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Tech

Xiaomi EV is Coming Soon and Im Excited

Xiaomi entering the EV market.

I think Xiaomi is one of the most interesting companies in the world. Xiaomi has managed to develop a huge portfolio of products with the aim of selling them with low margins to gain as much market share as possible and then make most of their margins from software based services for these products.

Xiaomi has now announced that they are going to spend $10 billion USD over the next 10 years to manufacturing electric cars, embarking on its biggest-ever overhaul to enter China’s booming EV market.

Xiaomi didn’t specifically state whether they were going to develop the software for these EVs or develop the entire Car (much like Tesla).

I would assume they will go down the Tesla route to market and will develop an amazing EV.

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Business

Investors With Inflated Ego

Do you need to have a big ego to be an investor?

I have had an experience for a long time now with one investor who for the most part is your perfect type of investor (silent and then helps when required). However, the only problem is that they tend to over inflate their involvement to everyone they know (even to the point of flat out lies), which then end up making their way back.

Why?

Why can’t some people just be happy with what they have? Why can’t they simply say they have got the best investment of their lives and they didn’t even need to do anything apart from be in the right place at the right time with a little bit of money at Seed stage?

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Tech

Venture Capital is a Game of Outliers – Here are the Numbers / Chances of Success

Venture Capital by Numbers:

Venture Capital business is 100% a game of outliers

  • 4000 venture fundable businesses per year
  • 200 will get by top tier Venture Capital
  • 15 will some day get to $100 million in revenue
  • Those 15 – provide 97% of all the returns for the entire Venture Capital category for the year.
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Business Stock Market Tech

Spotify Acquires Locker Room – Watch Out Clubhouse!

Spotify Acquires Locker Room and Announces Plans for a New Live Audio Experience

“Creators and fans have been asking for live formats on Spotify, and we’re excited that soon, we’ll make them available to hundreds of millions of listeners and millions of creators on our platform,” said Gustav Söderström, Chief Research & Development Officer at Spotify. “The world already turns to us for music, podcasts, and other unique audio experiences, and this new live audio experience is a powerful complement that will enhance and extend the on-demand experience we provide today.” 

This makes perfect sense for Spotify and an area that I’m sure they are going to be strong in.

Clubhouse has performed well because everyone has been in lockdown, but I’m not sure it will perform as well on its own over the long term as people get back to their normal lives at the end of the summer.

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Business

Companies Get Harder as they Get Larger (not easier)

It’s funny… when you start a company you think the larger it gets the easier it is going to be – as you’re able to start handing off jobs and deligate your team.

However, no one really explains to you the larger it gets the harder it actually gets.

Yes.. you can hand off those jobs to the other members in your team and they can take complete autonomy over the decision making, but there are all the little things that no one ever talks about – culture, strategy, team structure, heirarchy, wages, policies on pretty much everything from HR to Finance.

Sometimes a lifestyle business in which the owner can have an amazing lifestyle really is the best way to go!

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Gaming

Dark Back Playing Fortnite!

I have been watching Dark play Fortnite since pretty much the beginning of Fortnite. He has been on a long break from the game, but he is back!

Follow Dark on Twitch.

We hit those!

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Business Stock Market Tech

Twitter Becoming More Innovative! $300 billion Market Cap inside 10 Years!

I have found myself Tweeting a lot more over the past couple of months and getting more engagements and interactions on the platform. There seems to be something in the water at Twitter at the moment – as they seem to be going through a big change in innovation and launching more and more product (Twitter Spaces is a great example of this).

I would love to see Twitter Space become its own standalone app (as currently it is quite hard to find who is talking, when and where). Twitter also recently acquire a Newsletter company, so it seems like they are now trying to make a conscious effort to push through monetization for creators in all shapes and forms.

Great moves overall… Im very bullish on Twitter over the next 10 years.

(at the time of writing this Twitter has a $48 billion market cap with $3.7 billion in revenues over the last 12 months). In 10 years I can easily see Twitter being a $300 billion market cap company.

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Uncategorized

Parenting is By Far the Hardest Job in the World

Parenting is by far the hardest job in the world. It’s something you don’t realise when you don’t have kids, but the constant learning curve with parenting and the sheer relentlessness is unbelievable.

I can’t wait to be a grandparent as that has the best of both worlds. You get to play with your grand kids and then hand them back to their parents when it gets hard.

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Tech Video

Justin Kan – Killing it on YouTube with his Business Tips

Justin Kan (Co-founder of Twitch and Justin.tv) has started to vlog on YouTube with handy business tips. Justin has had a lot of adventures with Twitch and beyond and its great to see him giving something back.

Plus, these videos are actually entertaining, short, and provide a recap at the end (which is great).

Keep up the good work Justin!

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TV and Films

The Crown – Great Entertainment but Hard Watch at Times

I have found myself watching a bit of the crown recently.

I have learnt a lot about historical events from watching the show and now at least I understand a little bit more about their backgrounds, family situations and potential upbringings.

The Crown is a great watch – but it must be extremely difficult to watch if you are a part of that family as they are depicting your family situations and personal challenges.

Great entertainment and sometimes an extremely hard watch (family tragedy, bulling and lies).