Rap Battle - Thanos Vs Oppenheimer; 130-yr Old Essay from Andrew Carnegie; and more

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Innovation Cycles

As we progress in time new technologies disrupt our economy forever. But then those innovations fade away as newer technologies are introduced.

Economist Joseph Schumpeter argued that creative destruction plays a crucial role in entrepreneurship and economic development.

In this blog, you will get a neat infographic of 6 innovation cycles we have gone through since the industrial revolution.

As the name suggests, the entire website of visualcapitalist.com is hands down the best place for getting visuals on emerging economic trends. You'd definitely love it!

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Gospel of Wealth

This essay altered the course of American philanthropy. Andrew Carnegie wrote it in 1889, as one of the world's wealthiest men.

He argued that rather than living a self-indulgent life or hoarding cash until death and handing it over to the government through a massive tax burden, wealthy people should use their money to improve the world.

The 100-year-old wisdom in this essay is filled with pure ideas of compassion. In a world where the gap between the rich and poor is widening, we should actively spread this essay around!

Go, read here!

Rap Battle: Thanos vs. Oppenheimer

Forget Krsna and Emiway! I have got the rap battle for intellectuals.

Tune into the historically accurate rap beef between the Father of the Atomic Bomb and the genocidal Titan, Thanos!

It's the most fun thing I've watched in the last few months. Worth every second of watch!

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Content I Shared This Week

My Conversation w/ Neville Shah

In my recent podcast, I had with me, the super-talented writer, director, and comedian, Neville Shah. We discussed several things — from how Bollywood movies are structured to the writing process behind Neville’s hilarious jokes.

We talked at length about language and how Hindi isn’t taught the right way in India. We also talked about the indie-rock scene back in the 80s and 90s.

If you are born in the 90s this will give you a giant hit of nostalgia.

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