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Gaurabh Mathure

Gaurabh Mathure

Reimagining the employee experience / Chief Product Officer at tydy.co
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  • What if you all you needed to remember was your unique blockchain powered ID? With all your data stored there, you could walk into a shop and type that ID in to authorize a credit charge. Or you could enter a subway station and text to get a unique code that would access the blockchain ID to authorize a ride based on the balance remaining on local transport account. This ID could also have a physical manifestation as a keychain with a passcode to authorize it - BUT - they key part of this system

    What if you all you needed to remember was your unique blockchain powered ID? With all your data stored there, you could walk into a shop and type that ID in to authorize a credit charge. Or you could enter a subway station and text to get a unique code that would access the blockchain ID to authorize a ride based on the balance remaining on local transport account. This ID could also have a physical manifestation as a keychain with a passcode to authorize it - BUT - they key part of this system would be to ensure that the ownership of the users important ID cards lived in the hands of the person whose information it is & technology would only be used to "verify" whether the information requested to give access to the specific service was valid or authorized.

    That's a future I'm looking forward to.

  • Just connecting some dots here... Nick Law leaves Publicis for Apple & now the new of Jony Ive leaving Apple breaks. Hmm... Lots of changes in the design DNA of Apple. I only hope that they are for the better!

  • The basics: "Leave policies that distinguish between men and women, explicitly or implicitly, “reinforce stereotypes that caregiving is women’s job,” Ms. Sherwin said."

  • "Some of that pressure, George said, is now coming from employees, who are getting their voices heard more often by the board."

    This to me is a crucial point of the article. I don't believe that CEOs/leaders/or employees in general are only behaving like this now - there's always been misconduct at all levels. But the fact that employees now have the courage and channels to share their experiences openly is IMO - the catalyst.

  • It's clear that as humans we have a hard time breaking habits.

    This is why I like the idea of using "software that promotes a philosophy or takes a stand".

    Basecamp was one of the first modern services that designed a feature which allowed users to turn off notifications on weekends (promoting a certain work ethic). When I first started using Slack I also appreciated them when they automatically shut down my email notifications when I downloaded the app. (reducing the duplication of notifications

    It's clear that as humans we have a hard time breaking habits.

    This is why I like the idea of using "software that promotes a philosophy or takes a stand".

    Basecamp was one of the first modern services that designed a feature which allowed users to turn off notifications on weekends (promoting a certain work ethic). When I first started using Slack I also appreciated them when they automatically shut down my email notifications when I downloaded the app. (reducing the duplication of notifications and as a result reducing noise) - however I don't think they have managed to maintain this throughout the product design.

    I can't wait to see more software and service platforms that incorporate the ability to promote "positive behaviors" through the features they make accessible to the people who use them - eventually the consumer should still have a choice to turn it off/or on.. but it will be great for software to take a stand.

  • One of the discussions that stood out to me in the video is about how we're reaching saturation with subscription services similar to how we reached saturation with the 500+ channels on cable. The "subscription streaming" model is ready for a massive change (don't want to use the word 'disruption' :)). I'm definitely looking for a new solution as a consumer.

  • "Influencer" or "slacker" - doesn't matter if at the core the behaviour being promoted is still related to "glamourzing singular personalities & hero worship". The true change will be when we as a society & media do not idolize one stereotype as "successful" but recognize that everyone success is different based on the path you choose - for nerds & geeks it is all about inventing something, for business owners it is about building something from zero to hundred, for celebrities it is about becoming a brand, so on and so forth.

  • I'm constantly amazed at why large companies like Samsung race to launch products they haven't tested out thoroughly. Now I understand the argument around innovation, learning from failure, move fast or be left behind, etc. etc ... and I was also a very close observer of what happened to Nokia when it moved to slowly and had a lot of approval gates to get a product to market ---> but there's got to be a middle ground.

    When it comes to bringing a product to market, the bigger the company, the higher

    I'm constantly amazed at why large companies like Samsung race to launch products they haven't tested out thoroughly. Now I understand the argument around innovation, learning from failure, move fast or be left behind, etc. etc ... and I was also a very close observer of what happened to Nokia when it moved to slowly and had a lot of approval gates to get a product to market ---> but there's got to be a middle ground.

    When it comes to bringing a product to market, the bigger the company, the higher the responsibility it has to set an example for consumers, but more importantly other companies in the market. This was the reason Apple was successful in it's "glory days". They did not rush to launch a new product every 6 months. They launched new products every 24-36 months and made upgrades in between.

  • Responsible use of any kind of media should be something that all of us to learn almost similar to how we learn "table manners" in our early years. Social media or any media can be a dangerous tool based on how it's applied to a situation.

    As long as the "intent" of the government is not to oppress the citizens by shutting down and they can clearly state their intent, there should be no objection to this.

  • With airlines businesses, I've only seen headlines that talk about how much debt they are in or how they are struggling to stay afloat.

    Can Quartz find an airline company that has beat all odds and found a way to run a profitable business and provide great customer service at the same time?

    If there isn't any company like that - then how has the airline industry survived? Or how can we make sure it survives?

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