So… This week I almost didn’t do this, afterall with the way things are going, whats the point. But then that’s the point! Keep walking even when its all foggy.
So with the lockdown extending I have made a point to complete the freeCodeCamp.org Full-stack-developer certification before the lockdown completes. Meanwhile I completed the Data-Visualization certification.
Though I have made quite a few projects for this. These two, I am kind of proud of
At the risk of repeating this from last week
So, on with the learnings….
Chase wisdom, not stoicness. or would work the other way around too? Anyways, Corona has forced almost everybody into being a stoic I guess.
The funny way these predictions work. Ctrl +C & Ctrl + V
Basically there are 4 things which contribute to financial gains, Capital, Talent, Network & Time. Using these 4 you can create a bonus, a Brand, patent, copyright or some kind of IP which keeps giving royalty. But beyond a point network matters a lot, esp as founders.
Nature is healing, we are the virus! - Is this how 2020 will be known? Who would have foreseen this for 2020?
That’s it! Just 30% - how far we are into 2020 & the havoc it is creating.
What are the ten biggest ideas that have shaped your life? In other words your philosophy & value system.Brent Beshore @BrentBeshoreRecently asked, “What are the ten biggest ideas that changed your life?” Great/hard question. Here's where I landed... 1) Imago Dei: Every person is inherently valuable independent of behavior and beliefs. Everyone matters. Treat people accordingly, without exception.
March 5th 2018730 Retweets2,691 Likes
People don’t discuss the failures or the parallel bets of the successful people enough. Like Newton, what are the big 3 macro bets you would take about the future?
Ideas are dime a dozen. Its all about execution. People often evaluate a new idea but not the passion of the person behind it, probably because ideas are easy to validate? I would argue that passion is a better signal of success.
Remember the video of Steve Jobs from last week about the biggest risk to mankind being a Flu-like-Viral-epidemic. Here is N.N. Taleb saying the same. A lot of smart & influential people were talking about this, just that no-one was listening.
Who would have thought that an epidemic, the lockdown would effect telecom companies. Apparently, roaming, esp International roaming revenue & hence highest profit ticket of telecos seems to have vanished in thin air. There are so many 2nd, 3rd & downstream order of effects we have not even realised.
Sections & Companies closing. People sacked without notice! This is crazy.Smita Sharma @Smita_SharmaTerrible reports coming in of sackings without exit packages, journos being asked to go on leave without pay to wrapping up of some editions & desks altogether from across newsrooms in India.Salary cuts to fight out crises times are understandable but sudden layoffs are cruel!
April 13th 2020318 Retweets498 Likes
The whole thread on how Corona is impacting the media industry in the country.Sameet Thakkar @thakkar_sameetCORONA TO SIRF EXCUSE HAI:: 1. Indian Express and Business Standard have asked staff to take salary cuts 2. Outlook has stopped print publication. 3. News Nation terminated 16 English digital employees 4. TOI sacked the entire Sunday mag team
April 13th 2020771 Retweets1,633 Likes
If this is the scenario from top to bottom of the economic chain. Where does this take us?
Which sector is going to lift us if the 2nd biggest employer has such reports coming out?
Well the one sector that’s definitely working is the Bidets. Looks like the toilet paper wars have been won by the Bidets.
If you think reopening the economy is the answer. Answer this ethical question aptly put.
Singapore had COVID under control even when keeping its economy open. Looks like that experiment has also failed. Whats the way forward now?Vincent Rajkumar @VincentRKSingapore should be a warning to us. They had COVID under excellent control. Now it’s out of control: 728 new cases yesterday. When we relax social distancing measures prematurely we risk a second wave. Places where groups of people work/live close to each other are at high risk.
April 16th 20208,206 Retweets12,682 Likes
This works, I speak from personal experience. Just keep doing it daily. 15mins daily also counts.Visakan Veerasamy @visakanvIn my case, even 15 minutes every other day or so for about 5-10 years added up to something good enough to be described by some as a competitive advantage they’d often spiral into hours, but I think it’s committing to the process that really counts
Paul Graham @paulgThe distinctive thing about people who do great work is not that they spend every waking hour working on things that matter. It's that they consistently spend two or three or four hours a day working on things that matter, rather than zero.
April 14th 20202 Retweets42 Likes
Just Do it!
