Issue #22


Amitabh Bachchan to Andrew Flintoff on Twitter about English batsman Joe Root:
"Root who? Jad se ukhad denge Root ko"

What we're really exciting about

The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is really a game changer - a single payment interface which introduces operability between banks, simplicity, reduces transaction failure rates, friction and enables new, better consumer experiences.

Here's a super simplified explainer feat. Suresh & Ramesh. This one is a more detailed PDF, eww PDF.

I believe its launch will mark a groundbreaking shift in the Indian payment landscape. It will allow startups to compete, unchained from previous constraints and from the terrible stock apps of banks.

The Interstellar Quest for More

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Going Deep

Stop reading this, go back to work

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  7. The Minimum Viable Product Manager

  8. Has the opportunity for Indian startups been terribly wrongly estimated?

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  10. The World's Most Powerful Corporation