Ayush Garg

1,108 Flips | 8 Magazines | 973 Likes | 3 Following | 18 Followers | @profylayush | Writer. Editor. A kind of a guy who relies on analysis, and writes to spoil the masks. A threat to humor, if one liners could kill. Twitter: @profylayush.

Where relationship isn’t really a relationship

We are fragile and our relationships are fragile too. We fall apart soon, so do our relationships.<p>Some of us might say if everything is transient, …

Happiness

Narcissism is hitting us like never before

This is the age of narcissism. And it is getting driven in the world on day to day basis.<p>Narcissists pleasure from others’ pain. Misery. Failure. And …

Psychology

How to Fight Amazon (Before You Turn 29)

Lina Khan has a novel theory about monopolies—and her sights are set squarely on the company.<p>Shortly after I met Lina Khan, her cellphone rang. The call was from a representative of a national organization, regarding a speech it had asked her to give. Khan was courteous on the phone, but she winced …

Antitrust Laws

Agile Is Not A Method -- It Is A Way Of Thinking

Depending on your sources, the hype of agile may be fading behind buzzwords like lean and DevOps, or it might be dead already. But do not rush to see a grief therapist — you may not need to change your sprint dashboard or learn new acronyms. Agile is alive. It exists in the way your organization …

Project Management

Tesla will cut 9% of its workforce to “eliminate bureaucracy and move faster”

Tesla is cutting 9% of its 46,000-strong workforce after a restructuring to streamline the company, CEO Elon Musk announced today (June 12).<p>Almost all of the jobs are salaried positions, Musk said. Cuts will not affect factory workers and “production associates” crucial to manufacturing the Model 3 …

Tesla

The end of net neutrality: Will users notice their missing internet freedom?

The rules protecting internet freedom disappeared June 11, but no one really noticed very much.<p>The Federal Communications Commission repeal of net …

Net Neutrality

Why Economists Avoid Discussing Inequality

Any conversation quickly veers into politics and the human tendency to compete and envy.<p>Why would economists rather talk about efficiency than inequality? Having lived among them for a while, I don’t think the reason is what many people think. The common narrative on the political left is that …

Economics

The Trump Doctrine: How to lose friends and influence enemies

SINGAPORE — Over the past week, President Donald Trump alienated allies and cut a deal with a brutal dictator.<p>He praised North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as “honest, direct and productive” and lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “dishonest.”<p>For critics, Trump’s moves are confounding and …

North Korea

Who Are We Telling Depressed People to ‘Reach Out’ to, Anyway?

“Reach out,” they say. “Get help,” they say. “Go to therapy,” they say. They, of course, are seemingly every friend, celebrity, and politician …

Mental Health

Trump just struck a shockingly weak deal with North Korea

Art of the giveaway: Trump offers huge concessions to Kim for little in return.<p>The historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is over — and Trump thinks it went really well.<p>During a lengthy press conference, Trump hailed the historic summit on Tuesday as …

North Korea

The Most Productive Way To Build Relationships Is Not Networking

Let’s be very clear, the term <b>networking</b> is overused. At the same time, networking is <b>crucial</b>. Before digging into the subject, what does networking …

Networking

The risk of 'contagion' after suicides is real

"Finding Hope: Battling America's Suicide Crisis," a CNN Special Report hosted by Anderson Cooper, airs Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. ET. If you or someone you know needs help, call the national suicide hotline: 1-800-273-TALK.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> American fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Manhattan …

Mental Health

A letter to… my gas-lighting ex

Most human communication is based on lies. Nevertheless, most of these lies are the ones we give each other permission to tell. I ask whether you like my garish new jacket, and the very question gives you permission awkwardly to stumble through a litany of disingenuous compliments. There is little …

Mental Disorders

Artificial intelligence: A Question Of Principles?

