Quora: Best answers of 2015

Here is the compiled list of best answers in 2015.

I) Economics

  1. Deepak Mehta’ s answer to How can I learn about Indian and world economics on my own?
  2. James Altucher’s answer to What are the top 10 economic must-reads that are fun to read, and not academic?
  3. Prakarsh Singh’s answer to What should everyone know about economics?
  4. Siddhartha K. Rastogi’s answer to Which are the best economics blogs to follow?
  5. Trond Halvorsen’s answer to Why aren’t economists wealthy / successful investors? Or are they?
  6. Balaji Viswanathan’s answer to What led Raghuram Rajan to become the RBI governor?
  7. Gideon Rose’s answer to Is China a stable country?
  8. Howie Reith’s answer to Economics: What are the most significant flawed assumptions in economics?
  9. Alex Tabarrok’s answer to What do non-economists need to know about economics?
  10. Siddhartha K. Rastogi’s answer to What is keynesian economics?

II) Books

  1. Dushka Zapata’s answer to Reading: Is there such a thing as ‘buying too many books’?
  2. James Altucher’sanswer to What are some books that expand your mind?
  3. Robert Frost’s answer to Is it possible to read more than 1000 books by age 30?
  4. Barry Hampe’s answer to Can movies increase your intelligence like books do?
  5. Vivek Patil’s answer to Why is reading so important?
  6. Sebastian Hammer’s answer to What are the 10 must-read books during the ages of 21–25?
  7. Anurag Mehta’s answer to Is it possible to read a 400-page book in one day?
  8. Dushka Zapata’s answer to Book Recommendations: For those who read more than 50 books a year: How do you find and choose good books to read?

III) Career Advice

  1. Jason Eisner’s answer to What do PhD students talk about in their once-a-week meetings with their advisers during their first year?
  2. Seema Shah’s answer to How do I find my area of interest?
  3. Eva Kor’s answer to Slovakia: What career advice does Eva Kor have?

IV) Politics

  1. Dan Holliday’s answer to Are American politics like what you see in House of Cards?
  2. Scott Welch’s answer to Why are Quora users so polite?
  3. Rounak Banik ‘s answer to What incidents and events have made India proud
  4. Snehil Kamal s answer to Who is the biggest traitor in India?
  5. Balaji Viswanathan’s ‘s answer to What are good ways to enter Indian politics?
  6. Santhosh Kumar’s answer to What are some facts about India that Indians are generally unaware of?
  7. Michael David Cobb Bowen ‘s answer to What is the most polite thing to call a person whose skin is black?
  8. Gideon Rose’s ‘s answer to Is China a stable country?
  9. John Burgess ‘ answer to Why are the borders of countries and states not straight?
  10. Chelsea Meissner’s answer to How and why did vaccination become a point of controversy in American politics?
  11. Peter Hawkins’ answer to Why does it seem like everyone on Quora is a left leaning Democrat?
  12. Irene Colthurst ‘s answer to What do Americans think of Pakistan?
  13. Michael Lee ‘s answer to How do liberals survive in highly conservative states like Texas, or conservatives/libertarians survive in highly liberal states like Vermont?

V) Technology

  1. Waseem Senjer ‘s answer to Is Google the most powerful company in the world?
  2. Viola Yee ‘s answer to Is there such thing as “Lost Technology” or is that simply a myth?
  3. Jess H. Brewer’s answer to Why are people from the future not time traveling to our period?
  4. Ajinkya Deshmukh’s answer to What are the best new products or inventions that most people don’t know about?
  5. Robert Frost’s ‘s answer to What parts of the technology/story in The Martian aren’t possible with today’s technology?
  6. Davide Plavan ‘s answer to What are some of the coolest technologies that are disappearing because they are too expensive or have become obsolete?

