Amazon, Tesla, SuperMario, Yusra Mardini and TechWars: Determinism in Business

“Free will” apart from its daily usage, has ancient philosophical origins. The ancient thinkers on the “problem of free will” wanted to prove that humans have control of their decisions and actions. So if you bought a table, changed a job, created a revolution, supported a political movement, you did it because you wanted to.Continue reading “Amazon, Tesla, SuperMario, Yusra Mardini and TechWars: Determinism in Business”

The Queen’s Gambit in Business

Fedex, Salesforce, Health-Tech, Credit Algos and Cars24 Till I watched the Queen’s Gambit, I had a passing interest in Chess, rediscovered every few years leading to a few videos on openings and a few matches till the board went back into the shelf  for another couple of years. I certainly like the rest of the worldContinue reading “The Queen’s Gambit in Business”

Robinhood, 3M, Remaking Banks and Original Big Tech: The Week’s Most Interesting

In his book “21 lessons for the 21st Century”, Harari writes that the debate is no longer about Capitalism or Socialism. Both were made for the industrial era. Capitalism solved a bunch of problems. But models need to evolve. And we don’t have a model for the age of Info Tech and Bio Tech. We don’tContinue reading “Robinhood, 3M, Remaking Banks and Original Big Tech: 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”