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Watching Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, play 3 minute blitz chess games on Youtube is entertainment, not education.

That’s it.

I was putting in the hours. After the first 20 hours of playing chess on lichess, I wrote my first chess blog post and it was all good. I had…


1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Bishops, 2 Knights, 2 Rooks and 8 Pawns on either side of an 8x8 board are ready for battle. One set is black. The other white.

White plays the first move, and the game is on.

I have never actually played chess seriously until now…


Two years ago, a cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi made headlines around the world when several Sri Lankan cricket players vomited due to extreme air pollution and had to be escorted off the field.

Despite that very public disaster and international embarrassment, today the Feroz…


Written by Amrit Sharma

I am excited for TribalScale’s upcoming TakeOver Innovation Conference on Monday, June 11. It’s a one-day conference in Toronto that will bring entrepreneurs and leaders from a diverse set of companies together under one roof to talk all things innovation.

“Uber yourself before you get Blackberry’d.”

In 2011, Marc Andreessen penned an…


😱 Blockchain? Wait a minute. I thought you meant LEGOs!

Blockchain technology is radically different than anything we have seen before. It’s ok to be confused. It’s ok to not know what blockchain can do for you, what it means for the world and why some are proclaiming it will have a greater impact on the world than the internet…


The Voice Revolution Is Here!

🗣 The #VoiceTech revolution is underway. Amazon, Google and Apple are battling for who gets to come into our living rooms and run our increasingly smart homes.

In just a few years, AI-powered voice platforms have gone from the realm of Hollywood blockbusters (like Tony Stark’s Jarvis) to a jaw-dropping…


A couple months ago, I moved to Toronto, Canada. Even though I speak English fluently and lived in the States for more than a decade, I found myself struggling to pronounce many “Canadian” words. 🇨🇦

For example: Toronto‘s “Times Square” is the Yonge-Dundas Square. Yonge? Is that Yonjee or Yongay…


Toronto is delightful. But what is it about the day to day life here that makes it so joyful?

Its the little things.

Letting passengers de-board the subway car before hopping on.
Yielding to the person beside you so they can hop onto the escalator before you.
Holding the door open for…


Gratitude is a weird thing. At an abstract level, we often know we have abundance in our lives, but can’t actually capture it in words or with the proper context. I believe that’s because we know what we have, but we don’t have the context to know what we don’t…


Oh Canada!

We’ve only just met, but I’m in love.

Right off the bat, I just want to tell you that I’m so grateful to you. Last year, I was among the tens of thousands of people that moved to Canada from around the world. Some, like me, were skilled…

Amrit

Turning ideas into reality since 1986. Product Manager. Accidental Journalist. Tweets at @amrit_sharma.

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