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THIS IS WHAT YOU DO

You get up at whatever time you need to get up. Maybe it’s early because you go to bed early and want those morning hours for yourself or maybe it’s later because you’re more of a night owl and thrive in the evening hours.
You grab some form of breakfast. Sometimes it’s whatever you can throw together. Sometimes it’s something you prepared in advance. Sometimes it’s drive-thru.
You get anyone other than you ready for the day ahead. Maybe it’s your partner at home. Maybe it’s your partner (or partners) at work. It could be your children. It could be your colleagues. It could be anyone but you.
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I have a "time ownership" challenge for you.

Read through this short thread if you're up for it.
STEP 1: Identify ONE area where you excel.

Prince excelled as a musician, which is pretty broad. But he was also a tremendous guitarist (Eric Clapton called him the best guitarist in the world). Figure out your one area and write it down at the top of a sheet of paper.
STEP 2: Write down three small things you need to do to get even better at that area.

then...

STEP 3: Write down three small things you want to do to add even more skill/expertise to this area.
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I’m not a fan of the term "to do" (or "to-do"). It just doesn't resonate with me. I know the term is clearly a part of the lexicon, but I'm at a point where I'd like to adjust peoples’ vocabulary when and where I can. I think I can start with these 3 alternatives. 🧵 1/13
TASK

This is probably the easiest to adopt because it's already used by different apps and tools that help you get things done. The interesting thing about the word "task" is while it can mean a single item it can also mean a single item with many variables inside of it. 🧵 2/13
In essence, a task can be a project when defined that way. For example, here's how Robert Greene uses the word "task" in his book Mastery: “Your Life’s Task is to bring (your uniqueness) to flower, to express your uniqueness through your work.” 🧵3/13
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#Thread on the memeification of the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial:

Alright, so I know I'm going to get hate for this thread, but I'm a bit fed up of seeing the hundreds of (mostly Heard) parody videos + memes from the trial, and I'm a bit sick about what they represent.

1/n
First: everything I know about the trial, I know against my will. I've never sought out, read up on, or watched videos of the trial - until it started seeking me. Until I wasn't able to escape it. Until it became pop culture the same way Trump did, *before* he was elected.

2/n
Second: I'm not going to get into the facts of the trial, because at this time, everyone has their own facts (her truth, his truth, the truth).

Irrespective of the trial's outcome, Heard has already lost. She's not a survivor, she's not even a perpetrator, she's a meme now.

3/n
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Naval warfare was transformed in the late Middle Ages by the adoption of guns. But was this a gradual or sudden process? Read this thread to find out more… #thread #navalhistory #gunpowderdan
This change can be illustrated by looking at two 15c. English warships. Henry V’s great ship, the Grace Dieu, completed in 1420, of 1,400 tons, was the largest English royal ship built before the seventeenth century but possessed a grand total of…3 small guns
By 1497, Henry VII’s slightly smaller ship, the Regent, of 1,000 tons, had as many as 225 guns for an expedition to Scotland
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A thread about vaccines and why vaccinated people are catching COVID-

The vaccines that were developed were against the original (alpha) strain of the virus that causes COVID-19. Unfortunately, by the time we ramped up vaccination efforts, a mutated strain (delta) took over…
Luckily we found that the vaccines still worked pretty well against delta, and the overwhelming majority of breakthrough infections (vaccinated people that still got sick) were not severe and did not cause hospitalization or death…
Things were going well until data from other countries suggested that immunity seemed to drop a bit over a time, but boosters could “re-up” that immunity. Things were improving, and then in walks omicron…a variant with over 50 mutations (viruses are really good at mutating) 😱..
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Spain industrial production down 0.9% yoy in October.

"Robust recovery" Image
Spain added value by sector.

"Robust recovery" according to the government. Image
Spain retail sales.

"Robust recovery" according to the government. Image
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I keep thinking about the 23-year-old software engineer from IIT Hyderabad, who has been caught and jailed for giving a rape threat to Virat Kohli's infant daughter.

