Grant’s Newsletter

Grant Phillips
Articles on tech, influencer culture, and glimpses into the elite
Created 09 Apr 2021
  • Dystopian Irony:
    28 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 0 2
    It’s September, somewhere in the early 1990s in sunny Menlo Park, California. Larry Page sits across from Sergey Brin during a break from their PhD program at Stanford University. Together, the two ar...
  • The American Dream is Decadent and Depraved and Runs off of Dunkin' Donuts
    23 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Corporations and companies have lost several advertisement opportunities through the great digital migration. Commercial spots on TV tend to only access a small number of individuals, now that most me...
  • Billionaire Gucci Master
    21 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Nigerian social media star Ramon Abbas is known by many names among his over 2.5 million Instagram followers: Billionaire Gucci Master, Hushpuppi, and now, international money launderer. The 37-year-o...
  • The Richest Family in History
    17 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    It’s the middle of the 1800s and a sense of war, dread, and panic is spreading throughout Europe. France and Germany are in constant conflict, Hungary is dying for independence, and Italy is itching f...
  • TikTok, Winklevoss, and Woolly Mammoths
    15 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    With climate change and its drastic repercussions affecting an already highly-populated planet, the future of sustainability seems to be in the hands of a few unlikely candidates. A group of several s...
  • Andy Jassy: The CEO Of Amazon with CIA Connections
    10 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    In early February of 2021, Jeff Bezos announced he was stepping down from his role as CEO of Amazon and would be taking on the minor role of Executive Chair during the year's Q3 period. "I intend to f...
  • Wealthy Writers:
    01 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    When it comes to authors, people tend to think of Russians cooped up in the Winter, or those from a Victorian age who have chosen to dedicate their lives to the grueling world of information and resea...
  • Laughing Absurdly
    28 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    There are only a handful of sub-genres that are innovative enough to reinvent the medium from which they originated. Surrealist masters like Dali, Man Ray, and Magritte altered the artistic landscape,...
  • Bioastronautics:
    27 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Man's trips to both the moon and the International Space Station are now common knowledge. But lesser known trips involve man's best friend, entering the atmosphere on rockets launched from Russia, th...
  • Jeff Kroll’s Decade-Long Cannabis Battle
    26 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Jeff Kroll is the owner of Shangri-La Care Center, one of three Ojai-based cannabis dispensaries. Kroll first opened Shangri-La as a not-for-profit cooperative collective back in 2010 and expanded int...
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