So finally lockdowns being lifted & slowly life coming back to normal. Lets hope that we get a manageable second wave post this. Here’s what I learnt this week.
On with the learnings of this week….
Skype which had a 18year head start into video conferencing, losing it against new players like Zoom & Meet. To such an extent that Skype as a verb is replaced with zoom & its like Skype is no longer in anybodys memory.
No doubt that doing is the best form of learning but I would reckon a Good teacher is a lot lot better, esp given the fact everybody has the constraint of time. The tricky part is being able to finding & judging the good from the bad.
You don’t need to learn coding to be able to make MVPs & apps. Here are 3 good tools. Though I think bubble is the best from the list for a simple reason that they insane amount data storage in the free version. Others not so much.
Loved to read this take on how its a challenge for women to find partners & have relationships where their career is equally important & how its mislabeled by the Media/Society. All from the founder of theleague.com, who has started a dating app for this particular mission.
Now that’s what determination looks like.
The replies to this question about finding a full-fledged opensource React applications is really interesting for all the answers to this post.Tanay Pratap @tanaypratapDev Twitter, Are there any open source React applications? Which follows best coding practices, has tests and all? This could be very useful for someone who's new to React to see how to structure code. Asking for a student. Please reply if you know of something 🙏
May 18th 202020 Retweets153 Likes
It doesn’t happen only in India. There is shitty infra all over the world. We need to start focusing on the positives in our country. (but not stop expecting the best out of it )
This picture speaks a million emotions! This is a period India will not forget easily. This is going to comeback to haunt us.
Too little, too late. Finally when the government itself is unable to pay its employees, it loosens the noose on the private sector. What they don’t understand is that the damage is already done.
There is this crazy war going on between YouTube vs TikTok. People have been downrating TikTok, it seems its down to almost 2 stars. The way ratings are being used as a form of protest/disagreement is really worrying.Anmol मैनी @anmolm_Indian Youtube/TikTok is wild. Indians have yet again destroyed an App's rating on the Google Play Store. YouTube creator, CarryMinati, creates a video trashing TikTok creators in response of a TikTok where an Indian TikTok influencer, Amir Siddiqui, calls out YouTubers. (1/3)
May 19th 20202 Retweets36 Likes
All these crazy stories from the past on shady things by companies in the stock market is just mind-boggling. Deserves a proper book of its own.Prashanth @Prashanth_KrishNot surprising at all. I still remember the time when Sterlite sent shareholders a Cheque which if deposited would mean cancellation of their shares.
Gaurav Parikh @gauravparikh#VedantaDeListing How can Vedanta de-listing proposal with an indicative offer price of Rs 87.50 be even close to fair value when only it's Investment in Hindustan Zinc is valued at Rs 142 a share on market cap basis ! Gaurav's Blog https://t.co/nAL7AJ84NW
May 19th 20204 Retweets41 Likes
A crazy experience of somebody who went to Decathalon Pune. Shoppers are not allowed to touch & feel the merchandise. There are no trial rooms. All billing & payment needs to be done on the app, there are no cash counters. Long lines for entry & checkout. If this is the sign of things to come for offline-retail, there is no doubt that online is the way to go.Shachin Bharadwaj @shachinbWent to Decathlon today in to experience how retail will be like in post covid world. If what I saw today stays for long, e-commerce is set for a massive win! Thread on how large retail is a nightmare as of today. Video + my commentary on Markk mrkk.page.link/yiansTH8SUyNTi…
May 20th 202035 Retweets50 Likes
The crazy world of VC funded startups & how they are fueling arbitrage opportunities which leads to wrong incentives. A pizza restaurant finds arbitrage opportunity on selling via doordash, the story is just crazy. Read it.
Just love this hack. I don’t think choosing colors can be made any easier. Thank you Ravish Bhatia.
An awesome awesome thread on what one learns from various fields. Concise wisdom.ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴘᴇʀᴇʟʟ ✌ @david_perellLessons from different fields: 1) Advertising: We overestimate our capacity for independent thought. 2) Poker: Life is probabilistic. We can do everything right and still lose. 3) Architecture: We're influenced by our environment, especially when we don’t realize it.
November 7th 2019292 Retweets1,307 Likes
An interesting take on Donal Trump. How he was just looking for limelight & not power when he ran for president. Hence even today he doesn’t have any love for more power, just more love for limelight/popularity.
What is that the world as a whole is moving towards? Its not about how the market today looks like, its about how the market will look like in the next 1, 5 & 10 years.
And now here is space blowing our minds. Venus shows its same face to the Earth when both the planets align.Dr James O'Donoghue @physicsJLittle known astronomy fact: Earth sees the same 'face' of Venus every single time the two planets are closest. Here's the actual planetary positions from 2010-2023 with the rotation of Venus shown. In early June 2020 you can see we're about to be closest to Venus once again! 1/2
May 21st 2020980 Retweets2,942 Likes
What influenced the design of iPod? I always thought that the wheel on ipod was genius. I really wonder why don’t wee see that often. Here is the radio which possibly influenced the iPods design.
Ninjacart is one of the best startups today in India. Innnovating in a really interesting space.Prasanna K @prasanna_saysOne of the most incredible innovative companies in India today is - they're revolutionizing farm->home in a way that is ahead of almost anywhere in the world Imagine a farmer picking beans at 6am, packing into crates at 4pm, and you receiving them next morning at 8am
May 21st 20204 Retweets25 Likes
An interesting thread on how being an Entrepreneur is not just about starting a company or a devising a new product/solution. Its a lifestyle choice.Naman Sarawagi @NamanSrEntrepreneurship is a lifestyle change not a career option.
May 22nd 202018 Retweets89 LikesNaman Sarawagi @NamanSrJust like an athlete, army personnel, Hollywood celebrity is expected to have a certain lifestyle, an entrepreneur must also. Who you hangout with, what you eat, what you read matters.These have to be changed grounds up. This is the difference that creates a winner or a struggler
May 22nd 202014 Likes
Just the things a Salesman had to go through in those days to close a sale. We today have just become lousy with Social Media & what not. Be entertaining or useful, that’s how you earn trust. Also a story on how great word-of-mouth advertising is. A must read thread.Olly @WorldOfOllyI just had a cracking chat on the phone with my 89-year-old Grandad who inadvertently explained - better than most people I've spoken to in the ad industry - how good advertising works. He told me a story about when he was a door-to-door salesman in Yorkshire.
May 22nd 2020110 Retweets425 Likes
T-Series has been a real out-of-box thinker in the Indian music space, early on most things before others could even get a clue on it. The YouTube game of T-series has just been top class. Its the highest revenue generator for the company today. Now its Hanuman Chalisa is closing in on 1 Billion views.
If you are a student, Github is giving out a ton of items for free. Check it out.
What is the strange or puzzling thing that you would like to explore more & learn about? Hit me up. Will try to research on that :)Paul Graham @paulgWhen an expert in a field says that something is strange or puzzling, it's worth paying a lot of attention to. You could probably write an interesting book by talking to experts in different fields and asking them what they'd noticed that seemed strange.
May 23rd 2020162 Retweets1,723 Likes
General Magic mobile phones came before Apples iPhones but didn’t breakthrough for some reason. Here is a interesting documentary on it, the #1 on iTunes.
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