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Category: Readings

Things to read for this weekend

General Knowledge:

Personal Development:

  • The Art of Asking Good Questions – Safal Niveshak – Socratic questioning is systematic, disciplined, and deep, and usually focuses on fundamental concepts, principles, theories, issues, or problems.
  • The four elements of entrepreneurship – Seth Godin – Explains about entrepreneurship and what they are made up of. Of the 4 only risky part of it gets highlighted. Entrepreneurial behavior isn’t about scale, it’s about a desire for a certain kind of journey.
  • Freedom, Fairness and Equality – Seth Godin – Freedom doesn’t mean no responsibility, Fairness isn’t a handout, And equality doesn’t mean equal.

Personal Finance:

  • How to review a mutual fund portfolio – FreeFinCal – Simple ways in which a mutual fund portfolio associated with a long-term goal can be reviewed. This is a grey area in personal finance and there is no optimal way to do this.
  • This is your edge – Wise Wealth Advisors – “Progress happens too slowly to notice. Setbacks happen too quickly to ignore.” As a nation, we would continue to progress. Media will keep amplifying fears and anxieties. What you need to do is continue to stay invested. What can be simpler than this?

Analytics:

  • DoubleClick for Publishers and Google Analytics – Analytics Pros – DFP is a way for publishers to manage their ads across multiple sources and channels, in short, an Ad server. This article also explains the various reports which are useful for adsense users too.

Programming:

  • Bliki: IntegrationTest – Martin Fowler – Integration tests determine if independently developed units of software work correctly when they are connected to each other. The problem is that we have (at least) two different notions of what constitutes an integration test – a narrow one and broad one.

Things to read for this weekend

Security:

Finance:

Personal Development:

  • 13 Secrets to Becoming a Better Writer – Safal Niveshak – Some tips on writing. Which can help other investors too as writing helps in formulation of thoughts, which help your followers to get grips on your thought process.
  • Your Theory – Seth Godin -The problem having theory for everything. Like markets will immediately after it reaches unsustainable PE, etc… Theories of us always based on observed assumptions, if the assumptions do not hold, then the theory we have formed too do not hold.
  • Stuck on what’s next –  Seth Godin – When confronted with too many good options, it’s easy to get paralyzed. This is common way if getting stuck.
  • Getting paid what you deserve – Seth Godin – Because people don’t make buying decisions based on what’s good for you-they act based on what they see, need and believe.

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Things to read for this weekend

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Things to read for this weekend

  • Constructive dissatisfaction – Seth Godin – learn to extract constructive dissatisfaction if it helps you to be better. Comparing for the sake of feeling sad is useless.
  • In search of competition – Seth Godin – If you don’t have competition, then find one. People value one more if they have readily available competitor to compare.
  • Goddess with yellow face – Devdutt Pattanaik – Explains about Durga and various symbols and colors associated with her.
  • Guru of gurus – Devdutt Pattanaik – 24 learnings of guru of gurus.
  • Unbridled capitalism – Seth Godin – explains side effects of unbridled capitalism, how it becomes race to bottom.
  • The crisp meeting – Seth Godin – making meetings crisp, so that developer as well as users are on same page.

Things to read for this weekend

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Personal Finance:

Biometrics and Authentication:

Things to read for this weekend

Marketing:

  • Power and Marketing – Seth Godin – Marketing about power and with power. Power dynamics of marketing messages and how to choose between them. Marketing is about human nature and promises and who we see when we look in the mirror.
  • Fear of Escalations – Seth Godin – Escalations and how to manage it. If front line is discouraged of escalating and also not given enough power to fix things, then it will simply alienate the customers.

Personal Development:

  • Do not believe what you read – Subramoney – So when you hear a story…ask for the missing stories…between the lines. Learn to question the coherence that media tries to project. Coherent story is always a biased story.
  • Rejection and the four paths – Seth Godin – 4 path’s one can take when rejected. Arrogance, Depression are 2 of the paths, but they do not lead anywhere. learn to avoid those 2.
  • The problem with Direct Experience – Seth Godin – When we reserve direct experience for the places where it matters—how we feel about the people in our lives, or the music we’re listening to or the painting we’re seeing, we have the priceless opportunity to become a better version of ourselves. The rest of the time, standing on a higher ladder and seeing a bit farther is precisely what we ought to seek out.

