I interviewed 5 billionaires this week— GREG ISENBERG (@gregisenberg) January 23, 2021
I asked them to share their lessons learned on startups, life and entrepreneurship:
Here's what they told me:
To outperform, you need serious competitive advantages.— Sahil Bloom (@SahilBloom) March 20, 2021
But contrary to what you have been told, most of them don't require talent.
10 competitive advantages that you can start developing today:
I\u2019ve gotten a lot of bad advice in my career and I see even more of it here on Twitter.— Nick Huber (@sweatystartup) January 3, 2021
Time for a stiff drink and some truth you probably dont want to hear.
THREAD: 10 significant lies you're told about the world.— Julian Shapiro (@Julian) January 9, 2021
On startups, writing, and your career:
How I run my business— James Clear (@JamesClear) December 31, 2020
2020 was my 10th year as an entrepreneur. Here are some "rules" I try to follow after a decade of stumbling around building my company.
(Not rules for all businesses. Just how I choose to run mine.)
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I've taught thousands of people make smart decisions without getting lucky.— Shane Parrish (@ShaneAParrish) February 2, 2021
Here is a thread on 5 of the biggest reasons we fail to make effective decisions.
THREAD: 15 of the most useful razors and rules I've found.— George Mack (@george__mack) January 16, 2021
Rules of thumb that simplify decisions.
How To Be Successful— Sam Altman (@sama) January 6, 2020
(At Your Career, Twitter Edition)
How to Get Rich (without getting lucky):— Naval (@naval) May 31, 2018
MEGA THREAD TIME— David Perell (@david_perell) May 10, 2020
Here are 50 ideas that shape my worldview.
These are my guiding principles and the light of my intellectual life. All of them will help you think better, and I hope they inspire curiosity.
So even if you won’t pick up a book, I’m here to make sure that you still end up reading enough of them.
On that note, here’s a 5-min MBA from Jeff Bezos (11/10) https://t.co/wVJkuB6LvQ
I just read all of Jeff Bezos's 23 letters to Amazon shareholders. And here's a thread with just one key-takeaway from each of these letters.— Sumit Grrg (@sumitgrrg) February 3, 2021
So if you're an artist or an entrepreneur looking to get some insight into the mind of this genius, read this right now. pic.twitter.com/vvT16mFq9K
Please retweet, so that if someone wants to support my (crazy) dream of making a living as a full-time reader can buy my e-book. It's a fine read, and all what I've to sell rn. Also, follow me.
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It’s like a mini MBA.
Here I’ve pulled out a free guide for startups, investing, marketing, and “web3”🧵
(It’s a thread, not an ebook)
First, why the focus on web3?
It’s the mid 90’s. A 30-year-old Jeff Bezos is trying to raise money for Amazon. And investors are wondering,
“What’s this internet thing?”
Fast forward, the year is 2022, and folks today are wondering,
Now, a little background…
In 1994, Bezos quit a well paying job to start Amazon.
It wasn’t an easy decision. But Bezos used his famous “regret minimization framework.”
In other words, he didn’t want to be 80 and regret not doing what he really wanted to do.
But what did he want?
Bezos didn’t set out to disrupt retail from the outset.
He simply wanted to come up with a business idea based on the internet and then let the internet grow around it while he kept working on it.
Today, that idea is worth $1.7 trillion and counting.
Moving on to the lessons…
Each year since 1997, Bezos has written an annual letter to Amazon shareholders.
These letters reveal a great deal of lessons and secrets behind his massive success.
So what are they?
Phil Knight is the co-founder of Nike.
I found this advice in the last few pages of Phil's memoir about creating Nike.
It's some of the best I've ever received:
Think long and hard about how you want to spend your time.
And with whom you want to spend it for the next forty years.
Don't settle for a job or a profession or even a career.
Seek a calling, even if you don’t know what that means.
If you’re following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the highs will be like nothing you’ve ever felt.
Here's a warning:
The best of you, the iconoclasts, the innovators, the rebels, you will always have a bull’s-eye on your back.
The better you get, the bigger the bull’s-eye.
It’s a law of nature.
(mental models and logical fallacies)
Whenever possible, confirm the "facts."
"Fact-checkers are just fake authorities anointed by the media, according to fact-checkers." — @naval
Authorities can make mistakes.
Don't fall for the "arguments from authority fallacy."
"In science there are no authorities; at most, there are experts." — Carl Sagan
Survival of the fittest argument.
Always think of multiple explanations for an argument.
Then think of tests to disprove each explanation.
Whatever remains has a better chance of being right than simply sticking with the first idea.
Two mental models that fit here:
Occam's Razor: When faced with multiple explanations pick the simpler.
Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." In other words, there can be honest mistakes.
So if you're an artist or an entrepreneur looking to get some insight into the mind of this genius, read this right now.
1997: Focus relentlessly on your customers and long-term growth.
