Serendipity! My missing the newsletter last Sunday, gave me a nice insight. The open ratios for newsletter sent on Monday are better. So I am going to continue sending these on Mondays till next serendipity :) Though I write these for myself, it feels good to see more people read it & I would like to believe that helps the people who read it. If you are not happy with this, please let me know.
I am also planning to start a Dev/Tech Newsletter, where I start listing the resources & my learnings with regarding to coding, given the amount of Stuff I consume, I need a place to put it all. Let me know if you would be interested in that.
Here is a beauty for you to start with. Mesmerizing isn’t it!
June 25th 202011,824 Retweets98,340 Likes
Now on with the learnings…
A wonderful story about how strangers helped a family comeback to India. From the writers own words, it wouldn’t have been possible without.Kabeer Sharma @ka_beerAfter 4 months away being stuck in Dubai, our party of 5 landed back in India (Chandigarh last night) in the middle of - (my wife, two one-month old twins a one year old and I) I’m not soppy, but just so, so humbled by kindness of absolute strangers in time of crisis 1/n
June 22nd 2020320 Retweets2,078 Likes
Ship Daily! That’s the mantra I am going to live by till I reach my first milestone of being a millionaire(In dollar terms).
The point that this learning takes the 3rd spot is mere coincidence, but what a great one. 3 is a magical number. Anything beyond it is just too much. Here is a quote which I absolutely love, related to marketing…
The french revolution started with 3 words. Why do you need more to sell a bar of soap!
When we are onto Steve Jobs, Here is an awesome presentation by 2 people what absolute Jugalbandi by both. The topic is a bit technical but really interesting on how to brought down the loading time for their game so that it can run really fast on a 2G network on a Jio Phone. The next billion users on the internet are probably going to be using feature phones & most of them would be on Jio. Are you building for this?
Build for India-3. Hit me up with any ideas you have for this.
What an awesome photo. People just recognize the successes but don’t realize the struggle, pain & failures one has to go through. I am starting to realize the meaning of the Quote thought in childhood, “Failure is the stepping stone to success.”
Also its art that motivates people. Art is the lifeblood of everything around us.
An awesome of thread of how a kid pushed through everything in his College days. One side of my mind says that Colleges & Faculty can get better at motivation & at the same time it says, “When the student is ready, teacher appears”. A thread you should definitely go throughDeepak Pathania @debugPathaniaWhen I got into a CS program at a Tier 2 college at 18, I was honestly one of the most ambitious people I knew. College tried really hard to change that. I was constantly told by people around me that my only aim should be to crack one of the on-site companies that visit us.
June 23rd 202036 LikesDeepak Pathania @debugPathaniaSome of our faculty was really supportive of all the extra things we were trying - I'll be forever grateful to them. The problem was mostly with the peer mindset who felt all of us were destined to doom the day we entered a non-premium institute. I hope this changes. End rant.
June 23rd 20201 Retweet55 Likes
Here is Sushant Singh Rajput talking about whats the inherent problem with the way educational institutes, actually the problem is the pace with things are changing, its difficult for anybody to catch up.
When you interview someone just ask them if they have fired people & why. Its a necessary quality to have for someone looking to build A-Teams.Leo Polovets @lpolovetsA friend made a hiring observation that I haven't been able to stop thinking about: one way to see if someone is great at building teams is to check if they've fired people. If you never fire people then you can't build an A+ team because no hiring process is perfect. Thoughts?
June 22nd 202031 Retweets469 Likes
This is awesome! This is using law for the good. This is using tech the way it should be. This is thinking out of the box.
Naval recently tweeted that “Listening a book like drinking your veggies.”, though I agree to him, but multi-sensory inputs help in learning a stuff, more so on internalizing it.Mckay Wrigley @mckaywrigleyI’m considering also listening to the audio book for each book I read. I’ve listened to Richard Hamming’s talks countless times on YouTube, and after reading the new Hamming book I’m convinced ideas take grasp much better when you consume the same information from two mediums.
June 23rd 202033 Likes
The way the market for creators is shaping up is really heart warming. Now is when the tech is directly effecting & reaching the masses. It started majorly with iTunes & it just keeps going on this solid path. Internet is truly liberating so is Financial freedom.Erik Torenberg @eriktorenbergWe thought crypto was going to turn employees into entrepreneurs & freelancers, but cancel culture did it first. For this and many more reasons, we're just in the early innings for products like Substack, Patreon, Gumroad, etc.
Eric Weinstein @EricRWeinsteinWatching @slatestarcodex and others go off line, I’m changing tactics. I need to move to become unfirable and uncancelable. I can’t be vulnerable to my advertisers or even my employer if this pressure can be put on anyone at will. It’s time to accept saying FU requires FU money.
