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The Last 7 Days #90 (22.11 – 28.11)

With another Sunday, here’s the 90th 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. What to expect in year three of the pandemic? || The World Ahead 2022. Read here.
  2. What is the metaverse? How blockchain, crypto, gaming, VR, and AR are building a new way to experience the Internet? Read more here.
  3. 2022 Colour Trends: The Year’s Top Colours. Check it out here.
  4. How did the seven-day week come to rule the world? Read here.
  5. Ask yourself these 5 prejudice-fighting questions after watching any movie, says a Stanford psychologist. Check it out 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. AirBnB CEO Brian Chesky talks about how he manages and structures his company, the future of work, metaverse and cryptocurrencies, and more on The Decoder with Nilay Patel. Listen to it here.
  2. Seth Godin talks about branding vs marketing, the right approach for brands, actionable ideas, and more on Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast. Check it out here.
  3. On My First Million, Shaan Puri and Sam Parr talk about what an early adopter mindset is and how to adopt it, the ConstitutionDAO and whether it’s a good idea, how Gary Vaynerchuk used NFTs to create the greatest preorder of all time, and more. Listen here.
  4. Fernando Alonso opens up on why racing Michael Schumacher was so special, why he wasn’t ready for their fierce championship fights in 2005 and 2006, on his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton at McLaren and the world titles he missed out on in 2007, 2010 and 2012, on F1 Beyond the Grid podcast. Check it out here.
  5. In this episode of Naan Curry, Sadaf and Archit explore India’s favorite cheese – Paneer, its health benefits, why Paneer is so versatile, and the multiple origin stories of paneer. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Andrew Garfield shares how art helps him get through grief. Watch this here.
  2. In this session of FC FrontRow, Vicky Kaushal talks about his film, Sardar Udham, how he prepares for his role, preparing for characters from his own life experiences, saying no to Uri initially, and more. Check it out here.
  3. Rocky and Mayur are back with a Season 6 of #RoadTrippinWithRockyAndMayur, touring Hyderabad and Chennai. Watch it here.
  4. In this episode of “Notes on a Scene,” Andrew Garfield and ‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ director Lin-Manuel Miranda break down the scene where Jon (Garfield) gets the party started with an impromptu acapella performance of “Boho Days.” Check it out here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Tick, Tick… BOOM (Based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. It’s the story of an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong career choice, whilst navigating the pressures of love and friendship.) Now streaming on Netflix 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.


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The Last 7 Days #89 (15.11 – 21.11)

With another Sunday, here’s the 89th 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. Deadmau5’s ‘Oberhasli’ is what it looks like when the metaverse comes for music fans. Check it out here.
  2. Are NFTs Only Art? 7 Use Cases For NFTs. Check it out here.
  3. Nestlé says the majority of its food portfolio is unhealthy. Read it here.
  4. The No. 1 habit successful leaders share, according to executive coaches who have worked with Apple and Twitter. Read here.
  5. How Brentford Used ‘Moneyball’ to Return to the Premier League? Read more 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. Brian Armstrong, the founder of Coinbase, talks about his journey as an entrepreneur, how he started the company, and his journey until now, on How I Built This with Guy Raz. Check it out here.
  2. Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, breaks down his deep insights around artificial intelligence on Rapid Response. Listen to it here.
  3. From actor to changing agent, Adrian Grenier talks about creating a symbiosis with yourself, on The Rich Roll podcast. Listen here.
  4. In this conversation on Sway, Kara Swisher talks to Hans Zimmer about his process for composing the score for “Dune,” how composers can adapt to the shifting demands of viewers and a streaming economy — and what he’s working on next. Check it out here.
  5. In this episode of Naan Curry, Sadaf and Archit discuss with Vikram Doctor, editor at Economic Times, a food historian and podcast host, what inspired him to explore food and food history, the food challenges and issues India faces in modern times, why chefs and public policy wonks should join hands to tackle hunger problems in India, and more. Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Gary Vaynerchuk speaks about the potential of the NFT market specifically and the cryptocurrency industry generally at the Yahoo Finance-Decrypt “Crypto Goes Mainstream” special. Watch it here.
  2. Colin and Samir talk about the business of being a YouTuber and everything to do with the creator economy, with MKBHD on the Waveform podcast. Check it out here.
  3. Akarsh Khurana, the director of Rashmi Rocket and Mismatched, talks about how to tell a story before telling it, on MostlySane’s YouTube channel. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Dexter: New Blood (Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, he is now living under an assumed name in Upstate New York, Iron Lake, far from his original home in Miami.) Now streaming on Voot here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Finch (A robot that lives on a post-apocalyptic earth which was built to protect the life of his dying creator’s beloved dog, it learns about love, friendship, and the meaning of human life.) Now streaming on AppleTV+ 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.


