TikTok, MBA & Masters Bootcamp, and NC School

What we learned together on Network Capital this week

Dear community members,

Hope you had a rejuvenating weekend. This is a quick overview of the week gone by on Network Capital. You can get access to all our offerings once you subscribe.

🚀 Launch of the Ed-Tech Fellowship + MBA & Masters Bootcamp

🧑🏻‍🏫 The Launch of Network Capital School and graduation talks of the Network Capital Summer School

📅 Book Salon: TikTok Boomwith Chris Stokel-Walker, Career Principles and the Art of Changing with Katherine L. Milkman, Ph.D., and The Pilani Pioneers with Durjai & Gaurav

💌 Newsletters: Book Review: TikTok Boom by Chris Stokel-Walker, Dream Theater's Mike Mangini and the power of giving advice, and Reflections from steal like an artist by Austin Kleon

Ed-Tech Fellowship

Historically education was an amorphous bundle of core skills, soft skills, critical thinking, signaling value and networking (think of school as a place where kids go to socialize. What we are witnessing now is the great unbundling of education where different companies and communities are attempting to capture one part of the bundle. What that means is that education companies these days are fundamentally different than the educational institutions we are all familiar with. 

In this 3 week-long fellowship, we will - 

  1. Unpack the trends in the Ed-Tech industry

  2. Learn from insights the best Ed-Tech operators and investors 

  3. Help you build your Ed-Tech thesis

In the past, we have hosted people like Ronnie Screwvala (co-founder of UpGrad), Azeez Gupta (co-founder of Rocket Learning), and Mercedes Bent (Partner, Lightspeed Ventures). 

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Masters & MBA Bootcamp

Over the last three years thousands of Network Capital subscribers have made it to the top schools around the world - INSEAD, Stanford, Wharton, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Columbia, Science Po and so on. 

Through our MBA & Masters Bootcamp we help our subscribers craft their unique application and showcase their ‘Category of One’. As a part of this bootcamp we will be covering all aspects of the application process and host alums of these top schools to talk about their experience and application process.

Enrol for the Bootcamp Now

Live sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 8pm IST. Sessions start August 4, 2021.

Network Capital School

The Network Capital School designed to help students between the ages 8 to 18 build their category of one.  Before we tell you more about the school, here are the graduating talks for the Network Capital Summer School students

Our school will complement the ongoing education in schools and focus on 4 key aspects - 

  1. Persuasive writing

  2. Powerful public speaking

  3. Critical thinking

  4. Micro-experiments to figure your purpose in life 

Classes have started and we look forward to the adventure ahead. Enroll nowWant a sneak peak into Network Capital School classes, watch this session with TED Fellow Rumaitha Al Busaidi.

Enrol for NC School

Book Discussion


Book Review: TikTok Boom by Chris Stokel-Walker

At a high level, this book is a fast-paced thriller that explores how TikTok, a short-form video app, mastered the attention economy, made billions of dollars, grew faster than any other technology product, navigated complex geopolitical relationships to redefine what culture means in the 21st century.

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Dream Theater's Mike Mangini and the power of giving advice

Mike Mangini is the lead drummer of Dream Theater. He spent the 1980s as a software engineer, drumming was a side hustle reserved for nights and weekends. When others in the shared practice space heard Mangini play the drums, they were mesmerized. They started knocking on his door asking for advice and seeking suggestions for their bands. That gave him the confidence to quit his day job and focus on music. Mike Mangini attributes his success in music to being asked to give advice to others.

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Reflections from steal like an artist by Austin Kleon

“Art is theft.” Picasso 

“The only art I will ever study is stuff that I can steal from.” David Bowie 

Ideas are combinatorial. We often overplay the role of originality and find ourselves seeking new ideas in vacuum. The truth is that innovation of any kind usually mixes, matches and dances around.

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✍🏼 Read our founder Utkarsh Amitabh’s Harvard Business Review articles here Building Your Category of One,Should You Choose Passion Over Paycheck, How to Make Envy Work for You?, andThe Right Way to Make a Big Career Transition

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