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About Emmanuel Romanous


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Emmanuel is a first-generation Assyrian-Jordanian, born and raised in America. Both his parents fled the Middle East, escaping religious persecution and the horrors that come with war-torn countries. By the age of 21, while obtaining his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Emmanuel created and founded Lazy Intellectuals, a social media platform that initially started as a book summary and analysis page. Just one year later, Emmanuel graduated with his master's degree in Science and Engineering, becoming a full-time engineer at the age of 22.

Unhappy with the structure of traditional American universities, Emmanuel took matters into his own hands and started reading a plethora of book genres to expand his mind beyond what was being taught to him at the university. After reading over one hundred books, Emmanuel decided to create short-form videos summarizing and emphasizing the main takeaways that he implemented in his own life, leading to personal improvements. These videos became known as the Lazy Intellectuals book review series.


Lazy Intellectuals was created to share knowledge from impactful books but has since expanded its portfolio to include interviews. Emmanuel has worked with various individuals, such as UFC fighter Beneil Dariush, former NFL athletes like Brandon Bostick, religious leaders such as The Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Awa III Royel, Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel, and many other prominent figures who are making a positive impact in their lives.

Emmanuel Romanous advocates for free speech and encourages challenging conversations to take place on his platform. Interview discussions and book topics can range from finance, business, religion, philosophy, self-improvement, kindness, to politics. Nothing is off limits and all points of view are welcome.

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