US, Lebanon, Argentina, Australia and Human Genes: The Week’s Most Interesting

When Taleb explained to the World the concept of the Black Swan, the high impact of the event was the danger, but the low probability of such an event happening was even more dangerous, because you just couldn’t prepare for it. The problem is he never talked about what happens when two Black Swans happen back toContinue reading “US, Lebanon, Argentina, Australia and Human Genes: The Week’s Most Interesting”

Big Tech, Education and Italy: The Week’s Most Interesting

The world moved on to its normal order of business last week. From the US Congress setting up the most valuable Zoom call in the world to India revamping a 40 year old education policy the main dishes of last week were quite interesting. There were appetisers and desserts of Rafale jets being bought, andContinue reading “Big Tech, Education and Italy: The Week’s Most Interesting”

Canva, EU, Digital Japan, Mitron and EIA 2020: The Week’s Most Interesting

Individual, Company, Country and Continent have all their individual struggles. The most beautiful struggle ever documented is Macbeth’s struggle with his conscience. It’s the most difficult struggle when you need to win over yourself. The concept of the greatest battle of your life is the most common universal theme in the world. And the storiesContinue reading “Canva, EU, Digital Japan, Mitron and EIA 2020: The Week’s Most Interesting”

Pinduoduo, Revolut, Snaptravel, Big Mac and Kirana Tech: The Week’s Most Interesting

If you could sum up all the billions every time they would appear in newspapers, I think 2020 would show the highest sums (surprisingly). Somehow during COVID, at least according to me, people have realised it’s the new eye catcher. And Jio and Google have certainly helped. So today I try to jump on the bandwagon butContinue reading “Pinduoduo, Revolut, Snaptravel, Big Mac and Kirana Tech: The Week’s Most Interesting”

Intel, Softbank, Venture Capital, Payment Apps and Upgrad: The Week’s Most Interesting

Philip II of Macedonia set the stage and the foundations of the army for his son Alexander. Before him the army was quite ordinary and hardly had anything special about them. He was known for all the changes he made to the entire structure of the army, including starting the practice of uniforms, regiments (calledContinue reading “Intel, Softbank, Venture Capital, Payment Apps and Upgrad: The Week’s Most Interesting”

Tesla, Nikola, Lazarus, Putin and the end of Neo-Liberal Economics: The Week’s Most Interesting

I will spare you my introduction monologue, because I think the articles would do justice by themselves. This week I take you through 2 very interesting comparisons in Business, valuation and politics. The comparisons are not competitions, they are comparisons of ideology and thought processes.  A vs B is not always about which is better, but sometimes,Continue reading “Tesla, Nikola, Lazarus, Putin and the end of Neo-Liberal Economics: The Week’s Most Interesting”

Wirecard, E-commerce, Supermarkets, Chinese Manufacturing and Slack: The Week’s Most Interesting

LONG INTRODUCTION, BUT AN INTERESTING STORY On May 4th, 1915, Chinese students and citizens started a protest against economically stronger Japan and decided to boycott all Japanese products as a protest against Japanese aggression against China. The boycott lasted for weeks. In 2006, the Great American Boycott was conceived by immigrants in the USA to boycott products made in America.Continue reading “Wirecard, E-commerce, Supermarkets, Chinese Manufacturing and Slack: The Week’s Most Interesting”

Google, Delhivery, SMIC, VC and COVID Recovery: The Week’s Most Interesting

A rather sad week, with possible war on the border,news of suicides, and rising cases. Some streaks on sunlight as at least one big company keeps its promise of being debt free as compared to the massive defaults we are used to of the last couple of years. So this week I wanted to do 2 things. The firstContinue reading “Google, Delhivery, SMIC, VC and COVID Recovery: The Week’s Most Interesting”

Frank Dodd, Pharma Czars, Tax Design, Frank Sinatra and Vaccines: The Week’s Most Interesting

This week was simply a continuation of everything we spoke about last week. The markets kept going up and so did protests. Bolsonaro ensured that Brazil’s forests were on a continuous track on deforestation, oil supply was down by almost 3 million barrels and Jio landed another investor. Do read about the points above. They tend not toContinue reading “Frank Dodd, Pharma Czars, Tax Design, Frank Sinatra and Vaccines: The Week’s Most Interesting”

Bread, China, Podcasting, Zoho and Colombia: The Week’s Most Interesting

Till last week there was one difference between 1968 and 2020. Racial discrimination protests had not happened in 2020. Last week that too caught up with the world with the sad death of George Floyd. 1968 saw the “Hong Kong flu” which killed hundreds of thousands of people across the world. You know the pandemicContinue reading “Bread, China, Podcasting, Zoho and Colombia: The Week’s Most Interesting”