VI) Venture Capital

  1. Jimmy Wales s’ answer to How much money does Jimmy Wales make from Quora?
  2. Keith Rabois’ answer to How has Venture Capital in Silicon Valley changed in 2010–2015?
  3. David S. Rose ‘s answer to What is the most used scam in Venture Capital?
  4. Noam Kaiser ‘s answer to How can I become an expert in the subject matter of venture capital?
  5. Marc Bodnick’s answer to What are the biggest pain points in the venture capital industry?
  6. Jason M. Lemkin ‘s answer to Why is every tech company raising millions of dollars? Doesn’t anyone bootstrap to exit anymore?
  7. Michael Wolfe ‘s answer to Why do we idolize Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists?
  8. Marc Bodnick ‘s answer to Is the venture capital industry in Silicon Valley efficient?
  9. Balaji Viswanathan’’s answer to How did India become a top destination for foreign investments (as of 2015)?
  10. Jason M. Lemkin ‘s answer to What is it like to be a partner at a venture capital firm?
  11. David S. Rose’s answer to How can I find the right VC consultant for my concept?

VII) Startups

  1. Auren Hoffman’s answer to What are the top reasons why startups fail?
  2. Quincy Larson’s answer to What are the most common mistakes first time entrepreneurs make?
  3. Auren Hoffman ‘s answer to What are the best ways to think of ideas for a startup?
  4. Ashutosh Nandan ‘s answer to Is the Indian startup culture a bubble that may burst in future?
  5. Tim Westergren ‘s answer to What is the best advice for a young, first-time startup CEO?
  6. Balaji Viswanathan’s answer to What is the difference between a startup and a small business?
  7. Sam Altman’s answer to Should you hire your first employee during Y Combinator?

VIII) Personal Productivity

  1. Dushka Zapata’s answer to What are some techniques to become stronger emotionally?
  2. Glyn Williams’ answer to What are the 5 tips of a productive developer?
  3. Ariel Banayan’s answer to What are the things that you do or use in order to make yourself more productive and smarter?
  4. Ariel Banayans answer to What is the best way to keep my personal energy levels high each day?
  5. Joanna Jast ‘s answer to What are some tips to increase exam revision productivity?

IX) Self-Improvement

  1. Richard Muller ‘s answer to How can I compete with people who are better than me in every way?
  2. Richard Muller’s answer to How can I think faster and better?
  3. Brandon Lee ‘s answer to How can I develop self confidence and self-esteem?
  4. Brandon Lee’s answer to What’s the best way to turn your life around?
  5. James Altucher’s answer to How can I be the top 1% of the world?
  6. James Altucher’s answer to What psychological tricks and hacks are useful to know?

X) Dating and Relationships

  1. Franklin Veaux’s answer to I’m a really nice person. Why are people always leaving me and forgetting about me?
  2. Franklin Veaux’ s answer to Why is that it is very very hard to get out of friendzone?
  3. Dushka Zapata’s answer to What causes fights in a relationship?
  4. Dushka Zapata’s answer to What are the best romantic relationship tips?
  5. Dushka Zapata’s answer to How can I learn to love myself?
  6. Jay Bazzinotti ‘s answer to Is it hard to live as a bachelor your whole life?
  7. Mehek Bassi s answer to How do people survive and face the situation where their girlfriend gets married to someone else?

XI) Finance

  1. Vladimir Novakovski ‘s answer to What are Vladimir Novakovski’s finance and investing tips for individuals?
  2. Doug Massey’s answer to How many millions do you have to make in order for it to be sustainable to quit your job?
  3. Alex Song ‘s answer to How awesome are hedge fund careers?

XII) Leadership

  1. Rahul Sinha’s answer to What is Jeff Bezos’ leadership style?
  2. Rahul Sinha’s answer to What are some common traits shared by successful people?
  3. Christian McCarrick ‘s answer to How do you groom a high-potential employee?
  4. Awdhesh Singh ‘s answer to How do I know if I have leadership qualities?
  5. Auren Hoffman’s answer to How important is skillful communication for a founder or CEO?
  6. Auren Hoffman’s answer to How long does it take to change a large company’s culture?

