This week we are talking about travel.
I know, I know, no one is traveling these days but things are changing, and with the vaccine rolling out, and travel credit from last year’s cancellation reaching their expiration date, I see people traveling and planning their next vacation just like they used to back in the days.
If you are also planning your next vacation then consider this comprehensive 10 Day South Africa Itinerary that I and 4 of my best friends took in October 2017. This was by far the best trip that I had ever taken, period.
This itinerary has everything. From wildlife watching to camping to river tubing to whale watching to shark cage diving to hiking to bungee jumping to glamping to ostrich farms to caves to canceled paragliding to penguins. …
This week we will talk about an interesting exercise that every student of Stanford University’s design program has to go through.
The year has ended and now is the season of resolutions, goals, planning, and fresh starts.
Every year I make plans or resolutions at the start of the year and never follow through with them. This year I am determined to change that. So I went on a great google search on tips and tricks on new year resolution, life goals, and planning in general and found this really great exercise/plan named Odessey Plan.
You might have been asked “Where you see yourself in the next 5 years?” question during a job interview. I always found this question very difficult to answer as I don’t know what am I going to eat for lunch and you are asking me what my plans are for the next 5 years. …
This week we will talk about a website to discover what people are asking about, a blog on muscle building, and an online service to get high-quality icons & generate color schemes.
Answer the public is a great tool for anyone doing market or customer research.
It taps into google searches (approx 3 billion every day)and cranks out useful questions people are asking around a keyword.
It generates the output in a mind map type visual, which is very easy to digest. It’s a goldmine of customer insights that you can use to create your next product or service.
This week I am continuing with my YouTube recommendation series and will talk about some must-watch YouTube videos on the topic of International Affairs.
All my recommendations are from VOX and Johnny Harris. VOX is a media outlet that apart from hard-hitting journalism, makes really great content on YouTube. You might have seen their Explained series on Netflix. Johnny Harris is an independent content creator who has made some amazing videos for VOX in the past, some of which I am going to recommend here.
Remember the time when there was a major crisis in Syria and Iraq due to the rise of ISIS? Even though everyone was talking & writing about it, I couldn’t find any decent article or videos that explained the entire situation. How ISIS rose? Who was fighting whom? How it all started and what were the motives of different parties involved. While I was searching the internet for all these answers I stumbled upon this video by VOX on YouTube, and It had all the answers. It is of very high production quality with amazing animations, sound, and motion graphics. If you want to understand the rise of ISIS then you should definitely check this video out. …
This week we are changing up a little bit. Instead of sharing interesting websites, products, or tools, I am going to talk about some really interesting YouTube channels focusing on historical events and topics.
I consider myself a bit of a history nerd. If I had to pick a new career, I would love to be a historian. I guess other than me, only YouTube knows this about me, and based on my watching habits, it recommended a video on Mongols, which had a really good-looking thumbnail. …
With the rise of design thinking, there has been a lot of emphasis on customer experience. Designers conduct customer research, set up focus groups, perform user testing, and pay attention to the tiniest detail of human behavior while coming up with a product. We have seen some great products coming out to the market as a result of this customer obsession.
However, the customer that these product designers are obsessed over is a perfect human being who can read, see, type, speak, or hear. Unfortunately, some of us have physical disabilities who can’t read, type, see, or hear.
Who is obsessing over the customer experience of these users? …
Discover trends, get a detailed analysis of IPOs that matter, get more done, and host team-building exercises online.
This week we will talk about a website, a newsletter, a browser-based workspace, a to-do app, and an online service.
I discovered Exploding Topics 2–3 years back while doing some research on trending topics on the internet. It's similar to Google Trends and it gives you a list of topics that are trending across various categories. It uses google trend and some of their proprietary technology to discover trending topics.
It's basically a Twitter trend feeds for the entire internet. I find it very accurate and you can discover many trends that are about to go viral before anyone else. …
With the rise of YouTube, Udemy, Coursera, Khan Academy, and various coding bootcamps, the barrier to entry in software development is falling rapidly.
Gone are the days when you had to enroll in computer science or software engineering courses at big universities. Anyone with a laptop and internet access can now learn software development almost for free.
If you have just started learning software development, then the list of resources below will be really useful.
This week, I will share a list of GitHub repositories that will help you prepare for your next technical/coding interview.
This is a goldmine for anyone preparing for a technical interview. It has a curated list of useful articles, videos, blogs, guides, websites, books, online courses, etc. for everything related to technical or coding interviews.
If you are preparing for a technical interview in the security space, then this is a great repository for you.
The concepts in the repo are not only applicable to computer security but to securing anything from a medieval castle to an art museum to a computer network. …