I met my goal of reading 12 books this past year! To be fair, the bar isn’t that high and we all had additional free time, but I’ll take it. I continue to enjoy reading nonfiction as it’s an avenue for me to learn about the world and how it…

Book: Anand Giridharadas , Winner Takes All

The Gates Foundation recently funded a project to distribute home testing kits for the coronavirus and committed over $100 million to the global response. Jeff Bezos committed $10 billion earlier this year to addressing climate change through a new ‘Bezos Earth Fund’ to fund scientists, activists, and nongovernmental organizations, in…

Book: Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law

For many who live in big cities, I think we’re familiar to the various ethnic communities within a city, and how the demographic of those that live there follow. In parallel, things like restaurants, colleges, and corporations form based on the needs of that community (or the other way around)…

Book: Elizabeth Currid-Hackett, The Sum of Small Things

I really enjoy thinking and exploring the interlay between sociology and economics, and this book hits just the spot. Elizabeth Hackett, a professor at USC, details the rise of a changing elite class she calls the ‘aspirational class’ — one that carry NPR tote bags, buys free-range chicken, wears organic…

Books: T.R. Reid, The Healing of America & A Fine Mess

I recently read two books from T.R. Reid, a journalist and reporter from the Washington Post — a 2009 book about America’s healthcare system, “The Healing of America”, and a recently published book about tax laws, “A Fine Mess”. …

Is my company for or against me?

In a previous post, I discussed the idea of consumers boycotting products they don’t agree with from a political or ethical standpoint. This perception that we want to create of who we are and our identity is incredibly important to us, thus, we often grapple with a mechanism in which…

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