Mantras which PK practiced until 2009 for his graduation from CMU:
— Black Friday Letter
— There is no magic!
— Being opportunistic pushes you to try new things
— Look for problems around you
— PushingLimits –> StartFromScratch
Learnings from his PhD:
— Time constrained meeting slot of 30 minutes
— PhD can not be prescribed!
— It is not about what you say that matters, it is all about what you do that matters
— Get undergrads and grads for engineering jobs
Learnings from CMU:
— Beggars can not be choosers; however, one who is best does not care for remarks!
Learnings from his Life (Wombat):
— Money is the most useless thing of our life! It can not enforce anything and is only meant to support few things in our life.
- What was the intuition behind this idea? Mailing list->2016 someone died->Nothing researchy or scientific->Collected dataset->Nov’16 published a report->Next week or ten days were full of madness (media) with in 24 hours. [Learning: Always on lookout for sexy phenomenon]
- You stressed a lot on deaths arising from selfie but what was depth at which you compared with groupfie (group pictures)? What all dimensions have you explored on this front. Numbers->India is the only country in the world where with once incident multiple people die.
- Last and the most fundamental question: Why people are so keen to take selfies even when they could anticipate that it could be hazardous and can possibly lead to their death. Risk taking, social currency!!!