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The Dire State Of Volkswagen...What Happened?

hHxL3DGEwvs | 20 May 2024

The Dire State Of Volkswagen...What Happened?

Volkswagen is one of the most iconic car brands in the entire world owning brands like Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, and even Bugatti at one point. This made them the largest car maker in the world at several points, but more recently, Volkswagen has lost their way. First of all, they had that massive emission scandal that destroyed consumer trust and brand credibility. Even putting that aside though, Volkswagen has had a very difficult time transitioning to electric vehicles. Their former CEO, Herbert Diess was a massive fan of Tesla and tried to push Volkswagen to embark on an all-out push to switch to electric. Not all of Volkswagen’s board members were enthusiastic about this plan, but they agreed to it anyway, and unfortunately, it’s not playing out so great. This video explains the various reasons Volkswagen is struggling with their pivot to EVs and the future of Volkswagen. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Volkswagen 2:12 - Internal Strife 6:22 - Botching EVs 10:35 - An Uncertain Future Thumbnail Credit: http://bit.ly/3UfL7ZI Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg Resources: https://pastebin.com/37zYegzi Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Amazon's "AI". The Truth.

O3scQwPC29I | 17 May 2024

Amazon's "AI". The Truth.

Recently, Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology has come under fire. It seems that Amazon’s AI is much more human than AI as they had over 1,000 workers in India manually verify the vast majority of “Just Walk Out” checkouts. This has really brought into question the viability of modern AI in general. Is it more hype than reality? Well, there are of course some use cases that have advanced extremely quickly like combing through trillions of possibilities and running infinite models and simulations. But, the more sci-fi AI applications such as self-driving technology and chatbots still have a long way to go when it comes to addressing edge cases and maximizing accuracy. This video explores the current situation of AI and attempts to answer how much of it is just hype. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Amazon Just Walk Out 2:04 - The Case Against AI 5:34 - The Case For AI 8:47 - The True Winners Of AI Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3wEaA9g Resources: https://pastebin.com/aGUM9mV8 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The World's Largest Shadow Employer - Accenture

0-QKLz18TWs | 15 May 2024

The World's Largest Shadow Employer - Accenture

Have you ever heard of a company called Accenture? Well, they’re actually the 4th largest employer in the world with 733,000 employees worldwide. Most of you have likely never heard of Accenture though and that’s by design. Accenture is a consulting company headquartered in Ireland and they help all of the biggest companies and governments in the world with their busy work and their dirty work. Before being headquartered in Ireland, Accenture was actually headquartered in Bermuda. And before they were headquartered in Bermuda, they were just a subsidiary of an accounting firm called Arthur Andersen (the same Arthur Andersen that was involved in the Enron scandal). So, while Accenture primarily employs white-collar individuals, their services are much more in the gray area. This video explains the rise and controversies surrounding one of the largest background companies in the world: Accenture. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Accenture 2:12 - Shady Beginnings 6:09 - The Dark Side Of Accenture 10:03 - The Truth About Accenture Thumbnail Credit: Jakub Porzycki - AP https://bit.ly/3WHy3AZ Resources: https://pastebin.com/kba7hRHY Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The Dire State Of Intel...What Happened?

62uGzcNMY90 | 13 May 2024

The Dire State Of Intel...What Happened?

Once upon a time, Intel was by far the strongest player in the semiconductor industry. In fact, the famous Moore’s Law was created by Intel’s founder and everyone was familiar with the Intel jingle. But, fast forward a few decades, and Intel is in more pathetic state than ever. One of the main reasons for this is that Intel became stagnant after conquering the consumer CPU market. They’re still dominant within this market despite competition from Apple and AMD, but the real problem is that the chip industry has grown to be much larger than just CPUs, and that’s where Intel has really lost the lead. This includes mobile chips, machine learning chips, crypto mining chips, and of course AI chips. These industries are where companies like Qualcomm, TSMC, and Nvidia were able to far outshine Intel leaving the semiconductor giant in the dust. This video explains the fall of Intel and the future of the chip giant. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Intel 2:35 - Marketing Over Engineering 6:34 - Missing Everything 9:44 - A Ray Of Hope Thumbnail Credit: Amir Cohen - Reuters https://bit.ly/3UVdzn0 Resources: https://pastebin.com/Pt9MCNB7 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

What Happened To Corsair?

kGFknFivmH4 | 10 May 2024

What Happened To Corsair?

Corsair is one of the biggest names when it comes to computer hardware. Over the past decade, they’ve made a name for themselves as the premium computer hardware maker who’s known for their RGB and over-the-top designs. More recently though Corsair hasn’t been doing so well. In fact, Corsair stock is down 76% and the company is barely breaking even despite having been in business for 30 years. One of the main reasons for this is far more competition. Companies like Razer, Thermaltake, HyperX, Asus, and G Skill have given Corsair a run for their money when it comes to aesthetics and RGB, largely eliminating Corsair’s differentiating feature. Also, it seems that Corsair’s software and more importantly, their customer support is more than subpar. The company barely has a 2-star rating over 1,000 reviews on Trustpilot. This video explains the major issues plaguing Corsair and what happened to the once-dominant computer hardware brand. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Corsair 2:08 - A Fundamental Decline 6:21 - Waning Sentiment 10:07 - Future Of Corsair Thumbnail Credit: Corsair https://bit.ly/3JRVIHv Resources: https://pastebin.com/UtNK906z Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Amazon's Unbearable Quality...

VmkcipqI8ec | 08 May 2024

Amazon's Unbearable Quality...

For quite some time now, most of Amazon has been filled up with a bunch of garbage. Usually, you’re paying markups of 80-90% because most of the cost is just going toward convenience and logistics. If you buy directly from suppliers through platforms like Alibaba, you’re usually able to find the same products for a mere fraction of the price. For years, consumers put up with this quality control issue because it just didn’t make sense to shop through Alibaba given that you had to buy in bulk and all orders had to be directly negotiated. Temu, however, has completely changed the game when it comes to buying goods directly from manufacturers. They successfully eliminated all the middlemen along the journey leading to unbelievably low prices. This video explains how Temu has changed the game for dropshipping and Amazon FBA and how this will affect Amazon. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Amazon 2:02 - Amazon Breaks In 5:19 - Garbage Piles Up 9:19 - The Great Cleansing Thumbnail Credit: Saul Loeb - AFP https://bit.ly/3UP1pfl Resources: https://pastebin.com/hq6UFY8L Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Airbnb Screwed Up The Housing Market…And Is Doing Better Than Ever

4O50uoe7mRo | 06 May 2024

Airbnb Screwed Up The Housing Market…And Is Doing Better Than Ever

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the state of the current housing market. Home prices and rent are higher than ever and it seems like they’ll never come down despite high interest rates and increasing unemployment. One of the driving factors of this trend is none other than Airbnb which is quite ironic given that Airbnb was founded for the exact opposite reason. Airbnb was designed to help hosts earn a bit of side income and help guests get cheap local accommodations. But over time, Airbnb has turned into a luxury property rental platform and economics have fallen down the list of priorities for hosts and guests. This has also largely skewed home prices and rent prices. This video tells the story of Airbnb and how the company inadvertently screwed over the housing market and ended up doing better than ever. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Airbnb 2:11 - Humble Intentions 6:07 - A Capitalistic Evolution 10:21 - No Solution In Sight Thumbnail Credit: IDuke https://bit.ly/4a9v5bD Resources: https://pastebin.com/4MXVmwhz Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Was Toyota Right About EVs All Along?

TGY7bFQ5FM0 | 03 May 2024

Was Toyota Right About EVs All Along?

Despite all the hype we’ve seen with EVs over the past couple of years, one automaker that has refused to jump onto the trend is Toyota. They’ve consistently stuck with hybrid cars and even hydrogen cars, but they’re quite unwilling to jump over to fully electric vehicles. This is quite ironic given that Toyota was a pioneer of the electrification trend having launched the Prius way back in the late 1990s. Much of Toyota’s hesitance to embrace electric vehicles is due to the energy crisis and Japan which would only be made worse by fully electric vehicles. But, this has actually worked out pretty well in Toyota’s favor as it seems that the average person is also quite hesitant to jump over to EVs. In fact, Tesla deliveries are down 8.5% year over year, but hybrid sales are up 76%. This video explains the various reasons why EVs aren’t picking up as quickly as enthusiasts expected and whether Toyota was right all along about fully electric vehicles. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Toyota’s Big Bet 2:11 - Biased Intentions 6:42 - The Case For Hybrids 9:56 - The Future Of EVs Resources: https://pastebin.com/nk90LJXr Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The Unstoppable Rise Of Hisense (The Antithesis To TCL)

gWgdHH9vOmU | 01 May 2024

The Unstoppable Rise Of Hisense (The Antithesis To TCL)

Over the past 10 years, TCL has taken the world by storm with their massive 100-inch+ TVs at mind-bendingly low prices. But, there’s another player that has also eaten up a bunch of TV market share from the shadows and that’s none other than Hisense. Hisense and TCL are both Chinese TV giants but the road to the top was completely different for either company. Hisense has been in the TV industry since the early 1970s. In fact, they were forced to make TVs and learn Western manufacturing methods by the Chinese government. This naturally gave them a headstart within the Chinese market but it took them decades to actually be competitive within western markets. This video explains Hisense’s long journey to the top and whether the shadow giant can eventually displace TCL as the new TV king. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Hisense 1:58 - Forced To Make TVs 5:37 - Created In China 9:10 - Global Domination Resources: https://pastebin.com/VHfWpczC Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Google’s First Big Acquisition In 19 Years? - Hubspot

MrxupU5oOIE | 29 Apr 2024

Google’s First Big Acquisition In 19 Years? - Hubspot

Have you noticed that Google hasn’t had a big product launch or acquisition since the 2000s? Back in the day, Google was launching and acquiring winners left and right from Google Maps and Android to YouTube and Chrome. But since then, Google’s momentum has largely slowed down and that’s not due to a lack of effort. For example, in the 2010s, they launched Google Glass, Google+, and Google Pixel, but these products didn’t live up to Google’s expectations. And more recently, Google has tried to launch AI products such as Google Bard and Google Gemini, but once again, these products have largely fallen to the wayside in favor of ChatGPT. Instead of fighting against this trend, it looks like Google is shifting to go with the flow. They’ve shifted the vast majority of their growth focus to Google Cloud and now, there are rumors that they might buy out enterprise giant Hubspot. This video explains the possibility of Google acquiring Hubspot and how this would redefine the direction of the company permanently. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Google Acquisitions 1:56 - The State Of Google 6:05 - What Is Hubspot 8:50 - Hubspot Acquisition Resources: https://pastebin.com/3zfpCz7h Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Wikipedia Donations Exposed. The Truth.

3t8GUbzVxmQ | 26 Apr 2024

Wikipedia Donations Exposed. The Truth.

I’m sure you’ve all seen the Wikipedia pop-up asking for donations. At first glance, the request seems like a humble ask to keep the community-oriented website up and running. But, many would argue that this pop-up is not only extremely misleading but highly unethical. Even Wikipedia’s own ex-outreach officer says that he is ashamed of Wikipedia’s fundraising tactics. Why you ask? Well, the simple truth is that Wikipedia itself is not actually all that dependent on donations. In fact, according to Wikipedia’s own founder, Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia can be run for just $5,000 per month. He made that statement a while ago, but even accounting for inflation and more traffic, the cost to keep up Wikipedia is extremely minimal. As such, the vast majority of your donations actually end up going to efforts outside Wikipedia that you’re probably not even familiar with like grants and other Wiki products. This video explains the controversy surrounding Wikipedia donations and why their fundraising effort may not be as wholesome as think. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Wikipedia Donations 2:04 - A Fundamental Flaw 6:08 - A Rich Charity 10:41 - The Wikipedia Controversy Resources: https://pastebin.com/XQGR7dnB Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

How Peter Thiel Made $10 Billion Without Ever Working

n5BvKljP9Rc | 24 Apr 2024

How Peter Thiel Made $10 Billion Without Ever Working

Have you ever heard of a self-made billionaire who made it there with minimal effort from themselves? Whether they’re a tech billionaire, a finance billionaire, or a real estate billionaire, usually getting to where they are takes decades of grinding. But there is one guy who was able to not just make $1 billion but $10 billion without ever really working, and that guy is Peter Thiel. The bulk of Peter’s wealth was made through early-stage startup investments. This included the likes of PayPal, Facebook, Ethereum, Lyft, Yelp, Airbnb, Spotify, SpaceX, and Stripe. And the craziest part is that he didn’t even start off with his own money, he actually started with borrowed money from friends and family. He would take a spread on the profit that he made for his friends and family, and eventually, he had enough capital to make investments himself. This video tells the insane story of Peter Thield and how he was able to make $10 billion without ever working. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Peter Thiel 2:05 - Completely Lost 5:39 - Thiel Capital Management 8:32 - Winning Streak Of A Lifetime Thumbnail Credit: John Lamparski - Getty Images https://bit.ly/4b5rjRj Resources: https://pastebin.com/f5vaUgDe Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Whatever Happened To Sony TVs?

5pD5jOSwD3U | 22 Apr 2024

Whatever Happened To Sony TVs?

Sony is one of the most iconic electronics makers in the world. From the Sony Walkman and TVs to cameras and the PlayStation, Sony is a dominant player in a wide array of sectors. One sector in which they’re not doing so well though is TVs. For the longest time, Sony was the most dominant TV maker in the world. In 2006, they lost this title to Samsung, and it’s only been downhill for Sony ever since. In fact, Samsung has now held that title for nearly 20 years and Sony has fallen all the way to 5th place in terms of market share. Currently, they only control a mere 5.7% of the market from what used to be 15% back in 2005. This video explores the various reasons why Sony lost their lead within the TV market and if the electronics giant will ever return to their former glory. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Sony 2:24 - Losing The Edge 5:43 - Marketing Powerhouse 8:50 - The Rise Of China Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3w1yprd Resources: https://pastebin.com/t3Rrd5nb Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The Legendary Comeback Of American Computers

2pPxdr8rhl0 | 19 Apr 2024

The Legendary Comeback Of American Computers

When an industry gets mature and starts getting commoditized, we almost always see a race to the bottom. Whether it was automobiles, TVs, computers, or appliances, Asian brands eventually destroyed Western brands thanks to their comparable reliability and far better economics. Within the computer market, the Asian brands that were winning were Asus, Acer, and Lenovo, but this didn’t last forever. In fact, over the past 10 years, HP and Dell have very much reclaimed their brand dominance within the computer market. One of the main reasons for this is that consumers are now looking for different attributes when purchasing a computer. They’re no longer looking for the cheapest machine on the market but rather, the best machine on the market within a reasonable price range. This video explains how American brands won back the computer market, and why Asian brands were not able to keep up. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - American Brands 2:16 - Exhausted Customers 4:40 - Peak Computer 8:22 - In The Trenches Resources: https://pastebin.com/NUEHPtQX Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Zillow Tried To Screw Homebuyers...Got Screwed Themselves

udQRUsyscAA | 17 Apr 2024

Zillow Tried To Screw Homebuyers...Got Screwed Themselves

I think we’re all too familiar with just how expensive housing has gotten over the past few years. A lot of the price increases can be explained by low-interest rates and inflation, but a good amount of it also has to do with corporate meddling with the real estate market. At this point, it’s no secret that private equity firms and large investment funds have been buying up single-family homes to flip them or rent them out. This has made it extremely difficult for the average person to keep up with the spending power and purchasing power of these massive corporations. One corporation that also entered this game was Zillow. After seeing private equity firms pull it off and entire startups being built around the concept, Zillow decided to enter the house-flipping business. The stock market was initially skeptical if Zillow could pull it off, but they gave Zillow the benefit of the doubt. In the end, it turned out that Zillow could not pull it off. They would end up burning nearly a billion dollars and shutting down the business altogether. This video explains the story of how Zillow tried to enter the single-family flipping business only to get burned and never return. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Zillow 2:12 - Immediate Red Flags 5:34 - A Small Loss 8:42 - Getting Annihilated Thumbnail Credit: KJZZ News https://bit.ly/3vLXPcu Resources: https://pastebin.com/8CyhRU2P Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Why Millions Of Gamers Are Boycotting Asus

oHH9_CDHz94 | 15 Apr 2024

Why Millions Of Gamers Are Boycotting Asus

Did you know that much of the gaming community is boycotting Asus? In fact, even many large YouTubers who have an extensive history with Asus have turned on the company. Why, you ask? Well, one of the main reasons that Asus rose to fame was because of their high-quality hardware. This is what led to their famous sub-brand ROG or Republic Of Gamers which many enthusiasts swear by. But, more recently, it seems that Asus is falling short on the quality aspect and just using ROG as a marketing play. This was first noticed in their budget hardware which was noticeably less reliable than what Asus was known for. The nail in the coffin though was when Asus’ negligence started rubbing onto their enthusiast hardware as well. They pushed out a bios update that fried people’s computers and they refused to take responsibility. This video explains why consumers are boycotting Asus and the future of the once-beloved brand. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Asus 1:16 - Poor Man Gets Screwed 3:28 - Rich Man Gets Screwed 6:52 - Anti Consumer Policies 9:57 - Status Quo Thumbnail Credit: Asus https://bit.ly/43WFqpY Resources: https://pastebin.com/648VHtsd Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Are All These Vanilla CEOs A Good Thing?

gD3RV8nMzh8 | 12 Apr 2024

Are All These Vanilla CEOs A Good Thing?

Did you know that 12% of Fortune 500 CEOs are Indian? That’s despite Indians only accounting for ~1% of western populations. With that being said, there’s no question that Indians have excelled quite a bit within the world of tech-leading companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Adobe. But, while these CEOs are hard workers and highly talented, are they actually the right people for the job? This question has less to do with their ethnicity and much more do with their background. In general, Indians don’t typically follow the entrepreneur path to get their CEO jobs. Rather, they are master politicians and corporate ladder climbers. In other words, Indian CEOs are eerily similar to MBA businessmen. In fact, most of them do have MBAs even if they have a stem background. This video explores the pros and cons of MBA businessmen and whether all these Indian CEOs are actually good for these companies. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=layoffs&utm_medium=video Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Rise Of Indian CEOs 2:11 - The Case Against Indian CEOs 6:47 - The Case For Indian CEOs 10:38 - The Verdict Thumbnail Credits: Finlay MacKay - Bloomberg https://bit.ly/49z4Xqf Christophe Morin - Bloomberg https://bit.ly/3WeH6td Marcio Jose Sanchez - AP Photo https://bit.ly/3xxm9zl Resources: https://pastebin.com/MgxJZatq Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The EV Bubble Popped - What Now?

6D-QH69x7_I | 10 Apr 2024

The EV Bubble Popped - What Now?

The EV market hasn’t been doing so well. In fact, Tesla deliveries actually declined year over year. This is especially concerning given that Elon has long projected a 50% annual growth rate for Tesla in terms of deliveries. At this point though, Tesla is not only failing to meet their annual growth rate targets but they’re even experiencing negative growth. It’s not just Tesla who’s suffering either. Rivian and Lucid are on track to go bankrupt and are desperately pivoting to cheaper vehicles to save their business. Even legacy automakers like Ford are starting to pull back on EVs, but what happened? Weren’t EVs supposed to be the future? Well, EVs are still definitely the future but the transition is not turning out to be nearly as fast as many EV enthusiasts expected. The reality is that a lot of people still prefer gas cars. Even people who own EVs like keeping around a gas vehicle as well. This video explains the various challenges EV makers are facing and the future of the EV market. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of EVs 3:16 - Interest Rates 6:45 - Waning Interest 10:02 - The Race Heats Up Thumbnail Credit: Wu Wa https://bit.ly/3VQ5cdi Resources: https://pastebin.com/MhAp8jpF Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Reddit - The Worst Monetization Failure In History

Ku6YJQrZ2cg | 08 Apr 2024

Reddit - The Worst Monetization Failure In History

Did you know that Reddit is the 3rd most visited website in the US and the 8th most visited website in the world? Despite this insane popularity, Reddit doesn’t make any money. In fact, Reddit still struggles to even pull in $1 billion per year. For perspective, Google and Facebook both pull in $100 billion per year in revenue. One of the main reasons for this is that Reddit never focused on monetization. They didn’t even fully build out their ad platform till 2018, but even if they had tried to monetize earlier, it would have been no walk in the park. You see, Reddit’s demographics aren’t the most susceptible to monetization. If anything, they’re against ads, overconsumption, and gluttony which are the driving factors of platforms like Instagram. This video explains the various challenges Reddit has faced in monetizing the platform and why the company struggles to make money despite their massive user base. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Reddit 2:06 - Fake It Till You Make It 5:18 - Unfavorable Demographics 8:47 - A New Strategy Resources: https://pastebin.com/CiXrHa8v Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Running Out Of Places To Put Ads...What Now?

kkuYtM1qoEs | 05 Apr 2024

Running Out Of Places To Put Ads...What Now?

Over the past years, you’ve probably noticed way more ads all across YouTube and far fewer ways to effectively block them. As YouTube grows into a mature platform, YouTube is having to shift their focus from growing their audience to better monetizing their existing audience which of course includes more ads. But, this model can only take them so far. Eventually, social media platforms will become so ad-ridden that people will no longer want to use the platforms, at least not as much. Not to mention, adding more ads is very much a diminishing returns strategy when it comes to monetizing social media. That’s why social media platforms are pivoting to direct monetization efforts, specifically subscriptions. YouTube has had YouTube Premium for years now but more recently Facebook jumped onto the bandwagon as well with a paid premium version of Instagram. This video explains the evolution of social media monetization and the future of subscriptionized social media. Have Companies Pay You: https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Ads Galore 1:58 - The Friction Of Ads 5:57 - Adless Social Media 9:09 - The Inevitable Fate Thumbnail Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty https://bit.ly/3TLeLrs Resources: https://pastebin.com/WQYKjP2b Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

After 34 Years, Japan Has Finally Recovered - What Now?

6X2fmD0G_RI | 03 Apr 2024

After 34 Years, Japan Has Finally Recovered - What Now?

After a grueling 34-year-long bear market, the Japanese stock market has finally recovered past its 1989 peak. What started as a lost decade for Japan turned into lost decades and the only reason that Japan was eventually able to recover was thanks to the government taking on massive debt and engaging in quantitative easing. Japan is the most indebted nation in the world in terms of debt to GDP. Many are wondering if Japan will be able to make a comeback now that they have fully recovered but that doesn’t seem likely. The reality is that modern generations and the Western world are no longer looking for the same attributes that made Japanese products successful in the first place. Japan made a name for themselves making affordable and reliable products. While people still very much value affordability and reliability, they’re often looking for more than just that, and it’s not clear if Japanese companies will be able to deliver. This video explains the fall and recovery of Japan and discusses if Japan has a brighter future ahead. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/ Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Painful Fall 2:39 - The Lost Decades 5:50 - The Painful Collapse 9:29 - A Bleak Outlook Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/4aDZ1gB Resources: https://pastebin.com/DsACHELQ Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Whatever Happened To Wish.com?

1rVPVId6ALc | 01 Apr 2024

Whatever Happened To Wish.com?

Remember wish.com? They were the Temu of the world before Temu existed. They specialized in selling ultra-cheap goods online almost like an online dollar store. One of the only reasons this was possible though was because Wish.com was taking a massive loss on each and every item sold. While this was extremely effective in growing Wish.com, it built very little customer loyalty. Customers were only loyal to the price and when the prices went up, the customers went away. But likely the biggest problem that wish.com faced was terrible quality control. Given the nature of wish.com, the site was flooded with a bunch of knock-off sellers who sold terrible quality goods or straight-up ran scams. This largely eroded consumer trust and people slowly became scared to buy on wish.com. This video explains the rise and fall of wish.com and what happened to the company. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Wish.com 2:25 - A Failed Business 5:06 - A Revived Business 8:19 - Cracks Appear 10:27 - Losing It All Resources: https://pastebin.com/LmYqxutd Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Why Shareholders Sued Elon Musk (& Won)

pPkctWdTGq4 | 29 Mar 2024

Why Shareholders Sued Elon Musk (& Won)

Did you know that Elon Musk got sued by a Tesla shareholder? It was by a shareholder who only owned a total of 9 shares of Tesla, but he would sue Elon for a whopping $56 billion. What did you Elon do that was so vile and apprehensable? Well, he gave himself an extraordinary payday if he was able to grow Tesla severalfold within the coming years. The idea was that if Elon Musk could 10X the market price, revenue, and income of Tesla within a 10-year timeframe, he was allowed to grow his Tesla stake by a couple of percent which at the current scale of Tesla translates to a whopping $56 billion payday. Most Tesla shareholders didn’t mind this massive payday given that their own Tesla stakes would’ve needed to be 10X before this happened. But, one fateful Tesla shareholder did care and he was able to get the whole pay package thrown out, at least for now. This video explains the story of Elon Musk’s pay package and how Elon Musk got robbed of $56 billion. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - $56 Billion 2:20 - The Case For The Package 6:32 - The Case Against The Package 10:02 - What Happens Now Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/49bfcB7 Resources: https://pastebin.com/GMhUvWdr Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research.

Chris Sacca - The World's First "Degenerate" Billionaire

USs-OrvSyCQ | 27 Mar 2024

Chris Sacca - The World's First "Degenerate" Billionaire

Are you familiar with Chris Sacca? You might’ve seen him on Shark Tank and a couple of other financial shows. Well, Chris is likely the best tech investor of all time. Chris’ best-performing VC fund has generated an astonishing 250X return. And when you consider that his investments included the likes of Uber, Twitter, Docker, Kickstarter, Instagram, Medium, Streak, Stripe, and Twilio, it’s really not surprising why Chris is a billionaire. But, while Chris’ investment record has been stellar, his risk tolerance is even crazier. Even before Chris got involved in VC or even got a job for that matter, he was able to make over $10 million using just $10,000 worth of student loan money during the dot-com bubble. Unfortunately, this eventually turned against him and he ended up owing his brokerage $4 million. Chris didn’t file for bankruptcy though. He crawled himself out of that massive hole and became one of the most legendary investors of all time. This video tells the story of Chris Sacca and his insane investing journey and risk tolerance. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Chris Sacca 2:13 - Losing It All 5:50 - Comeback Of A Lifetime 8:45 - Risking It All Again Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/49c7E0E Resources: https://pastebin.com/NV91E7Zg Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

How Jensen Huang Became The #1 CEO In The World

vATv8BR-PDY | 25 Mar 2024

How Jensen Huang Became The #1 CEO In The World

Jensen Huang has risen to be the #1 CEO in the world thanks to Nvidia’s massive runup and their insane contributions to the world of AI. But, Jensen’s journey here was by no means easy. Throughout Jensen’s journey, Nvidia was constantly just 1 month away from bankruptcy regularly. In fact, this became an unofficial motto within the company “We’re only one month away from going out of business.” Jensen, however, persisted through all of these hardships and even diluted himself down to just a 3% stake to keep Nvidia alive. But, more than just keep Nvidia alive, Jensen has made sure that Nvidia is always evolving and isn’t just stuck to any one industry whether that’s gaming, crypto mining, or data centers. This willingness to constantly evolve and innovate is what has driven Nvidia to be one of the largest companies in the world. This video explains the humble rise of Jensen Huang and how he became the #1 CEO in the world. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Jensen Huang 2:05 - Humble Beginnings 4:36 - The Struggle Is Real 7:26 - Making A Name 9:51 - Nvidia Evolves Thumbnail Credit: SOPA Images/Getty Images https://bit.ly/3VwCUEB Resources: https://pastebin.com/uu7zeibf Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Whatever Happened To Acer?

WHxj4zwHo8g | 22 Mar 2024

Whatever Happened To Acer?

Remember Acer? Back in the 2000s, Acer was the 2nd largest PC maker in the world only beaten out by HP. Their affordable computers were a hit with the oversaturated consumer PC market who were fed up with constantly replacing their computers. But, things have vastly changed since then. Acer has fallen from the 2nd largest PC maker in the world to not even being in the top 5 PC makers. Accordingly, Acer’s market cap also crumbled from $8 billion to just $1 billion. What happened? Well, the demands of the consumer PC industry evolved and Acer simply didn’t keep up. Moving into the 2010s, progress in computing heavily slowed, at least in terms of what was relevant for consumers. As such, people were able to keep their computers for longer periods and invest in a better PC the next time they bought. This video explains the rapid rise and fall of Acer and what happened to the once-dominant company. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Acer 1:49 - Copycats 4:19 - Acer Breaks In 7:22 - Market Sentiment Shifts 10:27 - Acer Prognosis Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3PuiW9G Video Credit: Laptop Retrospective https://youtu.be/BwNaz0YPXGw Resources: https://pastebin.com/5Qc8WwnU Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

What Happens When All The Engineers Are Rich Enough To Retire?

XF2oalFBIRc | 20 Mar 2024

What Happens When All The Engineers Are Rich Enough To Retire?

Have you ever wondered what happens when all the engineers are rich enough to retire? Historically, this was never all that likely but with how big tech companies have been recently performing, it’s becoming the reality and making companies. The most notable example is none other than Nvidia. In fact, the average Nvidia employee is likely worth over $10 million given that Nvidia employees tend to have longer tenures and the fact that the stock has grown hundreds of fold within the past decade. So, what happens when all of these engineers decide to take it easy and retire? Well, ironically this is rarely the situation that ends up happening due to a variety of reasons. For starters, these engineers are constantly surrounded by people who are just as well off, so they never feel the need to retire when no one else has. Moreover, most of these engineers have always lived well below their means and stopped working for money alone long ago. This video explains the rise of engineering deca millionaires and why that may not matter all that much. Have top companies and the government pay you: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Engineering Net Worths 2:12 - Never Rich Enough 6:26 - Finally Rich Enough 10:18 - The Reality Of Tech Fortunes Resources: https://pastebin.com/QV8AgwmH Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

PayPal Is Dying. Good Riddance.

N4BAieOZbYY | 18 Mar 2024

PayPal Is Dying. Good Riddance.

Over the past year, much of the tech sector has recovered very well whether that be social media, search, retail, or chips, but one sector that has failed to recover is fintech. And one of the biggest laggards within the fintech industry is none other than PayPal. In fact, PayPal has not only not recovered over the past few years, but it has sunk even lower into the abyss. At this point, PayPal stock is not all that far away from its IPO price itself. At first glance, you might feel a bit bad for PayPal, but when you look at consumer sentiment, you’ll see that this downfall was more than well deserved. It seems that no one is really a happy PayPal customer. On consumer affairs, they’ve got a 1.3-star average rating over 4,500 reviews. It’s even worse on TrustPilot where they’ve got a 1.3 star average rating over 28,000 reviews. This video explains why customers hate PayPal so much and why their downfall is more than well deserved. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of PayPal 1:55 - The PayPal Problem 6:05 - Unexplainable Bans 9:09 - A Fundamental Flaw Resources: https://pastebin.com/XLLvJaJW Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Whatever Happened To BeReal?

ihGxI994NSk | 15 Mar 2024

Whatever Happened To BeReal?

Remember BeReal? Back in 2022, BeReal took the world by storm as the anti-social media platform. Instead of encouraging filters and edited photos, BeReal encouraged users to take off-the-cuff pictures of their lives. While this was a novel concept though, the reality was that not many people actually cared about sharing their normal lives. It wasn’t until some TikTokers figured out how to make it into a viral trend that BeReal really started to gain some momentum. But, as soon as that TikTok trend started fading away, so did BeReal. In fact, interest in BeReal is down 82% from its peak and it doesn’t look like interest will be recovering anytime soon. To make things worse, BeReal currently has no way to monetize users at all, meaning that they’re completely dependent on VC funding. This video explains the rise and fall of BeReal and why the anti-social media platform is having a hard time sticking around. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of BeReal 1:04 - In The Shadows 4:22 - Going Viral 7:23 - Fading From Relavance 9:38 - Being Real Thumbnail Credit: AP https://bit.ly/43jrBBs Resources: https://pastebin.com/v6PuFcEi Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

What Happens To America After Big Tech Stops Growing?

ZdA52HFkSYo | 13 Mar 2024

What Happens To America After Big Tech Stops Growing?

People love to hate big tech and their antics and it’s not surprising why. Big tech has monopolized much of the tech industry and engages in shady practices like data collection and privacy intrusion. But, as much as we all love to complain about big tech, an important consideration is what would happen to America without big tech. Much of the growth that America has enjoyed since the 2008 financial crisis is largely due to relentless growth at big tech, and this disparity has only widened after the pandemic. Since the beginning of 2023, these stocks have returned an average of 92% and have single-handedly lifted the entire stock index by 12.4%. As such, the future of America may not be so bright after big tech stops growing. In fact, America may be headed for a future like Japan where growth has almost completely halted. This video explains what may happen if big tech stops growing and the long-term repercussions of that. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Effect Of Big Tech 2:26 - The Automotive Downturn 7:00 - The Japanese Downturn 10:34 - The Inevitable Fate Thumbnail Credit: Seth Wenig - AP https://bit.ly/48LCKw4 Resources: https://pastebin.com/h3bBKDAE Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Even Mark Uses Signal...Why Don't We??

NYlffSEXHVc | 11 Mar 2024

Even Mark Uses Signal...Why Don't We??

Did you know that even Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal? During a Facebook leak in 2021, Zuckerberg’s number was leaked which showed that his number was associated with an account on Signal. Honestly, this isn’t all that surprising because it would be wise for any business owner to be familiar with the competition, but it does beg the question: Is Signal really a serious alternative to WhatsApp. Well, for starters, it was created by one of the same founders: Brian Acton. Brian actually gave up $850 million in Facebook stock comp to take a moral stand and start Signal with security researcher Moxie Marlinspike. Since then, Signal has seen pretty strong growth into the 10s of millions of users but it’s still nothing in comparison to WhatsApp. This video examines the rise of Signal and whether Signal can actually dethrone WhatsApp. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com Free Weekly Newsletter With Insiders: https://logicallyanswered.substack.com/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Mark Uses Signal 1:19 - Big Tech Implements Signal 4:57 - A Red Herring 8:16 - Signal Launches Thumbnail Credit: Drew Angerer - Getty Images https://bit.ly/49MOhwk Resources: https://pastebin.com/KzWLgju8 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Why Investors Want Sundar Pichai Fired

9RUmRYpmqfQ | 08 Mar 2024

Why Investors Want Sundar Pichai Fired

If you haven’t heard yet, Sundar Pichai is in some very hot water and is receiving quite a bit of pressure from investors to resign. Why you ask? Well, Sundar’s current state can actually be traced back to how he became CEO in the first place. While Sundar obviously worked extremely hard and achieved great things, much of the reason he became CEO was because everyone above him fell out of the race. This includes Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Andy Rubin. Thus, Google’s founders and board largely just wanted a CEO who could please shareholders and maximize revenue and profits, and Sundar was the perfect choice for that. However, ever since ChatGPT came out, investors suddenly wanted Google to be able to match ChatGPT’s performance which Google has very much struggled to accomplish. This video explains the story of how Sundar Pichai became CEO and why investors want him fired. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=sundarPichai&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Sundar Pichai 1:34 - Sundar Breaks In 6:40 - Sundar Becomes CEO 9:35 - Sundar Drops The Ball Thumbnail Credit: Stephanie Keith - Getty Images https://bit.ly/3TuGEoR Resources: https://pastebin.com/eBir9kSr Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The Legendary Rise Of TCL (There's No Catching Up)

IOZKsjrFTlA | 06 Mar 2024

The Legendary Rise Of TCL (There's No Catching Up)

Are you familiar with a brand called TCL? You might recognize them as the cheap TV brand but they’re a lot bigger than just that. In fact, they just overtook LG to become the second-largest TV maker in the world, only beaten by Samsung. And the way things are looking, it’s very possible that TCL will overtake Samsung as well within the next decade. What makes this feat even more impressive is that TCL didn’t even enter the North American TV market till 2013, yet they’ve somehow already risen to the very top thanks to their unique approach. You see, TCL was never trying to be a cheap TV brand like Vizio or Insignia. Rather, their goal was always to make Samsung and Sony quality TVs, just for cheaper. The reason this was possible was because TCL was actually Samsung’s supplier before they launched their own brand. So they already had the experience and infrastructure required to put together market-leading TVs. This video explains the explosive rise of TCL and how it went from a no-name brand to the market leader within just 10 years. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=tcl&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Unstoppable Rise Of TCL 2:40 - The No Name Advantage 5:59 - The In House Advantage 9:30 - The Superior Advantage Thumbnail Credit: TCL https://bit.ly/3V735Sg Resources: https://pastebin.com/DxuRCVRf Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Drowning In Middle Management - Is There A Way Out?

WdGVCjekkHk | 04 Mar 2024

Drowning In Middle Management - Is There A Way Out?

Historically, FAANG companies have been some of the most engineering-forward companies in the world. In fact, back in the early 2000s, Larry Page actually fired all project managers at Google because he despised middle management. But since then, these companies have been taken over by middle management. Companies like Google and Facebook now have 8-10 layers of management between entry-level managers and the CEO. Not to mention, this hierarchy carries over into individual contributor roles as well which now have several levels of hierarchy. The only companies that have avoided this trap are Apple and Nvidia, and they’re the only big tech companies that have been able to avoid layoffs. These companies are finally starting to realize this friction though and are eliminating entire tiers of management. This video explains how big tech got overtaken by middle management and the future of leadership at big tech. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=middlemanagement&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Middle Management 3:02 - The Rise Of Product Managers 6:07 - Middle Management Takes Over 8:54 - Escaping Middle Management Resources: https://pastebin.com/K7986pnL Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

How Michael Dell Leveraged His Entire Fortune (& Won)

tZ9hEbASODA | 01 Mar 2024

How Michael Dell Leveraged His Entire Fortune (& Won)

Did you know that Michael Dell is worth more than Dell itself? That’s right, Michael Dell is currently worth $85 billion while the entire company of Dell is only worth $60 billion. This is quite an impressive feat, being able to surpass the total worth of the main thing that you’re known for. But, this was by no means an easy journey for Michael. In fact, he actually gambled his entire fortune to make it happen. With a net worth of $15 billion, Michael borrowed a total of $70 billion to take Dell private and complete the pricey acquisition of EMC. This not only allowed Michael to transform Dell into an enterprise company but also acquire an extremely valuable asset: VMware. VMware has become the king of virtualization over the past 15 years and Broadcom just acquired the company for $69 billion leading to a massive windfall for Michael. This video tells the story of how Michael Dell gambled his entire fortune and came out victorious. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=dell&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Gambling It All 3:10 - Taking Dell Private 6:47 - Keeping Dell Alive 10:04 - The Great Pivot Thumbnail Credit: Forbes https://bit.ly/3OZNTT1 Resources: https://pastebin.com/KBwpapsH Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Why Engineers Are So Worried About This Acquisition

_QPTZRXP-I8 | 28 Feb 2024

Why Engineers Are So Worried About This Acquisition

Have you ever heard of a company called VMware? They were just recently acquired by Broadcom for a whopping $69 billion. For any founder, this would be a dream to sell for such a large price tag, but engineers are actually extremely worried about this acquisition. In fact, much of the internet seems to think that VMware is already dead and that it’s time to start looking for alternatives. Why you ask? Well, Broadcom has made its intent with VMware extremely clear. They’re looking to milk VMware for everything they’ve got by turning the company into one massive subscription model and forcing all their customers to switch to the subscription model. This video explains the rise and importance of VMware and why engineers are so worried about this acquisition. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=layoffs&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - VMware 2:05 - What Is Virtualization? 7:02 - The Dilution Of VMware 10:28 - Broadcom Kills VMware Resources: https://pastebin.com/fZczAU16 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Everyone Is Laid Off - What Now?

VJGVi7gDUOo | 26 Feb 2024

Everyone Is Laid Off - What Now?

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of big tech companies clamping down and going through another round of mass layoffs. While these layoffs displace hundreds of thousands of tech workers, with each and every layoff, these tech stocks tend to go up as investors actually tend to appreciate cost-cutting measures like layoffs. But, while these layoffs may be good for the stock price over the short term, the same cannot be said about the long term. Over time, surviving these layoffs became less of a matter of value and skill and more about how well an individual can play and thrive in corporate politics. This means that over time, the workforce at these companies will be replaced by pencil pushers instead of true innovators. This video explains the problem with vanilla tech CEO logic and constant layoffs and the long-term ramifications of such short-sided thinking. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=layoffs&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Mass Layoffs 2:03 - Vanilla CEOs 6:06 - What Happens Next 9:55 - The Inevitable End Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/48xdQjH Resources: https://pastebin.com/CgSGCxpE Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Whatever Happened To Download.com?

5MyUfwt4sXE | 23 Feb 2024

Whatever Happened To Download.com?

Remember download.com? Back in the 2000s, download.com was the go-to site to download any software or game. In fact, it was one of the most popular websites in the world, but ever since the 2010s, it’s only been downhill for download.com. At this point, they only pull in a mere 1% of the traffic that they used to. One of the main reasons for this shift is that modern computer users are a lot more tech-savvy. They have no need to download software from a repository like download.com. They’d much rather just download the software from the official website. This trend was only accelerated by the fact that software from repositories often came with a lot of bloatware. Moreover, people don’t download anywhere near as much as they used to. Almost everything we need daily is available on browsers, so the need to download standalone software is far less. This video explains the rise and fall of download.com and why computers no longer have a central download repository. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=download&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Download.com 2:09 - Golden Timing 6:16 - SAAS Takes Over 9:40 - The Death Of Download.com Resources: https://pastebin.com/M77gw73Y Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

When Tech Companies Are Caught Lying

erAoT-ZI5DY | 21 Feb 2024

When Tech Companies Are Caught Lying

Everyone lies. When it’s personally convenient to obscure the truth, it’s only natural. But, when an average person lies, it might affect a few people. When big companies lie, the consequences affect millions if not billions. Sometimes, these lies are small such as Apple allegedly inflating Apple Watch calorie metrics. Others, however, can be a lot more consequential like Yahoo failing to disclose that they had a massive data breach that affected a billion people. And let’s not forget about the FTX fiasco last year that cost everyday investors billions. Fortunately, most corporate lies aren’t quite as consequential but they’re not exactly great either. This video compiles a list of the most notable examples in the recent history of big tech companies being caught in their lies and the long-term effects of their lack of honesty. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=techlies&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Corporate Lies 0:56 - 1 - Google Location Tracking 2:06 - 2 - Yahoo Data Breach 4:07 - 3 - Amazon Seller Data 5:28 - 4 - Facebook Metrics 6:39 - 5 - Twitter Metrics 7:53 - 6 - Netflix Metrics 9:02 - 7 - Apple Watch Calories 10:43 - 8 - Microsoft Surface 11:44 - 9 - Intel Meltdown & Spectre Thumbnail Credit: Reuters https://bit.ly/42OJJTq Resources: https://pastebin.com/BhcfpfHX Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

honestly, i don't care that facebook tracks me

cxpmACPA1s4 | 19 Feb 2024

honestly, i don't care that facebook tracks me

Nowadays, privacy online is one of the biggest concerns that we hear about in the media. The idea is that big tech companies are tracking our every move to learn about us and sell us stuff. And while there is definitely an ethical and moral dilemma here, if these companies were more transparent about what they do, personally, I wouldn’t care that Google or Facebook is tracking me. In fact, I kind of like the benefits of tracking. The fact that Amazon knows exactly what to recommend to me or that YouTube knows exactly which videos I want to watch. But, the reality is that the concern about data privacy stretches much deeper than just avoiding targeted advertising. Single entities controlling so much data is obviously a massive security risk that can lead to significant data leaks and even political manipulation. This video explains the truth about data collection concerns and what really matters when it comes to data collection. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=datacollection&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Stance 2:24 - The Case For Data Collection 6:28 - The Case Against Data Collection 10:23 - The Reality Thumbnail Credit: Getty https://bit.ly/4bJg6qG Cinema Guild https://bit.ly/3OP4uIW Resources: https://pastebin.com/S4X8RfUk Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Even Mark Tapes His Webcam - Should We?

r92MSq9N6Uo | 16 Feb 2024

Even Mark Tapes His Webcam - Should We?

A couple of years ago, there was a viral picture of Mark Zuckerberg that showed that he taped over his webcam. This raised a lot of concerns regarding why even Zuckerberg was covering his webcam and whether he knew something that we don’t. So, is it actually possible that someone is watching you through your webcam? Well, the answer is actually yes. Hackers are very much able to watch you through your webcam, but only if they’re able to infect your computer with malware. Even the FBI has the ability and sometimes even authority to do so if you are a suspect. There’s also the concern of surveillance in countries like China and Russia, but ironically, the concern of big tech watching you is actually the lowest of them all. At the end of the day, they just want to show you ads, and spying through your webcam doesn’t really help all that much with that. This video explains the various concerns regarding webcam spying and whether you should cover your webcam. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=webcam&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Zuckerberg Webcam 1:16 - Hackers 4:47 - Surveillance 8:02 - Big Tech Resources: https://pastebin.com/wxcWDVea Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

When Companies Secretly Use Their Rivals’ Products

pzAdTOh96Yc | 14 Feb 2024

When Companies Secretly Use Their Rivals’ Products

Normally, you’ll never catch companies promoting or even mentioning their competitors' products. They strongly believe that all press is good press, so they’re careful to never discuss competitors. And if you ask them directly about the competition, they’ll only have extremely negative stuff to say. But, most of this is just for the cameras. Behind the scenes, a lot of these fierce competitors not only work together but are extremely interlinked partners. Really, the only true loyalty that any of these companies have is to the bottom line. Some of the best examples of this are how all of Apple’s displays are made by Samsung or how Netflix actually runs on Amazon’s servers. As such, we shouldn’t fall for this branding hype that these companies put out because, in the end, they don’t even drink the Kool-Aid themselves. This video explains the top instances in which companies actually secretly use their competitors' products behind the scenes, and why you shouldn’t buy into brand loyalty. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=rivalproducts&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Corporate Norm 2:14 - 1 - Netflix & Amazon 4:40 - 2 - Apple & Samsung 5:50 - 3 - Samsung, LG, & Sony 7:26 - 4 - Google & Firefox 8:53 - 5 - Google & Apple 10:13 - 6 - Microsoft & Linux 11:43 - 7 - Microsoft & Google 12:51 - The Corporate Lesson Resources: https://pastebin.com/ifT6LxxZ Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

$200 Billion To Irrelevant - What Happened To AOL?

3cJPI3Un00A | 12 Feb 2024

$200 Billion To Irrelevant - What Happened To AOL?

Do you remember a company called AOL? If you were born after 2000, you may not even be familiar with this company, but their contribution to the tech world was massive. They were the ones that popularized the internet across America by essentially giving everyone free trials to connect to the internet with their famous disks. But, over time, they slowly fell behind. They went from being the ones pioneering internet applications to being an internet infrastructure company, and this trend went into overdrive with their controversial $350 billion merger with Timer Warner Cable. Since then, AOL has been largely forgotten about and replaced by up-and-coming competitors like Google, Facebook, and modern ISPs. Things would get so bad that AOL would end up posting the worst corporate loss in history of $98.7 billion before getting acquired by Verizon for just $4.4 billion. This video explains the rise and fall of AOL and how an internet pioneer ended up losing it all. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=aol&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of AOL 2:24 - Ahead Of Their Time 5:27 - In Line With Their Time 8:52 - Behind The Times Resources: https://pastebin.com/PxacDJZj Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

China = America - What Now?

KStDMawedgs | 09 Feb 2024

China = America - What Now?

Western media is filled with headlines about the rise of American big tech monopolies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. These companies control basically every portion of our social, financial, work, and entertainment lives. But, another set of companies that is often overlooked is big tech companies from China. For the longest time, companies like Tencent, Baidu, and Pinduoduo were largely limited to China, but over the past 5 years, they’ve been expanding internationally and a rapid pace. Tencent has a stake in basically every Western game company that you can think of. Bytedance is killing it with TikTok, and most recently, Pinduoduo has risen to new heights with the help of Temu. This video explains the rise of Chinese big tech giants and the future of American big tech vs Chinese big tech. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=chinesetech&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - China’s Dominance 2:48 - Phase 1: Returning To The Homeland 5:53 - Phase 2: Cultivating Giants At Home 9:00 - Phase 3: Cashing In Globally Thumbnail Credit: Natacha Pisarenko - AP https://bit.ly/3w5TPTI Resources: https://pastebin.com/hQnuRY6s Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Temu - Balancing On The Brink Of Bankruptcy

GCzRfRN0GUk | 07 Feb 2024

Temu - Balancing On The Brink Of Bankruptcy

Have you heard of Temu? They’ve only been around for 18 months at this point but they’ve risen to be one of the most popular apps and websites in the world. They primarily accomplished this by handing out tech and all sorts of other products for extremely low prices. How is this possible you ask? Well, they simply decided that it was ok to take a massive loss on each and every order to build up market share and make a name for themselves. They’re also backed by the massive Chinese giant that is Pinduoduo. Pinduoduo is also a relatively young company but they’ve exploded within the ecommerce market in China by gamifying the shopping experience. This video explains the story of Temu and how they were able to become one of the most popular e-commerce websites in the world within a matter of just 18 months. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=temu&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Explosion Of Temu 2:22 - Humble Beginnings 5:27 - Making A Name 8:31 - Market Domination Resources: https://pastebin.com/uMYsPjbz Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The $570B Company That Secretly Controls 99% Of The Internet

QhBrzcTQU-Y | 05 Feb 2024

The $570B Company That Secretly Controls 99% Of The Internet

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the big tech company list. You know, companies like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Meta, and Nvidia, but have you ever heard of a company called Broadcom? Maybe, you’ve heard of Broadcom in passing but did you know that Broadcom is now the 9th largest tech company in the world with a market cap of over $570 billion? In fact, Broadcom stock has actually outperformed some of the most notable companies out there including Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Meta. And if you thought that those companies were monopolistic and domineering, well then, you need to know about the shadiness of Broadcom. Broadcom’s golden product is their internet chips which have made them a necessity for virtually everyone in the world, and Broadcom has leveraged this position to the max. This video explains the history and shady activities of the $570 billion shadow tech company that you need to know about. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=broadcom&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Broadcom 2:16 - Making A Name 5:57 - A Dark Horse 9:27 - A Shadow Giant Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3SJByEJ Resources: https://pastebin.com/LQjEiZRj Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Why Does Nobody Use Computers Anymore?

mR_9kH38ORA | 02 Feb 2024

Why Does Nobody Use Computers Anymore?

Have you noticed that nobody tends to use computers anymore? Of course, computers are still extremely popular for productivity and office use and they’re one of the most popular technologies in the world. But, when compared with smartphones, computers pale in comparison. In fact, when you take a look at the web traffic of some of the most popular websites in the world, you’ll see that most of them receive 85% or even more of their traffic from smartphones. One of the main reasons for this is younger generations, specifically Generation Z. Gen Z tend to have way more screen time than any generation that precedes them and almost all of their screen time is on smartphones. Something else to note is that computers are generally used for productivity while smartphones are more often used for scrolling the web and social media. This video explains the various reasons that computers have largely fallen out of favor in comparison to smartphones and the future of computers. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=computers&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Computers 2:13 - The Quantitative Explanation 5:58 - The Qualitative Explanation 10:02 - Desktop vs Mobile Thumbnail Credit: Future https://bit.ly/4bh9rnL Resources: https://pastebin.com/riXxemmx Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The Big Tech Brain Drain

sYztMkrgAGs | 31 Jan 2024

The Big Tech Brain Drain

For the longest time, FAANG has been the dream destination for the smartest engineers in the world. FAANG companies not only pay insanely lucrative salaries but they often boast the most interesting and cutting-edge projects. But, more recently, as FAANG approaches market saturation and increasingly cements itself as big tech, salaries are going down and the novelty of their projects is also going down. Apple engineers are no longer creating the next big iPhone, they’re simply refining the current iPhone. Google engineers are no longer creating the next disruptive internet service, they’re simply maintaining are already massive internet services. As such, we’re seeing the smartest engineers leaving in droves to start their own companies and join smaller companies where they have far more scope. In the meantime, these big tech companies are being filled up with employees who are much more interested in the paycheck than the company. This video explains the final evolution of big tech and why the smartest engineers are ditching FAANG in droves. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=braindrain&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Brain Drain 1:59 - The Great Migration 5:55 - The Opportunists 9:53 - The Repercussions Resources: https://pastebin.com/ecpss3uS Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

What Happened To Carvana?

HpqCegOgLGI | 29 Jan 2024

What Happened To Carvana?

From the outside, Carvana is one of the biggest innovations that has happened to the automotive industry over the past few decades. They basically single-handedly popularized the idea of purchasing and selling used cars online, completely eliminating the need to haggle with dealerships and car salesmen. But, there’s more to Carvana that you should know starting with its background. Carvana is actually the brainchild of a rather shady businessman and felon named Ernest Garcia II, who is the creator of the famous American dealership: Drivetime. After achieving success with Drivetime, Garcia the II threw all of this automotive might and resources into his son’s new startup, Carvana, and that’s how Carvana was born. Putting aside its background, Carvana also has several allegations regarding poor-quality cars, lacking registrations, and high markups. This video explains the dark side of Carvana and why the stock just crashed 99%. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=carvana&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Carvana 2:18 - Controversial Origins 5:28 - Controversial Success 8:58 - Controversial Fall Thumbnail Credit: Business Wire https://bit.ly/3u2sP7b Resources: https://pastebin.com/8mV7tHSM Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Overrated AI Startups Are Getting Their Funding Pulled

LHpR2ky24NY | 26 Jan 2024

Overrated AI Startups Are Getting Their Funding Pulled

Ever since the launch of ChatGPT in late 2022, the AI sector has exploded in popularity with every company under the sun trying to launch their own AI products and services. Most of these inventions had little to no utility whatsoever, yet VCs were excited to fund them blinded by the excitement of not missing out on the next big thing. But, with interest rates skyrocketing and VC funding largely cooling down, we have seen a significant slowdown when it comes to AI as well. A lot of smaller AI startups are simply closing shop and filing for bankruptcy but even the larger AI companies are facing obstacles. For example, OpenAI has faced challenges with its user base bleeding month after month. They have also yet to receive the full $10 billion promised by Microsoft at the beginning of 2023. This video explains the history of AI booms and busts why this industry has always suffered from high volatility and why that probably won’t be changing anytime soon. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=aibust&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of AI 2:17 - A Tumultuous Industry 6:33 - The AI Pitfalls 9:35 - The AI Phonies Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3SxBbwM Resources: https://pastebin.com/yG5AwGrJ Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Lenovo - The Last Practical Electronics Maker

Cxjs-JmnBHg | 24 Jan 2024

Lenovo - The Last Practical Electronics Maker

In an era in which every laptop manufacturer is trying to make the laptops sleeker and un upgradeable, Lenovo is one of the only manufacturers who is still focused on producing practical electronics. And there’s no better example of a practical laptop than the Lenovo Thinkpad. The Thinkpad has a rich history dating back to IBM during the 1990s. To this day, the Thinkpad is the only laptop that’s authorized for use on the International Space Station. But, as soon as the laptop market started getting commoditized, IBM offloaded the Thinkpad to Lenovo which has since turned it into the practical workhorse machine that it is today. The Thinkpad isn’t concerned about being the sleekest or the thinnest. It’s only concerned about maximizing performance per dollar. This video explains the history of Lenovo and the Thinkpad and why so many people still love the Thinkpad. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=lenovo&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Thinkpad Domination 2:17 - Unparalleled Efficiency 6:08 - Making A Name 9:54 - Market Domination Resources: https://pastebin.com/7YLqvahn Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Whatever Happened To Boosted Boards?

R2dYJQNkVKE | 22 Jan 2024

Whatever Happened To Boosted Boards?

Remember Boosted Boards? Back in the mid-2010s, Boosted was one of the most popular electric skateboard manufacturers in the world largely due to its popularity online. The most notable individual pushing Boosted was none other than Casey Neistat, but we saw several other viral videos using Boosted as well. For example, there were a few viral magic carpet pranks that were down using Boosted Boards. But, despite being one of the most recognizable names within the electric space, Boosted has since filed for bankruptcy and liquidated all of its assets. Many would point to an incident with their skateboards catching on fire as the primary reason that Boosted went under, but in reality, their fate was sealed long before their battery overheating issues. The truth was that the target market for high-end electric skateboards was rather small. Not to mention, companies like Lime and Bird were offering a much cheaper renting alternative. This video explains the rise and fall of one of the most iconic social media-based brands: Boosted. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/download?utm_source=boostedboards&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Remember Boosted? 2:10 - Optimistic Beginnings 5:36 - Hurdle After Hurdle 9:10 - The Fiery Fall Thumbnail Credit: https://youtu.be/4zDZ3clucMI Resources: https://pastebin.com/W2F6zxRn Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Why Is Everyone Switching To DuckDuckGo?

BMYylVaJlr8 | 19 Jan 2024

Why Is Everyone Switching To DuckDuckGo?

Have you ever heard of a search engine called DuckDuckGo? Maybe you’ve heard of it in passing as some sort of private alternative to Google, but did you know that DuckDuckGo is one of the most popular websites in the world? In fact, DuckDuckGo is the 6th most visited website within the US pulling in 2.3 billion visits every single month. This equated to 80 million monthly active users back in 2020. By now, that number is likely closer to 100 million. But why do so many people choose to use DuckDuckGo? Well, of course, there’s the whole privacy. Unlike Google search, DuckDuckGo is truly private meaning that your searches are truly anonymous. But, even more than that, DuckDuckGo can vastly improve the briskness of your internet experience as it removes the Google-based trackers that can sometimes bog down websites. This video tells the story of DuckDuckGo and how DuckDuckGo became one of the most popular websites in the world. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=duckduckgo&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Surprising Popularity 2:15 - Humble Beginnings 5:27 - Why DuckDuckGo? 8:55 - Growing Pains Resources: https://pastebin.com/PiW4LkC5 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Why The EU Actually Hates Big Tech

iey6r2wdcd4 | 17 Jan 2024

Why The EU Actually Hates Big Tech

If you follow the tech community, you’ve probably noticed that the only party that’s still invested in keeping big tech in line is the European Union. They’re constantly bombarding tech companies with regulation, fines, antitrust lawsuits, and basically anything else they can throw at them. Most recently, they forced Apple to switch to USB C. This has earned the EU a lot of praise for sticking up to big tech and looking out for the little guy, but as with most things, it turns out that the EU has some ulterior motives. It’s no secret that Europe has been largely left behind in the tech revolution. While the United States, India, and China race ahead competing at new leagues, Europe has nearly been demoted to second-world status. The only tool the EU has to continue staying relevant within the tech world and prevent big tech from gaining too much power is regulation. This video explains why the EU actually keeps prosecuting big tech and what this means for the future of tech in Europe. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=EUbigtech&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - EU Prosecution 2:04 - Left Behind 6:09 - Played For Fools 9:57 - Europe’s Last Stand Resources: https://pastebin.com/UbYhG2Rb Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

$141 Billion On Acquisitions - Is This Sustainable?

