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Why oracle’s move to buy, tick-tock is a bad idea

Oracle is the 2nd largest software company that largely escaped the scrutiny on the amount of data they have on people, which is probably more than Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook combined! They just escaped it by being perceived as… Continue Reading →

Covid 19 – why the USA is heading for a disaster

I have been monitoring the air traffic over various regions, and I firmly believe the US is going to have it worse than Africa. Lack of leadership, coupled with a significant crisis, is a clear sign of a declining empire…. 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 →

Embracing the double-edged sword called technology

Language is technology.  The words Claudiu’s famine – written on the walls of Rome lead to his assassination. The limited characters used in twitter, text messages, etc. continue to cause a revolution in our times.   Words can be used to… Continue Reading →

Every man hears only what he understands - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 

Every man hears only what he understands – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  

Artificial Intuition?

I sat down for a late breakfast with my friend Debashish yesterday, and naturally, the discussions veered slowly towards AI. The subject was which feature in our product should we AI enable? I came up with some ideas. After a… Continue Reading →

Handling fears at 3 years old

When I was a child, whenever I visited my grandparents, we went to a bath in springs in a village in India. On one of those trips, an older boy pushed me into one of the water sources, which at that… Continue Reading →

City to City travel by Rockets

Three weeks ago, we heard from Elon Musk about plans for the city to city travel using rockets. I wrote an article 6 months ago that this is going to happen and rockets will disrupt the entire first and business… Continue Reading →

History – everything has happened before

Everything that is happening now has happened before. Without going into the theory that we are living in a simulation that is designed to play out a DNA evolution experiment, even in the short history of humans, everything is a… Continue Reading →

Radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making.

Radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making. The secret behind the success of Ray Dalio’s hedge fund that made more money than any other hedge fund in existence! Also, explains why radical transparency is not always easy to achieve. . . .

Certainty

If you develop an absolute sense of certainty, you can accomplish those things other people are certain are impossible. - Tony Robbins

If you develop an absolute sense of certainty, you can accomplish those things other people are certain are impossible. – Tony Robbins

Scale yourself first – or step aside

Everyone is in a hurry, hurry to make money, hurry to capture market share, hurry to see ROI. The consequences of scaling your company faster than scaling yourself is what we see when people like Parker, Travis, etc. are kicked… Continue Reading →

Having experience is not longer an advantage. It could mean you are an expert of the past.

TEDx talk of my friend Vidia Mooneegan. “Having experience is not longer an advantage. It means you are an expert of the past” – Vidia Mooneegan Here is his TEDx talk: . PS: Yes, the image on top – that… Continue Reading →

I am a fan of Shawn Corey Carter

Jay-Z was inducted the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a historic achievement which marks the first time in history that a rapper has been accepted into the prestigious organization. Here is what Obama, a friend of Jay-Z, had to say about… Continue Reading →

Timeline view of books read this year

I was tinkering this morning with the timeline solution developed by Northwestern University Knight Lab, and started making a timeline of the Men in Men of Mathematics – a book I have been reading. Then I started playing with it… Continue Reading →

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