Quote - “Think of all unfortunate experiences as learning experiences.”
The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.
Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.
This episode features Zeneca, Founder/CEO of ZenAcademy; who was a professional poker player for 15 years and has transitioned to being a well respected NFT influencer. He created ZenAcademy to build a community and space to educate and help others understand the crypto and NFT space.
Listen and enjoy as Zeneca talks to us about burnout in the tech ecosystem and offers advice on trading crypto and NFTs.
Zeneca’s Reading List
Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
1:18 Transition from a professional poker player for 15 years to Crypto
2:31 Burnout and self-care
5:55 Distinction between NFTs and crypto
9:01 NFT trading - highs and lows
11:47 How to evaluate projects
15:10 Meaning of Zeneca
17:08 Favorite philosophers
18:21 Reading list
20:09 Start of ZenAcademy
26:45 Future of online platforms in growing online communities
30:23 Encounter with failure and lessons learned
36:43 Navigating the crypto space and dealing with loss
41:34 Title of the book about your life
43:24 What does being Afropolitan mean to you
The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.
Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Want to learn more about Afropolitan?
Twitter - https://twitter.com/afropolitan
Website - https://www.afropolitan.io/
“Afropolitan is daring to be yourself in a rapidly changing world and not having to ask for permission.”
“Afropolitan means showcasing the brilliance of Africa on a global stage.”
Learn the strategies behind tech and crypto within the African diaspora. We demystify the pathways to limitless value creation within these emerging technologies and the communities around them.