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Venture Partner, @chainvalleycap | Co-Founders, @thirdfiorg, @nasdex_xyz | ex-Google | #AI | #Blockchain | #Fintech | #Web3 | #SDGs
Feb 21, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
A violinist played for 45 minutes in the Washington D.C. subway.

Of the 1,097 people who passed by, seven stopped to listen to him, and one recognized him.

He collected $32.17 in tips from 27 passersby (excluding $20 from the one who recognized him). Image Only one person knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. In that subway, Joshua played one of the most intricate pieces ever written with a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.
Feb 21, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
The journey of #AI that started from the 1950s to #ChatGPT

🔹 1950s
In this stage, people still used primitive models that are based on rules. 🔹 1980s
Since the 1980s, machine learning started to pick up & was used for classification. The training was conducted on a small range of data.
Feb 13, 2023 5 tweets 5 min read
Best FREE Google Courses for 2023!

Google Project Management

Agile Project Management

Project Execution: Running the Project

Foundations of Project Management
🔗 Project Initiation: Starting a Successful Project

Project Planning: Putting It All Together

Google Analytics for Power Users

Fundamentals of digital marketing
Feb 12, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Why Planes Don’t Fly In A Straight Line On A Map!

Have you ever been on a long-haul flight and wondered why your aircraft is taking a curved route instead of flying in a straight line when you look at the inflight map? This is particularly noticeable when flying between Europe and the U.S. when aircraft fly over Greenland and Northern Canada rather than simply flying from point A to B as it would visually appear on a map.
Feb 11, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
The life of Malala Yousafzai is an incredible example of a rags to riches story. Malala was born into a conservative, poverty-stricken family living in the Swat Valley in Pakistan, a region rife with poverty and gender inequality. Image Despite the inequality she faced, Malala kept up her spirit and her dedication to her education.

At the age of eleven, she began writing a blog for BBC Urdu, speaking out publicly against the suppression of women's educational rights and extremist violence.
Feb 4, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
In 2008, Warren Buffett placed a $1,000,000 bet with the smartest hedge fund investors on Wall St.

He bet that over 10 years,an investment in a simple index tracker fund would outperform the very best hedge funds in the world.

The results were quite surprising. Ted Seides was CEO of Protege Partners, a leading “fund of hedge funds”.

It was his job to select the 5 best funds in the world.

All that talent, education and research within the hedge fund companies - and all they had to do was outperform a humble S&P index tracker.
Feb 4, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Allegations Of Fraud Have Now Wiped over $100bn From The #AdaniGroup, potentially making this the world’s largest corporate fraud as alleged and published by short-seller Hindenburg last week.

#AdaniEnterprises Hindenburg claims the Adani family has used offshore entities to artificially inflate Adani's listed company share prices, enabling them to take on more debt and leaving the group — according to the report — in a highly precarious position.
Feb 4, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
One cold night a billionaire met an old poor man outside. He asked him, "don't you feel cold being outside, & not wearing any coat?" The old man replied, "l don't have it but I got used to that." The billionaire replied, "Wait for me. I will enter my house now & bring you one. ' The poor man got so happy and said he will wait for him.The billionaire entered his house and got busy there and forgot the poor man. In the morning he remembered that poor old man and he went out to search for him but he found him dead because of cold,
Feb 2, 2023 21 tweets 4 min read
Interesting but scary Predictions for the Future (Part 2)

In 1980, Kodak had 170k employees worldwide & sold 85% of all film-rolls across the world.
Within just a few decades, their business model crashed & Kodak went bankrupt. Who would have thought of that ever happening ?? What happened to Kodak & Polaroid will happen to a lot of industries in the next 5-10 years & most don't see them coming.

Did you think in 2000 that five years later you would never take pictures using film again? With today’s smart phones, who owns a Camera these days ??
Feb 1, 2023 10 tweets 2 min read
How does ChatGPT work?

1. Training. To train a ChatGPT model, there are two stages:

- Pre-training: In this stage, we train a GPT model (decoder-only transformer) on a large chunk of internet data. Image The objective is to train a model that can predict future words given a sentence in a way that is grammatically correct and semantically meaningful similar to the internet data.
Jan 10, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
BYD, a Chinese auto maker is the world 2022 leader of the plug-in electric car market, ahead of Tesla.

