We’re very excited to have Ari Abraham here in the role of Lead Strategist. He’s been with us for a little bit now, so we asked him take over the link roundup this week and share some of his media favorites.
Ari is a writer and strategist of American mind, Malaysian body, and British soul. He has close to a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies to startups. His unique blend of strategy, product innovation, and UX, coupled with his storytelling discipline, has been an asset to many clients over his consulting career. He’s a 2005 graduate of the UWE Bristol where he earned a BA in Time Based Media. He was born in London and spent his formative years in Kuala Lumpur. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where you’ll find him enjoying the desert, writing poetry, and practicing Muay Thai.
Welcome to the collective, Ari!
And here are a few of Ari’s favorite things:
- The Stream Team | “How did FaZe Clan grow from a ‘Call of Duty’ trick shot feed to a lifestyle power brand? Start with this modern truism: Athletes want to be gamers and gamers want to be athletes.”
- Dax Shepard: Rock Bottom Isn’t Always What Makes You Change Your Life | “Dax Shepard talks about the struggle of recovery, and that there are just some things in life that money can’t fix.”
- Trash Tuesday w/ Annie, & Esther, & Khalyla | A podcast with Annie Lederman, Esther Povitsky, and Khalyla Kuhn.
- Time Sensitive | “Time Sensitive features candid, revealing portraits of curious and courageous people in business, the arts, and beyond who have a distinct perspective on time. Co-hosts Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman respectively interview a leading mind who has made a profound impact in their field, contributed to the larger conversation, and is concerned with the planet.”
- Renegades: Born in the USA | “Renegades: Born in the USA is a series of conversations between President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music, and enduring love of America—despite all its challenges.”
- The Sartorialist. India | “Scott Schuman, a.k.a. The Sartorialist, has been traveling to India for over a decade to capture its wildly original beauty in markets, music festivals, city streets, and cricket fields, and across cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Chennai, and Mumbai. The result gathers all the unique qualities that have brought him worldwide renown: a photojournalist’s eye, a humanist’s empathy, and a fashion aficionado’s appreciation for design.”
- C. G. Jung’s Red Book: Liber Novus | “Jung termed the period between 1912 and 1918 his ‘confrontation with the unconscious’. It was through this that he developed his principle psychological theories of the archetypes, the collective unconscious and the process of individuation, and transformed psychotherapy from a practice predominately concerned with the treatment of the sick into a means for the higher development of the personality.”
- Greenlights | A book by Matthew McConaughey: “I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me. Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries.”
- Smartless | “‘SmartLess,’ with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.”
- High On the Hog | “Black food is American food. Chef and writer Stephen Satterfield traces the delicious, moving throughlines from Africa to Texas in this docuseries.”
Image: artwork from the Smartless podcast, link #9.