#003 "Salman Ansari - Creativity, Polymath Principles & How to Pick Books that Resonate"


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Today, I am speaking with Salman Ansari, a startup founder, writer, creative and polymath. I discovered Salman through the Write of Passage community and have grown to love his work documenting his creative journey after leaving Facebook. In the episode, we discuss conversational energy, what makes books resonate, the principles of a polymath and the power of writing online.


  1. Salman’s Website: https://salman.io/about/
  2. Salman’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/daretorant
  3. My Website: https://www.brandonzhang.com/
  4. My Twitter: https://twitter.com/brandonthezhang
  5. My Medium: https://medium.com/@brandonzhang20

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Salman’s Introduction:

🎩 I’ve worn a lot of different hats: startup founder, CTO, full-stack & iOS engineer, engineering manager, teacher, and advisor, to name a few.

🦊 I write a weekly email newsletter called Quick Brown Fox where I share everything I learn. I also publish essays on my blog, and am experimenting with a digital garden to share notes on my ideas as they progress.

📚 I read a lot of books. Check out my favorite books, and please share yours! I spend a lot of energy trying to choose the right books to read, and recently wrote about what makes a book resonate.

🎨 I love to draw, and especially enjoy drawing comic-style characters. I’m really interested in exploring the power of combining writing with illustrations and storytelling. I’m also a huge animation nerd and dream of making a short film with hand-drawn animation some day. You can follow all my illustrations and animations on Instagram @salmanscribbles.