XIII) Movies

  1. Nina Jacobson ‘s answer to Why are actresses paid less than actors and what can those in the film industry do about it?
  2. Nina Jacobson’s answer to What exactly does a movie producer do?
  3. Robert Frost ‘s answer to Superhero and Comic Book Movies: Which superhero movie of 2016 do you want to see the most? Why?
  4. Robert Frost’s answer to Who is the best superhero casting?
  5. David Mullich s answer to Do actors/actresses get turned on while shooting sex scenes in movies?

XIV) India

  1. Balaji Viswanathan’s answer to Indian Bullet Train: Is it good for the Indian government to really invest in the bullet trains? Is India really ready for it?
  2. Balaji Viswanathan’s answer to Is India a tolerant nation?
  3. Balaji Viswanathan’s answer to Which country has India caught up with economically since 1947?
  4. Balaji Viswanathan’s answer to Would India have reciprocated in the same way as France did after the Paris attacks?
  5. Prasad Fadke ‘s answer to Is Indian media misguiding people?
  6. Nalira Rumaizan ‘s answer to As an Indian Muslim, what kind of discrimination did you ever face?
  7. Bhuvi Jain’s answer to India: What do you feel when the liberals of India defend Yakub Memon? Do they have the right to talk for the families who suffered losses?

XV) Science

  1. Richard Muller ‘s answer to How do we know that the speed of light is the fastest possible speed in the universe?
  2. Richard Muller’s answer to What is the space that atoms reside on?
  3. Elizabeth Greene’s answer to What are the most fascinating things researchers and scientists are working on?
  4. Viktor Toth ‘s answer to If everything is made of atoms, how are some things living and others not so? What infuses life in atoms?
  5. Frank Lazar’s answer to How do we know that the speed of light is the fastest possible speed in the universe?
  6. Tal Reichert’s answer to Which are the darkest science experiments?
  7. Kyle Hayashi’s answer to What are some historical weapons that most people have never heard of?
  8. Joshua Engel’s answer to How do you know a rock hammer that was dated at 1 million years, wasn’t a 0.9999 million year old rock that was just made into a hammer in the last 0.0001 million years?
  9. Adriana Heguy’s answer to What’s the most frustrating thing about the popular (mis) understanding of science?

XVI) Computer Programming

  1. Quincy Larson’s answer to Is the MacBook Air good for programming?
  2. Ashish Kedia’s answer to What algorithms should I know to become a good programmer?
  3. Carlos Matias La Borde’s answer to What are some bad habits that self-taught programmers develop?
  4. Brian Bi’s answer to Is C++ a good first programming language?
  5. Gayle Laakmann McDowell’s answer to If I had to choose between learning Java and Python, what should I choose to learn first?
  6. John Purcell’s answer to What’s the worst way to learn programming?
  7. Yinso Chen’s answer to Why do we need coders and programmers? Can’t computers do this better?

XVII) Product

  1. Mark Manning’s answer to Design: What are the most impressive engineering details in Apple’s hardware products?
  2. Mike Barnard’s answer to What is the most efficient design for a wind turbine?
  3. Gerry Claps’ answer to What are some “best-in-class” product management processes?

XVIII) Literature

  1. Dhawal Barot’s answer to Stories: What are some good one-minute feel-good short stories?
  2. Shikhar Agarwal’s answer to What are some good poems and stories that you yourself have written?
  3. Vinita Punjabi’s answer to What are some of the best short stories on mother-child relationships?
  4. Anirudh Anupama’s answer to What are the most inspiring poems ever written?
  5. Jay Bazzinotti’s answer to What are some examples of novels, books etc. with exceptional, unique, groundbreaking approaches to storytelling?