Google’s declaration of principles for AI is a short but carefully worded text covering the main issues related to the uses of its technology. I would recommend reading the document, given that it raises many about the future and the rules we will need to guide us as it evolves.<p>The company had been …

Artificial Intelligence

Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

The United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world’s speediest supercomputer.<p>For five years, China had the world’s fastest computer, a symbolic achievement for a country trying to show that it is a tech powerhouse. But the United States retook the lead thanks to a machine, …

Artificial Intelligence

So you realise you never needed to be angry

We get annoyed. We get irritated. We get frustrated. We react impulsively. We act unknowingly. We get angry. And many a time, we realise, and …

Self-help

Why Work Friendships Go Awry, and How to Prevent It

Chances are that you spend between a third and a half of your waking hours each week at work. As a result, your relationships with people at work can become among the most important relationships in your life. Indeed, having good relationships with colleagues is one of the strongest predictors of …

Relationships

How Yelp (mostly) shut down its own data centers and moved to AWS

Back in 2013, Yelp was a 9-year old company built on a set of internal systems. It was coming to the realization that running its own data centers might not be the most efficient way to run a business that was continuing to scale rapidly. At the same time, the company understood that the tech world …

DevOps

What’s the Difference Between Machine Learning and AI?

If you’re like most marketers, you’re probably trying to get in on a little AI action to raise your game and keep up with your competition. And if …

Machine Learning

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

How Marketers Can Get More Value from Their Recommendation Engines

“Almost everything we do is a recommendation.” That’s the essential design philosophy articulated by then-Netflix engineering director Xavier Amatriain five years ago, where personalizing and customizing choice is the coin of the realm. “I was at eBay last week,” he said at the time, “and they told …

Marketing

Comfort zones are damaging us. Where we are trapped in

Who decides these comfort zones? You!<p>There is a lot that doesn’t happen the way we want. We know, you know, it all takes time. It asks time to get …

Self-help

No, Uber Won’t Be The Hero Of A Driverless Future

<b>“Sharing is the new cool”. “Sharing is how the world moves forward”. “Ownership is dead”. “Millennials love to use sharing services”.</b><p>This all sounds …

Autonomous Vehicle

Alibaba is testing a delivery robot with a revolutionary pair of eyes

China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is testing the world’s first driverless vehicle equipped with solid-state lidar. The road-going delivery robot is …

eCommerce

Simon Cowell says giving up mobile phone has made him happier

Simon Cowell has revealed that he has not used his mobile phone for 10 months in an attempt to boost his mental health and happiness.<p>The music mogul said the move had paid off in terms of his quality of life.<p>“I literally have not been on my phone for 10 months,” he told the Mail on Sunday. “The …

TV shows

Why 14 is the riskiest age for a teenager

The most dangerous age is 14.<p>If you know any teenagers this might not come as a surprise, but research has confirmed that risk-taking peaks during …

Parenting

Japan’s Past Should Be Its Future

An obsession with service offers companies a competitive advantage.<p>Like “gemutlich” (a German adjective describing fireside coziness), the Japanese word “omotenashi” is hard to define but easy to picture. It’s a cashier greeting you nicely rather than chatting with colleagues and tossing your …

Japan

The robot revolution is just beginning

Every year, Time magazine gets swamped with pitches from thousands of companies, all convinced <i>their</i> product deserves to be included in Time’s “25 Best Inventions” list. This past December, the magazine reserved its cover for a Pixar-like, 11-inch armless robot named Jibo.<p>Jibo — a so-called “social …

Robotics

Silicon Valley startups have always served the rich. Now they’re helping the merely wealthy

If you want a gauge the degree of inequality in the US, watch what America’s venture capitalists are funding. One of their most recent is FlyHome, a real estate brokerage that announced a $17 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz May 31. It is a service to help people buy homes in …

Real Estate

Does Honor Matter?

A new book argues it’s a virtue that can motivate people to struggle against injustice—but doesn't adequately consider the more pernicious ways it manifests in society.<p>What is the virtue we most urgently need more of in America today? A few obvious answers come to mind: honesty, to counteract the …

Human Rights