OPsGyo_-Wz4 | 15 Jan 2024

$141 Billion On Acquisitions - Is This Sustainable?

Microsoft has gone ham on acquisitions over the past decade spending over $140 billion on buying companies like LinkedIn, GitHub, Mojang, Zenimax, Nuance, and most recently, Activision Blizzard. These acquisitions have made Microsoft look like a genius over the past decade as they have allowed Microsoft to finally grow past its dot-com high and push to the next level. However, while this strategy works great during bull markets, it often doesn’t work out as well during bear markets and times of uncertainty. You see, managing vastly different businesses with different cultures, goals, and users is not as easy as you might think. In fact, this was one of the main factors that eventually took down GE. They were simply involved in too many unrelated businesses which finally caught up to them. This video explains the pitfalls of GE and the unsettling similarities Microsoft has to GE. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=microsoftacquisitions&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps 0:00 - Acquisitions Galore 2:14 - A Cautionary Tale 6:17 - Unsettling Similarities 11:18 - Is This Time Different? Thumbnail Credit: Andrew Harrer - Bloomberg https://bit.ly/3O4l9rP Resources: https://pastebin.com/dFksfzvJ Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The Time That Google Idiotically Killed A Successful Product

bbKk88NO8kc | 12 Jan 2024

The Time That Google Idiotically Killed A Successful Product

Remember Google Stadia? It was Google’s attempt at entering the cloud gaming market. Google has since shut down Stadia but not for the reasons that you might think. It’s not that Stadia was not liked by its users or that Stadia was too expensive to run or any fundamental issue with the service itself. Rather, Google’s biggest concern was simply that Stadia was not successful enough. You see, going into Stadia, Google was hoping that they could easily market to and capture the entire Google audience of billions of people. But to their disappointment, they were only able to appeal to millions of people. This had little to do with Stadia and mostly to do with the fact that the cloud gaming market is still a new industry that is only now starting to grow and evolve. It’s very possible that Google could’ve stuck it out with Stadia and seen it become a massive success within 10 or 15 years, but given the lackluster launch, they would have decided to prematurely pull the plug. This video explains the story of Stadia and the time that Google killed a product simply because it wasn’t successful enough. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=stadia&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Google Stadia 2:27 - Promising Beginnings 5:43 - Just Not Enough 9:23 - Being Early Is Hard Thumbnail Credit: Alex Wong - Getty https://bit.ly/3TWJhQF Resources: https://pastebin.com/PNhrifPX Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

$342,546/Yr - But At What Cost?

v7CqYYz7CJ8 | 10 Jan 2024

$342,546/Yr - But At What Cost?

Working at big tech is currently by far the most lucrative job path in the world. Fresh college grads can earn nearly $200,000 and it only goes up from there. But, the reality is that these high salaries and perks don’t come for free. Like with anything, the output is very much equal to the input, and let’s just say, it’s not exactly easy to survive at big tech. While we often hear about rest and vesters and slackers, the reality for the average FAANG engineer is a lot different, especially with the recent layoffs and budget cuts. You see, working at companies like Netflix is much less like a job and much more like being a professional athlete. In fact, that’s how Netflix describes it on their official careers page. And unless you’re constantly putting out top-tier performance, you’re gonna be cut from the team regardless of your previous contributions or seniority. But, oftentimes, there doesn’t even need to be consequences to get these engineers to work really hard given that they only hire high achievers to begin with. This video explains the difficulty of working and surviving in big tech and why the big salaries aren’t as generous as you might think. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=priceofbigtech&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Big Tech Culture 2:29 - Pressure Cooker 6:12 - Good Cop Bad Cop 9:40 - Earning Your Wage Thumbnail Credit: Mateusz Wlodarczyk - NurPhoto https://bit.ly/3vqUG1c Resources: https://pastebin.com/vRteWv2X Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

When You Have To Remove The View Counter...

AwJ8HbBzy54 | 08 Jan 2024

When You Have To Remove The View Counter...

We all know Dailymotion as that one video-sharing platform that sometimes pops up when we look for a video on Google. It usually has something to do with copyrighted content whether it’s a cartoon show, TV show, or movie as Dailymotion generally has looser copyright policies than YouTube. This has gotten Dailymotion in trouble with authorities on several occasions over the years. Yet, Dailymotion has continued to maintain relatively loose policies. This, in itself, however, has not been enough to keep Dailymotion relevant within the video streaming space. In fact, Dailymotion has been slowly fading into relevance as YouTube has consumed more and more of the space. Both of the founders have since left Dailymotion after it got bought up by a traditional media organization. This video explains the slow rise and downfall of one of the OG video streaming platforms: Dailymotion. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=dailymotion&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Dailymotion 2:11 - Humble Beginnings 5:26 - Obstacle After Obstacle 8:40 - The Tragic Fate Resources: https://pastebin.com/0C4LgCAr Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

What Happened To eBay?

LPKjeC53rJU | 05 Jan 2024

What Happened To eBay?

eBay is one of the most iconic online retailers in the world. Born out of the dotcom boom, eBay rose to be one of the biggest online marketplaces in the world connecting millions of sellers and buyers. However, over the years, the role of eBay within the retailing space has largely come into question due to the rise of Amazon, Craigslist, and legacy retailers. It seems that eBay doesn’t excel in any one category and the only reason that they still have so many users is because of their brand image. Users are increasingly starting to notice this and they’re slowly leaving the platform whether they be buyers or sellers. This is only made worse by the fact that eBay has a pretty serious scamming problem for both buyers and sellers. Not to mention, they spun off much of their stake in PayPal which seems to be doing a lot better. This video explains the issues plaguing eBay today and what happened to eBay. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=ebay&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of eBay 2:02 - Unhappy Sellers 5:30 - Unhappy Buyers 8:27 - A Dying Platform Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3NPbkxy Resources: https://pastebin.com/pKnKmcQ0 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The IBM-ification Of FAANG

EjW6b2jI5Zc | 03 Jan 2024

The IBM-ification Of FAANG

Once upon a time, FAANG companies used to be the playground for the smartest engineers, inventors, and product managers. But, as these companies reach market saturation and growth starts to slow, it seems that FAANG is entering a whole new era. An era marked by bureaucratization, degrading talent, and cutthroat corporate culture. This is precisely what happened to Gen 1 tech companies like Cisco and Intel 20-30 years ago. As these companies became more established, they no longer appealed to individuals who wanted to create the next big thing. These individuals naturally moved onto Gen 2 tech companies like Google and Facebook. Meanwhile, Gen 1 tech companies were left with people who were largely there for the paycheck. It appears that this same transition is happening with FAANG as well as the smartest talent moves over to gen 3 tech companies leaving FAANG companies to become the next IBM or Cisco. This video explains the slow degradation of FAANG and the IBM-ification of modern big tech. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=ibmification&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Fall Of IBM 2:18 - Degrading Talent 5:34 - Inescapable Bureaucratization 8:41 - The IBM–ification Of FAANG Resources: https://pastebin.com/ufQQb9Fc Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

224 Million Users = $0 Revenue - Craigslist

QFY8jBTgn8g | 01 Jan 2024

224 Million Users = $0 Revenue - Craigslist

Did you know that Craigslist is one of the most popular websites in the entire world? In fact, they pull in 250 million monthly active users every single month despite having a website that looks like it hasn’t been changed in 20 years. But, all of that is by design. You see, Craiglist isn’t trying to maximize revenue and profits like every other company. Rather, they’re happy to stick with modest revenue and profits and serve the community as much as possible. This has always been the motto and mission of not just Craig Newmark but the entire Craigslist team which is only 50 people. This is largely because Craig was never even trying to create some sort of massive online marketplace. In fact, he was largely just trying to connect with people and create a social life for himself by discussing local events, hence the name “Craig’s List”. This video tells the humbling story of Craig Newmark and Craigslist and shows one of the few examples in which money didn’t corrupt the individual. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=craigslist&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Scale Of Craigslist 2:15 - Humble Beginnings 5:21 - Humble Rise 8:44 - Humble Dominance Resources: https://pastebin.com/GzAgZa95 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Why Can't All Prices Just Work Like TVs?

MUh7gU1EK0o | 29 Dec 2023

Why Can't All Prices Just Work Like TVs?

TVs are one of those rare products in the world where prices only go down, and I’m not talking about the prices of used TVs or TVs with old technologies. Rather, the newest TVs with flagship technology get cheaper and cheaper every single year, not in a marginal manner either. TV prices have been consistently falling since the 1950s, and this trend has only accelerated throughout the 2000s with TV prices consistently falling 15% every single year. Even in the rare years in which TV prices increased, inflation was usually even higher meaning that the real prices of TVs were still going down. You could explain this phenomenon with the economics of scale, TV technology becoming cheaper, more competition, and so on. But, I think the real culprit behind this decline is simply consumer’s extreme clarity when it comes to buying TVs. This video explains why TV prices keep falling and why consumers are smarter than ever when it comes to buying TVs. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=tvs&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - TV Prices 2:21 - Adoption Delay 6:59 - Consumer Clarity 10:37 - Forcing Change Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3NGlhxt Resources: https://pastebin.com/PJYS114s Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The (Overdue) Collapse Of Big Tech Salaries

CxZLwA5aG7s | 27 Dec 2023

The (Overdue) Collapse Of Big Tech Salaries

Big tech is known for paying some of the highest salaries in the world, often throwing around hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars like it’s nothing. With years of seemingly infinite growth and massive profit margins, this was rather sustainable. However, as big tech reaches maturity and starts focusing on maximizing efficiencies and margins, they’re naturally turning to cutting salaries. These salary cuts are much more slyer than you might think though. They don’t just offer new hires lower upfront figures. Rather, they employ sneaky frontloaded vesting schedules to make their offers seem much more appealing than they really are. This way, they can quote the same hiring salary to new hires but these individuals will actually end up earning as much 25 to 50% less over the next 4 years. This video explains the sneaky ways that big tech is cutting comp and the overdue collapse of big tech salaries. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=bigtechcomp&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Big Tech Salaries 1:56 - Predatory Vesting 5:07 - Front Loaded Vesting 8:40 - A Salary Collapse Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/478snSl Resources: https://pastebin.com/XPjkfy0s Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The Tragic Fate Of The OG YouTube

MXk12R9x88Y | 25 Dec 2023

The Tragic Fate Of The OG YouTube

We all know Vimeo as that one video-sharing platform that sometimes pops up when we look for a video on Google, but did you know that Vimeo actually predates YouTube. In fact, Vimeo was founded a couple of months before YouTube in late 2004, and it was actually owned by the parent company of CollegeHumor. They were also often the first to introduce higher-quality streaming features like HD and 4k. Yet Vimeo never enjoyed the same exponential growth as YouTube. Over the years, things have actually gotten pretty bad for Vimeo as they’ve had to pivot from one strategy to the next. Initially, they were going after independent filmmakers who didn’t want their videos to be bogged down by ads. But when this didn’t play out super well, they switched to focusing on B2B video hosting and streaming solutions. They eventually IPO’d for $10 billion, but it’s been downhill since then. This video explains the story of Vimeo and the tragic fate of the OG YouTube. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=vimeo&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - State Of Vimeo 2:13 - Accidental Creation 5:21 - Pivot After Pivot 8:40 - The Great Collapse Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3NGa28l Resources: https://pastebin.com/KQPLzRqL Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Market Saturation = 98.9% - What Now?

MS3z0t_gFyU | 22 Dec 2023

Market Saturation = 98.9% - What Now?

For decades, big tech has been focused on one singular goal: infinite growth. They leveraged every tactic in the book from monopolistic practices, data collection, and even pandering to communist governments to keep revenue and profits growing. But, for the first time in history, it seems that big tech is running into a massive roadblock. The issue is simply that big tech is running out of consumers to convert onto their platforms because everyone is already using their platforms. With WhatsApp, for example, the market penetration is 98% or above in several countries. As such, big tech is no longer able to continue growing by converting more users. Instead, they’re having to focus on maximizing revenue per user. This is why we’ve been seeing more ads, more paid services, and a larger push to monetize users. However, this strategy can only go so far. This video explains the challenges big tech faces as they reach market saturation and the end game for big tech. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=bigtechendgame&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Big Tech Won 2:16 - Stagnation Is A Killer 5:47 - Gen 1 Tech 9:25 - The Race To Monetize Thumbnail Credit: Reuters - Adnan Abidi https://bit.ly/3tySnZ6 Resources: https://pastebin.com/Qf7La3uu Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Why Elon's Super App Is Destined To Fail

kI9P2jz6cdo | 20 Dec 2023

Why Elon's Super App Is Destined To Fail

Ever since Tencent was able to build QQ into a ubiquitous super app across China, big tech companies have been dreaming about the day that they could own such a super app that encompasses all aspects of people’s lives. The latest person to jump onto this bandwagon is Elon who wants to turn X into a super app. But, the harder they try, the further they get from actually creating a super app because Americans simply don’t want a super app. Americans strongly feel that all of these big tech companies already have too much control over online lives. The last thing that they want to willingly support is yet another Google or Meta service. However, it seems that companies aren’t really willing to accept this sentiment as they keep trying their best to create said super app. This video explains the top reasons why a super app will never work in America and why X’s gamble at creating a super app won't end any differently. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=superapps&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - WeChat 2:06 - Public Hesitance 5:51 - Lack Of Knowledge 9:04 - A Free Market Thumbnail Credit: Haiyun Jiang - The New York Times https://bit.ly/3NEea8D Resources: https://pastebin.com/eyZEbbAs Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Here’s How Powerful The iOS App Store Really Is

U-dRvBQHeq8 | 18 Dec 2023

Here’s How Powerful The iOS App Store Really Is

I think you’ve heard from the media that the Apple App Store generates a lot of money but do you know just how much that is? Well, it turns out that the Apple App Store pulls in $85 billion worth of revenue every single year out of which Apple gets $20 to $25 billion. Historically, Apple has boasted App Store margins of up to 78% meaning that Apple profits nearly $20 billion from the App Store every single year. If the App Store was a standalone business, it would be worth $460 billion on its own which would make it the world’s 15th largest company. And that’s not too surprising when you consider that $85 billion is just the amount that gets processed by Apple. When we look at the total of transactions enabled by the App Store, we’ll get a much larger of $1.1 trillion. For perspective, that would make the Apple App Store the 17th largest country in the world by GDP. This video explains the intricacies of App Store monetization and how powerful the Apple App Store really is. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=iosappstore&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The App Store 1:52 - Accidental Invention 4:31 - The Apple Way 8:07 - The Apple Tax Thumbnail Credit: Primakov - Shutterstock https://bit.ly/41siYnb Resources: https://pastebin.com/sU25Fdj5 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The Insane Economics Of Android

Q_5pWNOtHfw | 15 Dec 2023

The Insane Economics Of Android

Have you ever wondered how Android makes money? From the user perspective, Android is a completely free-to-use OS with an insane amount of Google services also bundled in for free. But, despite being free to the end user, it turns out that Android is quite lucrative for Google. For starters, Android generally charges phone manufacturers a licensing fee of up to $40 per device. The most obvious revenue generator however is the Google Play Store which generates up to $48 billion per year. But, Google also has several indirect ways of monetizing Android as well. For example, Android drives an insane amount of traffic to all of Google’s services whether that be Google Maps, Google Search, Chrome, Drive, Google Assistant, and so much more. And often times, mobile revenue is what accounts for the majority of the revenue generated by these services. With Maps, for example, 80-90% of all their revenue comes from mobile devices most of which is likely from Android. This video describes the top ways that Google makes money from Android and how Android itself is a multi-hundred billion company. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=android&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Scale Of Android 2:03 - Direct Monetization 5:18 - Indirect Monetization 9:42 - The True Value Of Android Thumbnail Credit: prima91 - Stock Adobe https://bit.ly/46Ur1dG Resources: https://pastebin.com/QjwvTbRX Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

How Did Europe Fall So Far Behind? (In Tech)

kXsOzKdAWvM | 13 Dec 2023

How Did Europe Fall So Far Behind? (In Tech)

Europe is often described as one of the most developed regions in the world. In fact, it’s often even pointed to as the gold standard for various systems whether it be schooling or welfare, but there is one notable sector in which Europe has consistently been following behind: tech. Europe only has a few notable tech companies in the Fortune 500 while the rest of the list is dominated by American and Chinese tech companies. But, not only does Europe not have any mega-cap tech companies but they’re also being paid far less for the same positions almost like a second-world country. On average, European engineers are only paid about half as much as American engineers, and when we peel back the layers it’s not surprising why. In general, Europeans tend to have much more life balance meaning that companies can get far less productivity from each employee. Not to mention, Europeans aren’t necessarily always chasing the maximum compensation or title like their American counterparts. This video explains the various reasons why European tech workers are paid substantially less and how Europe got left so far behind. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=europeantech&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Europe 2:03 - The Disparity Visualized 5:41 - European Culture 9:11 - Contentment Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3tnXmf7 Resources: https://pastebin.com/GUtZDgFC Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

The Baffling Economics Of The Xbox

vfNvWF-_Cj8 | 11 Dec 2023

The Baffling Economics Of The Xbox

The Xbox was Microsoft’s grand entry into the gaming space over two decades ago. At first, it seemed like Microsoft was killing it with the original Xbox and the Xbox 360, but ever since then, it has only been downhill for the Xbox. In fact, nowadays, the Xbox is only selling half as well as the PlayStation. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem because half, as well as the Playstation, is already a boatload of units, but for Microsoft, this is not all that great as they’ve been selling the latest Xbox at a loss of up to $200 per unit. So, the only way for Microsoft to make money from the Series S and X is to sell a bunch of games and use profit from those games to offset losses from the console itself. But with a general lack of exclusives, inferior hardware to the Playstation, and a waning fanbase, it seems that this task is only going to become harder and harder with time. This video explains the challenges that Microsoft is facing with the Xbox and their desperate pivot to mobile gaming. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=xbox&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Xbox 2:21 - The Original Flame 5:38 - Microsoft Drops The Ball 9:16 - Changing Lanes Resources: https://pastebin.com/9GkEuhgg Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Why You Should Never Give Customers What They Want

ZsP1jlfbmcw | 08 Dec 2023

Why You Should Never Give Customers What They Want

The Google Pixel is one of the most value-packed smartphones on the market. In fact, Google is likely selling the Pixel for no profit or even a slightly negative margin. But, despite how value-packed the Google Pixel is, no one seems to want it. The Google Pixel doesn’t even control 1% market share globally and one of the main reasons for this is that customers don’t always truly want what they say they want. For example, customers say that they want a cheap reliable smartphone but what they end up buying is an iPhone. This doesn’t just apply to smartphones either. Consumers in all sorts of industries end up buying something that they don’t necessarily say they want. Another perfect example of this is when Payless ShoeSource rebranded their stores with high-end branding and pricing which people were much more receptive to. This video explains the pitfalls of giving customers what they ask for and why that usually doesn’t play out as well as you might expect. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=googlepixel&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of The Pixel 2:02 - Skeptical Customers 5:50 - Aspirational Purchase 9:33 - Customers Don’t Know Thumbnail Credit: Tyler Hayes https://bit.ly/47NMAh8 Resources: https://pastebin.com/247gUdED Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

If You Think That OG Facebook Is Dead, Think Again

MwLbt5RrIZE | 06 Dec 2023

If You Think That OG Facebook Is Dead, Think Again

If you’re younger than 30, you probably think that OG Facebook is completely dead. This is a completely natural assessment given that Facebook isn’t all that popular with younger generations. But, while Facebook isn’t that popular with youngsters, Facebook has very much maintained its relevance with the people who originally used it. It’s just that those people have since gotten a lot older. In fact, nearly half of all Facebook users are above the age of 35, but while this has largely reduced Facebook’s notoriety, it hasn’t reduced their profitability by any means. Facebook is not only more profitable than ever but it’s still the most profitable social media platform by far with annual revenue exceeding $70 billion. For perspective, YouTube pulls in less than half that at $30 billion. More than generating a bunch of revenue, Facebook has become sort of a super social media app for the people who still use it as it supports everything from reels and regular posts to messaging and videos. This video explains how Facebook is still extremely economical and powerful and what that might mean about the longevity of social media platforms. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Facebook 2:09 - Old Is Gold 5:43 - An Everything App 8:38 - A Social Evolution Resources: https://pastebin.com/uYpPz98V Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

HTC's Last Stand - The Final Chapter Of A Smartphone Pioneer

qF6slVeqvyc | 04 Dec 2023

HTC's Last Stand - The Final Chapter Of A Smartphone Pioneer

HTC was once the 3rd largest phone maker in the entire world only beaten out by Apple and Samsung. Within the US, they were even the 2nd largest phone maker only beaten out by Apple. They introduced several innovations that became the norm like aluminum body phones LTE enabled phones and dual rear cameras. But, over the years, none of this has mattered as Apple and Samsung have wiped the floor with HTC. In fact, HTC only has a global market share of 0.09% or basically 0, and the worst part is that HTC never did anything particularly wrong. They were ahead of everyone in terms of innovation and they were quite competitive when it came to pricing and value. It was just that Apple and Samsung were even better at these traits allowing them to grow even faster than HTC which added up over time. This video explains the downfall of HTC and what happened to HTC. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=HTC&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of HTC 2:11 - Flawed Innovation 5:41 - Flawed Diversification 9:02 - Flawed Positioning Resources: ​https://pastebin.com/yRFxK4nJ Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Why Microsoft Spent $20 Billion Acquiring A No Name Company

xA05K_yqgW8 | 01 Dec 2023

Why Microsoft Spent $20 Billion Acquiring A No Name Company

I’m sure you’re all familiar with Microsoft’s high-profile acquisitions of LinkedIn, GitHub, Skype, and Activision Blizzard. But have you ever heard of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nuance Communications? Nuance Communications is a background healthcare-centric tech company that doesn’t receive all that much press coverage, but they’re massive. In fact, 55% of physicians, 75% of radiologists, and 77% of American hospitals use Nuance solutions. So, by purchasing Nuance, Microsoft immediately became the dominant player within the healthcare industry as well. But, all of this is just stage one for Microsoft with Nuance. Their real long-term goal is to encourage and maximize Azure adoption and usage throughout the healthcare industry which is only now converting to the cloud. This video explains the story of Nuance Communications and why Microsoft spent $20 billion acquiring a no-name company. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=nuance&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Nuance Acquisition 2:08 - Nobel Beginnings 5:47 - A Global Giant 8:52 - Microsft Takes Over Thumbnail Credit: Ian Allen https://bit.ly/3R7cENm Lior Patel https://bit.ly/415oImJ Resources: https://pastebin.com/71BnbGiy Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Instagram Is Putting YouTube To Shame

-Nwe1KH2NaY | 29 Nov 2023

Instagram Is Putting YouTube To Shame

Instagram has been pulling back from Reels big time. In fact, earlier this year, Meta stopped handing out Reels bonuses altogether and they’ve been pushing Reels less and less. At first, this may seem like a retreat from Meta’s side. They weren’t able to compete against TikTok and YouTube shorts and now they’re pulling back significantly, but that isn’t quite what happened. What really happened is that Meta actually made a clever business decision that YouTube hasn’t been able to make themselves. Zuckerberg noticed that promoting Reels over regular Instagram content was costing them as much as $500 million per quarter, so he’s taken a big step back when it comes to short-form content. This has largely preserved the profitability of Instagram which is already the 2nd most profitable social media platform in the world only beaten out by Facebook. In fact, Instagram pulls in almost double the revenue of YouTube today at over $50 billion per year. This video explains why Instagram is so profitable and why stepping back from Reels was actually the right decision. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Reels 2:11 - Ideal Demographics 5:30 - The Facebook Effect 9:06 - No Need To Share Resources: https://pastebin.com/6RYcbLg3 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

If You Think That Google Maps Is Free, Think Again

Ekuc7MBhkdc | 27 Nov 2023

If You Think That Google Maps Is Free, Think Again

Have you ever wondered how Google Maps makes money? From the user perspective, Google Maps and it’s all of its insane resources whether it be satellite view, street view, or real-time traffic are all completely free to use. But, despite being free to the end user, it turns out that Google Maps actually pulls in quite a bit of revenue. In fact, Google Maps is expected to pull in $11 billion in revenue in 2023 which roughly values the business at $62 billion. You might be inclined to think that Google Maps makes all of their money through sketchy avenues like data collection or privacy invasion but Google Maps’ monetization is actually rather straightforward and ethical. They essentially allow businesses to pay a premium price in order to have custom branding and more visibility on Google Maps. Additionally, they also license out Google Maps through a variety of different avenues from direct map integrations to address autofill. This video tells the story of Google Maps and how Google Maps became a $62 billion business in its own right. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=googlemaps&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Google Maps 2:02 - An Underwhelming Start 5:27 - A Complete Do Over 8:40 - Monetization Thumbnail Credit: AOME1812 - Shutterstock https://bit.ly/3uzp6Oa Resources: https://pastebin.com/kZ2HQnwR Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

What Happened To Nintendo?

_KdX429fhkA | 24 Nov 2023

What Happened To Nintendo?

Nintendo is one of the largest gaming companies in the world. Their consoles and franchises are enjoyed by people of all ages as Nintendo specializes in making fun family-friendly games. The Switch is the latest addition to their lineup and it seems like it’s performing better than ever. It even has the possibility of becoming the best-selling console of all time, but behind all the layers, Nintendo isn’t doing as well as you might think. In fact, they’re only pulling in about half the revenue that they were pulling in back in the late 2000s. The primary reason for this is that in order to make the Switch work, Nintendo had to cannibalize both their console market and their handheld market and bet it all on a hybrid console. While that hybrid console ended up doing really well, it doesn’t quite measure up to the success of a standalone console and a standalone handheld device. This video explains the struggles that Nintendo has been facing behind the scenes over the past 15 years and the obstacles they’ve been in reclaiming their former glory. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=nintendo&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Nintendo 2:08 - The Fall Begins 5:38 - Gimmicks Fall Flat 9:04 - Betting It All Resources: https://pastebin.com/E2NttphS Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

WhatsApp Has Officially Given Up On Making Money

-Xxlu6pxGec | 22 Nov 2023

WhatsApp Has Officially Given Up On Making Money

WhatsApp is one of the most used ubiquitous messaging platforms in the world with nearly 3 billion monthly active users, but did you know that despite this massive user count, WhatsApp doesn’t actually make all that much money? In fact, WhatsApp is only now crossing the billion-dollar mark in terms of revenue. For perspective, Instagram and Facebook have similar user counts and they pull in $50 billion and $70 billion respectively. The main reason for this is that Meta simply has no straightforward way of monetizing WhatsApp. And given that its reputation has been shaky over the past couple of years regarding data intrusion and privacy concerns, Meta has preferred to play it safe when it comes to WhatsApp monetization. Instead of rolling out some sort of large-scale monetization effort, Meta has decided to monetize a completely different WhatsApp user base: businesses. This has provided Meta with a decent amount of revenue but nothing groundbreaking. This video explains why Meta never monetized WhatsApp and why that may be a fine strategy over the long term. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of WhatsApp 2:10 - A Lifelong Struggle 4:08 - Facebook Makes Things Worse 7:49 - A Dead End Thumbnail Credit: Chip Somodevilla - Getty Images https://bit.ly/3uroWse Resources: https://pastebin.com/exZFDk29 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

What Happened To Sprint? - 54 Million Customers To Bailout

Wy51rurYHms | 20 Nov 2023

What Happened To Sprint? - 54 Million Customers To Bailout

Sprint was once one of the largest telecom companies in America. In fact, they were at one point even trying mergers that would make them the largest telecom company in America. But, over the past 20 years, Sprint has slowly faded into oblivion largely because of their own missteps. For one, Sprint lost their identity as the underdog that was powered by community and goodwill. They became just another massive corporation that lost touch with their core user base. On top of this, they botched multiple pivotal deals that put them back tens of billions of dollars, something that they were never able to recover from. All of this made them inferior to the competition but Sprint continued to act like nothing changed. Pretty soon, the only reason that customers stuck around at Sprint was to take advantage of cell phone deals and incentives. This led to Sprint bleeding customers and revenue until T Mobile finally bought them out and completely killed the brand. This video explains the story of Sprint and what happened to the once-massive telecom company. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.com/waiting-list-page?utm_source=sprint&utm_medium=video Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Glory Days 2:25 - The Underdog 5:32 - Botched Deal 9:13 - Ego Kills Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3QOV2pr Resources: https://pastebin.com/HuWEa5xi Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.com/disclosures

Yahoo - The Company That Threw Away Everything

zfDP1e8ZkRc | 17 Nov 2023

Yahoo - The Company That Threw Away Everything

Once upon a time, Yahoo was one of the largest tech companies in the world with a market cap of $125 billion. They dominated everything from search and email to financial news and maps. But, since then, Yahoo has pretty much lost everything. In fact, Yahoo was recently sold to Apollo Funds along with AOL for just $5 billion. It’s easy to see this and think that this was primarily because of Google. After all, it was Google that displaced Yahoo in all of their dominant industries, but I would argue that Yahoo’s demise has more to do with their own poor choices. Yahoo actually had several opportunities to acquire not just winning companies but straight-up FAANG companies. They had 2 opportunities to buy Google, 1 opportunity to buy Facebook, 1 opportunity to buy Netflix, and 1 opportunity to sell themselves to Microsoft at a generous valuation but they turned down each and every one of these opportunities. This video explains the story of Yahoo and all of the opportunities they squandered along the way leading to the current sad state. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Peak Of Yahoo 2:05 - A Lucky Break 5:37 - Pure Incompetence 10:19 - The Shameful Demise Resources: https://pastebin.com/FdKdiECS Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

We're Launching The World's First Modern Bond Platform

4Rkh18KQlSw | 15 Nov 2023

We're Launching The World's First Modern Bond Platform

That’s right. We’re launching an app. After experiencing the roller coaster of an economy over the last few years, whether it be the over 30% drop in March 2020, the meme stock era of 2021, or the rise and fall of Crypto exchanges and NFTs, we decided it's time for a change. With higher interest rates defining the past year, we thought bringing a user-friendly platform with the sole focus of promoting accessible and safe investing would be the perfect way to highlight these changing times. And get this. We’re the only modern mobile bond platform that allows our users to have a complete, end-to-end experience. Forget calling a help desk to place an order, using an outdated and confusing platform, or having to learn a new way of investing. If you’re interested in earning sustainable interest rates that beat even high-yield savings accounts, Silo is right for you. Join our waitlist today and take part in redefining the current risky and unsustainable environment of investing we’ve all become aware of. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Silo 0:33 - What Is Silo 4:05 - Why Silo 8:00 - What Are Bonds 12:02 - Commitment To Security 14:49 - Silo Pricing 17:36 - Who Is Silo For 20:11 - Who Is Silo NOT For 22:49 - Silo Invest In Bonds Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3QVPB9e Resources: https://pastebin.com/dWhMAvk0 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures Disclosures Silo Financial LLC is a registered investment adviser with the SEC. However, our website and information disseminated about us through social media is not intended to provide investment, tax, or legal advice. Silo Financial LLC’s website is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to its advisory services, together with access to additional investment-related information, publications, and links. Accordingly, the publication of Silo Financial LLC’s website on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as Silo Financial LLC’s solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, over the Internet. This video promotes our waitlist, accessible through our website. Providing your email through our waitlist means you agree to receive pertinent information about your Silo account. This includes your waitlist position, notification that you are off the waitlist, and other account-specific information. Any interaction by a member of Silo (“Like”, “Favorite”, “Retweet”, “Share”, “Comment”, etc) should not be considered a recommendation or endorsement of any individual, company, or security. Views submitted by any user are the opinion of the submitter or author and are not endorsed by us. We reserve the right to monitor and retain all information posted on our social media pages to the greatest extent permitted by law. At our discretion, we may block users or remove content. Views expressed within the content of a “Retweet” or “Share” by us are the opinion of the author. Information disseminated by Silo can be believed to be reliable; however, accuracy is not guaranteed. Information and statistics used are as of the date indicated and cannot be guaranteed to remain the same. Statistics provided about yields and other securities-related data are accurate to the date of posting. We do not provide customer service, respond to account inquiries, or enable financial transactions through any social media or third-party site. Contact us directly at [email protected] (mail to:[email protected]) should you need assistance or have questions.

Whatever Happened To Browser Toolbars?

LR7YQzkhTZ0 | 13 Nov 2023

Whatever Happened To Browser Toolbars?

Remember toolbars? In the 2000s, toolbars were everywhere. You had toolbars for search, eCommerce, torrents, shortcuts, and basically everything else under the sun. And who could forget bloatware toolbars that would get installed when you were trying to install something completely different. Fun fact, Google’s own toolbar was bundled in with a bunch of other software, and it was what largely put Google on the map originally. But, over the years, toolbars have basically completely disappeared. It’s easy to write this off as just technology that was no longer useful and for the most part obsolete but there’s actually much more to the story. You see, both the rise and fall of toolbars can be attributed to a single company that had more control over toolbars than any other: Google. When Google launched Chrome, they no longer needed people to use their toolbars or any toolbar for that matter. So, they simply didn’t support toolbars, and as people slowly moved over to Chrome, toolbars completely faded away. This video tells the story of the rise and fall of toolbars and Google’s massive role in the whole ordeal. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Toolbars 2:10 - Toolbars Make Their Debut 6:31 - Toolbars Takeover 10:14 - Google Puts Down Toolbars Resources: https://pastebin.com/fddtUajJ Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Ads Are Ruining Everything

V3raYES3o80 | 10 Nov 2023

Ads Are Ruining Everything

Ever since the turn of the century, we have seen a massive rise in freemium services. For the average user, these services are completely free like Google, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Instead, these services make money through alternative modes of monetization such as running ads, collecting data, or even offering a paid premium tier. This model has been extremely successful at growing massive platforms with not just millions of users but billions of users. However, a lot of these platforms are starting to hit a breaking point at which they have reached market saturation. As such, they’re shifting their focus from user growth to user monetization. This has unfortunately led to these platforms slowly degrading in quality as they’ve been pummeled with ads, data collection, and other monetization efforts. This video explains the history of freemium services and the breaking point that the industry is currently undergoing. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Freemium 2:05 - The Freemium Debut 6:01 - Freemium Rules 10:29 - The Race To Monetize Resources: https://pastebin.com/fDDgnXKS Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

The Disturbing Truth About Samsung

I3mR5whTjkU | 08 Nov 2023

The Disturbing Truth About Samsung

Have you ever heard of a man named Jay Y Lee? Well, he’s the heir to the Samsung fortune and he’s quite an astute businessman, but not exactly the most ethical. His entire family has had a massive history of bribing government officials and business partners. And, we’re not just talking about bribing low-level people, we’re talking about bribing the straight-up Korean president. In fact, one previous president was put in jail partially for taking bribes from Samsung. Jay Y Lee is no different, but something that is different about Jay is that he’s the first person in his family to actually be held accountable having been thrown in jail on two separate occasions for corruption. It seemed like justice was finally being served to the ultra-wealthy until America had a say. You see, with the chip shortage, one of the biggest goals for American lobbying groups was to increase chip supply and decrease prices. And, the way they accomplished this was by getting the new Korean president to pardon Jay Y Lee so that he could return to Samsung as chairman and bring down chip prices. This video explains the crazy rise, fall, and rise again of the prince of Samsung: Jay Y Lee. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Lee Jay-Yong 2:00 - Rise To Power 6:05 - Like Father Like Son 11:02 - Return To The Throne Thumbnail Credit: SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg https://cnb.cx/3MXNwaH Sources: https://pastebin.com/xx77Rfjv Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Why Does No One Play Mobile Games Anymore?

MOIaRFG2qeA | 06 Nov 2023

Why Does No One Play Mobile Games Anymore?

Mobile gaming used to be one of the go-to pastimes for teenagers and young adults 10 to 15 years ago. There are a plethora of games that were basically ubiquitous among this demographic including Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Geometry Dash, Temple Run, Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, and Subway Surfers just to name a few. Over the years, these games have naturally faded in popularity but what’s surprising is that no new games have taken their place. Instead, mobile gaming as a whole has simply faded from the spotlight, and instead, social media has taken its place. Instead of playing Temple Run for a minute or two on the bus, modern teenagers and young adults prefer to scroll Instagram or TikTok for a few minutes. The predatory monetization of mobile games has only made the situation worse as most games have become pay to win. This video explains the downfall of mobile gaming and why no one plays mobile games anymore. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Mobile Gaming 2:08 - The Glory Days 5:34 - Predatory Monetization 10:25 - The X Factor Resources: https://pastebin.com/gg3rXJu4 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

What Happened To YouTube?

8hjcb4P-KxE | 03 Nov 2023

What Happened To YouTube?

YouTube is by far one of Google’s most successful products with billions of monthly users and trillions of hours of entertainment, information, and knowledge. As such, it’s not surprising that YouTube has continuously grown in revenue ever since it launched, but recently for the first time in history, it seems that YouTube is experiencing a decline in ad revenue. For 3 consecutive quarters between 2022 and 2023, YouTube ad revenue has declined as advertisers pulled back due to recession and high inflation fears. This has raised the question of whether this is just a temporary pullback or if we have simply reached peak YouTube. This question becomes harder to answer because YouTube’s ad revenue is also being hurt by an X factor: shorts. It’s no secret that shorts are far less profitable than long-form video, so by pushing people to watch shorts, YouTube is unintentionally cannibalizing their own revenue. This video explores some reasons why YouTube’s ad revenue may be declining and what this could mean for the future of YouTube. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - YouTube’s Revenue 2:13 - The Great Chasm 6:55 - The Solution? 10:39 - The Great Pivot Thumbnail Credit: Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto https://bit.ly/463gYT8 Resources: https://pastebin.com/LsiQcbMK Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Microsoft Gave Up On Social Media. But They're The Real Winners.

j0hR6FG21Ug | 01 Nov 2023

Microsoft Gave Up On Social Media. But They're The Real Winners.

When you think of the biggest social media companies in the world, you probably think of YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, WhatsApp, and Facebook. This isn’t surprising given that these are the most ubiquitous platforms in the world boasting billions of users each, but what if I told you that there was a social media platform that was far more powerful than any of these. What is this secret social media you ask? Well, it’s of course LinkedIn. LinkedIn no doubt has a level of cringe and toxicity due to everyone being hypercompetitive and looking out for themselves, but LinkedIn is also an extremely valuable group of users given that everyone is generally well accomplished and well off. This makes for a highly monetizable user base that generates just under $15 billion every single year. Considering this, it’s no wonder why Microsoft decided to purchase LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in 2016. This video explains the rise of LinkedIn and why LinkedIn may very well be the most powerful social media platform. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - LinkedIn 2:16 - Superior Demographics 6:52 - Crystal Clear Intent 10:04 - Toxic Cringe Resources: https://pastebin.com/v3fZzRgK Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Why Even The FBI Gave Up On The Pirate Bay

QVB4lt1fgFI | 31 Oct 2023

Why Even The FBI Gave Up On The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is one of the most legendary websites of all time. While Hollywood and copyright holders around the world hated the site, it was extremely popular, to say the least. The website was hosted by three scallywags from Sweden who believed in the free sharing of all information. All three of its founders were early members of Sweden’s Piracy Bureau which advocated for copyright reform. Some members of the bureau traveled around the world and gave speeches about the topic. But our trio would create the legendary platform: The Pirate Bay. At first, Hollywood tried taking down the site for years conducting multiple police raids and even throwing the founders in jail. But, despite their efforts, the Pirate Bay managed to rise up after each and every takedown. At one point, the founders actually quit hosting the Pirate Bay but the site was still continued by fans. In fact, there were so many parodies of the site that authorities simply quit trying to take down each and every one of them as that was simply impossible. This video tells the legendary story of The Pirate Bay and its three founders: Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm, and Peter Sunde. **DISCLAIMER** This video does not encourage nor condone piracy or violation of copyright rules and regulations. ** Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - No Regrets 2:44 - The Scallywags 5:51 - Founding The Pirate Bay 8:56 - The Legendary Rise 11:57 - Hollywood Strikes Back 15:10 - Unstoppable Legacy 18:15 - The Final Say Resources: https://pastebin.com/ygnwMze5 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Whatever Happened To Anti Virus Protection?

I7ojMtdcsCg | 30 Oct 2023

Whatever Happened To Anti Virus Protection?

Remember anti-virus protection? Back in the day, installing anti-virus protection from McAfee or Norton was one of the first things you would do after purchasing a new laptop or computer. But, over the past several years, anti-virus protection has largely fallen out of favor. Cybersecurity, however, is still as important as ever. So, what happened? Well, one of the main reasons that anti-virus protection software was so critical back in the day was because Microsoft very much dropped the ball when it came to security. Windows XP had a massive raw socket vulnerability while Internet Explorer had a massive VB script vulnerability. When you combined these two issues, early computers became a virus magnet making anti-virus protection software extremely popular. However, since then, Microsoft has implemented most if not all of the security checks that these software perform directly into Windows itself, largely rendering additional anti-virus protection software useless. This video explains the history of anti-virus protection software and why anti-virus protection has largely fallen out of favor. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Good Ol Days 2:19 - Microsoft Drops The Ball 7:31 - Anti Virus Picks Up The Slack 11:34 - The Death Of Virus Protection Resources: https://pastebin.com/pzQYeEV9 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Here's What Happened To Sam Bankman-Fried

-uQVfINeHjA | 27 Oct 2023

Here's What Happened To Sam Bankman-Fried

Just one year ago, Sam Bankman-Fried was one of the most successful young adults in the world with a net worth north of $30 billion by the time he was just 30 years old. What was even more impressive about Sam was his noble ambitions. He wasn’t looking to buy mega yachts or mega mansions, he actually wanted to donate all of his money. In fact, according to Sam, the only reason he was looking to get rich was so that he could donate his money. But, this facade rapidly came crumbling down when it was revealed that FTX wasn’t as safe and secure as people originally believed. It turns out that FTX had actually been lending a lot of their deposits to their sister trading firm, Alameda Research, and a lot of the funds were actually held in an in-house crypto called FTT token. By the time this news came out, it was already over for Sam Bankman-Fried as people rushed to withdraw their money from FTX. Before you knew it, this led to FTX going bankrupt and Sam being questioned for ignorance, negligence, and straight-up fraud. This video explains what happened to Sam after FTX came crumbling down and what his punishment may be. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Red Flags 2:54 - Arrested 6:27 - The Cards Fall 10:10 - Trial Begins Thumbnail Credit: Bloomberg https://bit.ly/40fvoy7 Resources: https://pastebin.com/f2tvsD56

What Happened To Samsung?

UAnJJeLEDSs | 25 Oct 2023

What Happened To Samsung?

Samsung isn’t doing great. In fact, their operating profit has just plummeted an eye-watering 95% over the past year. It’s easy to blame the recession and high inflation for this trend but there seem to be bigger core factors at play. You see, Samsung has worked itself into a rather tricky situation within the chip market. They’ve been able to become the world’s largest memory chip producer but getting to this position was not easy. To maintain this lead, they constantly have to invest massive amounts of money to stay ahead of the competition because raw superiority and price are the main factors that count in this background field. These high levels of investment have been especially hard to maintain with volatile memory chip prices and the aftermath of the global chip shortage. Combine this with the era of peak smartphones, and things aren’t looking that great for Samsung. This video explains Samsung’s struggle to remain profitable in the era of peak smartphones. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - State Of Samsung 1:25 - All In 5:57 - Volatility Strikes 9:08 - Era Of Peak Smartphone Thumbnail Credit: Allstate https://bit.ly/498rsUc Resources: https://pastebin.com/UW9Ms03K Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

What Happened To Sony?

kwwIHiiDfok | 23 Oct 2023

What Happened To Sony?

Sony is one of the most iconic electronics companies of all time. From the Walkman to their modern TVs, Sony has been one of the longest-living electronics companies in the world, but more recently, Sony hasn’t been doing all that well. You see, ever since the turn of the decade, Sony has been slowly losing industry after industry, and during the worst of it, they were actually posting losses for several years. Much of this was due to stiff competition in all of their core industries from players like Apple, Samsung, and LG. But, much of this was also due to questionable leadership that didn’t quite understand the value proposition of Sony. Despite all these headwinds though, it seems that Sony has actually started to make a turnaround. They’re by no means close to their peak but they are in a sustainable profitable position which is a lot better than many of their Japanese peers. This video explains the rise and fall of Sony and what happened to Sony. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - State Of Sony 2:22 - Stiff Competition 7:12 - Sony Drops The Ball 10:41 - Market Headwinds Resources: https://pastebin.com/j38FxFWX Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Why Microsoft Paid This Guy $112 Billion (World's "Luckiest" Billionaire)

38-lLJdDiys | 20 Oct 2023

Why Microsoft Paid This Guy $112 Billion (World's "Luckiest" Billionaire)

Steve Ballmer is often described to be the world’s luckiest billionaire as he managed to not just become a billionaire but a centi-billionaire. And what was his big contribution to the world? Well, many would say that it was just being dormmates with Bill Gates. You see, his friendship with Bill would eventually get him a job at Microsoft along with 8% equity in the company which has obviously made him extraordinarily rich. But, the reality is that Steve’s contribution to Microsoft is a lot more nuanced than just being friends with Bill. One of his biggest contributions happened right after he joined when he helped Bill negotiate the deal of his life with IBM. Microsoft somehow convinced IBM to let Microsoft keep ownership and distribution rights to an upcoming OS that they were building at IBM’s request. This OS is what would eventually turn into Windows and make Microsoft the software juggernaut that we know today. Eventually, Steve would also become CEO of Microsoft and though the stock didn’t do so great under his leadership, Microsoft’s revenue and profits tripled. This video explains why Steve Ballmer was more important to Microsoft than most people give him credit for and how he turned that value into over $100 billion. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Steve Ballmer 3:01 - Near Miss 6:37 - Proving His Worth 10:10 - Steve’s Legacy Resources: https://pastebin.com/YduiWg7D Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Stocks vs Bonds (In The Era Of High Interest)

YNvSXw_5kQE | 18 Oct 2023

Stocks vs Bonds (In The Era Of High Interest)

Stocks vs bonds is historically one of the most hotly debated topics within the investing world. For the past 2 decades, however, the debate largely leaned in favor of stocks due to near-zero interest rates but all of that is changing now with historically high interest rates. This, however, isn’t to say that bonds are hands down the winner either. The reality is that both stocks and bonds serve different purposes within an investment portfolio. Stocks allow for outsized returns, dividends, and a share of the company's success. However, stocks also tend to be volatile and unpredictable and are usually hit or miss. Bonds on the other hand are stable, reliable, and highly predictable; however, their returns are lower and there is no chance for outsized returns. And that’s why it’s important for healthy investment portfolios to have a combination of both stocks and bonds. This video explains the pros and cons of both stocks and bonds in the era of high inflation and high interest. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Warren Buffett 2:24 - Case For Stocks 6:03 - Gray Area 9:12 - Case For Bonds 12:46 - The Boring Truth Thumbnail Credit: Reuters - Brendan McDermid https://bit.ly/3M0Ik5m https://bit.ly/3S3IBIC Resources: https://pastebin.com/FMqbTJ5q Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Whatever Happened To uTorrent?

GS6uWKCO_S8 | 16 Oct 2023

Whatever Happened To uTorrent?

Do you remember uTorrent? uTorrent was by far the most popular BitTorrent in the world in the late 2000s and early 2010s, and they still is the most popular in terms of market share. However, the market itself has largely shrunk over the years due to the rise of affordable models to stream movies, music, and games. In fact, the current interest in uTorrent is only 3% of where it used to be at its peak, and when uTorrent temporarily went down earlier this year, rumors started flying around that the service was down permanently. Fortunately for uTorrent, this wasn’t the case but things aren’t looking all that much better. uTorrent has been forced to put in ads and introduce paid tiers for the service but this is still very much an uphill battle. This video discusses the history of uTorrent and the rise, fall, and legacy of the most popular BitTorrent in history. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - uTorrent 2:17 - An Unexpected Success 6:37 - Reaching The Moon 10:00 - The Ungraceful Fall Resources: https://pastebin.com/g2btVtk3 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Money Burning Startups Are Getting A Harsh Reality Check

a3Pq1PgfiqQ | 13 Oct 2023

Money Burning Startups Are Getting A Harsh Reality Check

Over the past 10 years, the prevalence of money-burning startups with insane valuations has gone through the roof thanks to extraordinary amounts of VC funding. This trend peaked in 2021 when over 2 startups were achieving unicorn status on a daily basis. But, since then, VC funding has finally started to cool down resulting in money-burning startups facing a harsh reality check. Many startups are having to raise at lower valuations than their previous rounds for the first time. Some startups are even having to consider bankruptcy as they burn through the last remaining capital that they still have access to. In fact, in the first half of 2023, 338 US companies filed for bankruptcy out of which 54 were VC or private equity backed. Many of the startups that have survived the fall are considering getting acquired or merging to soften their annual losses. More established startups like Twilio are scrambling to become profitable but they’re finding out this a lot harder than it originally seemed. This video explains the rise and fall of VC funding and the crisis that money-burning startups are currently facing. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - No More Money 2:22 - Growth Investing 6:44 - Exceptions Make A Case 10:29 - Dotcom Bubble 2.0 Resources: https://pastebin.com/WggvyPMP Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Why Is Everyone Buying Bonds?

os8EBQ1GfPE | 11 Oct 2023

Why Is Everyone Buying Bonds?

Over the past year, companies and investors have gone all in on bonds. Most of the top tier tech companies hold tens of billions if not hundreds of billions of dollars in bonds and it’s the same story with Warren Buffett. But, why is everyone buying bonds? Well, the most obvious reason is rising interest rates which have made bond investing much more attractive. For example, you can currently earn over 5% from the US federal government, not just for the next 6 or 12 months but for the next several years or even decades. If you’re willing to take on more risk and invest in corporate bonds, you can earn up to 7-8% which is very comparable to the returns of the S&P 500. Combine this with the fact that the stock market hasn’t been performing as well over the past 2 years and it’s no wonder why so many investors are looking for alternative investments. This video explains the mechanics of bonds and what has made them so attractive recently. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Bonds Bonds Bonds 1:41 - Bonds Explained 5:00 - Hype Explained 8:30 - The Hidden Market Resources: https://pastebin.com/CfnL8RnU Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

What Happened To Panasonic?

HxbS28S7sjo | 09 Oct 2023

What Happened To Panasonic?

Panasonic is one of the most iconic Japanese electronic companies of all time. Against all odds, Pansonic rose from the ashes following WW2 and grew to dominate the global electronics market in a wide variety of industries from appliances to TVs. But, more recently, the state of Panasonic isn’t nearly as healthy or strong. In fact, Panasonic has been on a decline for the past 30 years during which time the company has laid off over 150,000 employees. But what’s even more concerning is that based on their balance sheet and financial statements, MacroAxis has given Panasonic a bankruptcy probability of over 100%. This massive fall from grace may seem surprising at first glance but when you take a look at how Panasonic has strayed away from their roots, it all starts to make sense. The 3 principles that allowed Panasonic to dominate the world were their willingness to always keep experimenting, pairing great products with even better marketing, and leveraging downturns to the max. However, the modern Panasonic doesn’t do any of this resulting in their current bleak state. This video explains the story of Panasonic and its visionary founder Konosuke Matsushita and what happened to Panasonic. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Dire State 2:22 - Always Keep Experimenting 7:22 - Great Products Don’t Sell Themselves 10:44 - Downturns Are A Blessing 13:46 - The Brutal Fall Thumbnail Credit: Reuters - Toru Hanai https://bit.ly/3Ff4Cfz Resources: https://pastebin.com/NnmCSeiG Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Here’s How Powerful Microsoft Really Is

VG-UlaLrZOs | 06 Oct 2023

Here’s How Powerful Microsoft Really Is

Have you ever wondered where all of the world’s code is stored? Maybe in some high-security secret database that no one has access to? Well, the world’s code is actually stored on a platform called GitHub which is owned by Microsoft. GitHub is actually a relatively new product having been founded only in 2008. But from day one, Git was off to a strong start given that it was created and supported by the founder of Linux, Linus Torvalds. So, it was only a matter of time until Git became prevalent within the open-source community. Google and Microsoft would jump onto this trend as well and put many of their own open-source projects on Git and more specifically GitHub. Support from such massive companies and communities instantly made GitHub a household name amongst software engineers, and before you knew it, every company you could think of would move over to GitHub. In fact, 90% of the Fortune 100 uses GitHub to store some portion of their code base today. This video explains the rise and legacy of GitHub and how Microsoft came to control the world’s codebase. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - World’s Code 2:12 - Git 6:28 - GitHub 10:18 - Microsoft Takes Control Resources: https://pastebin.com/Jh0nSqrD Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Here’s How Powerful IBM Really Is

Miy9PJlMNN8 | 04 Oct 2023

Here’s How Powerful IBM Really Is

Do you remember IBM? Most of us have completely forgotten about IBM as they’ve more or less disappeared into the background after getting destroyed in the personal computer market. As such, you would assume that IBM is standing on their last legs just trying to make things work but they’re actually making quite an unexpected comeback with their acquisition of RedHat. RedHat probably also sounds like a completely foreign company that’s irrelevant, but they actually play a critical role in server infrastructure. You see, all of the world’s servers don’t run Windows or MacOS, they actually run a version of Linux mostly from a company called RedHat. This might be confusing because Linux is free and open source which is true, but where RedHat comes into play is their first-class support to minimize downtime and maximize the efficiency of massive server rooms. This has made Red Hat a major background giant for years until IBM bought the entire company for $34 billion in 2019. This video explains how RedHat managed to dominate the entire server world and the future of RedHat under IBM’s leadership. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - RedHat 2:17 - Humble Beginnings 6:28 - A Harsh Reality Check 10:04 - Resurrected Dominance Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3rtFHlv Resources: https://pastebin.com/n9nZu5dx Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/disclosures

Why Amazon Is Happy They're Getting Sued

Q2roPM_ijOM | 02 Oct 2023

Why Amazon Is Happy They're Getting Sued

By now, you’ve probably heard about the FTC lawsuit against Amazon. This lawsuit could not only break up Amazon but it could set the precedent as to how big tech monopolies will be treated moving forward. But, despite the stakes at play, Amazon likely isn’t all too worried about this lawsuit for a few reasons. First of all, Amazon doesn’t even need to prove that they’re not a monopoly. Even a small legal technicality could be enough to throw out the entire case as it was for Microsoft with their own anti-trust lawsuit in the early 2000s. But, even if Amazon does somehow get broken up, it’s not all that bad. In fact, history has shown that monopolies actually just tend to get stronger and reunite after breaks as was the case with Standard Oil and AT&T. Not to mention, Amazon is gonna come into this lawsuit with an extremely powerful and skilled set of lawyers. This video explains why Amazon doesn’t need to worry about the FTC lawsuit and why it could actually play out in their favor. Earn Interest From The Government & Top Corporations: (iOS App for US Residents) https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-page Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Getting Sued 2:10 - Microsoft Got Away 6:46 - Break Ups Don’t Matter 11:10 - Amazon’s Advantage Thumbnail Credit: Saul Leob - Getty Images https://bit.ly/46a3kyv Resources: https://pastebin.com/PpGsuRJ7 Disclaimer: This video is not a solicitation or personal financial advice. All investing involves risk. Please do your own research. https://www.silomarkets.us/waiting-list-pagedisclosures

How This Wallpaper Conquered The World

kC73AzC9kY0 | 29 Sep 2023

How This Wallpaper Conquered The World

Windows XP is by far the most recognizable operating system of all time. It’s a symbol of the early 2000s and people all over the world know the classic wallpaper. But, how did Windows XP specifically get so popular? It wasn’t the first Windows or the last Windows or arguably even the best Windows. Well, Windows XP was the first Windows to sport a colorful UI with a stable and reliable user experience. But, a lot of Windows XP’s success actually has to do with the environment as opposed to anything specific about the software. You see, Windows XP was when the average person first got a computer so naturally everyone knows about it. But, it wasn’t just the popularity of Windows XP that put it in the hall of fame. The unpopularity of all of the operating systems that followed also very much played a role. Not to mention, the rise of smartphones which left many never upgrading from Windows XP. This video explains the history of Windows XP and how it became the most recognizable operating system of all time. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Windows XP 2:21 - An Uphill Battle 6:47 - The XP Advantage 10:20 - The Bigger Picture Resources: https://pastebin.com/mBT1vcet

How Jeff Lawson Made $72 Billion Sending 6 Digit Codes

-89PQve-ptY | 27 Sep 2023

How Jeff Lawson Made $72 Billion Sending 6 Digit Codes

In the modern era, one-time passcodes or OTPs are something that we’re all too familiar with. Their the pesky 6-digit codes that we have to enter every time we log in or do some sort of sensitive task. But, while these codes are indeed annoying, they very much do protect our account and data security across our various online activities. And it turns out that offering these protections is a lot more valuable than you might think. A company called Twilio specializes in communications API mainly centered around sending OTPs, email verifications, shipping updates, and things of this nature. It wouldn’t be surprising to see such a company boast a valuation in the billions or even up to $10 billion but Twilio was actually boasting a peak valuation of over $70 billion. They have fallen quite a bit since that peak but they’re still worth over $12 billion. This video explains the story of Twilio and how they managed to make over $70 billion by sending OTP codes. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Twilio 2:13 - An Underserved Market 5:41 - Growing Pains 9:04 - A Breaking Point Thumbnail Credit: Flickr/Twilio https://bit.ly/466j2dM Resources: https://pastebin.com/i2ce4gKG

How Is Nokia Even Still Alive?

PL83PinTIkI | 25 Sep 2023

How Is Nokia Even Still Alive?

