Magic Leap is back

Magic Leap 2 will be launching next year - but the bigger news is that they're now focusing on enterprise applications. It never made sense what an average consumer would do with an AR headset. Yes, there's the Angry Birds game but other than that, it has no real utility for that $2300 price tag.… Continue reading Magic Leap is back

Web3 >> Big Tech

Had an old online friend on the pod last night. He mentioned reading something on Twitter that said - working in big tech today is similar to working in the banking industry in the early 2000's. What led to this? Twitter: Huge accounts hyping up Web3.Pace of Innovation: Web3 space churning out novel applications and… Continue reading Web3 >> Big Tech

Fireside: End-to-end Production

Mark Cuban's Fireside launches to all creators. After doing this podcast thing, I found how every step in the process is siloed and requires single-purpose tools. Why don't we have an end-to-end production tool? Fireside seems to be tackling this problem. It offers creators tools to create, edit, distribute, promote, measure, and monetize. Broadcast live… Continue reading Fireside: End-to-end Production

Product vs Distribution

What should I focus on: Product or Distribution At the end of the day, it all comes down to the product. However, distribution is important too. No one is gonna know of your amazing product if they aren't aware of its existence. Earlier this year, when I started building something with my buddy, it was… Continue reading Product vs Distribution

Apna: India’s Youngest Unicorn

Apna became India's youngest unicorn last month. It's basically LinkedIn for blue and grey collar workers. I tried it out and it's very effective. One of the types of unemployment is frictional unemployment. It's temporary and happens as a result of the "friction" in the job search process - that is every obstacle/process getting in… Continue reading Apna: India’s Youngest Unicorn

How Google can combat Fake Reviews?

Google Maps has a ton of fake reviews (especially in India). So when making a decision on what cafe, restaurant or experience to go to, I usually trust pictures. If that sushi looks good, there's an 87% chance it also tastes good. How is Google currently combating the fake review situation? Google has a program… Continue reading How Google can combat Fake Reviews?

Secret to Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Rapid Growth

Bored Ape Yacht Club took NFT world by storm - going from 0.08 Ethereum mint price to now a $1 billion market cap in a few months. There are a couple reasons - striking aesthetics, community perks and surprisingly utility. However, I think the most important was the story. BAYC originated from something close to… Continue reading Secret to Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Rapid Growth

Why Strava wanted to slow down users in its early days?

There was a time when the team realized - they had created a highly competitive atmosphere. It was almost over the top where users were constantly going out to chase their PR (personal record). This made new users feel intimidated and unwilling to stay on the platform thinking that they weren't good enough or fast… Continue reading Why Strava wanted to slow down users in its early days?

How ‘My First Million’ podcast got off the ground as part of a win-win deal?

Shaan met co-host Sam Parr (Founder of The Hustle) in his mastermind group. This was before The Hustle was a newsletter. It was just a conference back then. At that time, they made a win-win deal. Sam needed a venue for speaker dinner and Shaan wanted to build a high-quality network. So in exchange for… Continue reading How ‘My First Million’ podcast got off the ground as part of a win-win deal?