🎅 2021 in Review
Vrezh Oganisyan / December 31, 2021
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2021 was a little bit chaotic cause I went through real productive months to the ones, where I achieved nothing.
In 2021 I learned to rest, appreciate weekends, be more mindful and had my first vacation in 3 years (highly recommended).
And in the end, 2021 was a year that created questions, I need to find answers for.
Here's the small review of my year. ⤵️
Table of contents
- Book of the year
- Application of the year
- Movie of the year
- TV-show of the year
- Course of the year
- Achievement of the year
- Image of the year
Here's the small timeline of things I've achieved during the year.
Included: Krisp, SoloLearn, SoftConstruct, MentorCliq, Innoma.
Book of the year
Peter Thiele's "From 0 to 1" describes Silicon Valley's history and products in the nutshell.
He tells the story of great products by giving almost scientific explanation of the main components of which the company should be composed.
Great book if you want to understand how the market works and what you should do to have a place in there.
See other great books I read:
- CheckThe Hard Thing About Hard ThingsBen Horowitz
- CheckA Mom TestRob FitzPatrick
- CheckMaking of a managerJulie Zhuo
- CheckFrom 0 to 1Peter Thiele
- CheckBurnout Survival KitInogen Dal
- CheckThe miracle morningHal Elrod
- CheckMan's search for meaningViktor Frankl
Application of the year
Although I found Headspace a few days ago, it completely changed the way I go to the gym. No, you got it wrong, I mean mental gym, because Headspace is a great application that helps you to live more mindful.
- Mastering and making meditation a habit
- Letting Stress and Anxiety go
- Mindful Eating
a little list of things headspace helps you to achieve. It's like a great psychologist just in your pocket.
Spotify — is an application that changed the way I use music. Its algorithms are understanding me better than any of my friends. In the recent update, they even add lyrics and make the ideal application even better.
If you are a macOS user, then you must have Setapp.
Setapp is a subscription for a bunch of great services that make life easier:
- Paste — smart clipboard history
- CleanMyMac — emptying RAM, smart delete system, protection, and many more...
- Magnet — window manager you were dreaming about
Yandex Comfort+ and Business
During the year I decided to stop using any other than Comfort+ and Business Plans. The Decision changed the quality of my life and experience. Now using taxis is not a bunch of stress anymore.
As always, my big love for watching TV Shows and Movies
Movie of The Year
Don't Look UP is an absolute winner in the category.
Leo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and great Meryl Streep are hurting a little bit by showing the reality we are leaving in. Great team and the even better idea behind are making "Don't look UP" the best movie I watched.
- Spider-Man: No Way Home
- House of Gucci
- The Mauritanian
TV-Show of the year
The last season of "You" was shocking for me. I was waiting yet another development of the same problems of Joe, but this time the show was not only about one hero, but about a bunch of problems that torture modern society:
- Relationships after wedding and marriage in 2021
- Postpartum depression
- Virtual vs Real
- Falsy standards and beliefs
At the same time, it shows that heroes want to change, they do their best in the fight against habits and sinful wishes. In the end, they fail but need to continue to live.
- Money Heist
- Sex Education
- Squid Games
Course of the year
Google's Certified Project Management course is an absolute winner for me.
It consists of 6 courses that cover Project Initialization, Execution, Closing, Scrum, and even a capstone.
I have completed 4/6 during the year, but even now the knowledge and The expertise I got is beyond any expectations.
The course every PM should take.
Achievement of the year
Now I'm a Master in Psychology.
- Internet addiction
- Сlip Сulture
- Losing the ability to read books
- The phenomenon of social network apps
All these topics are in the middle of my scientific interests and I tried to research and cover them in the work.
Hopefully, the thesis will be published and available very soon so I can share it.
Image of the year
Artsakh. Stage. Me.
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