Once upon a time, Nokia was not only the largest cell phone manufacturer in the world, but they were one of the world’s largest companies with a peak market cap of nearly $300 billion. But, ever since smartphones came out, it has only been downhill for Nokia. Nokia went from selling hundreds of millions of phones to tens of millions of phones to selling off their entire phone business to Microsoft. Unfortunately, Microsoft would completely drop the ball on this acquisition and not only destroy the brand but basically shut it down after writing off the entire acquisition price. But despite this dire state, a couple of Nokia executives bought the brand rights for Nokia from Microsoft and tried resurrecting the brand in early 2017 with their first Android smartphone. Since then, Nokia has been able to build a decent name for itself shipping almost 3 million smartphones per quarter. This is only a fraction of their old numbers but far better than 0 smartphones per year. This video explains the fall of Nokia and how the company is trying to make a comeback. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Nokia 2:13 - The Fall Begins 5:36 - Microsoft Drops The Ball 9:17 - Nokia Resurrects Thumbnail Credit: Gnana Sai Reddy Vigneshwaran https://youtu.be/ctk4uLtM5tc Resources: https://pastebin.com/TB7jz4u2

This Video Should Get Exactly 997,518 Views (Theoretically)

KTXftWQVPvw | 22 Sep 2023

This Video Should Get Exactly 997,518 Views (Theoretically)

AI thinks that this video should get exactly 997,518 views based on viewer tendencies and prior video performance on this channel. This prediction is from an AI creator tool called CreatorML which is extraordinarily helpful for choosing between a large assortment of titles and thumbnails. But, while CreatorML is a helpful tool for creators, the implications of prediction AI stretch far beyond the realm of just getting YouTube views. One of the biggest applications of prediction AI is gauging how customers feel about a brand, a product, or an ad. This sort of prediction AI would be revolutionary when it comes to how companies shape their marketing efforts and how effective ad campaigns are. This is precisely what a startup named chriper.ai is trying to accomplish. They’ve essentially created an AI-based Twitterverse where companies can ask questions about anything without any sort of repercussions. This video explains the insane potential of prediction AI and why prediction AI may become as commonplace as Google faster than you think. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Predictive AI 3:21 - Scarily Accurate 7:37 - Scarily Useful 11:47 - Scarily Impactful? Resources: https://pastebin.com/HgiWK1VL

Why Patients Are Suing BetterHelp (3 Class Actions)

kx07d2FpZT4 | 20 Sep 2023

Why Patients Are Suing BetterHelp (3 Class Actions)

BetterHelp is by far the most well-known online mental therapy platform in the world and a lot of that is thanks to their stellar marketing campaign on YouTube. But, when it comes to BetterHelp, there’s a lot more than mental therapy that’s going on behind the scenes. Just earlier this year, BetterHelp was confronted by the FTC for selling user data to Facebook, Snapchat, and Pinterest. This is not unusual for consumer platforms but the sensitive nature of BetterHelp’s services makes this rather concerning. In fact, the FTC complaint even alleges that BetterHelp has shared data from health questionnaires with Meta. The worst part though is that BetterHelp didn’t even deny the allegations. Rather, they simply maintained their innocence while dismissing the allegations as just standard industry practice. The unfortunate part is that they were lying about this because almost every online therapy platform does the exact same thing. This video explains the dark side of BetterHelp and why in-person therapy may be a better option than online therapy. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - BetterHelp 2:10 - Selling Out 5:35 - Mental Health Reform 9:17 - The Problem With Online Therapy Resources: https://pastebin.com/Px3J3Ghy

The Secret OS That Really Runs The World

5Ll0G5yKJK0 | 18 Sep 2023

The Secret OS That Really Runs The World

Windows and Android are universally known as two of the most popular operating systems in existence but what if I told you that there was an operating system that was even more popular? That operating system is Linux. This might sound confusing at first glance given that Linux is usually seen as the background OS only used by nerds but there are actually a lot more applications for Linux. In fact, Android itself is based on Linux and 96.3% of the world’s top 1 million web servers all run Linux. So, Linux is actually a monopoly like we’ve never seen before. The good news though is that Linux is open source and not really profit-driven though there is money to be made. The main question though is whether all of this is actually safe. This video explains the rise of Linux and how Linux became the secret operating system that runs the entire world. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Linux 1:56 - The Birth Of Linux 5:30 - The Commercialization Of Linux 8:55 - The Legacy Of Linux Resources: https://pastebin.com/TjtZhSx7

How Microsoft Got Blackmailed Into Buying Nokia

sol42341LaM | 15 Sep 2023

How Microsoft Got Blackmailed Into Buying Nokia

Did you know that Microsoft used to own Nokia? In fact, they paid a whopping $7.2 billion for Nokia and just a couple of years later, they would end up writing off the entire purchase amount plus more as a loss. As such, Nokia is no doubt one of Microsoft’s worst acquisitions of all time. It’s easy to see that Nokia was a bad acquisition in retrospect but what if I told you that it was clear in real time as well but Microsoft went ahead with the acquisition anyway. Why you ask? Well, Nokia basically blackmailed Microsoft into buying them. You see, in the early 2010s, Nokia became the top Windows Phone maker. In fact, at the peak, they controlled 90% of the Windows Phone market. So, all they had to do to force Microsoft’s hand was threaten to move over to Android which is exactly what they did. Microsoft was hopeful that they would be able to make strides with control of the hardware side of Windows Phone but this ended up being a huge miscalculation. This video explains the story of Microsoft acquiring Nokia and the brutal consequences of this acquisition. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - An Utter Fail 1:48 - A Desperate Plunge 5:44 - A Hail Mary 9:03 - Blackmailed Resources: https://pastebin.com/cLJ2k7bW Thumbnail Credit: Don Emmert https://bit.ly/45PpgP5

Is Tech Permanently Redefining The Middle Class?

JL1tRPFMdHk | 13 Sep 2023

Is Tech Permanently Redefining The Middle Class?

I’m sure you’re all aware of the shrinking middle class. Living expenses are skyrocketing while wages are stagnating at best. To make things worse, we’re facing recession fears, high interest rates, and till recently, high inflation. People often blame capitalism and politics for this mess and they definitely play a role but a factor that people rarely consider is tech. In fact, I would argue that tech is one of the main culprits behind the shrinking middle class. You see, tech has created a new level of wealth whether it be the billionaires who are running these companies or the software engineers and lawyers working at them. The amount of money that can be earned within tech is far higher than any traditional middle-class job whether that be a teacher, police officer, or nurse. And with tech becoming ubiquitous in modern society, so have tech people who earn multiple times more than any traditional profession. This has led to the creation of a new upper class that is rapidly displacing the once-middle class. This video explains the role of tech in the shrinking middle class and how the modern economy works for tech. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Middle Class 1:51 - The Speculative Era 5:19 - The Opportunity Era 8:50 - Left Behind 12:12 - The Consequences Resources: https://pastebin.com/VASayNWa Thumbnail Credit: Justin Sullivan https://bit.ly/45L969u

Google Is Bleeding Users (& Is Desperately Pivoting)

UVcb_F95hMw | 11 Sep 2023

Google Is Bleeding Users (& Is Desperately Pivoting)

Have you noticed that Google hasn’t put out a stellar product in quite some time? Back in the 2000s, Google was launching homerun after homerun with Gmail, Android, YouTube, Chrome, Maps, and so on. But ever since the 2010s, Google’s stellar record hasn’t been so stellar. One of the main reasons for this is shifting public sentiment. Many users view Google as just another big tech monopoly with too much power, control, and influence. As such, many are reluctant to support new Google products especially when more “noble” alternatives are on the market. Google has been trying to break this trend for quite some time now but to not had much success. So, more recently, they have started focusing on a different side of their business: the enterprise side. Google has always had an enterprise side of their business but it was never comparable to their consumer business. However, with the help of Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud is becoming a stronger enterprise player than ever before. This video explains Google’s struggles in transitioning from being a consumer company to becoming an enterprise giant. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Google 2:39 - Early Struggles 6:25 - A Breaking Point 10:43 - A Google Miracle 13:59 - A Remarkable Turnaround Resources: https://pastebin.com/R560CyJk

What’s Happening To Android?

NGTVxYfdHO8 | 08 Sep 2023

What’s Happening To Android?

Android vs. iOS is one of the most contentious battles within the tech world or at least it was. More recently, it seems that iOS has been destroying Android not just within the US but internationally. Within the US, iOS has captured the majority of users. Internationally, Android still has the majority but over the past several years, Android’s market share has fallen 8% which given the size of the smartphone market means a loss in hundreds of millions of users. This trend is especially evident amongst younger generations who by far prefer iOS. There are ways to explain this trend using logic such as Androids becoming more expensive, Androids losing their customizability, and Android losing its performance edge. But, the larger trend at play here is users’ shifting needs and desires regarding their smartphones. Given that smartphones have become an essential part of daily life, many more people value the small things that iOS offers. This video explains why people are switching from Android to iOS and what this means for the future of smartphones. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Dead Rivalry 2:22 - The Case For Android 6:30 - The Case For iPhone 11:23 - What Really Happened Resources: https://pastebin.com/JLQkxmtX

Millennials Are WAY Richer Than You Think

KddkqDjkQXg | 05 Sep 2023

Millennials Are WAY Richer Than You Think

We’ve all heard the idea that millennials are by far the worst off generation we’ve seen. They have tons of student debt, loads of credit card debt, and can’t afford anything. And while this is somewhat accurate, it only tells half the story. Some millennials are indeed poorer than any generation before them but other millennials are actually wealthier than any generation before them. You see, what we’re actually seeing with the millennial generation is a wealth divide that’s larger than ever. The top 25% of millennials are doing better than ever while the bottom 25% are doing worse than ever. And as for the middle class, the middle class is rapidly being hollowed out as people either join the upper class or the lower class. There are a lot of explanations for this from high inflation and bad policies to capitalism and greed but one overarching factor that people never seem to mention is the presence and influence of tech. Millennials who are involved in tech are doing better than ever while millennials are aren’t involved in tech aren’t. This video explains the side of millennials that the mainstream media never talks about and shows how millennials are actually way richer than you might think. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Millennial Wealth 3:10 - Imposter Syndrome 7:01 - Wealth Divide 11:25 - Tech Wealth Resources: https://pastebin.com/yf36eFU5

Arrogant Big Tech Is Realizing Money Can't Buy Success

r063GU1Ltiw | 01 Sep 2023

Arrogant Big Tech Is Realizing Money Can't Buy Success

FAANG should probably give up on trying to win AI. This might sound like a controversial statement at first glance but when you take a look at the facts, it makes a lot of sense. You see, past performance has been clouding the judgment of these big tech giants. Since they were able to make it big in search social media or email, they think that they can also make it big in AI as long as they spend enough money. But, the reality is that most of these big tech companies haven’t launched a successful hero product in over a decade and the reason is obvious. It’s simply extraordinarily difficult to replicate the success of something like YouTube, Facebook, or WhatsApp. Not to mention, people aren’t exactly fond of these companies or their shady behavior when it comes to privacy and monopolization. This isn’t to say that big tech should leave the AI scene completely though. A smarter choice, however, would be to play a background support role and become a backbone of the industry instead of trying to create the next big thing. This video explains why FAANG is losing in the AI race and how they may be able to turn things around by slightly shifting their focus. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - FOMO 1:15 - Past Performance 5:13 - Baggage 9:19 - Diversification vs Concentration Resources: https://pastebin.com/eYp7W1Np

Is ChatGPT Secretly Being Nerfed? (There's Proof)

BjBo0lzRcJc | 29 Aug 2023

Is ChatGPT Secretly Being Nerfed? (There's Proof)

ChatGPT took the world by storm when it launched last year. It was seen as the next Google as people flocked over to Edge, Bing, and ChatGPT but more recently, concerns have begun to arise regarding whether ChatGPT is being nerfed on purpose. This might sound like a far-out conspiracy theory but there’s actually a surprising amount of truth to it. In fact, some researchers from Stanford and UC Berkeley have been studying the accuracy of ChatGPT over time and they’ve found some concerning declines in accuracy. In certain areas, ChatGPT’s accuracy fell by as much as 96% from 98% to just 2%. Some people have speculated that OpenAI is nerfing ChatGPT on purpose in order to force people to pay for the premium version. This might be part of the story but there’s more to it than just that. One of OpenAI’s biggest concerns with ChatGPT is limiting its use for nefarious purposes. It’s very possible that trying to nerf ChatGPT’s response to nefarious questions has affected its overall effectiveness. This video takes a look at the objective decline of ChatGPT and tries to identify some potential reasons for the decline. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - An Objective Decline 2:35 - The Nerfing Argument 6:00 - The Woke Argument 9:22 - Our Fault? Resources: https://pastebin.com/3whh2WuD

AI Replacing Our Jobs Is Overrated

zu3oklVMOo4 | 25 Aug 2023

AI Replacing Our Jobs Is Overrated

Ever since ChatGPT came out, there has been this general idea that AI is going to replace all jobs and that everyone is going to end up as homeless losers relying on the government for universal basic income. But this is far from the truth as while AI is indeed revolutionary, we have come past several such revolutions such as agriculture, electricity, technology, smartphones, the internet, and so on. In fact, the majority of the workforce is currently working in jobs that did not even exist a single lifetime ago. So, it’s foolish to think that future job prospects can be predicted based on how AI will affect current jobs. Moreover, it usually takes a lot longer than people think for machines to replace humans as we saw with the push to automate factories. But, even if all of our current jobs are replaced, new jobs will simply replace them. The only way that it plays out any differently is if humans become satisfied and stop trying to make further progress which simply isn’t in our nature. This video explains why the idea of AI replacing jobs is extremely overrated. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - AI Taking Over 2:31 - Human Resilience 6:14 - This Time Is Not Different 9:16 - The Automation That Never Happened 13:41 - The Job Deficit Debunked Resources: https://pastebin.com/jt73R3dG

What Happened To YouTube?

mv0eMCppLA4 | 22 Aug 2023

What Happened To YouTube?

ChatGPT has taken the world by storm and it’s no different with YouTube as we’ve seen a massive influx of AI-generated content. Unfortunately, much of this content isn’t that great and is very much comparable to the content put out by content farms. From the days of top 10 videos to Bright Side, we’ve seen several content farm empires rise and fall and it seems like AI content farm is the latest addition to this list. The main reason for this doesn’t even seem to be an opportunity but rather YouTube gurus brainwashing aspiring creators into buying their courses and starting automated channels. While it is possible to make money from an automated YouTube channel, it’s not much different from starting a dropshipping business or trying to trade stocks. The probability of success is simply extraordinarily low for most creators. Moreover, viewers come to YouTube for relatability and authenticity which AI content unquestionably lacks. So, it’s just a matter of time until completely AI content gets left behind by creative AI content from passionate creators. This video explains the history of content farms and the current state of AI YouTube. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - AI Farms 3:47 - Top 10 Videos 8:22 - Animated Videos 12:55 - AI Videos Resources: https://pastebin.com/hQBkqtPn

The Internet Legend That's Classified As A Terrorist

pouyHhz5qtU | 11 Aug 2023

The Internet Legend That's Classified As A Terrorist

We’ve all heard about internet legends who have done everything from exposing corruption to creating the most memorable websites of all time. One of these internet legends is Kim Dotcom, the founder of MegaUpload and later Mega.nz. While these sites are often cherished by its users for some rather nefarious purposes, governments and specifically copyright holders aren’t exactly enthused about these websites. In fact, they have not only tried to take down these websites, but they even raided Kim Dotcom’s house across international borders just to send a message. Kim, however, has refused to give in to these threats as he actually has the resources to fight this uphill battle with a net worth of $200 million. In fact, he’s been fighting this battle for the past 11 years and it appears that they have come to a stalemate as Kim has yet to be extradited to the US but he has also not been exonerated. This video tells the insane story of Kim Dotcom and MegaUpload: the internet legend that’s classified as you know what. **DISCLAIMER** This video does not encourage nor condone piracy or violation of copyright rules and regulations. ** Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Police Raid 2:32 - The Nerd Hacker 5:46 - The Rich Hacker 9:20 - The Criminal Hacker 12:20 - Mega.nz 15:40 - Kim’s Legacy Resources: https://pastebin.com/SK7miBpA

Why Don't Millionaires Feel Like "Millionaires" Anymore?

oToyZgw6E6s | 07 Aug 2023

Why Don't Millionaires Feel Like "Millionaires" Anymore?

Recently, millionaires just have not felt like millionaires. Many have net worths of $1, 2, or 3 million but they would classify themselves as falling squarely into the middle class. It’s easy to describe these individuals as spoiled brats who don’t realize how good they have it but there is some truth to what they’re feeling especially in cities like San Francisco and New York City. Originally, when the term millionaire was coined, the people that the term referred to was the richest people in the world like Rockefeller, Carnegie, and JP Morgan. But today, there are many non-executive roles that pay a million dollars every single year most thanks to tech companies who have minted millions of millionaires. In fact, in San Francisco, a financially comfortable net worth is $1.7 million. To be considered wealthy, a net worth of $4.7 million is required so the value of being a millionaire has definitely fallen off a cliff. This video explains the history of millionaires and why millionaires don’t feel like millionaires anymore. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - “Millionaires” 2:04 - The Birth Of Millionaires 5:10 - The Golden Period 8:26 - Tech Millionaires Resources: https://pastebin.com/r6cSx9GC

Audible. Please Stop.

x3OqdOrbaSs | 04 Aug 2023

Audible. Please Stop.

Audible is seemingly one of the most uncontroversial companies on the planet. They just host a library of audiobooks allowing millions of people to learn and grow and thousands of writers to make a strong living. But, the reality of Audible is not quite the same. You see, Audible has built up an insane monopoly over the audiobook market. Usually, such monopolies would make anti-user decisions but Audible doesn’t do that. In fact, they treat their users extremely well because that’s where they get all of their power. Instead, they choose to screw over the thousands of writers that make the entire platform possible by forcing extremely unfavorable revenue-sharing deals. For larger authors, this isn’t too big of a deal as they not only have more leverage to negotiate but reaching a bigger audience is much more important to them than maximizing the revenue-sharing percentage. The same, however, can not be said for indie authors who are just trying to make ends meet by selling a few hundred or a few thousand copies. This video explains the dark side of Audible and a noble writer who has chosen to start a strike against the giant. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Author’s Strike 2:07 - An Audible Protest 5:29 - Unbreakable Monopoly 8:55 - Exploring Alternatives Resources: https://pastebin.com/96RnAQxM

TikTok's Brilliant Plan To Avoid Getting Banned

_jR13InBuGw | 02 Aug 2023

TikTok's Brilliant Plan To Avoid Getting Banned

By now, you’ve probably heard about all of the developments against TikTok and the United States getting closer and closer to banning TikTok altogether. But, TikTok of course has a pretty sneaky plan up their sleeves to avoid this fate. In fact, they’ve been building up leverage against the US for 3 years at this point and the case for TikTok is just getting stronger by the day. For starters, the existence of TikTok is much more beneficial for the US than China. The reason is that TikTok is banned in China, not to mention, most of Bytedance’s revenue comes from China. TikTok is actually losing Bytedance money, so Bytedance is subsidizing the cost of running the platform mostly to the benefit of America. Aside from this, TikTok has been scoring some strategic deals with American companies like Oracle, Google, and Microsoft who would all be able to vouch in TikTok’s favor. But, most importantly, TikTok has been hiring an insane number of Americans at salaries that are even larger than FAANG. This way, they can make an argument that they’re supporting tens of thousands of super high-paying jobs. This video explains the case for TikTok and Bytedance’s sneaky plan to keep TikTok around. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - TikTok Ban 2:05 - Phase 1 - Strike The Tent 5:54 - Phase 2 - Win Influence 8:29 - Phase 3 - Sell Outs Resources: https://pastebin.com/VrrLjFgW

The 40-Hour Week Is About To Change Forever

BzOmgp1_uwg | 31 Jul 2023

The 40-Hour Week Is About To Change Forever

Remote work has led to a lot of people working a lot less at least in terms of hours. In terms of productivity, however, it seems like the modern economy is actually more productive than ever before. This might seem counterintuitive but there’s a good explanation for this. For one, when people work from home, they’re not held accountable for a certain number of hours but instead for a certain result. So, employees become more result-oriented leading to more efficient progress. Moreover, at home, employees actually have the time to take time off as soon as they finish their work. In-person, they have to stay at work regardless of when they finish their work for the day. Looking back at history though, this is nothing new. Back in the early 1900s, Henry Ford cut working hours from 120 to just 40 which not only led to an insane rise in productivity but it led to more people being able to afford and spend time on cars. The same argument could be made for tech companies. If they set a new standard in terms of working hours, they could bring down regular hours across the globe leading to more time being spent on their platforms. This video explains the fascinating reasons why working less would actually leave tech companies better off. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - People Work Less 1:57 - The Logical Argument 4:59 - The Historical Argument 8:13 - The Cynical Argument Resources: https://pastebin.com/2xWmcQhp

Why Does Everyone Suddenly Want To Pay?

jneVrkgbG4o | 28 Jul 2023

Why Does Everyone Suddenly Want To Pay?

Have you noticed that people are slowly moving away from free apps and services? Over the past 20 years, these were by far the most successful products out there from Instagram and WhatsApp to Google and YouTube, and it’s not surprising why. Given that these services offered a tremendous amount of value while being free to the end user meant that billions of people could give the service a try and eventually get addicted. But more recently, people have tended to shift towards paid services. For example, the number of people paying for YouTube premium is tens of millions. ProtonMail has also managed to garner tens of millions of users despite being paid for higher tiers. One of the main reasons for this is that people have realized that there is no such thing as a free service. If they’re not paying with cash, they’re paying with time and attention which is usually far more expensive. So, people have shifted towards buying back their time and attention using cash. This video explains the shift away from free services and why paying cash for services is far superior. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Freemium 2:30 - Never Worth It 5:43 - Societal Shift 8:46 - Uncertain Future Resources: https://pastebin.com/1VNNAze8

Elon Musk Already Regrets Buying Twitter (& Is Suing)

ANaRkyWs4GM | 26 Jul 2023

Elon Musk Already Regrets Buying Twitter (& Is Suing)

Elon Musk already regrets buying Twitter and it’s no wonder why. According to himself, Twitter’s valuation has over halved and public distaste for the platform is larger than ever. For most of you, this probably isn’t surprising but what may be surprising is that Elon is trying to sue the law firm that forced him to close the deal for Twitter. More specifically, Elon wants a refund on much of the $90 million that the law firm paid in order to help complete the acquisition. From Elon’s perspective, this $90 million is a ludicrous fee and he’s definitely right given that many of the invoices from the law firm didn’t even have correct billing hours and that much of the $90 million was a success fee that was never even initially agreed upon. Twitter’s own executive team was stunned by the bill before they handed over the company to Elon but they decided to pay it anyway likely to spite Elon. But, just because the $90 million may have been a ridiculous fee doesn’t mean that Elon will actually get a refund. This video explains Elon Musk’s lawsuit against Twitter’s former lawyer and his pursuit to get a $90 million refund. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Regret 1:55 - The Case For Elon 5:38 - The Case Against Elon 9:08 - The Fate Of Twitter Resources: https://pastebin.com/GMZSPfzz

Why Google Bard Is Flopping (Even Though It's Better)

E_dzHVA2jbw | 24 Jul 2023

Why Google Bard Is Flopping (Even Though It's Better)

Google Bard doesn’t stand a chance against ChatGPT even if it’s better. This isn’t because Bard is fundamentally worse or some sort of logical factor but actually because of brand optics and perception. You see, people’s views of Google, Facebook, and other big tech companies have fallen off a cliff over the past several years. From the days that people were rooting for these scrappy startups to succeed, people are now rooting for these tech monopolies to fall. Technically, Microsoft is very much involved with ChatGPT but people don’t seem to share the same resentment for Microsoft as they do the other big tech companies. The same thing could not be said 20 years ago though when Microsoft was one of the most controversial companies on the planet as they faced the potential of being split into 2 companies. The only way that Microsoft was able to work through this perception was to take a step back from consumer products, focus on the enterprise side, and give time for people to find a new villain. This video explains the shift in public perception regarding Google and why this will heavily stifle the potential of Google Bard. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Bard Sucks 2:30 - Google’s Secret Sauce 5:39 - Google’s Lost Mojo 8:43 - Self Sabotage Resources: https://pastebin.com/f8u28Mjg

Apple's Brilliant Plan To Rip Off Companies Instead

R73JtAqRLz8 | 21 Jul 2023

Apple's Brilliant Plan To Rip Off Companies Instead

It’s no secret that iPhone sales have been stagnating for quite some time now and it’s not surprising why. The differences between each generation are becoming smaller and smaller and smartphones reach their peak form. At first, Apple was trying to fight against this issue by increasing the prices of their phones but more recently they’ve switched to a completely different strategy. Instead of trying to monetize the purchase of the phone and maximize profit margins, Apple has shifted its focus to trying to monetize the use of the phone. While iPhone sales have been on a decline, iPhone’s market share has actually been on an incline as more and more Android users have been switching to iPhone. As such, Apple has of course been focusing on selling accessories, locking people into the Apple ecosystem, and selling services. But, likely their smartest mode of monetization is backend monetization. By heavily limiting access to iPhone users to external companies, Apple has essentially forced other companies to go through Apple if they wanna reach iPhone users whether that’s Google for search or Facebook for ads. This video explains Apple’s brilliant monetization strategy and how they plan to outlive the stagnation of the iPhone. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - $20 Billion 2:20 - iPhone Dependency 5:43 - Monetize Monetize Monetize 9:07 - The Walled Garden Resources: https://pastebin.com/CyJGXd0b

Why Do Software Engineers Work So Little?

n1uHff66QpA | 19 Jul 2023

Why Do Software Engineers Work So Little?

Have you ever noticed how little FAANG engineers work? Some of them have even admitted to working as little as 4 hours per week on a regular basis. But despite their lack luster input, they’re often paid $200,000 to $300,000 if not more. In fact, such employees are so common amongst tech that there’s actually a name for them: rest and vesters. But, why do managers and especially profit-hungry companies allow for such companies amongst their workforce? Well, for starters, both the engineer and the tech company have really friendly economics with high-profit margins and boatloads of revenue. So, they would rather focus on growing the company than trying to increase efficiency. Moreover, much of a software engineer’s job is based on results as opposed to work input, and many engineers are simply able to fulfill their duties with far fewer hours. But, most importantly, companies would rather just hire smart people and pay them not ensure that they don’t go to another company. This video explains the top reasons why FAANG engineers are able to get away with such few working hours. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Rest & Vesters 2:17 - Friendly Economics 5:17 - No Need 8:01 - Part Of The Plan Resources: https://pastebin.com/BmAcHzmU

Inside Saudi Arabia’s $200M Twitter Room

w--YuhrSjHY | 17 Jul 2023

Inside Saudi Arabia’s $200M Twitter Room

Traditionally, Saudi Arabia is known as one of the most secretive kingdoms in the world. For decades, outsiders weren’t allowed in the country unless they were coming in for work. But, as Mohammed Bin Salman came to power in the mid-2010s, all of this would change. Not only would MBS westernize the country but he would open it up for tourism, give people more freedoms, and make tech more accessible. But, as tech and especially social media become more accessible, the Middle East in general saw a massive rise in protests and rebellions. In fact, several massive dictatorships were completely overthrown during a series of uprisings called the Arab Spring. Saudi Arabia was able to avoid this fate by flexing their military but they knew they needed a longer-term solution to prevent this from happening again. As such, they would build a massive propaganda room with hundreds of people whose full-time job was to just promote Saudi Arabia across various social media platforms. This video explains the intricacies of Saudi Arabia’s propaganda machine and the brave people who are fighting against it. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - A Twitter Army 2:16 - A Private Kingdom 5:41 - A Cautionary Tale 9:03 - A Propaganda Machine Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/46PY0RA Resources: https://pastebin.com/nyHern6F

YouTubers Sold Out. Again.

v1cjvJttuRk | 14 Jul 2023

YouTubers Sold Out. Again.

YouTube sponsorships have gone too far. YouTubers have gone from pitching questionable products and products with terrible value to pitching full-on scams. Likely the best example of this is the finance niche where influencers have pitched multiple bankrupt crypto brokerages, NFTs, and crap coins but it wasn’t always like this. 10 years ago, sponsorships were focused on actually providing viewers with value but now it’s just a shameless money grab and it’s no wonder why. The amount of money that these sponsors offer is just downright ridiculous so more and more YouTubers have sold out. There are a select few YouTubers with good sponsorship integrations though. The key to a good sponsorship integration is for the average viewer to get value from the sponsorship even if they don’t watch the sponsored portion. How is this possible? Well, the sponsorships should directly improve the production quality of the video and make it a better experience overall. This video explains the difference between good sponsorships and bad sponsorships and how the YouTube sponsorship space got so bad. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The YouTube Sponsorship Crisis 2:47 - Good Sponsorships 5:40 - Bad Sponsorships 9:00 - Ugly Sponsorships 11:23 - A Breaking Point Resources: https://pastebin.com/zhY1V8gA

wE aRe iN a rEcEssIOn

XHmVVNlwNks | 12 Jul 2023

wE aRe iN a rEcEssIOn

By now, most people have assumed that we’re definitely going into a recession. And with all the fear-mongering on the media, the big tech layoffs, and high inflation it’s no wonder why people have bought into this idea. But, the reality is that we may not even have a recession. In fact, many of the big tech companies are doing better than ever. All of them have recovered substantially and some of them are even setting new all-time highs like Apple and Nvidia. Moreover, the S&P 500 is only down about 7% and inflation has cooled down to 4%. Layoffs have also slowed down and payroll growth is actually picking up momentum, so the likelihood of a soft landing is becoming more likely every day. This video explores the topic of whether we are actually in a recession/heading into one or if much of the recession fear is just media hype and an excuse for big tech to do layoffs. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of The Market 2:19 - Recession Debunked 5:36 - Interest Rate Hikes Debunked 9:01 - Layoffs Debunked Resources: https://pastebin.com/m7GrG8Lf

ChatGPT's Financial Crisis

LASyht4myO4 | 10 Jul 2023

ChatGPT's Financial Crisis

Over the past several months, ChatGPT has taken the world by storm growing to a hundred million users within a matter of weeks, and considering the implications, it’s no wonder why. ChatGPT essentially puts the power of generative AI in the hands of everyday people for free. But, while ChatGPT is no doubt a revolutionary invention, its finances are a lot more questionable. The bottom line is that creating, running, and scaling AI is just extremely expensive. We’ve become accustomed to startups needing hundreds of millions or even billions to get going but OpenAI will need much more like hundreds of billions. The reasoning is not rocket science. AI engineers often cost over a million dollars each not to mention all of the supercomputers and infrastructure needed to run an operation like ChatGPT. Now of course, if OpenAI is able to make it through the funding crunch and make it to the other side, they could make trillions but the path there is by no means easy. This video explains the complicated financial situation of OpenAI and explores if ChatGPT can actually afford to survive. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Cost Of ChatGPT 2:27 - Theoretical Revenue 5:19 - Very Real Costs 8:27 - Absolutely Unviable Thumbnail Credit: Seongjoon Cho - Bloomberg https://bit.ly/3NMcOrx Resources: https://pastebin.com/yFzNzUuP

The Wikipedia Black Market

0-NQeAZvdFs | 07 Jul 2023

The Wikipedia Black Market

We’ve all been told to never trust Wikipedia articles but have you ever thought about who actually writes these articles? Well, it’s usually just a bunch of dedicated volunteers who are looking to make information more accessible but there’s a much darker side of Wikipedia as well: the black market. There are entire businesses built around the idea of writing Wikipedia articles for businesses and individuals. Theoretically, these businesses are simply supposed to help people navigate the tricky world of publishing on Wikipedia, but it’s likely that they help with much more than that. Many of these businesses aim to build a specific online persona for a given customer. Some businesses even take it to the next level and help their clients get into reputable publishers like Forbes, Business Insider, and CNBC. Of course, this is not cheap and can easily cost $15 to $20,000 but for certain businesses, that’s more than worth the cost. This video explains the black market of Wikipedia and how people are able to buy biased Wikipedia articles. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Black Market 2:27 - Publishing An Article 5:31 - Paid Articles 8:39 - Bending Reality Resources: https://pastebin.com/pPPAgwTX

How Is Skiff Email Doing So Well?

tq91QWWSmyg | 05 Jul 2023

How Is Skiff Email Doing So Well?

Ever since Gmail launched back in 2004, it has been the go-to email client for basically everyone other than companies. The easy integration with Google’s other products like YouTube, Drive, and Android made it by far the best choice. But, as the sentiment surrounding Google is starting to shift so is the user base. In fact, a new email client named Skiff has managed to grow to nearly a million users within a single year. Their main pitch is encryption without sacrificing the UI or experience but they also have several other factors going from them as well like free custom domains. Skiff isn’t the first company to try to do this though. ProtonMail launched nearly 10 years ago with a similar premise and though they are doing quite well with over 70 million users, they’re not exactly challenging Gmail. Skiff does has a lot of VC money and quite a bit of momentum so maybe that will tip the scales in their favor but only time will tell. This video explores whether Skiff’s momentum will fade away as they become a niche champion or whether they actually have a shot at becoming a true giant. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt 0:00 - Explosive Growth 2:32 - The Case For Skiff 6:23 - The Case Against Skiff 10:23 - The Future Of Skiff Resources: https://pastebin.com/cnuvknYS

Is Jeff Bezos Coming Back To Save Amazon?

AVVlSiH5c6o | 03 Jul 2023

Is Jeff Bezos Coming Back To Save Amazon?

Ever since Jeff Bezos retired from Amazon back in mid-2021, Amazon has gone into the toilet. Their stock plummeted, their retail business became unprofitable again, and they laid off tens of thousands of people. This massive downturn has sparked rumors regarding whether Jeff Bezos will return to Amazon to turn around the company. While this may seem out of the ordinary, it’s actually quite common. Some other CEOs who returned to their companies include Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Michael Dell of Dell, and most recently, Bob Iger of Disney. Not only do these leaders bring their skills and wisdom to the table but they also improve the morale of employees, leaders, and investors. And there’s no question that there’s no one better to do this than Jeff Bezos at Amazon. This video goes through the top reasons that Jeff Bezos may return and the top reasons that he won't and what either decision could mean for the future of Amazon. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Amazon 2:27 - The Case For Bezos 6:15 - The Case Against Bezos 10:21 - Hints From Bezos Resources: https://pastebin.com/PqYHscZV

The 1.2 Billion Sub YouTuber That’s Losing It All

iy2fwqfTEJQ | 30 Jun 2023

The 1.2 Billion Sub YouTuber That’s Losing It All

We all know about the biggest YouTubers on the platform like MrBeast, Airrack, Ryan Trahan, MKBHD, and MrWhoseTheBoss, but have you ever heard of a guy named Pavel Radaev? I’m gonna guess no but Pavel Radaev actually has over 1.2 billion subscribers on YouTube across his dozens of channels. Some of his most popular channels include Bright Side, 123 Go, 5 Minute Crafts, and Slick Slime Sam. All of these channels are owned by a corporation called The Soul Publishing which is led by Pavel Radaev. Despite its name, Soul Publishing is very much a soulless content farm that managed to do really well back in the late 2010s when YouTube centered around high click-through rates. But, as YouTube has shifted its focus to audience retention and satisfaction, most of Soul Publishing’s channels have started to see a massive decline. Bright Side for example has seen a decline of 70 to 75% in terms of viewership and some channels have even shut down like Actually Happened. This video explains the rise and fall of Soul Publishing and why the massive YouTuber is losing it all. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Dire State 2:21 - Shady Beginnings 5:35 - The Algorithm Shifts 8:59 - Left Behind 11:18 - No Soul Resources: https://pastebin.com/HxfjkZb0

Are Layoffs Even Worth It?

FNmQjDTRfjM | 28 Jun 2023

Are Layoffs Even Worth It?

Over the past several months, companies have laid off hundreds of thousands of tech employees all with the goal of increasing profit margins and efficiency. But, they’ve also been handing out insane amounts of severance like 26 weeks of base salary and stock comp. This often adds up to over $100,000 for each employee, not to mention for senior employees like managers and directors. Combine this with the fact that these tech companies already have insane rates of turnover and you get the following question: are layoffs really worth it? Well, financially speaking, the answer is no for most companies as the savings due to layoffs are usually marginal. Most companies could’ve just frozen hiring for 6 to 12 months and ended up in the same position without a bunch of bad PR. But then, why did companies go ahead and do layoffs anyway? Well, the primary reason is pressure from large investors to take action and increase efficiency. This video explores how much money was saved by conducting layoffs and if layoffs were actually worth it. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Severance 2:06 - Cost Savings Debunked 5:24 - Alternatives To Layoffs 8:47 - The Real Reason Resources: https://pastebin.com/y2yiD13v

Users Have Had It With Reddit...But Are Powerless

JHDrK2E62SA | 26 Jun 2023

Users Have Had It With Reddit...But Are Powerless

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the Reddit protests and blackouts but what exactly is going on with Reddit? Why are people protesting and why did the protest fail? Well, the core of the protest boils down to the pricing of developer tools that help third-party websites and apps integrate portions of Reddit into their own platforms. Till recently, accessing these developer tools was completely free but in April, Reddit announced that they would begin charging $0.24 per 1000 API requests. In the grand scheme of things, this isn’t a ridiculously high fee for API requests, but for many of the third-party platforms that relied on these tools, this is an unfeasible rate. In an effort to fight against these price hikes and prevent these other platforms from shutting down, many Reddit communities decided to go dark to spread awareness and fight back. But, despite their valiant efforts, Reddit never backed down and these various 3rd party platforms are still set to shut down at the end of June. This video takes a deep dive into the Reddit protests and why the Reddit protests failed. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Blackouts 1:29 - What’s The Big Deal 4:34 - Shots Fired 7:48 - The Battle Begins 10:55 - The Unceremonious End Resources: https://pastebin.com/AZpPZqa3

The Demise of Big Tech - Is The End Near?

RfOEW3Cgrek | 23 Jun 2023

The Demise of Big Tech - Is The End Near?

Monopolies don’t last forever. Every single monopoly that has dominated the business landscape over the past couple hundred years has eventually fallen whether that be Standard Oil, Carnegie Steel, AT&T, or GE. At one point in time, these empires seemed virtually unbreakable but with time they all crumbled. This raises the question: how much time do the biggest tech companies have left? Well, all downfalls start with the consumer base turning on the company. Companies that they once loved turn into companies that are greedy, controlling, and overpriced. At the same time, inefficiency starts to build within the company as headcounts get bloated and a disconnect appears between employees and customers. Most tech companies have already passed these two phases meaning that the only phase left is where the hero product is displaced. Jeff Bezos says that the average lifespan of a company is 35 years, so most FAANG companies may very well be on their last hoorah. This video explains the cycle of monopolies and why empires fall. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Monopolies Don’t Last 1:28 - Dying Flame 4:25 - Inefficiency Builds 7:32 - The Weak Link 10:26 - The State Of FAANG Resources: https://pastebin.com/VB1YgYjh

Schools Have Had It With Google

3FjFg_5st8w | 21 Jun 2023

Schools Have Had It With Google

Schools have been ditching Google over the past few years. This shift away is especially apparent in Google Classroom but it can also be observed within the Office, email, and Chromebook markets as well. Instead, schools are opting for offerings from Microsoft and sometimes even Apple combined with Canvas, Schoology, or Blackboard. At first, this shift away may be confusing. After all, has the cheapest and most accessible offerings. In fact, this is why they became so popular in the educational system in the first place. But, as schools have become more dependent on technology, they have been more willing to expand their budgets to purchase better tech. Nowadays, technology is no longer an addition to the physical classroom. Instead, virtual classrooms have become front and center with all assignments, quizzes, and tests taking place online. So, schools are becoming more open to the idea of investing in better software solutions and tech. This video explains the evolution of tech and schools and why schools are ditching Google. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt 0:00 - Google Education 1:58 - Microsoft Dominates 4:36 - Google Breaks In 7:31 - Google Gets Left Behind 10:12 - The State Of Google Resources: https://pastebin.com/WtAruFrH

TikTokers Are Getting A Harsh Reality Check

CE-SnJGAJRg | 19 Jun 2023

TikTokers Are Getting A Harsh Reality Check

We’ve all seen TikTokers rise to fame overnight. All of a sudden, they have millions of followers, tens of millions of likes, and hundreds of millions of views. But while they might be famous, this vitality doesn’t actually translate to much money, at least not from TikTok itself. Obviously, creators are able to do brand deals, sponsorships, and affiliate marketing which makes it worthwhile, but the income from Adsense is quite low, to say the least. Khaby Lame for example is the most followed TikToker on the planet with 159 million followers. But given that TikTok only pays $0.02 to $0.04 per 1000 views, even Khaby has only earned about $540,000 in ad revenue. Not a bad amount, but let’s not forget that he’s the most followed TikToker in the world. Where this becomes an even bigger problem is for the platform whose only source of revenue is ads. This is one of the main reasons that TikTok is still not profitable despite being one of the world’s most popular platforms. This video explains TikTok’s monetization crisis and the uncertain future of TikTok. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - TikTok Income 2:19 - Hesitant Advertisers 5:41 - Short From Hell 8:45 - Giving Up 11:30 - The State Of TikTok Resources: https://pastebin.com/8GqfrXQn

171,849 "Self Offings" - Is Eli Lilly Involved? (Allegedly)

7uCYPPU9NJw | 16 Jun 2023

171,849 "Self Offings" - Is Eli Lilly Involved? (Allegedly)

Eli Lilly is one of those background companies that you never hear about but their impact on society is extraordinarily large. Currently, they are the largest pharmaceutical company in the world with a market cap of just over $400 billion. But, the road to this impressive milestone wasn’t exactly clean. You see Eli Lilly started off with humble roots having been founded by a Civil War veteran named Eli Lilly. Eli’s goal with the company was to educate the public about scientifically based medications and dispel miracle medicine from the market. But, after his days at the helm, Eli Lilly slowly became more and more profit-hungry. One of their first monopolistic moves was taking control of the insulin market back in the 1920s. They also had a bunch of disagreements with the FDA over the next few decades regarding the safety and effectiveness of their medication. But, by far their most controversial medication is Prozac which apparently increases levels of depression and subsequently the rate of people ending it all. This video explains the dark side of Eli Lilly and why 171,849 “self-offings” are linked to Eli Lilly. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Self-Offing Rate 2:50 - Eli Lilly 5:48 - Shaky Fundamentals 8:44 - The Dark Side 12:23 - The Truth About Eli Lilly Resources: https://pastebin.com/LDDnvcNz

Goodwill? More Like Ill Will - The Ugly Truth

lgjxhhq61K0 | 14 Jun 2023

Goodwill? More Like Ill Will - The Ugly Truth

Goodwill likes to portray itself as a friendly neighborhood thrift store that’s committed to improving the community. And at first glance, it appears that this is precisely what Goodwill is accomplishing. They hire disabled people, they donate to charities, and they make use of items that would have otherwise been thrown away. But, the reality of Goodwill is a lot darker. For one, some sources suggest that not much of Goodwill’s donations actually come from revenue generated by the thrift store. Rather, much of Goodwill’s charitable efforts are funded by government grants. Aside from relying on government grants, Goodwill also has several allegations regarding the exploitation of disabled individuals. There’s a certain archaic law that allows companies to pay disabled workers sub-minimum wages. But, the worst part is that Goodwill is also accused of actively putting workers at substantial risk due to a lack of proper training and safety measures. This video explains the dark side of Goodwill and why Goodwill may actually be more Illwill Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Truth About Goodwill 2:43 - Questionable Donations 6:21 - Exploiting The Disabled 9:18 - Workplace Deaths 12:05 - Illwill Resources: https://pastebin.com/FpzLme5g

$300,000,000,000 For Getting The CCP Drunk

BZ_vsOKeD6A | 12 Jun 2023

$300,000,000,000 For Getting The CCP Drunk

Do you know what the most valuable company in China is? Maybe Tencent? Maybe Alibaba? Well, the most valuable company in China is actually often a liquor company called Kweichow Moutai. Kweichow Moutai markets that they’re a traditional Chinese drink that has origins that date as far back as 2000 years. But, the reality is that much of Kweichow’s success has to do with super smart marketing and positioning similar to Coca-Cola. You see, Moutai is actually just a random liquor that was created in the city of Moutai and much of its unique taste is just a byproduct of the area’s climate and environment. So, Moutai wasn’t some sort of miracle wine that was actively modified to taste a certain way. But, despite these humble origins, Moutai’s association with CCP leadership, Chinese billionaires, and even foreign leaders has cemented them as the liquor for the rich. Today, Moutai sells for ridiculous amounts, oftentimes, more expensive than blood itself. This video explains the history of Kweichow Moutai and how it became the largest company in China. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Kweichow Moutai 2:25 - The False Origin 6:00 - Chinese Pride 9:21 - An Empire 12:26 - A Brand Resources: https://pastebin.com/2AZgUP8e

YouTube Should Feel Stupid For Banning AdBlock

gKI5aFt0Eh8 | 09 Jun 2023

YouTube Should Feel Stupid For Banning AdBlock

By now, you’re probably familiar with YouTube’s crackdown on Adblock. They’re now actively preventing viewers from watching YouTube if they’re using AdBlock. From a shallow perspective, there’s no issue with this plan as there’s really nothing wrong with what YouTube is doing. Given that YouTube offers value to billions of people, it only makes sense that YouTube expects value in return in the form of YouTube Premium or YouTube Ads. But, when you take a deeper look, this argument doesn’t stand up as banning AdBlock can actually do more harm than good. You see, AdBlock is omnipresent with hundreds of millions of people around the world using it. So, YouTube is likely annoying a significant portion of its user base despite being in the right. And this grudge usually leads to people trashing the platform and/or leaving the platform. Even viewers who don’t complain may just watch YouTube less due to the ads. The reality is that Google was doing it right originally. The solution is not to ban AdBlock but make the ad experience so good that people don’t feel the need to use AdBlock. This video explains the problem with banning AdBlock and why it may be a terrible decision for YouTube long term. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - AdBlock Ban 0:35 - Everyone Uses It 3:02 - Reputational Risk 6:35 - Prohibition Doesn’t Work 9:44 - The Solution Resources: https://pastebin.com/YKM9PtU9

Why Even The FBI Gave Up On The Pirate Bay

VbpooOqUvyk | 02 Jun 2023

Why Even The FBI Gave Up On The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is one of the most legendary websites of all time. While Hollywood and copyright holders around the world hated the site, it was extremely popular, to say the least. The website was hosted by three scallywags from Sweden who believed in the free sharing of all information. All three of its founders were early members of Sweden’s piracy bureau which advocated for copyright reform. Some members of the bureau traveled around the world and gave speeches about the topic. But our trio would create the legendary platform: The Pirate Bay. At first, Hollywood tried taking down the site for years conducting multiple police raids and even throwing the founders in jail. But, despite their efforts, the Pirate Bay managed to rise up after each and every takedown. At one point, the founders actually quit hosting the Pirate Bay but the site was still continued by fans. In fact, there were so many parodies of the site that authorities simply quit trying to take down each and every one of them as that was simply impossible. This video tells the legendary story of The Pirate Bay and its three founders: Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm, and Peter Sunde. **DISCLAIMER** This video does not encourage nor condone piracy or violation of copyright rules and regulations. ** Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - No Regrets 2:44 - The Scallywags 5:51 - Founding The Pirate Bay 8:56 - The Legendary Rise 11:57 - Hollywood Strikes Back 15:10 - Unstoppable Legacy 18:15 - The Final Say Resources: https://pastebin.com/ygnwMze5

Why Does Walmart Pay So Much?

Ns63u7AeFms | 31 May 2023

Why Does Walmart Pay So Much?

Salaries at Walmart have become insane. Software engineers are able to earn nearly half a million dollars per year. Product managers are also able to earn nearly half a million dollars per year. And, even data scientists are able to cross $400,000 in total compensation. This is nothing new for big tech companies like FAANG but Walmart is very much a legacy retailer. But, despite their industry, it looks like Walmart is very much trying to keep up with the modern tech industry. In fact, Walmart has a full-on tech subsidiary called Walmart Global Tech that employs 8,000 tech workers. It wasn’t always like this though. Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Walmart was very much resisting the tech revolution by suing up-and-coming competition and refusing to embrace tech. This led to about 16 years of stagnation in their stock price until they finally decided to go all in on tech. Today, Walmart is still definitely a retailer but they’re very much a retailer who’s based in tech. This video explains the history of Walmart’s tech endeavors and how Walmart become one of the top payers in the world. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Walmart Salaries 2:35 - Walmart The Boomer 5:30 - Walmart Feels The Pain 8:40 - Walmart Pivots 11:47 - The Tech Walmart Resources: https://pastebin.com/7EqwQQeq

YouTube Has Become Pay To Win

V2YRZSl8jtQ | 29 May 2023

YouTube Has Become Pay To Win

YouTube has become pay-to-win. All of the top creators have several editors, scriptwriters, cameramen, and thumbnail artists. At this point, channels like Marques Brownlee and MrBeast are essentially full-on production studios as opposed to individually run channels. And with time, it seems that the gap between what creators used to be vs the production companies that dominate YouTube today is simply getting larger and larger. While this is a shame as it destroys the authenticity of YouTube, it’s not all that surprising. In virtually every other media industry, the biggest successes are usually the ones with the best production quality. In the movie industry, Marvel, Avatar, and Disney dominate the leaderboards. In the gaming industry, GTA dominates the leaderboards. And in the TV industry, the best shows like Stranger Things often have ridiculous budgets. This isn’t to say that there aren’t exceptions to this trend, but that’s what they are: exceptions. This video explains how YouTube slowly trended towards becoming more like traditional media and became pay-to-win. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of YouTube 2:14 - Creators Get Squeezed 6:13 - Audiences Evolve 9:10 - YouTube Adapts 12:38 - The Future Of YouTube Resources: https://pastebin.com/j0KYWR5y

Bottled Water Is Literally A Scam

yyQqbXphrtw | 26 May 2023

Bottled Water Is Literally A Scam

Bottled water has taken over the US. Bottled water is not only popular but it is the most popular drink even outselling soda. On one hand, this is a good thing as this indicates that soda consumption is decreasing across the country. On the other hand, this is quite concerning as there’s no reason to pay for bottled water. Only 0.6% of Americans don’t have access to clean drinking water so for 99.4% of Americans, bottled water isn’t exactly applicable. Yet, it’s not uncommon to see families and households who only drink bottled water. This may be confusing at first glance until you peel back the curtains as to who owns this bottled water brand. It turns out that pretty much all bottled water can be traced back to Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Nestle. This trio and especially Coca-Cola and Pepsi are experts at branding and marketing, and they shifted their strategies to marketing bottled water. You see, in the late 1990s, they noticed that soda consumption was started to peak and it was becoming clear that people were gonna pull back on drinking soda due to health concerns. So, Coca-Cola and Pepsi brilliantly pivoted to selling bottled water and they’re clearly extraordinarily good at it. This video explains the history of bottled water and how bottled water went from being a serious tool for accessing clean water to being a marketing ploy by Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Bottled Water 2:45 - A Miracle Product 5:49 - The Tap Takes Hold 8:54 - Time To Brainwash 11:57 - Bottled Water Domination Resources: https://pastebin.com/BiDLUSSX Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3qbTThZ

The Man Who Nearly Bought Netflix Is Now Wanted For Running A Ponzi

vGOsfUmBjLE | 24 May 2023

The Man Who Nearly Bought Netflix Is Now Wanted For Running A Ponzi

Carl Icahn is one of the most infamous corporate raiders of all time. He would casually make hostile bids to take over Fortune 100 and even Fortune 10 companies throughout the 80s and 90. Once he got his hands on these companies, he would gut them by eliminating everything that didn’t make a profit and selling off the remaining assets. This practice would absolutely destroy the company and the people who worked there, but for Icahn and his investors, this was quite lucrative and profitable. But, ever since the turn of the century, corporate raiding hasn’t been nearly as popular. In fact, corporate raiding has completely disappeared into oblivion aside from a few exceptions like Twitter. Icahn himself has taken a step back from raiding. In late 2012, for example, he purchased a 10% stake in Netflix but he never raised this to a controlling stake like he usually would. There have also been accusations recently that Icahn may have been running a Ponzi scheme with his investors in recent history. This video explains the rise and fall of prolific investor and corporate raider: Carl Icahn Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Netflix Deal 3:41 - Carl Icahn 6:54 - A New Practice 10:15 - The Big Leagues 13:30 - Companies Fight Back 16:48 - A New Controversy Resources: https://pastebin.com/cwazjrpx

Why Microsoft Has Willingly Given Up On Trying To Innovate

SNLLC9NFALk | 22 May 2023

Why Microsoft Has Willingly Given Up On Trying To Innovate

Have you noticed that Microsoft hasn’t launched any groundbreaking products in quite some time? In fact, the main reason that people know about Microsoft today still has to do with Windows and Office which are 30 to 40 years old. This isn’t to say that Microsoft didn’t try to innovate and create another groundbreaking product. Some examples of Microsoft trying to break into new industries are Internet Explorer, Hotmail, Zune, and of course the Windows Phone. But, at most, these products were only moderately successful while competitors were hitting home runs in these same industries. Microsoft started to realize this in the early 2010s and that’s when they started shifting their focus to the enterprise market. They made Office a subscription and doubled down on cloud computing, servers, databases, and video conferencing. This has worked out quite well for Microsoft allowing them to start growing once again but it seems like Microsoft’s strategy is more complex than just that. It seems that Microsoft has transitioned to being more of a holding company having acquired everyone from Skype and Github to Linkedin, Activision Blizzard, and ChatGPT. This video explains the evolution of Microsoft over the past 30 years and how its strategy has radically changed. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Microsoft 2:26 - Faux Innovation 6:14 - Hope Is Lost 10:13 - Acquisitions Galore 14:22 - A Holding Company Resources: https://pastebin.com/k94s1rZf

Apple’s $573 Billion Bet (& Are They Going Private)

hT271L05xGA | 19 May 2023

Apple’s $573 Billion Bet (& Are They Going Private)

Apple has spent $573 billion on something, can you guess what it is? Common guesses would be R&D, investments, and building factories but the answer is actually stock buybacks. That’s right, Apple has spent a whopping $573 billion on stock buybacks over the past 10 years. That’s over $400 billion more than 2nd place which is Microsoft coming in at $170 billion worth of buybacks. Apple is only doubling down on this strategy either as they're ramping up to purchase nearly $100 billion worth of stock every single year. While this often makes shareholders quite happy, it’s not exactly the best course of action for the economy as a whole. You see, not only do stock buybacks not reinvest the cash into hiring employees, innovating, and creating value in the marketplace but it also wastes capital by artificially pumping up stock prices. This is why stock buybacks were banned for nearly 50 years. Buybacks were banned right after the great depression with SEC regulation but they were unbanned in the early 1980s thanks to Reagonomics. This video explains the history of stock buybacks and why Apple ended up spending $573 billion on buybacks. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - $573 Billion Bet 2:33 - A Banned Practice 6:08 - Buybacks Make A Comeback 9:21 - Apple Bets Big 12:14 - The Tip Of The Iceberg Resources: https://pastebin.com/w63nerjQ

How Founders Became Tyrants

bsjijeUqtKQ | 17 May 2023

How Founders Became Tyrants

I’m sure you’ve heard about some of the most famous CEOs and visionaries of all time being fired from their own companies. This includes everyone from Steve Jobs and Elon Musk to Travis Kalanick and Jerry Yang. While this understandably leaves founders feeling betrayed, it’s often the right choice as the founders have simply gotten out of line. In many modern companies, however, firing CEOs is simply not possible even if they don’t own a majority stake in the company. This is thanks to something called multi-class stock. Essentially, multi-class stock gives certain shareholders more voting power than others. Founders and early investors brilliantly use this structure to retain more than 50% voting power despite only owning 10 or 15% of the company. Likely the two most notable companies leveraging this strategy are Google and Facebook but they’re by no means the only ones. Most modern tech startups leverage this strategy and even legacy companies are jumping on board. This video explains how founders and CEOs are using multi-class stock to rule companies like tyrants. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - A Dictatorship 3:33 - A Banned Practice 7:34 - Reviving The Dead 11:12 - Ultimate Control Resources: https://pastebin.com/91rPpF0z

People Love Mocking The Metaverse. Mark Is Getting The Last Laugh.

s1uVGILeB-0 | 15 May 2023

People Love Mocking The Metaverse. Mark Is Getting The Last Laugh.

People love mocking the Metaverse for its graphics and lackluster immersion despite Meta having spent tens of billions on the platform, but the reality is that Mark Zuckerberg is getting the final laugh. You see, Zuckerberg has been trying to free Meta from social media for quite some time. In fact, before his obsession with VR, Zuckerberg was trying to build a satellite-based internet service similar to SpaceX’s Starlink. When that idea fell apart though, Zuckerberg switched over to the Metaverse. But, while Zuckerberg is more than willing to bet big on the Metaverse, he’s by no means tied down by the idea either. If he comes across a better avenue of diversification, he’s more than willing to give that a shot as well. Recently, it appears that he has come across one such avenue: generative AI. Meta has been involved with AI research for several years at this point, but since the beginning of this year, they’ve doubled down on their efforts. So, while people laugh at Zuckerberg, he’s constantly looking for the next product to diversify Meta which he will eventually find. This video explains the rise and fall of the Metaverse and Meta’s new focus on AI. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Zuckerberg Gives Up 2:55 - A Failing Core 6:18 - A Hopeless Gamble 9:59 - A New Gamble 12:25 - The Truth About The Metaverse Resources: https://pastebin.com/M6Ami2g4

Why Companies Are Blowing Their Cash Reserves

EpAIbiHiaG4 | 12 May 2023

Why Companies Are Blowing Their Cash Reserves

Companies have been blowing their cash reserves. At first glance, it’s easy to assume that this is just because companies are trying to protect against high inflation but there’s actually a much more deep-rooted reason. In fact, many of the top companies have been reducing their cash reserves well before inflation took hold. It turns out that holding too much cash is an ominous sign for companies. Studies have shown that there is an inverse correlation between cash reserves and stock performance. This makes sense as companies with large cash reserves have simply run out of places to put their money, so they have turned to hoarding cash, buying bonds, and buying back stock. This was historically the main reason that companies tended to avoid large cash reserves but recently, there has been yet another reason. You see, the best currency to hold is no longer cash or gold or oil or equity. The best currency to hold is actually the attention of people. This is the primary currency that every big tech company is fighting for and they’re more than happy to convert their cash reserves to buyout attention. This video explains why companies are blowing their cash reserves and where they’re putting their cash instead. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Depleting Cash Reserves 1:42 - The Dangers Of Hoarding 5:22 - Strategic Storage 8:33 - The New Currency 12:17 - The Future Of Balance Sheets Resources: https://pastebin.com/gX0mHwk7

Podcasts Are Taking Over YouTube. But Not For Long.

qAQyfGrspw4 | 10 May 2023

Podcasts Are Taking Over YouTube. But Not For Long.