1998: Here are the 3 criteria Bezos wants managers to consider when hiring (to set the bar high):
1. Will you admire this person?
2. Will they raise the average level of effectiveness of the group?
3. Along what dimension might this person be a superstar?
1999: How to think long-term? Think: it's good enough today, but it will get so much better.
2000: "In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” - Benjamin Graham
We aren’t 10% smarter when the share goes 10% up, nor 10% dumber when it goes down. We want to be weighed, & we're always working to build a heavier company.
1. Gates' Law
2. Parkinson’s Law
3. The Paradox of Choice
4. Hanlon's Razor
On startups, business, finance, investing, career, life and whatnot.
Here's a quick guide/refresher:
We overestimate what we can do in a year and underestimate what we can do in ten years.
It's the classic instant gratification versus long term mindset.
A ten year timeline will set you free.
Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
"How can you achieve your 10 year plan in the next 6 months?" — Peter Thiel
Forgive me for putting it right after Gates' Law. But why not?
The Paradox of Choice.
More choices make decisions hard.
Your friends can't decide what to eat? Don't pass the parcel. Ask them to pick between two options. Same for Netflix. And so on. Saves time!
Eliminate indecision by reduction.
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
Not everyone's out there to get you.
There can be honest mistakes.
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Scientists of the modern world credit an English scientist John Dalton (1766 CE -1844 CE) for the Atomic Theory.
And this is because, most of us are not even aware of an ancient Indian Sage named Kanada, who was the first to formulate the theory of atoms, almost 2600 yrs before Dalton and talk about earth's gravity.
Rishi Kanada was born around 600 BCE in Dwarka, Gujarat and he was the son of a philosopher named Ulka. He was fascinated with the minute detailing of the things right from his childhood. Once, when he was very young, he accompanied his father on a journey to Prayaga.
He saw plentiful grains scattered along the path leading to the shore of river Ganga. It's a tradition in Hindu families to scatter the grains for the ants and birds to feed on them. Suddenly, an ant caught his attention, who was feeding on a rice grain.
He was mesmerised by this very fact that how a small grain of rice becomes food for the ant but to satisfy the hunger of a person so many grains are needed together. This incidence made him realize the importance of a single grain of rice.
"Intraday Banknifty Strangle based on OI data"
(System already shared, today just share few examples)
-Trade timing after 9:45
-Check Banknifty change in OI data at 9:45, and identify the highest OI built up in call side and put side
-We will sell both strikes with combined premium as SL on both legs.
28th June 2021
At 9:45 trading at 35350
Highest OI in call side at 35500 CE and 35000 at put side
Strike selection 35500 CE- 35000 PE
29th June 2021
At 9:45 trading at 35112
Highest OI in call side at 35300 CE and 35000 at put side
Strike selection 35300 CE (232) - 35000 PE (150) Combined premium 382 , Both legs SL 382
30th June 2021
At 9:45 trading at 35002
Highest OI in call side at 35000 CE and 35000 at put side
Strike selection 35000 CE(176)- 35000 PE(213) Combined premium 389 , Both legs SL 389
Malappuram, Kerala 🚩
One of the Powerful Anjaneya Temples in Kerala. Hanuman temple is adjacent to Shri Ramar Sannidhi. Here Hanuman's head is tilted towards the left to hear Shri Rama's words. Shri Rama is entrusting Hanuman👇
Task of locating Mata Sita in Lanka.
Prathishta of Hanuman is done by Sage Vasishta. Eventhough this is Shri Ram Temple, importance is given to Hanuman
Shri Rama shares with Hanuman the Abhignana Vaakhyam, the words that would enable him to gain the confidence of Mata Seetha.
Hanuman stands leaning a little towards the left, showing how he hear Shri Rama's words and also assuring him Your Wish is my Command.
The Vigraham of Hanuman gives us the Strength, Confidence and Bhakthi.
There is a place marked here to show Hanuman’s leap to Lanka over sea.
Devotees run and leap over the stone for better health.Aval Naivedhyam is famous here. Those children who have nightmares are told to pray Alathiyur Hanuman. Mantra 👇
Pedi Swampnam kanarudhe
Pedi Swapnam Kandalo
Val Kondu Thattiyunarthename
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...". See You soon! 👉
And be in incredible shape in 4 months.
All you have to do is follow these 11 simple guidelines:
· Preparation meets expectations
What do you expect to be feasible for you? Can you let go of the things that got you here?
Never treat such an endeavor as a sprint. It's a marathon.
Set realistic goals.
There's only ONE shortcut to get there faster: DO THE WORK!
· Avoid processed food
Eating highly processed foods for just two weeks can lead to weight gain and body fat increase.
Eat real food.
Get 90% of your calories from single-ingredient nutrient-dense
· Studies indicate that a high-protein diet is essential for stimulating muscle growth and losing fat.
