In the spirit of healthy mindful habits to get us all through lockdown as a community – the Alberts team wanted to share what we’re reading and how we’re looking after our minds in these times.  Whilst most of the Eastern seaboard fights the Delta variant through staying isolated – it’s important to look after our minds and bodies to keep healthy. We felt it was time to share some positive vibes to break the newsflow from the press. 

CEO – David Albert 

David's two girls jump high on their trampoline

David’s two girls jump high on their trampoline

What are you reading?  

Chatter. The Voice in Our Head and How to Harness It by Ethan Kross 

What’s it about? 

The voices in our head can have great benefits but can also lead us down a rabbit hole of negative self talk and rumination 

Why are you reading it? 

To better control and utilise the endless chatter that seems to be more obvious during lockdown 

Favourite lockdown hobby? 

Trampoline with the kids 

Favourite lockdown sport? 

Getting out on the water on the Ocean Ski 

Head of Strategy – Glenn Bartlett 

Glenn rides a standup paddleboard on a wave

Glenn rides a standup paddleboard on a wave

What are you reading?  

Thinking in Bet by Annie Duke 

What’s it about? 

Life is a game of poker 

Why are you reading it? 

Super relevant to early-stage VC 

Favourite lockdown hobby? 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding 

Favourite lockdown sport? 

Mountain Biking 

Investment Manager – Lisa Fedorenko 

Lisa holds a headstand off the wall

Lisa holds a headstand off the wall

What are you reading?  

21 lessons for the 21st century by Yuval Noah Harari 

What’s it about? 

It’s a philsophical look at the biggest problems facing today, what we can learn from history and how we can move forward as a society 

Why are you reading it? 

I love the author, and Sapiens was one of my all-time favourite books 

Favourite lockdown hobby? 

Painting – I’ve been doing this most weekends 

Favourite lockdown sport? 

Working on my handstands 

Head of Impact – Emily Albert 

Emily hugs her puppy who is kissing her on the cheek

Emily hugs her puppy who is kissing her on the cheek

What are you reading?  

How to Raise The Perfect Dog by Cesar Millan 

What’s it about? 

How to Raise The Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond 

Why are you reading it? 

We have a newly arrived COVID fur baby – trying to save the house from destruction and ensure our future sanity! 

Favourite lockdown hobby? 

Sculpting with clay – the kids and I were gifted an enormous block of clay which has been the source of many different creations and hours of fun! 

Favourite lockdown sport? 

Walking on the coast with buddies – keeping me sane through connection with friends and keeping the awe and wonder high watching the migrating whales. Very lucky to have this within my 5km radius! 

Head of People Culture and Legal – Kirsty Albert 

Two children plaing outside in a field

Kirsty activity – Two children play socially distanced in a field

What are you reading?  

Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing by David Leser 

What’s it about? 

How we got to #MeToo and where we go from here 

Why are you reading it? 

I’m interested in getting a perspective on how we move forward 

Favourite lockdown hobby? 

Eating – Saturday nights have become our feast nights 

Favourite lockdown sport? 

Empty harbour bridge runs as the sun comes up 

Head of Finance – Ben Edmonds 

Ben is gardenning with his two children each boasting a wheelbarrow or mini car

Ben is gardenning with his two children each boasting a wheelbarrow or mini car

What are you reading?  

Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis (with Larry Sloman) 

What’s it about? 

Anthony Keidis’ life story – mostly about drugs and music! 

Why are you reading it? 

I’m a big RHCP fan and have been meaning to read it for years 

Favourite lockdown hobby? 

Gardening with the family

Favourite lockdown sport? 

Recently started cycling again after just over 3 months off the bike 

Executive Assistant – Catherine Kobacker 

A clear photo of the moon on a black background

Cat’s phogoraph of the moon

What are you reading?  

Breath by James Nestor

What’s it about? 

Part science/history/comedy journey into our basic biological function

Why are you reading it? 

Recommended read about the transformative powers of the breath

Favourite lockdown hobby? 

Photography 

Favourite lockdown sport? 

Ocean swims.  And for a brief period the Olympics! 

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