I’m Garen Checkley
Hi, welcome to my most-minimal website! You can reach me at GarenCheckley@gmail.com.
My Work: Emerging Markets, Tech, and Culture
I work in Google's Next Billion Users initiative. You can see some examples at:
Currently I'm working on
• making tech more gender equitable in emerging markets. Read more in:
• understanding the capabilities, contexts, and people who are just now coming online.
• moving to / living in Bangalore, India.
My Hobbies: Dance, Reading and struggling to learn Hindi
I dance a lot, mostly Hip Hop. I most enjoy dancing choreography from Allan Frias in San Francisco, you can see me embarrassing myself on my instagram. And I'm *trying* to learn Hindi -- so feel free to talk at me in Hindi.
Recommended Reading, with some notes
I read lots of random stuff, sometimes take notes. Here are some good ones.
• A Never Before World by Rama Bijapurkar
• The Evolution of Everything by Matt Ridley
• On Pioneers, Settlers, Town Planners and Theft by Simon Wardley
• Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore
• Measure What Matters by John Doerr
• Design Driven Innovation by Roberto Verganti
• Curb Cuts (and the Curb Cut Effect) by 99 Percent Invisible
• On Average by 99 Percent Invisible
• Productivity by Sam Altman
• Incremental and Radical Innovation by Don Norman and Roberto Verganti
(Trying to do more of this.)
• What’s up with the homeless situation in San Francisco in 10 slides