The Last 7 Days #39 (30.11 – 06.12)

The Last 7 Days #39 (30.11 – 06.12)

With another Sunday, here’s the thirty-ninth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.

What To Read:

  1. Beware the ‘lifestyle optimization’ trap. Read more here.
  2. Exercise With A Mask On Can Be Really Good For You, Actually.

    Read here.
  3. What the hell is the Pomodoro Technique and why is it good for productivity?

    Check it out here.
  4. Building Emotional Safety Nets for Men. Read more here.
  5. Video Games Can Actually Be Good for Your Mental Health.

    Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Back with a Bang! Faye D’souza joins Varun Duggirala on Advertising is Dead, talking about her perspective on the state of journalism today, her career and journey so far, and most importantly, to help us understand what it means to be a journalist in today’s world.

    Check it out here.
  2. The battle of Instagram vs TikTok on the Business Wars podcast. Listen here.
  3. Seth Godin on the game of life, the value of hacks, and overcoming anxiety, on The Tim Ferriss Show.

    Listen to it here.
  4. MKBHD (Marques Brownlee) on his expanding tech empire, 10 million subscribers, and are we at ‘Peak Smartphone’?, on That Creative Life podcast.

    Check it out here.
  5. Wayne Rooney joins the Manchester United Podcast to look back on his record-breaking years at Old Trafford.

    Listen to it here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

What To Watch:

  1. Kunal Shah is joined by Haresh Chawla, partner at TrueNorth, as they discuss the art of spotting trends for strategies that will outperform the competition in any industry.

    Watch it here.
  2. The Wild Power of Aggregation Theory.

    Watch here.
  3. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci discuss their acting methods in Scorsese’s The Irishman

    Check it out here.
  4. I saw Jallikattu this week and it’s such a magnificent film. I absolutely recommend it. Check it out here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

A preview of what’s trending in the worlds of…

In the world of TECH:

  1. YouTube upgrades Premieres with trailers, themes, and a live pre-show option
  2. Google Maps takes on Facebook with the launch of its own newsfeed
  3. Android’s winter update adds new features to Gboard, Maps, Books, Nearby Share, and more
  4. WhatsApp lets you use custom wallpapers for each chat

In the world of MARKETING:

  1. Instagram’s ‘Live Rooms’ is rolling out in India
  2. TikTok Is Reportedly Testing Longer Videos
  3. Twitter’s Audio Spaces test includes transcriptions, speaker controls, and reporting features
  4. Spotify is publicly testing its own version of Stories

In the world of BUSINESS:

  1. Sandeep Kataria is Bata’s global head; the first Indian to hold the top post
  2. Flipkart’s PhonePe Valued At $5.5 Billion As It Becomes A Separate Entity
  3. Salesforce buys Slack in a $27.7B megadeal
  4. Facebook buys Kustomer for $1B to expand into customer service tools

In the world of POP CULTURE:

  1. Warner Bros. to release every 2021 movie on HBO Max at the same time as theaters
  2. Spotify Releases Top Streamed songs, Artists, And Podcasts For 2020
  3. YouTube’s top trending videos list for 2020 is led by Chappelle’s ‘8:46’

I write a newsletter called ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ for my subscribers, where you can receive the above content and much more on your mail, with an intent of combining thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, pop culture and more. If you wish to subscribe, check out

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