I'm glad he's being held accountable - but it's disturbing and tragic to see: this is who we are now.

#Thread
His background seems antithetical to his actions:
- He studied in a premiere Indian education institution
- He worked at a top-tier food startup
- He is a software engineer who was studying to do a masters in the US
- He is from a higher socio-economic background
- He is 23!
And yet, why would a young Indian, who was well on the path of achieving the Indian 'middle-class dream', peddle in and pursue such horrific hatred?

What's more disturbing is: this is not even a question being asked, because of how normalised and endemic this hate has become.
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#Thread on 'Commodification fatigue':

I haven't been able to write much since the second wave. Initially, it was the emotional toll that led to, what is called, 'compassion fatigue' (aka, I was dead inside). But I realise now it's more than that: it's 'commodification fatigue'.
2/ I'm exhausted. Of seeing how the internet has turned every thought, feeling and action into a commodity. And worse, we have now started ascribing value to people based on whose emotion - in the shortest, smartest, snazziest way - can fetch the most likes, shares & validation.
3/ So there is a performance pressure on everyone to 'build in public':
From startup founders to estate agents to doctors, everyone has to now be a content creator, to stay relevant.
And from engineers to lawyers to artists, everyone has to now be a commentator, to feel relevant.
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While we're having fun being exasperated by the heat. We want to put it into context. The Rogue Valley is forecast to see max Temps at or above 100 degrees for 9 days in a row (starting yesterday). There have been only 3 times in our history (since 1911) where this has happened.
Two of the streaks reached 10 days (August 1967 and July 1962). The 3rd reached 9 days (August 1990). The other important part of this, is that our overnight low temperatures will only reach into the mid to upper 60s to 70s. This does not give people a chance to recover at night.
Please check in on your neighbors and friends throughout this heat wave. If you know someone who has a broken A/C (or no A/C), invite them over for a cold beverage (be safe with COVID, please). If you're working outside, take frequent breaks in A/C.
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ReconAfrica – No Oil? Pump Stock. Viceroy's latest report is now live

@viceroyresearch is short Reconnaissance Energy, a oil junior specializing in stock promotion & insider enrichment. $RECO is a bad operator, on the ground & in the markets.
viceroyresearch.org/2021/06/24/rec…

#thread 1/
RECO’s mining assets are not highly speculative: they are borderline imaginary. Once it’s promotional veil has been pulled back, we believe $RECO will revert to trading as a speculative, but highly unimpressive, penny-stock. $RECAF $0XD:FRA 2/
$RECO consistently markets its exploration allotment as a potential shale (unconventional) play, highlights the drilling campaign is to confirm “organic rich shales”, showcases a scenario valuation based on shale, and commissions engineering reports on unconventional basis. 3/
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#Thread on "Don't spread negativity"

Since the pandemic began, a lot of citizens raised their voices online to try and hold our governments and media accountable to doing better by us in this time of crises.

Here's what we were countered with online:
Do we know how the money we donated to the government funds is being used? Is it being used to build medical infrastructure?

"Don't spread negativity"
Should we be allowing such massive crowds in cricket matches? Should we be opening up stadiums in Gujarat for people to gather in such huge numbers without any social distancing?

"Don't spread negativity"
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Since i've been talking about FDI, let's start a thread on investments in data centers in Malaysia.

1) In Feb, at the launch of the Msia Digital Economy Blueprint, PM TSMY announced the conditional approval for Google, AWS, Microsoft to build datacenters

channelasia.tech/article/686411…
2) These "cloud service providers (CSP) are expected to invest between RM12-15 billion during the next five years, equating to approximately US$3-3.7 billion."

