Deep Dives Newsletter

Tomiwa Akinyele
Technology, Products, Business, and other restless ideas
Created 16 Jul 2021
  • The best books I've read this year II
    20 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    “Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it“ Everyone and their sister has heard this quote, but it’s just as true that Those who do not generalize and apply lessons from history are doome...
  • Trio #4: Spotify Wrapped Revelations and how to prevent Ultracrepidarianism
    12 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    Spotify Wrapped I was excited the first time I got Spotify Wrapped. It is so wild that Spotify compiles the songs and artists we have listened to throughout the year into a story. Wait. That’s not so ...
  • Trio #3: The best books I've read this year
    01 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 1 2
    As this year comes to a conclusion, it’s worth looking back on some of the highlights of the year! 2021 has arguably been more kind than 2020. Whereas 2020 shook many of us to our core, we knew not to...
  • Best study spots (and techniques) within 10 minutes of Locust Walk
    28 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    If you are a student at the University of Pennsylvania (most subscribers here), this is exactly the post you need to read going into finals (in just 10 days!) So I’ll give you two birds for the price ...
  • Trio #2: Spotify released in-app lyrics!, Entropy, and the best of Twitter.
    24 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Trio #1: Our nonlinear world, pigs, and self-compassion Shoutout to Annie and Fikemi for helping to edit this Trio #2 #1 Spotify now has in-app lyrics Spotify @Spotify Lyrics are here... finally 😅 #S...
  • Artificial Intelligence 101, but in 20 years
    11 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    2041 will be a very different year from 2021. A lot can (and will) change in 20 years. 20 years ago, the world (disproportionately the US) was in the aftermath of the dot com crash. At this time, few ...
  • Youtube vs Spotify: why markets matter
    01 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Youtube earned 20 billion from ads in 2020 compared to Spotify’s 8 billion. 2 billion people stream videos from Youtube every month compared to Spotify’s 365 million listeners. Why have these two comp...
  • Trio #1: Our nonlinear world, pigs, and self-compassion
    27 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Trios are short mashups of 3 ideas that I have a burning desire to share. Each idea is too short to be a full post but too interesting to go unsaid. #1 We live in a (terribly) nonlinear world Linearit...
  • Should I get the new iPhone 13 (Pro)? Chips and RAM
    15 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 5 0
    Apple announced its latest array of products a few weeks ago. The event was captivating, had smooth transitions, and featured delightful scenes of the new iPhone 13, 13 Pro, iPad mini, and more. But i...
  • RECESS: OP Humans, Price vs Value, and Color!
    10 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 6 0
    This image will become clear at the end. I would warn that this is a dump of disjointed ideas. Though it is true, I still only write about interesting concepts. This will also be short. I am emulating...
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