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Video based Education through BeingSkilled

Videos are perhaps the best form of medium for teaching.  When you have a doubt, you replay it over and over until you get the things just right. Teachers at times, reaches to their saturation point and others, they just beat up their Students.
If you are a student struggling with any level of education, please, talk to us. We will get all the resources in this world to help you.

 

- learning with contexts / examples through Videos, anything with just touch of a touch. get skilled, be skilled.
 

Work Ethics, Work Culture & Co-Workers

 

When you are on path of entpreneurship, you will keep on experiencing new things everyday, perhaps everyhour. These experiences will build you stronger.

Following are mine:
- working with amateurs ( can kill you, mentally disturb you )
— co-worker would write an email like - “ hi, this needs to be published”.
--- having no idea about business email etiquettes they would write anything expecting that their message is clear and so is their english.
— co-worker would send 10 different tasks in 10 separate email and expects to get replied to each of them individually.

Most of the employees are busy shopping on e-Commerce Websites, Share Trading. Perhaps because the work isn’t engaging enough to keep them occupied in their work.
That's why even the team of highly focused 55 individually creates a multi-Billion Dollar company and rest of the workforce struggles to make a dime. The great disparity between their revenue per employee is the sign that highly focused and passionate employees should be hired, nurtured and others should be fired ( gracefully ) to save the times of both parties.

I certainly will not want that kind of work culture in my organization,

Writing Skills - Important Tips from Elite Authors

Technique of Character Characterisation

Charles Dickens - Very explanatory Author

Useful Resources

Following are some of the resources I bookmarked years ago in a hope that I will visit them to discover what's in there and how can they be useful. Please visit the Websites and share what you see there and how benefitting they were to you.

  1. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/10/why-germany-is-so-mu...
  2. For new entrepreneur : http://justinkan.com/how-to-pitch-your-startup-on-stage
  3. http://www.feld.com/archives/2014/10/founder-suicides.html
  4. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8409020
  5. http://www.defmacro.org/2014/10/03/engman.html
  6. http://startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec04/#
  7. http://nautil.us/issue/17/big-bangs/how-i-rewired-my-brain-to-become-flu...
  8. http://rocketship.fm/
  9. http://startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec03/
  10. http://www.markevans.ca/2014/09/30/startups-fail-theyre-bad-ideas/
  11. http://www.fastcompany.com/3036378/my-creative-life/slowgrams-what-one-s...
  12. http://blog.frontapp.com/three-months-at-y-combinator-what-its-like-and-...
  13. http://www.mikeperham.com/2014/10/02/introducing-inspeqtor/
  14. http://www.wired.com/2014/09/run-startup-like-cult-heres/
  15. http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-cause-of-bad-writing-1411660188
  16. http://paulgraham.com/before.html
  17. https://taiga.io/#
  18. http://peternixey.com/post/36061229722/how-you-can-do-it-alone
  19. http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2012/11/18/entrepreneurshit-the-blog-...
  20. http://tommorris.org/posts/2506?
  21. https://training.kalzumeus.com/newsletters/archive/consulting_1
  22. http://paulgraham.com/startupideas.html
  23. http://infolab.stanford.edu/~ullman/pub/focs00.html
  24. http://tommorris.org/posts/2506
  25. http://matt.aimonetti.net/posts/2012/11/14/engineers-suck-at-finding-rig...
  26. http://www.jamesyu.org/2012/11/18/startups-should-think-big-and-start-sm...
  27. https://www.hipmob.com/documentation/tutorials/couple.html
  28. http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/why-linus-torvalds-would-rathe...
  29. http://al3x.net/2012/11/11/alone-together-again.html
  30. http://bruun.co/2012/11/19/i-dont-call-myself-an-entrepreneur
  31. http://gigaom.com/2012/11/17/youre-doing-it-wrong-7-tactics-lean-startup...
  32. http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-11/fyi-how-israel%E2%80%99...
  33. http://picdigest.tumblr.com/post/36067442160/hi-im-scott-and-im-a-solo-f...
  34. http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/11/ff-mat-honan-password-hacker/all/
  35. http://highscalability.com/blog/2012/11/19/gone-fishin-tumblr-architectu...
  36. http://tomayko.com/writings/adopt-an-open-source-process-constraints
  37. http://whimsical.nu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/bookshelves.jpg
  38. http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4790464
  39.  

