Abhishek Rai

Learning to write essays.

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Police & Judicial Apathy

Another gang rape in UP

It’s not a one off crime. Crimes took place under Samajwadi Party’s tenure; 2012 to 2017. It’s just continued.

The victim’s relative is in deep shock. He is asking for help. He is hopeless.

It got me thinking. How can he get justice? How can law and order prevent crimes?

Each winning party promises shiny things, such as express ways, not roads. They promise metro, not buses. They promise malls, not regularisation of vendors. They promise prosecution of corrupt and criminals, not police and judicial reforms.

Modi’s focus on ease of doing business is unwavering. He never talks about the independent police force. He never talks about independent financial reforms. He never talks about judicial reforms.

Whatabout Nehru, Indira and Narsimha Rao? Well, if they couldn’t, why don’t you?

Since they didn’t, which allowed criminals to abuse the system, so you

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What I’m doing now

November 2017
Bahikhata: A news website.
Newsletter program for a company.
Health
Reading


2016- October 2017

Validate Product
I am validating a product/ service idea for digital marketers.
We do research which marketers can use…

  • To run campaigns
  • Plan content
  • Taget audience Update: Could not validate the product.

I am shifting my base to Guragon or Bengaluru.
I am following Derek’s advice Live where luck strikes .
Update: I went to Bangalore for a month. I interacted with a few people. I have come back to Delhi.

Health
I am working on my health. It’s about three things.

  • Eat home cooked food three times a day.
  • Walk/ Cycle/ Swim for 30 minutes a day.
  • Free weights 3 times a week. Update: Faltered again.

Read
I am reading again after long time.
I want to read a book a week to start with.
Now I am reading Why Children Succeed.
Update: Opened few books on Kindle.

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India Needs Schools Not Silicon Valley

 Imitating Silicon Valley Won’t Solve India’s Problems.

Startups are the new magic wand. It will eradicate poverty. It will create endless jobs. It will educate everyone without the need for schools and colleges.

 Old Wine In New Bottle

Tata imitated the steel plants. So did India’s PSUs. Then we imitated Detroit. Then we imitated telecom. Now we want to imitate Silicon valley.

 Best Indian Startups Are Medicore Or Xof Y

Flipkart is our best startup. 2nd best is Snapdeal or Paytm. 3rd best is Quikr or Ola or Shop Clues Or Ask Me. All are imitating or copying a successful business elsewhere. Just that we call it by different names. We finance it through different ways.

 A Long Haul

Can we import success overnight? Silicon valley thrives on more than 200 years of education, research, free enterprise and great government policies.

 Public Goods Lead To Great Enterprises

Mexico

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80% Of Success Is Showing Up

Tren Griffin writes an interesting blog called 25IQ. Every weekend he shares a dozen or so sayings from successful businessmen, founders and personalities. It is not just interesting, but very inspiring.

Recently he shared Steve Blank’s sayings, a VC who is credited to floating the idea of lean start up first.

He writes that 80% of success depends on showing up, starting, putting things out, shipping, doing …

You don’t have to be the smartest person, but showing up is 80% of the game. My career has been all about just showing up and people saying, ‘Who’s here? Blank is here. Let’s pick him.’ Volunteering and showing up has been a great thing for me. But all along the way, I’ve always been very good at pattern recognition. Picking signal out of noise. Not smarter than everyone else, but more competent perhaps at seeing patterns.” Things like being on time, being there when leaders

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If you only do one thing, do this

Immediately after every lecture, meeting, or any significant experience, take 30 seconds — no more, no less — to write down the most important points. If you always do just this, said his grandfather, and even if you only do this, with no other revision, you will be okay.

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