Busy is the new cool, right?
Keep your phone on the table so that you can instantly check the super-important messages that come in every 7 minutes. Walk to work so fast you overtake peaceful joggers. Tell your mama you’ll definitely visit next week. Oh, and, God forbid you don’t have 18 certificates on your Linkedin page and five urgent projects to attend to.
We design our homes minimalistically, but we clutter our own lives — both personal and professional — into a FOMO-induced chaotic blend of “I don’t have time right now” and “I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.” …
Get a music degree.
Realise it’s not exactly in demand.
Teach yourself coding.
Get an internship in designing websites.
Mention a website idea to a coworker.
Get back into school to study politics.
Get a call from your former boss. He likes your website idea.
A week later, get a million dollars to build your website.
Spend months perfecting every detail. Launch it.
Watch it fail to take off.
Pivot in desperation.
See your other idea grow exponentially.
Hire 1,000 people in the next year.
Raise over $1 billion in the next four years.
Pay yourself $200 million. …
Neither Sachin nor Binny Bansals put a lot of effort into school.
Sachin has a long history with video games and would isolate himself for weeks in his room.
He passed IIT Delhi entrance exams with flying colors but found himself possessed by video games Quake and Age of Empires. His grades suffered. As a result, he would have to stay an additional year at the school just to score enough credits.
Binny was less into the extremes — but he was, by all measures, as average as it gets. His grades were OK — though not outstanding. …