What we learned together this week

Key lessons and learnings

Happy Monday!

Before we dive into all the details, here is a brief summary of today’s newsletter -

💞 Our founder, Utkarsh Amitabh’s writing on ‘Should You Choose Your Passion Over a Paycheck?’ got published in Harvard Business Review.

💝 Our podcast got featured in the top 2.5% podcasts out of 1.8 million podcasts by Listen Notes.

⚡️We have been partners of Government of India on Atal Innovation Mission since inception. Check out our masterclass on Shaping India's Innovation Quotient with R. Ramanan (Mission Director, NITI Aayog).

💌 The three key newsletters from the previous week are - Sex worker turned content creator, Consumption diet, & That Apple Never Fell on Isaac Newton's Head: Challenge of Gripping Stories.

🗣 Sign ups for our new programme, the Masters in Common Sense are now open. Our classes for the of CEO and “I don’t know what I want to do with my life” Fellowships continue, feel free to sign up for the next cohorts.

Now on to the weekly recap of what we learnt together


  1. Sex worker turned crypto data analyst turned subscription content creator

    The creator economy has grown exponentially in 2020. With a drastic rise in the number of people online, the increase in content consumption has been off the charts. This has given a unique opportunity to the entire entertainment industry to pivot to the online world by creating online experiences, content, and communities. In today’s newsletter, we will look at one such individual who has gone from being a sex-worker to becoming one of the highest earners on OnlyFans — Aella.  Read more.

  1. That Apple Never Fell on Isaac Newton's Head: Challenge of Gripping Stories

    The iconic apple that helped Newton discover gravity is a work of fiction. There was no apple but the diligent application of curiosity that propelled Newton to unpeel the mysteries of physics. Read more.

  1. Consumption diet

    Smartest reading recommendations for the week. We realise there is a lot of just online so we filter the signal from the noise.


Shaping India's Innovation Quotient with R. Ramanan

  1. R Ramanan is the Mission Director of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) - a flagship national Innovation initiative of the Prime Minister and the Government of India of India under the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). 

    This masterclass covers -

    • The watershed moment in Indian startup history

    • Creating the ultimate innovation platform

    • NEP 2020 and the Atal Innovation Mission

    • Making constraints a strategic advantage

      Watch now


As our learning adventures on the CEO and “I don’t know what I want to do with my life” Fellowships continue, the big news for this week is the launch of the launch of our new fellowship — Masters in Common Sense. We are thrilled to share that 45% of the spots have already been taken for the cohort that starts on December 19, 2020 - sign up now if you haven’t already.

In preparation for the Masters in Common Sense, we are also working on creating an expansive library of resources that includes, interviews, mental models and so much more. We also be sharing learnings and reflections of our fellows in this sections. If you’re keen on exploring our new virtual library, we would recommend you start with reading about Pluralistic Ignorance.

This week also came with a pleasantly unexpected surprise. According to Listen Notes, The Network Capital Podcast is in the top 2.5% podcasts globally out of 1.8 million popular podcasts. We are deeply touched by your support and hope you continue giving us constructive feedback as we march along.


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Afterthought — “There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep”. Homer (The Odyssey)

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