In this episode I’m talking to Ashish Bedekar who is the Chief Product Officer of Piconets (a company which is working on revolutionising Content Delivery Network system by working acceleration the last mile performance. To simply say he is making the Internet sites you see daily, load on lighting speeds and meanwhile decrease the cost.
He is also a productivity expert and a start-up mentor. He works with many start-up incubators to nurture and support start-up companies who are focusing on clean-tech, energy, Internet of Things (or IoT).
There are a lot of small tools and apps you’ll learn in this episode about and can implement to improve your productivity.
So without further adieu, please enjoy this conversation with Ashish Bedekar.
Links and references from the episode –
Person’s mentioned in this episode –
- Vala Afshar
- Elon Musk
- Prakash Advani – Founder and CEO of picoNets
- Sam Harris (mentioned by Himanshu) – Founder of WakingUp App and Course on meditation
Apps and tools mentioned –
- A Good Notebook and a pen
- Contact+ for enriching your address book
- CloudHQ – Gmail productivity suite
- Evercontact – it can check your email signatures as well and enrich your contact details from many thinkable (or unthinkable) sources
- Nudge app
- Grammarly App – AI and cloud based grammar and context checking app.
- Hemingway App – this app improves your writing and helps you make it bold and clear.
- MessagePath – This app is an intelligent copy editor for businesses.
- Calendly app – It helps you schedule meetings without the back-and-forth emails.
- Doodle app (Himanshu mentioned) – This app also is similar to Calendly and you can Book meetings faster with the smart scheduling power of Doodle.
- Scanbot Pro – This is an all-in-one Mobile scanning solution.
- Scan documents with Google Drive (mentioned by Himanshu)
- Few meditation apps mentioned by Himanshu –
- Waking Up
- Pacer app
- Nike+ Run Club
- AfterShokz bone conduction headphones
- Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- Works of Malcom Gladwell
- Revisionist History Podcast
- Talking to Stranger (Audiobook) – mentioned by Himanshu
Movie(s) Mentioned –
Interesting references –
- PicoNets – the company he’s is the chief product officer at.
- What is Edge computing?
- What is DNS Resolution? – (Stanford definition)
- Mobile World Congress Americas (LA)
- NN4D (Navteq Network for developers)
- This Isn’t the First Time We’ve Gone Driverless. The Last Was 100 Years Ago – the related article while Ashish shared his view on Autonomous cars vs Automatic Lifts.
- Another interesting article on lifts – The Hidden Science of Elevators
- Future adoption of technology can be mapped with adoption of Food in the past.
- Podcast Ashish mentioned about potato being used as food in Europe for the first time – The Secret History of the Future – Meat and Potatoes
- Another Podcast mentioned – Part Time Genius
- Monogrammed T-Shirts were used in Prisons by inmates. (an article about their history)
- Lobsters were used by lower class people in their meals but now they are rich men food. (an article about it’s history)
- History of Short Messaging Service or SMS (an article about that)
- Missed call marketing
- Elon Musk explains why Tesla’s Cybertruck windows smashed during presentation – Verge Article
- Could Drones Replace Fireworks? (A Brilliant video show casing drone-works)
- How to make slime with contact lens solution?
- Play-Doh Was Originally Meant For Something Very Different
- When Doctors Prescribed ‘Healthy’ Cigarette Brands (1930s-1940s)
- For that Healthy Glow, Drink Radiation!
- Himanshu mentioned RCS message (mistakenly mentioned as RPC in the episode) – RCS is successor to SMS messages. Read this article for more details.
- Dikshit Diet – Ashish follows this diet currently which consists of two meals a day
- Vipassana – Ashish is starting up with this method of meditation (Introduction to Vipassana)
- Why your brain is utterly creative just before sleep
- Kekule’s Dream of Benzene
- What Ashish want to put on a billboard – What would you do with your 24 hours today?
- MVP – Minimum Viable Product
Quotes from the episode –
- Innovation always happens at the edge.
- No man is an island ― John Donne
- Approach in Start-up mentoring should first be genuinely helping the mentee all the way. Not the money. Money is a bi-product.
- Nothing is more practical than a good theory. ― Kurt Lewin
- College not just gives education but it gives Network of alumni’s as well.
- Life is not a program where things are pre-defined. It’s unpredictable.
- Hindsight is always 20/20.
- A good student can get the best out of a bad teacher as well. (Himanshu)
- When you want to predict about the future, it’s good to go back to the past and see which forecasts were made and which ones out of those turned into reality in our present.
- Fear of Missing out (FOMO) is the fuel for our over reliance on social media.
The ways you can connect with Ashish Bedekar –
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