Ammar Mian

👋 Welcome.

  • I explore how things grow. By day, I help early-stage startups get unstuck. By night, I read, write, and contemplate my own stuckness. I'm known to get unreasonably excited and grumpy, sometimes at the same time.
  • You can find me around the Internet at @itsmeammario or on my email list (I send about an email per month).
  • Previously: On sabbatical at Recurse Center. Building product and team at Morning Consult.


  • Roaring Silence - Ngak'chang Rinpoche
  • Strangers to Ourselves - Timothy Wilson
  • Designing Data-Intensive Applications - Martin Kleppmann
  • Reinventing the Sacred - Stuart Kauffman
  • Skin in the Game - Nassim Taleb (yes, I'm finally getting to this)

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  • Bookswell - Product Hunt- and reddit-featured book recs app
  • Survival Aesthetics - Email newsletter on building things designed to grow
  • BLAGH! - Mini templating language that produces everything you see on this site!

Email: ammar dot x dot mian at gmail dot com