Podcasts have been taking over YouTube. Everyone from finance influencers to fitness influencers suddenly now has a podcast. This may be a bit confusing as the media has constantly been telling us that our attention spans have been shrinking, but podcasts are the exact opposite of short succinct content. One of the main reasons for the explosion of podcasts on YouTube is the departure of Joe Rogan from the platform. It turns out that audiences rarely leave platforms due to one creator. Rather, people tend to find new creators that fill the same void on the same platform. Aside from a massive demand for podcasts, creators have also fallen in love with podcasts due to their simplicity, networking opportunities, and monetizability. But, despite this, it’s not clear how much longer the platform can handle so many podcasts as there’s only so much time people can spend listening to podcasts. This video explains the monumental rise of podcasts and discusses the uncertain future of the podcasting industry. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Podcast Avalanche 2:26 - The Joe Rogan Effect 5:48 - Irresistible Opportunity 8:56 - Unsustainable 12:09 - The Fate Of Podcasts Resources: https://pastebin.com/Zrv1quEi

The $5 Trillion Shadow VC That Owns Silicon Valley

C6buyz_MCfo | 08 May 2023

The $5 Trillion Shadow VC That Owns Silicon Valley

If you’re familiar with Silicon Valley and the startup world, there’s one name that you’ll hear over and over again: Sequoia Capital. On the surface, they’re just another VC firm, but behind the scenes, they were the architects of Silicon Valley having been in business since the early 1970s. In fact, they’ve funded everyone from Apple and Atari to Stripe, Zoom, and Doordash, and much of the firm’s success can be attributed to the brilliant principles of Don Valentine. One of his top principles is to hire an expert to do a job instead of trying to do it themselves. This is the primary reason that Sequoia has been able to survive for so many decades. They’re constantly hiring younger talent to identify the next generation of companies, so they’re always investing in the right places. They’ve also got experts around the world who specialize in identifying investment opportunities in China and India. This video explains the history of Sequoia Capital and how it became the most well-known VC firm in the world. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Influence Of Sequoia 2:24 - Don Valentine 5:48 - Hitting The Jackpot 9:21 - Becoming The Goat 12:48 - The Legacy Of Sequoia Resources: https://pastebin.com/usCNqED1

How Generosity Became A Burden - The American Tipping Crisis

lGb5jNFmj-w | 05 May 2023

How Generosity Became A Burden - The American Tipping Crisis

Tipping has become a burden. 25, 35, 45% tips for a takeout order or mediocre service. If you don’t shell out a tip though, you often become the villain as you’re that one customer who didn’t leave a tip, but how did things get so bad? Well, tips weren’t always a part of American culture; in fact, early Americans were strongly against tips. It wasn’t until the mid-1800s that wealthy Americans learned about tipping from European serfs. These wealthy Americans would bring this practice back to the states but it by no means caught one. This was the case until the Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves resulting in most of them working in service industries. Many business owners would not pay these workers any base salary and they would be completely dependent on tips for income. So, it’s no wonder why people who were anti-slavery started tipping these people on a regular basis. This quickly became customary within American service industries and legislation only strengthened this trend. Pair this with the ease of paying and calculating tips offered by technology and you get to the tipping crisis that we’re currently in. This video explains the history of tipping and how generosity became a burden in America. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Tipping 2:15 - A Checkered History 4:52 - Resistance Falls Out 8:23 - The Tipping Burden 10:54 - The Anti-Tipping Movement Resources: https://pastebin.com/YwGXBwiN

When Kindness Backfires - The Tragic Tale Of Sun Microsystems

EXx9aKsEkyA | 03 May 2023

When Kindness Backfires - The Tragic Tale Of Sun Microsystems

Have you ever heard of a company called Sun Microsystems? If you’re familiar with the tech scene, you’ve probably heard the name in passing, but what exactly does Sun Microsystems even do? Well, Sun was a tech pioneer that revolutionized the industry back in the 1980s with massive contributions in the sectors of workstations, programming languages, silicon architecture, and operating systems. But, despite their massive contributions, they’ve disappeared completely disappeared into the background. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that they gave away so many of their tech inventions for free. At first, this worked out fine as their customers preferred to buy the Sun variant of a given product. But, after the dot-com bubble burst, cost factors became a much bigger concern leading to companies choosing cheaper alternatives over Sun. Before you knew it, Sun was needing a bailout which they eventually got when they were acquired by Oracle. While Oracle saved the company, it would also bury the brand and shift its focus to maximizing profits. This video explains the tremendous rise and fall of Sun Microsystems: the company that changed the world and disappeared. Socials: https://www.instagram.com/hariharan.jayakumar/ Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Sun Microsystems 2:39 - Founding Sun 5:49 - The Bright Sun 8:15 - The Sun Never Sets 11:27 - A Supernova Resources: https://pastebin.com/C3FT55sR

Meet The Sell Outs That Created Silicon Valley

caOn_nOvdQc | 01 May 2023

Meet The Sell Outs That Created Silicon Valley

Today, Silicon Valley is the center of tech around the entire world, but do you know how Silicon Valley was actually created? Well, it turns out that the origins of Silicon Valley can be traced back to 8 Ph.D. students and recent grads who were working for a world-renowned professor named William Shockley. While Shockley was a genius, he wasn’t exactly the easiest person to work with and he regularly got into arguments with his researchers. The students tried asking management to replace the professor but after being repeatedly turned down, the students decided to create their own research laboratory/company that would focus on semiconductor research and commercialization. The new company was called Fairchild Semiconductor and this became the base of the modern silicon-based world. Everything from Intel and AMD to Apple, Google, Applied Materials, and Nvidia can be traced back to Fairchild Semiconductor. This video tells the story of William Shockley and the traitorous 8 and the creation of modern-day Silicon Valley. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Traitorous Eight 1:27 - The Silicon Man 4:56 - The Betrayal 8:26 - Fairchild The Brainchild 11:08 - Unbreakable Legacy Resources: https://pastebin.com/CSPjHLJH

How Cisco’s Founders Lost Everything

_JHW6FNdJlg | 28 Apr 2023

How Cisco’s Founders Lost Everything

Nowadays, stealing other people’s ideas and commercializing them is nothing out of the ordinary within the business world. Facebook was stolen from the Winklevoss twins and Divya Narendra, Apple was stolen from Xerox, and Microsoft was also stolen from Xerox. Given that these companies are some of the largest in the world today, it’s clear that the consequences for stealing ideas isn’t all that high. But, there was one situation in which the founders stealing the idea got a taste of their own medicine. Such was the case with Cisco’s founders Sandy Lerner and Leonard Bosack. This duo stole internal tech that was used at Stanford University to link departments together and commercialized it with Cisco. For several years, Cisco experienced exponential growth and few consequences for their actions. But, eventually, a VC firm came in and aggressively bought out the founders and eventually fired them. The founders would end up selling their remaining stake out of resentment in the early 1990s which gave them a cool $170 million. But, this is nothing in comparison to the hundreds of billions they could’ve earned if they had held onto their stake. This video explains the treacherous founding of Cisco and how Cisco’s founders ended up losing everything. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Battle For Cisco 2:32 - Stealing Cisco 5:46 - Growing Cisco 8:51 - Losing Cisco 11:51 - The Aftermath Resources: https://pastebin.com/bAyPeSY9

This Guy Stole $120M From Google & Meta (& Nearly Got Away)

1V0j_FG-I5U | 26 Apr 2023

This Guy Stole $120M From Google & Meta (& Nearly Got Away)

We usually think of companies like Google and Meta as some of the most secure and advanced platforms on the market. They hire the absolute best talent on the market and pay exorbitant salaries, so this is not surprising. What may be surprising is that a random guy from Lithuania was able to pull a quick one on Google and Meta. And this wasn’t for some small amount like $50k or $100k. Evaldas Rimasauskas was able to steal $23 million from Google and a whopping $98 million from Meta. Also, this wasn’t a one-time thing either. Evaldas was able to outsmart these tech giants for years, and if he didn’t push his luck he very well may have gotten away with it as well. But, eventually, these companies did catch on and they reported the theft to the FBI who were able to track Evaldas down to Lithuania in no time. Evaldas would end up pleading guilty and be sentenced to 5 years of jail and significant amounts of restitution. This video explains the crazy story of Evaldas Rimasauskas and how he was able to steal over a hundred million dollars from the smartest companies in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Stealing $120M 2:11 - Finding The Weak Spot 5:27 - Hitting The Jackpot 8:21 - It All Falls Down 10:49 - The Grand Scheme Resources: https://pastebin.com/m3c75bBS

Platforms Are Already Giving Up On Short Form Content

p9zTl-uJZCI | 24 Apr 2023

Platforms Are Already Giving Up On Short Form Content

Companies are already giving up on short-form content and pivoting back to their main sources of revenue whether that be the Instagram feed or long-form video. This may seem confusing at first glance as the media would have you believe that everyone’s attention span is shrinking and that short-form content is the future, but this is really not true. First of all, most creators use short-form content as a springboard for long-form content, music videos, etc. So, short-form content falls short when it comes to building up a loyal base of creators. Additionally, advertisers aren’t exactly enthusiastic when it comes to advertising on short-form content. In fact, based on ad rates, they're 100X less willing to push ads on shorts. And finally, as for the audience, just because short-form content is popular doesn’t mean that the interest in long-form content is dying. In fact, it’s likely that they coexist and finds some sort of stable equilibrium. This video explains the various reasons companies are pivoting back to their main sources of revenue and pulling back on short-form content. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Short Form Fatigue 2:18 - Unloyal Creators 5:33 - Hesitant Advertisers 8:51 - A Waning Audience 11:34 - The Fate Of Shorts Resources: https://pastebin.com/7rmxUqPw

Nvidia - The Next World's Largest Company

ZfPgTaGWuDE | 21 Apr 2023

Nvidia - The Next World's Largest Company

Nvidia is set to become the world’s largest company crossing a market cap of $10 trillion. For years, critics have been saying that it’s just a matter of time until Nvidia’s momentum runs out. As soon as the gaming hype dies down, Nvidia will perish. As soon as the crypto mining craze dies down, Nvidia will perish. As soon as the supply chain crisis dies down, Nvidia will perish. But, the reality is that Nvidia is at near all-time highs despite tech as a whole getting crushed. In fact, they’ve been able to maintain quite a rich valuation and they’re one of the only mega tech companies to not lay off any employees during this recession. This might seem confusing as it may have seemed like Nvidia was just riding the hype of various booms over the past several years. But, the reality is that none of these booms happened by random chance. The truth is that Nvidia saw a future where GPUs would dominate 30 years ago, and the rest of the world is just now starting to catch up. So, as GPUs become a necessity for more and more industries like machine learning and AI, Nvidia will simply continue to grow. This video explains the massive potential of Nvidia and why Nvidia may very well become the world’s largest company. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Nvidia 2:18 - Bitcoin Bananza 5:33 - The Prices Stick 9:06 - AI Boom 11:31 - The Future Of Nvidia Resources: https://pastebin.com/SRZe6LsP

Why Amazon Wants Their Employees To Resign

yJU6ZB0AJ2g | 19 Apr 2023

Why Amazon Wants Their Employees To Resign

Everyone knows about the terrible working conditions at Amazon not just for delivery drivers and factory workers but also for tech workers. At first glance, it may be confusing as to why Amazon doesn’t just treat their employees better. It would save them a lot of criticism and bad press. Not to mention, this would allow them to reduce their turnover and increase employee satisfaction and retention. But, what if I told you that employees resigning is part of Amazon’s grand plan? You see, Jeff Bezos believes that a tenured workforce is a lazy workforce and that the more comfortable your employees get, the faster the company is marching toward mediocrity. As a result, Amazon’s ideal employee is someone who joins the company, works really hard for a short period of time, and then leaves. This video explains the twisted economics behind Amazon’s employment policies and why Amazon wants their employees to resign. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Amazon Meat Grinder 2:31 - Deceitful Compensation 5:45 - The Axe 8:58 - A Turning Tide 11:35 - The State Of Amazon Resources: https://pastebin.com/yPdqVyBM

Food Delivery - The $432B Industry That Benefits No One

5zGlCztmBVk | 17 Apr 2023

Food Delivery - The $432B Industry That Benefits No One

Food delivery has become a ubiquitous industry overnight thanks to the pandemic. Basically, every restaurant now offers food delivery through a variety of apps including Postmates, Uber Eats, Door Dash, and GrubHub. But, while food delivery is quite convenient, it’s not exactly beneficial for anyone. For consumers, food delivery is especially expensive with the average American spending $1800 every year on food delivery. Investing this money instead could yield several hundred thousand dollars by retirement. As for drivers, while it seems like drivers are able to earn quite a large top-line number, when you account for self-employment tax, the long hours, and the lack of benefits, food delivery doesn’t pay much better than minimum wage. This deal isn’t all that great for restaurants either as they usually have to fork over massive fees to food delivery apps to have their restaurants listed. At least, you would think that the food delivery apps themselves are doing well. But, while they have a crap load of customers, they actually even turn a profit due to how cash intensive the process is. When you zoom out, it all makes sense. It simply takes an extraordinary amount of manpower to deliver from any restaurant to any residence within an hour. So, all the money that every party is paying is simply going towards fulfilling costly logistics. This video explains the terrible economics of food delivery and why you should think twice before using one of these apps. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Food Delivery 2:23 - Scamming Customers 6:15 - Scamming Drivers 9:53 - Scamming Restaurants 13:20 - Scamming Themselves Resources: https://pastebin.com/jHRff1PG

The Forgotten CEO That Saved Google From Its Own Founders

kdUctb5p2wE | 14 Apr 2023

The Forgotten CEO That Saved Google From Its Own Founders

Most people associate Google with Sundar Pichai or its founders, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin. But, there was arguably a much more important CEO at the company, Eric Schmidt. Eric Schmidt took over as Google CEO in July of 2001 after Larry Page fired all project managers in a fit of rage. Originally, Eric’s job was to babysit Larry Page and Sergey Brin, but he would turn into one of the company’s greatest assets. Instead of babysitting the founders, he would take care of all of the monotonous work of being CEO. This way, the founders could focus their efforts on long-term goals, acquisitions, and visions. He would serve as Google’s CEO for nearly 10 years before handing over the reins to Larry Page, and almost instantaneously, you could see how big of a role Eric had played as Larry would revert back to his old tendencies quite quickly. This video explains the life and rise of Eric Schmidt and how he saved Google from its own founders. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - A Google Crisis 3:26 - The White Knight 6:18 - A Savior Steps In 9:16 - The Fallout 12:19 - Eric’s Legacy Resources: https://pastebin.com/fbHAPVBy

From Gaming to Hot Tubs - What Happened To Twitch?

IpijKQhyhoU | 12 Apr 2023

From Gaming to Hot Tubs - What Happened To Twitch?

Twitch has devolved from being a platform for gamers to being a platform for lust and mature content. At first, Twitch tried to fight against this trend by banning streamers who pushed the boundaries and tarnished the wholesome reputation of the platform. But, over time, Twitch has become more and more open to risque content mostly because it is not only lucrative for the platform but it has the ability to help the platform continue growing. You see, at the core, Amazon is a growth company and anything that isn’t growing is deemed a failure. Since the pandemic boom, Twitch hasn’t been growing. In fact, they’ve been shrinking which has no doubt put off executives at the company, pushing them to test the boundaries themselves. This trend has only been accelerated by other platforms like TikTok and Instagram that have been pushing risque content themselves. This video explains the downfall of Twitch from a gaming platform to an NSFW platform. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Twitch 2:41 - The Economics Of Twitch 5:52 - Betting Against Creators 8:59 - Turning To NSFW Content 10:51 - The Future Of Twitch Resources: https://pastebin.com/ey3uRyaa

Why Google Ditched China Just To Come Crawling Back

atucPbiWMj0 | 10 Apr 2023

Why Google Ditched China Just To Come Crawling Back

In 2010, Google shocked the world by ditching China. They had made their stance on Chinese censorship clear by redirecting all Chinese traffic to a Hong Kong version of Google that lacked any sort of censorship. They would follow this up by banning Google, Gmail, Chrome, and YouTube completely in China. While Google was praised by the Western media for fighting censorship, it didn’t seem like China really cared about Google leaving. They had already stolen much of their source code and were able to create similar services in house which would not only give them more control but also more profit. Despite this, Larry Page insisted on never returning to China unless they changed their policies on censorship. All of this changed when Sundar Pichai took over though. From the very beginning, Sundar had a soft spot for China as he would publicly defend the idea of returning to China. He would start off by just launching developer tools in China, but this would eventually lead to Google allegedly creating a full-on surveillance tool for China called Project Dragonfly. This video tells the dramatic story of Google exiting China only to come crawling back years later. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Ditching China 3:18 - A Truce 6:23 - The CCP Backstabs 9:44 - Google Crawls Back 12:01 - Google’s Future In China Resources: https://pastebin.com/B74hJnXr

Anti Big Tech Companies Are Already Failing

R7AXL2LrbsI | 05 Apr 2023

Anti Big Tech Companies Are Already Failing

Over the past several years, we’ve seen a new segment within the tech industry thriving: the anti-big tech industry. The main purpose of most of these companies is to fix the mistakes of juggernauts like Google and Facebook. For example, ProtonMail doesn’t collect any personal data or browse through your emails. Similarly, Signal is an end-to-end encrypted messaging service that’s meant to take on WhatsApp. But, while these apps have seen a strong start, it doesn’t appear that they will be able to take on offerings from big tech companies. One of the main reasons for this is that most people simply switch to these apps due to some external event whether it be an Elon Musk tweet or a monumental event like the GameStop short squeeze. But, as these events become a memory of the past, people tend to shift back to big tech offerings. Another massive challenge holding back these anti-big tech companies is that it’s extraordinarily hard for them to make money while eliminating all of the profitable aspects of big tech. This video explains why anti-big tech companies like BeReal are already losing substantial portions of their user base and are failing. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Anti-Big Tech 2:48 - Rocky Foundations 6:09 - Becoming The Villain 8:58 - Fundamentally Flawed 11:00 - The Future Of Anti-Big Tech Resources: https://pastebin.com/HHgbV3pf

Companies Have Given Up On Being Profitable

NiDufTnZnFA | 03 Apr 2023

Companies Have Given Up On Being Profitable

Net profit is virtually useless for modern companies as it doesn’t benefit founders, shareholders, or employees. This might sound a bit counterintuitive, but it’s the case with basically every tech company and startup. Even more legacy companies like Disney are starting to adopt this mindset when it comes to new products. The only thing that these companies actually care about is revenue growth and user growth. As long as these two aspects are growing rapidly, the stock of the company also skyrockets. Historically, this would only benefit founders and shareholders, but in recent times, employees are given larger stock awards than ever, especially in tech. Most tech employees nowadays actually care more about stock compensation than cash compensation. They simply want a comfortable cash wage and everything else to be paid in stock. This creates this unique situation where the company making net profit is basically useless. This video explains how the importance of corporate profitability went down the drain and why modern companies don’t care about profit. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Money Losing Giants 3:01 - Founders Succumb 6:59 - Shareholders Succumb 11:02 - Employees Succumb 13:10 - Modern Companies Resources: https://pastebin.com/i9bMWwm4

Filthy Rich Tech Companies Are Entering Crisis Mode

rzJsDSkG0fU | 31 Mar 2023

Filthy Rich Tech Companies Are Entering Crisis Mode

Have you ever noticed that tech companies have an absurd amount of engineers to run a seemingly small number of services? Facebook had as many as 86,000 employees, Google had as many as 190,000 employees, and Apple had as many as 164,000 employees. It may be confusing as to why these companies have so many engineers, but when you take a deeper look, it becomes clear. For starters, many of these companies don’t hire based on need. They hire simply to acquire the best engineers and they work on placing them in positions afterward. On top of this, most of these engineers end up working on features and projects that will either never get released or the consumer will never notice. And finally, these companies have gotten into the mindset that more employees equal more growth, and they’ve been hiring like crazy and chasing infinite growth. But, for the first time, tech companies and startups are starting to see numbers go down and they’re slashing employees left and right. This video explains the overhiring crisis within tech and why these tech companies had so many employees to begin with. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Software Engineer Count 2:53 - The Overhiring Crisis 5:50 - Filthy Rich 9:18 - Chasing Infinite Growth 11:27 - The State Of Tech Resources: https://pastebin.com/ESdpDyia

The Disney Fraud Conspiracy (& Why Disney's CEO Was Really Fired)

SWwkRel-2L0 | 29 Mar 2023

The Disney Fraud Conspiracy (& Why Disney's CEO Was Really Fired)

By now, you may have heard that Disney’s new CEO Bob Chapek was fired after exactly 999 in office. From the surface, this may seem like classic corporate politics mixed in with a down-trending market, but there may be a lot more to Bob Chapek’s firing than just poor stock performance. You see, there are allegations that Bob Chapek was cooking the books of Disney+ through some clever manipulation of numbers. For example, he was allegedly writing off Disney+ production expenses as Disney channel production expenses to make Disney+ look more profitable than it really was. When we look deeper, it seems like this may not have been Chapek’s first time when such funny business either. Several years ago, a whistleblower was accusing Disney of vastly over-reporting their park revenue through several accounting tricks. And guess who was chairman of Disney Parks & Resorts at the time? Of course, Bob Chapek. This video explains the allegations of fraud surrounding Disney+ and Disney Parks and explores the real reason that Disney’s CEO may have been fired. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - 999 Days 2:53 - Disney+ Fraud (Allegedly) 6:16 - Disney Park Fraud (Allegedly) 9:29 - It All Falls Down Resources: https://pastebin.com/3GErmFx3

McDonald's Abuse Of Operators (& Why 40% Are Going Bankrupt)

FMNrTE34bdk | 27 Mar 2023

McDonald's Abuse Of Operators (& Why 40% Are Going Bankrupt)

For decades, McDonald’s operators have put up with their one-sided policies and antics, but it looks like Covid was the last straw for many operators. Within the past few years, 28% of all McDonald’s were either shut down or sold off, and that’s not including the ones that were shut down due to the Russia situation. But, why are so many operators quitting the business? Well, McDonald’s likes to say that it’s just pent-up demand from the pandemic, but the real reason seems to trace its roots back to some expensive remodels in 2018. McDonald’s required that all operators remodel their stores to incorporate new furniture, new decor, remodeled counters, exterior redesigns, digital kiosks, and reimagined drive-thru lanes. While this was feasible and even lucrative for stores that were performing well, these remodel jeopardize the livelihoods of as much as 40% of operators. Operators have also become wiser about how McDonald’s really makes money. The truth to McDonald’s success isn’t actually selling food, but renting out locations to operators for top dollar. This video explains the top grievances of McDonald’s employees and why McDonald’s operators are leaving in droves. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - McDonald’s Exodus 2:58 - Expensive Remodels 6:26 - Facade Of A Partnership 9:36 - Ugly Breakup 12:23 - The Future Of McDonald’s Resources: https://pastebin.com/um8DPu1P

Why Printers Are Designed To Fail: The Frustrating Truth

EQ35eQ9N3iY | 22 Mar 2023

Why Printers Are Designed To Fail: The Frustrating Truth

Printers seem to be the one invention that has been unable to keep up with the ease and convenience of the 21st century. Despite all of these advancements with computers, smartphones, and now even AI, printers still regularly have trouble connecting to the wifi, experience paper jams, and have ridiculously priced ink. But, it wasn’t always like this. In fact, for the longest time, printers were at the forefront of technology, and Xerox, a printer/photocopying company, was one of the largest tech companies in the world. But, all of this changed when printers started entering residential areas. Printer manufacturers quickly realized that people weren’t willing to pay computer-level prices for printers. Most people felt that printers weren’t worth as much as a computer, but the reality was that it cost as much if not more to build. Printer companies eventually decided to start selling printers for a loss and this has been taken to the extreme over the past few decades. All of the profit is made on the ink and that’s why ink is so expensive. As these printers fell lower and lower in price, it’s no wonder why they became crappier and crappier. This video explains the rise and fall of the printer industry and how printers went from being at the forefront of the tech industry to being it’s worst aspect. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Printers 2:17 - When Printers Were Good 5:11 - Unreasonably Expensive 8:13 - The Demise Of Printers 11:34 - A Bleak Future Resources: https://pastebin.com/KpPLiHLM

How Louis Vuitton Got Humiliated Trying To Acquire Gucci

FmSS_ES20yc | 20 Mar 2023

How Louis Vuitton Got Humiliated Trying To Acquire Gucci

Louis Vuitton CEO, Bernard Arnault, is now the richest person in the world having toppled all of the tech billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates. But, Bernard’s rise to the top was anything but elegant. Given that he didn’t found any of the companies that he now owns, his entire rise consists of corporate raiding, hostile takeovers, and aggressive deals. Bernard approached Gucci with this same mentality, but to everyone’s surprise, Gucci would put up the fight of their lives and successfully evade the clutches of Bernard. First, Gucci would dilute their stock by issuing new stock. This would make Bernard’s stake less and less valuable. Next, Gucci would assign this stock to employees through a stock compensation program. This way, a significant portion of stock would be locked up until the vesting period ends. And finally, Gucci would find a white knight savior to buy up a large enough stake in the company so that it would be impossible for Bernard to achieve a majority stake. This video tells the insane story of how Gucci was able to defend themselves from a hostile takeover and how Louis Vuitton got humiliated trying to acquire Gucci. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Bernard Arnault 2:05 - Friendly Fire 5:19 - Hopeless Defense 9:14 - Fight Fire With Fire 12:23 - The Final Battle 15:32 - The Aftermath Resources: https://pastebin.com/ua5JMNGZ

Why Google is Happy You're Using Adblock

owoAcHOAPmE | 17 Mar 2023

Why Google is Happy You're Using Adblock

AdBlock costs companies like Google tens of billions of dollars in lost revenue every single year. So, you would think that such companies would be strongly against AdBlock, but Google is actually the exact opposite. In fact, Google embraces AdBlock ad still allows for extraordinarily popular AdBlocks to be downloaded directly from the Chrome Webstore. While this may be confusing at first glance, it all makes sense when you zoom out and look at Google’s long-term goals. Here’s the thing, while AdBlock may be costing Google money in the short term, it’s likely to increase audience retention as people who despise ads don’t have to deal with them. This will in turn lead to more data collection, more opportunities to advertise in the future, and ads that are optimized to be less intrusive and more effective. Aside from maximizing user retention, AdBlock also increases Google’s ad statistics. When most people who despise ads block them, the remaining people are much more likely to click than the average person which increases click-through rates, conversion rates, and revenue for advertisers. This video explains why Google still allows AdBlock despite being the largest advertising business in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of AdBlock 2:33 - Unstoppable Monopoly 5:13 - Ad Performance 8:25 - Core Business Protected 10:45 - The Future Of AdBlock Thumbnail Credit: Erik Tanner - The New York Times http://bit.ly/3JNqfqs Resources: https://pastebin.com/grLuk3Vx

These Don't Even Work. Why Do We Still Use Them?

l2WHOoZbM_4 | 15 Mar 2023

These Don't Even Work. Why Do We Still Use Them?

We’re all familiar with the “I’m not a robot” checkboxes. Apparently these, small puzzles are supposed to prevent bots from wasting resources and spamming. But, more recently, it seems like the only people that the CAPTCHAs are stopping are actual people while bots are able to pass right through. The reality is that the truth isn’t far off from this. Over the years, CAPTCHAs have become less and less useful and there are dozens of bots that can easily crack CAPTCHAs even better than humans. In fact, you don’t even need bots to crack CAPTCHAs. There are full-on businesses built around offering services to crack CAPTCHAs. But, if CAPTCHAs are so useless, why does every website still use them? Well, while they are not that effective at stopping bots and spammers nowadays, they are still super effective at collecting Google data. Think about it, what type of content is generally protected by a CAPTCHA? Usually, it’s something that contains some sort of tangible value, and by having CAPTCHAs all over the place, Google is able to brilliantly collect data on our most valuable online activity. Over the years Google has also cleverly used CAPTCHAs to digitize books and train AI, so they don’t really have any plans of ditching CAPTCHA altogether. Also, they offer it to websites for such a low price that it doesn’t make sense for these websites to not use them. This video explains the evolution of CAPTCHAs and how they went from being an effective bot prevention mechanism to being a goldmine of data. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Effectiveness Of CAPTCHA 3:13 - Dubious History 6:09 - Hackers Strike Back 8:55 - Captcha Becomes Useless 11:33 - The State Of CAPTCHA Thumbnail Credit: https://youtu.be/fsF7enQY8uI Resources: https://pastebin.com/FzxhA5Zt

Apple's Privacy Paradox (& Selling Out To Ads)

4YoquCB7Q9A | 13 Mar 2023

Apple's Privacy Paradox (& Selling Out To Ads)

In early 2021, Apple decided to make the groundbreaking decision to give iOS users the option to prevent companies like Google and Facebook from collecting excess data. This was widely praised by the media as a pro-consumer move that gave society just a little bit more privacy. However, the truth is that one of the main reasons that Apple shut out all of these other companies is so that they can track you themselves. You see, iPhone unit sales have been stagnant and even declining for several years now. Apple has tried to compensate for this by increasing the price of the iPhone, but this is not a long-term solution. The best solution long term is to pivot to services and figure out how to monetize the iPhone users that already exist as opposed to trying to sell more iPhones. This is what Apple has been trying to do with Apple Music, iCloud, Apple TV, Apple Care, and dozens of other services. But, by far the most profitable service in the world is the service of ads, and it looks like Apple wants a piece of the pie. This video explains the truth about why Apple shut out external tracking and their rumored plans to introduce their own ads business. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Ask Not To Track 2:00 - Falling Sales 5:14 - Attracting The Masses 8:27 - Software Giant 11:24 - Bring In The Ads 14:12 - The Future Of Apple Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3JeDZu2 Resources: https://pastebin.com/BFPzufzC

Texaco Attempted A Hostile Takeover. Got Instant Karma.

OtG1FfxwNCk | 10 Mar 2023

Texaco Attempted A Hostile Takeover. Got Instant Karma.

Do you remember a company called Texaco? Back in the mid-1900s, Texaco was one of the biggest names in the oil industry. In fact, during their peak, they were a top ten company and they were even vying to overtake Exxon to become the world’s largest company. However, one greedy takeover would end up destroying the company altogether. This cursed takeover goes back to a company called Getty Oil which was also a massive player in the oil industry. After the founder of Getty Oil passed away, his family got a fortune and they would eventually decide to sell the company. Initially, they had a complete acquisition setup with Pennzoil and had even agreed in principle. However, when Texaco offered more money, Getty Oil would decide to sell to Texaco. This didn’t sit well with Pennzoil though as they would turn around and successfully sue Texaco for the entire cost of the acquisition which was a massive $10.53 billion. Texaco attempted to appeal this verdict, but after years of courtroom losses, Texaco had no choice but to pay up the fee which drove them bankrupt. If Texaco hadn’t attempted this hostile takeover, it’s very possible that it would still be a leading oil brand like Chevron or Exxon. However, their greed drove them to bankruptcy and today they’re a brand that’s slowly being forgotten. This video explains the story of Texaco’s nasty takeover of Getty Oil and how this acquisition destroyed Texaco. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Hostile Takeovers 2:50 - A Family Feud 6:07 - Gordon Takes Over 8:56 - Texaco Steps In 12:08 - Pennzoil Gets Revenge 15:18 - Texaco Takeaway Thumbnail Credit: Island Energy Services https://bit.ly/41QgVsV Resources: https://pastebin.com/NaNhhYg7

From Innovation to Irrelevance: How HP Lost Their Way

8kLj6WmITaE | 08 Mar 2023

From Innovation to Irrelevance: How HP Lost Their Way

HP was once known as the father of Silicon Valley having been one of the first companies to have been started in the area, but today, HP is very much on their last legs. In fact, the company has chosen to split into two entities to better focus on their various sectors, but despite this, both sectors have a non-negligible probability of bankruptcy. HP Inc has a bankruptcy probability of 38% while HP Enterprise has a bankruptcy probability of 44%. But, how did such a giant fall so fast? Well, much of HP’s fall has to do with the commoditization of PCs. People don’t place much emphasis on the brand of the laptop or desktop that they purchase unless it's from Apple. When it comes to Dell, HP, Asus, Acer, and Lenovo, however, people are usually just looking for the best performance or best value. And given that electronics margins have been driven down to the ground by overseas companies, HP has had a tough time standing out in either of these sectors. This video explains the rise and downfall of HP and how HP fell towards irrelevance. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of HP 2:49 - Hewlett & Packard 6:36 - Silicon Valley Giant 10:28 - The Brutal Fall 13:08 - HP’s Biggest Blunder Resources: https://pastebin.com/ZKzffYen

The Ugly Truth About Chamath Palihapitiya

sEwo0wdO9xo | 06 Mar 2023

The Ugly Truth About Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya likes to frame himself as the billionaire of the people, but in reality, he’s just another Wall Street suit who manipulates retail investors to make more profits for himself. For example, he advocated for everyone to never sell their Tesla stock as he was selling off his entire stake himself. Similarly, he bought calls during the Gamestop runup, encouraging unsafe investing for millions of investors. But, these are by far his smallest offenses. Likely the biggest red flag is that Chamath is the king of SPACs otherwise known as the king of scams. SPACs are essentially shell companies that allow small private companies that aren’t ready to go public by themselves to go public. Theoretically, this should give retail investors access to private investments faster and make larger profits. But, the reality is that most of these SPACs get destroyed on the market after the initial hype leading to most investors losing well over 90% of their investment. This video explains the dark side of Chamath Palihapitiya and why you should be wary of following any of his advice. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Billionaire Of The People 2:25 - Manipulating Investors 6:45 - Engineered Turds 9:49 - Running For Governor 12:56 - It’s Just Business Resources: https://pastebin.com/CrZAf11h

YouTubers Sold Out To Skillshare. The Truth.

kpDpiYmPcMM | 03 Mar 2023

YouTubers Sold Out To Skillshare. The Truth.

Skillshare is constantly pitched as the go-to place to learn new skills by YouTubers. But, the reality is that Skillshare isn’t all that it’s hyped up to be. In most cases, you’ll actually find way more content on YouTube, not to mention, YouTube videos are usually of the same quality if not better. Despite offering less value than YouTube, Skillshare charges quite a bit for the services that they do offer. You have to pay $32 per month or $168 per year to have a Skillshare membership, and looking at TrustPilot, it seems that a substantial number of customers have had issues with Skillshare’s customer support especially when it comes to refunds and cancellations. Something else to note is that Skillshare doesn’t pay its creators as much as you would think. While creators do usually get paid more than YouTube per view, Skillshare is actually the one who gets to keep 70% of the subscription fee that you pay. In the end, it appears that Skillshare has figured out how to tap into YouTubers’ most loyal audience to make the maximum amount of money for themselves. While this is a brilliant business model, it’s not all that worth it for the end consumer. This video explains the truth about Skillshare and how YouTubers sold out to Skillshare. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Dark Side Of Skillshare 2:27 - Worse Than YouTube 6:24 - Snakeoil Salesmen 9:46 - Content Creator Pay 11:40 - The Truth About Skillshare Resources: https://pastebin.com/jfaxY6YL

OpenAI Wanted To Improve Humanity. Now They Just Want Profit.

Fuj3BDJyh3Y | 01 Mar 2023

OpenAI Wanted To Improve Humanity. Now They Just Want Profit.

By now, I’m sure you’re all familiar with OpenAI. They’re the company behind the explosive success: ChatGPT. While OpenAI has knocked it out of the park with ChatGPT, there are actually several concerns behind the intentions of OpenAI and their future outlook. You see, OpenAI was originally founded as a non-profit by several billionaires and companies. But, over time, their altruistic vision has slowly withered away. A couple of years ago, OpenAI switched from being a non-profit to becoming a capped-profit company. This doesn't really mean much though as the cap for profit is a whopping 100X. This attracted several companies and venture capitalists to invest in OpenAI including Microsoft. Microsoft has since become OpenAI’s biggest supporter pouring in billions of dollars and giving them access to unbelievable supercomputers. But, in the end, this has simply given the power of AI back to the big tech giants, exactly what OpenAI was trying to avoid. This video explains the slow moral deterioration of OpenAI and how they became more and more profit-driven. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of OpenAI 2:33 - Altruistic Beginnings 6:22 - Becoming For Profit 9:35 - Big Tech Involvement 12:50 - The Future Of OpenAI Thumbnail Credit: Joshua Lott | Getty Images http://bit.ly/3KF7KFC Resources: https://pastebin.com/s7FDUshK

ProtonMail Doesn't Collect Any Data Whatsoever. But No One Wants It.

LiBjlFB9z7g | 27 Feb 2023

ProtonMail Doesn't Collect Any Data Whatsoever. But No One Wants It.

Nowadays, it seems like everyone is looking to protect their privacy online. People have become well aware of how big tech companies collect our data to make money, and they’re not exactly fans of this business model. But, while they say they want an alternative, it doesn't seem like this is a very high priority in reality. A great example of this is the lackluster performance of ProtonMail. ProtonMail accomplishes exactly what it sounds like. It allows people to send emails anonymously with encryption. But, given that the service doesn’t make any money through advertising or data collection, if you want an optimal email service, you’ll have to pay them a monthly subscription. A substantial number of people have opted to switch to ProtonMail and pay the subscription, but this has only made a dent in Gmail’s market share. This video explains the pros and cons of ProtonMail, and why it hasn’t become the next big email service despite offering the public exactly what they seemingly want. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - ProtonMail 2:34 - Lack Of Resources 5:46 - Paid Service 8:51 - Fundamental Shortfall 11:49 - The Future Of ProtonMail Resources: https://pastebin.com/9pJ12Hdy

Meet Kevin’s Infinitely Running Coupon Codes Are Marketing Genius.

4xbjdCLwJuk | 24 Feb 2023

Meet Kevin’s Infinitely Running Coupon Codes Are Marketing Genius.

Meet Kevin is infamous for his infinite coupon codes and flash sales on his courses. In basically every video, he’ll tell you that there’s a coupon code that’s about to expire, and that you should buy as soon as possible to take advantage of this limited-time opportunity. But, in the next video, he’ll just say the same thing. At this point, Kevin’s coupon codes have become a meme amongst his audience as people have caught onto his strategy. You might think that it would be smart for Kevin to just go ahead and stop discounting his courses and just offer a more honest price from the get-go. But, based on JCPenny’s history, this is actually a terrible decision. Back in 2012, JCPenny got a new CEO named Ron Johnson who decided to eliminate all of their flash sales and constant discounts. Instead, he aimed to give a more honest price upfront, but this led to retail sales declining 25% year over year, and Ron’s reign has gone down as the worst performance of any retail CEO ever. So, what happened? This video explains the history and psychology of discounted prices and why Meet Kevin’s infinitely running coupon codes are actually marketing genius. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Meet Kevin 2:52 - The Origin 5:57 - JC Penny Experiment 9:26 - The Takeaway 12:14 - The Aftermath Resources: https://pastebin.com/287GXaza

Microsoft Switched To Google. But They're The Real Winners.

9DrGcz0oKdo | 22 Feb 2023

Microsoft Switched To Google. But They're The Real Winners.

Microsoft is not who they used be. Up until the 2010s, they had a massive ego and pride that they were the absolute best company in the world and that they were the only company that consumers should ever choose. This led them to try to break into virtually every tech sector you can think of whether that be browsers or smartphones. But, in most of these ventures, Microsoft got utterly humiliated and destroyed. Not to mention, people had a growingly negative opinion of everything Microsoft. You can’t blame Microsoft too much as virtually every tech company tries to go down this same path whether we’re talking about Google or Apple, but the same cannot be said about the new Microsoft. Instead of trying to be the main player in every single sector, Microsoft has switched their focus to simply helping the winner in each sector. With servers, they embraced Linux, with browsers, they embraced Google, and now with search engines, they’re embracing ChatGPT. While this background role isn’t nearly as lucrative as controlling the whole space itself, this strategy is likely way more sustainable. Not to mention, this approach is already reflecting in their market cap. In late 2021, Microsoft briefly overtook Apple to become the world’s largest company. Looking forward, Microsoft may end up holding this position for a much longer period of time. This video explains the radical changes that are apparent across Microsoft and why they’re likely the strongest tech company out there. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Constant Concessions 2:39 - Hard Headed 6:09 - Be Humble 9:28 - Comeback 12:17 - Time In The Market Thumbnail Credit: Ted S Warren | AP http://bit.ly/3Sf8S4r Resources: https://pastebin.com/XmyEQY9M

People Laugh At Bing. It’s 2X More Lucrative Than Google.

k7I17rzDBns | 20 Feb 2023

People Laugh At Bing. It’s 2X More Lucrative Than Google.

Since its introduction, Bing has been a meme. People have always seen Bing as Microsoft's crappy attempt to take on Google. And though Bing was a massive loss leader in the early days, over the years, it has evolved to be much more than just that. You see, Bing has been able to create a pretty strong niche user base thanks to their rewards strategy. This has only been assisted by people’s growingly negative opinion of Google and growingly neutral opinion about Microsoft. This is no coincidence either. Microsoft has become a lot more passive over the years and has started to embrace its competition instead trying to compete against everything. This has allowed them to make a chromium-powered Edge that’s better than Chrome. And it appears that Microsoft is carrying over this same approach to Bing as well. Instead of trying to force Cortana down people’s throats, Microsoft has opted to incorporate ChatGPT into Bing which seems to have generated a pretty positive response from the public. This video explains the underdog story of Bing and why Bing is not a failure Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Sentiment Surrounding Bing 2:40 - Attracting Users 5:50 - Superior Demographics 8:55 - The New Microsoft 12:03 - The Future Of Bing Resources: https://pastebin.com/cLwbNHqB

Oracle Smugly Sued Google. Worst Decision Of Their Life.

IEP99RZd8Tc | 17 Feb 2023

Oracle Smugly Sued Google. Worst Decision Of Their Life.

Oracle is one of the largest background companies in the world with a market cap of $241 billion. They made their fortune by selling backend solutions to companies that help them with things like inventory planning and demand forecasting. But, ever since the turn of the century, Oracle has gone down a less honorable path. Oracle has turned to acquiring everyone under the sun and then waging massive lawsuits against the largest companies in the world. Likely the best example of this is their choice to sue Google back in 2010 for allegedly copyright-infringing Java APIs. This lawsuit ended up taking 11 years to complete and both companies scored multiple wins, but Google ended up coming out on top. But, even if Oracle had won legally, it still would’ve been a massive loss for the company as a whole. After all, companies aren’t exactly hyped to partner with someone with such a history. This video explains Oracle’s infamous lawsuit against Google and the aftermath of it for Oracle. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Oracle Vs Google 2:47 - Acquiring Java 6:08 - The Battle Begins 9:43 - The Final Showdown 11:53 - The Aftermath Thumbnail Credits: NPS Photo - Kevyn Jalone https://bit.ly/40AzSzj Alekss http://bit.ly/3IkMB1Y Resources: https://pastebin.com/3hY9VLze

The Demise Of LG - How An Electronics Juggernaut Was Overthrown

hiV1UzZ703I | 15 Feb 2023

The Demise Of LG - How An Electronics Juggernaut Was Overthrown

We all know LG as the appliance and TV company and there’s no doubt that they make great appliances and TVs. But, this success didn’t quite carry over to their smartphone lineup as LG was forced to exit the smartphone space completely in early 2021. At first, you may be inclined to think that this failure might’ve been caused by a late entry or a lack of innovation, but neither of these assumptions is true. In fact, LG was the first company in the world to produce a capacitive touchscreen phone even before Apple. Also, they were constantly experimenting with odd tech like modular smartphones, dual-screen smartphones, and swivel smartphones. The real reason behind LG’s downfall is a lack of strong marketing and branding. They basically approached smartphones like they would approach a dishwasher or dryer. Aside from poor branding, LG’s constant experimentation made them known as the manufacturer with the gimmicks which ended up doing more harm than good. And near the end, LG got so focused on trying to garner more sales that they stopped supporting their existing customer base which put the nail in their coffin. This video explains the top reasons for LG’s downfall within the smartphone space and what happened to LG smartphones. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Smartphone Shutdown 2:36 - Non-Existent Marketing 5:34 - Gimmicks 8:40 - Getting Desperate 11:23 - The State Of LG Resources: https://pastebin.com/xt9mH2ym

Why Is Everyone Ditching Google.com

UtkWyu-GBko | 13 Feb 2023

Why Is Everyone Ditching Google.com

Nowadays, Google is the go-to browser for the vast majority of people around the world. But, search as a whole is on a bit of a decline. This isn’t to say that Google is doing bad given that ad rates have skyrocketed over the past several years and advertisers take online marketing more seriously than ever. With that being said though, we have less of a need to search on a daily basis. If we’re looking for some sort of tutorial or walkthrough, most of us would prefer to watch a YouTube video on it and then read an article. Similarly, much of the news we consume nowadays comes from social media platforms like YouTube and TikTok as opposed to Google. So, the purpose of Google has been relegated to simply accessing quick information. But, the need for this is also shrinking rapidly. Chatbots like ChatGPT and Google Bard reduce the need to manually search and comb through articles ourselves. So, it looks like the days of traditional searching are quickly becoming a thing of the past. This video explains the decrease in search interest around Google and covers the main factors that could be leading to this decline. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Google 2:37 - Alternative Search Engines 5:35 - Social Media 8:28 - AI 11:26 - The Future Of Google Resources: https://pastebin.com/umTDHh4Y

Google Is Done Shooting For The Moon

AEhX9fzY8E0 | 10 Feb 2023

Google Is Done Shooting For The Moon

Over the years, Google has become iconic for their “out there” projects that aim to revolutionize the world. This includes failures from Google Glass to promising projects like Waymo. But, more recently, it appears that Google is strongly pulling back on their moonshot factory also known as the Google X Lab. Google has cut staffing substantially across this sector and it appears that they’re looking to focus their efforts on revenue-generating products instead like the Cloud, Ads, and AI. While this will likely play out well in terms of quarterly reports and happy shareholders, many feel that this will also result in Google losing much of its soul. The attribute that made Google so unique was their willingness to try ambitious projects and give it their all. This is what led to the creation of Google classics like Gmail, Chrome, and Google Maps. But, it appears that Google is now more focused on pleasing shareholders than truly innovating. This video explains the devolution of Google’s moonshot culture and the future of Google. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Google 2:32 - Complacent Employees 5:45 - Complacent Executives 8:50 - Public Sentiment 11:47 - The Future Of Google Thumbnail Credit: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto http://bit.ly/40AzSzj Resources: https://pastebin.com/f43nvXDH

Whatever Happened To Computer Viruses?

Fwx0CS1ebzs | 08 Feb 2023

Whatever Happened To Computer Viruses?

Remember how we were all scared of getting a computer virus 10 to 20 years ago? We would buy external software from McAfee and Norton in hopes of preventing a Trojan virus that could destroy our data or corrupt our computers altogether. But, for quite some time now, we haven’t faced any computer viruses. In fact, many of us don’t even use external anti-virus protection software or take extra precautions when it comes to browsing the internet. This can be explained by a couple of factors. For one, the entire world has ditched Internet Explorer which was one of the biggest culprits allowing for computer viruses. Internet Explorer allowed websites to run Visual Basic Script on the computer which gave websites significant access to the given device. Aside from ditching Internet Explorer, software companies have started to take cybersecurity much more seriously and they’ve even started to bribe hackers through large payouts. But, most importantly, the motive of hackers has shifted substantially. Hackers are no longer looking to corrupt our computers. Rather, they’re looking to covertly steal our personal data which is much more valuable. So, while computer viruses may be a relic of the past, staying vigilant online is still very much a concern. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Computer Viruses 1:37 - History Of Viruses 5:42 - Eradication 9:42 - Shifting Motives 11:50 - The State Of Viruses Resources: https://pastebin.com/t3nE72X3

Microsoft Edge Is Objectively Better. But No One Wants It.

937f7m3nzqU | 06 Feb 2023

Microsoft Edge Is Objectively Better. But No One Wants It.

Most of us remember Internet Explorer as the browser we use to download other browsers, especially Chrome. And, this is not surprising given that Internet Explorer was truly a crappy browser that Microsoft pushed down everyone’s throats. However, the same cannot be said about Microsoft Edge and particularly the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge. As the name suggests, this version of Edge actually runs on the Chrome platform meaning that it has all of the same bells and whistles that come along with Chrome like its massive webstore. However, Microsoft has also added their own unique twist to it by incorporating a bunch of Microsoft-specific apps like Office and Outlook. Microsoft has also successfully made Chrome objectively snappier and much more efficient especially if you have a large number of tabs open. But, despite all of these advantages, most people don’t even consider Microsoft Edge as an option due to their memory of Internet Explorer. This video explains why Microsoft Edge is actually better than Google Chrome and why people are reluctant to switch to Edge anyway. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Microsoft Edge 3:31 - Internet Explorer 6:34 - Google Chrome 9:44 - Internet Explorer V2 11:57 - The New Edge Resources: https://pastebin.com/u757zznH

The Baffling Economics Of The Metaverse

T6aycgMS9VU | 03 Feb 2023

The Baffling Economics Of The Metaverse

The Metaverse is one of the most controversial projects in the world. While most agree that VR will play a massive role in our futures, people can’t quite come to an agreement as to whether Meta will be the company to get us there. This makes sense given that Meta has spent tens of billions on the Metaverse, yet they don’t have much to show for it. Their graphics are extremely underwhelming and their user counts are even worse. In fact, one of their Metaverse projects which cost $1.2 billion to make only has a total of 38 active users. So, where is all the money going? Well, Meta’s underwhelming results can be explained by three factors. For one, Meta very much has a bloated workforce with extremely high-paid employees. Two, Meta spent all of their resources trying to port a gaming PC into a headset instead of trying to develop the best experience possible. And three, Meta is very much focused on the enterprise market as opposed to the consumer market. This video explains the shortcomings of the Metaverse and why the Metaverse costs so much despite being so bad. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Cost Of The Metaverse 2:54 - Bloated Workforce 6:06 - Insufficient Hardware 9:20 - Enterprise Focus 12:10 - The State Of The Metaverse Resources: https://pastebin.com/3pRysYz8

McKinsey & Co - The Consultants From Hell

9e9GAHmXx9o | 01 Feb 2023

McKinsey & Co - The Consultants From Hell

McKinsey & Co is likely the most respected management consulting firm in the world which is not surprising given that they basically invented the industry. College students and professionals alike regularly fight to get into this institution due to its prestige, influence, and compensation. But, while McKinsey & Co is respectable from a career standpoint, the same cannot be said about a business standpoint. You see, much of McKinsey’s money and influence was built through dark avenues that are beyond evil. For example, they were consulting with big pharmaceutical companies and discussing how they could artificially cause more opioid addictions. They even went as far as advising that their pharmaceutical clients pay pharmacies based on how many additions they caused. They also had significant ties with Enron and the 2008 financial crisis. Not to mention their strong connections to authoritarian governments like Saudi Arabia, the CCP, and Russia. This video explains the dark side of McKinsey & Co and why they’re the consultants that deserve hell. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - McKinsey & Co 2:17 - Humble Origins 5:29 - The Devolution 8:21 - Truly Evil 11:40 - Authoritarian Connections 13:44 - A Spot In Hell Thumbnail Credit: http://bit.ly/40hIuuG Resources: https://pastebin.com/AvNbYv6f

Google Fiber Never Had A Chance. But That Was By Design.

idniTs5mJQg | 30 Jan 2023

Google Fiber Never Had A Chance. But That Was By Design.

Google Fiber was one of Google’s most ambitious projects of all time. Not only were they taking on the largest broadband companies that had dominated the space for decades, but they were trying to outdo them by magnitudes. Back when Google Fiber was announced, the average internet connection didn’t even cross 10 Mbps, but Google promised to offer 1 Gbps for the same price. At first, the Google Fiber rollout went smoothly, but eventually, the legacy players started hitting back. They started to sabotage Google’s efforts by initiating outlandish lawsuits and putting up petty obstacles. They also invested a boatload of money into improving their own infrastructure. AT&T, for example, committed to spending $140 billion within the next 5 years to make fiber internet a reality across the US. As these legacy broadband players hit back, Google Fiber slowly fell into the background and they even started withdrawing from cities that they had pioneered. On paper, it seems like Google bit off more than it could chew and got put in its place. But, what if this was their plan all along. What if Google never had any intention of actually becoming an ISP provider? What if their plan was simply to ignite the stagnant players? This video explains the story of Google Fiber and why it was actually Google’s most successful failure. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Google Fiber 3:00 - Stagnant Players 6:20 - The Need For Speed 9:36 - Sandbagging Fiber 12:18 - The State Of The Internet Resources: https://pastebin.com/jGd6Kdsm

A TikTok Ban Is Becoming Inevitable

1t-VWw9_Ias | 27 Jan 2023

A TikTok Ban Is Becoming Inevitable

Over the past few years, TikTok has taken the world by storm. They’re not only one of the most popular social media apps in the world. They’re one of the most popular websites in the world period. But, despite their popularity, governments and regulators haven’t exactly been fond of TikTok. For one, TikTok is not exactly healthy for people’s mental health as it promotes shorter attention spans and social media addiction. Not to mention, much of the content on TikTok is just thirst traps. But, this isn’t the main reason that so many countries are worried about TikTok. The main reason that countries are worried about the platform is due to concerns about national security. It’s no question that TikTok collects a bunch of data on users. They don’t even try to hide this as it’s blatantly stated in their privacy policy agreement. The only thing in question is whether TikTok passes on this data to the CCP. And based on more recent revelations about TikTok spying on journalists and how much of their staff are former CCP media members, the chances aren’t exactly in TikTok’s favor. In fact, both sides of Congress are starting to come to this same conclusion which is not exactly good for TikTok. This video explains why countries around the world are banning TikTok and why the US may be next. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - TikTok Bans 3:04 - Shady History 6:16 - Bans Phase 1 9:29 - Bans Phase 2 12:45 - An Inevitable Ban Resources: https://pastebin.com/S2DKVyqa

T-Mobile - Nearly Bankrupt To World's Largest Telecom Company

JmPE9GJwJqY | 25 Jan 2023

T-Mobile - Nearly Bankrupt To World's Largest Telecom Company

T-Mobile is likely the most classic cell phone provider of the early 2000s as virtually everyone is familiar with their iconic ringtone. But, with the introduction of smartphones and stronger competition within the cellular market, T-Mobile got crushed and quickly fell towards irrelevancy. In fact, things got so bad that they were basically going to get bailed out by AT&T in the early 2010s. But, suddenly their entire situation changed when they got a new CEO, John Legere. Instead of trying to hide the differences of T-Mobile, John decided to embrace them by making T-Mobile the uncarrier. For example, T-Mobile didn’t have a contract with Apple to offer their phones at reduced prices. So, T-Mobile simply offered iPhones at MSRP and embraced how they don’t have any strings attached or any hidden fees. Given that much of the population was fed up with the antics of AT&T and Verizon, many people gave T-Mobile a chance. Let’s just say T-Mobile used this olive branch to the absolute max. This video explains the rise, fall, and rise again of T-Mobile. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of T-Mobile 2:52 - Not So Humble Origins 6:20 - Getting Destroyed By AT&T 9:37 - The Resurrection Of T-Mobile 12:48 - The Comeback Of T-Mobile Resources: https://pastebin.com/7pnGVCAB

What Happened To Vox?

RBVJ9o25pPM | 23 Jan 2023

What Happened To Vox?

Vox is one of the most popular media companies on YouTube with over 10 million subscribers and billions of views. Their content usually consists of high-quality documentaries and infographics that seek to inform viewers in a fun and intuitive manner. And, at first glance, it seems like their content is completely harmless. But, there’s actually a large group of people who can’t stand Vox as they think that Vox tells one-sided stories and is very much a liberal echo chamber. Aside from their obvious political bias, Vox also has a history of publishing overly clickbait useless articles similar to BuzzFeed. This isn’t to say that all of their content is bad or that their videos aren’t worth watching. However, it may make sense to consume their content with their biases in mind. This way, you’ll be able to get a much more complete picture of the situation and better understand both sides. This video explains the main critics against Vox and why many people can’t stand Vox. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Vox 2:26 - Daring Beginnings 5:19 - The Glory Days 8:19 - One-Sided 11:16 - The Paradox Of Vox Resources: https://pastebin.com/vgLJJkaf

What Happened To Chipotle?

pWju9Y3rH70 | 20 Jan 2023

What Happened To Chipotle?

Chipotle is one of the most famous fast food brands in the world, but ironically, they’re also plagued with food safety and poisoning concerns. It’s not just a one or two-time occurrence either. Chipotle has had several food large-scale food poisoning scandals within just the past 15 years, but then, why does Chipotle remain so popular. Well, it turns out that their biggest weakness is also their greatest strength. One of the main reasons that Chipotle has to deal with so many food safety scandals is because they source their ingredients locally and produce the food at the restaurant. This is what gives Chipotle food its fresh and authentic taste. But, the problem with this approach is that it’s virtually impossible to ensure that all of the ingredients and their thousands of stores are clean all the time. Regular fast-food chains just have to focus on their few dozen or so manufacturing and packaging plants. This video explains the rise of Chipotle and why even rampant food poisoning concerns couldn’t stop the company. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Chipotle’s Shady History 2:43 - Before Chipotle’s Issues 5:53 - Away With McDonald’s 8:43 - Supply Chain Hell 11:51 - The State Of Chipotle Resources: https://pastebin.com/TfrT2g6g

What Happened To Coca-Cola?

QroIN3pcJG0 | 18 Jan 2023

What Happened To Coca-Cola?

Coca-Cola is one of the strongest brands in the world if not the strongest. Virtually everyone recognizes the brand regardless of age, location, or interests. But, despite the strong legacy of Coca-Cola, they haven’t been doing all that well over the past 20 years. In fact, Coca-Cola stock has barely grown over the past 20 years, and the growth actually loses to the S&P 500 and even inflation. At first glance, you may be driven to think that this is mainly due to Coca-Cola becoming a mature company and not having much headroom. But, this is not exactly true given that Pepsi has been killing it. In the past 20 years, Pepsi has grown multiple folds and is on the cusp of taking over Coca-Cola altogether in terms of market cap. So what happened to Coca-Cola? Well, usually, these sorts of delines can’t be linked to a singular event, but in the case of Coca-Cola, they can be. The reality is that the entire growth of Coca-Cola can be explained by a singular man: Roberto Goizueta. Ever since this man died, Coca-Cola’s growth has stalled out. This video explains the story of Coca-Cola and Roberto Goizueta and why Coca-Cola has struggled to continue growing. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Coca Cola 2:57 - Roberto Goizueta 5:40 - Betting Big 9:09 - Not The Same 12:19 - The Future Of Coca Cola Thumbnail Credit: Vahid Kanani http://bit.ly/3IX1sAx Resources: https://pastebin.com/0XuQDAzM

Consultants Are Overpaid Deadweight. Here's Why Companies Hire Them.

iX-Oj_vvwC8 | 16 Jan 2023

Consultants Are Overpaid Deadweight. Here's Why Companies Hire Them.

Consulting is often seen as an appealing career by business majors around the world. As a management consultant, you get to travel the world, work with the largest companies, and get to do something new with every project. You also enjoy the perks of great workplace culture and strong salaries. However, while the career of a management consultant may seem glamorous, it’s not actually all that useful. It’s rare that management consultants ever tell companies something that they don’t already know. But then, why do companies spend a fortune on hiring management consulting firms? Well, the answer boils down to two reasons which are corporate barriers and responsibility. For one, management consultants are helpful in breaking through corporate politics and actually implementing the change desired by the leadership. Similarly, management consultants are the perfect scapegoat if and when things go wrong. This video explains the truth about management consultants and why companies actually hire management consultants. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Management Consultants 2:58 - Breaking Barriers 6:05 - Unpopular Decisions 9:43 - Deadweight Thumbnail Credit: http://bit.ly/3QKSGHt Resources: https://pastebin.com/ST7F5RU5

Huawei Just Overtook Apple. Time For Phase 2.

7A4-nyKhZro | 13 Jan 2023

Huawei Just Overtook Apple. Time For Phase 2.

