What we learned together on Network Capital this week?
Quick recap of the last 7 days
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Dear community members,
This week Utkarsh wrote for the Indian Express about meaningless jobs and the need for reinvention -
I believe that the time for meaningless jobs is coming to an end. In this pursuit, the ability to reinvent ourselves will be the most important skill. Reinvention is not easy as a solitary pursuit. We will need our collective networks, combined resilience and a mind that questions established systems that make no sense today.
Product Management for the atoms world
Abhilasha is the Chief Marketing and Product Officer at Matrix funded startup Open Secret where she is leading the evolution of the D2C brand to a one-stop marketplace for unjunked food and beverages.
Building on her professional learnings and experience, Abhilasha’s course will focus on building products and leading business strategy in the offline world of atoms. In her cohort-based course on Network Capital, she will cover -
Early stage product management across B2B and B2C - role of data, gut and consumer empathy
Product led growth - When & How
Continuous upskilling across soft and hard skills
If you’re interested in becoming a better product manager and leader, join the waitlist for Abhilasha’s course.
Nanodegree on Society, Web 3.0 and Crypto
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In partnership with Mudrex, we are happy to announce launch of the fully funded nanodegree on “Society, Web 3.0, Crypto” from October 14-20.
At the end of the program, there will be cash prizes coupled with an opportunity to work at Mudrex. We want to ensure that learning is practical and actionable to your work lives. That is why we partner with the most promising companies to create such learning experiences.
The focus of the nanodegree will be three-fold.
Understanding the practical applications of Web 3.0 and how it impacts business, society, politics and economics
Figuring out ways to build meaningful careers in Web 3.0
Creating new economic opportunities for all of you
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💌 Applying Business Principles to Personal Life (Written by Abhilasha Sinha): One of my favorite insights from the last couple of years has been the power of applying business principles to personal life. Think about it: a lot of business principles like profit-loss, growth etc. are primarily driven by common sense and map very well to occurences in our day-to-day life.
💌 The desperation to salvage our sunk costs (Written by Unnati Bose): The popular use of sunk cost fallacy often under-estimates the cost of disinvestment. This oversight is what makes the theory rather unintuitive. We must be interested in why we salvage our sinking ships. The commitment and perseverance to these relationships — including the one we keep with ourselves — floats us through these moments and ties our bonds stronger. To love, then, is to make the sunk cost fallacy over and over again.
💌 Train yourself to think like an anthropologist: Anthropology is the study of the human experience. Anthropologists are interested in figuring out what makes us human. They try to figure out different aspects of the human experience by taking into account the past, connecting them with the present and predicting trends for the future.
Have a wonderful week ahead.
— Your Network Capital Team
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