June 23rd 20205 Retweets50 Likes
The amount of businesses closing both locally & internationally is pretty alarming.Alex Feinberg (Sustain Gluttony)🥩🏋 @sustaingluttonyWe are in the middle of a MASSIVE fitness industry shift In the last few months, Gold’s Gym, 24 Hour Fitness, and now GNC have filed for bankruptcy For millenials, this marks a changing of the guard
June 24th 202065 Retweets199 Likes
Where cure.fit has 5M downloads of the app, Shilpa Shetty’s app has 1M downloads. Individual creators are giving strong competition to corporates. Are these the times of world order changing?
Here is a working example of a Turing Tumble. This works in the binary principle. The computers run on basically this principle. This is the foundation of how Alan Turing basically invented computers. To have the kind of vision from that Board to a Computer is just mind-boggling to me. This is as basic as it gets on how computers work. Watch it here, don’t miss it.
Finally India is taking Private sectors involvement in to space seriously. I am so overjoyed by this, I can’t state this enough.ANI @ANIA new institution has been formed. It will be known as Indian National Space, Promotion & Authorisation Centre. It'll guide the private industries in space activities through ecnouraging policies in a friendly regulatory environment: MoS for Atomic Energy & Space, Jitendra Singh
June 24th 2020582 Retweets3,671 Likes
With the amount of earth-quakes hapenning/reported this year. Here is an interesting fact. That’s how fragile we are.
Here is a eye opening statement, though not a secret. Worth being reminded of this perodically.Adrian Twarog 🦘 @adrian_twarogAs a developer, I always thought my raises would come from better knowledge of libraries, frameworks, and good coding. But instead, they came from different sources entirely: - Good planning and communication - Project delivery on time - Consistent results
June 26th 20201 Retweet35 Likes
This Make-In-India narrative, is it a wave that will change things or just a small aberration? Atleast in the past we have not treated or nurtured the home-grown the way we should have. These things take time & its more about creating a consistent environment rather than anything else.pankaj mishra @pankajontechDiscarding Chinese products is a blatant and convenient tokenism The best way to express our national anguish and undying spirit of sovereignty will need deeper resolves Soldiers who sacrificed their lives protecting us deserve much more than our convenient acts of anger 1/n
June 18th 20208 Retweets35 Likespankaj mishra @pankajontechWe’ve been failing our homegrown innovations and entrepreneurs over the years I can think of Tejas Networks and Simputer as examples of products that languished and faced rejections The tenders made it easier for Chinese and European vendors to win telecom contacts
June 18th 20203 Retweets20 Likes
Love the message here about taking one risk every year. Its a similar advise “A founder is supposed to do some needle moving stuff every day”. The point is don’t just get stuck in the day-to-day chaos, think, plan & execute reaching the next level.
I have shared this once earlier but the amazing story Carl Sagan is, & the amazing story this is about find the circumference of the Earth with just sticks & shadows, had to share again :) You often don’t need complex tools, if you understand stuff at a granular level.
Someone wise once said. “The newbie knows all the rules. The pros know all the exceptions. The same thing applicable in the below design.Paul Stamatiou 🏡 @StammyJunior designer: This is not aligned Senior designer: It's optically aligned
Max Rudberg @maxrudbergOh no, can’t unsee… 😅 https://t.co/8JLIINAI0V
June 26th 2020632 Retweets4,158 Likes
Here is a bit of more material to add more context.
This post gives a peak into Canva & how its has used Google & SEO successfully to bring traffic to their site. Its an amazing read & just goes on to tell that how important content is going to be in future. Read it here.
Some really cool tricks here.Tanay Pratap @tanaypratapRemember that feeling when you discovered Inspect Element for the first time? I was like, "Look Ma! I can hack NASA now!"
June 28th 202019 Retweets354 Likes
Here are some crazy stories from the repliesKumar Harsh 🐺 @kumarharshMy brother actually had to do something similar recently while booking flight back home (when flights reopened). The booking site was not allowing to book flights on the date needed, so he just removed the disabled attr on the date, clicked it, and booked it. It ACTUALLY worked!
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Have you ever thought about piracy & copyright & all that. Here is a amazing story & replies which try to discuss the economics & ethics behind this. It doesn’t get simpler & comprehensive than this. Read it here at jasonrobertbrown.com
Here is a tool for all the web-developers out there. The best tool to check the responsiveness of your app. Download resposively.app
Here is a good primer on reading what goes into building Analytics for a consumer app. Its a crazy world in just trying to collecting & analyzing all this data & developing insights. Read it here.
Learn to make a Android App. No-experience required. freeCodeCamp.org
If you are founder, you should probably invest in your emotional wellness. Here is a good place to find the right mentors. yourdost.com