Huawei is one of the most controversial Chinese companies in the world. While they make great products and desirable prices, their data collection and connection to the Chinese government is sketchy, to say the least. For example, shortly after Huawei partnered with Canada’s Nortel, Nortel started to be hacked by the Chinese. Huawei claims that it had nothing to do with the incident, but it all seems quite fishy. Most of their western partners learned this lesson the hard way, and today, most western countries ban Huawei altogether. Despite this, Huawei has remained extraordinarily popular amongst developing countries. In fact, they’re so popular that they overtook Apple in terms of smartphone sales in 2019 and Samsung in 2020. Today, they’re the largest smartphone producer in the world regularly selling over 200 million phones every single year. They’ve also branched out into smartwatches, laptops, tech gadgets, and even electric vehicles. While this is great for Huawei, this has simply heightened concerns regarding how Huawei will use its global control and influence. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Threat Of Huawei 2:39 - Protecting China 5:43 - Infiltrating Countries 8:57 - Infiltrating The World 11:32 - Why Spy? Thumbnail Credit: Woody Alec | Getty Images https://bit.ly/3W2mSPr Resources: https://pastebin.com/ikyTr4DS

How Is AT&T Even Still Alive?

SjESrGDb7I8 | 11 Jan 2023

How Is AT&T Even Still Alive?

AT&T is one of the most legacy companies in the world having been founded all the way back in the 1800s by Alexander Graham Bell. For much of their history, they’ve been an unstoppable force with a strong monopoly across the telecommunications industry. And while they aren’t as powerful as they once used to be, they’re still a dominant force that’s arguably undisruptable. The main reason for this is that AT&T falls in a really weird business category that’s worth owning if you already have it, but not worth building from scratch. This is because the cost of building nationwide infrastructure is extraordinarily expensive and long-term profit margins and growth values are simply not worth all this pain and hassle. Even giants like Google have tried to break into the broadband internet and wireless markets, but their efforts haven’t really gotten them anywhere thus far. This video explains the story of how AT&T became so dominant and why no one is able to displace them despite their declining fundamentals. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - That State Of AT&T 2:39 - The Rise Of AT&T 5:56 - An Unstoppable Force 9:11 - Extending The Monopoly 12:23 - The Future Of AT&T Resources: https://pastebin.com/5KQwvcZm

Why Do Creators Hate Adobe So Much?

jqyfN2svM3Y | 09 Jan 2023

Why Do Creators Hate Adobe So Much?

Adobe is one of those background companies that you never think about, but they’re extraordinarily profitable and strong. They’ve got an iron grip on the entire creative software market with everything from Photoshop and Lightroom to Premiere Pro and Animate. At first, the company seems pretty boring and uncontroversial, but a lot of creators actually hate Adobe with a passion. One of the biggest catalysts for this distaste was Adobe’s decision to switch to a subscription model from a licensing model several years ago. Not only did this make Adobe software significantly more expensive for most creators, but it allowed Adobe to slack off with updates and maintenance given that they would pull in revenue either way. To make things worse, it seems like Adobe is even exploring unethical options to increase their revenue. Ironically though, their internal business is the exact opposite. In fact, Adobe regularly ranks as one of the best employers in the world. So, why does Adobe have such a disparity between happy employees and angry customers? This video explains the main differences between Adobe’s customers and employees and how Adobe went so wrong with their customers. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Hate For Adobe 2:42 - Milking Customers 6:10 - Unethical Practices 9:30 - Employee Champion 11:44 - The State Of Adobe Resources: https://pastebin.com/yhL12Bsz

The Baffling Economics Of Avatar 2

DsLvCNFPPIs | 06 Jan 2023

The Baffling Economics Of Avatar 2

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard about Avatar 2 and its massive breakeven of $2 billion. But, estimates suggest that the production cost of Avatar 2 was only $250 to $450 million, so what’s happening to the other $1.5 to $1.75 billion? Well, this can be explained by a couple of factors starting with theater splits. Theater splits are set up to benefit films that have massive opening weekends and first few weeks like Marvel films, but the Avatar series thus far has tended to be a slow burner. This means that Avatar must earn more at the box office to retain the same amount of earnings. Aside from unfavorable domestic splits, Avatar also suffers from massive taxes and fees outside of the US. And given that 70% of the film’s revenue thus far has come from a global audience, this significantly impacts their margins. Finally, there are also fees such as marketing, royalties, interest rates, currency exchange fees, and distribution fees. This video explains Avatar’s top expenses when it comes to the box office and why Avatar 2 needs to pull in so much revenue just to break even. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Avatar 2 2:57 - Unfavorable Theater Splits 6:00 - Unfavorable Global Splits 9:10 - Other Expenses 12:00 - The Economics of Avatar 2 Resources: https://pastebin.com/mfcZVwHu

Forget Facebook. This Company Has Data On 5 Billion People.

To8CVsTDr7s | 04 Jan 2023

Forget Facebook. This Company Has Data On 5 Billion People.

Many of the top tech companies like Google and Facebook get a lot of slack for invading our privacy and collecting a bunch of our data. And while this criticism is definitely well deserved, like in most scenarios, the most dangerous companies aren’t the ones that are front facing. The most dangerous companies are the background companies that most people have never heard of. This is the same case with Oracle and data collection. If you’re not familiar with Oracle, they’re basically the king of enterprise software and solutions along with SAP. They control everything from supply chain and procurement software to financial and accounting software. As you would guess, this has given them access to an extraordinary amount of end-user data. Technically, they’re not supposed to be leveraging any of this data, but a new lawsuit alleges that Oracle has actually been collecting data on as many as 5 billion people. This video explains the business of Oracle and the truth about its data collection practices. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Oracle 3:25 - The Origin Of Oracle 6:39 - Oracle Products 9:57 - Oracle Today Resources: https://pastebin.com/uVi80e31

Skype Business Shut Down. But It Was Microsoft's Best Acquisition.

7p2UUCZpF_o | 02 Jan 2023

Skype Business Shut Down. But It Was Microsoft's Best Acquisition.

During the summer of 2021, Microsoft announced that Skype Business would officially be shutting down. At first glance, this seemed like quite a shame given that Microsoft had spent $8.5 billion acquiring the company. Not to mention, all of the effort and time spent on maintaining and improving the platform over the past decade. But, while Skype Business didn’t quite work out, the acquisition of Skype was still a massive success given that Microsoft was able to develop Microsoft Teams based on Skype. While all of the hype for video conferencing centers on Zoom, Teams is actually the real king of video conferencing. In fact, Teams has 270 million active users which is not far behind Zoom’s 300 million. Also, Teams’ users are likely much more profitable than Zoom’s users given that Microsoft primarily targets employers. Looking forward, it looks like it’s just a matter of time until Teams even overtakes Windows in terms of annual revenue. This video explains the acquisition of Skype and why Skype was likely Microsoft’s best acquisition. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - What Happened To Skype 2:52 - The Rise Of Skype 6:11 - The Death Of Skype 9:37 - Resurrection Of Teams 12:05 - The Domination Of Teams Resources: https://pastebin.com/S9PMTqp6

What Happened To The Discovery Channel?

KZ6yLSZR3kc | 30 Dec 2022

What Happened To The Discovery Channel?

Do you remember the Discovery Channel? The Discovery Channel used to be the go-to network for science, entertainment, and learning, but over the past 20 years, the Discovery channel has fallen towards irrelevance. In fact, Google search volume for “the Discovery channel” is down 90 to 95% since 2000. It’s easy to write off this downtrend as a result of the rise of streaming services and alternative forms of media like YouTube and TikTok. But, the Discovery channel’s fall is much more intricate than just a broad TV downturn. It all started in the year 2000 when the Discovery channel moved away from purely nonfictional content and incorporated elements of reality TV. Since then, the Discovery channel has expanded to producing full-on reality shows which pushed away their initial fanbase. Today, Discovery is trying to make a comeback with Discovery+ and they may very well be successful, especially thanks to their partnership with Warner Bros. But, even if Discovery channel reached its historic peak once again, it definitely won’t be the Discovery channel that we all knew and loved 10 years ago. This video explains the rise and fall of the Discovery channel and what happened to the Discovery channel. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Remember Discovery? 2:05 - Discovering The Origin 5:05 - The Discovery Empire 8:09 - Discovering New Lows 11:13 - Discovering The Future Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3GhXAYV https://bit.ly/3WpPEKF https://bit.ly/3FVmT1t Resources: https://pastebin.com/W4fKZF2C

This Government Employee Is Paid $8,888,684

4iYTbZ0jeSg | 28 Dec 2022

This Government Employee Is Paid $8,888,684

We all know that government salaries are generally less lucrative than private company salaries, but governments generally offer much better work-life balance, more job security, and just overall less stress. So, the tradeoffs for government jobs were usually worth it for a good portion of the population. However, over the past 10 to 20 years, the disparity between government salaries and corporate salaries has ballooned to significant levels. Before you might’ve been able to make an additional $20 or $30K per year by switching to a company, but nowadays, you can often double your salary by switching to corporate. This has made the argument to get a government job significantly weaker, and this is especially true with current inflation. But, why do governments pay so bad when they have access to so much money? Well, some of the main reasons are that they have terrible financial management, ineffective spending strategies, and a significant number of complacent employees. This video explains the difference between government wages and corporate wages and how government salaries got so bad. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Garbage Salaries 2:24 - Funding 5:32 - Complacent Employees 8:26 - No Choice 10:56 - The State Of Government Jobs Thumbnail Credits: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images https://bit.ly/3YPb8CF Resources: https://pastebin.com/aDGH14Dh

3 Highest Paying FAANG Jobs (No Coding)

fhsUMQxMvcQ | 26 Dec 2022

3 Highest Paying FAANG Jobs (No Coding)

We all know that software engineers at FAANG are paid a boatload of money, but not everyone is good at coding and even if they are, they don’t exactly want to be a software engineers. Fortunately, there are several other roles at FAANG that pay nearly as much without any coding. One such career path is becoming a product manager. Product managers are responsible for defining the vision, goals, and strategy of a given feature or product. Another lucrative career path is becoming a program manager and specifically a technical program manager. Technical program managers at FAANG are responsible for executing the visions of product managers. And finally, the third major noncoding pathway is becoming a solutions architect. Solutions architects serve a highly technical role in that they’re responsible for connecting all of the right technologies at ensuring that they have enough scale and reliability. This video explains the responsibilities, compensation, and career paths of the most common noncoding roles at FAANG. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Software Engineers 1:07 - Product Managers 3:54 - Program Managers 6:51 - Solutions Architects 10:02 - Alternatives Resources: https://pastebin.com/ch71TX0u

Why The University Of Phoenix Is Refunding 147,500 Students

47zqsxfDCnU | 23 Dec 2022

Why The University Of Phoenix Is Refunding 147,500 Students

People often say that college is a scam. What they usually mean by this is that college is overpriced or that it doesn’t translate all that well to a job. But, there’s this one university called the University of Phoenix that is very much literally a scam. Technically, they are accredited and their degrees are valid, but non-technically speaking, their degrees are usually frowned upon. This is because the University of Phoenix was the most infamous for-profit institution in the entire world. They had dozens of buildings, hundreds of thousands of students, and even a stadium. But, with the age of information, their popularity has gone down substantially as more and more people question the legitimacy of the school. In fact, things have gotten so bad that the FTC ordered the University of Phoenix partially refund 147,500 for using deceptive advertising practices. This video explains the rise and fall of the University of Phoenix and how it became the most infamous for-profit university in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - College Is A Scam 2:36 - Humble Origins 5:45 - Corrupted By Profit 7:50 - Shady Practices 10:47 - University Of Phoenix Today Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3v6EZZt Resources: https://pastebin.com/xzFSSj0E

The $100 Billion Shadow Company That Runs FAANG

MhUIZ8-bQLs | 21 Dec 2022

The $100 Billion Shadow Company That Runs FAANG

It’s no question that the biggest tech companies in the world are extraordinarily powerful. They not only have billions of users, but they have sensitive data about billions of users. But, what if I told you there was a company that was even more powerful than FAANG. This company not only controls FAANG but virtually every company in the world. The name of this company is SAP and they specialize in providing enterprise solutions for companies. This includes software like inventory planning, supply planning, human capital management, financial management, and customer relationship management. And, at the time of making this video, 87% of all global commerce goes through SAP which works out to a whopping $46 trillion. Considering the power that SAP has, you would think that it would be an evil background company that pulls a bunch of strings. But, they’ve actually been relatively tame and good-mannered relative to how much power they have. This video explains the story of the world’s most powerful company that you’ve never heard of: SAP. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Company That Runs The World 2:25 - Humble Origins 5:34 - Fierce Expansion 8:46 - The Cost 11:48 - The SAP Stronghold Resources: https://pastebin.com/xHjz4Ern

Why Do Companies Overhire Just To Lay Off?

KCF78a2wTHM | 19 Dec 2022

Why Do Companies Overhire Just To Lay Off?

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the massive layoffs throughout the tech industry. Everyone from startups like Stripe and Coinbase to giants like Amazon and Facebook is going through significant layoffs, but this brings up the question: if these companies are supposedly run super lean, how do they end up in a position in which they overhired? Well, the answer is that a company’s labor needs can drastically change with time. For example, during recessions, people tend to switch jobs less often, they’re more productive at their current jobs, and companies are less likely to invest in experimental sectors. All of this results in a shift in the balance of employees meaning that the company no longer needs to hire as aggressively. Instead, they may even be able to scale back and maintain the same level of productivity. There are some darker reasons that companies overhire though as well such as the practice of hiring to fire. This video explains the top reasons that companies end up overhiring just to eventually lay off these people. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Overhiring 2:58 - FOMO 6:02 - Defensive 9:03 - Hire To Fire 11:57 - Why Companies Overhire Thumbnail Credits: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images https://bit.ly/3YIULrc Resources: https://pastebin.com/dxxC44DN

Why You Probably Shouldn’t Use Zelle

-n1hDnCOtVo | 16 Dec 2022

Why You Probably Shouldn’t Use Zelle

Over the past couple of years, Zelle has exploded in popularity. Virtually everyone has heard of it and many have even ditched PayPal and Venmo. While this may be surprising at first glance, when you consider the advantages of Zelle such as instant transfers, direct integration with bank accounts, and no fees, it’s no wonder why it’s so popular. But, like all things, there is one caveat to this service. While the service itself is exceptional, the reason that it’s so fast and cheap is that its from the big banks themselves. Historically, big banks have abused their trust over and over again even leading to disasters like the 2008 financial recession. And, the big banks gaining control over the p2p payment market will just further increase their power over our financial lives. So, while Zelle itself is a great service, its popularity may not be the best thing for society. This video explains the story of how Zelle was created, why it’s so popular, and the dark truth about the service. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Rise Of Zelle 1:20 - Early Failure 4:31 - Introducing Zelle 7:31 - The Bad 10:35 - The Ugly Resources: https://pastebin.com/d5KhfvfF

Netflix Is Putting Tech Salaries To Shame

IiHyo_0bWIY | 14 Dec 2022

Netflix Is Putting Tech Salaries To Shame

By now, I’m sure you’re all familiar with the insane salaries and compensation packages offered at FAANG and other similar companies. But, one characteristic that’s applicable to almost all of these is that the vast majority of the compensation is in the form of stock. One company that breaks this trend, however, is Netflix which almost exclusively offers full cash compensation. This doesn't mean that Netflix’s compensation numbers are any lower either. In fact, they’re just as high if not even higher than their FAANG counterparts, but it’s all in the form of cash. Even the CEO has the option to take their entire salary in the form of cash. One of the reasons that Netflix does this is to provide their employees with more freedom. Oftentimes, employees just end up selling all of their stock compensation. So, why dilute your company and issue this stock compensation when you know that it won't even be used. Also, it’s important to note that Netflix is actually in a financial position in which they can afford to pay such high cash salaries. The same cannot be said about their peers like Amazon. This video explains the various reasons that Netflix offers their entire compensation in the form of cash and the pros and cons of massive cash salaries. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Netflix Cash Salaries 2:45 - Netflix Philosophy 5:35 - Cash Is King 8:22 - Cash Is Trash 11:18 - The Netflix Way Resources: https://pastebin.com/LvzrChKu

How Is IBM Even Still Around?

CEcsy8b2hVo | 12 Dec 2022

How Is IBM Even Still Around?

I’m sure you’ve all heard about IBM. They’re one of the pioneers of the PC industry, but nowadays, virtually no one uses IBM computers. Yet, IBM is still one of the largest companies in the world with a market cap of over $100 billion, so how does IBM even make money? Well, throughout IBM’s history, they were almost always a B2B company as opposed to a consumer brand. This is quite ironic given that they’re most well known for their PCs in the 1980s, but this was actually the exception for IBM, not the norm. After the dot-com bubble burst, IBM sold off its PC division to Lenovo and they started focusing on their B2B business once again. This consisted of producing server racks, networks, databases, and setting up cloud infrastructure. All of these background functions allowed IBM to rise to prominence once again, but with the rise of competition within these markets, IBM is struggling once again. Their revenues have nearly halved within the past 10 years and it’s not clear if they can compete against the juggernauts like Amazon and Microsoft. This video explains the rise, fall, rise again, and fall again of IBM. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of IBM 2:20 - Founding IBM 5:25 - Industry Leader 8:36 - Painful Failure 11:29 - Resurrection Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3FH8uqJ Resources: https://pastebin.com/jAqDFJs2

The Atrocious Abuse Of Game Developers

PkUOp68yqlc | 09 Dec 2022

The Atrocious Abuse Of Game Developers

For most people, working for a game developer likely sounds pretty cool. You get to bring the games that gave you so much joy to millions of people around the world. But, while the job looks fun from the outside, in reality, being a game developer is actually quite rough. For one, game companies are usually able to get away with paying game developers significantly less than market wages. Similarly, game developers generally end up working quite a bit more than traditional software engineers. This can mostly be explained by the fact that most people who become game developers do it out of passion. So, game companies are able to abuse this passion to milk out the most amount of work. This situation is only made worse by the fact that game development skills aren’t easily transferable to traditional tech companies. So, many developers often end up getting trapped within the gaming industry. This video explains the pros and cons of being a game developer and how game developers end up getting ripped off by game companies. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Game Developers 2:30 - The Dangers Of Passion 5:28 - Trapped 8:13 - Discrimination 10:50 - The Verdict Resources: https://pastebin.com/fzQiLAcX

Xerox - The Company That Threw Away Everything

54CyHBI1d6Y | 07 Dec 2022

Xerox - The Company That Threw Away Everything

You’re probably familiar with Xerox as the photocopying company. They were so influential to the industry that Xerox has become a synonym for photocopies. While this is what Xerox is most known for, Xerox’s contributions are far larger. They’ve played massive roles in the invention and development of graphical user interfaces, laser printers, computer-generated bitmap images, modern text editors, object-oriented programming, computers, laptops, and even the internet. Yet, Xerox is about to be wiped off the face of the planet. Their revenues have been consistently declining for the past 2 decades and they just became unprofitable as well. Even if Xerox is able to regain profitability in the short term, it seems like bankruptcy is inevitable for the company. This video explains how Xerox went from being a market leader and innovator to being on the doorstep of bankruptcy. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - What Happened To Xerox 2:39 - The Rise Of Xerox 5:42 - Printing Money 8:50 - The Brutal Fall 11:47 - The Fate Of Xerox Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3ixxPKJ https://bit.ly/3F0QLct https://bit.ly/3Fs74An Resources: https://pastebin.com/wsrGp4Js

Wait A Minute....Google Funds Firefox???

Ke5qDhJyGU8 | 05 Dec 2022

Wait A Minute....Google Funds Firefox???

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Firefox just like you’ve also probably heard of Bing. But, who actually uses Firefox? Well, statistically speaking, Firefox has a 7.69% market share in the PC market which actually works out to 362 million users worldwide. This is likely surprising given that basically everyone and their mothers use Chrome or Safari. What’s even more surprising is that Firefox doesn’t come preinstalled like Microsoft Edge or Safari, so everyone who uses Firefox has gone out of their way to use it. Something that’s even more surprising than this is that Firefox is actually mostly funded by Google. In fact, $450 million out of the $500 million that Firefox pulled in last year was from Google. The official reasoning for this is that Google is paying Mozilla to make Google the default search engine on Firefox. But, if we take a closer look, it appears that this deal was built to protect Google from an antitrust perspective. This video explains the rise and appeal of Firefox and why Google is funding its competitor. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Remember Firefox 2:07 - The Story Of Firefox 5:11 - Chrome Takeover 7:37 - The State Of Firefox 9:56 - Why Google Funds Firefox Resources: https://pastebin.com/QaJaF8J4

The $500 Billion Monopoly That No One Ever Questions

dAMAZf6q8lI | 02 Dec 2022

The $500 Billion Monopoly That No One Ever Questions

With the rise of social media, people have become more aware of evil corporations than ever before. Whether it be companies prioritizing profits over lives or invading our privacy, virtually every company is subject to some sort of criticism. One juggernaut that has more or less gone almost completely unnoticed, however, is United Health Group. One of the main reasons that United Health doesn’t receive too much criticism is that they mostly deal with companies and institutions. So, people rarely deal with companies firsthand. This just makes it even easier for United Health to get away with unfriendly practices and get away with it. Basically, all health insurance companies leverage networks, deductibles, and unsound medical advice to maximize premiums and minimize payouts. United Health has also been caught overcharging Medicare and their most profitable quarter of all time was during the second quarter of 2020 which was the peak of the pandemic. This video explains the various shady activities of United Health Group and the truth behind the $500 billion shadow company that no one ever questions. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - United Health Group 2:25 - Fundamentally Flawed 5:20 - Dissuading Healthcare 8:00 - Ripping Off Medicare 11:05 - The Solution Thumbnail Credit: http://bit.ly/3UfL7ZI Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg Resources: https://pastebin.com/yw2eC3Wf

Why Is Everyone Ditching Gmail?

q_HN-Mr77ow | 30 Nov 2022

Why Is Everyone Ditching Gmail?

Over the past decade, Gmail has become the go-to email service for most people. A lot of times, it’s simply assumed that you use Gmail, and there’s actually a bit of a stigma against Yahoo and Hotmail. But, in more recent times, Gmail has actually been losing quite a bit of market share, mainly to Apple. In fact, within the past year, Gmail’s market share has plummeted from 35.25% to 27.95%. This translates to hundreds of millions of users, but why are people leaving Gmail in droves? Well, the truth is that much of Gmail’s original appeal has worn off as most competitors have either caught up or even overtaken Google’s offering. Outlook, for example, offers even more storage than Gmail and Outlook have better integration with Microsoft Office products. Aside from this, Gmail has more or less hit market saturation as everyone who uses the internet frequently pretty much already has a Gmail. So, as competitors catch up to Google’s market saturation, Google will just continue to lose market share. Finally, last but not least, Apple has been very much leaning toward the privacy aspect of technology. A great example of this is their recent mail privacy protection program. This video explains the various reasons that Gmail is losing market share and the future of Gmail. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Gmail’s Popularity 1:29 - The Appeal Of Gmail 4:34 - Forced Adoption 7:26 - A Turning Tide 10:25 - The Future Of Gmail Resources: https://pastebin.com/neun18uq

Tai Lopez Is Back... And Bigger Than Ever

s2ZphSxRWbY | 28 Nov 2022

Tai Lopez Is Back... And Bigger Than Ever

Tai Lopez is the most infamous online marketer of all time. Virtually everyone has seen his classic “here in my garage” commercial that was basically ubiquitous on YouTube throughout the mid-2010s. Tai received boatloads of criticism for this ad campaign as his courses were seen as useless junk that was being sold for high prices. People also had suspicions regarding whether Tai actually owned any of the things that he showed off in his videos. Many suspected that he was simply renting cars and mansions for his videos. This ended up actually being the case, but there was also a good explanation for it. Nonetheless, this along with mounting skepticism regarding his courses was enough to end Tai Lopez for quite some time. But now, he’s back. Instead of posting flex videos, he’s now posting feel-good shorts that are racking in tens of millions of views per month. This video explains the rise, fall, and rise again of Tai Lopez, and the marketing side of his business. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Knawledge Comeback 2:09 - Spreading Knawledge 5:45 - Exposed 8:44 - Tai Reborn 10:44 - The Truth About Tai Lopez Thumbnail Credits: http://bit.ly/3VQe27V http://bit.ly/3u7rQPy Resources: https://pastebin.com/jM0jPZvt

Why Volkswagen Was Fined $34.69 Billion

4gXVBfN6Jf0 | 25 Nov 2022

Why Volkswagen Was Fined $34.69 Billion

Volkswagen is one of the largest automotive conglomerates in the world. Not only do they own Volkswagen, but they own a number of other brands that are also extremely popular like Audi, Bentley, and Lamborghini. But, despite its insane brand recognition, Volkswagen also has a major stain in its recent history. In the mid-2010s, Volkswagen was caught in an emissions scandal. Apparently, Volkswagen had written software that could detect when emissions tests were being conducted, and the cars could change engine properties to reduce emissions during these exams. When the cars were actually on the road though, they were emitting as much as 40 times the legal limits. I don’t think you’d be surprised to hear that Volkswagen had a pretty rough time after this news came to light. They would be forced to pay fines and settlements above $10 billion. They also had to buy back cars with this software for large prices and even award compensation on top of that. This video explains how Volkswagen went from being one of the most respected car brands to being caught up in the largest automotive scandal of all time. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Tarnished Reputation 2:37 - A History Of Scandals 5:33 - Emissions Scandal 8:22 - The Fallout 11:03 - A New Leaf Thumbnail Credit: http://bit.ly/3OzA0t9 http://bit.ly/3EuCgNH Resources: https://pastebin.com/QHrg4JZm

People Mocked Google For Buying Motorola. It Was Their Best Acquisition.

49PTj9D_NpM | 23 Nov 2022

People Mocked Google For Buying Motorola. It Was Their Best Acquisition.

Remember Motorola? In the early 2000s, they made those super popular flip phones that everyone seemed to have. While Motorola phones were quite appealing back in the day, after the launch of the iPhone, their popularity basically fell off a cliff. Motorola tried pivoting to smartphones themselves, but this wasn’t all that successful. Considering this, you wouldn’t expect that someone like Google would even consider acquiring this company much less for $12.5 billion. On paper, this ended up being a massive loss as Google would end up selling Motorola just a few years later for just $2.9 billion. But, if you look deeper, you’ll see that this was actually one of Google’s best acquisitions. You see, Google didn’t buy Motorola for their hardware business. Google bought Motorola to acquire its intellectual property. This was crucial in defending against Apple and Microsoft who were suing Google for Android. Motorola would very much help Google in defending Android. Not to mention, it didn’t cost them that much out of pocket when you factor in tax write-offs and the 22,500 patents they got to keep. This video explains the story of Google acquiring Motorola and why Motorola was by far Google’s most underrated acquisition. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Motorola Disaster 2:40 - Launching Android 5:13 - Legal Onslaught 8:05 - Defending Android 10:24 - Victory Thumbnail Credit: http://bit.ly/3GyKDdP Resources: https://pastebin.com/vCjseB6L

Overpaid FAANG Employees Are Getting A Harsh Reality Check

bvJvEDiOzPo | 21 Nov 2022

Overpaid FAANG Employees Are Getting A Harsh Reality Check

For quite some time now, FAANG has been the dream employer for most aspiring engineers and software developers and it’s not surprising why. FAANG blows traditional companies out of the water when it comes to compensation and their perks and benefits are also unmatched. But, over the past several months, the sentiment surrounding the tech industry has changed quite a bit. A significant amount of tech companies have been doing massive layoffs including even Facebook and Amazon. While Apple and Google have yet to do formal layoffs, they too have substantially pulled back on hiring, bracing for an economic downturn. Many of these companies hope that by acting early, they can minimize the long-term damage done to the company and its employees, but only time will tell. In the meantime, we’re seeing tens of thousands of tech workers being displaced, and I doubt they’ll have trouble finding new work, it’s not clear if they’ll be able to get nearly as much compensation. This may end up pulling down much of the inflated silicon valley tech salaries. This video explains the recent tech layoffs and what that means for the tech workforce. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Mass Layoffs 2:29 - The Mechanics Of Tech Salaries 5:36 - Shifting Landscapes 8:11 - A Crossroads 10:25 - The Future Of Tech Compensations Thumbnail Credit Getty Images http://bit.ly/3Vbr2o1 Resources: https://pastebin.com/6a9QjTsf

Cancer Didn't Kill Steve Jobs...

VdYLS5joOEc | 18 Nov 2022

Cancer Didn't Kill Steve Jobs...

Steve Jobs was one of the most revolutionary business leaders of all time having brought to life the modern computer and the modern smartphone. And he was able to accomplish all this by the age of 56 at which point he tragically died of pancreatic cancer, or at least that’s how the story goes. The truth is that while pancreatic cancer is what eventually claimed Jobs’ life, maybe it didn’t have to. In fact, Jobs had a rare form of pancreatic cancer that was very much survivable if addressed swiftly. But, Jobs actually decided to do the exact opposite and experimented with eastern medicine instead of getting the surgery he desperately needed. This wasn’t something new for Jobs. In fact, he had been a hippie his entire life and was a strong believer in Buddhist principles, so it’s no wonder that he was against unnatural procedures like surgery. Eventually, Jobs would come to his senses, but by that point, his cancer had already spread too much. This video explains Jobs’ rarely talked about spiritual life and how that resulted in him making refusing modern medical treatments. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - A Ray Of Hope 3:31 - The Hippie 6:34 - The Buddhist 9:27 - Refusing Surgery Thumbnail Credit bit.ly/3tB4Fg6 Resources: https://pastebin.com/2KeSSbHy

Why Japan Can't Even Keep The Lights On

Hhi57NdKTSU | 16 Nov 2022

Why Japan Can't Even Keep The Lights On

Japan is one of the most developed countries in the world. In fact, you could even argue that they’re the most developed country in the world given that their demographics have shifted from growing to aging which is usually the last stage of the demographics transition model. But, despite this, Japan has been struggling to keep the lights. And this isn’t a one-time incident either, Japan has been facing an energy crisis for decades, and it's only gotten worse in recent history. Japan’s energy dependence can be traced back to shortly after WWII when the country first allowed imported oil to compete against in-house energy production. Given that imported oil was way cheaper, Japan’s energy dependence quickly skyrocketed to over 90%, and its been there ever since. At first, Japan tried to reduce this by embracing nuclear energy, but this ended up backfiring with the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Since then, Japan has been trying to embrace hydrogen and that’s why their automakers are so insistent on using hydrogen cars over electric cars. Despite their efforts, it looks like it’s going to be a rough winter for Japan. This video explains Japan’s energy crisis and why they’re struggling to keep the lights on. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Blackouts 2:46 - Energy Dependence 6:31 - Nuclear 10:07 - A Hydrogen Future Thumbnail Credit: http://bit.ly/3UBQGm0 Resources: https://pastebin.com/gZ62rQPS

Sam Bankman - $27 Billion To Bankrupt By The Age Of 30

ya3Xibha56o | 14 Nov 2022

Sam Bankman - $27 Billion To Bankrupt By The Age Of 30

Just a few weeks ago, Sam Bankman, the founder of FTX, was the celebrity crypto billionaire on YouTube. YouTubers of all sizes pitched FTX as being the go-to crypto exchange and Sam as being a philanthropic genius. There was some validity to this given that Sam had grown to a net worth of $27 billion by the age of 30. But, over the past week, his net worth has crumbled faster than it grew all the way back down to zero. In fact, FTX has actually filed for bankruptcy and there have been rumors that Sam Bankman has been trying to flee to Argentina. But, how did things U-turn so quickly for Sam Bankman? Well, in hindsight things are much clearer than they were as they unfolded. Likely the first red flag is that Sam himself isn’t that into crypto himself. He started FTX because he spotted an opportunity not because he truly believed in crypto. Second of all, FTX actively promoted extremely leveraged trading and investing which seems to have blown up in their face. This video explains the fall of Sam Bankman and FTX and how Sam Bankman went from $27 billion to bankrupt by the age of 30. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Fall 2:50 - Nonbeliever 5:56 - Mismanagement 9:16 - Bailout 11:22 - SEC Crackdown Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3mZHVnn https://bit.ly/3kocJN7 Resources: https://pastebin.com/sE5cwtw4

Even Boeing Engineers Don't Trust Boeing...

cb6XJDs40pk | 11 Nov 2022

Even Boeing Engineers Don't Trust Boeing...

Boeing is one of the most well-known aircraft manufacturers in the world only matched by Airbus. They make planes not just for commercial airliners and militaries but also for world leaders like the US president. Given their dominant position within the market, you would assume that Boeing has their engineering in line and that they’re the most trustworthy brand within the industry, but this isn’t the case. In fact, Boeing has a history of cutting corners and overly outsourcing their work. This was one of the key reasons for the tragedies related to the Boeing 737 max 8. Things at Boeing are so bad that even Boeing engineers don’t trust Boeing. It wasn’t always like this though. At one point, Boeing truly was an engineering leader and that’s why they were so dominant. But, all of this turned on its heels once Boeing acquired McDonnell Douglas in 1997. Unlike Boeing, McDonnell Douglas was run by MBA businessmen who often prioritized profits over everything else. And it seems that their approach has very much rubbed off on Boeing over the past few decades. This video explains the history of Boeing’s missteps and negligence and the future of Boeing. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - 737 Max 8 4:52 - History Of Negligence 8:57 - Profits Over Lives 11:58 - Change? Thumbnail Credit Boeing https://youtu.be/d0P4kpjiQho Resources: https://pastebin.com/rbd4yM88

Why Google's Founders Really Left Google

9Pxn_go5QNQ | 09 Nov 2022

Why Google's Founders Really Left Google

Out of all the top tech companies, the company with the most distant founders is no doubt Google. Larry Page and Sergey Brin have completely stepped away from the spotlight handing over the reins of the company to Sundar Pichai despite their relatively young age. Even when Page and Brin were at Google, they rarely served the role of CEO, and they mainly dealt with acquisitions, Google’s moonshot factory, and innovative projects. This isn’t to say that they didn’t want to be the CEOs of their own companies though. They very much wanted to shape the company and its direction, but the shareholders were never very big fans of their leadership. You see, while Page and Brin wanted Google to do well financially, that wasn’t their number one goal. Their number one goal was for Google to be a research institution that pumped out cutting-edge technology on a regular basis. But, every time Page tried to lead Google in this direction, he often faced a significant amount of pushback from shareholders. And eventually, the duo came to accept that this was simply the future of Google. This video explains Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s revolutionary ideas for Google and why they ended up ditching Google. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Don’t Look Back 2:13 - First Try As CEO 5:28 - Babysitting 7:22 - Second Try As CEO 10:01 - A Realization Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3t414Hf https://bit.ly/3tf6Cyw Resources: https://pastebin.com/iX5Q8N8i

The Assassination Of Japan's Prime Minister (Shinzo Abe)

QOP9WutOtQs | 07 Nov 2022

The Assassination Of Japan's Prime Minister (Shinzo Abe)

On July 8, 2022, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, was assassinated. This was a shock to all of Japan as such events are extraordinarily rare across Japan. In fact, the last time something like this happened in Japan was in 1936. The reasoning for this behavior wasn’t due to Abe’s political beliefs, but rather his personal endorsements and especially the Unification Church. The perpetrator had lost almost everything to the church and had not only taken all of his mother’s money but also prevented his brother from getting life-saving cancer treatment. For years, the perpetrator was targeting high-ranking members of the church, but eventually, he decided that taking down the former prime minister would garner a lot more international media coverage. Unfortunately, the perpetrator completed his mission and Shinzo Abe died hours later in a nearby hospital due to excessive blood loss. This video details the events that led up to Shinzo Abe’s final moments and the effects of his death. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Shinzo Abe 1:48 - The Assassination 4:43 - Emergency Response 7:21 - Motive 10:16 - Prevention Thumbnail Credit: Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO https://on.ft.com/3t0KIyY Resources: https://pastebin.com/5W0FP433

Here's What Happened To Elizabeth Holmes

fTIL8QPYfqs | 04 Nov 2022

Here's What Happened To Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes is one of the most infamous founders in the world having pulled off the greatest fraud of silicon valley: Theranos. Theranos promised to revolutionize blood testing by reducing the amount of blood required to conduct various tests to just one drop of blood. While this idea was no doubt ingenious and likely would’ve done extraordinarily well in the real world, the problem was the idea simply wasn’t feasible with current technology. So, Theranos turned to handing out unreliable exam results or diluting the blood before using traditional testing machinery. Eventually, the media and regulators caught on which resulted in Theranos testing being banned and eventually shut down. And Elizabeth Holmes has since been charged with 11 counts of criminal felony and convicted of three charges of wire fraud and one charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Today, Elizabeth is waiting to get her sentence which is scheduled to take place on November 18, 2022. While Elizabeth is subject to up to 20 years in prison, experts doubt that she’ll spend even more than 10 years in prison. With that being said though, experts don’t think she’ll be able to completely avoid jail time either. This video explains what happened to Elizabeth Holmes after Theranos was exposed and the potential consequences that she may face. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - D Day 2:03 - Fooling Everyone 5:25 - The Truth Comes Out 8:20 - The Fallout 11:20 - Fake It Till You Make It Thumbnail Credit: Ethan Pines - The Forbes Collection https://bit.ly/3Dvf8Ov Resources: https://pastebin.com/GSZsw0HD

5 People Founded Tesla. Only Elon Got Rich.

NqPsdlQDOYQ | 02 Nov 2022

5 People Founded Tesla. Only Elon Got Rich.

Elon Musk is usually credited as being the visionary founder of Tesla, and this makes sense given that the early days of Tesla were almost completely funded by himself. Not to mention, he was the main reason that Tesla survived the 2008 financial crisis and the 2018 production hell. But, Tesla actually has 5 founders and Elon is only one of them. The other founders include Martin Eberhard, Mark Tarpenning, JB Straubel, and Ian Wright, but these guys are almost never talked about and they’re nowhere near as rich as Elon Musk. In fact, none of the other founders are currently billionaires, and Elon Musk has daily net worth swings that are worth more than all of their net worth combined. But, how did such a massive discrepancy arise among the founders who presumably all started with a significant stake in Tesla? After all, even a 1% stake in Tesla would be worth several billion dollars today. This video explains why Elon Musk is the only Tesla founder that became stupidly rich and why the other founders all eventually left Tesla. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Tesla’s Other Founders 1:51 - Money Talks 5:27 - Firing The Founders 8:34 - Agressive CEO Compensation 11:37 - Why Only Elon Is Rich Thumbnail Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images https://abcn.ws/3gZpCyk Resources: https://pastebin.com/2TLxqEYk

How Everyday People Have Been Scamming Amazon For Billions

5JK-0nlbM7k | 31 Oct 2022

How Everyday People Have Been Scamming Amazon For Billions

The idea that Amazon has been ripping off its employees has been a popular concept for a long time. Amazon employees are often worked to the bone and paid minimal wages. Not to mention, drivers often have to pee in bottles, and managers squash unions before they even appear. But, have you ever heard of the idea of everyday people scamming Amazon? For years, people have been buying products on Amazon just to claim that they didn’t receive them or return a fake version of the product so that they can get a full refund. While simple, in theory, this is not a small scam by any means. On average, 5 to 15% of Amazon purchases are returned out of which 10% are fraudulent returns. This means that roughly 1% of all purchases on Amazon end up with fraudulent returns. And given that Amazon receives hundreds of billions of dollars worth of sales every year, this scam costs Amazon billions every single year. This video explains the mechanics of the Amazon return scam and how this scam is spreading to other companies and industries as well. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Scamming Amazon 1:54 - Return Scam Explained 4:57 - This Is Messed Up 9:46 - A Spreading Parasite Thumbnail Credit: Alex Wong - Getty Images https://bit.ly/3FuMkIT Resources: https://pastebin.com/PgaVq5ug

Why 40,000 Cancer Patients Are Suing Johnson & Johnson

8_vYHSnv3Js | 28 Oct 2022

Why 40,000 Cancer Patients Are Suing Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is one of the most recognizable household brands in the world. They sell everything from soap and baby powder to band-aids and medicine. At first glance, the company seems completely harmless in nature, but when you take a closer look, you’ll quickly realize that that’s not exactly true. While the company did have wholesome beginnings as a generous family company, corporate greed has slowly corrupted the company over the decades leading to some of the worst scandals in history. First, we have the baby powder lawsuit. J&J’s baby powder is alleged to have asbestos in them which causes cancer. Furthermore, it is alleged that J&J has known about this since the 1970s and that they decided to just push it under the rug. Another massive scandal that J&J has been caught up in is the opioid epidemic. It turns out that many of the largest pharmaceutical companies have been lobbying and pushing for opioids to be easily accessible to everyday people. This has played a massive role in addiction across the US and has arguably played a role in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. This video explains how J&J transitioned from being a kind family business into being a ruthless corporate machine. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Monster 2:04 - Wholesome Beginnings 5:36 - Slow Deterioration 9:18 - Becoming The Predator 12:18 - Spread The Word Thumbnail Credits: Justin Sullivan - Getty Images https://bit.ly/3DuyHa3 https://bit.ly/3gJGqsZ Resources: https://pastebin.com/CYU2w3vb

Japan Has Been Crashing For 33 Years...It's Not Looking Good...

bBhx3jhLNHs | 26 Oct 2022

Japan Has Been Crashing For 33 Years...It's Not Looking Good...

After WW2, Japan was by far the fastest-growing country in the world. They put western countries to shame as they pumped out winner after winner from Toyota and Honda to Sony and Panasonic. But, all of this unprecedented growth abruptly came to an end in 1989 when their stock market peaked. At first, people thought that this was simply a routine bear market that would recover sooner or later. But, the bear market just kept going and going and going. In fact, you could argue that it’s still ongoing given that the Nikkei 225 has yet to put in a new all-time high since 1989. It’s not just the stock market that has gotten crushed either. The real estate market also peaked in 1989 and has yet to recover. When you factor in inflation, this situation just becomes even worse. One of the main reasons for this massive stagnation is that Japan’s assets bubbles simply went so far that it has taken decades for real valuations to catch up. This was simply fueled by the Plaza Accord which loosened economic policies within Japan and tightened policies outside Japan. This video explains why Japan’s economy hasn’t grown in 33 years and whether this is what’s up ahead for the US. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Japan’s Peak 3:28 - Unprecedented Growth 5:46 - The Plaza Accord 8:01 - Monstrous Valuations 11:06 - The Lost Decades Resources: https://pastebin.com/Rs1Sye7U

How PayPal Became The Scummiest Payment Platform

2lO_njRbhyA | 24 Oct 2022

How PayPal Became The Scummiest Payment Platform

PayPal is one of the most useful apps out there. It allows us to easily pay our friends and family, private teachers, third-party sellers, and freelancers. Despite its utility though, PayPal has become one of the most hated payment platforms in the world. It just takes one search on Google or YouTube to understand just how much people despise this company. And when we delve into the root of this distaste, it doesn’t take long to understand where all of this is coming from. First of all, PayPal has become notorious for siding with scammers when there is a disputed transaction. This is because scammers are well aware of PayPal’s dispute criteria and they design their scams to perfectly take advantage of PayPal’s loopholes. And unfortunately, PayPal rarely takes a closer look than just their prescribed criteria which results in PayPal seemingly always siding with scammers. This problem is especially frustrating given how high PayPal’s fees are. And it seems that the root problem for all of this is that PayPal acts like a financial institution, but they’re not subject to many of the rules that are applicable to traditional financial institutions like banks. And this has resulted in subpar consumer protection and service. This video explains the top reasons that people despise PayPal and how PayPal became the scummiest payment platform. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Hate For PayPal 2:22 - Siding With Scammers 6:04 - Exorbitant Fees 8:16 - The Financial Institution That’s Not 10:26 - The Future Of PayPal Resources: https://pastebin.com/aVzQXCwa

Exactly How Equifax Leaked The SSNs Of 146 Million People

DVU0sk7kTkg | 21 Oct 2022

Exactly How Equifax Leaked The SSNs Of 146 Million People

Are you familiar with a company called Equifax? You might’ve come across the company when checking your credit score or applying for a loan. Equifax is one of the three major credit bureaus in the world alongside TransUnion and Experian. Given the nature of their business, it’s not surprising that they deal with sensitive financial data on a regular basis. Considering this, you would expect that Equifax has top-tier security measures in place to prevent this data from being leaked and stolen. However, it doesn’t seem like Equifax did enough because a few years ago, they had one of the largest leaks in history. This leak exposed the date of birth, names, and social security numbers of over 140 million people just in the US. This means that if you were a US adult in 2017 and had some sort of credit file, there’s a higher probability that your data was leaked than your data not being leaked. To make things worse, it seems like Equifax got several indications that its cybersecurity needs to be upgraded. Yet, they didn’t take sufficient action before it was too late. If this was Google or Facebook, people would be up in riots, but since it’s a background company, most people don’t even know about the situation. This video explains the story of how the devastating Equifax data breach transpired and what you may be able to do today to claim damages. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Leaked SSNS 2:32 - Data Breach 5:21 - Public Backlash 8:42 - The Fallout 11:14 - The Takeaway Resources: https://pastebin.com/1a3aYgdu

Even Microsoft Uses Linux, So Why Don't We??

l5a9jEtP-vg | 19 Oct 2022

Even Microsoft Uses Linux, So Why Don't We??

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Linux. It’s that one open-source operating system that nerds love talking about. But, Linux isn’t just meant for nerds. In fact, virtually all of the largest tech companies in the world use Linux in one form or other thanks to its superior performance when it comes to back-end development. In fact, even Microsoft has switched over from Windows to Linux for their networks, databases, and cloud infrastructure. But, if Linux is so good, why hasn’t the average person even tried it, especially when it's free? Well, one of the main reasons that Linux never gained that much popularity is because its low cost doesn’t really mean much to the vast majority of customers. The vast majority of people just be prebuilt machines and Windows/macOS comes preinstalled for no extra cost. Also, even if you were building your own PC, Microsoft has made it extremely easy to get an unlicensed version of Windows running permanently. On top of this, Linux is usually not as user-friendly because it doesn’t come preinstalled with much software. Not to mention, you often have to use the command line to accomplish simple tasks. This video explains the top reasons that Linux is not very popular despite its free nature and apparent superiority. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Linux 1:45 - Uselessly Free 4:58 - The Command Line 7:58 - Virtually No Need 10:42 - The Truth About Linux Thumbnail Credit: Shannon Stapleton - Reuters https://yhoo.it/3ESFT20 Resources: https://pastebin.com/sKG8S6mt

Why Microsoft Has Been Hiding From You

c08FwvZk0UM | 17 Oct 2022

Why Microsoft Has Been Hiding From You

Have you noticed that Microsoft is one of the most discrete tech companies in the world? Compared to Facebook, Google, and Apple, interest in Microsoft is virtually non-existent. They’re rarely in the news and even though the average person knows about them, they rarely talk about Micorosft and they don’t really have any strong opinions about Microsoft. At first, this might just seem like a random attribute, but this is actually very much on purpose. You see, Microsoft was very much a public company before the 2000s, and Bill Gates’ reputation was similar to that of Mark Zuckerberg’s today. But, all of this changed when a lawsuit nearly split up Microsoft into two different companies for being a monopoly. Ever since then, Microsoft has been avoiding the spotlight to avoid drawing excessive public criticism, and it seems like it’s working. Almost all of the criticism of big tech goes to Google and Facebook nowadays. This video explains how Microsoft slowly disappeared into the background and diverted attention away from their own monopoly. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Microsoft’s Profit Margins 2:27 - The Public Monopoly 5:27 - Saving The Monopoly 8:28 - Transition To B2B 11:18 - The New Microsoft Thumbnail Credits: John Keatley/Redux/Eyevine https://bit.ly/3VvGQD9 Lior Patel/Alarmy https://bit.ly/2NZkzKy Resources: https://pastebin.com/etp9Z1xN

Why Does Everyone Suddenly Hate Netflix?

nD2o8bJCDkI | 14 Oct 2022

Why Does Everyone Suddenly Hate Netflix?

By now, I’m sure that you’re aware that Netflix stock has been getting crushed. A lot of the selloff can be attributed to the market downturn but not all of it. Fundamental struggles within Netflix have definitely resulted in the stock performing even worse. Usually, the average person is indifferent about such downturns, but with Netflix, it actually seems like the average person is happy. They almost have this attitude of Netflix got what they deserved. The top complaint is usually that Netflix’s content library isn’t that great for how much they're charging. But, it seems like this problem is much more deep-rooted than that. The truth is that there is objectively no streaming service that is better than Netflix. In fact, when surveyed about which platform people would choose if they could only have one, Netflix won by a long shot. So, clearly, content alone is not the problem. Rather the problem seems to be that streaming is no longer the antithesis of cable/satellite television. One of the biggest selling points of Netflix was that it could offer great movies and TVs for a cheaper price with no ads. But, nowadays between all the streaming platforms that you need to get and all the ads you have to watch, it almost feels like we’re back to ground 0. And the service that people blame for this regression is Netflix. This video explains why everyone suddenly hates Netflix and why they’re happy that Netflix is doing badly. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Netflix 1:45 - The Case For Netflix 4:57 - What People Really Hate 7:54 - The New Normal 11:01 - The Future Of Netflix Resources: https://pastebin.com/7AkxusAc

Who Will Be The Next CEO Of Apple?

fDnHyewnRyU | 12 Oct 2022

Who Will Be The Next CEO Of Apple?

Last year, Tim Cook announced that he probably wouldn’t be at Apple in 10 years' time. While this may have come as a surprise to some, this made sense to most given that he’s already in his 60s and has led Apple for over 10 years now. This isn’t to say that anyone wants him to leave though given Apple’s tremendous performance under his leadership. Since Tim took over, Apple stock has grown over 10X even with the recent selloff. But, it seems like Tim wants to call it a day while things are still going well, and it seems that he just wants to stick around for one more product launch. Naturally, this raises the question of who will be Apple’s next CEO? While the fan favorite is Craig Federighi, there are several other viable choices as well. This list primarily includes Jeff Williams, Eddy Cue, and Greg Joswiak. Given their respective ages though, it’s very possible that Apple decides to go with someone a little young like Craig Federighi or John Ternus. This video discusses the top candidates for the role of Apple’s next CEO and each of their respective pros and cons. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Tim Cook Retiring 2:16 - Jeff Williams 4:46 - Eddy Cue 7:37 - Greg Joswiak 9:32 - Oddballs 11:53 - Craig Federighi 13:58 - Apple’s Next CEO Thumbnail Credit: https://apple.co/3CpCK6K Resources: https://pastebin.com/uAAuHdyw

Dubai's "Oil Independence" Is A Fairytale

hIXaUaZc-Vw | 10 Oct 2022

Dubai's "Oil Independence" Is A Fairytale

Dubai often likes to portray themselves as someone who has escaped their dependency on oil by cleverly investing in hospitality and tourism. They usually back up this claim by stating that less than 1% of their GDP comes from oil. While this sounds great at first glance, when we take a closer look, we’ll see that this is rather misleading. Even though less than 1% of Dubai’s GDP comes from oil doesn’t mean that oil helps the emirate in other ways. Likely the most obvious way in which oil plays a role in Dubai is through Abu Dhabi. The UAE is actually one of the most oil-rich countries in the world and almost all of that oil is located in Abu Dhabi. So, while Dubai isn’t able to produce their own oil and export it, they do often get loans, investments, and bailouts from Abu Dhabi. A perfect example of this was in 2008 when Abu Dhabhi bailed out Dubai with $10 billion. This bailout was crucial in completing the Burj Khalifa and keeping the emirate afloat. But, Dubai has yet to pay back Abu Dhabi for this bailout. This video explains how Dubai is still dependent on oil revenue through Abu Dhabi and why Dubai’s story of oil independence is nothing more than a fairytale. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Dubai’s Fairytale 2:10 - Nothing But Poverty 5:14 - Close By No Cigar 8:23 - The Godfather 11:34 - The Ugly Truth Thumbnail Credit: Jack Morton https://bit.ly/3CoijY5 Resources: https://pastebin.com/AVjsUxnK

How Did Chip Profit Margins Become So Obscene?

qVFyjTfOGgI | 07 Oct 2022

How Did Chip Profit Margins Become So Obscene?

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the new 4000 series of GPUs from Nvidia. As many of us expected, the 4000 series is not cheap by any means. In fact, it’s actually extremely expensive with the top end 4090 coming in at $1600. But, this raises the question, how much exactly does Nvidia even profit from their GPUs? Well, fortunately for us, Nvidia is a public company meaning that all of their revenue and profit figures and public information. Nvidia’s latest gross margins come in at over 60% and their net margins come in at 26% which is even higher than Apple's. It’s not just Nvidia that has these insane margins though. Virtually all semiconductor companies from AMD and Qualcomm to Intel and Applied Materials have these insane margins. These crazy margins extend to their suppliers as well which mainly include TSMC and ASML. This video explains how the semiconductor industry become so profitable and when semiconductor margins will finally cool down. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Semiconductor Margins 3:16 - Fundamental Risk 6:30 - Unprecedented Demand 9:57 - The End Is Near Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3Erd3p1 Resources: https://pastebin.com/4igEM61A

Why Are Pilots Paid So Much?

wFvVlMhSbWA | 05 Oct 2022

Why Are Pilots Paid So Much?

You might’ve heard that there is currently a pilot shortage, but you’ll never believe how much pilots are actually making. The median salary for an airline pilot itself is $202,000. Meanwhile, the highest-level captains at the legacy carriers are able to make much more thanks to high-paying overtime opportunities. The top captains at Delta are making $526,000 per year. The top captains at Southwest are making $549,000 per year. And the top captains at American Airlines are making over $700,000 per year. On top of this, airlines have some of the most generous 401K plans in the world given that many of them contribute 16% worth of your paycheck to a retirement fund without you even contributing. But, despite these insane perks, the pilot shortage is only getting worse, and it’s expected that the pilot shortage will grow multiple folds within the next decade. This means that pilot salaries will only go up even more and the top pilots will probably be making 7 figures in the imminent future. This video explains why pilots are paid so much and the future of the aviation industry. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Pilot Salaries 2:58 - Barrier To Entry 5:50 - Paying Your Dues 9:02 - Pilot Shortage 11:18 - 7 Figure Incomes Resources: https://pastebin.com/rJCwSWjZ

Why Saudi Arabia Has Destroyed 98% Of Mecca Since 1985

tOkch_7GrU0 | 03 Oct 2022

Why Saudi Arabia Has Destroyed 98% Of Mecca Since 1985

Saudi Arabia is not only home to the world’s second-largest oil reserves, but they’re also home to one of the most important religious locations: Mecca. Mecca plays a major role in Islam as it is where Mohammed the Prophet was born. Most Muslims try to pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetimes through something called the Hajj. Given the importance of this city and the wealth of Saudi Arabia, you would think that Saudi Arabia would try to protect the city as much as possible. Yet, they’ve actually been doing the exact opposite. For centuries, Saudi Arabians, and more specifically the Wahhabis have been constantly taking down relics and destroying various buildings in the city. Their reasoning for this is that they’re trying to prevent people from worshipping relics and monuments, but the truth may have more to do with retaining power and control. This video explains why Saudi Arabia has destroyed 98% of Mecca within just the past few decades alone. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Mecca’s Destruction 2:12 - Wahhabism 5:18 - Thirst For Power 8:39 - Escalating Resentment 10:47 - State Of Mecca Thumbnail Credit: Prakash Singh https://bit.ly/3SNd8rc Barclay Fernandez/Victoria Advocate https://bit.ly/3Rqxzcd Resources: https://pastebin.com/r2DNJH7R

Amazon Is Losing Money...Again...

_2iYlFxtlsA | 30 Sep 2022

Amazon Is Losing Money...Again...

Amazon is often criticized by the media for bad working conditions, abusing tax loopholes, and low pay. But, something you may not know is that Amazon itself is not even that profitable in the first place. This is nothing new. In fact, Amazon’s retail business has struggled to achieve profitability for its entire lifetime. It turns out that delivering virtually anything to anyone in the world at a record pace is extremely expensive. After over two decades, Amazon was finally able to achieve profitability in 2017 and 2018, but as of the last quarter, Amazon’s retail business has slipped back into burning money. Fortunately, Amazon has a cash cow that’s able to make up for these losses called AWS which is a cloud infrastructure service. But, this raises red flags around whether Amazon’s retail business can ever be a sustainable endeavor in itself. Amazon stock has always been priced as a growth company that would eventually become super profitable. But, it seems that Amazon will never really grow much past being a low-margin business like most other retailers. This video explains the financial state of Amazon and why Amazon is losing money again. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Amazon Is Losing Money Again 2:11 - The Amazon Drain 5:16 - The Amazon Savior 8:01 - Bailout 10:55 - The Fate Of Amazon Thumbnail Credit: Reuters - Gonzalo Fuentes https://reut.rs/3Ceosab https://bit.ly/3E0bnCJ Resources: https://pastebin.com/Y6t6ySAx

FAANG Salaries Have Become Ludicrous!

Y0XHykQVLwE | 28 Sep 2022

FAANG Salaries Have Become Ludicrous!

