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Every traditional media outlet and its compatriots, the ones who get paid to voice the traditional media opinion are bashing Robinhood. It is not just about the gamified features in Robinhood or the halt in trading sessions that is attracting this.

It is about the shifting power dynamics. It is…


This post was originally posted on The Startup Project Podcast blog.

The GameStop incident is an anecdote of a larger phenomenon that will be more common in the future. There have been events like GameStop before but not in the capital markets, not at the same scale. …


This post was originally posted on The Startup Project Podcast blog.

The Basics:

Crowdfunding allows retail investors who are not accredited to invest in early stage companies and get equity in return. This is different than the Kickstarter’s of the world. In Kickstarter campaigns, the backers do not get equity in the…


Languages are often considered as a standard mode of communication. There are standard definitions for each word defined authoritative institutions, there are standard tests that test for these standard language skills as they are defined.

But like most things, the theory and practice differ in nature.

The theoretical and practical…


This post was originally posted on The Startup Project Podcast blog.

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Archimedes said this 2000 years ago, but it is more applicable today than ever. The quote underlines an important aspect of the economy that we live in.

There is a powerful framework that can be employed to understand the…


[This post was originally published in my blog, here.]

Hulu purchased the rights of Seinfeld in 2015 for $150 Million. For the same deal after 4 years Netflix wrote a check of $400 Million. During these 4 years, neither Larry David nor Jerry Seinfeld (creators of Seinfeld) has done any…


Netflix spent $16 billion in 2019 on producing and acquiring new content. Amazon pursued its originals journey with $6 billion. Quiby, a yet to launch streaming service raised a billion dollars to create a catalog for millennial’s.

There is an incredible amount of spending from both the legacy media companies…


1/Emergence by Steven Johnson

As a concept emergence is everywhere. It is also one of nature’s biggest mysteries. Understanding emergence opens up a new way to think about many contemporary problems like city planning, media production & social media products.

2/Meat Racket by Christopher Leonard

Like telecommunications, the meat industry…


Reading is a way to gain experiences that would otherwise be not possible. Experiences are only as good and as real as you retain them.

In spite of being the differentiation factor from other species, the human brain has its limitations.

The human brain will subconsciously grasp and ingrain into…


It is easy to know the value of a product or service which is used often and is accepted as something worthy to pay for. Everyone agrees gold coins are valuable even if they don’t know the current gold rate in their currency. …

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