10 Funny Things About Working in India

  1. We don’t want to do any invention. Just tell us which buttons to press and we will do it
  2. If the boss says ‘Yes’, we all should say ‘Yes’ too. We lick better than dogs
  3. If a man is successful, load more of our work on him. Please don’t call us Free-Loaders
  4. We share our laptops/desktops/workplace. So we must be doing great work (You can cramp in more people if you like)
  5. His skin is white. Let’s bow to him
  6. If we can’t find faults in a person’s work, let us attack his character & family
  7. He is doing late hours in office. So he must be doing more work for the company
  8. ‘Making great architectures of buildings’ is more important than ‘Making great people’
  9. We businessman provide food to thousands of families whose men work for us. That is better than ‘The men who work for us provide food for themselves’
  10. No one should be irreplaceable. Forget about a man’s contribution

Source: 10 Funny Things About Working in India

On avoiding billions in taxes

When Apple’s efforts to reduce its taxes around the world came under fire in Congress a few years ago, CEO Tim Cook fired back. “We do not depend on tax gimmicks,” Cook said. “We do not stash money on some Caribbean island.”
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The world’s most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show.
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Apple sidestepped a 2013 crackdown on its controversial Irish tax practices by actively shopping around for a tax haven.
It then moved the firm holding most of its untaxed offshore cash, now $252bn, to the Channel Island of Jersey.

Sources:
Paradise Papers: Apple’s secret tax bolthole revealed
Apple Avoiding Billions in Taxes With Island of Jersey Plan

history of Twitter, from beginning to end from the perspective of one person involved in most of the things all this time

To this day, Jack Dorsey doesn’t realize the size of the bomb he’s sitting on. Or if he does, he believes it’s metaphorical. It’s not. He is utterly unprepared for the burden he’s found himself responsible for.

What happens when the thing that might save you is also the thing that might destroy the world? What do you do? Where does your responsibility lie?

Twitter set out to change the world. It did.

Source: One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end

On USB-C

USB-C normally transfers data by the USB protocol, but it also supports Thunderbolt… sometimes.

Much of USB-C’s awesome capability comes from Thunderbolt and other Alternate Modes.

Before today’s USB-C can become ubiquitous and homogeneous, the next protocol or port will come out. We’ll have new, faster USB 4.0 and Thunderbolt 4 standards over the same-looking USB-C ports. We’ll want to move to an even thinner USB-D port. The press will call it “the future” and Apple will celebrate its new laptops that only have a USB-D port — two, if we’re lucky.

The impossible dream of USB-C – Marco.org

Some advice

  • Be present above all else.
  • Desire is suffering (Buddha).
  • Anger is a hot coal that you hold in your hand while waiting to throw it at someone else (Buddhist saying).
  • If you can’t see yourself working with someone for life, don’t work with them for a day.
  • Reading (learning) is the ultimate meta-skill and can be traded for anything else.
  • All the real benefits in life come from compound interest.
  • Earn with your mind, not your time. 99% of all effort is wasted.
  • Total honesty at all times. It’s almost always possible to be honest and positive.
  • Praise specifically, criticize generally (Warren Buffett).
  • Truth is that which has predictive power.
  • Watch every thought. (Always ask, “Why am I having this thought?”)
  • All greatness comes from suffering.
  • Love is given, not received.
  • Enlightenment is the space between your thoughts (Eckhart Tolle).
  • Mathematics is the language of nature.
  • Every moment has to be complete in and of itself.

Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss – Taylor Theis/