I am attending Emerging Worlds at MIT Media Lab as I write this.
Steve Jobs once said, “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy”.
Came across an interesting slide that takes a cue from this during the presentation of Bill Aulet.
Successful Entrepreneurship = Spirit of a pirate + Skills of a Navy Seal.
Such a meaningful equation. Entrepreneurs often underestimate the execution skills.
Came across this beautiful sentence.
The Troops Eat First, Officers Eat Last. This is an undisputed quality of a great leader.
It reminds me of Simon Sinek‘s book called Leaders Eat Last. The same sentiment. In fact during a conversation about the book between Simon & a Marine Corps General, the General said – Officers Eat Last.
A great leader always cares for his people. Just like a just King always puts his people first.
It’s the same principle why the companies who don’t have ‘people first’ attitude fail more often than not.
I just finished reading an interesting article about how UN is using Virtual Reality as a tool for social change.
I have seen a lot of VR experiences, however this video made me realize VR as a powerful medium of Storytelling.
Video: Clouds Over Sidra
Description: The Zaatari Refugee Camp is home to 130,000 Syrians fleeing violence and war. Children make up half the camp’s population. This is the story of Sidra, a 12-year old girl who has spent the last 18 months in Zaatari.
I’d suggest to watch this with Google Cardboard or Oculus/Vive, but if you don’t have that, watch it on mobile to get a decent 360 degree experience instead of on a PC.
So I was in Chennai for 2 weeks (20 Nov – 4 Dec 2013) to attend PTMT on Real Analysis.
(PTMT = Pedagogical Training for Mathematics Teachers)
Prof. Kumaresan has dedicated his life for Mathematics Education, from last 20 years, this man has been running MTTS without any breaks.
Now he has started similar program for mathematics teachers, known as PTMT. This was the third PTMT.
Yesterday night, at about 12am I was reading Nehru’s Independence speech – Tryst With Destiny. The same time when it was being delivered by Pandit Nehru 66 years back! What a remarkable speech it is!
I feel ashamed that I didn’t read it earlier!
If you haven’t read it yet then go, read it first. Here you’ll find it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryst_with_Destiny
There is also a very short but original video of the speech – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wUcw8Ufx_Y
So I was in IIM Ahmedabad for AppFest 2013. The event was a huge success. About 600-700 young minds participated in the event.
On the first day there were lot of talks on mobility and gaming. The topic assigned to me was – Rise of casual/social games.
Second day was hackathon & challengethon. Guys started coding at 9.30am in the morning for straight 24 hrs till 9.30am next day. It was great to see their energy and passion. True, energy is contagious.
These sleep deprived participants had to present their apps on the third day in front of jury. Each team had 3 minutes to do presentation.