Beat the Blues – Week #21 – Round-up

Hey it’s Monday! It’s time to beat those blues. 

Kickstart your week with the most random and interesting content from different platforms that I came across last week. 

What I am listening to:- 

I do this because Episode #23 – Mark Cuban – the amiable billionaire

The conversation is only 33 minutes long – yet is so well-paced that you don’t feel it rushed at any point with Mark sharing his thoughts on a variety of subjects. 

Good Reads:-

The Cult of Elon is cracking – The Atlantic

You either die a hero or live long yourself to see yourself become the villain. Is Elon heading toward that inevitable road? 

How the biggest consumer apps got their first 1,000 users

An in-depth look into how the modern-day giants including the likes of Netflix, Lyft, Instagram, Etsy, Tinder got their early users to adopt the platform.

From the Vault: 

The Elephant in the Room – Joe Rogan’s exclusive deal with Spotify 

Even if you are not a fan of podcasts, you wouldn’t have missed Joe Rogan’s (rumored) $100m deal to move his podcast to Spotify later this year.

What does this mean? 

This article by Andrew Wilkinson (co-founder dribbble) talks about a similar deal that Howard Stern stuck with SiriusXM in the past. 

Tweet thread I am sharing:-

This is a new level of punny that will leave you in splits 

Spoiler: Not for everyone. 

What I’ve been upto:

Episode #6- Surya S – Football: Emotions, Miracles, and Heartbreaks. – The Takeaway Club™

Yesterday, we released a new episode of the podcast – taking a detour from the usual, I had my good friend Surya on as a guest, for a one-of-a-kind conversation on our mutual love for football! 


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