I haven't checked but I am not aware of any of these companies making public announcements of such commitments.
3) As far as I'm aware, these tech companies are still concerned abt the cabotage policy imposed by @weekasiongmp on the repair of under seat cables. @anthonyloke objected strongly to this policy in parliament last year.

theedgemarkets.com/article/tech-c…
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1) Going to start a thread on why I urge the govt to allow cinemas to reopen again, slowly and carefully

#ReopenCinemas

@GSCinemas @TGVCinemas

Please RT if you agree with the points I will make in this thread
@GSCinemas @TGVCinemas 2) If you are not aware, GSC and TGV cinemas have been closed since the start of the MCO 2.0. MBO, a smaller cinema chain, announced the closure of ALL of their cinemas last Oct & the company has gone into liquidation.

The industry has suffered greatly under the COVID crisis.
@GSCinemas @TGVCinemas 3) But wait a minute, you crazy ah, want to go an sit inside a cinema, an enclosed space for up to 2 hours (maybe more if you are watching Avengers Endgame). You want to start a cinema cluster ah? Bodoh punya orang... doktor apajenis ni?
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Ordered @DoorDash because I am tired, kids are (kind of) doing school remotely, and it was a hard day (this is relative). I walked out with a mask on to grab the food. A mom, a dad, a baby and toddler brought my food. It's almost 7pm. #Thread
On the one hand, I am glad for people that we have a new economy available where people can make money through an app to deliver food and other good to people who need said food and other goods. On the other hand, as I watch the middle class shrink and
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer history tells us this doesn't go well. Also, as a mom whose greatest gift is her two kids (now teenagers)...I look at those babies in the back of a car who maybe should be in bed, warm and cozy and off to sleep
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.@POTUS @realDonaldTrump
#thread Dear Mr. President, I want to start this series of tweets by saying I am neither Republican or Democrat. I'm not excited about a Biden Presidency because the cynical nature in me says no matter what party is in power, it's business as usual.
I believe power truly comes from the people, and it is a population's responsibility to be educated in the process of government, understand the differences between a democracy and republic, how the legislative system works on all three levels, and have a basic... (cont.)
...understanding of civics from the most local of levels to the highest in the land. You have spent a large amount of time on this platform and I thought this might be the best way to get this message to you. I believe in America, its people and the process. (cont.)
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Heute war der #Corona-Massentest für alle betroffenen Schüler & Lehrkräfte an der Schule des Sohnes. Ein Musterbeispiel für die Effektivität* einer Unternehmung wenn drei Institutionen (Schule, Gesundheitsamt, Rotes Kreuz) daran beteiligt sind. #Thread

*das völlige Chaos
Einbestellt waren alle auf 11:00 Uhr. Nun würde der naive Leser ja erwarten, dass zu diesem Zeitpunkt etwas vorbereitet sein sollte ... mitnichten. Weder war irgendwas aufgebaut oder jemand vom DRK vor Ort, noch war irgendein Vertreter der Schule anwesend um Informationen...
weiterzugeben, wie das ganze ablaufen soll. Also standen etwa 40 Kinder plus Eltern planlos auf dem Schulhof rum. Natürlich fingen alle Eltern & Kids sofort an in Gruppen, mit Masken zwar, aber deutlich unter 1,5 m zusammenzustehen um sich ausführlich auszutauschen.
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On December 23, 2019, Breonna Taylor tweeted about how happy she felt about paying off her debt. She would start 2020 debt-free, and that accomplishment "makes my whole heart smile."⁠

Today I cannot read that without my heart breaking.⁠

[thread] 👇🏾
Look at her Twitter handle, "Pretty N Paidd."

She should be alive today, tweeting about paying off debt, telling stories about budgeting and saving, on Zoom calls with the debt-free community, launching the Pretty N Paid Podcast.

She should be here with us today. /2
So -- What can we do?

The Marshall Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that specializes in journalism about criminal justice. ⁠

Its extensive reporting "establishes facts, exposes failures and examines solutions for a criminal justice system in crisis." /3
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#Thread on the Vilification of Bollywood:

Of late, a pattern has emerged, where the Hindi film industry has relentlessly been under attack, accused of everything from 'nepotism' to being a 'drug mafia', with people holding Bollywood celebs more accountable than our politicians.
2/ Yes, the industry isn't perfect by any standards. It has a long way to go before it addresses the skeletons in its cupboards (and there are many). As does ANY other industry in India.