The market includes battery electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid vehicle.

@BYDCompany sold 1.85 Million plug-in electric cars in the world in 2022. In 2021 & 2022, BYD had a growth of 232% and 213% YOY, respectively.

Let be fair, It's not a good thing to compare BYD & Tesla based on the plug-in electric car market.

#Tesla is producing only BEV while BYD is producing BEV and PHEV.

But, we can compare them on the BEV market
Jan 10, 2023 10 tweets 5 min read
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭?

#Decentralized apps, or "#dApps," are #smartcontract enabled software that work just like regular #apps but without a central authority. dApps instead utilise a peer-to-peer #blockchain to function. For example, the user data for a standard #Web2 service, like Twitter, is stored on centralized servers and is managed by a single organisation. Web2 apps are therefore vulnerable to censorship and one-sided control of user data, which makes them vulnerable to security flaws.
Jan 9, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
96% of the Problems are not seen by Senior Management

The concept was developed by Sidney Yoshida in 1989. He uncovered a poor distribution of power and information within the hierarchy. He found that company leadership was hardly aware of any of the real problems the organization faced. They were, as he put it, only aware of the tip of the iceberg.
Jan 9, 2023 13 tweets 3 min read
"The "Universe 25" experiment is one of the most terrifying experiments in the history of science, which, through the behavior of a colony of mice, is an attempt by scientists to explain human societies. The idea of ​​"Universe 25" Came from the American scientist John Calhoun, who created an "ideal world" in which hundreds of mice would live and reproduce.
Jan 8, 2023 10 tweets 2 min read
This may or may not be Steve Jobs’ own words but who cares!
It's the true factual of life.

"I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.
In others’ eyes, my life is the epitome of success.
However, aside from work, I have little joy. Image In the end, my wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

At this moment, lying on my bed and recalling my life,
I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in have paled ,
and become meaningless in the face of my death.
Jan 8, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Avoid crowded places!

#XBB15, the latest most evasive and contagious from USA/UK. Deafening silence in call for testing of visitors from there.

Wonder why? 🤔… #COVID19 Singapore news:

Everyone is advised to wear a mask because the new COVID-Omicron XBB variant coronavirus is different, deadly and not easily detected properly:- Symptoms of the XBB virus are as follows:
Jan 7, 2023 10 tweets 2 min read
*SON: "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"*
DAD: "Yeah sure, what is it?"
*SON: "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"*
DAD: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?"
SON: "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?" *DAD: "If you must know, I make $100 an hour."*
SON: "Oh! (With his head down).
SON: "Daddy, may I please borrow $50?"

The father was furious.
Jan 5, 2023 10 tweets 15 min read
List of Major Brands in #Web3
(with project links)

Tiffany & Co
Louis Vuttion
Hennessey (LVMH) 
Nike Puma
Trix (Nestle) 
Porsche (VW Group) 
Hublot (LVMH) 
Dec 31, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Happy New Year Eve to all!!

Can you believe we are coming to the end of 2022? Time sure flies when you're having fun (or when you're just trying to survive a pandemic). But hey, at least we made it to the end of the year! As we ring in the new year, let's take a moment to reflect on all the ridiculous things we've done in 2023. From Zoom happy hours to accidentally wearing mismatched socks on video calls, it's been a wild ride.
Dec 25, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
Warren Buffett calls him the smartest man he knows:

Charlie Munger.

Together they've built a $991 billion empire. And his speeches are a masterclass in decision making, rationality, and success.

Here're 10 of his best ideas to help you win at business and life: 1. “Knowing what you don’t know is more useful than being brilliant.”

Most people spend their lives wrestling with the consequences of poor decisions. But the truth is it’s much easier to avoid stupidity than try to be smart.

Admit you know nothing. Remove ego from the equation
Dec 24, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
“Last year, I had a life-changing experience at 90 years old. I went to space, after decades of playing an iconic sci-fi character who was exploring the universe. I thought I would experience a deep connection with the immensity around us, a deep call for endless exploration. "I was absolutely wrong. The strongest feeling, that dominated everything else by far, was the deepest grief that I had ever experienced.