Gaurang's Thoughts

Important days for Marketing professionals (Digital Marketing - Social Media)

Important days for Social media professionals - 

  • Earth Day - 23 March


100 Use Cases of ChatGPT - Artificial Intelligence

There are countless use cases of ChatGPT or Artificial Intelligence. Here are hundred top use-cases of ChatGPT -

1. Digitalizing hand notes/ diaries - While major softwares aren't very efficient in digitalising hand writing, ChatGPT can help in digitalizing at higher accuracy which would greatly reduce the time spent in correcting the erroneous reading done by majority of solutions.


Always take backups on regular cadence to avoid any data loss!

Every avid #macOS user must use the native app Time Machine to take regular backups of their machine. Time Machine takes the backup of the entire machine as and when it is connected with Time Machine Hard disk and takes hourly backup of your device if it stays connected with your machine.

Hard drives crashes randomly which at times can lead to critical data loss. If you are someone for whom data is more valuable than the machine itself, then invest in a new Hard disk and use it as your Time Machine Hard disk.\

Personal experience - I had accidentally some important files, I could recover those almost instantly. On one not so fine day the machine wouldn't boot and I had to get into recovery mode -- Time Machine came to rescue. 

#Tech #TechTips #Backups #TimeMachine 



Thoughts - Life, Parents

  • Parents should risk their life and liberty on their child's behalf, they count on us for that. The child must know I should be the only one. - Inspired by Dexter 

Top Books to read

Start Ups/Business:

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • The Four Steps to the Epiphany  by Steve Blank
  • The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki
  • Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days by Jessica Livingston
  • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  • Rework  by 37signals
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber
  • The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
  • Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
  • The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  • The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
  • The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe
  • The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing: A Guide to Growing More Profitably by Thomas Nagle, John Hogan, Joseph Zale
  • Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children by John Wood
  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk! by Al Ries, Jack Trout
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) by Timothy Ferriss
  • The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
  • The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How by Daniel Coyle
  • How I Made My First Million on the Internet and How You Can Too!: The Complete Insider's Guide to Making Millions with Your Internet Business by Ewen Chia
  • SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J Dubner
  • Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs eBook by Norm Brodsky, Bo Burlingham
  • Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto by Adam Werbach
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
  • Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change by Louis V. Jr. Gerstner
  • The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by Tom Kelley, Jonathan Littman
  • Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialSystem--and Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin
  • The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen
  • The PayPal Wars: Battles with eBay, the Media, the Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth by Eric M. Jackson
  • Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
  • The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic by Dan Ariely
  • Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age eBook by Clay Shirky
  • Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart by Ian Ayres

Education - 


  • The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance: Josh Waitzkin
  • How Children Fail (Classics in Child Development): John Holt
  • Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture: Kirsten Olson, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Parker J. Palmer
  • Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood: A. S. Neill, Albert Lamb
  • Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas: Seymour A. Papert
  • Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist: John Brockman
  • Teaching as a Subversive Activity: Neil Postman, Charles Weingartner


  • Hat Box: The Collected Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim: Stephen Sondheim.
  • Clear and Simple as the Truth: Francis-Noël Thomas, Mark Turner.



  • A Practical Handbook for the Actor: Melissa Bruder, Lee Michael Cohn, Madeleine Olnek, Nathaniel Pollack, Robert Previtio, Scott Zigler, David Mamet.
  • The Actor and the Target: Declan Donnellan.
  • How to Stop Acting: Harold Guskin.
  • Different Every Night: Putting the play on stage and keeping it fresh: Mike Alfreds.
  • Notes on Directing: 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director's Chair: Frank Hauser, Russell Reich.
  • Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre: Keith Johnstone.
  • Shakespeare
  • Thinking Shakespeare: A How-to Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable With the Bard: Barry Edelstein.
  • Hamlet in Purgatory: Stephen Greenblatt.
  • Hamlet and Revenge: Eleanor Prosser.
  • Shakespeare's Metrical Art: George T. Wright.