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The Last 7 Days #88 (08.11 – 14.11)

With another Sunday, here’s the 88th 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. Web 3.0 can repair the attention-driven digital economy. Read more here.
  2. 13 principles of Web3 (a Twitter thread by David Phelps). Check it out here.
  3. Apple CEO Tim Cook is anti-mindless scrolling. Read more about it here.
  4. Master Indian cooking with the science of tadka. Read here.
  5. Ted Lasso‘ has a question: What kind of man are you? Check it out 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. In this conversation of Sway, Kara Swisher talks to Jaron Lanier, often called the “godfather of virtual reality,” and his company, VPL Research, developed V.R. goggles and gloves in the 1980s, about Facebook’s pivot to Meta, also discuss why Lanier viewed technologies like automation and V.R. as “a little technological token of that hope of eternal creativity” back in the ’80s. Check it out on Spotify here.
  2. On My First Million, Sam Parr and Shaan Puri talk about the Metaverse and what everyone is getting wrong about it, the billion-dollar investment group that no one knows about, companies that are able to achieve viral growth without marketing, and much more. Listen to it here.
  3. Seth Godin riffs about status roles, and how it plays a factor with respect to money and skill, on Akimbo. Listen here.
  4. Sidharth Malhotra talks to Salil on Stars se Baatein about how he dealt with failure for three years after Student of The Year and Ek Villain, how he was typecast for his looks, and why Shershaah is a special film for him and his family given his Army background. Check it out here.
  5. Composer Hans Zimmer joins ReelBlend to chat topics from across his career including Dune, The Lion King, Man of Steel, Interstellar, and more. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Gary Vaynerchuk chats with Mark Zuckerberg about the future of the Metaverse and Web3.0, taking a dive into how it will change our lives and Mark gives us his thoughts on when and how this new world will come to fruition. Watch it here.
  2. On completing 10 years of Rockstar, director-writer Imtiaz Ali, composer A.R. Rahman, lead Ranbir Kapoor, lyricist Irshad Kamil, production designer Sumit Basu, and actor Sanjana Sanghi gathered to reminisce about the making of the film; this conversation is a part of a 90-minute documentary chronicling the journey of ‘Rockstar’ that unpacks never-before-seen and heard pages from the film’s book. Check it out here.
  3. In this session of FC Front Row, Anupama Chopra does a deep dive into the brand that Ayushmann Khurrana has built and what it means to live with it. He chats with us about his film choices, his latest film Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, his processes as an actor, and how he kept himself busy in the middle of a pandemic. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Tiger King (An exploration of big cat breeding and its bizarre underworld, populated by eccentric characters, namely zoo operator Joseph Maldonado-Passage.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Shershaah (The life of Indian army captain Vikram Batra, awarded with the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest award for valor for his actions during 1999 Kargil War.) Now streaming on Amazon Prime 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.


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The Last 7 Days #87 (01.11 – 07.11)

With another Sunday, here’s the 87th 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. Why melatonin is known as the ‘master switch’ of the human body? Check it out here.
  2. How do you build a personal brand when your life is in chaos? Read more here.
  3. Early Riser or Night Owl? New Study May Help to Explain the Difference. Check it out here.
  4. The psychology behind why you spend so much money on Amazon Prime. Read it here.
  5. The underrated pleasures of eating dinner early. 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. On The Tim Ferriss Show, Chris Dixon and Naval Ravikant talk about the Wonders of Web3, how to pick the Right Hill to climb, finding the right amount of crypto regulation, and the Untapped Potential of NFTs. Listen to it here.
  2. On this episode of Decoder, vice president of Reality Labs Andrew Bosworth talked with The Verge’s Alex Heath about Facebook’s rebrand to Meta, how content moderation will work in the metaverse, and the hardware journey from virtual to mixed reality, and eventually, AR glasses. Check it out here.
  3. In this episode of Life Kit, New York Times technology reporter Taylor Lorenz shares how spending less time on email and changing the way she thought about online communication has increased her productivity and given her back hours of time. Listen here.
  4. In this episode of Naan Curry, Sadaf and Archit explore the global and local history of potatoes, how the British used potatoes to spread their colonialism in India, its health benefits, and much more. Check it out here.
  5. Tom Hanks talks about the concept of war films, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and some other films, and anecdotes from the early days, on the Smartless podcast. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Sara Dietschy chats with Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s name change to Meta, centralized vs decentralized organizations, and what the Metaverse means for creators, and there’s a meme review too. Check it out here.
  2. HBR editor in chief Adi Ignatius interviews the Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella to discuss what team collaboration will look like going forward, the next generation of workplace technology, the new imperatives of leadership — and whether and when our future workplaces will in fact start to look like the “metaverse” fantasies of science fiction. Watch it here.
  3. On this episode of ‘Notes on a Scene,’ ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage‘ director Andy Serkis breaks down the scene where Venom and Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) finally come together in an argument turned to fight. Serkis walks us through his vision for the action sequence frame by frame and highlights where exactly Tom Hardy adds his own sound effects. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Succession (The Logan family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps down from the company.) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Sooryavanshi (Starting off from where Akshay Kumar`s character was introduced in Simmba, Sooryavanshi traces the acts and serious antics of DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, the chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad in India.) Now in theatres and streaming on Netflix, December 5th onwards.

