Welcome

👋 I’m Khe Hy it’s rad to have you here. I started this blog in 2015 after a fifteen year career on Wall Street. On paper, I had it all – promotions, bonuses, and amazing friends and family. But I felt comfortably numb – and honestly terrified – that the rest of my life would follow this same linear sequence. And despite “success,” why did I feel anxious, envious, and afraid?

I turned to philosophy, neuroscience, the arts, technology, sports, and pop culture to explore these questions. It turns out I wasn’t alone in these feelings and an inter-disciplinary approach could be taken to answer the question: What does it mean to live a fulfilled life?

Meet the #radfam

We’re a global community of 15,000 creators, founders, investors, entrepreneurs and professionals who are committed to a life of self-exploration. Not the fluffy kind currently peddled by the wellness industry. But a deep, uncomfortable introspection that shines a light on our blind spots, anxieties, and unanswered questions. From this introspection, comes performance, risk-taking, clarity, calmness, and joy. But it ain’t for the faint-hearted because, we’re not afraid to “go there.”

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We’re most active on Twitter (@khemaridh) and Snapchat (👻: RadReads). We’re also on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. Most importantly, don’t miss the weekly RadReads email newsletter.

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Every Thursday, I interview a member of the community on the Rad Awakenings Podcast on how their commitment to self-exploration. Our guests have included entrepreneurs (Fred Ehrsam), authors (Jocelyn Glei), coaches (Kate Bednarski), investor (Venkatesh Rao), and professors (Mihir Desai).

Check out our top posts

I’ve been publishing stories since 2015, so this only skims the surface. If you’re looking for a particular topic, don’t hesitate to email me: khe [at] radreads [dot] [co]. Also, check out my author page at QZ.com.

Money and personal finance

Behavioral science and decision-making

Productivity + Creativity

Toxic Masculinity

The unbundled career

Uncomfortable introspection

Love, relationships, and parenting

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