Don’t Count the days. Make the days count. - Muhammad Ali
This is the most sane & simple advise. Stop thinking too much & speak your mind. Its that simple! A blog on how to make a effectual ask.
Proning - lying on the stomach is helping COVID patients, so much so that they don’t need a ventilator. Pass this on as much as you can.
See this tweet & replies on it. I think the biggest reason for growth of Bangladesh is its favorable agreements with most countries & more than that, its the involvement of its women in the workforce.
You just cant miss this tweets on the future of AR & VR.Vova Kurbatov @V_KurbatovWhy do we need to augment everything when we can augment physical tools that we got used to handling? My takeaways after doing this concept: What's bad? - Rotating gesture is fine, but moving pen forward and backwards doesn't feel natural. (1/3)
April 10th 202042 Retweets194 Likes
The FY20 report of instamojo. Its quite interesting what they are doing. Looks like they are growing more on the e-commerce & social-commerce bandwagon.
Fascinating story of Vidura from Mahabharatha. The whole thread is a must read.The Kaipullai @thekaipullaiAnother very underrated Character, in the Mahabharata, is the fascinating character of Vidura. At any given point in time of the whole Mahabharata, it is Vidura is the only guy who does everything to prevent it.
April 15th 202047 Retweets189 Likes
Krishna breaking his vow & joining the fight if Vidura would have joined Kauravas! I want to know this guy more.
This is plain crazy! Giving IT refunds is not a achievement. Looks like Angel Tax is still there in the neighborhood.Rajesh Sawhney @rajeshsawhneyThanks, but no thanks IT dept informed that they will refund us our due tax refund. However, in the same mail they say they will adjust this amount against pending “Angel Tax” (which is under dispute in courts + Finance Minister’s assurances) Somethings never change in India!
April 16th 202015 Retweets45 Likes
Now the CRED has embraced newmorphism. Read more about this new design trend in detail here.
What would happen if there is a mass internet outage?
Remember Ariel? See her real world hideout.
Watch kids passing around a pencil around in a Zoom class.
I am building a new future at tezi.app, send all the dreamers you know my way.
A startup company, to use one definition, is the largest collection of people you can convince of a plan to build a different future.
Its been a awesome decade, just not way its ending! :(
Space-X going from Falcon 9 - Cargo Dragon Debut to planned Crewed launch in 2020.Eric Berger @SciGuySpaceIf SpaceX launches Crew Dragon by June 4, consider its decade: 2010: Falcon 9, Cargo Dragon debut 2012: Dragon docks with ISS 2015: Booster land landing 2016: Sea landing 2017: Booster reuse 2018: Falcon Heavy debut 2019: Starlink launch, Boca Chica expansion 2020: Crewed launch
April 17th 2020739 Retweets6,339 Likes
People wonder why is my reading list full of tweets. Because they are realtime & where else would you get to read the discussion of CEOs of biggest rocket companies of the earth in real time? - Read the whole thread.Michael Sheetz @thesheetztweetzULA CEO Tory Bruno's view on the economics of reusing rockets by propulsive flyback (the way SpaceX does): "Our estimate remains around 10 flights as a fleet average to achieve a consistent breakeven point ... and that no one has come anywhere close." reddit.com/r/SpaceXLounge…
April 17th 202057 Retweets421 Likes
Now this is what practice looks like. Awesome! Just Do it. Keep doing it.Jennifer Harrison @GeneticJenI am competitive enough that I’d probably die doing this
Jenan Moussa @jenanmoussaThe Olympics 2020 might be postponed but at least now we got rooftop tennis. This in the Italian city of Liguria. Pretty amazing if you ask me. https://t.co/XfGHTJPOyW
April 19th 20203 Retweets37 Likes
As always some tools
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Sundance is offerring their Masterclass for free. If you are in the filming & video space, you just cant miss it.
The latest courses form Harvard for free. The course is free but the certification is chargeable.
Wanted a more accessible & simple calendar tool? Here in this thread, there are many.
Join this telegram group of Saurabh Garg where he shares articles & discussion on personal improvement. He calls it the Shoulders of Gaints.Saurabh Garg / SG @saurabhJoin t.me/ProfSG01 over at in case you want to receive these updates.
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April 19th 2020