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.


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The Last 7 Days #86 (25.10 – 31.10)

With another Sunday, here’s the 86th 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. A neuroscientist shares the 4 brain-changing benefits of exercise—and how much she does every week. Read here.
  2. Two Words That Win Your Audience’s Undivided Attention. Check it out here.
  3. ‘Lose fat in 5 days’ exercise videos are harmful for fitness beginners. Read here to know more.
  4. The 4 Simple Introspection Steps That Will Boost Self Awareness. Read more here.
  5. 20 Background Details You Definitely Missed On ‘The Office‘. Check it out 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. Mark Cuban joins Scott Galloway to discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, use-cases for digital assets, and where SEC regulations might come in, why he’s bullish on AI, and more, on The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway. Listen here.
  2. In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty tells us how to find our own voice and turn our insecurities into stepping stones for healing and self-improvement. Find out more here.
  3. Raymond Tallis on what it means to be human, on Philosophy for our Times podcast. Listen to it here.
  4. On Cyrus Says, Yashraj Mukhate talks about the common factor of doing engineering which exists in so many creative people, how he realized that music was what he wanted to pursue, his parents always bring extremely supportive, and tons more. Check it out here.
  5. Podcast Recommendation of the Week – HBO’s Succession Podcast (The official podcast about the HBO Original series Succession. Each week journalist and host Kara Swisher unpacks real-world events that echo the saga unfolding on screen.) Find it here.

What To Watch:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo on his Manchester United move, his approach to the game, his hunger to win, thoughts on retirement, and more. Check it out here.
  2. Amit Trivedi talks about music creation, creativity, spirituality, the future of the music industry, and much more, on The Ranveer Show (Hindi) Watch it here.
  3. In this session of Film Companion, Janhvi Kapoor speaks to Anupama Chopra about the rules of Gen Z stardom, the pressures of social media, wanting to do movies in multiple genres & languages, and more. Watch here.
  4. Documentary Recommendation of the Week – Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space (A chronicle of the SpaceX Dragon mission, Inspiration4, in which four civilians travel into space on a three-day trip.) Now streaming on Netflix here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – Shang Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings (Martial-arts master Shang-Chi confronts the past he thought he left behind when he’s drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.)

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.


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The Last 7 Days #85 (18.10 – 24.10)

With another Sunday, here’s the 85th 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. Everything you have been told about stopping climate change is wrong. A Twitter thread by Xavier Helgesen. Check it out here.
  2. Inside Kunal Shah’s unique angel investing frenzy. Read more here.
  3. Netflix to Change How It Measures a Title’s Viewers Post-‘Squid Game’. Read about it here.
  4. Everyone You Need To Remember Before Seeing ‘No Time to Die‘. Check it out here.
  5. Manchester United owners are getting drawn to the world’s biggest cricket league – here’s why.

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. On the Vergecast, Dieter Bohn sits down with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and SVP of Devices and Services at Google Rick Osterloh to discuss the launch of the Pixel 6 — including its tensor processing chip, the Android ecosystem, and what makes this Pixel launch different from the rest. Listen to it here.
  2. On Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo, on how to unlock your team’s creative potential. Check it out here.
  3. On Gita for the Young and Restless, find out how to ensure you never lack real motivation. Listen here.
  4. Podcast Recommendation of the Week – Only Murders in the Building Podcast (Sneak behind-the-scenes of Only Murders in the Building as Elizabeth Keener and Kevin Lawn talk to the cast and crew and scramble to get clues on the murder within the show – listen alongside every episode of the show if you’re watching it). Check it out here.
  5. On F1 Beyond the Grid, Daniel Ricciardo relives the ‘relief and happiness’ brought by his Monza victory and explains why it meant so much to him and his McLaren teammates, how his mindset has shifted and so much more. Listen to it here.

What To Watch:

  1. On ‘My First Million’, Andrew Wilkinson, Co-Founder of Tiny, joins Sam Parr and Shaan Puri to talk about how he found joy through a four-week dopamine fast, why it can be better to make safer “cruise ship investments” rather than startup investments, how Andrew’s last appearance led him to start a D2C maternal healthy company, and much more. Watch it here or listen to the episode on Spotify here.
  2. A look behind the scenes and hear from the cast and crew of NO TIME TO DIE. Check it out here.
  3. Nico Rosberg chats with Jenson Button about interesting insights and behind the scenes from the F1 paddock, difficult challenges and how to deal with the high pressure in F1, and more. Watch here.
  4. TV Show Recommendation of the Week – Only Murders in the Building (Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth.) Now streaming on Hotstar here.
  5. Movie Recommendation of the Week – No Time to Die (James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.) Now running in theatres.

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.