It has been decades since I used the terminal / command line in MS DOS to search directories and …
A lesson from my Dad that sat fallow for years until today.
Last spring, an editor at one of the big newspapers asked me to send in an opinion piece if an idea hit me.
Snippets from the conclusion to Georges Lefebvre’s “The Coming of the French Revolution.”
Some quick thoughts on why ‘the ownership economy’ is the work of our generation
Nine of my favorite reads from 2020.