India’s e-commerce portal launches #Bigbillionsale & it goes for a toss
India`s biggest e-commerce retailer came up with a marketing buzz #bigbillionsale Go buy stuff for cheap. It failed miserably & in the end flipkart had to send apology letter to each of its signed-in users.
Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people’s rights, including the right to education.
HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT WITHOUT BEING A JERK
Dan Rockwell, in very simple post trying to send a message across. The post brilliantly mentions if you are a leader please do this & don’t this to be called as a jerk. You can get most of your work done being polite.
50 Websites Your Startup Needs to Succeed
Another interesting article from INC listing tools & trade a startup should have. The list includes all websites which one might look upon for help while building his/her shop.
Gartner lays out its top 10 tech trends for 2015
Gartner, the research firm has come with its prediction for next year, IOT, cloud computing & 3-D printing are on the list.
Marc Andreessen gives $500,000 to diversify high tech
Philanthropist Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, wife of silicon valley top VC Marc Andreessen, are giving $500,000 to three non-profits working on the front lines to bring more diversity to the high-tech industry. I loved the announcement, i hope more rich people come out with such cause to change our planet.
Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Presents His 10 Favorite Strips
Scott Adams is my favourite cartoonist, i read dilbert strips daily. I was delighted to see this article, funny part is that i had read only 2 of his favourite 10 before this blog came out.
The Biggest Failures of Successful People (and How They Got Back Up)
This is one of the most interesting piece from lifehacker i have read so far. It talks about the failures of top innovators & then provides you other side of story, how they fought back, won the race. #mustRead
Y Combinators: How to Start a Startup
In this course 3 more lectures have come :
Lecture 4: Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing
Lecture 5: Business Strategy and Monopoly Theory
Lecture 6: Growth
I am yet to watch these videos, i will post my notes in separate blog once i am done watching them.
3 Pearls of Startup Wisdom From Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel, the great innovator & startup guy advices startup to stay away for 3 things.
Don`t waste time competing with others.
Build a product which is niche
Form a company with people you know.
James Altucher on life
Love Yourself As If Your Life Depended On It
I am not going to tell more, go read the story. James & Kamal are the reason why i am so fucking awesome right now. I failed on verge of doing worst but the book/blogs/podcast from james & Kamal was a great motivation to me. I am in heaven, am feeling awesome & this state will continue.
Ep. 28 Kamal Ravikant: How to Become an Angel Investor with Only $1000
Everyone should watch this podcast, kamal talks about his failure & how he was on verge of dying. He then got this feeling of love yourself, which was medicine for him. He got back on feet & life too. I am so happy and cheered up after watching this i cannot explain in words.