He was an honor student. He was a child in an abusive home. He ended up on the streets, working the corners in Detroit. He got shot. He shot someone else. He went to jail. He spent 19 years behind bars and 7 of them in solitary confinement. He ran one of the most tightly organized prison gangs in America. Now, he’s a speaker and author.
There’s as much to learn here as to process. As featured in Ben Horowitz’s book, What You Do Is Who You Are, and his own, Writing My Wrongs, he’s a complex man and a deep thinker. Check out this interview with Shaka Senghor on the Conversations with Tyler podcast.