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Friday 19 January 2018

Weekly Reading: Some interesting stuff

• An interview with Prashant Jain of HDFC Mutual Fund - http://www.morningstar.in/posts/44081/conversation-prashant-jain.aspx

• Read a very interesting article on building the 10,000 experiment mindset instead of 10,000 hrs of deliberate practice - https://medium.com/the-mission/forget-about-the-10-000-hour-rule-7b7a39343523
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 -  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-11/bob-bob-ricard-restaurant-plans-to-revolutionize-the-way-you-pay-to-eat-out

• General Motors takes away the steering wheel and floor pedals from the new Chevy Bolt autonomous car - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-12/gm-drops-the-steering-wheel-and-gives-the-robot-driver-control

• 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 - https://qz.com/1179116/best-of-ces-2018-nvidias-chips-googles-thirst-razers-project-linda-riding-modobag/

• The intriguing story of how Shapoorji Pallonji bought into Tata Sons - https://www.bloombergquint.com/law-and-policy/2018/01/16/the-mistrys-acquired-stake-in-tata-sons-from-jrd-tatas-siblings

• Taking a break improves performance as Roger Federer will testify - https://amp.scroll.in/article/844329/the-most-important-lesson-roger-federers-wimbledon-win-has-taught-us-has-nothing-to-do-with-tennis

• The online streaming video channels are creating micro-niches for themselves across genres and demographics - https://qz.com/1180832/people-are-using-netflix-hulu-and-amazon-prime-in-very-different-ways/

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