XIX)History

  1. Ernest W. Adams’ answer to Can it be said WWII was a war of quantity against quality?
  2. Brandon Li’s answer to What was the most fatal/worst century in human history?
  3. Jimmy Liu’s answer to Would wars have been fought differently if truly “bulletproof” vests were made in say, early 1915?
  4. Gabriel Chan’s answer to Why was WW2 bombing so inaccurate?
  5. Andrew Gumperz’s answer to Race and Ethnicity: A number of African American friends refer to ancient Egyptians as black and seem to claim their ancestry. Is this supported by history?
  6. Dennis Ferguson’s answer to If the Nazis had won WWII, what would they likely have done with the Allied leaders like Winston Churchill?
  7. Sabrina Deep’s answer to What is the history of sapphires? How have they been used throughout human history?

XX) Tips and Hacks

  1. Jacky Dror’s answer to What psychological tricks and hacks are useful to know?
  2. Krishna Vedavyas’ answer to What are top 50 tricks of psychology that every one should follow every day to make life easier and keep ahead of others by mind game?
  3. Steven N Czetli’s answer to Life: What can I learn in one minute that will be useful for the rest of my life?
  4. Tom Stagliano’s answer to What are the best tips for a 24 year old on personal finance?
  5. Alex Mombo’s answer to What are some tips and hacks to deal with different kinds of people?
  6. Angie Neik’s answer to Human Behavior: What are some cool body language tricks to use on people?
  7. Garrick Saito’s answer to What are the best money hacks?

