📍 What you missed (Apr-Jun)
The magic of NYC, leaning into community, and helping talent find opportunity.
A quarterly update on this newsletter and to share what I’m working on.
✍️ Life & Newsletter Update
New York City truly comes to life in the summer. The three months have been filled with events like rooftop mixers, yacht parties, happy hours, and curated dinners. Many folks feel polarized toward NFT.NYC, but I will say that the post-conference programming was pretty unique.
If you’re looking to get more involved, I recently shared a list of the top NY community leaders you should follow on Twitter to stay informed. 👇
Tomorrow (July 12), I’m hosting a rooftop mixer at The Williamsburg Hotel during sunset. Next week (July 19), I've partnered with Supermomos to put together a Tech + Biz ‘Bingo’ mixer. The Supermomos app has a bingo feature that’s great for events and encourages you to step outside your comfort zone to meet others. I’ve been looking for more ways to increase serendipitous connections and new conversations at my events and I’m excited to test this out.
Separately, last week I asked this community if you’d be interested in curated dinners and happy hours and 50+ individuals replied. I’m working on putting something together, but meanwhile if you’d like to co-host or facilitate one of these events, please let me know.
❗️Popular articles you missed
10x employees — underrated high-performer traits I’ve observed over the years that can help you accelerate your career.
Making career decisions — helpful mental models to reflect on when considering your next role.
10 paradoxes that give us wisdom — 10 ideas to help you see universal truths in a different light.
🙋🏼♂️ What I’m working on
I’m spending majority of my time and energy this summer on the broad theme of community. This means meeting new people, facilitating introductions, and investing in relationships.
Few things I’m working on:
Connecting talent with opportunities and supporting those who have been laid off
Partnering with community leaders, sponsors, and hospitality venues in the tech + business events space
Advising new ventures in social and community
🏄🏽♂️ Internet things worth sharing
Deepen your expertise in stoic philosophy, media, and business by listening to The Joe Rogan Experience with Ryan Holiday podcast. Ryan Holiday is a writer, author, media strategist, and incredibly deep thinker. This was so good i listened to it twice
Learn how to become ‘Default Essential’ and navigate the downturn as an employee.
Improve your critical thinking, decision-making, and performance with Morgan Housel’s (investor, columnist) piece: ‘A Few Beliefs’.
Accelerate your career as an IC, Manager, or Founder and read First Round Review’s piece on career development ‘Take Control of Your Desk.’
Stay safe and enjoy the summer. Please reach out and let me know if there's anything I can help with.