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Favorites

Sports

Sports are a staple in my life. I love playing sports, I love watching sports, I love talking about sports, and I love thinking about sports.

I fell in love with soccer at a young age. I played competitively from 4th grade through high school. In ninth grade, I made the difficult decision to forego playing high school soccer in favor of playing in the (now defunct) US Soccer Development Academy League.

I later realized that this was not the correct decision for me, so I switched club teams and played high school soccer from there on out. I captained my High School Varsity Soccer Team my senior year — we lost in PKs in the sectional semifinals to the eventual state champions.

Through club soccer, I played alongside many current D1, professional(both MLS and abroad), and US National Team Players. I learned a lot from my teammates about hard work, grit, and getting back up.

At WashU, I was a 2x President / Captain / Player-Coach for the Men's Club Soccer Team. It's a blast!

I recently put together a short highlight video with some of my favorite / best soccer clips. Enjoy!

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My Teams: NY Jets, NY Mets, NY Knicks, QPR, Man Utd, NYCFC, NY Islanders

Information Consumption & Knowledge Gains

I love learning. A few things that excite me most are: how people think and work, how to (effectively) lead teams, how to make a team's output far more than just the sum of its individual parts, how to turn an idea / vision into a successful, enduring organization / business, and how to be healthy & happy while making an immense impact on the world.

I am also insanely interested in behavioral economics.

Foods

There are few things in life I enjoy more than a good meal. I eat pretty much everything, but I definitely have a few favorites:

  • Smoothies: I have a strawberry + banana smoothie almost every day
  • Sushi
  • Pasta: Cacio e pepe <3
  • Good sandwiches. Giannoni's and Boun Amici are my go-to-spots
  • Sliced tomato and mozzerella caprese
  • Bagel w/ lox & cream cheese
  • Oat milk!

Music

I am not a music junkie, but I listen to a lot of music. I mainly listen to hip hop, rap, and "chill" music. Favorite artists include:

  • Kygo
  • Martin Garrix
  • Quinn XCII
  • Drake
  • Avicii
  • Juice WRLD

Movies

I watch a lot of movies. I like most genres of films. Here is a list (not totally comprehensive) of some of my favorite movies:

  • The Dark Knight
  • Goal
  • The Hoosiers
  • Coach Carter
  • The Longest Yard
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Interstellar
  • Most Quentin Tarantino films

Made with ❤️ by Michael Spiro using Super.so & Notion.so