It’s no secret that FAANG software engineers are paid insanely well, but do you know just how much these guys are paid. At the very low end, total compensation starts out at about $180k and it goes up to over $1 million per year. And let’s just clarify that none of these guys are vice presidents or C-suite executives. The highest position amongst these software engineers is simply principal engineer which is equivalent to IT director. But, with everyone and their mothers going into software engineering, you would think that the pool of talent would be insanely large and that these companies wouldn’t have to pay nearly as much. However, this is not the case because a significant portion of people who start learning to code doesn’t actually become full-time coders. This has led to a coding shortage especially when it comes to highly experienced programmers. Aside from there being a coder shortage, these companies have enormous profit margins meaning that they can raise salaries significantly before they start to feel any pain, unlike most other industries. This video explains why there is a software engineering shortage and why FAANG pays software engineers so much. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - 7 Figure Salaries 3:06 - Coding Shortage 7:19 - Free Money 11:31 - Pursuing CS Thumbnail Credit: Justin Sullivan https://bit.ly/3ffJhcl Resources: https://pastebin.com/mdfTKw53

This Company Is Putting FAANG To Shame

tXfWTTQha54 | 26 Sep 2022

This Company Is Putting FAANG To Shame

Everyone knows that Saudi Arabia is rich, but do you know just how much money their flagship company Saudi Aramco actually makes? Well, in the most recent 12-month period, Saudi Aramco boasted earnings of $279 billion. For perspective, that’s over twice Apple’s annual profit and nearly as much as Apple, Google, and Microsoft’s profits combined. Seeing this, it’s no wonder why the country is building multi-billion dollar vanity projects and airports. But, it wasn’t always so pleasant in Saudi Arabia. In fact, Saudi Arabia wasn’t even a county just 100 years ago. Before that, Saudi Arabia was ruled by a bunch of opposing tribes who were caught in a century-long power struggle. The tribe that was in control during the creation of Saudi Arabia and the search for oil was the house of Saud. Thus, they were the ones that profited off the discovery of the oil ocean underneath Saudi Arabia. This video tells the story of Saudi Arabia and how Saudi Aramco became the world’s most profitable company by far. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Saudi Profits 2:53 - Desperate Search 6:08 - Empire Builders 8:40 - Why Saudi Arabia Won 11:21 - Saudi Aramco Today Resources: https://pastebin.com/6bwK1MZq

Egypt Is About To Run Out Of Water

2RULLO34Lt8 | 23 Sep 2022

Egypt Is About To Run Out Of Water

The Nile river is the lifeblood of Egypt. It has supported over 90% of the country’s population for centuries. Considering this, I don’t think you’d be surprised to hear that protecting the Nile river is by far one of Egypt’s top priorities. Over the past several decades, Egypt has struck numerous deals and contracts with neighboring countries to protect the Nile for Egypt. Here’s the thing, even though Egypt is one of the most northern countries in Africa, they have to be extremely careful when it comes to the Nile because the Nile actually flows south to north. So, multiple countries could affect how much water actually ends up getting to Egypt. One of these countries is Ethiopia which has made Egypt extremely anxious over the past decade. Ethiopia has been building a massive dam dubbed the GERD dam. This dam will allow Ethiopia to generate absurd amounts of electricity using the Nile river. However, this also threatens the amount of water that reaches Egypt. Egypt has put up several obstacles to the dam over the past decade, but given that the GERD dam is already being filled, it’s clear that Ethiopia has come out on top. This video explains the evolution of the GERD dam and the perspectives of Egypt and Ethiopia regarding its construction and use. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Egypt’s Dependence 2:12 - GERD Dam 5:29 - Ethiopia’s Perspective 8:44 - Egypt’s Perspective 12:01 - The Fight For The Nile Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3qWII9U https://bit.ly/3Srn2OO Resources: https://pastebin.com/Td3kKmBG

Why Saudi Arabia Is Importing Record Amounts Of Oil

AsOiF3ewh88 | 21 Sep 2022

Why Saudi Arabia Is Importing Record Amounts Of Oil

Saudi Arabia is known for having one of the largest oil reserves in the entire world and making hundreds of billions every single year from their oil. Considering this, you would think that the country would never have to import oil, but over the past several months, Saudi Arabia has actually been importing record amounts of oil. Historically, one of the reasons Saudi Arabia has imported oil is to make up for discrepancies in the type of oil. You see, the vast majority of oil available in Saudi Arabia is light crude sour oil. So, it sometimes makes sense to import heavy crude sour and sweet oil. Aside from making up for internal discrepancies, Saudi Arabia also likes to make up for production discrepancies using imported oil. Saudi Arabia prides themselves on always delivering what they promised regardless of the situation. Even when they fall short due to a legitimate reason, they’ll usually import oil to make up for the shortfall. Finally, the last major reason Saudi Arabia has been importing oil is to leverage cheap Russian oil. The sanctions have left Russian oil selling for a discount while Middle Eastern oil has skyrocketed in price. So, it makes sense to save the Middle Eastern oil for western countries while Saudi Arabia themselves use cheaper Russian oil. This video explains the many reasons Saudi Arabia has imported oil over the years despite their ginormous oil reserves. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Saudi Oil Imports 1:16 - Oil Imbalances 3:56 - Saudi Arabian Pride 7:27 - Opportunist 10:15 - Saudi Imports Explained Resources: https://pastebin.com/g4BHSmiQ

Amazon's Quality Is Becoming Unbearable

-JNjRptyRBc | 19 Sep 2022

Amazon's Quality Is Becoming Unbearable

I’m sure most of you guys shop at Amazon at least a few times per year. Their vast selection and insane shipping speeds make them a no-brainer when it comes to online shopping. But, while Amazon is a great option to buy from reputable sellers and brands, the same cannot be said about private label brands. More times than not, these private label products are just insanely marked-up products from Alibaba. And most of the money that you’re paying doesn’t even go to the product itself. This is especially true with cheap electronics and everyday goods like USB C dongles. Personally, I’ve gone through multiple USB C dongles within just the past 2 years, and when you take a look at how much these dongles actually cost to make, it’s no wonder they’re so bad. The vast majority of the price that you’re paying for these goods goes to logistical expenses and marketing expenses. This video explains the intricacies of Amazon FBA and why Amazon’s private label quality is becoming unbearable. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Amazon’s Quality Issue 3:08 - The FBA Abyss 7:18 - The Marketing Abyss 11:20 - The Amazon Problem Resources: https://pastebin.com/YL6jRphr

Why Apple Hiked iPhone Prices Only In Europe

wgXVzJXlgnE | 16 Sep 2022

Why Apple Hiked iPhone Prices Only In Europe

Over the past year, inflation has been terrible in the US. While we have started to see a cooldown in CPI numbers, inflation is still at extremely high levels. But, the inflation that America has been facing is nothing in comparison to that of Europe. It’s not necessarily that Europe is experiencing more inflation per se; however, the pound and euro have been getting destroyed in comparison to the dollar. In fact, Apple decided to hike prices on the iPhone 14 for European customers only by €100-200. This isn’t some new trend either. In fact, European currencies have been losing dominance to the Dollar for 14 years now. One of the main reasons for this is the countries that have been weighing down on the EU and the Euro. For example, Greece, Spain, and Portugal have experienced full-on depressions within the past 10 years with unemployment peaking at 25-30%. The ECB has been forced to keep monetary policies loose and continue printing money to support these poorly performing countries even though certain countries like the UK and Germany were recovering quite well. Aside from this internal discrepancy, Europe has also been hit hard by the Russian sanctions given that they were extremely dependent on Russian energy. This video explains the top reasons the Euro and the Pound are losing their dominance to the Dollar and why this trend is unlikely to change soon. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - iPhone Price Hikes 2:24 - Dead Weight 5:32 - A Breaking Point 8:22 - Fuel To The Fire 11:16 - The State Of Europe Resources: https://pastebin.com/2GvRTnMb

Why Is Turnover At FAANG So High?

Th2Wd5UUFPA | 14 Sep 2022

Why Is Turnover At FAANG So High?

I’m sure you’ve all heard about how FAANG companies rank as some of the best places to work in the world, but did you know that FAANG companies also have some of the worst turnover in the world. At first glance, this might seem a bit confusing, but when you take a closer look at the situation of FAANG employees, this makes a lot more sense. First of all, by the time most FAANG software engineers make it to their mid-30s, they’re already extremely well off. Thanks to all of the stock compensation they earn and the enormous growth of FAANG stock, these guys are usually worth over $5 million if not $10 million by the time they’re in their mid-30s. So, they’re not exactly motivated to stay at a FAANG company just for the money. Even if they were motivated by money though, studies have shown over and over again that switching companies frequently usually results in higher pay over the long term. Not to mention, given the connections and knowledge these guys have, they can often start their own companies that go on to be worth hundreds of millions if not billions. So, it makes little sense for them to continue working at FAANG. Finally, while FAANG’s company policies themselves are relatively relaxed, many employees find it stressful anyway due to the competitive personalities of everyone working there. And more times than not, this leads to burnout and the need to switch companies and get a fresh start. This video explains why FAANG companies are unable to retain their employees despite their generous policies and insanely high pay. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Turnover At FAANG 2:08 - Financial Freedom 5:28 - Money Driven 8:22 - Burnout 11:23 - The Truth About FAANG Resources: https://pastebin.com/wDyenDVL

Why Is Venezuela Dirt Poor Despite Having The Largest Oil Reserves?

KGHsNcVBc9U | 12 Sep 2022

Why Is Venezuela Dirt Poor Despite Having The Largest Oil Reserves?

Did you know that Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves? But unlike Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Venezuela isn’t filthy rich with supercar police vehicles or massive vanity projects. In fact, Venezuela has been experiencing an economic collapse fueled by some of the worst hyperinflation ever seen. Within the last 10 years, the Venezuelan Boliver has gone from being able to exchange 4.3 for 1 US dollar to having to hand in 800 billion Bolivars just for 1 US dollar. The country has also leaned towards socialism which has destroyed much of the country’s economy and pushed them further into what is known as Dutch disease. Dutch disease is when a country becomes so dependent on one economic sector that other economic sectors begin to suffer. At this point, if the original economic sector goes through a downturn, the entire country is thrown into a depression and that’s exactly what happened to Venezuela as oil prices crashed in the mid-2010s. This video explains why Venezuela is so poor economically despite having the world’s largest oil reserves. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Venezuela’s Oil Fortune 2:18 - Dutch Disease 5:12 - Bad Players 8:29 - Hugo Chavez 11:02 - The Collapse Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3AolLAO https://bit.ly/3LkngFr Resources: https://pastebin.com/XbaeUKNk

Why Toyota Refuses To Jump Onto The EV Bandwagon

UxuXH6i6LdU | 09 Sep 2022

Why Toyota Refuses To Jump Onto The EV Bandwagon

Toyota was the pioneer of the EV industry. They were one of the first companies to lean into hybrid vehicles with the Prius and they even invested in Tesla in the early 2010s. But, over the past several years, Toyota hasn’t exactly been the most supportive of EVs. In fact, they’ve kind of become an opposer given that they’ve not only held back on launching fully electric vehicles but, they’ve also been lobbying against EVs. At first glance, this might seem like Toyota has become an evil corporation looking to maximize on their gas vehicles, but like with most things in life, there’s another side to the story. You see, Toyota isn’t against clean energy. They simply believe that hydrogen cell vehicles are the way to go. Toyota has been investing heavily into hydrogen fuel cells and they even supplied the Tokyo Olympics with hydrogen-fueled busses and cars. From a Western perspective, this might seem like a misguided move given that EVs appear to be superior from almost every perspective. However, from a Japanese perspective, hydrogen is quite desirable given that country’s energy crisis and their abundant hydrogen deposits. This video explains why Toyota has refused to jump onto the EV bandwagon and why their moves are not as misguided as they first appear. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Toyota Against EVs 2:31 - Hydrogen 5:30 - Japan’s Energy Crisis 8:47 - A Savior 11:10 - One Shot Resources: https://pastebin.com/94ZBe16W

Never Mess With The CCP

uRMrKSjFpLA | 07 Sep 2022

Never Mess With The CCP

Jack Ma is likely the most iconic Chinese billionaire in the world having founded Alibaba and the Ant Group. Over the years, Jack has managed to build over a trillion dollars worth of market value between his companies; however, things haven’t been that great for Jack over the past two years. You see, in late 2020, Jack decided to publicly criticize the CCP’s financial system. He tried to be as cautious as possible and even placed a disclaimer before his statement. He said that he was probably wrong and that he likely didn’t know what he was talking about before offering his criticism. But, the CCP wasn’t a big fan of his speech or his disclaimer. Jack would be called into a closed-door meeting with CCP officials a few days later, and ever since then, Jack’s life has only been downhill. The CCP stopped the Ant Group IPO and has been forcing Jack to hand over control of the company to the CCP. Meanwhile, Alibaba has been pummeled with investigations and fines, and they have been forced to donate over $10 billion to the CCP. The CCP has also gone after Jack’s legacy, forcing him to disassociate himself from his own university. This video explains the downfall of Jack Ma and why you should never mess with the CCP. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Jack’s Tumble 2:48 - The Fateful Speech 5:56 - The Aftermath 9:06 - Destroying His Legacy 11:11 - Jack Ma Today Thumbnail Credits: Marlene Awaad https://bloom.bg/3Bbb9Xz https://bit.ly/3TNVx3s Resources: https://pastebin.com/7k5q4TsA

The US Is About To Deplete Our Emergency Oil Reserves

U3xWJMHJkpY | 05 Sep 2022

The US Is About To Deplete Our Emergency Oil Reserves

Over the past few months, gas prices have been getting substantially better. This has caused many to speculate that inflation has peaked and that supply chain issues are finally easing. Hopefully, this is the case, but a factor that we cannot ignore is the fact that the US has been dumping their emergency oil reserves onto the market to cool down prices. The US has never done this before as this oil was reserved for extreme emergencies like an oil strike or a war. However, politicians have decided that easing oil prices are an appropriate use of these reserves. This has caused our emergency oil reserves to dip to 40-year lows, and at the current rate, the reserves won't last more than a couple months. Ideally, inflation and supply chain issues would have truly cooled down by that point allowing gas prices to stay low. However, this could also backfire if the underlying issues are not fixed. This could cause oil prices to skyrocket to even higher prices than we’ve seen this year. This video explains how the US has been cooling down gas prices by tapping into the US strategic petroleum reserves and the potential short-term and long-term consequences Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Emergency Reserves 1:19 - Countdown 4:19 - Rugpull 7:14 - Aftermath 11:07 - Gas Prices Resources: https://pastebin.com/DzgS0PBX

Ford - Balancing On The Brink Of Bankruptcy

FoaYgPdH1uw | 02 Sep 2022

Ford - Balancing On The Brink Of Bankruptcy

Ford is one of the most iconic automakers in the entire world given that they literally invented the modern car. They also popularized the 40-hour work week, and the assembly line and they’re the only American legacy automaker to have never gone bankrupt. Despite this rich history, Ford isn’t exactly in the best of positions right now. In fact, they’ve been burdened with debt ever since the 2008 financial crisis, and they’ve never been able to dig themselves out. Currently, their total liabilities come in at over $200 billion, and while they’re are a few corporations with even more debt, Ford is much smaller than these other corporations. This means that Ford is likely the most leveraged company in the world. Despite this debt constantly weighing down on its balance sheet, Ford has been doing their best to evolve to the next level. For example, in terms of legacy automakers, they’ve been one of the first to completely embrace EVs. While this is no doubt a risky move, this may be exactly what Ford needs to reach a new level of profitability and size allowing them to finally reduce their debt load. This video explains the dire state of Ford’s balance sheet and Ford’s historic pivot into EVs. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Ford’s Balance Sheet 1:46 - One Bad Leader 4:49 - Narrowly Avoiding Bankruptcy 7:43 - Crossroads 10:23 - The State Of Ford Thumbnail Credit: Paul Chinn https://bit.ly/3e0p0qt Resources: https://pastebin.com/zsuu30qQ

Why Does Saudi Arabia Have So Many Immigrants?

OlXDC1tQ0eQ | 31 Aug 2022

Why Does Saudi Arabia Have So Many Immigrants?

Saudi Arabia doesn’t exactly have a good reputation when it comes to human rights and women’s rights. In fact, Saudi Arabia is generally considered to be decades if not centuries behind within these realms. Nonetheless, Saudi Arabia actually has one of the largest immigration populations in the entire world coming in at number 3. This might seem confusing as it doesn’t make any sense why someone would want to move to a place with such a reputation. Well, the answer just comes down to one world, and that's opportunity. While Saudi Arabia isn’t always the kindest, they have plenty of money thanks to their booming oil economy. They also have plenty of jobs that need to be done whether that be hard labor in their various factories or white-collar work with engineers, doctors, and nurses. This may not seem that appealing from a western perspective, but for those that are living in third-world countries, this is a rather unique opportunity. If you can bite your tongue and deal with Saudi Arabia for a few years, you’ll come back to your home country with a small fortune. This video explains the various pros and cons of immigrating to Saudi Arabia and why Saudi Arabia has so many immigrants. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Saudi Immigration 1:23 - Hard Labor 4:41 - Atrocities 7:30 - Free Will Immigrants 10:07 - The State Of Saudi Immigration Thumbnail Credit: Cliff Owen AP https://bit.ly/3pRVIx3 https://bit.ly/3AV5uVB Resources: https://pastebin.com/t8cGB2Wd

Why Canada Refuses To Exploit Their Gigantic Oil Reserves

JrCCWFWGsKk | 29 Aug 2022

Why Canada Refuses To Exploit Their Gigantic Oil Reserves

Did you know that Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the entire world? With this much oil, you would expect them to have a trillion-dollar oil industry that boosts the economy and GDP of the entire country. But, oil actually only makes a small fraction of the Canadian economy. In fact, there are years when Saudi Aramco’s profits alone are greater than Canada’s oil-based GDP. So, clearly, Canada isn’t looking to exploit their oil reserves like the middle east but why? Well, one of the main reasons Canada doesn’t exploit their reserves is because they can’t really do that economically. The type of oil that Canada has, oil sands, is far more expensive to mine and refine than Middle Eastern oil. Not to mention, Canada has far higher labor costs as well. Aside from the oil not being easy to work with, Canada also doesn’t benefit from a super accessible location like the Middle East. They could overcome this issue by building up a strong oil infrastructure, but this has been constantly delayed by environmentalists. Despite all this, with Russian oil being sanctioned, it’s very possible that Canada rises to be a global oil giant in the coming years, but only if they leverage this opportunity. This video explains the various reasons that Canada does not exploit their oil reserves as much as the Middle East. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Canada’s Massive Reserves 1:26 - Economical Disability 4:33 - Location Location Location 7:29 - Environmental Havoc 10:02 - A Potential Opportunity Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3AolLAO https://bit.ly/3AsV7a6 Resources: https://pastebin.com/XDBiZruE

Why Does Apple Have So Much Debt?

jLxeE2u1u1U | 26 Aug 2022

Why Does Apple Have So Much Debt?

One of the top goals for most of us is to get out of debt whether that be credit card debt, car debt, or mortgage debt. In fact, the only reason many of us even take on debt is because we have to. If we could afford to buy the entire item without taking on debt, most of us would choose that option. Ironically though, one of the most profitable companies in the world, Apple, also has one of the highest corporate debt loads coming in at $222 billion. Over the past two years, Apple has actually been aggressively increasing their debt and reducing their cash reserves. Not only does this allow them to better handle high inflation and leverage low-interest rates, but it also helps them pump up their stock price through technical and fundamental avenues. For example, Apple can use their debt to buy back stock and increase their dividend payments. Similarly, they can also use debt to fund acquisitions and expansion efforts. This video explains the top reasons Apple carries so much debt and why debt is actually beneficial for their business. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Apple’s Debt 1:28 - Economic Reasoning 5:06 - Technical Reasoning 7:45 - Fundamental Reasoning 10:20 - Apple’s Debt Load Resources: https://pastebin.com/Ebs0y6CL

The $182 Billion Bailout That Actually Kinda Worked

t2JxASXyASc | 24 Aug 2022

The $182 Billion Bailout That Actually Kinda Worked

Have you ever heard of a company called AIG? At one point, they were one of the largest shadow companies in the world, primarily dealing with insurance and financial products from the backend. For the longest time, they were extremely well respected and growing exponentially, but it wasn’t until 2008 that it was revealed that they had simply built an insane house of cards. You see, AIG was heavily involved in credit default swaps and risky securities lending which led to them posting the worst corporate quarters ever losing over $60 billion in a single quarter. Given the size of the company, the federal government didn’t want to let them collapse, so they came in with a record $182 billion bailout. Usually, bailouts work to save the company from utter collapse, but they don’t really fix the fundamentals of the company. So, generally, the companies end up slowly withering away over the next decade anyway. For example, take a look at GE. However, AIG was actually able to turn things around extremely quickly and even repay the insane bailout allowing the government to make a profit. This surprising success has caused many to look at bailouts differently as it doesn’t always have to end in a massive wreck. Yet, others are still skeptical due to ethical and moral reasons. This video explains the biggest corporate bailout in history and the rise and fall of AIG. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - $182 Billion Bailout 1:24 - Built On Hardship 4:24 - Fundamental Collapse 7:15 - Public Collapse 10:18 - The Bailout Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3PEwb4L Resources: https://pastebin.com/wmDrKvkn

What Happened To The MythBusters?

owB8J3XCzBI | 22 Aug 2022

What Happened To The MythBusters?

10 years ago Mythbusters was one of the most popular science-based shows in the world and the longest-running show on Discovery. Fans loved watching the crews put popular urban legends and myths to the test on a regular basis. Yet, despite the popularity of the show, in 2015, Mythbusters announced that they only had one season left of the show. While this was rather surprising for casual watchers, enthusiasts were already aware of some of the background issues behind the show. Shortly before the show got canceled, Mythbusters got rid of the B crew. Also, the show was starting to focus more on cinematic explosions and theatrics instead of the myths themselves. All of these factors had caused viewership to slowly decline over the years to the point where the crew would have to accept lower compensation. Given that the show had already been running for over a decade at this point, the crew decided to call it a day while things were still good instead of milking the show till the very last second. This video explains what happened to Mythbusters and why Mythbusters got canceled despite its popularity. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Remember The Mythbusters? 1:04 - Internal Strains 4:26 - The Collapse 7:24 - Mythbusters Today 10:59 - The Mythbusters Effect Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3Khmubx https://bit.ly/3R45jwp Resources: https://pastebin.com/c6Dtcd4v

This Is What Happens When A Country Becomes A Ponzi

mLdYdQ1Ar-0 | 19 Aug 2022

This Is What Happens When A Country Becomes A Ponzi

In the US, recession fears and inflationary fears have been at all time highs. People are worried that they’ll permanently be priced out of certain categories such as housing. While these are no doubt righteous concerns, some countries in the world do have it far worse. One of these countries is Lebanon which has basically completely collapsed economically. The country has defaulted on their debt and they have been struggling to keep their currency alive. For years now, citizens have been trading their Lebanese Liras for US dollars on the black markets as fast as possible. On top of this, the smartest minds have been leaving the country in droves ever since the civil war began way back in 1975. In fact, things have gotten so bad that, Lebanon’s entire population has declined and is expected to continue declining. Just when you think things can’t get worse, Lebanon was hit with a massive blast in their capital, Beirut. This blast killed hundreds, injured thousands, and displaced hundreds of thousands. All of this has caused Lebanon’s GDP to nosedive by double digits. This video explains the dire state of Lebanon’s economy and the future of Lebanon. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3SRxGQd Timestamps: 0:00 - Lebanon’s Economic Crisis 1:35 - Brewing Crisis 4:23 - Ponzi Scheme 7:11 - A Turn For The Worst 9:12 - The State Of Lebanon Resources: https://pastebin.com/XndQGL3d

Saudi Arabia Is Probably Lying About Their Oil Reserves

wIxCIAAJpP4 | 17 Aug 2022

Saudi Arabia Is Probably Lying About Their Oil Reserves

Saudi Arabia is the richest Middle Eastern country in the world. This is all thanks to their massive oil reserves which have taken the country from a desolate wasteland to a thriving desert oasis. Their flagship company, Saudi Aramco, is worth about $2 trillion and they generally pull in some of the largest profits in the world. With all the wealth Saudi Arabia has gotten through oil in the past 100 years, they’re definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. However, we may not be able to say the same thing about their oil reserves. You see, there are actually a lot of red flags that are pointing towards Saudi Arabia lying about their oil reserves. Right after Saudi leadership took over Aramco in 1988, Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves suddenly jumped by 90 billion barrels. Not to mention, their reserves have stayed constant ever since despite having pumped out nearly 100 billion barrels of oil in the past 30 years. This means that Saudi Arabia has discovered 200 billion barrels of oil since the Americans left the country. Some high-level oil officials from Saudi Arabia have also been suggesting that their oil reserve figures are sketchy, to say the least. The purpose of all of this would be to keep the rest of the world dependent on Saudi Arabia for as long as possible because that is their biggest negotiating chip. This video explains why Saudi Arabia may have been lying about their oil reserves and why Saudi Arabia may run out of oil way sooner than we all think. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Evolution Of Saudi Arabia 1:23 - Sketchy Data 5:04 - Why Lie 8:38 - The Countdown 11:04 - The Future Of Saudi Arabia Thumbnail Credits: Bryan R Smith https://cnn.it/2DIZK4U https://bit.ly/3AmCq99 Resources: https://pastebin.com/tzpKh9Bf

Shark Tank Sets A Terrible Standard For Real Entrepreneurs

4CweIzLSlYY | 15 Aug 2022

Shark Tank Sets A Terrible Standard For Real Entrepreneurs

Shark Tank is one of the most popular business shows in the world. Watching entrepreneurs trying to take their startups to the next level on a weekly basis is truly quite inspiring. However, Shark Tank shouldn’t be taken more seriously than that. While the show is great for entertainment, inspiration, and motivation, the show is not that great for real business advice or venture capital. First of all, no one on the show is actually there to make a deal. Almost everyone is just trying to promote their own brand image to you the viewer because that’s where the real money is made. Also, the lifestyles that are shown on Shark Tank are usually completely fabricated and fake. With Chris Sacca, for example, they staged his entire Shark Reel and life is really not that different from any of ours in reality. Also, the vast majority of businesses that show up on Shark Tank are product-oriented businesses. Nowadays the vast majority of successful startups usually deal with tech and backend services, but we rarely see such businesses on the show. This video explains the shortfalls of Shark Tank and why the show shouldn’t be taken more seriously than just entertainment. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Shark Tank 1:12 - Publicity Stunt 4:47 - Success P**n 7:55 - The Tank 10:49 - The Truth Thumbnail Credits: https://cnb.cx/3zYiIyY https://bit.ly/3w4bBnE https://bit.ly/3zT3CuQ Resources: https://pastebin.com/A04wVu9W

Why Even A $139 Billion Bailout Couldn't Save GE

NMN-J5nK4uE | 12 Aug 2022

Why Even A $139 Billion Bailout Couldn't Save GE

13 years ago, GE was the largest company in the world stretching across dozens of industries and sectors. But, they were also the company with the most amount of debt in the world. In fact, GE had over half a trillion dollars worth of debt going into the financial crisis. As you would guess, they got destroyed by the recession and the federal government actually bailed them out. And the bailout wasn’t $10, $20, or even $30 billion. The bailout was a disgusting $139 billion. Despite the bailout, GE is still doing worse than ever. They’ve sold off the vast majority of their businesses and they’re only left with healthcare, aviation, and energy. And GE is planning on spinning off healthcare and energy within the next few years as well. So, GE will only be left with the aviation industry. This is not exactly a bad thing given that GE has a respectable position within the aviation industry. However, in comparison to their peak, this is nothing. This video explains why GE had such a monumental collapse and what happened to GE. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of GE 1:27 - House Of Cards 5:42 - Bubble Pop 7:47 - The Reckoning 10:20 - Recovery Thumbnail Credit: ejra vfx https://bit.ly/3BQoMwb Resources: https://pastebin.com/tEv04rWi

Why Is Everyone Moving To Idaho??

ntPoEMwcneQ | 10 Aug 2022

Why Is Everyone Moving To Idaho??

People have been leaving California and New York in droves. Some of the most popular destinations include Texas and Florida, but the state with the highest population growth in terms of percentage is actually Idaho. This is quite ironic given that Idaho is generally overlooked by most Americans. However, when we take a look at the pros and cons of Idaho, it’s no wonder why so many people are choosing to move there. First of all, Idaho has a much more reasonable cost of living than all of its western neighbors. Idaho is by no means the cheapest in the nation, but it’s definitely on the reasonable side and far lower than California. Now, other states like Texas also rank similarly in terms of affordability, but the thing that Idaho has over Texas is its proximity to the west coast. This makes it a prime destination for people and companies who are looking to stay close to California. This video explains the pros and cons of Idaho and why so many people are moving to Idaho. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Idaho 1:06 - Cost Of Living 4:32 - Career Opportunities 7:23 - Cherry On Top 10:08 - The Case For Idaho Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3p5BdN3 Resources: https://pastebin.com/Fm2ekqXh

This Guy Managed To Rip Off Russia For $30B

unqhMEgBzck | 08 Aug 2022

This Guy Managed To Rip Off Russia For $30B

We all know that most politicians have massive financial backers that helped them secure their positions. In America, it’s usually lobbying groups and billionaires and in Russia, it’s usually oligarchs. One of the most notable Oligarchs that not only made Putin president but also Yeltsin president is a man named Vladimir Potanin. Potanin was born to a high-ranking communist family and he became a well-respected communist bureaucrat himself. Once the Soviet Union fell, however, Potanin turned his focus to private banking. Around the same time, Russia was having massive liquidity problems and Yeltsin was trying to win reelection. Potanin saw this as a massive opportunity and decided to lend money to the government as long as they pledged government assets as collateral. Potanin was likely expecting Russia to default because this gave him control of some of the biggest Russian companies. Potanin has since used this massive fortune to influence politics, social issues, and pricing. This video explains the rise of Vladimir Potanin and how he made Putin president. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Vladimir Potanin 1:11 - Soviet Union 3:06 - Loan For Shares 5:50 - Putin 7:46 - Backstabs 10:05 - Potanin Today Thumbnail Credit Sovfoto https://bit.ly/3Q7v3Yx Resources: https://pastebin.com/xyaiyte6

The Gambling Capital Is About To Collapse

O_oExosqO04 | 05 Aug 2022

The Gambling Capital Is About To Collapse

Macau is one of the most iconic gambling hubs in the entire world which is quite ironic given China’s strong intolerance for gambling. The reason for this is that Macau has been strongly involved with gambling well before China got involved. You see, Macau was introduced to gambling by the Portuguese who struggled to bring in revenue for the region after the British and the Dutch won the Opium wars against China and took control of all trading routes. Given that Macau could no longer rely on trading, the Portuguese shifted the focus to gambling. While gambling was rather taboo across all of Asia, this didn’t stop Macau from attracting quite a bit of visitors. However, it wasn’t till a man named Stanley Ho stepped in that Macau became the gambling capital of the world. Despite their long history with gambling, Macau hasn’t been doing all that great since the pandemic started. Travel restrictions, covid shutdowns, and China’s gambling crackdown have all taken a massive toll on Macau’s bottom line. In fact, most casinos in Macau haven’t had a single profitable quarter since the start of the pandemic. This video explains why Macau is struggling to become profitable again and the uncertain future of their economy. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Macau 1:26 - Survive Without Gambling 5:00 - China Tightening 8:02 - The Countdown 10:22 - The Future Of Macau Resources: https://pastebin.com/xCRXtFDF

RIP New York 💀

iCyyDK6ObpY | 03 Aug 2022

RIP New York 💀

Everyone knows New York as the fast-paced financial capital of the world. Historically, New York was one of the most if not the most desirable location in the world. Immigrants from around the world would travel by sea for months to make it to New York and start a new life. At the time, the American dream was most achievable in New York and that’s what drew the crowds. Today, however, New York is the fastest shrinking state in the US in terms of nominal population change. This might be a bit surprising at first glance, but when you take a look at the facts, it makes a lot more sense. First of all, the cost of living in New York and especially NYC is ludicrous. Even a studio apartment will run you $3000 on average. Not to mention, you no longer have to be in NYC to get the best opportunities possible. With the rise of tech, opportunities have not only been spread across the US but the entire world. And finally, NYC has never really been a final destination for many people. Usually, people move there for career or adventure reasons, but they end up moving to a nice suburb when they’re ready to settle down. This video explains why people are leaving New York and how New York became the fastest shrinking state in America. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of New York 1:04 - High Cost Of Living 4:03 - The Rise Of Tech 6:44 - Not A Final Destination 9:24 - The Future Of New York Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3bmrApO Resources: https://pastebin.com/JFT5ZeyR

Wait…Why Is The Supply Shortage Getting Worse?

gEXNZTz_Tz4 | 01 Aug 2022

Wait…Why Is The Supply Shortage Getting Worse?

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the supply shortage. Wait times for common electronics and goods are months. Meanwhile, wait times for more intricate products such as cars are often over a year. This was understandable 2 years ago when the entire world basically shut down; however, it's been quite a while since the pandemic started. Not to mention, we have more advanced tech, communications, and logistics than ever, so it’s rather embarrassing that we’re having such a difficult time resolving this issue. The problem is that supply chains have so many moving parts and all of them have been hurt in different ways. For example, in China, they’re still seeing regular lockdowns which have halted production at many factories. Factories that are still operating now also need to deal with PPE, precautions, and restrictions. Meanwhile, inflation has gone nuts which have made raw materials extremely expensive. And to top it all off, all the sanctions that came along with the Russia-Ukraine war have only made logistics and sourcing materials even harder. This video explains the top reasons for the supply shortage and why the supply shortage is getting worse. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Supply Chain Crisis 1:27 - Pandemic 4:08 - Inflation 7:11 - Russia-Ukraine War 9:13 - The Supply Shortage Resources: https://pastebin.com/4cPy3HXb

Supercell Is Superdead

oE_tYLOXlIo | 29 Jul 2022

Supercell Is Superdead

Supercell is likely the most recognizable mobile game developer in the world. Virtually everyone knows about Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, yet, over the past couple of years, Supercell has lost much of the momentum that they once had. In fact, both Clash of Clans and Clash Royale only receive a fraction of the interest that they used. And to make things worse, Supercell’s new games aren’t doing that well either. In fact, Supercell has even shut down some of their newer titles due to a lack of interest. You could chalk this up to people simply getting bored of their games, but I think there are more factors at play. First of all, a lot of people were starting to feel to Supercell’s games were pay-to-win. If you buy gems in Clash of Clans or Clash Royale, you would get a massive advantage against players who didn’t. This isn’t true with many newer games like Fortnite where paying for accessories or skins gives you no advantage. So, many players preferred to play the latter. Aside from feeling disadvantaged, many casual gamers flocked to social media from mobile gaming. Supercell’s acquisition by Tencent didn’t really make this situation any better. This video explains what happened to Supercell and the future of Supercell. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Supercell 2:22 - Pay To Win 5:06 - Distractions 7:21 - Cashout 9:46 - Future Of Supercell Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3S8og2n Resources: https://pastebin.com/8aCd0TrT

Meet The Most Influential Duo Of All Time

TKXHGJL_vvs | 27 Jul 2022

Meet The Most Influential Duo Of All Time

Usually, the founders of the biggest companies and services in the world are extremely popular. For example, we all know that the telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell and that the light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison. However, virtually no one knows who created the internet which is quite ironic given that it’s where most of us spend the vast majority of the time. The internet was created by two academic scholars named Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn. These two were originally professors at Stanford and MIT respectively before they both joined DARPA and started helping them create a network of networks. Before Vint and Bob joined DARPA, DARPA was using a network called ARPANET which was the standard at the time. But, Vint and Bob would create a much superior network protocol called TCP/IP that leveraged packet switching. Eventually, DARPA would adopt TCP/IP as their standard and this marked the birth of the internet. This video tells the story of how the internet was created and what happened to the internet’s founders: Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Internet Founders 0:59 - Vint Cerf 2:54 - Bob Kahn 4:45 - Creating The Internet 7:06 - Adoption 9:30 - Vint & Bob Today Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3Jepkh8 https://bit.ly/3Q28fJ8 Resources: https://pastebin.com/wGCPDCja

Inflation Isn’t “Transitory”…

EDAzNvRjLWI | 25 Jul 2022

Inflation Isn’t “Transitory”…

I’m sure we’ve all heard of the Fed trying to convince everyone that inflation would be “transitory”. For much of 2021, this was the Fed’s stance and they argued that people need to have faith in the Fed. However, by the end of the year, the Fed themselves switched their stance and announced that it was time to retire the word “transitory”. They quickly pivoted to being hawkish and started raising rates. They went from quarter percentage rate hikes to half percentage rate hikes to three quarter percentage rate hikes today. Despite their efforts, we have yet to see any meaningful difference in CPI readings. In fact, the latest CPI reading came in at an eye-watering 9.1%. But, how did the Fed miss something so big and why did they not prepare better. Well, while many like to blame the Fed’s incompetency, I think it was a matter of priorities. The Fed has two roles which are to minimize unemployment and minimize inflation. Throughout 2021, unemployment was at elevated levels while inflation was just starting to go up. So, minimizing unemployment was likely a higher priority than minimizing inflation. This video explains the reasons why the Fed thought inflation would be transitory, why the Fed was wrong about inflation, and when inflation will finally go back down. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Inflation 1:49 - Transitory Inflation Explained 4:35 - Why The Fed Was Wrong 6:22 - The Fed’s Master Plan 8:12 - Inflation Outlook 10:15 - “Transitory” Inflation Thumbnail Credits: https://on.today.com/3vb6b9Q AFP Joshua Roberts https://bit.ly/3opLNxQ dwleindecker https://bit.ly/3OB4DwB Resources: https://pastebin.com/76c7eqVu

Instagram Is Being Eaten Alive

Wz2kg7Cr36A | 22 Jul 2022

Instagram Is Being Eaten Alive

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world boasting over 2 billion monthly active users. While this is extremely impressive, we’re also starting to see red flags that this may be the peak of Instagram’s success. First of all, Instagram’s demographics are declining. In fact, the 13-17 year old demographic is almost equivalent to Instagram’s 45-54 year old demographic. This isn’t to say that the newer generation isn’t using social media. They’re simply using Snapchat and TikTok instead. Aside from declining demographics, Instagram has been losing their originality for several years now. They’ve simply been copying features from other platforms like stories and reels. Instagram isn’t the only one that’s doing this, but I don’t think copying is particularly beneficial to any platform. And finally, we’ve never actually seen a social media platform that has lasted for decades. Regardless of how big the platform is, we usually see the platform wane and die off as each generation grows up. This is what we saw with Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and now Instagram. This video explains the biggest shortfalls of Instagram and why this may be as large as they get. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Instagram 1:55 - Younger Demographic 4:43 - Fading Originality 7:22 - The TikTok Phenomenon 9:46 - The State Of Instagram Resources: https://pastebin.com/jnNs8Sz5

How To Charge $170.4 Million To Your Credit Card

bpBpg80NQXI | 20 Jul 2022

How To Charge $170.4 Million To Your Credit Card

Credit cards are one of the most divisive financial instruments in the world. Some argue that you should never get a credit card because it eliminates the threat of getting into credit card debt. Others argue that if you use your credit card responsibly, you’ll never have to pay interest, but you’ll benefit from cashback and other rewards. While this may not be applicable to the average American given that the average American has loads of credit card debt, many of the wealthiest people leverage debt and credit cards to the max. One of the best examples of this is the super exclusive American Express Centurion Card also known as the American Express Black Card. This card doesn’t come with insane cash back or rewards. In fact, many of its tangible perks are identical if not worse than the American Express Platinum. Where this card really shines though is its 24/7 concierge service that tends to any customer requests regardless of ridiculous or difficult they might be. While such a card doesn’t make sense for us peasants, for people who travel a lot and have a lot of niche requests, this card is invaluable as it streamlines the entire travel process. This video explains the benefits and shortfalls of the American Express Black Card and how the Amex black become the most desirable credit card in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Amex Black 1:45 - Urban Legend 5:31 - Perks 9:12 - Getting A Centurion Card Resources: https://pastebin.com/0Xbgf8G6

California Is Officially The Poorest State In America

a73ZC_61Tug | 18 Jul 2022

California Is Officially The Poorest State In America

California has been the dream destination for immigrants and entrepreneurs ever since the gold rush in the 1850s. The state has been one of the kindest when it comes to economic opportunities and social acceptance. However, California hasn’t been doing all that well over the past decade. I’m sure you’ve all heard about the millions of families that have been fleeing the country to move to places with a lower cost of living. Cost of living isn’t the only problem California is facing though. California has also been at the forefront of the homeless issue due to their extreme generosity. In fact, many homeless people voluntarily choose to be homeless in California due to how easy they make it. To make things even worse, companies have been fleeing the state left in right. Given that talent is available all across the US, they’re no longer forced to recruit primarily from California. This video explains the top shortfalls of California and how California came to have the highest poverty level in all of America. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Poverty In California 1:27 - Own Nothing & By Happy 4:29 - Fleeing Wealth 6:39 - Easy To Be Homeless 9:04 - State Of California Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3IRGP6I Resources: https://pastebin.com/q5AsEQEE

Whatever Happened To NFTs?

g1_fgQak_HU | 15 Jul 2022

Whatever Happened To NFTs?

Not too long ago, we were seeing headlines about hype NFTs like bored apes and crypto punks selling for over half a million dollars. But, ever since the crypto market started to crash, so has the NFT market. Ironically, the floor price of many of these NFTs hasn’t changed all that much due to low volume. However, given that the underlying crypto which is usually Ethereum has crashed by 80%, the overall price of most NFTs has also crashed by 80%. While this may be rather painful for many speculators, this is likely a good thing for the NFT market as a whole. You see, the primary purpose of NFTs is not to buy overpriced jpegs and flex on social media. Rather, NFTs have a slew of legitimate use cases such as proof of ownership, monitoring the supply chain, and keeping track of records and credentials. These were the reasons that NFTs were originally created, but over time, the more speculative side is what they’ve become known for. This video explains the true purpose and potential of NFTs and why the recent market crash is just what the NFT market needed to reset and move forward. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of NFTs 1:47 - History Of NFTs 4:32 - Legitimate Use Cases 7:14 - The Needed Collapse 9:39 - The Future Of NFTs Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3P5lCbC https://bit.ly/3PoTtMC https://bit.ly/3P3GxM7 Resources: https://pastebin.com/mdFEzPQp

You Know You Have To Pay For WinRAR...Right?

T93RNHLfHqQ | 13 Jul 2022

You Know You Have To Pay For WinRAR...Right?

WinRAR is one of the most iconic pieces of software out there, not because it’s useful or instrumental but because of its famous 40-day trial period that never expires. This isn’t some glitch or bad programming either, WinRAR is well aware of this bypass and it’s very much instrumental. You see, WinRAR doesn’t make their money from daily users; they make their money from businesses. And the easiest way to get businesses to use WinRAR is to get the public on their side which is exactly what they’ve done by making it essentially free for everyday people. While companies could easily just pirate WinRAR as well, it’s usually not worth the consequences due to the reputational damage that would follow if this got leaked. As a result, large companies don’t think twice about paying for WinRAR especially given how cheap it is. And given that WinRAR still pulls in $21 million per year despite its popularity falling off a cliff over the past decade, it’s clear that this strategy was still rather lucrative. Nowadays, some of the biggest companies in the world leverage a similar strategy such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. This video explains the rise and business model of WinRAR and why WinRAR’s 40-day trial period lasts forever. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - WinRAR 1:03 - History 4:00 - Free 6:41 - Why Even Pay 9:07 - The Free Godfather Resources: https://pastebin.com/q8JQ8R6A

Jokes On Us, The Russian Ruble Is Stronger Than Ever…

f6TR8vccnK4 | 11 Jul 2022

Jokes On Us, The Russian Ruble Is Stronger Than Ever…

Ever since the Russian-Ukraine war began, the west has implemented loads of sanctions and restrictions in an attempt to punish Russia economically. And while it seemed like these measures were working at first glance, the Russian Ruble has actually started to skyrocket. In fact, the Russian Ruble is currently the strongest performing currency of 2022. This can be explained by a couple of factors. First of all, the EU is just in the first steps of cutting off Russian oil and energy, so they’re still handing over Russia tens of billions of dollars in revenue. Meanwhile, neutral countries like China and India are ramping up Russian imports to benefit from cheaper resources. On top of this, Russia has also implemented a slew of economic policies to further strengthen the Ruble such as requiring payments in Rubles. All of these measures have allowed the Ruble to perform extremely well, but the same cannot be said about the Russian economy. You see, while Russia has plenty of money to spend, they don’t have anywhere to spend it. This has destroyed many Russian industries such as the car and tech industries. Over time, it just becomes more and more likely that this pain carries over to other industries as well. This video explains why the Russian Ruble is so strong and why the Russian economy is hurting nonetheless. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of The Ruble 1:25 - Ineffective Sanctions 4:32 - Supply & Demand 6:47 - A Golden Cage 9:28 - The State Of Russia Resources: https://pastebin.com/JnJYpdE8

Exxon Is Up $314 Billion...We're Screwed...

M_kz_RPqL3E | 08 Jul 2022

Exxon Is Up $314 Billion...We're Screwed...

Ever since the pandemic started, oil companies have been struggling to make a profit as demand jumped off a cliff basically overnight. But, over the past several, things have actually looked better than ever for oil giants like Exxon who are up $314 billion. This is all thanks to skyrocketing oil prices due to inflation, the Ukraine war, surging demand, and speculation from Wall Street. While this has been a blessing for struggling oil companies, this is a curse for GDP because consumer spending, investing and government spending are all on the decline. And given that a recession is simply two successive quarters of GDP decline, it seems likely that we’re already in a recession. Every recession has not been correlated to a spike in oil prices, but every spike in oil prices has been associated with a recession. So, this is definitely not the most promising of signs. But, while we may be in for a recession and rising unemployment, there are some brights sides to a recession. For example, the investing world is cleansed of unfit companies and we investors will get a splendid buying opportunity. This video explains the consequences of skyrocketing oil prices and why that might very well drive us into a recession. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Exxon 1:11 - Why Is Oil Mooning? 4:28 - Economic Hardship 7:16 - Recession Indicator 9:20 - The Light At The End Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3DPxzLW https://bit.ly/3s0lqSc Resources: https://pastebin.com/1acKCUf1

$1 Salary Exposed

f9a-OXKe1e8 | 06 Jul 2022

$1 Salary Exposed

I’m sure we’ve all heard about top CEOs taking a salary of just $1 per year. At this point, this has basically become a standard amongst the richest CEOs in the world from Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg to Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Even amongst those that take a cash salary, their cash salary is generally just a few percent of their total compensation, and the vast majority of their compensation is in the form of stock. Historically, $1 salaries were used in times of hardship like wars or recessions, but now, $1 salaries have turned into a strategy to maximize compensation and display loyalty to the shareholders. Companies are able to pay significantly more in stock than cash because stock compensation does not hurt their balance sheets. In terms of shareholder allegiance, $1 CEOs don’t get paid unless shareholders get paid. They have to reach specific growth targets to receive their compensation and the vast majority of their compensation comes in the form of stock appreciation. This video explains the top reasons CEOs take $1 salaries and why $1 salaries are not what they seem at first glance. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - $1 Salary 1:03 - Dollar Men 3:52 - Larger Salary 6:38 - Tax Advantage 9:15 - All In Thumbnail Credit: The Washington Post https://nbcnews.to/3OEdzSV Resources: https://pastebin.com/CV9cWL18

Whatever Happened To Elon's Twitter Deal?

b-NHDKOlqkA | 04 Jul 2022

Whatever Happened To Elon's Twitter Deal?

A few months, Elon surprised the world by purchasing a stake in Twitter. At first, he made it ambiguous whether he wanted to buy the company or not, but soon enough, when he made an acquisition offer for over $40 billion, it became clear what Elon was looking to do. Since then, Elon has sold off billions of dollars worth of Tesla stock and he has secured billions of dollars worth of funding. So, it seemed like everything was ready to go, but out of nowhere, Elon decided to put the deal on hold due to concerns regarding Twitter’s bot count. The logical argument is that bots could skew impression and conversion data for advertisers which could hurt the company’s ad revenue. But, the general consensus is that Elon isn’t really that worried about this specifically. Rather, it’s likely that Elon is trying to use this as a negotiation tactic to drive down the price. Even if Elon and Twitter were ready to proceed though, Twitter has to hold a shareholder vote to complete the deal. So, it’s not like the deal could take place right now anyway. This video explains the biggest hurdles in completing the Twitter deal and whether Elon’s Twitter deal will actually end up coming to fruition. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Elon’s Twitter Deal 1:37 - Fake Accounts 4:18 - Financing Contingencies 6:46 - Approval 9:17 - Backing Away Thumbnail Credit: https://cnn.it/3AqsXOC Resources: https://pastebin.com/ixG1KUBJ

Rivian Is Down $143 Billion, But Is Still Overvalued

nWB0KLAr7wM | 01 Jul 2022

Rivian Is Down $143 Billion, But Is Still Overvalued

Rivian was by far one of the most hyped EV companies in the world. At their peak, they were literally the 3rd highest valued automaker in the world-beating out giants such as Volkswagen and GM. And it’s not like they were delivering tens of millions of vehicles every year. They had just started delivering their first production vehicle at the time. Since then, Rivian’s valuation has fallen off a cliff selling off nearly 90%. At the bottom, Rivian was valued at just $17 billion which is ironically less than their book value. While this may seem like an attractive time to buy Rivian, it should be noted that they still have an extremely challenging road ahead. First of all, their still just a startup that’s trying to take on the legacy automakers who are taking EVs more seriously by the day. Not to mention, Rivian has just started the scaling-up process which almost wiped out Tesla completely. And as Rivian tries to fight against legacy players and scale up production, they’re no doubt going to continue having terrible financial reports for years to come. This video explains the biggest challenges for Rivian and why Rivian remains a risky investment despite selling off 90%. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Rivian 1:18 - Startup 4:36 - Scaling Up 7:49 - Abysmal Financials 10:28 - Future Of Rivian Thumbnail Credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid https://bit.ly/3m0lUDM Resources: https://pastebin.com/yzvPbsGD

Here’s What Happened To Microsoft’s Forgotten Founder

_bwXoLMkU2c | 29 Jun 2022

Here’s What Happened To Microsoft’s Forgotten Founder

We all know about Bill Gates and his insane rise from being a college dropout to founding one of the most valuable companies in the entire world. This has consistently made him one of the richest people in the world for decades and he’s been able to maintain his dominance on the billionaire's list despite giving away over $50 billion. Clearly, founding Microsoft has made him a celebrity billionaire, but something that most people aren’t aware of is that Microsoft had another cofounder named Paul Allen. Like Bill, Paul was also a child prodigy scoring a perfect 1600 on the SAT. He also dropped out of college and he was arguably the one the pushed Bill Gates to even start Microsoft in the first place. However, when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, his whole world changed. He could no longer spend nearly as much time at Microsoft which lead to animosity between the executives. And eventually, Paul was driven to resign due to his sickness and peer pressure. Fortunately, Paul was still extremely rich, so he was able to live it up. But, Paul was never able to lead and run Microsoft like he wanted to. This video tells the story of Paul Allen: the Microsoft co-founder who got screwed over. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Forgotten Microsoft Cofounder 1:03 - Pre Microsoft 3:44 - Microsoft 6:31 - Post-Microsoft 9:05 - Paul Allen Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3NJGYdj https://nyti.ms/2yDa21q Resources: https://pastebin.com/cBxwwHLP

Why Doesn't The Fed Just STOP Printing Money Already?

mFgvzFgiWUY | 27 Jun 2022

Why Doesn't The Fed Just STOP Printing Money Already?

The middle class is getting screwed by inflation. Gas prices and everyday goods are through the roof, and home ownership is virtually unattainable without a high income. And when we think about who caused all of this, the answer is clear. The reason for all this pain is the Fed and their insane money printing. In the early days, their money printing seemed nice as stocks went to the moon and people got stimulus checks left and right. But, now that we’re dealing with the consequences, money printing doesn’t seem nearly as appealing. Before the fed existed, the value of the dollar didn’t go down for nearly 150 years. But, once the fed was created, the value of the dollar has gone down 98%. So, why don’t we just stop printing money? Well, the main reason the fed exists and continues to print money is to protect national interests. Persistent inflation encourages people to spend and invest their money. It also makes it significantly easier for the government to pay off debt. Not to mention, the government has to make up for a massive deficit. This video explains why the fed exists and why they will continue to print money despite its negative consequences. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Money Supply 2:04 - National Banks 4:45 - The Era Without The Fed 7:23 - Why Print Money? 10:06 - The Fed Explained Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/39Y4Sno https://bit.ly/3ym57Sw Resources: https://pastebin.com/0Ucxxse0

Shopify Is Literally Down More Than Bitcoin...

WbUsOj7-tMQ | 24 Jun 2022

Shopify Is Literally Down More Than Bitcoin...

Shopify is one of the biggest e-commerce companies in the world and we all know them as the dropshipping godfather. They’re usually the go-to place to create an online store for small businesses and they’ve cornered the dropshipping market. But despite this, Shopify isn’t doing all that great. In fact, Shopify is down 80% from their all-time highs which is a bigger loss than Bitcoin. This translates to a market cap loss of $190 billion. We could write this off as a simple consequence of a risk off-market, but Shopify is the worst-performing large-cap company in the world and this isn’t just some coincidence. Before the stock started selling off, Shopify was likely the most overvalued stock in the world boasting a PE ratio of 600 and a PS ratio of 50. On top of this, the hype surrounding dropshipping that was present at the beginning of the pandemic is no longer here. Not to mention, it doesn’t seem like Shopify will be posting sizeable profits anytime soon. This video explains the biggest shortfalls of Shopify’s business and why the company has been performing worse than even Bitcoin. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Shopify 1:18 - The Dropshipping Bubble 4:15 - Awful Quarters 7:03 - Fundamental Issues 9:53 - The Future Of Shopify Resources: https://pastebin.com/zjiYbFXM

Nearly Blind To $2.1 Billion - Charlie Munger

CiURqB78QWQ | 22 Jun 2022

Nearly Blind To $2.1 Billion - Charlie Munger

Warren Buffett is likely the best-known investor of all time which is not surprising given his legendary track history. Since 1965, Buffett has averaged an annual return of 20.5% which has given him a net worth of $100 billion. However, despite the insane popularity of Buffett, not nearly as many people know about his closest friend and business partner Charlie Munger. Munger was actually not a lifelong investor like Buffett. In fact, Munger didn’t start seriously start investing till his 40s and he didn’t take on investing as a full-time job until his 50s. Until then, he was actually a lawyer who was facing extreme adversities in his life. For example, his son died of leukemia, a divorce took his home, and he would lose an eye to cataracts. Despite all these terrible experiences, Munger never allowed himself to wallow in self-pity and he was always looking to get to the next level. His persistence eventually paid off as he would become Buffett’s right-hand man and a multi-billionaire himself. This video tells the story of Charlie Munger and how he became the backbone of Berkshire Hathaway. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Charlie Munger 0:59 - Early Life 2:58 - Extreme Adversity 4:55 - Giving Up Law 6:52 - Berkshire Hathaway 8:58 - Munger’s Legacy Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3xIPbbt Resources: https://pastebin.com/WkCuHSQZ

Don't Get Your Hopes Up For A Housing Market Crash...

DycTQ8onCqU | 20 Jun 2022

Don't Get Your Hopes Up For A Housing Market Crash...

Housing prices have gone up ludicrous amounts over the past two years which is not that surprising given extremely low-interest rates and unprecedented amounts of money printing. However, with the fed starting to hike interest rates and markets cooling off, many people have been hopeful that housing prices will finally come back down to reasonable levels. But, the truth is, while the housing market will likely soften with rising rates, a full-on crash or return to pre-pandemic levels doesn’t seem likely for multiple reasons. First of all, real estate is one of the most trusted forms of protection against high inflation. So, as long as inflation persists, it’s likely that people will continue bidding up prices. In the 1970s, for example, the median house price nearly tripled despite there being multiple recessions, stock market crashes, and interest rates being hiked to 20%. Not to mention, most homebuyers today are more qualified than ever before or are buying with cash which means that there is no fundamental crisis. This video explains the top reasons that the housing market will not crash and why you shouldn’t get your hopes up for one anytime soon. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Housing Market 1:19 - Inflationary Times 4:17 - Rising Mortgage Rates 7:10 - No Fundamental Crisis 9:38 - The Truth About A Housing Collapse Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3y41L6r Resources: https://pastebin.com/mSZTYCaV

Uber Is Losing Money...Again...

XXzDXSS7gC0 | 17 Jun 2022

Uber Is Losing Money...Again...

Uber is losing money again. While Uber is by far the most popular ride-hailing service in the entire world, they just can’t seem to turn over a profit. In fact, they haven’t even had a single 12-month period of profitability since they went public. They did post two profitable quarters last year, but almost all of this progress has been negated by their atrocious performance in the first quarter of 2022. Uber last nearly $6 billion last quarter to due to their investments getting obliterated. Combine this with the cutthroat taxi industry, their failed self-driving efforts, and the drama that came with Travis Kalanick and it’s not surprising that Uber is yet to be profitable. However, it’s not all bad news. Uber is pulling in record revenue and gross profit meaning that they just have lean down the business to finally achieve profitability. Analysts are actually pretty optimistic about Uber’s short-term future as it’s likely that Uber will start breaking even by the end of next year. However, even if Uber achieves profitability, they’ll still have to face the monumental threat that is Tesla. This video explains the shortfalls of Uber and why they have struggled to achieve profitability. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Uber 1:22 - Fighting Against Themselves 4:06 - Failed Self Driving 6:21 - Travis Kalanick 9:05 - Road To Profitability Thumbnail Credits: https://ubr.to/3NVO7Ih Resources: https://pastebin.com/yycUpXuQ

Whatever Happened To The Evergrande Crisis?

inJjL8AXuEk | 15 Jun 2022

Whatever Happened To The Evergrande Crisis?

Near the end of last year, Evergrande was one of the hottest subjects in financial news. Evergrande was one of the largest property developers in China and they were teetering on the brink of default. And they would eventually default on $1.2 billion worth of foreign bonds in December of 2021, but it doesn’t seem like anyone cares anymore. Given the massive sell-offs in the stock market and crypto markets, it seems that everyone is preoccupied with either panic selling or buying the crash. But, Evergrande shouldn’t be something that we should just ignore given that it is indicative of the overall Chinese real estate market. For decades, China’s real estate market has just gotten frothier and frothier and the most infamous example of this is China’s massive ghost cities. So, the collapse of Evergrande may just be the beginning of a much bigger sell-off in the Chinese real estate market which could lead to contagion. This video explains what happened to Evergrande and whether the situation could become much worse moving forward. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Remember Evergrande? 1:02 - The Birth Of Evergrande 3:53 - Ghost Cities 6:06 - Turning A Blind Eye 8:33 - Too Little Too Late 10:09 - CCP To The Rescue Thumbnail Credits: Maxim Shemetov - Reuters https://bit.ly/3tCnU9r Alex Tai - SOPA Images https://bit.ly/3MPRuPD Resources: https://pastebin.com/UnTaTqnz

Why All Americans Should Be Investing In Bonds

6tZZeHajwSo | 13 Jun 2022

Why All Americans Should Be Investing In Bonds

Bonds are some of the most neglected investments in the world by retail investors right now due to relatively low yields. Many investors feel that it’s better to take their chances with stocks, real estate, or some other investment class. But, the thing to keep in mind is that the returns of every investment are directly correlated to its risk. And while bond yields may be low in comparison to stock returns, bonds are also significantly safer. If you’re investing in US treasury bonds, one could say that you have locked in “risk-free” returns given that the US can simply print money to pay you back. Aside from an extraordinary amount of safety and stability, many bonds also payout high yields. For example, I-series bonds from the US government are specifically designed to produce a yield even after inflation. And given how high inflation is right now, the yield on I series bonds is nearly 10%. This is perfect for saving up for a large purchase or even just using an emergency fund. This video explains the various benefits of bonds and why more investors should take bonds seriously. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Bonds 1:14 - Bonds Explained 3:09 - Security 5:11 - Yield 7:10 - Use Cases 9:33 - Opposition Explained Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3xn1sCl Resources: https://pastebin.com/i7GXgi0W

Intel - Struggling Even During A Global Chip Shortage

2mBXdvV-WXQ | 10 Jun 2022

Intel - Struggling Even During A Global Chip Shortage

Intel is likely the most recognizable semi conductor company in the world thanks to their dominant history within computer chips. However, Intel hasn’t been doing that great for quite some time now. In fact, AMD recently overtook Intel in terms of desktop marketshare, and Intel is yet to break their all time high from the dotcom bubble which was 22 years ago. Also, let’s not forget that this is during a global chip shortage. So, if Intel can’t get to the next level even during a chip shortage, the prospects of Intel as the chip shortage cools down aren’t so great. The fact that Intel has been stagnating for quite some time in the desktop market and the fact that they completely missed out on the smartphone market don’t make things any better. This has caused many to wonder if Intel will ever be able to break their all time high or if their just going to end up like Cisco or AT&T until they eventually bleed to death. This video explains the Intel’s biggest shortfalls and why they have been struggling to grow in a time period in which other chip makers have been going to the moon. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Intel 1:24 - Missing Out On Mobile 4:22 - AMD 7:19 - Stagnation 10:08 - The Fate Of Intel Resources: https://pastebin.com/RzX0dRPG

Pepsi Tastes Better...

gk7khxLmHD4 | 08 Jun 2022

Pepsi Tastes Better...

