Articles by Charles Assisi
With work-from-home blurring the boundaries of office hours, countries are stepping in to help workers disconnect from work. But veterans have one piece of advice: Do this only if you can afford it.
The Cold Wars of the future will be fought over science and technology. Take a peek inside India’s race to catch up, and maybe speed ahead.
There’s a growing movement in support of slack, which frees a person from ‘time to work’ and ‘time to play’. It’s all time in which to engage with the world
It appears that tech has hit the reset button, with layoffs in several large IT companies. What does this mean?
Mumbai Marathon might be a celebration of the spirit of the city but for many enthusiasts, who don’t necessarily make it to the podium, it remains a serious event and they don’t get the attention they deserve
New year resolutions are a routine reminder of the good news: We know what we must do to make our lives better. The bad news: We’re wasting time.
Applications are now being deployed to treat all kinds of addictions, issues such as Attention Deficit Disorders and mental health issues to include support and rehabilitation
There is a view that while Musk may be a tech visionary, his competence lies in creating “hardware”. But to build and sustain “software” companies is a different game. The consensus view was that he is a bored, rich man. But bored, rich people aren’t stupid to blow up $44 billion to stay in the news
While the internet made everything democratic, it also has become a place where the marginal cost of placing an idea or opinion in the public domain is zero
Step counters, sleep aids, oximeters, heart-rate sensors and fitness metrics will only take you so far. The human body isn’t a machine. So aim for pleasure, not a perfect score.
The balance of power has shifted from employees to employers and will be more pronounced next year.
In nature, a thermocline is a zone within a lake or ocean where the temperature of the water suddenly drops. See how this principle can take effect in the worlds of work and branding.
Chat GPT is not capable of independent thought or decision making. It is a tool that can assist humans in certain tasks, but it cannot replace the unique abilities of a human worker.
Why doesn’t India manufacture semiconductors? Why this question matters is because as things are, we are in the midst of one of the fiercest battles since World War II. Here's why
The world stands on the cusp of change driven by demographics, governed by a not-so-simplistic relationship between the rise of technology and jobs, requiring people to adapt to ‘newer jobs’.
The concept of stop-loss offers lessons in how to walk away from any toxic situation, and invest instead in the things that really matter
Why do funders insist founders let go of people in such large numbers? The answer depends on whom you turn to for pointers.
Twitter appears to be in chaos. Either Musk knows something most of us don’t, or he has lost the plot. To decode all this, we must begin at the beginning.
In a world of almost-endless options, decision fatigue can eat up time and mindspace. It helps to embrace the possibility of minor regrets.
While it is true that a funding-winter has set the world over, conversations with veterans in Indian retail suggest that the India-narrative may have some other nuances to consider.
The thing is, I’ve always been a crypto sceptic and have articulated that in as many words on these pages. So why bring it up again? Because of my conversation this week with Kunji.io founder, Anurag Dixit.
What really holds us back from physical activity are conflicting emotions that go back centuries. Fight the good fight; get moving.
Some of India’s wealthiest are interested in start-ups on cannabis-based products. The market appears ready, and the ecosystem is prepped. It is a matter of time before the penny tips.
Word in policy-making circles now is that a new version of this Bill will be tabled in Parliament by December. When fully implemented, all spam may end.
While Twitter’s investor relations team has acknowledged that it has received word from Musk’s lawyers about their intent to pay up, we don’t know if Twitter’s board, led by Parag Agrawal, will accept.
Don’t buy into the idea that all your time must be ruled by someone else’s clock. Every minute is not a resource to be plumbed.
Much like Silicon Valley, China's tech prowess wasn't built overnight. That China's big tech can compete with the West today is a testament to that. However, Xi's recent crackdown has indications of which technologies he will chase and why, and which he will discard.
If history is anything to go by, it appears unlikely that web3 will create a “new middle class”.
Calculate life in weeks and the numbers drop to alarming lows. Are we wasting too much time, then, on things we enjoy that don’t enrich us, asks Charles Assisi.