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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Book Review Part 7- Irrationally Passionate


The book “ Irrationally Passionatewas suggested to me by my favourite blogging community BlogAdda. When I searched for the author information, it came out to be “Jason Kothari”. I had no idea who is Jason Kothari and when I read about him, I felt that I should have known him earlier. When I read that Jason is turn around guy, this caught my attention as in my life I also inspire to an entrepreneur, turning around any business is tough, and here is a guy who turned Valient from Chapter 7 bankruptcy to a money making machine. That is when I decided to purchase this book and go ahead.

Without much expectation but I started to read the book. It never felt boring. The writing style of Jason Kothari is simple, elegant and impressive. His way of story telling is really great, it felt like Jason is a writer who has wrote many books.
You can take this book as either as a self help book or as an autobiography of Jason Kothari. In any of those way the intent and message of the book remains same.

Irrationally Passionate starts from the Jason’s childhood and his struggles in schools days.
Being Indian on a foreign soil can be really tough especially when you face bullying frequently. Let me quote a line from the book, “You’ll never know how fortunate you are to live in India, until you’ve been made to live elsewhere.” This line coming from a Wharton graduate should really make to think those Indian who always demean India and praise the western world. This book shows us the ground reality how Indians and especially average Indian is treated in schools as a kid.

In his childhood his parents encouraged him to take negotiations in life seriously and made him face his bullying by his own. Jason thanks his parents to give him such opportunities in the early ages which shaped him as a better and strong person afterwards.

As a teenage Jason, he was just like every teenager, who fights with parents and every words they say they think as wrong. Jason was similar but he got into his senses quickly. And started to improve. His improvements shows us that no matter how derailed we can be there is always a chance of turn around. His motivation, passion and dedication showed us again and again as that turnaround is possible. Take example of Valiant Comics. No one could have believed that two college kids can turnaround a company who has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and which is also facing IP issues. But here our Jason is who did the impossible and showed us the path. A highly recommended book from my side.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

What to get in place of iPhone Xs Max -512 GB

I have a love and hate relationship with Apple. I love their Macbook air and earlier pros but hate their newly launched phones and newly launched macbook pros. This is especially because of their ludicrous prices for the same.
And for that ludicrous price you get even less functionality. Apple sometimes do innovate, if they don't innovate then they polish the features for sure. I will give them credit where it is due. Like- Magsafe charger ports, 3d touch, making fingerprints mainstream and awesome trackpad on laptops.
But iPhone XS Max is a beast of which wants more money than a 1060 GTX laptop.


This blog is just a rant if ever a 512 model is sold out which definitely would.
For the same price let's see how much features we can get-
1. Note-9 (Price-61900)

2. A noise cancelling headphone Bose QC35  (Price -29363)

3. A 400 GB class 10 microSD card
4. A smartwatch which need not to charge for 4 days minimum(Price around 29990 )



So what you got if you don't get the Max of iPhone Max(Mentioning the features which iPhone doesn't have)
  1. A phone with a stylus which acts as Remote
  2. A phone with headphone jack
  3. A phone with expandable memory slot(total of 528 GB including above memory card)
  4. A phone with larger battery
  5. A phone with fast charger included out of the box
  6. Best of the class wireless noise cancelling headphone
  7. A tizen powered smartwatch with almost a week of charge
and you would still paying less than 135K INR.(Combining all 4)

Also remember these 4 are not mediocre products, they are best in their class. 


This blog is to think outside of the box for your any of the investment and is not limited to iPhones only. Purchase what you need or may need in future not what you want just out of desire. Think usability vs spending price. In economical terms think about utility of your purchase always.

Lastly some points where iPhones exceed any android in the ordered fashion:
  1. Only iPhones can shoot 4k @60 fps right now- I am simply fan of this feature and kudos to Apple for doing it, but I have no use of it.
  2. faceId is unparalleled feature- but again, I can live without it.
  3. AR games- that's a great process technology wise.
  4. Better software updates- that's a good thing about apple that even iPhone5s is getting iOS12.

recently got updates about iPhone XS that it got few problems- 
 1. Beauty mode is on permanently in the front portrait mode.
2. Charging having some problem
I am not bashing apple for these issue, probably some software glitches.

#NotaSamsungFanInGeneral #ButNote9Rocks https://www.dxomark.com/category/mobile-reviews/



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Invite friends to test or develop your facebook app

You may want to test your app thoroughly before submitting to facebook for review. Facebook gives you freedom to do so. You can add developer and tester independently for your app.

Click on "Add Developers" or "Add Testers".

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The new star in town - Mobiistar (Review XQ dual)

Whenever you want to invest your time and money, your natural instinct to go with the known and  established brands. But keeping your mind open help to get hands on new products from new companies can get you surprises. Sometime positives sometime negative. But keeping our mind open - is the most important thing in this era. It helps to rationalise your requirements with available options in the market.
What this rationalisation does-

  • Stops making  monopolistic companies. When you shop according to your need without bias- you may be surprise to know there are many alternatives available in the market which can satisfy your needs without burning hole in pocket as well as giving good utility at the same time. 
  • When you purchase a different product from lesser known company, it helps the new company build their confidence in their product as well revenue to continue their further product development.
Today I want to introduce you a new kid in the town - better known as mobiistar.  Mobiistar is a Vietnamese company focusing on expansion the horizons of mobile technology adoption with affordability. Mobiistar is launching in India with 2 handsets

  • XQ dual
  • CQ
Let's talk about XQ dual. I will dive directly why phone stands out. This phone come with a dual front camera(13+8 MP) with a price of _ INR. It covers 120° wide-angle shot to show the vivid background of single person shot or can be extremely helpful in group-selfies. This phone  doesn't only come with dual front camera it is also equipped with  430 Snapdragon processor, 3000 mAh battery , 13 megapixel back camera and 3GB RAM. The phone look and feel sturdy. With a metal back it should withstand daily wear and tear.

All these features in this price, I will surely give it a try. XQ dual come with the philosophy of 'Enjoy More' and I think its feature and price deserves to be #EnjoyMore .