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Sunday June 12, 2022
What I learned this week | Ubuntu
My feed this week
Sam Gerstenzang's learnings from Stripe is a great read about being an operator. I particularly like the bit on unblocking psychological barriers and how changing strategy is wasted time.
I read about my new hometown of Miami's streetwear kid Andrew. I love Brooklyn and will continue to spend 3-4 months a year there. AND, there's endless cool shit happening in Miami...
... like that for the first time ever a bunch of restaurants got Michelin stars this week. I caught the team from Cote celebrating at Lagniappe spraying champagne like they won a championship. (They did.)
What I learned this week
Everything is more rewarding when playing full out. Holding back just means you won't get the full experience, and the real learnings come from experiencing all of it.
Last week I stopped using the words "want" and "need" in my morning writing because both words imply a lack of something. This Big Sean Instagram post reminded me to keep going this week.
This Daniel Caesar song Superposition sent me down a rabbit hole on the title and I was reminded that two things can be true at the same time. I can be excited, and scared, for example. It’s all good.
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Ubuntu is a word in Africa that means a person is only a person through other people. We use this word at Huddle a lot. To us, it means the more each of us wins, the more everyone wins. Your success can never take anything away from my success, and visa-versa. The world loves a winner because it shows us what's possible, reminding us of our own greatness. There's a great Netflix piece on how Doc Rivers used Ubuntu to win the 2008 NBA Title with the Boston Celtics. So go out and win this week, it would be helpful to all of us.