XXI Others

  1. Aaron Ellis ‘ answer to Track and Field: Why are starting blocks designed for starting from a crouched position?
  2. Adrián Lamo ‘s answer to What is the most interesting attack made on a website?
  3. Adrian John Cartwood ‘s answer to I’m 28 and just came into some money (8 figures). About 70% is invested in stocks and the rest is cash. I don’t want all the money tied up in stocks. Should I buy apartments or land and build my own apartments?
  4. Adriana Heguy ‘s answer to Are human stomachs better able to digest cooked meat than raw meat? If yes, why did we evolve this way?
  5. Amanda Tendler ‘s answer to Any travel advice for solo female travellers?
  6. Andrew Bonventre ‘s answer to How is Sundar Pichai perceived internally at Google?
  7. Dushka Zapata’s answer to What should be the top priority in everyone’s life?
  8. Annie Lindseth ‘s answer to What are the best airport tips?
  9. Ariel Williams’ answer to Space Aliens: How would we tackle an alien invasion?
  10. Archie D’Cruz ‘s answer to Life Advice: What is the only one skill that, if you have, will completely change your life?
  11. Christopher VanLang ‘s answer to Why don’t many smart people go to the top 10 universities?
  12. Carmen Sisson ‘s answer to What are some things that full time writers know that most people don’t?
  13. Claudia Azula Altucher ‘s answer to What are some of the best things and life lessons you have learned from an animal?
  14. Cristina Hartmann ‘s answer to How do I stop worrying about going blind?
  15. Dan Piponi’s answer to How do we know that we’re not living in a computer simulation?
  16. Dan Rosenthal ‘s answer to What are examples of brilliant military strategy?
  17. David Schrag’s answer to What is it like being exceptionally tall?
  18. Ellen Vrana ‘s answer to Any travel advice for solo female travellers?
  19. Eric Valor ‘s answer to How is Stephen Hawking alive in spite of his illness?
  20. Eva Glasrud ‘s answer to How do I make friends as an adult?
  21. Franklin Veaux ‘s answer to Is there any evidence that GMOs cause cancer?
  22. Geoffrey Widdison ‘s answer to Where does the money go in a recession?
  23. Greg Gordon ‘s answer to How accurately can we use statistics to bet for football (soccer)?
  24. Hadi Partovi ‘s answer to Does college make you a better coder?
  25. Igor Markov ‘s answer to What decision cost Germany World War II?
  26. Jason M. Lemkin ‘s answer to How old is too old to start a startup?
  27. Jatin Karwasaras answer to What are the problems faced by Indian students in the USA?
  28. Kim Petersen ‘s answer to Why wouldn’t you vote for Donald Trump for president?
  29. Marcus Geduld ‘s answer to Is it OK to cry near the end of a movie?
  30. Michael Gainer ‘s answer to What are some Google interview questions?
  31. Anurag Chandak’s answer to How are you contributing to the betterment of India?
  32. Atai Barkai’s answer to Why are Mathematics and Physics inherently ‘difficult’ subjects?
  33. Mira Zaslove ‘s answer to Is there a language gap in India? Why do people prefer their regional dialects rather than a common one?
  34. Nikita Butakov’s answer to Is there any material in which the speed of light is equal to the speed of sound?
  35. Jeff Kay’s answer to Why is Egypt more famous for its pyramids when Sudan has more?
  36. Justine Musk’s answer to Is it possible to be as successful as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Elon Musk as a black man in America?
  37. Kaiser Kuo’s answer to Do Japanese people typically dislike Chinese people?
  38. Peter Baskerville’s answer to How do companies like Google and Apple pay no tax in Australia? What’s the loophole?
  39. Phillip Remaker’s answer to How do tech companies deal with bugs that cannot be fixed without major changes to the software?
  40. Robert Frost’s answer to Why is food so expensive in theatres?
  41. Rizwan Aseem’s answer to Should I quit my job and follow my passion or stick to job and improve my performance?
  42. Ridhi Manocha’s answer to Shouldn’t Indians buy products from Flipkart (company) or Snapdeal only to help it beat Amazon (company) in India, at least?
  43. Rhonda Mitchell’s answer to Why do people still read Tom Sawyer even though it uses racist terminology and racist depictions of African Americans?
  44. Rory Youngs answer to What is it like to work undercover?
  45. Sed Chapman’s answer to How long after working out do you see results?
  46. Stephen Tempest’s answer to Why didn’t the European nations attempt to save Constantinople from the Ottomans, while they sent thousands of soldiers to protect Vienna, a smaller and arguably less important city?
  47. Stephanie Vardavas’ answer to What is the experience of taking the bar exam?
  48. Terrence Yang’s answer to What are some startup ideas that frequently fail?
  49. Thomas Wier’s answer to When did the oldest written language start as compared to the oldest spoken language?
  50. Tim Deesanswer to How often does stealing occur at Walmart?
  51. Trevor Best’s answer to Is there a limit on the size of a living organism?
  52. Vint Cerf’s answer to What is it like to be a Turing Award recipient?
  53. Xavier Amatriain’s answer to How do I learn machine learning?
  54. Ajay Lamba’s answer to What is wrong with Flipkart?
  55. Rishabh Baldi’s answer to What are the weirdest questions asked in an IIM interview?
  56. Garrick Saito’s answer to What tricks should I know for when I become a spy?
  57. Sharmila Ashraf’s answer to What is the biggest mistake anyone can make in their late 20s?
  58. Peyton Reed’s answer to What’s different about directing a superhero movie vs something like The Break Up?
  59. Craig Good’s answer to What are things I should do every day to have a good life?
  60. Ro Khanna’s answer to Why isn’t it obvious to all Americans that it’s in our national interest to let in unlimited software engineers and developers from overseas?
  61. Shashank Sanjay’s answer to How familiar is India around the world?
  62. Mike Girard’s answer to What is the weirdest and most incomprehensible thing that we absolutely know is true?
  63. David Friedman’s answer to I will have $4,000 USD available next month. I want to invest it and would like to get a 10% monthly return. What are some suggestions?
  64. Rick Bruno’s answer to What is a suitable response after receiving a ticket from a traffic cop, considering that “thanks” is severely inappropriate?

Hope this helps. Thank you!

Source; Best of 2015

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