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22nd April 2019

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Movie business: popular genres over the last 108 years. Note the ‘drama’tic rise of documentaries and consistency of comedies.

popular movie genres over the last 108 years
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Student entrepreneur, Pranjal Kacholia's startup Eden builds smart home products to control appliances. It works from a mobile app, integrates with Alexa or Google Home & costs 50-80% lower than imported brands.

When Montenegro, a country in Europe became independent from Yugoslavia, its Internet domain name went from -- wait for it 🤓 -- .yu to .me

E-commerce for small & medium enterprises (SMEs) are huge opportunities too. One of the many startups founded by Flipkart alumni, often referred to as the "Flipkart Mafia", is a platform called Udaan, India's fastest unicorn (billion $ startup 🦄 🤑)

Falcon Heavy, a 23-storey high monster rocket by Elon Musk's SpaceX, became the most powerful rocket to launch a commercial mission. It is the same model that put a red Tesla car into space last year.

Founder story
Colonel Sanders, KFC
Colonel Sanders learnt to cook at age 7 when he had to care for his siblings. When he was 40, he sold fried chicken from a gas station on a highway but had to sell the business due to the highway route shifting away. He started again and began franchising his recipe at age 65, to create what is now known as KFC 🐔 & became its brand image. It is now owned by PepsiCo.
On a parting note...

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” ~Seneca (Roman philosopher)

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