Do you miss your Walkman?

Do you miss your Walkman?

Does anyone else miss their Walkman? Your smartphone has several limitations as a music player. Features like cameras and larger screens take precedence over delivering the best audio experience. Despite the popularity of Apple’s iPod, it eventually lost ground...
7PS: Meetings ๐Ÿšซ

7PS: Meetings ๐Ÿšซ

Read time: 1 minute, 202 words. โ€‹ I only watch Falcons playoff games. โ€‹ I have a free weekend. โ€‹ -Kabirโ€‹ โ€‹ Seven Point Sunday – January 21 ๐Ÿ’ผ Portfolio Career Meet Jennifer Gresham. Air Force Scientist, NGO founder, coach. Check her daily schedule (always time...
How I got to 0 meetings

How I got to 0 meetings

My calendar is completely blank. No meetings, no zooms, no nothing. I know that might seem hard to believe. But itโ€™s true. Iโ€™ve experienced firsthand the rigors of the corporate calendar. Iโ€™ve worked in strategy and banking. Iโ€™ve also served on active duty in the...

Book Notes #19: Zen in the Art of Archery

I read this book because Iโ€™ve heard a lot about it. I also read it because itโ€™s short (~81 pages), and I was looking for a small read over the holidays. Why not something about zen? Zen In the Art of Archery By Eugen Herrigel Though this book is brief, itโ€™s rich (and...
7PS: Shoes ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

7PS: Shoes ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Read time: 1 minute, 311 words. โ€‹ Winter teaches us to appreciate the simple joys in life. โ€‹ Like finding the perfect cozy spot on the couch… And refusing to move until spring. โ€‹ -Kabirโ€‹ โ€‹ Seven Point Sunday – January 14 ๐Ÿ’ผ Portfolio Career Meet Matt Levy....
On MLK Day and Uncle Andy

On MLK Day and Uncle Andy

Today seems like a good day to share this. This is a picture of Ambassador Andrew Young and me in 2011. Ambassador Young served as a top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta. He’s also my Godfather,...
How I lowered my phone usage to 2 hours a day

How I lowered my phone usage to 2 hours a day

Iโ€™ve gotten my phone usage down to ~2 hours/day. This is down from my average ~5 hours in recent months. I spend these 3 extra hours per day: practicing guitar (~30 mins/day) reading books (~50 pages/day) Writing blog entries such as this one. How did I lessen my...

Edition #56 – Bashiri Johnson answers 7 questions

1. Why are you a musician? I am a musician to do what I have no choice doing, play music. Being a musician I am healthy, free, fulfilled. 2. Who inspired your musical inspirations? My musical inspirations are Malcolm X, Prince, Nikola Tesla, Hendrix, Mandela, Stevie...
Should AI algorithms be allowed to scrape music?

Should AI algorithms be allowed to scrape music?

Should AI algorithms be allowed to scrape music? This heavy question is at the heart of an ongoing battle. The Music Industry vs. Silicon Valley I wonder who wins this one… (My bet is on the techies) Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) argues that...
7PS: Manifesto ๐Ÿ“

7PS: Manifesto ๐Ÿ“

Read time: 1 minute, 325 words. โ€‹ Hello, Pro Tools. We meet again. โ€‹ Time to make more music… โ€‹ -Kabirโ€‹ โ€‹ Seven Point Sunday – January 7 ๐Ÿ’ผ Portfolio Career Meet Soulaima Gourani. She does a bunch of things at the “same” time. It hasn’t...