First of all, here’s wishing you all a very HOPEFUL NEW YEAR🤘🏼🙏🏼!

Most smokers try to quit around New Year’s Eve. But they need more support than you think. Here’s our comic essay summarizing a wonderful research paper by J. R. Hughes, which sheds light on key issues regarding smoker’s cessation.

The study carried out between 2010 and 2013 in India

Empathy is the cornerstone of emotional intelligence. Michelle Obama really used it to her advantage during her DNC speech.

Original article published on Business Insider (Link)

Brand storytelling has two crucial faculties — first, the story of the brand’s history and values. Second, the story of customer transformation. Both of these have an immense reaction to the customer’s decision-making ability.

However, the best brands don’t rely on their own story to package and sell the product. They look at their customer’s transformation story as their primary driver.

Very few brands know this. The ones that do will agree that storytelling will be the most differentiating business skill of the 21st century.

It shouldn’t be surprising, though. Humans connect with…

What’s the best term for this type of phenomenon?

  • A Facebook employee who blocks FB for their kid.
  • An Ivy League professor who has their kid homeschooled / not attend university.
  • A VC who tells their friends to bootstrap and not take VC funding.

What is the best term for this type of phenomenon?

Some suggestions:

A. Hypocrisy
B. Not eating where you shit
C. Daisnaid (Do as I say, not as I do).
D. Drug Dealer
E. Regret
F. Informed Dissent
G. Strangers treated as strangers, family treated as family.
H. Performative contradiction (Happens whenever there is a disconnect between beliefs and actions)
I. "Don't get high on your own supply" - Scarface
J. Double Standards

What do you think?

Playing video games is the absolute worst “Loser Habit” you could have. Hours and hours spent on an ultimately useless skill. Sitting and getting fatter, weaker, and paler. Completely impaired social skills.

Video games make you a bottom tier subhuman. Hundreds, if not thousands of hours can be invested in something that makes you a WORST version of yourself. Years of life wasted playing an artificial character.

Zero real-life accomplishment, but you FEEL like you did something. Does it make you stronger? NO. Faster? NO. Bigger? NO. Are you making money and living the life a human being is supposed…

When you are in your 30’s you try to pursue many different directions at once, but not making any progress in any one of them. It has happened with me as well — though I must admit, this has been a problem in me since my teens.

Pursuing different things at the same time gets you frustrated that the world wants you to pick one thing because they want to do them all. It’s a simple question of “Why do I have to choose, when I can have it all — especially when I don’t know what to choose!”

The…

It is very easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to money, at least when you are looking at the big-picture decisions. The obvious items are important, such as having a better income or saving judiciously every month. But there is only so much you can do to negotiate your salary or your rent.

If anything, most of us feel that we have no control over our money — especially because our daily lives are dictated directly by our financial capability.

But this doesn’t need to be so. A 2014 research held at Stanford, indicated that people make better saving…

Before I start, just bear with me for a minute.

If you look at the Finance department of a company, they are primarily divided into the following sections:

Incoming and outgoing payments, budget creation, cash management (treasury), accounting, and financial reporting

These sections work together across different verticals of Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Accounting & Reporting (Controller Group), Budgeting & Forecasting, Expense Management, Internal Audit, and Compliance, Tax, Treasury Management, and Payroll.

Thank you. Now let’s begin.

As an individual, do you need these departments in your personal life?

Don’t you think it would be best if you…

Nike registers $35B in revenues (yup that much), out of which it makes $15B domestically and $20B abroad. Two-thirds of Nike consumers are under the age of 35. A younger consumer who can afford $150 Flyknit racers likely has substantial disposable income and lives in a city. The term for this cohort? Progressive. Of the $20B international customer base, how many believe the U.S. is currently a “beacon on a hill” and is handling race issues well? I’ll speculate, none. Nike has risked $1–3B in business to strengthen their relationship with consumers who account for $32–34B of their franchise. The math? Nike just did it.

Just like anything in life — if you keep it simple, you’ll stick to it. Budgeting is no different. So for this post, let’s simply remove the notion from your mind that budgeting is a number crunching, mathematical intensive, too much time taking exercise, and let’s imagine it as something so simple that a child could do it. Happy thoughts. Take your mind to a happy place.

Done? Good, now let me show you how easy it is to budget, without the stress of any kind.

Automate your Bills and Payments

Aah, see — you missed such an important…

Shobhit Dixit

Working on Comic Essays. Used to work in Lehman Brothers, JCDecaux and HSBC and Perspectico.

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