Mythology:

  • The myth of Cultural Marxism – Devdutt Pattanaik – Introduces you to the term cultural Marxism. In case of Indian context its characterized by labeling someone as congi and constantly alienating them.

Hygiene Factors:

  • Valuing Hygiene Factors – Seth Godin – Hygiene Factors which is not seen when its present but visible when its gone. Infosys’s iRace debacle was because of these hygiene factor of designation itself.

Things to read for this weekend

Self Development:

  • On being Discovered – Seth Godin – Article helps you in throwing out the fallacy of being discovered and sets you on the path of being sought after.
  • “But we needed the eggs” – Seth Godin – Article tells about various types of addictions we have, and tells about addictions which are productive.

Personal Finance:

  • Stick to the plan – Cognicrafting – Indraneil’s take on what is worth doing in raging bull market. Only those who view things in terms of opportunity costs can be at ease in the bull markets.
  • Shareholder Value Creating – Subramoney – An article on joke called “Shareholder Value Creation”. BFSI plays this practical joke often. Newbie’s would get the idea of loot that happens in BFSI space.

Things to read for this weekend

Personal Finance:

  • Investors and worrying – Subramoney – Article tells about “worrying” that is inherent in short term market punters. Glad that markets obliged these worrying folks and decided to go down. 😉

Management, Marketing:

  • Greed isn’t good – A VC – Fed Wilson’s take on managing greed, the thing that manifested recently in breaking up of bitcoin.
  • The taxi or the cruise ship? – Seth Godin – The basic decision one needs to make in businesses. To be small volume differentiator or large scale operator.
  • How to decide which task to delegate – HBR – Some tips for delegation. 6 types of tasks that can be effortlessly delegated.
  • How to become the expert in Your Niche – Quick Sprout – Neil patel explains the path one needs to build expertise in field of interest and grow quickly in it.
  • How Successful People Think – Gary Vaynerchuk – Though sounds like boasting, contains the essence of what to do when you cant set a path for greatness. The 2nd route is called continuous improvisation. The CI approach very thing this piece is about.

Things to read for this weekend

Happiness:

  • Pursuit of Happiness – Subramoney – Some tips to help you prioritize your life. I deal read for those who are always on a run.

Marketing:

Investing:

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Social Media:

Things to read for this weekend

Personal Finance:

  • Why I Don’t Talk About My Stocks Publicly, And Why You Shouldn’t Either – Safal Niveshak – Tells about how the fallacy of taking a public stand leads to ruin for investor. The public stand doesn’t allow one to change his mind when the facts of investments change (which can happen in weeks/days time too!!!!).
  • Money Management: Where to Start and How to Start – Free Fincal – Asks one core questions that leads to successful financial life. This post distills core essence of goal based investing. This post exactly where you should start your journey of personal finances.
  • Latticework of Mental Models: Echo Chamber Effect – Safal Niveshak – The problems that arise from not having contrarian views in our friend circle. The reason American media couldn’t understand rise of Donald Trump was because of their own echo chamber. It does have significant bearing on investor too.

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Things to read for this weekend

Personal Finances and Investing

  • Investing in shares HURT badly – Subramoney – Explains the churning one must go through to be an equity investor. The pain one encounters in holding off and selling equities. Remember in equities no pain means no gain.
  • Women wake up! – Subramoney – Article focuses on what all needs to be done by other half of personal finances. This covers the basic ground of what needs to be taken care by men as well as women when planning for their finances (PS: Its applicable for both.).
  • What You Need to Succeed in Investing (Hint: It’s Not Genius Brain) – Safal Niveshak – A discussion kind of setup to explain basics of investing. Explains why investing is a marathon not a sprint.

Mythology

  • Why do Hindus prefer birth anniversaries to death anniversaries? – Devdutt Pattanaik – It tells about religious underpinnings why birth matter more than death. the memory of death inhibits progress, and idea of moving on, hence death is considered as inauspicious. The auspicious direction is the east (purva) from where the sun rises. The auspicious orientation is the north (uttar) where stands the still and permanent Pole Star.

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