The Business Stories that go Unnoticed: Tech in 2021, Winklevoss, Germany and China, Neural Networks and Sanpo-Yoshi

Lise Meitner, Bibha Chowdhury, Andree de Jongh,  Irawati Karne, Jean Purdy and Anandibhai Joshi and in a sense Alan Turing inspire me to my theme for this week. While each of their stories in unique and beautiful, let me give you a couple of small anecdotes. Lise Meitner along with Otto Hahn discovered the processContinue reading “The Business Stories that go Unnoticed: Tech in 2021, Winklevoss, Germany and China, Neural Networks and Sanpo-Yoshi”

Biden, MI, Ant, Gig Economy, WeWork: The Irony that is Life

Taoism is a philosophy of China, which celebrates 3 treasures, compassion, humility and frugality. Around the 9th Century, Taoists wanted to prepare a material for medicinal purposes, but also something that could be the elixir of life (something that grants eternal life or immortality). Predictably they couldn’t create it. In all these experiments they finally ended up creating another substance. Gunpowder.Continue reading “Biden, MI, Ant, Gig Economy, WeWork: The Irony that is Life”

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”

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”

Iran, Saving the Internet, Walmart, Elon Musk and Hong Kong: The Week’s Most Interesting

Hi,Since never before in our times was economic survival so intertwined with human survival, economies opening everywhere and record jumps in coronavirus cases is very similar to the Protogoras’s Paradox (https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/35296/protagorass-paradox-an-unsolved-court-case). I will leave it up to your imagination as to how they relate to our times, but trust me the debate has just started. There are a bunch of articlesContinue reading “Iran, Saving the Internet, Walmart, Elon Musk and Hong Kong: The Week’s Most Interesting”

Modi, Antartica, Bezos, Inequality & Covid Internet: The Week’s Most Interesting (18.05.2020)

This week was a phenomenon the World was waiting for. India’s measures for the COVID situation meant the global economy would also get a boost and it was the last major economy to announce any measures.There are, for all the options. two definitive ways to come out of an economic crisis. Keynesian economics tells you that theContinue reading “Modi, Antartica, Bezos, Inequality & Covid Internet: The Week’s Most Interesting (18.05.2020)”

Gates, Cars, Digital, Culture and Coffee: The Week’s Most Interesting (25/04/2020)

It’s been a week of uncertainty. Across the world, we seem unsure on how to spend the next few weeks fighting COVID. Most of the money, sanctioned for unemployment in America has already been used up, Kurzabeit (similar to furlough but more direct) is showing limited impact on German businesses. The global economy has hitContinue reading “Gates, Cars, Digital, Culture and Coffee: The Week’s Most Interesting (25/04/2020)”