I recently visited Type Books in The Junction neighbourhood in Toronto and stumbled upon P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever.
So I flip open the book and I discover there’s a page for every letter! A is for Aisle. C is for Czar. T is for … Tsunami. It’s a beautiful read and has been on the New York Times bestseller list every week since it’s come out.
Who’s the guy behind the wild book?
Well, it’s the incredible polyman Raj Haldar aka Lushlife, who’s also a rapper, record producer, one half of The Skull Eclipses, the official stadium DJ of the Philadelphia Eagles, and, yes, in his spare time, also makes viral science rap videos for Nick Jr.
We break open concepts like: How do we speak out against established societal norms? What does the hustle in side hustle really look like? And, of course, what are Raj Haldar’s three most formative books?
I hope you enjoy Chapter 33 of 3 Books.
Listen to Chapter 33:
What You'll Learn:
How can we preserve old cultures while creating new norms?
How can we think about growing our creativity?
How has the democratization of music production and distribution changed the entertainment industry?
How can you manage your side hustle with your main job?
How can you pursue your passions and dreams even if your parents don’t support you?
Ideas Worth SHARING:
CONNECT With Raj Haldar:
word of the chapter:
Raj’s first book [17:39]
Raj’s second book [32:27]
Raj’s third book [1:06:44]
“8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year” by Neil Pasricha
P is for Pterodactyl by Raj Haldar
Range by David Epstein
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Tribes by Seth Godin
1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly
The Nature of the Fun by David Foster Wallace
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson