Friday, 19 January 2018

Weekly Reading: Some interesting stuff

• An interview with Prashant Jain of HDFC Mutual Fund -

• Read a very interesting article on building the 10,000 experiment mindset instead of 10,000 hrs of deliberate practice -
Following the 10,000-experiment rule means starting your day with not just a to-do list but a “to-test” list like Leonardo Da Vinci. According to Walter Isaacson, one of Da Vinci’s biographers, “Every morning his life hack was: make a list of what he wants to know. Why do people yawn? What does the tongue of a woodpecker look like?”
As you go through your day, following the 10,000-experiment rule means constantly looking for opportunities to collect data rather than just doing what you need to do. It means adding a deliberate reflection process based on reviewing data before the day ends.

• The idea that restaurant prices can vary based on the day of the week and time of day is an interesting one -

• General Motors takes away the steering wheel and floor pedals from the new Chevy Bolt autonomous car -

• But in the background, one company solidified itself as a stalwart contender for winning the year: Nvidia. The company announced that it had a new chip custom-built for self-driving cars, and that it was working with more than 320 partners who would use the technology to power their vehicles. It also announced a gaming monitor the size of a television, creating a new class of large-screen devices with the refresh speed required for professional gaming -

• The intriguing story of how Shapoorji Pallonji bought into Tata Sons -

• Taking a break improves performance as Roger Federer will testify -

• The online streaming video channels are creating micro-niches for themselves across genres and demographics -

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