Between the Noise🎯 #16: Why We Can't Change Our Minds, The Man Behind MTR Foods & More
On this podcast, Farid Ahsan of ShareChat app discuses his journey on how ShareChat started. Initial days when all 3 founders used to code, product was being tested on 4 different languages from very start, how they found a product-market fit from a Facebook group experiment, etc. Farid also talks about his take on culture & hiring in the company. Throughout the episode, Farid sounds very humble & generous person. (Episode Link)
This article talks about how Dr. Parampalli Sadananda Maiya, who is widely credited with pioneering Indian ready-to-eat food . He got this idea when during his visit to a town in Italy in 1996, there was nothing available for him to eat (being a vegetarian) other than grass. He then found this was problem with many other people who were living far from India that’s when he started MTR Foods. In 2007, he had to sell MTR, but in 2012 he again came back with ‘Maiyas Foods’, where he applies the earlier MTR formula to a more diverse selection of regional snacks, instant foods, and beverages.
This was really a crazy podcast. What are the barriers people face to change decisions: ego, overconfidence, inertia, cost. There are certain windows of openness to novelty - like if you are not listening to a certain style of music by the time you’re 28 or so, 95 percent chance you’re never going to.
We believe what we do because the people around us believe what they do. This is the way humanity evolved. We depend on other people. And it’s not simply a matter of getting us to think more independently. I actually think that this is one of the major problems with the kinds of solutions people are talking about today for our current political problems. I don’t think the solution is give people the information they need.
Alex Honnold, is history’s greatest ever climber in the free solo style, meaning he ascends without a rope or protective equipment of any kind. This article talks about results from Medical University of South Carolina where he was tested for fMRI brain scanner, to check activity in his brain’s different regions by tracing blood flows. The test results are far from normal. The way Alex looks at fear is very different, many things which are fearful to many people are normal to him.
An interesting thread on how so many people had bad prediction for big companies like Amazon, Facebook, Airbnb & more
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