The difference is that Bollywood's many issues are a source of gossip for the larger public.
3/ And this gossip is the intoxicant that politicians and pliable news media have now recognised as most potent in keeping the public from questioning those in power.

We don't have data on migrant deaths, MSME closures, doctor deaths, but we know Rhea's entire Whatsapp history!
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#Thread on #TheOutrageTrap:

As the weekend has brought with it some calm, it may be the right time to talk about the relentless outrage that preceded it, this time led by, upon & because of Kangana Ranaut, that spilled from online to offline and captured much of the news cycle..
2/ It matters little what happened and why; what matters instead is the trap I see most of us, particularly people who identify as liberals and left-leaning, repeatedly fall into: the outrage trap.

We are both bait and prey for this trap, and both consumers and products of it.
3/ Typically set in place by media, politicians and provocateurs, it uses social media algorithms, echo chambers, our dire need for social validation plus FOMO and peer-pressure to its advantage, to get us to be angry about things that were designed for exactly that reaction.
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"At age 23, Tina Fey was working at a YMCA.
At age 23, Oprah was fired from her first reporting job.
At age 24, Stephen King was working as a janitor and living in a trailer.
At age 27, Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and decided to go to art school.
#thread 1/
At age 28, J.K. Rowling was a suicidal single parent living on welfare.
At age 28, Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips) was a fry cook.
At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter.
At age 30, Martha Stewart was a stockbroker.
At age 37, Ang Lee was a stay-at-home-dad working odd jobs.
2/
Julia Child released her first cookbook at age 39, and got her own cooking show at age 51.
Vera Wang failed to make the Olympic figure skating team, didn’t get the Editor-in-Chief position at Vogue, and designed her first dress at age 40.
3/
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#Thread for Young Journalists:

Until 2018, for 7 years, I was visiting faculty at Jai Hind College, Mumbai, where I taught News Reporting to Third Year BMM students of Journalism (I'd started my career as a reporter for HT). As a teacher, here's what I'd tell my students today:
2/ Dear students, for the last few years, we've witnessed the steady, tragic decline of journalism in our country, to a level where news broadcasters today are brazenly peddling fake news and unabashedly selling manufactured opinion as 'BREAKING NEWS'.

What a shame this is.
3/ I remember how the first thing I'd tell you to write in BOLD on the first page of your notebooks was the sentence, 'No one gives a shit about your opinion.' Because as journalists, your only job is to report facts.

Funny how news today has devolved only into (shit) opinions.
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#Thread on #JEENEET Exams:

In less than 48 hours, the JEE gets underway, even as India reaches the highest #COVID19 per day cases globally. There have been many reports of students taking their lives for the fear of giving exams in a pandemic, but there's been no postponement.
2/ Even if, miraculously, the Education Ministry does postpone these exams tomorrow, it would be besides the point because of the spectacular damage that these exams have already done to lakhs of students in India: even more so than they do every year.

And what a shame that is.
3/ It's no secret that the education system in India is broken, but the impunity with which politicians disregard student mental health is shocking.

Almost 50% of India is under 25; yet there is 0% empathy for students, and what we do to them in the name of 'competitive exams'.
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I don't recommend individual stock picking for 90-95% of your portfolio (if you choose to do it at all).

But if you hold individual stocks, know your ideal sell price and/or stop loss price.

Unlike index funds, individual stocks are not necessarily ... /1 #Thread 👇🏾
... an asset that you want to buy-and-hold forever. After all, how many companies have lasted for 50+ years?

Instead, you'll want to decide -- upfront -- that once a stock crosses $ X per share, or enjoys Y% in gains, you'll either (1) sell, or (2) enter a stop-loss order. /2
A stop-loss order allows you to let the asset continue growing gains indefinitely, but automatically sells the stock once it drops below a threshold that you choose.

It allows unlimited upside but protects your downside, thus locking in your gain (or mitigating your loss). /3
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