Between the Noise🎯 #14: How Long Humans Can Live, How Chai Point Become So Huge & More
Article: How Long Humans Can Live?
With cutting edge medical facilities & improved society standards, the possibility of humans surviving past the age of 100 is continuously increasing. People who reach advanced ages have unique resilience & physiology and that's why they are the best group of people who get benefited from improvements in living conditions and technology. This article taught me new word 'centenarians' - a person who is hundred or more years old.
Article: How Qualcomm shook down the cell phone industry for almost 20 years
This article drills down on 233 page opinion made by Judge Lucy Koh ruling that Qualcomm's aggressive licensing tactics had violated American antitrust law and called them a monopolist. Qualcomm demanded Apple to sign patent licensing in 2005 when Apple approached them for a supplier for the first iPhone, which was weird as most suppliers would welcome customers with wide arms. Qualcomm threatened to cut off Samsung's chip supply in 2001, LG's chip supply in 2004, Sony and ZTE's chip supplies in 2012, Huawei and Lenovo's chip supplies in 2013, and Motorola's chip supply in 2015.
Article: The city that’s giving people money
This article talks about a much publicized, pathbreaking project in US town -Stockton, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED), in which 130 people are receiving $500 a month for 18 months, to use however they see fit. 2 such participants of these experiment are narrating their story here. We always think, people will misuse money received from this kind of programs but general observation from this experiment is, cash-transfer programs tend to increase families’ consumption of the basics, and in some cases allow them to make investments that improve their income down the road.
Documentary I liked: At the heart of Gold
This is a thrilling documentary to watch. For more than 2 decades, Dr. Larry Nassar was the osteopathic physician for the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team. During that time, he sexually abused hundreds of female athletes. Through interviews with dozens of survivors, as well as coaches, lawyers and journalists, the documentary exposes an environment in which young women spent their youth competing for victory on a world stage, juxtaposed against a culture where abuse was hidden, and lives were forever damaged.
Quote I Liked:
If you read a lot but don't think enough, you will end up just curating or connecting existing ideas.
If you think a lot but don't read enough, you will generate new ideas, but also end up re-inventing the wheel in many cases.
The sweet spot is somewhere in the middle. -@CrazyPolymath
Podcast: How Chai Point become so huge?
In this podcast Amuleek Bijral (Co-Founder & CEO, Chai Point) talks about journey of Chai Point. How he & his team standardized this hot beverage industry which was unorganized for decades. It was very fascinating to know how Chai Point laid stepping stones for this industry to grow - making cardboard flasks, using android tablets in vending machines, making this business omni-channel. Do Listen! (Link)
Twitter Thread: A Thread on Uncomfortable Truths
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