And other surprising things about moving from Zoom to the real world

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I listened to popular Trap music from Russia to South Africa for strictly educational purposes. Here’s what I found.


It’s getting old.


And no, they don’t go great together.


It was a weird year.


Why I miss Crazy Frog

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The rise of the ringtone


Consumers are increasingly skeptical of traditional businesses and looking for alternatives to exploitative or destructive practices

Tech workers and others arrive as Amazon Employees for Climate Justice lead a walkout and rally at the company’s headquarters
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And how writing down one learning a day became my favorite growth hack (that’s not a hack at all)

I don’t actually know this child. Thanks Unsplash!


And some reflections on my time at Uber

Turns out it mostly just people eating pie.


This isn’t me. Also, that’s a newspaper. But hey, close enough. Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash.

This year, like other years, I read stuff.

Gil Kazimirov

A Damn Optimist | Newslettering @ damnoptimist.substack.com

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