Between the Noise🎯 #19: How India got addicted to Board Games, The Boy Who Saved Batman & More
Article: How India caught on the new-age board game culture of the west to create an ecosystem of cafes & communities back home
How Board Games became a thing in India? Being a frequent visitor of cafes, I always wondered why all of a sudden people wants play board games, which Indians have never played before & comes from west-origin. This article is answer to that question. Germany, led the modern wave of board gaming in the late 1990s. It eventually spread to the rest of Europe and west. In the last five years, this wave has reached Indian metros. Now we have special Board-Game cafes, communities, annual conventions (Yes!) & E-Commerce portals too in India.
Article: What I Learned Co-Founding Dribbble (Long Read)
Dan Cederholm, Co-Founder of Dribble (A Platform for designers to share their work, grow, and get hired) puts all of his learning of last 10 years in founding & leading Dribble in this long read. He puts this in 20-points covering different aspect of his journey which includes diverse topics like - Choose your partner wisely, Your first 100 members are critical, Not knowing what you’re doing is okay etc. among many others.
Movie I Liked: The Wizard of Lies
A thrilling movie based on 2008’s infamous ‘Madoff Scandal’ where, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud estimated to be worth of $64.8 billion in U.S. history. Though movie does not focus on implications of these on economy, it talks about Bernie’s impact on his immediate family, particularly wife Ruth, and sons Mark and Andrew - still it’s a thrill to watch. You can read more about the scandal here.
Podcast: Jitendra Gupta on Citrus Pay / PayU / Angel Investing
In this podcast, Jitendra Gupta, Founder, Citrus Pay & ex-MD PayU India talks about his entrepreneurial journey. Back when he was planning to do an MBA from INSEAD, he got funding from his then going to-be co-founder Amrish. How Citrus introduced ‘Saved Cards’ as a feature in billing platforms, how Citrus sold to Naspers & how Jitendra started investing in other companies - all the anecdotes are interesting to listen to. (Link)
Twitter Thread: The Boy who saved Batman
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