Saturday-Pentacle – Week 33 – 2019

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 33 – 2019

A recent episode of my Podcast

Monica Chopra

Episode 11 – Monica Chopra (The Eco Trunk) – Living an ethical Lifestyle, contributing towards a sustainable planet and bootstrapping an online store! – In this episode I’m talking to Monica Chopra, who is an entrepreneur and has built up a company named The Eco Trunk which curates eco-friendly products on their online store, to help people live a conscious lifestyle of Veganism. She herself is a Vegan and cares a lot about the environment and the carbon footprint.

In this conversation, we talk a wide variety of things starting from her own story. Leaving a high paying career to finally go forward to her calling and building up The Eco Trunk from scratch. How our environment is getting worse and what measures we can take as individuals to reduce our carbon footprints. We also talk about challenges she faced as a young entrepreneur and go In detail about the issues like pain points of the modern online stores like package delivery system and sustaining the company.

If you wanna listen to the audio, please click the above link.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Throwback to the Delhi trip sometime ago!
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…Click the photo below to read the entire story.


An audiobook I loved and recommend —

Sapiens – A Brief history of humankind – This book changed my world view. It literally taught my history of us humans. A great timeline of billions of years described in hours. But this is not just a history book, it contains a perspective about our existence. How empires grew, how they fell, how the current humans evolved from many human tribes.

Narration from Derek Perkins is amazing. I loved the book and I think every human being should read it.

If you want to read this book for free. Audible gives a book free for my readers. You can go here and start your free trial. In case you love it, keep going or cancel anytime.


A movie I loved –

Superbad – This is not an intellectually stimulating movie. It is funny and a little out of the lines. But this great to watch. Jonah Hill nailed it in many sequences of this movie. It’s a college drama about two friends trying to get alcohol for one of the boy’s crush’s house party. So much happens in between them getting to the alcohol. There is a character in the movie you wanna watch out for – McLovin. Plus Seth Rogen as a police officer. Damn!

Here is a trailer –


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

The originality of an idea depends on the obscurity of sources.

John Hegarty

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 33 – 2019

Looking back (An annual review – 2018)

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From the past five years, I’m doing an annual review of my life. It’s the time when every year I take a pause and reflect back on my successes and failures in the past year. I publish it here in this Blog which keeps me publicly accountable for the goals for the coming year. Here is it for this year –

Photo by Michael Skok on Unsplash

This is my sixth annual review, you can access my previous reviews for 2017, 2016, 2015 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), 2014 and 2013. This year also I’ll answer three questions, the same as the past 5 years:

  1. What went well this year?
  2. What didn’t go so well this year?
  3. What’s am I working toward?

Hope it will be insightful and interesting for some of you. Lets cut to the chase.

Looking back (An annual review – 2018)

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Post of the week –

Vlog – Koparkhairane Ghansoli Run

Vlog – Koparkhairane Ghansoli Run – I made this 5 minutes vlog last week, about our group run at Koparkhairane Ghansoli Route.

Hope you like it. Please give it a thumbs up or share your feedback in the YouTube comments.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Trains crossing over!

Sometimes there are moments, when suddenly a guy ghosts away from the waiting bench between two trains.

And you say what the f**k!?

Look for it in the middle of the video.


Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

How to Brake While Towing – Came across this how to article this week and found it very useful. As we all (who drive) come across a situation where you have to tow a car (punctured or broken), so we must know, how to brake while there is a vehicle on our tow. You might find it handy.

Summary of the article This article advises speed is the key. More than even the technique of your braking, the speed of your primary vehicle which is carrying the tow. You should take a good long way to slow down and brake. First, down shift if you have a manual transmission on your vehicle and then according to the distance between your primary vehicle and the towed vehicle, make slow brakes. Being conscious about it shall make you avoid any sudden and panic brake while having a tow on your tail. Not a good spot to be in.


I’m reading/watching/listening to

Why humans run the world – When I heard about the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari from various intellectual sources like Tim Ferriss, Kevin Rose and few other blogs, it intrigued me a lot and I put it on my reading list for this year.

Then last week I came across this TED Talk by Yuval on why humans run the world and not the Chimpanzees and how the Machine learning and artificial intelligence might be putting the final nail in the coffin of the current classes of people. Probably a new class of people might just be emerging which is the useless people class, who are made redundant by machines.

Really interesting theory by Yuval, have a listen.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – Today’s quote is inspired by Vishal Sikka’s exit as a CEO from Infosys. He was a misfit from the cultural perspective. Hence, as Mr Peter Drucker once said.

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast everyday.”

— Peter Drucker


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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