What’s worth reading: weekend edition
June 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
- The electricity problem is gripping New Delhi. The problem has its roots in, unsurprisingly, local political powerplays
- Where should you look for India’s illicit ‘black’ money? Hint: it’s not Switzerland
- If anybody can solve India’s open defecation problem, it is Modi
- Xiaomi, the Chinese mobile manufacturer who is a little too similar too Apple – loyal fan-base, specialised hardware-software combination and a charismatic CEO
- Skype, Google Earth and Kindle: the 19th and early 20th century versions
- Abundance and too much convenience can lead to boredom. It is scarcity and hardship that give rise to new inventions
- “If someone doesn’t like your work, that means they don’t like you, and they wish that you had never been born, so just lay down in the road and die”
It’s the World Cup!
Selected set of readings on 2014 Brazil as it kicked of this week-
- A question that needs definite answer: Why do Americans call it “soccer”??
- A comparison of economic and football fortunes of the major teams
- The branding problem: in all the craziness of World Cup advertising, how do companies make sure they reach the audience
- A World Cup final featuring China and India? Not anytime soon
- If you like number just as I do: an analytical history of World Cups, and the role of analytics today in the sport
- Side-thought: Brazil is land of samba, and spiders!