COVID-19: My understanding & personal precautions for walking, grocery & purchases

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[Updated Apr-17-2020]DISCLAIMER: I am just another OCD ex-engineer MBA who is transfixed by COVID-19, not a doctor. This blog DOES NOT CONSTITUTE HEALTH ADVICE. This is merely an easy synthesis of duly attributed insights / advise from my reading which shall be regularly updated. I…
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Which Indian Founder will Solve the COVID Information Problem

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“Infantry wins battles, logistics wins wars.” John J. Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front, World War I NEEDED: A courageous succesful Indian platform business founder to assemble a Dream Team from their tech to setup a national crowd sourced Covid…
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#stopvaccinewastage How do we minimize wasted COVID19 vaccine doses

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India administered 6.5 cr doses with 6.5% wastage (1% target) i.e 3.6 million doses avoidably wasted How can product / #distribution / hyperlocal / microeconomics thinking minimize #vaccinewastage? Newspaper articles mention usual government approaches – make patients wait, ask them to come the next day…
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Har ki Pauri is a better summer destination than Rishikesh

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For a family with young children or senior citizens with mobility issues that wishes to take a dip in the Ganges, Har Ki Pauri is recommended over Rishikesh What families need: My mother is 75 and has unstable gait due to diabetes complications. She needs…
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Platforms love friction – why online dating is a red ocean

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TL;DR Platforms owe their very existence to friction – BookMyShow charges a fat fee because booking movie tickets directly is impossible. Platforms like MakeMyTrip or Tripadvisor are unlikely to get disrupted by a BETTER booking engine but see margin erosion due to a tech company…
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Google Nest Cam can OWN the grocery universe

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Summary Grocery reordering is a chore. A cloud connected smart camera from Google with a robust e-commerce backend from BigBasket, Amazon or Flipkart would be the perfect solution to OWN the non-produce grocery shopping market. You simply make sure you start your preparations in the…
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ZingBus Expresso and the OYOization of long distance bus travel

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Two weeks, I discovered the OYOization of long distance bus travel! The realization hit me as I tailed two buses that were fast yet well behaved shiny new buses full of MBA jargon – startups are ensuring quality bus travel! That’s how i discovered zingbus…
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