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Ideas are more dangerous than Missiles.

I met yesterday morning with a good friend who dreams of an excellent future for Mauritius. He asked me how we unify people behind ideas when so many ideas are floating around, and false flags are planted to misdirect and… Continue Reading →

My views on Dogecoin

Recently I was invited to give a session on blockchain by the Rotary club, and it was a great experience. I was pretty impressed by the number of people who turned up and stayed until the end and asked many… Continue Reading →

History repeats : ICT Act for regulating the use of social media

I was asked to give my opinion on the Consultation Paper on proposed amendments to the ICT Act for regulating the use of social media introduced by the Mauritius government. The problem with advise is that it is like handing… Continue Reading →

Why aliens do not visit humans!

In 1632, Galileo published a book that stated, among other things, that the heliocentric theory of Copernicus was correct. Galileo was called before the Inquisition, and this time was found guilty of heresy. Galileo was sentenced to life imprisonment in… Continue Reading →

Kevin Kelly + Marc Andreessen – Being optimistic about the future

  This is a very rough transcript of a discussion between that I did for personal use, sharing it here in case anyone finds it useful   You can watch the amazing episode here :       KK   … Continue Reading →

A different way to look at privacy

When it comes to the topic of privacy, If you are the type of person who thinks, “I have nothing to hide” ” I do not mind sharing data for better services” it can be a good idea to read… Continue Reading →

How are companies/ brands perceived?

Vision, mission statements…blah blah. What is the importance of all this? How do you build a brand – why should there be a code of ethics and a “how we do things here” for every company? I think I finally… Continue Reading →

Better alternative to Elon’s rating system

Last week I wrote about how significant improvement was the proposed Journalist rating system is to improve news in general. Upon further reflection, I think the rating system is not going to solve anything only create more confusion, and we… Continue Reading →

Why I think Elon Musk is doing a service to humanity with his rating system

Human beings are fragile; they are affected by everything. The warmth or coldness of the cup you are holding, the ambient light, music, the tone of voice, a small change in facial expression, everything affects the narrative going on in… Continue Reading →

What should Facebook do

I had predicted earlier that Facebook would come under fire this year for inadvertently becoming the tool used to hack democracy. –(link). So this is what I think Facebook should do: Give a choice for people who do not want… Continue Reading →

My thoughts on what twitter should do

Twitter’s announcement today echoes an article I wrote a few months ago. Achieving continuous product market fit requires letting go of the very thing that made us successful in the first place. Somehow it feels wrong, but that is the… Continue Reading →

Attitude Determines Altitude

Start slow, never give up and keep going. This guy is going places with such great belief systems. A bad attitude is like a flat tire; it won’t get you anywhere unless you change it. A positive attitude is like… Continue Reading →

The art of making predictions and getting them wrong!

About a year ago, we were at an Italian restaurant in Palo Alto with our lawyer who is a wise man. We were talking about our kids and other topics the discussions also touched American politics. What is your opinion… Continue Reading →

A Different Reason Why Twitter Could Become a Digital Ghost Town

A recent article in the The New Yorker predicted the end of Twitter and said it was because the product is confusing and there is growing wave of harassment and abuse. Three incidents that happened recently gave me a realization… Continue Reading →

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