I was 24 years old when I first started writing this post.

At that point, to everyone’s surprise (my own, especially), I had been a venture investor for 3 years already — just 5 years after cold emailing my way into my first job in tech. …

When I graduated college, I moved to LA while my brother and most of my close friends headed to New York City. I lived in NYC for a summer during college, but felt that LA had the right combination of what I was looking for in both the short and the long term. I joked that I’d be waiting for them all in a decade on the West Coast Best Coast. Little did I know.

7 years later, the migration west has started. Some to SF or Denver, others to LA :) Obviously, a global pandemic nudged the timeline along a bit earlier than expected, but I’m glad to have my brother and his girlfriend with me in the same city for the first time since high school. …

A continuation of concise book reviews, with original context here.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X — by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Autobiography of Malcolm X

Stream of consciousness review:

A few months ago I decided that I wanted to read the biographies of MLK and Malcolm X back-to-back. My thought process was that I knew some about both of these important figures, but I didn’t know enough.

My goal was to learn more about not only what they preached but also their approaches in doing so. …


arteen arabshahi

VP of Strategy, Route. founding team, @fikavc

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