Recipes for Success ( from Elon Musk, Will Smith, etc. )

  • Beat on your craft

  • Crazy work ethics
  • Spend hours on it and soon you will be mighty
  • Learn to embrace  confrontation do that.
  • Converting vision into action -  determination
  • Intensity of Vision should be so strong that you will destroy everything in between.
  • Great vision comes with new picture ideas
  • Belief in yourself / others / the cause.
  • Trust them to trust you
  • Try to fill yourself strength, if you can’t then have people who believes in you that you can.
     

Things To Do

  • Grow Skills for the next major role you will have and you may want.

  • Build things 1000x better than your nearest competitor ( while listening to Elon Musk's interview ). Don't be linear.

Branding means Singularity

Often we look at Brand and we are filled with positive emotions. Brands like ZARA, MARS, TATA, Apple, Google, Virgin are some of the World's most admired companies. Most of them are decades old, yet love for them keeps on increasing every single day.

So, what is it that differentiates most admired companies with the moderatedly / least admired ones?

Key to answer is forgetting the concept of singularity.

Branding is synonym to Singular and if you cannot get this thing straightly, there will be recuppertions.

FMCG brands like P&G has over 150 sub-brands / product lines, each (assumption) of them having their own Marketing and PR Department. A single sane customer cannot remember all of the names resulting in dilution of Brand.

Had the product lines be under single Brand, remembering them would have been easy. TATA ( a conglomerate ) for example has every single company under the TATA Brand, for example: TATA STEEL, TATA MOTORS, TATA SALT, TATA CHEMICALS, etc. Since the TATA is very trusted brand, all of its Product Lines instantly becomes trustable.

It takes minimal sense to relate the trust with entire brand once you have trust built with any of the Brand's product line. Rest of the products are marketed by that one Product which is happily used by the Customer.

Likewise, All products of Apple carry Apple Brand Logo. There is no Mango or anyother logo on the devices. Product Recognition by Customer becomes stronger which is a sign of efficient Branding.

 

 

 

The Magic is in Cash and the Cash Flow

Cash is Liquid. With infinite options to choose from, you become opportunistic with Cash. Cash gives you the leverage, you decide the terms and play power-negotiations game.

Cash is equally important for institutions.

Without the Cash, all leverage is lost. You run out of options.
there can be times when you will have spent all your money over petty things like parties, luxury travel, etc. Then the struggle period arrives and you cautiously spend your cash.

There are multiple ways to be Cash Rich, following are a few:

1. Saving Money

Can you survive 5 days with 150 bucks. Well, that’s totally an art. Saving Cash is important. It is easiest to liquidate ( it is already liquid after all ). Cash gives you power, to seek out opportunities and make most of them.

Try putting artificial constraints on yourself and see if you could become disciplined towards spending money. Categorize your Spends, Monitor them and Optimize them. Map the Cash Flow.

Every penny saved is Penny Earned. Stick to that rule and you will end up with a lot of them.

2. Defer the Payments using Credit Card

Credit Card is not evil, Your indiscipline is. If you become disciplined with finances then you can play with Credit Card and can enjoy Interest Free additional Credit for maximum 45 days.

Following are the best practices:
Never exceed 50% of your monthly income using Credit Card in any particular Month. This is critical as otherwise you will be struggling to pay the bills which could lead to disasters.

Pay well before time. Credit Card Companies thrives when users become defaulters. Don't be one of them, don't pay the fines and interest rates which are quite obnoxious. Always pay well before the due date.

3. Invest in Equity Instruments with Dividend Option

Dividend is a brilliant discovery / invention in the field of investments. Companies declare dividends which essentially means sharing a portion of profit with the stakeholders. This is the way to shed / share some of the cash with stakeholders. This means Investors will be getting some cash in different time intervals which could be put to better use.

Can you think of more ways to become Cash Rich ? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below.

 

YouTube Channel covering my Journey across India

I have traveled over 70,000 miles in India ( same places at different times, over and over ) and everything about India fascinates me. Being my motherland as well as homeland, every mile of its land is priceless, beautiful, fascinating ( and all good words ) for me.

Now my love has evolved even more, thanks to my random travel plans, meeting hundreds of amazing people. I have started documenting my journeys in form of Videos. So if you are curious to know where all I traveled, how exactly I traveled, what all did I see, check my YouTube channel at "My Indian Odyssey"

If you are traveling in India, follow me on Twitter and post your videos / tweets / pictures using the hashtag #myindianodyssey.

See you there and have a happy journey !

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