What we learnt together this week
Recap of the key lessons, insights and use cases of the week
Dear Community Members,
Hope you had a rejuvenating weekend. Here is a brief summary of stuff that happened and updates for the coming week -
🎉 Launch of the Investing Fellowship and D2C Fellowship.
🎓 Graduation ceremony of the PM Fellowship
✨ Partnerships - Philanthropy Week: Dasra - Network Capital & The Jurni
💌 The three key newsletters from the previous week - The Good Enough Parent, 23 years of Jeff Bezos' Amazon Shareholder Letters: Key Lessons and Insights, and The Rosa Parks of Wall Street
The world of investing is a black-box - as an industry it is particularly hard to break into, as a skill it very complex to learn. For this fellowship, we have bought the 0.1% professionals as faculty members to teach the fellows how -
Break into venture capital, private equity, and trading
Scout potential companies
Emerge as a thought leader in the investing space
Build your brand
From a team of 6 people four years ago to a family of 70+ products, 140+ team members, and 1 million+ customers - Arjun and Trisha have built an inspiring company. We are so thrilled to share the news about the acquisition of Dr. Vaidya’s: New Age Ayurveda, one of India's first successful D2C exits!
Arjun will be the Fellowship Director for the D2C Fellowship and teach about his experience of building and scaling Dr. Vaidya’s: New Age Ayurveda. The fellowship will combine real-life case studies and actionable frameworks for entrepreneurs, investors, and operators in the consumer space in India.
Interested in joining the fellowship? Register your interest for the fellowship here.
PM Fellowship Graduation Session
After learning from the best Product Managers globally, the NC PM Fellows gave their final product pitches on Saturday and graduated from the fellowship. Here is what they have to say.
Philanthropy Week: Dasra - Network Capital Partnership
Network Capital is proud to announce a partnership with Dasra, India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation for the 12th Edition of the GlobalDasra Philanthropy Week, which is being held virtually from 15th-18th March 2021.
“We offered a way for readers to figuratively escape the confines of their homes and dream a little. And gave hope at a time when we all needed it most,” stated Founder of The Jurni, Priyam Sharma.
The Jurni is a newsletter focused on culture and travel, and caters to the global Indian millennial. Read more.
Donald Winnicott was an English paediatrician who proposed that the happiness of the human race depended on the way parents bring up their children. All perversions of humanity were, in his view, a failure of parental provision: from fascism to misogyny to drug abuse. The road to a better society begins in the nursery.
Whether you are a parent or not, you should consider reading “Home is Where We Start From”.
23 years of Jeff Bezos' Amazon Shareholder Letters: Key Lessons and Insights
Listen to customers, but don’t just listen to customers—also invent on their behalf. An example is Amazon Web Services (AWS). No one asked for AWS. No one. Turns out the world was in fact ready and hungry for an offering like AWS but didn’t know it. Bezos had a hunch, followed his curiosity, took the necessary financial risks, and began building—reworking, experimenting, and iterating countless times.
His unparalleled ability to network allowed the grandson of a sharecropper to become “one of the most connected men in America.” Jordan was the civil rights movement’s ambassador to boardrooms. Henry Louis Gates predicted that “historians will remember Vernon Jordan as the Rosa Parks of Wall Street.”
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