Coca-Cola is one of the strongest brands and most recognized brands in the world as it’s not only popular in western countries but in developing countries as well. And most of the hype behind the company comes from their crown jewel Coke. At first glance, it might seem like Coca-Cola is a master soda maker given that they’ve held onto their dominance for literally 100 years. But, the truth is, even Coca-Cola can’t beat Coke. And this is not just a hypothesis either. In the 1980s, Coca-Cola tried to replace the original Coke with a new formula dubbed new Coke, but there was so much backlash from consumers that Coca-Cola ended up switching back within 79 days. This is quite ironic given that Coca-Cola ran 190,000 taste tests to ensure that the new Coke tasted better than the original Coke, but given the backlash, the taste is obviously not the most important factor. This video explains the brand power of classic Coke and why even Coca-Cola can’t beat Coke. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Coca-Cola 1:58 - The Pepsi Challenge 3:54 - New Coke 5:43 - Classic Coke 7:32 - Why New Coke Failed 9:39 - Nostalgia Thumbnail Credit: https://cnn.it/3GYMuXJ Resources: https://pastebin.com/Gnra4CX3

What Exactly Do Market Makers Do? (& How They Manipulate The Market)

63BoycqDwIA | 06 Jun 2022

What Exactly Do Market Makers Do? (& How They Manipulate The Market)

Market makers are no doubt one of the most infamous participants in the market. Historically, retail investors weren’t that aware of market makers at all. However, the GameStop frenzy has made market makers more relevant than ever before. But what exactly do market makers even do? Well, market makers partner with an exchange and act as a buyer and seller for every security traded on the exchange. This way, market participants are easily able to liquidate or buy new shares at any time they want. Market makers make money through the small spread between the bid and ask price for each given security. While the concept of market makers was invented in good faith and market makers mostly benefit long-term investors, short-term investors often get screwed over by their psychological games. This is one of the main reasons that it’s so hard to become a profitable trader. This video explains what exactly a market maker does and the purpose of market makers. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Market Makers 1:02 - What Is A Market Maker? 3:13 - Making Money 5:31 - Manipulation Tactics 8:46 - Payment For Order Flow Thumbnail Credits: Aaron Kotowski - Forbes https://bit.ly/398po4h https://bit.ly/3MnKCZF Resources: https://pastebin.com/EqeqXURj

What Happened To Nvidia?

cAcl4EhOGf4 | 03 Jun 2022

What Happened To Nvidia?

Nvidia is one of the largest background companies in the world reaching nearly a trillion-dollar valuation at their peak. And given the massive demand for GPUs combined with high-profit margins, it’s not surprising that Nvidia was doing so well financially. However, since November, Nvidia stock has gotten obliterated with the company shedding $480 billion worth of market cap. Of course, the market sell-off plays a significant role in this sell-off, but there are plenty of Nvidia-specific reasons as well. For example, one of the biggest concerns with Nvidia over the past 5 years is their dependency on crypto mining. In fact, the SEC recently fined Nvidia for not disclosing how influential crypto mining is to their business. Aside from a significant dependency, Nvidia was also boasting unsustainable price increases and an unsustainable valuation. In fact, it could be argued that Nvidia was the most richly valued stock on the entire market. This video explains the various shortfalls of Nvidia and what happened to Nvidia. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Nvidia 1:10 - Seasonal 3:30 - Permanent Separation 6:10 - Unsustainable Prices 8:18 - Unsustainable Valuation 10:24 - Future Of Nvidia Thumbnail Credit: Reuters - Tyrone Siu https://reut.rs/3ahij1i Resources: https://pastebin.com/gHJAjVe0

What Happens When CEOs Cash Out?

HSEwoPYFwew | 01 Jun 2022

What Happens When CEOs Cash Out?

CEOs are paid a massive amount, but more times than not, most of their compensation if not all of their compensation is in stock. So, for CEOs to actually enjoy their massive compensation plans, they have to figure out how to liquidate their stakes to pay for a nice lifestyle. The first thing to note is that most CEOs can’t even sell their compensation if they wanted to due to stock vesting periods. A time-based vesting period, for example, limits an employee/executive from selling their stock for a set period of time. Similarly, with a milestone-based vesting period, executives don’t get paid until the company reaches certain milestones. Some vesting plans even combine the two to enjoy the best of both worlds. In the meantime, CEOs generally leverage their RSUs or existing stakes to take out debt and fuel their lifestyles. This video explains the intricacies of how CEOs are paid and how CEOs cash out without crashing their company’s stock. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - How Do CEOs Cash Out? 1:11 - Time-Based Stock Vesting 3:25 - Milestone-Based Stock Vesting 5:31 - Debt 7:19 - Loose Cannons 9:18 - Cashing Out Thumbnail Credit: https://politi.co/3lVjSF3 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid https://bit.ly/3m0lUDM Resources: https://pastebin.com/b4N704sY

Why Are Investment Bankers Paid So Much?

JaWTQfsGde4 | 30 May 2022

Why Are Investment Bankers Paid So Much?

I’m sure we’ve all heard about how lucrative investment banking is. Maybe you had a friend or classmate go into investment banking or you know someone in the neighborhood. There’s no doubt that they’re pulling in the big bucks, but what exactly do they even do in the first place? Well, investment banks are basically the private banks of corporations and billionaires, and they help them with loads of financing operations. For example, if a company needs to raise money, an investment bank can help them issue corporate bonds or complete a share offering. Aside from running the entire financing process, many investment banks will give the companies the desired capital upfront and take on the risk of raising the money themselves. This way, companies can focus on running their business instead of completing the financing. Investment banks also help companies complete mergers and acquisitions and source out private deals. Despite all these positive functions, there’s a lot of speculation that investment banks leverage inside information to their advantage and that there may be a collaboration between trading divisions and investment banking divisions at large banks. This video explains the main purposes of investment banking and why investment bankers are paid so much. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - What Is Investment Banking? 1:17 - Bond Financing 3:08 - Equity FInancing 5:17 - Underwriting 7:09 - Private Deals 8:21 - The Ugly 10:23 - Investment Banking Thumbnail Credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson https://reut.rs/38S9Fq3 Resources: https://pastebin.com/xMEPRFLj

Disney Is Down $188 Billion...Go Woke Go Broke...

bqM28nto5a4 | 27 May 2022

Disney Is Down $188 Billion...Go Woke Go Broke...

Disney is likely one of the most nostalgic companies in the world as they have not only been a large part of our childhoods but our parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods as well. Disney has literally been a childhood classic for nearly 100 years at this point. Aside from their nostalgia factor, Disney runs a pretty unique business that can thrive in a multitude of environments. If people are staying at home and traveling less, that’s perfect for Disney’s streaming business. Conversely, if people are going out, that’s perfect for Disney’s box office sales and theme parks. Despite these unique advantages though, Disney isn’t doing that great. In fact, Disney stock is down about 50% from their all-time highs. This can be linked to fears about sustained Disney+ growth, a net income that has struggled to recover, and blatant political entanglement. While I feel that Disney can easily overcome stagnation and a low net margin over time, the issue of political entanglement may haunt them for years to come. This video explains the shortfalls of Disney and what happened to Disney. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Disney 1:29 - Underwhelming Growth 4:25 - Underwhelming Recovery 7:29 - Go Woke Go Broke 9:19 - Future Outlook Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3NC2zV6 Resources: https://pastebin.com/KQ4u7AtU

After 13 Years, Warren Buffett Is Finally Beating The Market Again!

BK6qgAIWntY | 25 May 2022

After 13 Years, Warren Buffett Is Finally Beating The Market Again!

It’s no secret that Warren Buffett has had a tough time beating the market over the past 15 years. It seems that the financial recession robbed Warren Buffett of all his alpha. This can be explained by a few factors such as the underperformance of value stocks, holding too much cash, becoming the market himself, and making a few bad investments like IBM and Kraft-Heinz. Despite these shortfalls over the past decade, Buffett has actually been crushing the recent market downturn. In fact, Buffett is officially beating the market again due to how well his portfolio has held up during this downturn. This has caused many investors to wonder if Buffett’s bets were right all along or if this is simply a fluke and it’s just a matter of time until the S&P 500 takes over again. This video explains the various reasons Buffett has struggled to beat the market and the future of Berkshire Hathaway. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Warren Buffett 1:05 - Value Stocks 3:03 - Too Much Cash 5:37 - Becoming The Market 7:31 - Missing The Mark 9:21 - Shifting Priorities Thumbnail Credit: Stacy Kinney https://bit.ly/3wPlYeJ Resources: https://pastebin.com/nVbe6dk7

Starbucks Needs A Bailout... Again...

urmMyli4itU | 23 May 2022

Starbucks Needs A Bailout... Again...

Starbucks isn’t doing that great. In fact, they’re getting obliterated as they navigate high inflation combined with staff and supply shortages. The cherry on top is the recent push for unions within Starbucks which has proven to be quite successful. This has caused Starbucks stock to sell off 40% which correlates to a market cap loss of $66.4 billion. Things have gotten so bad that Starbucks’ retired father Howard Schultz is returning to Starbucks for the 3rd time to hopefully turn the company around again. This turnaround isn’t going to be easy though. Howard isn’t just facing business issues like he usually does. This time, Howard has to tackle the delicate issue of labor unions. Historically, Starbucks has had a pretty good reputation when it comes to employee treatment and satisfaction, but making a wrong move against unions could destroy this positive reputation. So, Howard must figure out how to turn around Starbucks without turning the public or Starbucks employees on him. This video explains the various shortfalls of Starbucks and what happened to Starbucks. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Starbucks 1:30 - Shortages 4:23 - Inflation 6:13 - Botched Online System 8:03 - Unions 10:16 - The State Of Starbucks Thumbnail Credit: Joshua Trujillo https://bit.ly/3PBDMm1 Resources: https://pastebin.com/KVPXu3NM

Why Stocks ALWAYS Skyrocket The Moment You Sell (Psychology)

e2jbzIbIsbE | 20 May 2022

Why Stocks ALWAYS Skyrocket The Moment You Sell (Psychology)

Does it always seem like the stock market skyrockets right when you sell and that it crashes right when you buy? Well, this isn’t just some random bad luck or an insane coincidence. Rather, market makers, hedge funds, and institutional investors use their massive positions to influence the way you think. They create insane amounts of FOMO near the top of market cycles to draw in retail investors to whom they can dump their positions. Similarly, they create significant amounts of despair near the bottom of a market cycle to buy positions from as many retail investors as possible. Through the use of psychology and mind games, big money is able to constantly milk money out of the average investor over the long term. While some investors have been able to overcome these mind games, most investors never will, and this is why it’s recommended that most investors just stick to dollar-cost averaging into an index fund on a regular basis regardless of what the market is doing. This video explains the psychology of stock market cycles and why most people always sell the bottom or buy the top. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Stocks Psychology 2:02 - Smart Money 4:44 - Retail Mania 7:10 - Death Spiral 9:08 - Human Psychology 11:10 - Fighting Psychology Resources: https://pastebin.com/jM1wBNac

What Happened To Cydia's Founder? (Saurik)

r-9ZNZFotYY | 18 May 2022

What Happened To Cydia's Founder? (Saurik)

Do you guys remember Cydia? 10 years ago, it was the extremely popular 3rd party app store for jailbroken apple devices. It carried all of the classic tweaks from Zepplin to Eclipse allowing us to finally mod our Apple devices. However, over the years, the popularity of jailbreaking has fallen off a cliff. In fact, according to Google Trends, interest in jailbreaking is 20X lower today than it was in 2013. Cydia was actually shut down due to this rapidly declining interest a few years ago. While this is quite unfortunate, it leaves one big question open: What happened to Cydia’s founder Jay Freeman? Well, Jay has pursued a career in politics in his college town of Santa Barbara. He’s currently serving on the board of directors at the Isla Vista community services district. However, he does still talk about jailbreaking and reverse engineering software in his free time. This video explains the story of Jay Freeman (Saurik) and what happened to Cydia. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Cydia 1:28 - Jay Freeman 4:11 - Founding Cydia 6:53 - Apple Strikes Back 9:30 - Jay Freeman Today Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/39UX2KK Resources: https://pastebin.com/AuzSTxaB

What Exactly Is The NASDAQ?

6LPzOJbdu-0 | 16 May 2022

What Exactly Is The NASDAQ?

If you’re at all involved in the financial markets and especially the stock market, you’ve definitely heard the term NASDAQ. You might hear things like “The NASDAQ is down 1000 points today” or “Coinbase is being listed on the NASDAQ.” But what exactly is the NASDAQ in the first place? Well, the NASDAQ is actually just a company that offers several different electronic exchanges across the globe. This company also offers a slew of different indices such as the NASDAQ Composite, the NASDAQ 100, and the NASDAQ Global Dragon China Index. Aside from these indices, the NASDAQ company itself is listed on the NASDAQ exchange meaning that you can buy shares of the company. In reality, the NASDAQ is hard to understand or that complicated. The reason that it may seem confusing or overwhelming is simply that the same name is used to describe different things. This video explains all the things people refer to when they say NASDAQ and what exactly each of these things is. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - What Is The NASDAQ? 1:08 - Company 3:13 - Stock Exchange 6:01 - Indices 8:24 - NASDAQ vs NYSE 10:41 - NASDAQ Explained Thumbnail Credit: Reuters - Jeenah Moon https://reut.rs/3FLDfcs Resources: https://pastebin.com/L1qEbyFX

Amazon Is Down $861 Billion Since November...

M9XwownZbcQ | 13 May 2022

Amazon Is Down $861 Billion Since November...

You would think that the pandemic has served Amazon extremely well, but this is not really the case. While Amazon stock did have a nice rally right after the pandemic began, ever since this rally ended, Amazon stock went on to just go sideways for 2 years. And now, with Amazon posting their first quarterly loss in several years, we saw Amazon stock drop out of their 2 year-long sideways channel. To make things worse, Amazon is projecting subpar growth for the next few quarters and we may very well see Amazon put in a year of single-digit revenue growth. All of these factors have caused Amazon stock to plummet into the abyss with the overall company shedding $861 billion since November. On top of all this, innovative physical retailers are starting to stage a comeback against e-commerce and AWS is still having to prop up Amazon’s retail business, so the future of Amazon stock is looking quite uncertain. This video explains the reasons that Amazon stock is selling off and the future of Amazon. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Amazon 1:20 - Lack Of Growth 4:21 - Rising Costs 7:17 - Physical Retailers 9:16 - Amazon’s Dark Horse 10:31 - Future Outlook Thumbnail Credit: Chesnot https://bit.ly/3sSTpKt Eric Baradat https://bit.ly/39UMoQE Resources: https://pastebin.com/k7EBdvNx

The US Dollar Is Skyrocketing!

_tJlXOr6YLs | 11 May 2022

The US Dollar Is Skyrocketing!

Despite what the Fed says about inflation being transitory, there’s no doubt that inflation is currently out of control with CPI reading coming in at over 8%. And honestly, this is not that surprising given that the money supply has increased by over $6 trillion over the past 2 years. This has caused everyday goods to become more and more unaffordable and people are starting to pull back on spending substantially. Despite all these concerns though, the US dollar is actually performing extremely well against foreign currencies. In fact, the DXY index is at multi-decade highs right now as it’s testing key resistance. Now, this might be a bit confusing given that the nominal value of the dollar is jumping off a cliff. However, when you consider that other countries have been printing just as much money if not more, the extreme uncertainty in the market, and the lack of inflation hedging, it starts to make sense why the US dollar is performing so well relatively. This video explains the various reasons the US dollar is performing well against foreign currencies despite the threat of hyperinflation. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - US Dollar Mooning 2:11 - Supply & Demand 4:35 - Extreme Uncertainty 7:16 - No Inflation Hedging 9:39 - State Of The Dollar Resources: https://pastebin.com/WSZgBPaJ

Why Do Billionaires Have So Much Debt?

4ZFP9pXSLz0 | 09 May 2022

Why Do Billionaires Have So Much Debt?

One of the top financial priorities for most people is to get out of debt as fast as possible. This makes sense as most people want to minimize the interest they pay and have the peace of mind of not having to worry about monthly payments. However, some of the richest people in the world also take out some of the most debt even though they don’t have to. Elon Musk, for example, took out $61 million worth of mortgages in early 2019. While Elon wasn’t worth hundreds of billions at the time, he was worth tens of billions meaning that those mortgages were a minuscule portion of wealth. However, when you consider the taxes he would’ve had to incur to pay for those properties in cash and the growth that he would’ve enjoyed by just leaving the money in his investments, it starts to become clear why these billionaires prefer to just take out debt and invest all their money. This video explains the top reasons that billionaires take on so much debt and how billionaires use debt to their advantage. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Billionaires & Debt 1:30 - Maximizing Returns 4:31 - Illiquid 7:07 - Minimizing Taxes 8:56 - Inflate Away Debt 10:45 - Time To Go In Debt? Thumbnail Credits: Reuters - Mike Blake https://bit.ly/39OKxjZ Yichuan Cao https://bit.ly/3P6r926 https://bit.ly/3MVCkIQ Resources: https://pastebin.com/dYXyNHgL

Facebook Is Down $584 Billion In 8 Months...

HCQHHnY4jRY | 06 May 2022

Facebook Is Down $584 Billion In 8 Months...

10 years ago, Facebook was the up-and-coming social media company that seemed to be the Google of social media. And eventually, that’s exactly what they became, but people aren’t exactly the biggest fans of this rise. In fact, Facebook is one of the most despised companies in the world due to their monopoly on social media along with their data collection policies. In the early days, most people weren’t away of these policies nor did they care. But, as the average person becomes more educated on the business practices of these companies, they have started to avoid such companies as much as possible. These tensions peaked when Facebook got involved in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and was fined a whopping $5 billion. Despite these pressures, Facebook continued to perform extremely well up until recently. In the last quarter of 2021, Facebook posted their first loss in users since the company was started. And investors have fled the company causing the mega-cap to lose an eye-watering $584 billion in 8 months. This video explains the shortfalls of Facebook and why the company is performing so poorly right now. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Facebook’s Bloodbath 1:36 - Lack Of User Growth 4:40 - Atrocious User Sentiment 7:33 - Apple Privacy Changes 10:07 - Meta Thumbnail Credits: Andrew Harrer Bloomberg https://bit.ly/3ydgcpi https://bit.ly/3w18pZ7 Resources: https://pastebin.com/9jDXQ7gc

Meet The $10 Billion Man Behind Coinbase

t9-_X2Jb5os | 04 May 2022

Meet The $10 Billion Man Behind Coinbase

Over the past several months, cryptocurrencies haven’t performed that well, but someone who’s still making quite a bit of money during this bear market is crypto brokerages. And by far one of the most popular crypto brokerages in the world is Coinbase founded by Brian Armstrong. Considering this, I don’t think you’d be surprised to hear that Brian Armstrong is currently a multi-billionaire and before the start of the crypto sell-off, he was actually a deca-billionaire. Looking back though, Coinbase wasn’t the first crypto brokerage on the market, yet it seems like they’re the favorite for most retail investors. Unfortunately, the same thing cannot be said about crypto traders. Even though Binance was introduced years after Coinbase debuted, Binance has been crushing Coinbase in terms of daily trading volume. This video explains the story of Coinbase and Brian Armstrong and how Brian Armstrong managed to make $10 billion in 10 years. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Brian Armstrong 1:15 - Pre-Coinbase 3:57 - Founding Coinbase 6:51 - Building An Empire 9:27 - Coinbase Today Thumbnail Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer https://bit.ly/3LH4qaM Resources: https://pastebin.com/FJuw6iHG

Index Funds Are The Biggest Bubble Of Our Time (Hypothesis)

95OR1ZNj3iY | 02 May 2022

Index Funds Are The Biggest Bubble Of Our Time (Hypothesis)

Nowadays, index funds are often hailed as the crown jewel of personal finance. And this makes sense given that index funds give you moderate returns and significant diversification making it possible for everyday people to grow their wealth. While index funds have been a great option for the past few decades, some investors like Michael Burry are actually warning that index funds may just be a massive bubble for a few reasons. First of all, index funds don’t actually have big of a history. While the S&P 500 and Dow Jones have been around for about 100 years, they were mainly used as an indicator throughout the 1900s as opposed to an investment. Now, this it’s used as an investment, stocks in the S&P 500 are starting to perform well simply because they're part of the S&P 500 leading to asset inflation across the index. Aside from this, the S&P 500 isn’t even that diversified in the first place given how much weight the top companies receive. In fact, much of the index is holding back its performance. This video explains the shortfalls of the S&P 500 and why index funds may be the biggest bubble of our time. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Index Fund Bubble 1:08 - Short History 4:09 - Asset Inflation 7:04 - Not Diversified 10:15 - Truth About Index Funds Thumbnail Credit: https://zd.net/33NAJnq Resources: https://pastebin.com/01e46zNc

Online Retailers Lost Ground To Physical Retailers In 2021

XxI79IlTnXI | 29 Apr 2022

Online Retailers Lost Ground To Physical Retailers In 2021

Over the past two decades, physical retailers have gotten crushed by the rise of online shopping. Many of the largest retailers like Sears, Frys Electronics, and Toys R Us, have completely shut down operations. Yet, in 2021, online retailers actually lost ground to physical retailers. A recovery from the pandemic definitely played a role in this sudden rise; however, this proves that people prefer to shop in person for certain items. And the best physical retailers have learned to leverage their advantages instead of just trying to be another Amazon. Some of these advantages include hassle-free returns, curbside/in-store pickup, on-demand purchases, and the shopping experience itself. It seems that these efforts have been working given that the majority of consumers still prefer in-store shopping over physical retailers. And as physical retailers continue to combine the best traits of in-store and online shopping, it’s likely that more people will flock over to physical retailers as they get the best of both worlds. This video explains the various advantages of physical retailers and why physical retailers are gaining market share against online retailers. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Physical Retailer Comeback 1:26 - Delivery & Return 4:26 - On Demand Purchases 6:17 - Price Gap 8:21 - Shopping Experience 10:03 - The Case For Physical Retailers Resources: https://pastebin.com/nk63WwJh

Netflix Has Now Lost $225 Billion In 5 Months...

KG16eurrBa8 | 27 Apr 2022

Netflix Has Now Lost $225 Billion In 5 Months...

Netflix is officially the worst-performing stock in the S&P 500 being down nearly 70% just since the start of 2022. The stock has tumbled from an all-time high of $700 in November to less than $200 today. Initially, it looked like the market was just cooling off and that Netflix was simply going through a rough patch. But, ever since Netflix announced poor subscriber growth numbers, investors have started to question if this sell-off could last for years or even forever. After all, Netflix is not only competing against production studios like Disney and Paramount, but more importantly, they’re fighting an uphill battle against social media companies like YouTube and TikTok. And so far, it seems like traditional entertainment is getting smoked by social media platforms. So, looking forward, it’s likely that Netflix simply continues to bleed users in the imminent future. Thus, Netflix has to address a new demographic and/or expand their services to continue appealing to customers and this is by no means a fast transition. For Microsoft, it took 16 years for such a transition to reflect in their stock price. This video explains what happened to Netflix and whether Netflix stock can recover. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Netflix’s Bloodbath 1:27 - Fundamental Downfall 4:36 - Ray Of Hope 7:39 - A New Underdog 9:37 - Historical Comps 11:26 - Can Netflix Recover Resources: https://pastebin.com/YwJZhQcs

Why Do Hedge Fund Managers Make So Much?

HMX1tyQuLf8 | 25 Apr 2022

Why Do Hedge Fund Managers Make So Much?

Hedge fund managers are usually some of the highest-paid people in the world often earning hundreds of millions per year if not billions per year. When you take a look at their returns, however, it’s often not even higher than the S&P 500, so why are they paid so much? Well, the answer is that hedge funds aren’t exactly paid to beat the market. While beating the market is still a top priority for many managers, their true top goals are to minimize risk and maximize alpha. Alpha is a way to measure risk-adjusted returns and it lets you know if a given investment was worth the risk. An investment does not need to beat the market to have a positive alpha value. If the said investment has a low enough beta value, it could still produce a positive alpha. This video explains the inner workings of hedge funds, and why exactly hedge fund managers are paid so much money. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Hedge Fund Managers 1:35 - Client Base 4:42 - Beta 7:21 - Alpha 9:25 - Compensation Thumbnail Credits: Aaron Kotowski Forbes https://bit.ly/3vdd8HW Resources: https://pastebin.com/FecjygKC

Meet Warren Buffet's Worst Investment: Kraft-Heinz

pa8dWzzajQk | 22 Apr 2022

Meet Warren Buffet's Worst Investment: Kraft-Heinz

Kraft and Heinz are two of the most recognizable food brands in the world and are basically synonymous with cheese and ketchup respectively. Considering this, you would think that merging the two companies would create a food supergiant that would be untouchable. But, this merger has actually turned into a massive disaster. Kraft-Heinz has had trouble keeping up market share against generic brands and healthier options. Meanwhile, they had a few internal issues as well such as an accounting scandal. All of these factors combined have left of Kraft-Heinz worse than ever before with the stock being down over 50% from its all-time highs. Ironically, one of Kraft-Heinz’s biggest investors is Warren Buffett. And while he has admitted that he overpaid for Kraft and that he probably wouldn’t have a position in Kraft-Heinz if he could reasonably liquidate his position, Buffett is still optimistic that Kraft-Heinz can recover. This video explains the various shortfalls of Kraft-Heinz and whether Kraft-Heinz can recover. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Kraft-Heinz 1:21 - The Coming Of Kraft-Heinz 3:36 - Generic Brands 6:06 - Healthy Trends 8:10 - Internal Affairs 10:18 - Bagholding Thumbnail Credits: https://on.mktw.net/389x6dG https://bit.ly/3vpez4M Resources: https://pastebin.com/xuwxBmxM

How Tim Cook Became The #2 Highest Paid Employee In The World

gb0zmpU_YBI | 20 Apr 2022

How Tim Cook Became The #2 Highest Paid Employee In The World

Many of us still associate Apple with Steve Jobs given that he was the genius behind many of Apple’s most notable characteristics. However, it’s been over ten years since Steve Jobs resigned from the company and Tim Cook took over. And at this point, Tim himself is talking about retiring and leaving the company. But, before Tim leaves Apple, he wants to oversee the launch of one more major product category which could either be the Apple glasses or the Apple car. Tim has had a phenomenal run as CEO, so it makes sense that he’s looking to say farewell when the going is good. But, how did Tim Cook even become the CEO of Apple in the first place? Well, Tim has primarily been known for his supply chain management skills and more specifically just-in-time manufacturing. This video explains Tim’s journey to becoming Apple’s CEO and his legacy at Apple. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Tim Cook 1:08 - Pre Apple 3:56 - Supply Chain Wizard 7:01 - Tim’s Legacy 9:44 - Tim’s Final Product Thumbnail Credit: Brooks Kraft https://bit.ly/3vm8h68 Resources: https://pastebin.com/xQEm3hsp

Why Saudi Arabia Is Failing At Copying Dubai

pWRfB79t8Rk | 18 Apr 2022

Why Saudi Arabia Is Failing At Copying Dubai

We all know Dubai as a lavish tourist and retirement destination, but do you know how they even make their money? While Dubai was at one point dependent on oil revenue just like their neighbors, Dubai has been able to reduce oil-related revenue to less than 1% of their GDP. In other words, they’ve secured their future in a world that’s run on renewable forms of energy. Saudi Arabia, however, has yet to do this. For years, they’ve been trying to replicate Dubai’s success with tourism by building their own skyscrapers, luxurious airports, and hotels. Yet, tourists are reluctant to travel to Saudi Arabia. Some of the reasons for this include a negative association with Saudi Arabia and a lack of reasoning to go to Saudi Arabia over Dubai. Given this lack of interest, questions have started to arise regarding whether Saudi Arabia should even build the Kingdom Tower in the first place. This video explains the top reasons Saudi Arabia is failing at copying Dubai and what Saudi Arabia should do instead. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt 0:00 - Saudi Arabia’s Failed Attempt 1:52 - Poor Marketing 4:51 - Internal Turmoil 8:08 - Just Why 10:24 - Solution Thumbnail Credits: CNN https://cnn.it/3K5xg37 https://bit.ly/3KOQnzo Resources: https://pastebin.com/3sCHWR7L

What Happened To The Cybertruck??

XgOeXhFoXWs | 15 Apr 2022

What Happened To The Cybertruck??

The Cybertruck reveal was one of the most polarizing vehicle reveals of all time. Its odd curves and sharp edges made the design extremely divisive. Nonetheless, hundreds of thousands of people placed pre-orders which eventually turned into millions. Over two years have passed since the reveal, but it still doesn’t look like Tesla is anywhere close to starting Cybertruck production. While the Austin Gigafactory is open and ready to go, it seems like this factory will be focusing on model 3 and Y production for the foreseeable future. This was further confirmed by Elon on the last quarterly call where he announced that Tesla would not start production of any new cars this year. Tesla has also removed all references of a production date for the Cybertruck from their website. At this rate, it doesn’t look like the Cybertruck will be hitting the roads till the second half of this decade. This video explains the various factors holding back Tesla from launching the Cybertruck and when the Cybertruck may finally launch. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Cybertruck 1:44 - Price 4:52 - Lack Of Interest 7:25 - Supply & Demand 9:28 - PR Move Resources: https://pastebin.com/HTahPPsU

No Company Is Too Big To Fail

g-cRWnoAvWw | 13 Apr 2022

No Company Is Too Big To Fail

People often despise the largest companies in the world as they have so much influence and dominance over the market. They’re often able to launch overpriced products and get away with a lack of innovation. While it may seem like these companies are unstoppable and that they’ll never fall, the truth is that all companies eventually fall. There is no such thing as too big to fail. After all, bailouts can only sustain a dying company for so long. But, how do companies with massive monopolies over the market eventually die without a trace? Well, the answer to this question is multiple fold. First of all, the size of the company itself becomes a hindrance as the company starts to shift from economies of scale to pains of scale. Additionally, as these companies approach the natural limits of their industries, they’re often forced to put profits over innovation until they eventually enter a race to the bottom. This video explains the top reasons big companies fail and why no company is too big to fail. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Too Big To Fail 1:38 - Pains Of Scale 4:33 - Profit Over Innovation 7:09 - A Race To The Bottom 9:35 - 30 Years Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3xmHxov https://bit.ly/3sSTpKt Resources: https://pastebin.com/FxkGHhiD

Why Every Abu Dhabi Citizen Is Worth At Least $2,262,987.01

VUGoLv1iqQ4 | 11 Apr 2022

Why Every Abu Dhabi Citizen Is Worth At Least $2,262,987.01

We’ve all heard about Dubai’s tall buildings, lavish hotels, and crazy riches, but have you ever heard about Abu Dhabi’s riches? The only reason most people know Abu Dhabi is because of Etihad and its close proximity to Dubai. And while it’s easy to write off Abu Dhabi as just another lavish Middle Eastern city, there’s a lot more that’s happening behind the scenes. One of these unique factors is their sovereign wealth fund which boasts over half a trillion dollars. While there are other countries with far larger funds, their respective populations are also significantly larger. Given the size of Abu Dhabi though, this wealth fund not only gives their citizens a well-off retirement but a rich retirement. If we divide the fund’s reserves by the number of Abu Dhabi citizens, we get over $2 million per citizen. While this is quite impressive, life in Abu Dhabi wasn’t always this great. Just 100 years ago, the entire country was just a desert filled with nomads fighting for survival. This video explains the story of Abu Dhabi and how Abu Dhabi became one of the richest areas in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Abu Dhabi's Sovereign Wealth Fund 2:48 - Striking Liquid Gold 5:44 - Industrialization 8:29 - ADIA 10:40 - Cashing In Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/373bT4Z Resources: https://pastebin.com/Bdb72ynv

Snapchat Is Down $95.8 Billion...

7uWnOKjYYMs | 08 Apr 2022

Snapchat Is Down $95.8 Billion...

Snapchat is one of the most popular social media apps amongst Gen Z within the US, and the company just recently posted their first quarterly profit as a public company. Yet, Snapchat stock is doing worse than ever before. In fact, from their peak in September of 2021, Snapchat tumbled a painful $95.8 billion. While they have recovered a decent amount, they’re still down about 50% from the peak. This may be a bit confusing at first glance as SnapChat’s fundamentals are just as strong as ever. However, the thing to note is that Facebook largely overshadows SnapChat from an investment perspective. While users of Snapchat swear by it, investors don’t really have a preference and Facebook seems to have a significant edge in terms of profitability and stability. Aside from this, Apple’s privacy changes have affected SnapChat’s revenue by more than originally anticipated. Not to mention the fears of SnapChat eventually being phased out just like every other social media platform out there. This video explains the various shortfalls of SnapChat and what happened to Snapchat. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - SnapChat’s Current Position 1:08 - Historically Bad 4:39 - Apple Privacy Changes 7:05 - The TikTok Phenomenon 10:02 - SnapChat’s Future Resources: https://pastebin.com/gnT7f3tg

Mac Adoption Is Currently 2X Higher Than PC Adoption

aESRy7rXoc8 | 06 Apr 2022

Mac Adoption Is Currently 2X Higher Than PC Adoption

Mac vs PC has been one of the hottest debates within the tech industry for decades. And while both sides have had their ups and downs, there doesn’t seem to be a decisive winner. Sure, in terms of market cap, the PC destroys, but in terms of user experience many claim that the Mac is significantly better. This was particularly hard to defend in the late 2010s as Apple continuously removed ports, shipped faulty keyboards, and struggled with battery fires. However, ever since Apple ditched Intel and doubled down on their own M1 chips, Mac superiority has been easier to defend than ever before. One of the biggest factors that make the iOS experience so good is the synergy between its hardware and software, and it seems like Apple has finally managed to bring this synergy onto Mac. Of course, there are still high-end Macs that don’t make sense for the average consumer like the Mac Pro and even the MacBook Pros. However, I think the MacBook Air and the Mac Mini are extremely competitive, and it’s nearly impossible to find a better alternative for the same price. It seems like a lot of people have to come to this same conclusion as Mac adoption has reached record highs with Apple pulling in over $10 billion from Mac within a single quarter. This video explains the recent trend toward Macs and the future of Mac vs Windows. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Mac vs PC 1:37 - Value 4:59 - Synergy 7:13 - Areas Of Improvement 9:24 - Future Of Mac Resources: https://pastebin.com/35e4TccQ

Why The UK Demands That Their Prime Minister Resign

Z-lj2GQ94Y0 | 04 Apr 2022

Why The UK Demands That Their Prime Minister Resign

Over the past couple of months, you may have seen viral clips of the UK parliament demanding that the UK’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, resigns. While it’s great that a politician is being held accountable for his actions, what exactly did he do in the first place? Well, the root of Johnson’s downfall is a string of “business meetings” that he and his colleagues held during the Covid lockdowns while British citizens were mostly limited to their houses and many small businesses were shut down. While this may seem like a stance issue at first glance, I think the backlash Johnson is receiving has less to do with his stance on Covid and more to do with how it seems like Johnson and his colleagues think that they’re above the law. This video explains the events that led up to many of Johnson’s own party members turning on him and why the UK is demanding that Boris Johnson resign. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Boris Johnson 1:36 - 1st Lockdown 3:42 - 2nd Lockdown 5:59 - Exposed 8:16 - Backlash 10:52 - End Of Political Career? Thumbnail Credits: Victor J. Blue https://bit.ly/3x2li7j https://nyti.ms/3LCmYbN Resources: https://pastebin.com/217LV7cY

Biden May Legalize Piracy With Executive Order #02496

HjwpLjDikaA | 01 Apr 2022

Biden May Legalize Piracy With Executive Order #02496

For decades, many pirates have been fighting for the legalization of piracy. Whether it be for productive purposes like producing videos or editing photos or it be for entertainment purposes like downloading movies and TV shows, these guys think that such activities should be allowed for. Despite their attempts, media companies have been pushing in the exact opposite direction with magnitudes more force by spending billions on various lobbying efforts. While pirates' arguments weren’t able to move the needle, it looks like Russia has. If you haven’t heard yet, Russia may be loosening restrictions on piracy in order to fight against all of the tech sanctions. And in retaliation, there's been some speculation that Biden may do the same thing with an upcoming executive order #02496. This video explains the details of Biden’s potential upcoming executive order and what this means for piracy and production companies. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Biden’s Speculated Legislation 1:01 - Deflation Crisis 3:54 - Executive Order #02496 6:09 - Repercussions 8:25 - Public Response Thumbnail Credits: Quisp65 https://bit.ly/3K4f9eG https://on.today.com/3LQsnMD Resources: https://pastebin.com/Srmw5vCf

Meet The Prodigy Gamer Behind Discord

HczPugIbv_0 | 30 Mar 2022

Meet The Prodigy Gamer Behind Discord

Discord was rather late to the online communication game given that they didn’t enter the space till May of 2015, but it has quickly become the favorite option for gamers and nongamers alike. Aspects regarding its UI, ease of use, and reliability have all made it a star performer within the space, but something else to consider is the person behind Discord, Jason Citron. Jason has always been intrigued by technology and especially gaming and these have been two of his biggest passions ever since he was a kid. His dream was always to become a game developer, and this is exactly what he initially did with AuroraFeint and OpenFeint. After selling OpenFeint for $100 million, Jason decided to address the terrible voice communication services that were integrated within games and this led to the founding of Discord. This video explains the story of Jason Citron and Discord and how Discord became one of the fastest-growing voice communications platforms in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Challenging Big Tech 1:14 - Jason Citron 3:55 - Mobile Developer 6:08 - OpenFeint 8:29 - Discord Thumbnail Credit: Getty Images https://bit.ly/3iM6MIE Resources: https://pastebin.com/3iBAPQFV

Stocks Don't Always Come Back...

uadi0JgpO7k | 28 Mar 2022

Stocks Don't Always Come Back...

Over the past few years, quantitative easing along with an extremely bullish stock market has trained many new retail investors to constantly go all-in on every dip. Given that dips haven’t lasted that long, it didn’t make sense for them to hold onto much cash. While this strategy has worked quite well over the past 2 years, many have likely noticed that this is not always a steller strategy especially when the stock market is experiencing an extended downturn. Such circumstances remind us of some famous crashes in the stock market which have led to many companies either going bankrupt or never recovering. Cisco, Intel, and AT&T are all yet to revisit their dot-com peaks from 22 years ago. And even the companies that did survive and go on to be huge spent several years simply trying to recover to their dot-com peak. This video explains the truth about stocks that don’t always come back and why you should probably avoid going all-in on every dip. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Stocks Don’t Always Come Back 1:12 - The Disruptors 3:44 - The Survivors 6:06 - Stuck Forever 9:00 - Index Investor 10:31 - Course Of Action Resources: https://pastebin.com/ct8GqNgr

NIO Is Nearly Bankrupt

L8lpljgQTe0 | 25 Mar 2022

NIO Is Nearly Bankrupt

Just one year ago, NIO was one of the highest-flying EV startups on the stock market as it rode the hype that accompanied Tesla’s exponential ascent. But, ever since then, NIO hasn’t been fairing too well; in fact, they’re nearly bankrupt. At the end of Q3 2021, NIO only had about $500 million in the bank which sounds good until you take into account that they’re currently burning about $400 million per quarter. To avoid bankruptcy, NIO raised $2 billion in November which bought them a few more quarters but with NIO stock being down 80% from their all-time highs, it’s going to be even harder to raise money right now. To make things worse, given the NIO is just now starting to ramp up production into the hundreds of thousands, it’s going to be extremely difficult to become profitable within the next few quarters. This video explains the various factors that are weighing down NIO and if NIO can survive the sticky situation that they’re currently in. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - NIO’s Fragile Position 1:24 - William Li 3:29 - BitAuto 5:39 - NIO 8:30 - NIO’s Three Strikes 11:01 - NIO’s Savior Resources: https://pastebin.com/Yi9s1uy1

Why WhatsApp's Founders Turned On WhatsApp

6V5Ggfp-3A4 | 23 Mar 2022

Why WhatsApp's Founders Turned On WhatsApp

Recently, WhatsApp has built up quite a bit of a negative reputation due to its association with YouTube comment scammers and Facebook. Despite this, WhatsApp remains the most popular messaging platform in the world boasting roughly 2 billion active monthly users. Even though WhatsApp maintains an extremely large user base, two people that have turned on WhatsApp and especially Facebook are WhatsApp’s founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton. Jan and Brian feel that Facebook is invading users’ privacy and prioritizing profits over user experience. This is why both of them left WhatsApp and are massive advocates for people to stop using WhatsApp and other Facebook apps. Brian has even gone on to found a nonprofit messaging app called Signal that aims to collect as little data as possible. So far, this app has already garnered 40 million users, and it’s possible that it eventually even overtakes WhatsApp. This video explains the story of WhatsApp’s founders and why they eventually turned on Facebook. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - WhatsApp 1:08 - Jan Koum 3:07 - Brian Acton 5:38 - Founding WhatsApp 7:37 - Hitting It Big 9:31 - Signal Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3D2BmqG Resources: https://pastebin.com/JJyANfsx

Netflix Just Lost $165 Billion In 4 Months...

nNVHZbRcX2Q | 21 Mar 2022

Netflix Just Lost $165 Billion In 4 Months...

Have you recently seen Netflix stock? If you haven’t, you’d probably assume that it’s doing better than ever before given all the new subscribers they likely gained during the pandemic. While this was initially true for Netflix, today, they’re actually doing worse than ever before. Historically, Netflix has not only been one of the top performers in the S&P 500 but the #1 performer in the S&P 500. But, over the past few months, Netflix is actually down over 50% and they’re currently part of the bottom 1% of the S&P 500 in terms of year-to-date performance. This might be a bit confusing given that the pandemic was originally thought to be a massive win for stay-at-home companies like Netflix. However, the thing to keep in mind is that Netflix’s competitors not only had more to gain from the shift towards streaming, but they also took streaming a lot more seriously which has limited Netflix’s growth. This video explains the various shortfalls of Netflix and what happened to Netflix stock. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Netflix 1:22 - Dependency Issues 4:12 - Pandemic Blues 6:46 - Market Saturation 9:28 - Uncertain Future Resources: https://pastebin.com/zjqHbBsB

WeWork’s Disgraced Frat Boy Founder Is A Billionaire Again…

DGqATeX4mYM | 18 Mar 2022

WeWork’s Disgraced Frat Boy Founder Is A Billionaire Again…

In the late 2010s, WeWork was one of the hottest startups on the market. In fact, at one point, Fortune even rated it the number #1 unicorn to invest in, and some of the biggest investors around the world poured in billions. However, WeWork wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. While they had a decent business model of renting out office space to other startups and small businesses, they weren’t exactly profitable. They were actually burning ludicrous amounts of money due to extremely high overhead and reckless spending from the founder Adam Neumann. Investors put up with this behavior for many years, but eventually, they got fed up with Adam and decided to oust him. Thousands of WeWork employees lost their jobs and investors lost tens of billions, but Adam actually walked away with roughly half a billion dollars. Since then, Adam has grown this money into a billion dollars once again. This video explains the wild story of Adam Neumann and WeWork and what happened to WeWork. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Adam Neumann 1:24 - Humble Origins 4:09 - Starting WeWork 6:26 - A We Explosion 8:37 - A We Bust 10:59 - Disgraced Billionaire Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3u1KqrQ Resources: https://pastebin.com/zTiEZgqq

Why Google Fired Android's Founder

s4S8vJYksUQ | 16 Mar 2022

Why Google Fired Android's Founder

Android is one of the most popular operating systems in the entire world and is basically unanimously known by everybody. But, unlike the founders of other revolutionary products and services, not many people are familiar with the man behind Android: Andy Rubin. One of the main reasons for this is that Andy hasn’t been involved with Android or Google for nearly a decade. It’s not like Andy simply left to pursue other endeavors though. Many reputable sources suggest that Andy was actually ousted by the rest of the board due to various allegations that they deemed credible. Given Andy’s influential role in the company, they sent him off with $90 million, but ever since then, Google has been trying their best to disassociate with Andy Rubin. This video explains the story of Android’s founder, Andy Rubin, and why Google decided to fire Android’s founder. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Android’s Forgotten Founder 1:13 - Pre Android 3:58 - Founding Android 6:39 - Departing Android 9:22 - Andy Rubin Today Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3tbbUvD https://bit.ly/37xfBUh Resources: https://pastebin.com/TJZN8ykv

The Russian Economy Is On Pace To Lose $7.3 Trillion...

iYBj55CWbiQ | 14 Mar 2022

The Russian Economy Is On Pace To Lose $7.3 Trillion...

Usually, whenever a country goes ahead and does something that the west is not a fan of, the west has usually flexed their military might. Whether it be the Middle East or Vietnam, the west hasn’t had any issues with getting involved. With Ukraine, however, the west has been extremely hesitant to engage in combat against Russia given how disastrous the consequences could be. The west doesn’t want to just watch and do nothing either though, so they’ve resorted to economic warfare. They’ve implemented dozens of sanctions, restrictions, and limitations on Russia from restricting them from several brands to preventing them from accessing their foreign reserves. At this point, the west has piled on so many restrictions that regardless of how the Ukraine situation plays out, Russia is screwed economically for years if not decades. This video explains the economic situation in Russia and the potential long-term consequences of all these sanctions. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Russia Is So Screwed 1:39 - Economic Spiral 4:34 - Inflation Spiral 7:13 - Stock Market Spiral 9:30 - Economic War Thumbnail Credits: https://cnn.it/35PBZYB https://bit.ly/3MQx9e4 Resources: https://pastebin.com/hPNF3myH

From Comedian To Captain Ukraine - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

TI7TEyRr1Fc | 11 Mar 2022

From Comedian To Captain Ukraine - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Just a few months ago, most people outside of Ukraine had no idea who Volodymyr Zelenskyy was; however, ever since the conflict between Ukraine and Russia began, Zelenskyy has transformed into a national hero. From committing to staying with his people to constantly posting videos on social media to keep morale high, there's no doubt that Zelenskyy is trying his best to lead Ukraine to victory. With such heroic leadership skills, you would think that Zelenskyy has a long history with leadership, but this is not the case. For most of his life, Zelenskyy was a comedian and entertainer, and being president was his first political position. Despite his lack of experience within politics, it seems like Zelenskyy has faired much better than many career politicians would have. This video explains the story of Volodymyr Zelenskyy and how he become the president of Ukraine. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Volodymyr Zelenskyy 1:05 - Gritty Background 3:21 - Show Business 5:43 - Rise To Power 8:15 - Controversy After Controversy 10:01 - The Future Of Ukraine Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3ia8OC9 https://bit.ly/3Kpvavg Resources: https://pastebin.com/68hcwcg8

Peloton Is Hanging On For Dear Life…

kaZmXJAhOl4 | 09 Mar 2022

Peloton Is Hanging On For Dear Life…

Ever since people were forced to stay at home, one of the companies that benefited the most was home exercise equipment and especially Peloton. Peloton sells high-end treadmills and exercise bikes that are capable of live streaming cycling and running classes to their users. The company was founded at the start of 2012 by a Barnes & Noble executive named John Foley and his friends. Peloton has crushed hurdle after hurdle since then from raising over $1 billion in cash to facing multi-hundred-million-dollar lawsuits. But recently, it looks like Peloton may be facing more than they can handle. They've been forced to recall a few of their most lucrative products, they've been burning hundreds of millions per quarter, they had to lay off thousands of employees, and their founder even stepped down from the role of CEO. The stock market has not been kind to this underwhelming performance causing the stock to crash 87% from its peak. At this point, it looks like Peloton may end up just being another fitness fad. This video explains the explosive rise and fall of Peloton and what happened to Peloton. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Peloton 1:04 - Bougie Bike 3:10 - Rise To Glory 5:05 - Rocky Road 7:07 - The Longevity Problem 8:57 - The Collapse 10:31 - Uncertain Future Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3tI8IXp Resources: https://pastebin.com/xsWN2PXb

Is Piracy Morally Wrong Or Merely Illegal?

R1EkV8An-mU | 07 Mar 2022

Is Piracy Morally Wrong Or Merely Illegal?

With the rise of affordable streaming services like Netflix and Disney+, the popularity of piracy has significantly decreased. This is especially true within the music industry with Apple Music and Spotify. Nonetheless, piracy of games, movies, and TV shows remains a rather prevalent activity and many people have various ways of justifying it. Whether it be a lack of affordability, dealing with a corrupt company, or lack of quality content, many pirates seem to have no remorse when it comes to pirating especially when it's from large companies. They couldn't care less if the large companies made more money or not. This video delves into the most popular arguments made by pirates and discusses the morality of each argument. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - To Pirate Or Not To Pirate 1:31 - Morally Wrong 5:01 - Morally Dicey 6:57 - Morally Acceptable 8:50 - Companies Want You To Pirate 11:26 - The Piracy Debacle Resources: https://pastebin.com/LtNks5H6

Vladimir Putin's $200B Rise To The Throne

xPTd4CaYq1g | 04 Mar 2022

Vladimir Putin's $200B Rise To The Throne

Today, Vladimir Putin is well known around the world as the president of Russia, and he's ranked as the second most powerful man in the world by Forbes. But, did you know that Putin is not only one of the most powerful men in the world, but also one of the richest? For several years now, there has been a lot of speculation that Putin is worth upwards of $200 billion thanks to large stakes in several oil giants. Of course, there has been no official confirmation, but one of Putin's political colleagues did agree that Putin was worth at least $40 billion. For a man who started off in a blue-collar military family, this is definitely quite a rise. Aside from his power and wealth, Putin is well known for being a badass thanks to his time at the KGB and his intimidating personality and presence themselves. This video explains the story of Vladimir Putin and how Putin became the president of Russia and possibly the richest person in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Vladimir Putin 1:12 - Growing Up In Soviet Russia 3:40 - KGB Spy 5:48 - Entering Politics 7:15 - Rise To Premiership 9:15 - Billionaire Putin 11:00 - Putin Today Thumbnail Credit: Antoine Gyori/Sygma/Getty Images https://bit.ly/3hBcSuK Resources: https://pastebin.com/YWPSPVuQ

Meet The High School Dropout That Showed Up Amazon

EI6wEuGnY48 | 02 Mar 2022

Meet The High School Dropout That Showed Up Amazon

Following the dot-com bubble, most high-flying tech stocks got crashed often dropping 40-50%. One of the hardest-hit stocks was Amazon which had fallen a painful 95%. Amazon still had sufficient capital to continue operations; however, they didn't want to continue relying on raising money given how quickly market sentiment could change. So, they decided to launch a website that could let merchants create their own online e-commerce stores called merchant.com. While the idea was good in theory, in execution, Amazon wasn't able to get very far and they shut down the service soon after. Ironically though, just a few years later, a man named Tobias Lütke started a business that focused on just this. Like Amazon's experience with merchant.com though, the first couple of years were extremely difficult, especially with the 2008 financial recession. But, Shopify was eventually able to rise from the ashes and transform into a multi-hundred billion-dollar company. This video tells the story of Tobias Lütke and Shopify and how Shopify showed up Amazon at their own game. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Merchant.com 1:04 - Tobias Lütke 3:13 - Snowboarding Business 5:07 - Shopify 7:27 - Reformation 9:28 - Dropshipping Thumbnail Credits: Christopher Katsarov https://tgam.ca/3HslONn https://bit.ly/3KbixUF Resources: https://pastebin.com/DwAS8cL8

Free Services Are The Parasites Of The Internet

8gLa1dthiII | 28 Feb 2022

Free Services Are The Parasites Of The Internet

Nowadays, almost everything has become free to use whether that be emails and social media or stock brokerages and cloud solutions. This has revolutionized the methods in which companies make money and has provided access to information around the world. With that being said though, like with all things that seem too good to be true, free services have quite a large dark side. While you may not be paying with cash upfront, you are paying with data, time, and the opportunity to be a customer. And the truth is, the forms of payment are generally far more expensive than any monetary policy. For example, if you watch three hours of YouTube per day, over a month, you're likely watching about 5 hours worth of ads. You could avoid these ads by just paying $12/mo meaning that by subjecting yourself to ads, you're selling to time for just $2.40 per hour! Not to mention, with how effective marketing campaigns are with all the data they have on you, it's likely that you buy a bunch of crap that you don't need throughout the year due to these ads. This video explains the flaws with free-to-use services and why free-to-use services are actually the biggest ripoffs. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Free Services 1:07 - Sacrificing Privacy 3:15 - Bad For You 4:42 - Bad For Google 6:27 - Sacrificing Time 8:36 - Misaligned Interests 10:16 - The Truth Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3ItRzqF Resources: https://pastebin.com/nrXpizPU

Robinhood Just Lost $69 Billion in 6 Months...

DSPgsheiIaY | 25 Feb 2022

Robinhood Just Lost $69 Billion in 6 Months...

Not too long ago, Robinhood was the go-to stock for many retailers who fell in love with the apps, UI, zero-commission trading, and convenience. However, ever since Robinhood halted trading on GameStop, the sentiment surrounding Robinhood just hasn't been the same. For the first time, it became questionable if Robinhood was truly on the side of retail investors or if that was just a marketing strategy. The truth seems to be somewhere in between. Robinhood was started with great intentions of helping the little guy after Occupy Wall Street; however, given that Robinhood doesn't charge traders any fees, they have to make up that disparity through other means. One of these other means is payment for order flow, and it looks like this is what tied their hands during the GameStop fiasco. Despite this explanation, many retail traders aren't satisfied and have pledged to never use Robinhood again. This video explains the story of Robinhood and how Robinhood lost $69 billion in market cap in a matter of 6 months. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Robinhood 1:23 - Virtuous Ambitions 3:29 - Explosive Growth 5:42 - Broken Revenue Model 7:55 - More Red Flags 9:41 - One Last Hoorah 11:21 - Impossible Comps Thumbnail Credits: Brendan McDermid https://bit.ly/3pcmu3m https://bit.ly/3IkGrMK Resources: https://pastebin.com/RUsU0xPm

How A High School Dropout Became Asia's Richest Man

yBVGRbeFx4Q | 23 Feb 2022

How A High School Dropout Became Asia's Richest Man

We've all heard about people becoming billionaires without a college education or even a high school education. But, whether it be Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, the one thing in common between most of these guys is that they were from America. This not only increased their chances of success but significantly reduced the consequences of failure. In many 3rd world countries, however, risking it without a college degree isn't nearly as viable. Nonetheless, an Indian man named Gautam Adani was able to become Asia's richest man without having a college degree or a high school degree having dropped out at age 16. For years, Gautam jumped from one business to another until he finally landed on coal which has been the source of most of his wealth. This video explains the story of Gautam Adani and how Gautam was able to become Asia's richest man without a high school diploma. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt 0:00 - Gautam Adani 1:05 - Dropout 3:37 - The Adani Group 5:24 - Death’s Door 7:35 - Controversial History 9:22 - Reform Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3sckN7I https://bayareane.ws/35kDBc2 Resources: https://pastebin.com/K9800Y2T

What Happened To The Founder Of Torrents?

Fkjps8Tcooo | 21 Feb 2022

What Happened To The Founder Of Torrents?

With the rise of cheap and easily accessible streaming services like Netflix and Disney+, we've seen a massive decline in piracy. But, within the piracy community, there's no doubt that the soul is still torrents. Torrents allow pirates to avoid using servers that are much easier to take down as opposed to a decentralized mode of file sharing made possible by torrents. As you would guess, prosecutors and copyright holders aren't very big fans of the creator of torrents, Bram Cohen. However, despite his identity being known, prosecutors can't really do anything to Bram. You see, Bram never created BitTorrent with the intention of piracy nor does he encourage or promote piracy. He has also complied with prosecutors to take down torrenting links on his website, so there's really nothing to charge Bram on. This video explains the story of Bram Cohen and BitTorrent and how Bram accidentally created the would of piracy. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Torrents 1:19 - Bram Cohen 3:19 - Bittorrent 5:22 - Stance On Piracy 7:14 - Retaliation 9:01 - Life After Bittorrent Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3I9O6O3 https://bit.ly/34WLi8y Resources: https://pastebin.com/pyPP4YzV

What Happened To Wikipedia's Founders?

_Rt0eAPLDkM | 18 Feb 2022

What Happened To Wikipedia's Founders?

