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2015 Year In Review

2015 wasn't the best year for me, though 2014 wasn't exactly an easy year to top. Recovery has been tough but it's made me stronger. Nothing is impossible with my family and friends. My convictions and ambitions are stronger than ever.

Significant Events

Books I Read - Sorted by Favorites

  • Class: A Guide Through the American Status System
  • The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia
  • The Martian
  • The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
  • Between the World and Me
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • The Prime of Life: A History of Modern Adulthood
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
  • Scrum
  • Station Eleven
  • Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Einstein: His Life and Universe
  • Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City
  • Modern Romance
  • Who Gets What — and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design
  • The Three-Body Problem
  • The Grace of Kings
  • The Design of Everyday Things
  • The Book Thief
  • The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown
  • The Innovator's Dilemma
  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

2014 Year In Review

I thought about writing a long blog post about my past year. But that's really hard, so a list will have to suffice.


  • Sold my startup and learned a ton along the way
  • Moved to Brooklyn and signed my first lease without a guarantor
  • Started working at an awesome startup and found a great fit 
  • Made reading books a priority
  • Expanded upon my programmings skills
  • Made staying fit a priority

Books I Read

  • 10% Happier
  • Age of Ambition
  • All The Light We Cannot See
  • Bossypants
  • Breakfast of Champions
  • Capital: In the Twenty-First Century
  • Code Complete
  • Foundation
  • Fresh Off The Boat
  • Happy City
  • How Google Works
  • How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia
  • I Am Malala
  • Infinite Reality
  • Javascript: The Good Parts
  • Kitchen Confidential
  • Smart People Should Build Things
  • The Alchemist
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things
  • The Interestings
  • The Master Switch
  • The Mythical Man-Month
  • Who Owns The Future?
  • Young Money
  • Zero To One
  • Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes