“You take satisfaction, you take comfort, in knowing you can be by yourself anywhere in the world and be ok with it.” -Sid Shekhar
This week is my chat with a good buddy, Sid Shekhar (@sidshekhar24) founder of TokenAnalyst, a London based blockchain data company. Sid was born in India before moving to the US as a young kid and finally finding himself in Istanbul for high school. His family moved to Tel Aviv for his senior year. He ended up back in the United States for college, where he studied in New York and turned an externship during that time into a move to Nashville, Tennessee in 2014. Corporate life had him reevaluating. Not long after, he’d had enough and made the jump to entrepreneurship by heading to school in London. Within 15 months, he’d started TokenAnalyst.
In this conversation, we cover the unexpected way several decisions shaped his life, the moments among them that sealed the deal, and the beauty of finding confidence in solitude. His attitudes toward location and conversation are impactful and should come as no surprise from someone who has continued to chase opportunity. Sid’s a great dude and this conversation was a blast. I hope you enjoy it.
Where’s he been?
Notes and Links
- Best Bookshops in London
- Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday (Goodreads, Amazon)
- International Baccalaureate (IB) vs Advanced Placement (AP) (What’s the difference?)
- Size of Investments in various cities (“The Top Ten Cities for $100M VC Rounds in 2018 So Far” – Crunchbase)
- Gitter – “Where developers come to talk.”
- “Allow that” (Urban Dictionary)
- River Thames
- Millenium Bridge
- Barbican Estate (Youtube)
- London Street Markets (10 Best Markets in London – tripsavvy.com)
- White Cliffs of Dover
- Piccadilly Circus
- Fish and Chips (“Best London Fish and Chips” – British GQ)