Pathao – To Be The First Bangladeshi Unicorn Startup & Tanveer Ali!

Though it’s kind of early, but I’m kind of certain Pathao is on track to become a Unicorn (Startup to reach $1 Billion valuations) in next 2-5 years, and possibly the first one from Bangladesh, and the sweet part it’s entirely homegrown, and by serving just Bangladesh!

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Compound Interest Theory & Why You Should Work Even Harder

“Knowledge and productivity are like compound interest.” Given two people of approximately the same ability and one person who works ten percent more than the other, the latter will more than twice outproduce the former. The more you know, the more you learn; the more you learn, the more you can do; the more you can do, the more the opportunity – it is very much like compound interest. I don’t want to give you a rate, but it is a very high rate. Given two people with exactly the same ability, the one person who manages day in and day out to get in one more hour of thinking will be tremendously more productive over a lifetime.

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Trello is Taking Over My Life!

The way Trello is taking over my life, pretty soon I will probably have to write an article – ‘Life in Trello!’ 😀

You could literally manage anything of your life in Trello.

  • Want to lose weight? You could use Trello.
  • Want to plan a wedding? There is a Trello sample board for that.
  • Managing a Content Calendar? You should use Trello.
  • Preparing for an Exam? There is Trello for you.
  • Starting a Startup? You must use Trello.
  • Not getting your work done? You should definitely use Trello!

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Major Changes at Medium – Eliminating 50 jobs, Shutting Down Offices

Medium is easy, I like that. But when they went too far in trying to break the market by bribing brands and trying to brand in a way that its better solution than WordPress, thats when it was not this simple. Medium is a hosted solution, could be comparable to hosted WordPress like WordPress.com or many others, but not the WordPress solution. To grow their brand and portray themself as better content solution they started to bring big publisher, and there are numerous report how they bribed brands, if those brand move from WordPress! Now they are in odd situation. All the people they hired to sustain that growth, are now out of jobs, they fired 50 employees, and shutting down 2 offices. Ev Willams accepting that the main industry that they want to improve, they have not got full grasp of that, and feels, its time to stop that and look back.

Understanding you product placement, and not overdoing is very crucial.

 

MailChimp’s Story: $400 Million In Revenue Without Raising Any Money or A Office In Silicon Valley!

MailChimp recorded $280 million in revenue in 2015 and is on track to top $400 million in 2016, but they never raised a single dime from Venture Capital, wholly owned by Mr. Chestnut and his co-founder, Dan Kurzius — now employs about 550 people, and by next year it will be close to 700.

Raising money in Silicon Valley style, and running it the way Venture Capitalist pushes mostly teaches you bad habits from the start, and you end up being too good at spending money, via Showing-Up and also targeting Un-Natural Growth.

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End Of Entrepreneurship: Pissed at Your Startup?

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If somebody is really pissed at his Startup, he should take a break from his Entrepreneurial career, and get a job. This career choice “Entrepreneurship” is surely over-rated and not for everyone. Most people are good at following others’ lead or just be responsible for a specific task, instead of taking all the headache. They are good that way. Too much pressure from the Startup will be counter-productive for them.M Asif Rahman

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Start Writing, Its Important! And Notes From Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg on Business Insider.
Matt said – “If I can become a better writer, perhaps I can become a better thinker.”

Writing is very important. Its effective, it has long lasting effects. I hate phone call, as I find it’s over-rated, it obviously has lots of use, but its counter productive in many case.

And now in the year 2016, its so easy to write. Write for yourself, take a piece of paper, open up a notes, or Evernote. If you are ready to write for others, start a blog, and WordPress make it very easy for anybody, does not even cost a dime to start.

72 Hours in Dhaka: An Americans Take From Dhaka, Without Any Pre-Expectation

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A very interesting and super honest article by Jim Hamill at The Huffington Post about our city Dhaka, I read few days ago, but did not got time to share. If you are living in Dhaka or even never been to Dhaka all MUST READ it. I have always said Bangladesh is a very different place, (in good way), from anywhere in this planet. The writer did not have any idea, and no expectation from Dhaka. He wanted to see Dhaka, like raw, like in normal eyes. His 72 hours exploration is just amazing. Its funny how he described Rickshaw, Morog Polau, compares Sadar Ghat with Venice’s Grand Canal (vaguely), talks about California Fried Chicken (CFC). So funny 😀

He was also very astonished not to see a single tourist in Dhaka City (note he is talking about tourist, not foreigner) in his 72hr in Dhaka. We need work on that, we need to create ecosystem to make ourself explorable to outsider. We need good stories, PR worldwide to let people know about our wealth.