0.73–1 gram of protein per pound (1.6–2.2 g/kg) of body weight per day is best for maximizing muscle gain and losing that stubborn fat.
· Never trust your gut
Weigh and track your foods. Timestamp your eating habits.
Compare prices between going out and prepping at home.
This will give you actual numbers and the right education to move forward from being unaware to being actually aware.
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One of the most underrated empires to ever grace India is the kingdom of Bhurshut from central Bengal.
A medieval powerhouse this kingdom stood firm against the Pathan invasion from Orissa twice, and with each time devastating the enemy forces.
Along with this, we also have to note that this was the time when the empire was under the reign of a widowed queen named Bhavashankari.
She wasn’t even born in a royal family and yet she achieved what most of the kings couldn’t do
This begs the question, why does no one remember this great kingdom?
Bhurshut empire thrived from 15th century till late 18th century as an independent kingdom while acting as tributary state with full autonomy.
What’s even more puzzling is that no one knows about the great queen Bhavanshakari who thrashed the Pathans single handedly without the aid of their allies.
Gunaseela Mahatmyam,a chapter of Bhavishyottara Purana describes greatness of this place.
Venkatachlapathi of Tirumala Tirupati appeared b4 Gunaseela Rishi here,so Gunaseelam is known as Ten(South)Tirupati
Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal is in a standing posture with 4 arms holding sankha & chakra in the upper hands.The lower right hand is in abhaya pose,blessing devotees &left hand is in kati hasta,resting on waist.
A sceptre(senkkol)rests on right shoulder,with which this murti is believed to cure people affected by mental illness.These patient stay here for a period-48 days& participate in poojas&most of them get relieved of their problems.There is a temple run Mental Rehabilitation center
#storytimethread -As per Sthala Puranam,existence of this temple is due to efforts of Gunaseela Rishi, a disciple of Thalpiya Maharishi.
Thalpiya Maharishi along with his disciple Gunaseela Rishi once went to Himalayas.On his way back, Gunaseela Rishi stayed back at Tirupathi.
He was so wanted to have darshan of Venkatachalapathy in Gunaseelam near his asharam & bless the devotees.
He came back, bathed in the Cauvery,took blessing from his guru &undertook severe penance here in his ashram in Gunaseelam.
Made by James Howard Kunstler
Kunstler is said to be one of the best thinkers and authors of our modern era. He’s well known as an expert in energy economics, among other topics.
He is NOT a fan of Trump which makes his predictions even more interesting.
1) The election is re-adjudicated, fraud subtracted from the tally, and President Trump is declared the winner.
2) The mail-in vote for the Georgia Senate seat runoff is disqualified as systematic fraud is revealed. Stacy Abrams is indicted for organizing the fraud.
3) A number of political celebrities, DC swamp rats, K-Street hustlers, media figures, and tech company executives are arrested and charged with serious crimes around election fraud.
4) The CIA is purged and reduced to a strictly analytical role for advising the executive.
The Statue of Equality is a monument in India dedicated to the 11th-century Vaishnavaite Sage Bhagavad Ramanuja, commemorating 1000 years since his birth. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji in 2019.
In 2014, Sri Chinna Jeeyar came up with the idea to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Sri Ramanuja's teachings by building the Statue of Equality. The statue is constructed on an estimated 34 acres in Hyderabad, India.
It consists of a 216 foot tall statue of Ramanuja and is surrounded by 108 Divyadesams (model temples) and includes an educational gallery. The project budget is 1000 crore rupees.The foundation stone for the Statue of Equality was laid by Chinna Jeeyar.
The statue was built by Aerosun Corporation in China before being shipped to India. It is made of panchaloha, a combination of gold, silver, copper, brass and titanium. The statue relies on donations to fund its construction.
The temple is located on the 27,870 square metre second floor with a 120 kg statue of Ramanuja, representing the years he lived, meant for daily worship. The 1,365 square metre third floor including a Vedic digital library and research center.
Taking Down an Insider Threat
"I had all of the advantages. I was already inside the network. No one suspected me. But they found my hack, kicked me off the network...
...and physically hunted me down."
Many pentests start from the outside, wanting to see how the perimeter might be breached.
This pentest started from the inside. My client wanted to assume they had already been breached, and, if breached, how far could an attacker go.
Could they stop me once I was inside?
So they snuck me in. Disguised me as a new employee. Gave me a work computer, an ID badge, an account in their system... hell, I even had a cubicle w/my assumed name on it.
The only person who knew who I really was was their CISO. Everyone else thought I was Jeremy in Marketing.
During most of the first morning, I completed onboarding, made introductions, and completed menial tasks.
But I had to act quick. I only had a week onsite. I had to hack their network while not raising suspicion.
So I set about it.
You have to understand... most "Internal Pentests" are straight forward. The hard part is breaching the network, but once you're inside, it's a target rich environment. End of Life computers, default passwords, everyone a Local Administrator...