Since I have learnt coding. I can relate so much to this pic, that this pic defines my life today. I literally forgot to post the newsletter yesterday, after a streak of 24 weeks. I was so engrossed in developing my project that I zoned out of everything else. What a feeling this is. Totally love it!
So lets start with the learnings…
This tweet really hits somewehere deep. RIP Sushant Singh Rajput.Kajol Srinivasan @LOLrakshakYou know why we hate it when a celeb commits suicide? Because it rips away the comfort of believing that we will be happy once we get rich and famous. The two life-goals society has steered you towards suddenly look shaky. Now what do you aim for?
June 15th 20202,128 Retweets11,926 Likes
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People love Steve Jobs & so many other Business Leaders but I feel somehow Bill Gates doesn’t get his due. There’s as much to learn from Bill Gates as much is from Steve Jobs. This tweet thread is full of great resources.
Think about it, Bill Gates disrupted the Operating Systems, Internet Browser & so many other markets. The legendary Microsoft Office, esp Excel which I believe is the most used & indispensable piece of software from the smallest of companies to a fortune-500 one.Tren Griffin @trengriffin1/ "What is the best book about Microsoft as a business?" is a question I get asked a lot. The best account is chapter 3 in "The Road Ahead" written by Bill Gates. Perhaps I am biased because I helped with that book. The unauthorized biographies are incomplete and often fictional
June 14th 202034 Retweets241 Likes
How do you motivate people? Great at telling war-time stories? You can use even that to motivate students to study & do their work. This is ultimate genius.
Now that we are talking about great content. Are you looking for a sponsor to your channel which has great content. Here is Tyler Tringas looking to sponsor some.
I am somebody who is not into vlogs, esp the travel ones. I find them too slow or too clumsy. But see this one. A breath of fresh air. These days I see youtube videos at 1.5x or 2x speed, but I didn’t feel like speeding this one up. Everything about this video is perfect. I’ll watch more & more of them.
You are transported to Gulmarg, vacationing, snow-boarding among friends. You feel content & don’t want it to end at the same time. :)
I ended up watching this while writing this newsletter. On first day of the week :D
This is my next project after ‘Read Better’. Give me feedback & anybody wants to chipin? Get paid with your own money for doing things you should be doing.
Twitter is such an awesome medium. Get answered by the top Rocket companies CEOs of the world. You just need to be asking good questions, nicely ofcourse.
This is doesn’t sit well in my head for a person who thinks & plans in terms of decades.
Especially consider this statement by Jeff Bezos, given ages ago. Amazon is in a stage where 70-80% of risk is internal/executional & not external.
This is really good. This is how you go out researching about your competitors. This is beyond awesome. I will be using this.
We are all the usual/regular to ourselves. From our point of view, everybody else in this world is always unusual. One of the biggest learnings when growing up is to learn that all people are different.
But this thread is really great in understanding how its actually our environment & our experiences that shape us.Visakan Veerasamy @visakanvWhen I go on podcasts, a common thing that hosts tend to point out is “you’re a really unusual guy with an unusual point of view / way of being”. It’s always slightly funny to talk about, because if you’re me then being me is the most normal thing imaginable. I am usually me
June 16th 20201 Retweet136 Likes
This one really cracked me up.
When some of the most finincial literates & top earners, put out tweets like this, you know times are not good.
People are cuttings their spends drastically. Dunno what will push start the cycle of economy.
Revenues of Businesses are down drastically.
Two things that have sold like hot cakes after lockdown are Laptops & Washing Machines.
June 17th 2020189 Retweets835 Likes
Some good stats & learnings with regard to e-commerce from Flipkart study & research. Here is the detailed report.Rhythm Gupta 👋 @iRhythmGupta> Vernacular is growing. People type in English but use Hindi Vocabulary while searching. eg - 'Parda' was top in top 3 search queries for curtains Make sure it does not return "no matches found". The Big Players - FK, AMZN are pretty good at this (or maybe not?)
June 17th 20202 Likes
I am trying to learn system design architecture esp with regard to chat apps. Here is a nice video in regular language & not so technical. If you are/know somebody who is good at it. Please help me with an intro.
Here is a nice interview hack from the masters themselves.Chamath Palihapitiya @chamathAbout halfway into the interview, when the candidate seem a bit more relaxed, I always ask them: “Think about something you deeply love. Take a few minutes to prepare and then teach it to me in a few minutes.” What do I get from this?
June 17th 2020277 Retweets2,505 LikesChamath Palihapitiya @chamathAlso, I should appropriate this properly: I heard secondhand that Larry and Sergei at Google did this pretty religiously in the early years. I didn’t know them at the time but thought “If it worked for them, who am I to second guess it!” It worked for me, too.
June 17th 202060 Retweets1,504 Likes
Kids just need access. They don’t need schools & teachers to learn. This is such a crazy & awesome experiment. Kids teaching themselves, language & hacking with just a tab available. Wow!
I had some really long discussion which touched on the importance of statues. Apparently people who make art also don’t understand the importance of it. People who don’t understand/agree to importance of statues & monuments, I have one question to ask them. Why are more often than not, statues & monuments used to depict a country? Statue of Liberty for America, Eiffel Tower for Paris & Taj Mahal for India?
But ofcourse too much of anything is never good.
Also anyways, Statues are more about the values they represent. Are values not important?Bret Devereaux @BretDevereauxSo when evaluating a statue, ask yourself, "What values was this statue created to communicate? Are they good values? Are they values I believe in?" And if the answer is "no" - remove that statue and replace it with one that *does* represent our values. end/22
June 13th 2020209 Retweets987 Likes
Vietnam is the biggest benefactor of manufacturing facilities moving out of China. India is becoming highly un-competitive in the Export market everyday.Trinh Nguyen @TrinhnomicsThis is the killer chart of Vietnam gaining the most export market share in Asia in the past 5 years. Thanks to its massive growth (& prioritization) of manufacturing FDI. It has provided steady capital inflows (hence VND not volatile), plenty of jobs, & a chance to up skill!
June 19th 202076 Retweets163 Likes
Somebody tweeted on why Buffett & Munger like Banking & Insurance companies. The argument was that because of inflation, Banks & Insurance companies get to do more of Business every year with the same resources, i.e Staff, Office, etc….
Wonder why isn’t it true for other sector companies? Inflation should increase the price of their goods also right. I think the answer is in the distribution of inflation, also that tech can disrupt a product. Money is far more reselient to disruption & when Money becomes the commodity being traded, it benefits naturally from this phenomenon.
Understand you customer persona the best & keep your marketing material to the point. More is not always more. Adding unnecessary features makes the user feel he is over-paying for features they don’t want.Tiago Forte @fortelabsThis applies universally. Same reason listing more features doesn’t sell your product better. Ppl will feel like they’re overpaying for whichever features they don’t want
Dustin Moskovitz @moskovA hard earned lesson for me: giving more reasons in a debate counterintuitively weakens your position. People who disagree focus on the reasons they *most disagree with* which are often not the strongest reasons. So, only give the strongest reasons.
June 19th 202012 Retweets108 Likes
Facebook is trying to open backdoor into data privacy brought in by GDPR. Why! Why do companies go to such lengths for this stuff! Beat me, but then I don’t even know their game.
A story about a person who has dedicated more than 30 years to their goal. The sacrifices that families of such pioneers have to go through. This is a really inspirational Fathers Day thread about the person who has discovered the highest number of protein structures & from India.
And to end, here is a new programming language in Hindi. The intro video & the idea are both just wow.
Thats it for this week. Stay Awesome!