Wikipedia is no doubt one of the most useful resources as a student as it basically has articles on everything you can think of from history and literature to calculus and physics. Despite this, most teachers and professors aren't very big fans of Wikipedia given that the site has historically not been the most accurate or reputable because anyone can submit revisions and additions to the site. Over time, the site has become much more accurate due to the large number of contributors, and in most cases, all of the sources used for the wiki article are cited. So, Wikipedia is often a great starting point to get a general understanding of a topic or concept which can then be confirmed by cross-referencing the sources. But, this still leaves the question: Who founded Wikipedia and where are the founders today? This video explains the story of Larry Sanger, Jimmy Wales, and Wikipedia, and how they created one of the most resourceful sites in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Wikipedia 0:59 - Jimmy Wales 3:45 - Larry Sanger 6:00 - Nupedia 8:10 - Wikipedia 10:16 - Jimmy & Larry Today Thumbnail Credits: Rex https://bit.ly/3JzzFTx https://bit.ly/3LRqwYG Resources: https://pastebin.com/RXMwWDsg

Marc Benioff - The Billionaire Who Wants To Plant 1 Trillion Trees

1yxT2E8QUNE | 16 Feb 2022

Marc Benioff - The Billionaire Who Wants To Plant 1 Trillion Trees

I'm sure all of you guys are familiar with Mr. Beast's team trees effort where he tried to $10 million. Every single dollar donated translated to 1 tree being planted. This effort garnered quite a bit of steam and has currently raised $23 million including massive donations for notable figures like Elon Musk, Tobi Lutke, and Marc Benioff. Marc didn't just want to stop at donating $900,000 to team trees though, so he went ahead and opened his own tree-planting foundation called 1t.org. As the name implies, the goal of the foundation is to plant 1 trillion trees by 2050. And given that Marc is nearly a deca-billionaire with connections to basically every fortune 500 company in the world, he's been able to get some pretty serious players involved. This video explains the story of Marc Benioff and Salesforce and Marc's plan to plant 1 trillion trees. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Background Billionaires 1:15 - Marc Benioff 4:02 - Salesforce 6:32 - Delaying Profitability 8:52 - Salesforce Today Thumbnail Credits: Matt Edge https://nyti.ms/3HQJso0 Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd https://bit.ly/3Jt7wxt Resources: https://pastebin.com/nhJW1aYh

Here's What Happened To KickassTorrents Founder

aCkYLBtey8E | 14 Feb 2022

Here's What Happened To KickassTorrents Founder

Ever since the Pirate Bay was taken down by prosecutors, the go-to place for most pirates has been KickassTorrents. In its heyday, KickassTorrents was the most popular file-sharing site in the world and was pulling in over $10 million in annual advertising revenue. As you would guess, prosecutors and copyright holders weren't exactly happy about KickassTorrents holding this title, but unlike with the Pirate Bay's founders, prosecutors had no clue who founded KickassTorrents. Artem Vaulin had managed to stay anonymous for years without drawing the attention of authorities. But, now that the Pirate Bay was down, prosecutors went after KickassTorrents. Federal agents purchased ads on KickassTorrents in order to collect information on the bank accounts KickassTorrents was using and the IP addresses linked to these activities. Prosecutors were able to turn around and cross-reference this IP address with Apple in order to track down and arrest Artem Vaulin. Throughout KickassTorrent's life, it has distributed over $1 billion worth of copyrighted material, so prosecutors threw on every charge they could on Artem. But, Artem ended up skipping bail and fleeing the country, and he has yet to be found. This video explains the story of Artem Vaulin and KickassTorrents and what happened to KickassTorrents' founders. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - KickassTorrents 1:02 - Incompliance 3:07 - Anonymous Battle 5:14 - IRS Spy 7:24 - Arrested 9:12 - Kat Today Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3sDQxSu https://bit.ly/3rNboDt Resources: https://pastebin.com/HQ98VAvv

PayPal Just Lost $200 Billion In 8 Months...

as-a0x80s0A | 11 Feb 2022

PayPal Just Lost $200 Billion In 8 Months...

PayPal is one of the largest payment processing companies in the world only beaten out by industry classics such as Visa and Mastercard. And given their leverage of the internet and smartphones, it's not surprising that PayPal is so successful. However, over the past year, PayPal hasn't been doing so hot. In fact, PayPal is down over 60% within the last 8 months which correlates to over a $200 billion loss in market cap. Their recent earnings report which offered poor guidance simply put the nail in the coffin causing PayPal to experience its worst trading day ever falling a painful 24% within a single day. On this surface, this may seem like just an overreaction to an underwhelming forecast, but PayPal's issues are much deeper than just a poor forecast. For one, investors have been bidding up the stock beyond belief ever since the pandemic started which has made it extremely difficult to match investor expectations. And secondly, PayPal has been reliant on eBay for decades, it's taking to time to diversify away from eBay. This video explains the various reasons PayPal stock is falling and what happened to PayPal. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - PayPal’s Tumble 1:11 - Bailed Out 3:45 - Golden Chains 6:29 - Escaping eBay 8:31 - Disappointing Expectations Resources: https://pastebin.com/9zp97nSM

$20 Billion To Bankrupt In 2 Days…

n-8vobtsKZw | 09 Feb 2022

$20 Billion To Bankrupt In 2 Days…

If you were a billionaire, would you continue to focus on growing your wealth? Most people wouldn't as they would prioritize wealth preservation as opposed to wealth growth. Even the richest people in the world who took massive risks to get to where they are today wouldn't gamble with their entire net worth. But one man named Bill Hwang was not only willing to gamble his entire wealth but tens of billions of dollars worth of borrowed money. At his peak, Bill was gambling with $100 billion out of which only $20 billion was his own. This means that Bill was leveraged 5 to 1 and just a 20% drop in his positions would wipe out his entire net worth. Unfortunately for Bill, one of his positions crashed 50% which not only wiped out his entire wealth but also put his fund, Archegos, in $10 billion worth of debt. Unable to repay the debt, Archegos filed for bankruptcy last year, but the craziest part is that it all went down in just 2 days. This video explains the story of Bill Hwang and Archegos and how Bill lost $20 billion in 2 days. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Billion Dollar Gambler 1:20 - Bill Hwang 3:41 - Tiger Cub 6:19 - Banned 8:36 - Archegos 11:17 - The Aftermath Thumbnail Credit: TrungTPhan https://bit.ly/3LkS7kq Resources: https://pastebin.com/5MfxJFs3

How Jerome Powell Became The $6 Trillion Money Printer

4ZqVIFEIaHU | 07 Feb 2022

How Jerome Powell Became The $6 Trillion Money Printer

In regular times, people rarely know who the federal reserve chair is or what their stance on monetary policy is. But, ever since the pandemic hit and Jerome Powell turned on the money printer, he has become one of the most influential voices in the world not just within the investment community but amongst the general public. After every FOMC meeting, people nervously wait to hear about Jerome's plans to taper and raise rates. Many savers can't wait for Jerome to raise rates so that their savings will stop evaporating away. Conversely, investors are hoping that Jerome keeps the money printer on as many of their investments have already gone to the moon and they would like a ride to mars. Unfortunately, though, all of Jerome's printing has led to insane inflation numbers and many have started to doubt if high inflation will truly be transitory. So, recently, Jerome has changed his tone on inflation and continued easy money, and it looks like quantitative tightening is coming up soon. This video explains the story of Jerome Powell and how Jerome Powell became the federal reserve chairman. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Jerome Powell 1:04 - Lawyer Powell 3:00 - Money Powell 5:48 - Hawk Powell 8:26 - Papa Powell Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3grUFz1 https://bit.ly/3soMDwp Resources: https://pastebin.com/y1xx64zq

Meet The $100 Billion Company Behind The S&P 500

SMHZcKQ5SBc | 04 Feb 2022

Meet The $100 Billion Company Behind The S&P 500

The S&P 500 is one of the cornerstones of investing. If you’re not sure which stocks to pick or you don’t want the hassle of managing a portfolio, one of the best options is to just passively buy into an S&P 500 based index fund. Even if you are willing to actively invest, it may still be a good idea to allocate at least a portion of your portfolio to index funds. After all, index funds have had a track record of beating out hedge funds and even investing legends like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio. Despite how important the S&P 500 is, most people don’t know very much about the company behind the index S&P Global. S&P Global was originally a merger of two stock news companies called Poor & Company and Standard Statistics Company. The joint company was eventually bought by McGraw Hill, and for decades McGraw Hill was the people behind the index. But, more recently, they changed their name to S&P Global to better represent their financial business. This video explains the story of S&P Global and how they became the king of index funds. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - S&P 500 1:07 - Poor & Co 3:49 - Standard Statistics Company 6:32 - McGraw-Hill 8:41 - Index Fund Craze Thumbnail Credit: https://hbs.me/3L5YDM2 Resources: https://pastebin.com/BapFdQUF

Meet The Man Who Permanently Corrupted Car Dealerships

2N1jqSoGIIk | 02 Feb 2022

Meet The Man Who Permanently Corrupted Car Dealerships

People usually hate the traditional process of buying cars because that entails going through car salesmen, and no one likes car salesmen. Car salesmen are generally highly incentivized to sell additional care packages and insurance that most people don't need. Not to mention, the slimy sales tactics and predatory financing that they use. Considering this, you may actually be happy to hear that a man named Bob Brockman had been ripping off car dealerships for decades by selling them overpriced hardware and software. He leveraged large brand names and loads of fine print to lock in dealerships into multi-decade-long deals, and by the time dealers realize how much they got screwed, there's no way out. Aside from ripping off dealers for decades, Bob was also involved in the largest tax evasion scheme in history hiding a total of $2 billion from the IRS. This video explains the story of Bob Brockman, the salesman of salesmen, and how he pulled off the largest tax evasion scheme in history. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Car Salesmen 1:02 - Bob Brockman 3:07 - Masquerading As Ford 5:26 - Docupad 8:03 - Tax Evasion Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3ghKWeC https://bit.ly/3IYhs1B Resources: https://pastebin.com/FgvHwG5S

ASML | The Most Important Company That You've Never Heard Of

pnGt2-qxHxc | 31 Jan 2022

ASML | The Most Important Company That You've Never Heard Of

Semiconductor companies are some of the most important companies in the world given that basically everything we use nowadays relies on chips whether that be simple microwaves or fancy cars. This has given chip designers and manufacturers like Nvidia and TSMC significant political and economic power. However, one chip company that people don’t really know about but is super important is ASML. ASML doesn’t actually produce or design chips, but they produce the equipment that produces chips. So, they’re basically the supplier of the supplier of the supplier. Despite their relative anonymity, considering the role they fulfill, there’s no question that ASML is extremely important and they are valued accordingly at nearly $300 billion. This video explains the story of ASML and how they because the most important company that you’ve never heard of. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - ASML 0:52 - Shed Operation 3:46 - Breakthrough 6:31 - Cliff Dive 9:20 - ASML Today Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3ANpAiX Resources: https://pastebin.com/rPgDVqiC

Here’s What Happened To The Pirate Bay’s Founders

BR_v5xl4Jnw | 28 Jan 2022

Here’s What Happened To The Pirate Bay’s Founders

Ever since the internet really started to pick up steam, the go-to place to get pirated software, games, and movies has always been The Pirate Bay. As a result, copyright holders and prosecutors have been trying to shut down The Pirate Bay and put the founders behind bars for years. While prosecutors did eventually succeed in putting all the founders behind bars and charging them with hefty fines, they were never able to take down The Pirate Bay. The police actually raided The Pirate Bay’s servers twice and impounded everything, but it was just a matter of time until a new version popped up. Originally, it was just the founders relaunching the website, but now the founders are not even involved. And, with how big the pirating community is, it doesn’t seem like The Pirate Bay is going anywhere anytime soon. This video explains the story of The Pirate Bay and what happened to The Pirate Bay’s Founders. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Pirating Heaven 0:58 - The Pirate Bay 3:36 - Backfire 6:18 - On The Run 8:57 - Unstoppable Legacy Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3rRFBAj Resources: https://pastebin.com/mvLpxRMp

What Happened To Toshiba?

au4H8KB6Ltc | 26 Jan 2022

What Happened To Toshiba?

In the 2000s, Toshiba was one of the largest consumer electronics brands in the world. They made everything from laptops and TVs to refrigerators and dryers. You could say that they were the Japanese version of Samsung. But, over the past 10 years, Toshiba has become more and more irrelevant and most people have completely forgotten about them. In fact, things have gotten so bad that Toshiba has sold certain parts of their business, they shut down their laptop business, they faked their numbers, and one of their subsidiaries even filed for bankruptcy. This is really quite a shame given that Toshiba has been around for nearly 150 years, and they were the pioneers of many technologies such as flash memory. And who could forget their famous New Year countdown? Despite all this though, considering Toshiba's current situation, the future doesn't look so bright. This isn't to say that Toshiba is going to file for bankruptcy tomorrow, but it looks like they're going to continue slowly declining until that becomes their only option. This video explains the story of Toshiba and what happened to Toshiba. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Toshiba 0:59 - Pre Toshiba 3:48 - Toshiba’s Hayday 5:45 - A Nuclear Disaster 7:53 - Core Decline 9:38 - Toshiba Today Thumbnail Credits: https://pastebin.com/YnWN8sEv Resources: https://pastebin.com/hHGH3d7s

How CZ Went From $100 Million To $100 Billion In 5 Years

nDCLoZbIA1Q | 24 Jan 2022

How CZ Went From $100 Million To $100 Billion In 5 Years

Nowadays, crypto has become so large that Bitcoin's market cap is higher than most companies in the world. Considering this, the larger risk now is arguably having no exposure to cryptocurrencies. However, if you're looking to buy crypto, you're most likely going to have to go through a brokerage like Coinbase, and with all the fees they charge, there's no doubt that they're making a killing. The biggest brokerage in the world in terms of daily volume is Binance and its founder is a man named Changpeng Zhao or CZ. For about a year now, people have been speculating that CZ is extremely wealthy, as in worth tens of billions, but since Binance isn't a public company, we were never able to estimate his net worth that accurately. However, Bloomberg and Forbes recently analyzed the company's financials and suggest that CZ was worth $90 to $100 billion at the peak. Just 5 years ago though, CZ wasn't even worth $100 million. This video explains the rapid rise of Changpeng Zhao and how he became the world's richest crypto billionaire. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - CZ 0:58 - Early Life 2:46 - Fusion Systems 4:40 - All In 6:33 - Binance 8:20 - Rough Waters 10:05 - Binance Today Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3GZC1dt Resources: https://pastebin.com/DVt60Ymj

The FBI Raided His House With The Anti-Terrorist Squad... | Kim Dotcom

yvOfWAg0_dU | 21 Jan 2022

The FBI Raided His House With The Anti-Terrorist Squad... | Kim Dotcom

I’m sure you’ve all heard about Mega.nz and have probably used it here or there to download a piece of software, a game, or a movie. Mega is technically a competitor to Google Drive and other cloud solutions, but users primarily use the website to pirate various pieces of content. To many, Mega is the go-to place to pirate. But, with such a reputation, I don’t think you’d be surprised to hear that prosecutors have been trying to take down Mega and its founder Kim Dotcom for years now. Mega isn’t Kim’s first confrontation with prosecutors either. Before founding Mega, Kim ran MegaUpload which at its peak accounted for 4% of all internet traffic. Prosecutors eventually shut down this website and raided Kim’s house with their anti-terrorist squad. The FBI has been trying to extradite Kim to the US and put him behind bars ever since; however, Kim has not only managed to resist extradition, but he managed to launch a new platform which is of course mega. This video explains the wild story of Kim Dotcom and how he became the internet’s most wanted man. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Kim Dotcom 0:58 - Early Trouble 3:36 - Living The Fantasy 5:28 - Fleeing To Safety 7:27 - Mega Upload 9:52 - Mega.nz Thumbnail Credits: Michael Bradley https://bit.ly/3nE1VMi Resources: https://pastebin.com/ZUNK9xLP

This Is What Happens After A Bubble Bursts... | Cisco's Plunge

t97rq-Guxbg | 19 Jan 2022

This Is What Happens After A Bubble Bursts... | Cisco's Plunge

Do you know which company was the first company in the world to reach the $500 billion mark? Some popular guesses would probably include Apple, Exxon, and Google, but the first company to reach $500 billion was actually Cisco way back in 2000. At the peak of the dot-com bubble, Cisco was the world's most valued company with a market cap of over $500 billion, but ever since the dot-com crash, despite Cisco's best efforts, they have been unable to return to their former glory. Currently, their market cap hovers at just half of their peak at about $250 billion. To make things worse, Cisco has completed several acquisitions over the past 2 decades. This means that Cisco's core valuation is even lower than $250 billion today. This video explains the downfall of Cisco, and why they haven't been able to recover to their dot-com highs. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Cisco 0:59 - The Founding Couple 3:35 - Flying High 5:59 - Returning To Earth 7:37 - Stagnation 9:39 - Uncertain Future Thumbnail Credit: https://zd.net/33NAJnq Resources: https://pastebin.com/6viZrKXz

Daymond John: From The Slums To $350 Million

CsocQYQniOM | 17 Jan 2022

Daymond John: From The Slums To $350 Million

Daymond John isn’t the most lenient or witty investor; however, you can be sure that each of Daymond’s investments isn’t just about making money. Unlike some of the other sharks, Daymond isn’t looking to grow his net worth through Shark Tank or help large companies become unicorns. Rather, Daymond’s primary goal with Shark Tank is to help struggling entrepreneurs get to a sustainable and profitable position. Over the years, Daymond has made several empathetic deals, but two of his most generous deals include Mo’s Bows and Bombas. Daymond took no equity in Mo’s Bows and helped the young entrepreneur score a deal with the NBA. Meanwhile, Bombas is focused on donating clothing to homeless shelters, and this has turned into the most successful business in terms of sales in Shark Tank history. And considering Daymond’s rough upbringing, it’s not surprising that he wants to give back to the community. This video explains the story of Daymond and FUBU and how Daymond went from the streets of Queens to Shark Tank. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Daymond John 1:17 - Life In The Ghettos 3:54 - FUBU 6:31 - Building An Empire 8:24 - Daymond’s Philosophy 10:01 - Daymond Today Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3rikR47 https://bit.ly/3pqjnFB Resources: https://pastebin.com/a3VkktXW

Wells Fargo: A History Of Fraud & Deception

2Ehn5V1RfAQ | 14 Jan 2022

Wells Fargo: A History Of Fraud & Deception

Wells Fargo is one of the largest and most well-known banks in the world. And given that they manage $2 trillion and have been around for nearly 200 years, this is not that surprising. However, what might be surprising is that Wells Fargo is one of the most despised banks in the world. In fact, some sources suggest that Wells Fargo is the most despised bank in the world and the 2nd most despised company in America. This is quite ironic given that Wells Fargo garnered a lot of their fame and status due to their excellent performance during the great depression. However, Wells Fargo was not able to put up a similar performance during the 2008 financial recession and they ended up getting a $25 billion bailout from the Federal Reserve. On top of this, Wells Fargo would get entangled in a massive scandal right after the recession regarding fake bank accounts and credit cards. This video explains the story of Wells Fargo and how Wells Fargo became one of the most despised banks in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Wells Fargo 1:00 - Starting With A Bailout 3:46 - Smooth Sailing 6:30 - Hole In The Reputation 8:34 - Fraud After Fraud 10:42 - Wells Fargo Today Resources: https://pastebin.com/zEVjPxg7 Thumbnail Credit: https://nyti.ms/3HLqZsk

Norway's $1.4 Trillion Wealth Fund That Humiliates The World

ih0zPsg5hEM | 12 Jan 2022

Norway's $1.4 Trillion Wealth Fund That Humiliates The World

The Scandinavian countries are usually well known for their generous social programs, great schooling, and some of the happiest people in the world. But, aside from all their well-known perks, Norway also boasts the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world coming in at $1.4 trillion. And given Norway's relatively small population, that comes out to over $260,000 per person. There's no doubt that this wealth fund is far superior to any nationalized retirement or pension fund in the world, and the best part is that it doesn't even run on taxes or contributions from citizens. All of the seed money within Norway's fund originates from petroleum taxes and leases paid for by oil companies drilling in Norway. Norway has cleverly invested this money into the stock market, bonds, and real estate over many decades, and today, they're reaping the benefits of their work. This video explains the history of Norway's Oil Fund and how it became the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Norway’s Wealth Fund 2:26 - History 4:11 - Investments 7:00 - Withdrawals 8:25 - Ethical Concerns 10:15 - Application To The US Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3r7sAC9 https://adobe.ly/31Nz0xN https://bit.ly/3JZEOW4 Resources: https://pastebin.com/vNFi9uyA

How Lori Greiner Became Shark Tank's Most Successful Investor

qS8fePzQMx8 | 10 Jan 2022

How Lori Greiner Became Shark Tank's Most Successful Investor

Lori Greiner is an entrepreneur favorite on Shark Tank, and given her charisma and marketing skills, it's no question why she's so caught after. Aside from great skills, Lori also has a stellar track history on Shark Tank. 3 out of 5 most successful Shark Tank deals were with Lori, and one of her companies, EverlyWell, actually now boasts a valuation in the billions at $2.9 billion. If a product is easily demonstrable on TV and social media, Lori is by far the number 1 choice as she can take any of these products to the moon. While it's no doubt Lori is a stellar investor today, we never get many details as to how she derived her wealth in the first place. Lori has actually always been more of an inventor than a businesswoman and she made most of her initial money by selling products her products on her show Cleve & Unique Creations on QVC. This video explains the story of Lori Greiner and how she became the Queen of QVC. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Queen Of QVC 0:33 - The Inventor 2:23 - Clever & Unique Creations 4:31 - TV Personality 6:14 - Hero Products 8:45 - Lori Today Thumbnail Credits: Ross D. Franklin https://bit.ly/3eV39xS https://eonli.ne/3t12ELe Resources: https://pastebin.com/LXFkVhL8

How American Express Humiliates Visa & Mastercard

3Oz0piahbt4 | 07 Jan 2022

How American Express Humiliates Visa & Mastercard

We’re all familiar with the names American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. Those of you looking to maximize your rewards and points often prefer Amex due to its superior rewards programs. But aside from that, there’s little difference between these card networks from the consumer’s side. From the business side though, the difference between Amex and the other two is massive. Visa and MasterCard have issued 20 times as many credit cards as Amex, yet Amex boasts the same revenue as Visa and MasterCard combined. The only explanation for this is that Amex charges higher fees to merchants and Amex customers spend a lot more money than Visa and MasterCard customers. Ever since American Express entered the card business, they have targetted high-end spenders which they like to call spend-centric. Over the years, this has proven extremely lucrative for Amex as they’re able to pull in higher fees from merchants on their highest spenders. This video explains the story of American Express and how they grew to be the king of credit cards. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - American Express 2:35 - Humble Roots 4:51 - Financial Services 6:33 - The Great Winter 8:28 - Credit Cards 10:22 - Amex Today Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3pZbzdU Resources: https://pastebin.com/b73KDaGX

What Happened To Nike's Founder?

kE9gOJp-jfU | 05 Jan 2022

What Happened To Nike's Founder?

Nike is the largest sports brand in the world boasting a market cap that's higher than even Coca-Cola and Toyota. Considering this, I don't think you'd be surprised to hear that the founder of Nike, Phil Knight, is part of the top 20 richest people in the world with a net worth of $62.2 billion. However, unlike other mega-cap company founders like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, not many people know about Phil Knight. Phil was actually a world-class runner himself as a young adult with a record mile time of 4:13. After graduating college, Phil partnered with his coach, Bill Bowerman, to launch a sports shoe brand called Blue Ribbon Sports. Eventually, the duo launched a new brand of shoe called Nike which ended up overshadowing the rest of the company. Ever since then, Phil has full-heartedly embraced Nike which has played out extremely well for him. This video explains the story of Nike's founder, Phil Knight, and why Phil Knight prefers to maintain such a private image. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Man Behind Nike 0:51 - Phil Knight 2:57 - Blue Ribbon Sports 4:48 - Nike 6:25 - Mega Corporation 8:21 - Phil Knight Thumbnail Credits: Steve Dykes https://on.mktw.net/3mRxTnW https://swoo.sh/3EQ3UCZ Resources: https://pastebin.com/vkBkhN97

How Did Kevin O'Leary Even Get Rich? - The Origin Of Mr. Wonderful

7rspu819AKI | 03 Jan 2022

How Did Kevin O'Leary Even Get Rich? - The Origin Of Mr. Wonderful

Kevin O’Leary is infamous for his royalty and debt deals on Shark Tank that nobody takes. Despite most entrepreneurs opting to go for Mark and Lori, I think Kevin is actually one of the most favorable sharks on the show and by far the most underrated. Not only is Kevin the second richest regular shark on the show at $400 million, but he was the only other shark aside from Mark Cuban to sell his company for billions. Also, the only reason Kevin is not a billionaire today is that he has chosen to focus on wealth preservation as opposed to growth. It wasn’t always easy for Kevin though. As a kid, his biological father passed away early on and Kevin was forced to move across Africa and Asia with his stepfather. Kevin also had very little help when it came to growing his business SoftKey, and he had to figure everything out through trial and error. This video explains the story of Kevin O’Leary and how he became Mr. Wonderful. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Mr. Wonderful 1:15 - Kevin O’Leary 3:08 - Set On Business 5:06 - SoftKey 7:08 - Mad Customer 9:02 - Freedom Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3zk0300 https://bit.ly/3EE6ufh Resources: https://pastebin.com/pDUDizpp

The Spicy Rise Of Peter Thiel (& His Beef With Everyone)

9BnpltKZytU | 31 Dec 2021

The Spicy Rise Of Peter Thiel (& His Beef With Everyone)

Peter Thiel is best known for his contributions to PayPal, but PayPal is actually a very small portion of his legacy. In fact, his cash out from PayPal doesn't even account for 1% of his net worth today. Since PayPal, Peter Thiel has cofounded Palantir, founded a couple of investment funds, and invested in hundreds of startups including Facebook, Yelp, and Spotify. Aside from his long list of accomplishments, Peter is also well known for having a long list of drama. One of his most well-known dramas is with Elon. Ever since Elon got fired from PayPal, their relationship has turned into more of a love-hate relationship. They highly respect each other's skills and talent, but they also trash talk about each other all the time. Peter also has significant beef with most institutions whether that be the government or universities. This video explains the story and legacy of Peter Thiel and his beef with everyone. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Business Genius 0:50 - Peter Thiel 3:17 - PayPal 5:29 - Serial Entrepreneur 8:28 - Beef Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3sI4yQL https://bit.ly/3mIKqtY https://bit.ly/32sONm3 Resources: https://pastebin.com/zTTM02zQ

How Ireland's Richest Man Went Bankrupt In 3 Years

qZqpYX3ADhU | 29 Dec 2021

How Ireland's Richest Man Went Bankrupt In 3 Years

Usually, we think that billionaires are financially invincible. In most cases, they simply have so much money that even if they were to lose most of it, they would still be super-wealthy. However, this is not always true and there are cases where billionaires have gone bankrupt in just a matter of years. One of the best examples of this is a man named Sean Quinn who was at one point the richest man in Ireland worth roughly $6 billion. Sean had spent his entire life building up a raw materials business that had made him quite wealthy, and he had even diversified his wealth into hospitality and financial businesses. But, it just took one overconfident investment in Anglo Irish Bank right before the 2008 financial crisis to wipe out all his wealth and put him in debt. This video explains the story of Sean Quinn and how Sean went from being the richest man in Ireland to bankrupt in just 3 years. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Wiped Out 0:57 - Rags To Riches 2:43 - Humble Billionaire 4:43 - One Bad Investment 7:10 - Court Battle 9:03 - Sean Today Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3FQdjMp https://bit.ly/3zjd75T Resources: https://pastebin.com/2XNjfqHc

How Did Mark Cuban Even Get Rich? - The World's "Luckiest" Billionaire

_DOeip1REzY | 27 Dec 2021

How Did Mark Cuban Even Get Rich? - The World's "Luckiest" Billionaire

Mark Cuban is by far the richest regular shark on Shark Tank with an estimated net worth of $5.93 billion. Not only is Mark the richest shark on the show, but he's also the only regular billionaire on the show. Mark often talks about how he hustled his way to the top, but we get very little details as to how he got rich in the first place. The secret behind Mark's wealth is a company called Broadcast.com which Mark launched in 1995. Broadcast.com was a sports streaming service that eventually delved into video streaming as well. The company was quite successful boasting a total of 570,000 users, but it was by no means a billion-dollar company. Nonetheless, Yahoo offered to purchase the company for $5.7 billion at the height of the dot-com bubble which made Mark a billionaire. Since then, Mark has strategically cashed out of Yahoo and invested into many assets which have allowed him to reach nearly a $6 billion net worth. This video explains the story of Mark Cuban and how Mark Cuban became a billionaire. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamp: 0:00 - Mark Cuban 0:59 - Young Entrepreneur 3:11 - MicroSolutions 5:39 - Broadcast.com 8:29 - Getting Lucky 10:19 - Shark Tank Thumbnail Credits: Elsa Eric McCandless Andrew Burton https://bit.ly/3pqjnFB https://bit.ly/3H9pKDc https://bit.ly/30X2TLv Resources: https://pastebin.com/Cekp7qwX

Foxconn | The Company That Enslaved China

n5u4bcqGz7w | 24 Dec 2021

Foxconn | The Company That Enslaved China

Tech rules the world. Ever since computers started to pick up steam, technology has transitioned from being a luxury to being a necessity. Today, there are thousands of tech companies around the world providing various services from software and hardware to social media and entertainment. Yet, despite the vast number of tech companies, the world's tech is produced by very few companies with the most dominant one being Foxconn. Roughly 40% of the world's consumer tech is built by Foxconn which is a Taiwanese contract manufacturer. They employ over 1.2 million employees around the world, but for most of these employees, working at Foxconn is far from an enjoyable experience. Oftentimes, Foxconn employees are working 12 hours a day 7 days a week for salaries of less than $2 per hour. These terrible working conditions have sparked protests and rebellions, but these haven't really made a difference. This video explains the story of Foxconn and its profitable business of running a tech plantation. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Production Monopoly 1:06 - Terry Gou 3:07 - Foxconn 5:07 - Tech Plantation 7:00 - The Ethical Border 9:11 - Supply Shortage Thumbnail Credit: Tony Law https://bit.ly/3sw0SkO Resources: https://pastebin.com/6PtxCqaS

How Izzy Englander Became The World's #1 Paid Hedge Fund Manager

XDjnuUCXZaQ | 22 Dec 2021

How Izzy Englander Became The World's #1 Paid Hedge Fund Manager

Hedge fund managers are often viewed as a useless job that just makes rich people even richer. Fund managers often work 80 to 100 hours per week just to leverage minuscule price discrepancies in the market to make money. While this is extremely lucrative if done right, it doesn't really add any real value to the world given that it's a zero-sum game. Nonetheless, hedge fund managers are some of the highest-paid individuals in the world with Izzy Englander topping the list at $3.8 billion last year. Izzy Englander is the founder and fund manager at Millennium Management which manages a total of $57.5 billion today. Izzy utilizes has utilized a couple of key strategies throughout his career including convertible arbitrage, statistical arbitrage, and fundamental long/short pairing. While none of these are particularly interesting, they've all been extremely consistent and reliable for Izzy. This video explains the story of Izzy Englander and how Izzy Englander became the world's #1 paid hedge fund manager. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Izzy Englander 0:50 - Early Life 2:35 - Serial Entrepreneur 4:17 - Millennium Strategies 7:30 - Trading Philosophies 8:23 - Millennium Management Today Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/30M3TSA Resources: https://pastebin.com/xEAcGh4t

Is Robert Really The Chill Shark? - Unmasking Robert Herjavec

Brm_2XcRmIk | 20 Dec 2021

Is Robert Really The Chill Shark? - Unmasking Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec is one of the most iconic and likable sharks on Shark Tank. Unlike some of the other sharks that heavily criticize entrepreneurs and make predatory offers, it seems like Robert is just a chill dude looking to invest in businesses that he's passionate about. Many superfans of the show, however, would tell you that Robert may not be the super chill guy that he portrays on TV. Robert has the lowest closing rate of all the sharks when it comes to following through with deals. Similarly, it's not uncommon for Robert to be passive-aggressive towards some of the other sharks and especially Mark Cuban. While his persona on TV is a bit controversial, Robert's backstory is nothing but genuine. Robert truly did have a rough childhood growing up in former communist Yugoslavia and immigrating to Canada with nothing. Robert has since been able to grow to a net worth of $200 million, but there's no doubt that he didn't get any freebies along the way. This video explains the story of Robert Herjavec, how he made his money, and his drama-filled appearance on Shark Tank. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Robert Herjabec 0:55 - Rough Upbringing 3:50 - Fired 5:30 - Hitting It Big 7:53 - Chilling 9:34 - Shark Tank Controversy Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3F69pyz https://bit.ly/3e3AGWc https://bit.ly/3GTHv9c Resources: https://pastebin.com/P95nxP1U

Why Dillard's Is Up 14X Since The Start Of The Pandemic

TIDUEs1sQts | 17 Dec 2021

Why Dillard's Is Up 14X Since The Start Of The Pandemic

The pandemic has been extremely rough for many retailers even forcing many of them to file for bankruptcy and shut down altogether. Retailers that provide everyday goods like Walmart and The Home Depot have weathered the pandemic much better, but discretionary stores in malls have seen massive declines except for Dillard's. Unlike JC Penny and J Crew, Dillard's has been crushing the pandemic with their stock growing 14x since the bottom. That's even higher than Tesla's growth over the past year and a half! Dillard's stock rise isn't just some momentum play either; Dillard's fundamentals are doing better than ever before. Since they own almost all of their real estate, they were able to leverage their ownership to minimize losses. Aside from this, Dillard's margins have exploded thanks to the supply shortage which has made them more profitable than ever before. Despite all this though, many analysts believe that Dillard's rise is simply a last hurrah before a further decline as their industry is still shrinking. This video explains the recent rise of Dillard's and why Dillard's was able to perform extremely well during the pandemic. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Dillard’s 0:54 - Controlling The Real Estate 2:54 - Leaning Up The Business 4:43 - Meme Stocks 5:59 - Ballooning Margins 7:48 - Uncertain Future Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3dTTebD Resources: https://pastebin.com/LNiX4PgM

Exxon Got What They Deserved

g7wlKOjYLLE | 15 Dec 2021

Exxon Got What They Deserved

Exxon is one of the most iconic oil companies in the world-dominating the top of the fortune 500 for decades. Ever since Rockefeller's Standard Oil was broken up, Exxon was one of the leading oil companies, but over the past 7 years, Exxon has tumbled from the top. Though Exxon is still worth about $240 billion, that's less than 10% of the new market leader's market cap of nearly $3 trillion. Much of Exxon's downfall is not their fault as the last couple of years have been extremely tough for the oil industry. We've seen consistently declining oil prices and even negative oil prices momentarily. But, despite these challenges, resilient energy companies like Chevron have been able to excel nonetheless. So, there's no doubt that a lot of the downfall can be attributed to Exxon as well. Aside from poorly investing tens of billions into oil companies, borrowing to pay out dividends, and even allegedly downplaying climate change, Exxon has refused to embrace a renewable future. With that type of mindset, it seems like it's just a matter of time until Exxon ends up like Texaco. This video explains the reasons behind Exxon's downfall and the bleak future of Exxon. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Dire State Of Exxon 1:12 - Falling Oil Prices 3:11 - Negative Oil Prices 5:15 - Unwise Investments 7:05 - Dividend Legacy 8:33 - Bleak Future Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3DPxzLW https://bit.ly/3s0lqSc Resources: https://pastebin.com/eT8NU7rT

The Home Depot Just Overtook Walmart...

gvm5Rl5yA_k | 13 Dec 2021

The Home Depot Just Overtook Walmart...

The Home Depot is one of the most popular home improvement stores in America, but did you know that they’re the largest physical retailer in the world? Not only does The Home Depot boast a market cap that’s $50 billion more than Walmart, but they also pull in $3 billion more net profit annually. It wasn’t always like this though; in fact, the Home Depot just pulled ahead of Walmart a couple of months ago. For the longest time, it seemed like it was impossible to beat Walmart’s monopoly on the retail market, and though Walmart isn’t declining, their stock has been stagnating for over 20 years now. In the meantime, the Home Depot stock has grown 10 fold over the past decade itself. This video explains the story of Home Depot and how the Home Depot overtook Walmart to become the world’s most valuable physical retailer. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Home Depot’s Domination 1:02 - Rough Beginnings 2:52 - Customer Service 4:59 - Mastering One Industry 6:56 - Thriving Against Amazon 8:40 - Reaping The Rewards Resources: https://pastebin.com/uwWD5JEe

How Florian Homm Stole $200M (& Escaped The FBI's Most Wanted List)

bK6ZhTCYi0w | 10 Dec 2021

How Florian Homm Stole $200M (& Escaped The FBI's Most Wanted List)

In the early 2000s, Florian Homm was one of the most charismatic and well-known hedge fund managers in the world. Florian managed a hedge fund called Absolute Capital Management which at its peak controlled $3 billion in funds. Florian was iconic for his questionable alternative investments and holistic investment strategy. But one day, Florian stuffed his underwear with $500,000 and fled the US. It turns out that ACM had been committing large amounts of securities fraud and the SEC and eventually the FBI was looking for him. Once the FBI started looking though, it didn't take them long to find Florian, and they were able to arrest him and even get an extradition order back to the US. However, a slight oversight of Italy's extradition rules would result in Florian being set free. Florian would go on to move back to Germany which has a strict no extradition policy of their citizens. Florian has been living a free-ish life in Germany ever since and has turned his focus onto philanthropy and giving back. This video explains the story of Florian Homm, and how he was able to defraud $200 million and escape the FBI Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The $200 Million Heist 1:17 - Florian Homm 3:00 - Good Times 4:55 - Failed Assassination 7:05 - The Facade 8:42 - Escaping The FBI 10:00 - Life As A Free-ish Man Thymbnail Credit: Bongarts https://bloom.bg/3lO3QNr Resources: https://pastebin.com/QnpLdTzT

BYD - The $134 Billion EV Behemoth That You've Never Heard Of

cXN6cgVJUKc | 08 Dec 2021

BYD - The $134 Billion EV Behemoth That You've Never Heard Of

BYD is a $133 billion EV giant based in China. Currently, they're actually the third largest automaker in the world, yet most people in the western world have never heard of BYD. BYD was founded back in 1995 by a man named Wang Chuanfu and his cousin Lu Xiangyang. Originally, the company started off as a battery manufacturer for consumer electronics like cellphones. But, the direction of the company would completely change when Wang bought Xi'an Qinchuan Auto Company in 2003. Ever since, BYD has been pumping out vehicles on a constant basis, and they were one of the first companies to embrace the EV transition. In fact, up until Tesla's recent parabolic run, BYD was the world's largest EV automaker. BYD has stalled a bit over the past decade, but this is because they focused on completely rebranding their lineup and matching modern EV expectations. This video explains the story of BYD and how BYD became one of the largest automakers in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - BYD 1:02 - Founding BYD 3:17 - BYD Auto 6:21 - Rebranding 8:17 - BYD Today Resources: https://pastebin.com/28BSfzs6

Cede & Co - The $54.2 Trillion Shadow Trust That Owns The World

A-Uk0C8W2M0 | 06 Dec 2021

Cede & Co - The $54.2 Trillion Shadow Trust That Owns The World

Whenever we invest in stocks or bonds, most of us would assume that our brokerages purchase the stock or bond for us and put it under our name. However, this is not what really happens. The brokerage only gives you certain rights to the shares, but you don't actually get ownership of the stock. The brokerage doesn't own the stock either. Almost all stocks and bonds in the US are owned by a trust called the Depository Trust Company (DTC) also known as Cede & Co. Cede & Co. retains ownership and custody of $54.2 trillion worth of assets as of July 2017. Officially, this system is in place to eliminate the need to trade physical stock certificates and automate the entire process. But given the sheer size of Cede & Co's assets, many have hypothesized that there's much more going on in the background. This video explains what Cede & Co is, why they were established, and why they own $54.2 trillion in assets. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Cede & Co 1:19 - Founding The DTC 3:49 - Inner Workings Of The DTC 6:17 - DTC Affiliation 7:48 - Concerns & Conspiracies Thumbnail Credit: https://bloom.bg/3rDOQoW Resources: https://pastebin.com/ff2ESgKZ

TSMC - The Taiwanese Company That Runs The World

rLnV-NvZmVg | 03 Dec 2021

TSMC - The Taiwanese Company That Runs The World

Nowadays, smartphones, computers, and technology in general control our lives, and the key component that makes all of these advanced devices possible is semiconductors. For quite some time now, semiconductor companies have run the world from the background, and the manufacturer that makes it all possible is a Taiwanese company called TSMC. TSMC was started by a man named Morris Chang in 1987 with the help of Taiwan and Philips. TSMC was rather late to the semiconductor industry as many household names were already dominating the space. Morris wasn't a young entrepreneur either having founded TSMC in his mid-50s. But despite the cards being stacked against him, Morris leveraged the new concept of pricing ahead of the cost curve to attract some of the biggest companies in the world like AMD, Nvidia, and even Apple. In fact, Apple accounts for nearly 25% of TSMC's entire annual revenue. This video explains the story of TSMC and Morris Chang and how TSMC was able to dominate the semiconductor world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - TSMC 1:00 - Morris Chang 3:25 - Breaking In 4:55 - Global Giant 7:21 - Supply Shortage 9:18 - Ethical Monopoly Thumbnail Credit: Pichi Chuang https://bit.ly/3rGaRUv Resources: https://pastebin.com/uADaRm2y

This Company Has 100% Profit Margins...

9bDE8QwGJrc | 01 Dec 2021

This Company Has 100% Profit Margins...

Many consumers like to complain about companies that have large profit margins because these companies generally offer far less value per dollar spent. Some of the most notable companies that receive this criticism include Apple, Nvidia, and many pharmaceutical companies. But there's actually a company with far greater profit margins that consumers generally ignore: VISA. VISA has 0 cost of goods sold which means that they literally have a gross profit margin of 100%. Even after accounting for operating expenses and taxes, VISA pulls in a net profit of 51%. This makes Visa one of the most profitable companies in the world. And considering how profitable VISA credit/debit cards are, I don't think you'd be surprised to hear that they're the 13th largest company in the world with a market cap of $440 billion. VISA wasn't always an independent company though. VISA was originally a subsidiary company called BankAmericard run by Bank of America. But as the business started to outgrow Bank of America themselves, they spun it into its own company. This video explains the story of VISA and how they became one of the most profitable companies in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - VISA 1:19 - BankAmericard 2:53 - Early Backlash 4:45 - International Expansion 6:23 - Birth Of Visa 8:07 - Modern Day Visa Thumbnail Credits: Dan Lamont https://bit.ly/3xG8bqG https://vi.sa/32FU2hL https://bit.ly/3lmW2lA Resources: https://pastebin.com/Y9NrU1qd

SoftBank - The $100 Billion Bank That Manipulated Everything

EsjzgKzFTFs | 29 Nov 2021

SoftBank - The $100 Billion Bank That Manipulated Everything

SoftBank is a large investment bank based in Japan, and though most people have never heard of SoftBank, Softbank was actually the most profitable bank in the world over the past 12 months. SoftBank pulled in a whopping $56.46 billion in earnings which is the 6th highest of any company in the world. The second most profitable bank was Goldman Sachs, and they came in at just a third of SoftBank at $19.5 billion. While these profits seem impressive at first, you may not view SoftBank the same after hearing that they manipulated their way to historic profits. After the pandemic crash in 2020, SoftBank began buying billions of dollars worth of tech options which created enormous amounts of buying pressure. SoftBank was able to induce upward momentum in the market and then ride the wave up to historic figures. This video explains how SoftBank was able to use their massive cash reserves to buy themselves out of a red position by pumping the markets. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - SoftBank 1:25 - Humble Beginnings 3:55 - Software Company 5:24 - Riding Dotcom Wave 6:28 - Telecommunications & Stagnation 7:24 - Vision Fund 8:20 - Market Manipulation Thumbnail Credits: Jamel Toppin https://bit.ly/3cNNIqt https://bit.ly/3DQYyaZ Resources: https://pastebin.com/387F4KLd

Rivian - The Epitome Of The EV Bubble

EZii34D1BrE | 26 Nov 2021

Rivian - The Epitome Of The EV Bubble

Over the past year, Tesla has gone to the moon peaking at a valuation of over $1 trillion. Tesla hasn't been the only company that has enjoyed the EV wave though. One of the other biggest benefactors of the EV bubble is Rivian. Rivian just IPOd a few weeks ago, and they were able to reach a valuation of $150 billion! That's more than Volkswagen and the third highest in the automotive industry. Despite their lofty valuation though, Rivian has only delivered a total of 158 vehicles compared to Volkswagen's 10 million deliveries per year. Considering this massive disparity, there's no question Rivian and the EV industry as a whole is in a massive bubble. While this is often frustrating for investors trying to buy for a decent valuation, this also carries several benefits. For example, the bubble has given smaller competitors a much better chance against the legacy automakers, and the bubble is simply accelerating EV adoption. This video explains the story of Rivian, Rivian's ludicrous valuation today, and the potential future of Rivian. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Rivian’s Valuation 1:18 - Quiet Beginnings 3:42 - Changing Course 5:39 - Smart Money 7:21 - EV Bubble 9:02 - Future Of Rivian Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3nNIIZd Resources: https://pastebin.com/GqmDXmYh

Apple Does NOT Overprice Their Products | Change My Mind

91123HP7Amw | 24 Nov 2021

Apple Does NOT Overprice Their Products | Change My Mind

Apple has a reputation for selling overpriced tech. While their products are quite nice, people often think that Apple stuffs in massive profit margins into each of their products. This is true for many of their meme products like their $1000 monitor stand and their $700 wheels, but in terms of consumer products, Apple is actually quite fair. If we analyze their quarterly report and normalize the numbers to the iPhone 13, we see that Apple only has a net margin of 20% or about $160. Now, are these super competitive margins in the single digits? Absolutely not. But, it's also not the crazy high 30-40% margins that many expect Apple to have. Moreover, most people don't buy iPhones for retail prices. They get it for $100 to $200 off by shopping for deals, going through their carrier, trading in their old phones, buying older generations, and so on and so forth. So, in terms of out-of-pocket cost that makes its way to Apple's pockets, for most people, it's well below $100 per iPhone. This video explains why Apple's consumer-level products are not overpriced, and why Apple's pricing is actually quite fair. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Apple’s Profit Margin 1:26 - Cost Of iPhone 6:19 - Alternative Modes Of Monetization 7:57 - Higher Cost Of Business 9:41 - Overpriced Products Explained Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/2ZeFpAD Resources: https://pastebin.com/bAFBbbBV

How Bernard Ebbers Faked His Way To $180 Billion

SvUjy-SyG8c | 22 Nov 2021

How Bernard Ebbers Faked His Way To $180 Billion

Have you ever heard about a company called WorldCom? At one point, WorldCom was worth $180 billion and was on the brink of overtaking AT&T to be the biggest telecommunications company in America. But it turned out that the company had been faking their revenue and profits for years in the magnitude of billions per quarter. The company had 80,000 employees and at one point they were legitimately the second-largest telecommunications company in America, but then the dot-com bubble burst. As revenues and profits plummeted, Bernard Ebbers panicked and resorted to faking it through the sell-off, but he couldn't keep up this charade for very long. After the fraud was exposed in 2002, WorldCom collapsed and filed for bankruptcy just a few months later. To this day, WorldCom was the largest accounting fraud in US history and Bernard Ebbers was sentenced to 25 years. This video explains the explosive rise of WorldCom and Bernard Ebbers and the merciless fall the followed. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - WorldCom 1:11 - Bernard Ebbers 3:12 - Starting WorldCom 5:34 - Overtaking AT&T 8:19 - Resorting To Fraud 9:59 - The Bitter End Thumbnail Credit: Louis Lanzano https://nyti.ms/30x8E1U Resources: https://pastebin.com/bVMDnuxB

How Luckin Coffee Defrauded $864 Million

S8LNTeqAqdU | 19 Nov 2021

How Luckin Coffee Defrauded $864 Million

I’m sure ya’ll have all heard about the drama surrounding the delisting of Chinese companies if they don’t comply with US auditing requirements. And though the media often frames this as a political move, there is legitimate concern fueling this push. Almost every year, we see one or two fraudulent Chinese companies popping up and defrauding hundreds of millions from American investors. One of these companies was an up-and-coming coffee company called Luckin Coffee. Luckin Coffee was founded by a man named Lu Zhengyao who is regarded as a phenomenal businessman in China. He had succeeded in several industries and it seemed like he was the best person to take on Starbucks. Luckin Coffee even had high-profile connections like a partnership with Tencent and investors such as BlackRock and the Singapore commonwealth fund. Luckin Coffee was also super popular within China, but even all of this was not enough to make the company profitable or grow as fast as anticipated. So, executives at Luckin turned to inflating their numbers. Unfortunately for Luckin though, it didn’t take long for investors to find out. The SEC would fine Luckin Coffee, they would be delisted from the American stock market, and their stock would plummet to less than $1 per share. This video explains the rapid rise and fall of one of the most infamous Chinese frauds in recent history: Luckin Coffee. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Delisting Chinese Companies 0:59 - Lu Zhengyao 2:32 - Luckin Coffee 4:30 - Fighting Starbucks 7:18 - Too Good To Be True 9:55 - The Aftermath Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3HCeLTw https://bit.ly/30FpBYt Resources: https://pastebin.com/KU2KTrp8

Meet The $757 Billion Shadow Company

BpwjwaR_Wv0 | 17 Nov 2021

Meet The $757 Billion Shadow Company

I'm sure you all heard about Nvidia, but did you know that they are worth upwards of a trillion dollars at $757 billion? Just 5 years ago, the company wasn't even worth 10% of that coming in at less than $70 billion. However, with the cryptocurrency mining boom, the trend towards PC gaming, and the supply shortage, Nvidia's profit margins have skyrocketed and investors are more bullish than ever before. Nvidia sports more than a 30% net margin and it looks like their profit margins are only going up with time. But, it wasn't always this way. In the late 1990s, Nvidia was just 1 of 74 companies trying to break into the GPU market. And, in the early 2000s, Nvidia was constantly fighting for survival as the stock got crushed 90% twice during the dot-com crash and the 2008 financial recession. By the end of these fiascos though, Nvidia was the only independent GPU company remaining, and they've turned into dominating player today. This video explains the rise of Nvidia and how Jensen Huang built a $757 billion tech company that lurks in the shadows. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - $757 Billion Shadow Company 1:17 - Jensen Huang 2:59 - NV 5:59 - Surviving The Purge 8:44 - Modern Day Nvidia 10:35 - Nvidia’s Outlook Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3HtUCiI https://bit.ly/3qHTW33 Resources: https://pastebin.com/BubXewWm

What Happened To Pebble Smartwatches?

d-Crvt_WI9U | 12 Nov 2021

What Happened To Pebble Smartwatches?

Pebble was the pioneer of smartwatches entering the scene way back in 2012 years before Apple. Not only did Pebble enter the scene early, but they were a fan favorite raising tens of millions on Kickstarter and delivering products that were packed with value. For $150, the original Pebble watch could perform basically every task you would expect out of a smartwatch from displaying notifications and tracking stocks to monitoring your workouts and sleep. On top of all of its utility, Pebble boasted battery life that ranged between 7 to 10 days which is still unheard of today. Given all of these advantages, it's not surprising that the launch of the Apple Watch actually doubled the sales of Pebble in the 6 months following the launch. Yet, just one year later, the entire company of Pebble was acquired by Fitbit, and operations were shut down. So, what happened to Pebble? This video explains the reasons contributing to Pebble's rapid fall and why it was nearly impossible to survive once the Apple watch caught on. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Nosedive Of Pebble 0:30 - Spectacular Start 3:10 - Smartwatch Domination 4:46 - Shifting Desires 6:43 - Race To The Bottom 8:43 - Lack Of Profitability & Growth Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3HgJp4V https://bit.ly/3wFnDTq Resources: https://pastebin.com/hN0YNLx3

How Sam Bankman Went From 0 To $27 Billion In 4 Years

SwxSqwkQCgw | 10 Nov 2021

How Sam Bankman Went From 0 To $27 Billion In 4 Years

I'm sure you've all heard about teenagers and young adults hitting it big with cryptocurrencies. Many of them have been able to turn a few thousand dollars into hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars. But like with every money rush, it's often way more lucrative to be the one selling the shovels as opposed to the one mining for gold. One entrepreneur who chose to sell the shovels to crypto traders is Sam Bankman who is the founder of FTX. FTX specializes in offering high-speed trading and leverage options to experienced traders. But, naturally, a lot of retail gamblers have joined the site in hopes of hitting it big. Sam started FTX just a little over two years ago in May of 2019, and it's already made him a deca-billionaire worth $26.5 billion. Aside from FTX, Sam also created the FTX token and is tokenizing popular stocks like Apple. Sam hopes that by making a lot of money, he can donate a lot of money to altruistic purposes. So far, he's donated $25 million, but his goal is in the billions. This video explains the monumental rise of Sam Bankman and how he went from 0 to $26.5 billion in 4 years. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Selling The Shovels 1:03 - Sam Bankman 2:22 - Arbitrage Trading 4:13 - Crypto Brokerage 5:41 - Leveraged Trading 8:07 - Sam’s Neutral Stance Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3mZHVnn https://bit.ly/3kocJN7 Resources: https://pastebin.com/x5Cr1bkC

HEB - This Is How You Run A Retail Store

B2nco3I74AM | 08 Nov 2021

HEB - This Is How You Run A Retail Store

Retail stores generally have a terrible reputation when it comes to employee satisfaction and retention. And when you consider the low salaries and demanding working conditions, the aversion from retail jobs is not surprising. HEB, however, is an exception to this rule as it is not only the best retail store to work at but the 10th best employer overall. HEB's favorable reputation can be credited to its dedication to the community with dozens of charitable programs and organizations. Employees and customers feel good about HEB because they're supporting local suppliers, homeless shelters, and giving back to veterans. Aside from their community-oriented activities, HEB has fostered an extremely supportive work culture by offering generous perks and even stock compensation to everyday employees. This video tells the story of HEB and how HEB became an employee and customer favorite. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - HEB 1:05 - Humble Beginnings 3:10 - Dedicated To The Community 4:31 - Explosive Growth 6:18 - Sharing With Employees 7:38 - Modern Day HEB 9:03 - Secret To HEB’s Success Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/2ZZ5GmP https://bit.ly/3GO5lnN https://bit.ly/2Yjp1ys https://tcrn.ch/3k6YagG Resources: https://pastebin.com/aRZJtCrg

How Domino's Pizza Squashed Every Company You Can Think Of

ZoA8tTnxQZw | 05 Nov 2021

How Domino's Pizza Squashed Every Company You Can Think Of

Domino's pizza is one of the largest pizza chains in the world only rivaled by Pizza Hut. 15 years ago, Domino's was in a very similar situation businesswise, but customer satisfaction-wise, they were in the toilet. Domino's pizza was agreed to be some of the worst pizza out there, and the only reason people kept buying was due to their speed and convenience. Eventually, though, people hit a breaking point during the 2008 financial crisis and when customers scaled back on their pizza-eating during the recession, they permanently left Domino's. Over the next few years, Domino's stock crashed 92% while competitors had already recovered from the recession. Just as everything seemed lost though, a man named Patrick Doyle was promoted to being the CEO of Domino's and this marked the rebirth of Domino's. Patrick oversaw the reinvention of Domino's pizza, the embracement of their convenience roots, and a new focus on profit per store as opposed to more stores. Since then, Domino's has made a seismic recovery, and Domino's was actually the 2nd fastest growing stock throughout the 2010s beating out all of the tech giants. This video explains the fall and rise of Domino's and how they were able to outperform every company you can think of. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Underdog Domination 0:44 - Terrible Reputation 3:17 - Owning Up 4:47 - Streamlining Domino’s 6:02 - Early Adoption 7:32 - Attracting Quality Franchisees 9:13 - Domino’s Today Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3nYfLIZ Resources: https://pastebin.com/5ydes3iJ

Gary C. Kelly - Proof That Not All CEOs Are Douchebags

T777MjfIHKw | 03 Nov 2021

Gary C. Kelly - Proof That Not All CEOs Are Douchebags

CEOs generally have a pretty bad reputation when it comes to their personalities and iron fists. Basically every famous founder and CEO has a group of critics that constantly micro analyze their every move, and in many cases, this criticism is well deserved given their questionable ethics and morals. Considering this, it's often assumed that there's no such thing as a favorable CEO and that the role is inherently built for arrogant douchebags, but this is not the case. Every year, Glassdoor publishes a list of the most employee-approved CEOs in the world, and one executive that consistently tops the list is Gary C. Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines. Gary's favorable rating is especially impressive given that he's not a CEO of a tech company that's able to afford large salaries and crazy perks. Instead, Gary is in the cutthroat airline industry where profits are razor-thin. Yet, somehow, Gary has been able to maintain employee, customer, and investor satisfaction. This video explains how Gary C. Kelly runs Southwest Airlines and why he's such an adored CEO. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Douchebag CEOs 1:15 - The Rise Of Gary Kelly 2:05 - Culture Of Appreciation 4:40 - Eliminating Executive Barrier 7:40 - No Nickel & Diming 9:19 - Southwest’s Secret Sauce Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3nQmxjL https://zd.net/3bxDkT5 Resources: https://pastebin.com/nsTDW5uj

What Happened To GoPro?

xzYnAZkayRc | 01 Nov 2021

What Happened To GoPro?

GoPro is one of the most popular action cameras in the world which is not surprising given that GoPro basically invented the niche themselves. Before GoPro, adrenaline junkies had to either had to spend a substantial amount of money purchasing expensive camera equipment or they had to settle with recording from a distance. GoPro's cheap and durable cameras revolutionized the way that sports could be captured from the first-person point of view. Even today, GoPro cameras are still quite dominant within the action camera space. However, the same cannot be said about the company itself which has been losing hundreds of millions per year since 2015. When GoPro initially went public, investors pumped the stock to nearly $100 per share, but as GoPro missed expectation after expectation, investors have fled the stock making it nearly a penny stock today. Nick has been trying to stage a turnaround over the past few years and it looks like it may be working given that GoPro just had their first positive 12 month period since 2015. This video explains the meteoric rise and unforgiving fall of GoPro and what happened to GoPro. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Merciless Fall From Grace 0:58 - The Good Life 4:03 - Blinded By Success 7:04 - Living In The Future 7:40 - Poor Expansion 8:35 - Lack Of Passion 9:15 - Keep It Simple Thumbnail Credit: Yuukiix https://bit.ly/3nGEbqb https://bit.ly/3vQvjC0 Resources: https://pastebin.com/S87xhSSu

Meet The $58.7 Billion Shadow Retailer

_NYYiGacE3M | 29 Oct 2021

Meet The $58.7 Billion Shadow Retailer

I'm sure you all shopped at IKEA once or twice or have at least heard of the name. But have you heard about IKEA's founder Ingvar Kamprad? Ingvar Kamprad has a reputation for being one of the most private and modest billionaires in the world. Despite being worth $58.7 billion at his peak, Ingvar always rode economy when flying and stayed at modest hotels. But, his money savings habits stretched much further than just that. Whenever Ingvar traveled to third-world countries to visit IKEA stores, he would just get a haircut there because it was significantly cheaper. Similarly, he would buy a lot of his daily clothes at nearby flea markets. This makes sense when you consider his extremely frugal upbringing through the great depression. This video explains the story of Ingvar Kamprad and how he built IKEA into the world's largest furniture retailer today. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - IKEA 0:59 - Kid Entrepreneur 3:17 - Mail Order Business 4:49 - Furniture Business 6:48 - International Giant 8:16 - Ingvar’s Fortune Thumbnail Credit: https://econ.st/3jJ8YBm Resources: https://pastebin.com/d7gqiX35

What Happened To Bitcoin's Founder?

IFVrVI4rZHM | 27 Oct 2021

What Happened To Bitcoin's Founder?

Bitcoin is by the far the largest cryptocurrency in the world standing at a market cap of roughly $1 trillion. Yet, no one really knows the founder of Bitcoin other than the fact that he goes by the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. This makes sense as Satoshi Namakoto basically fell off the face of the planet he handed over the reins of Bitcoin to Gavin Anderson way back in 2011. This is in stark contrast to modern crypto founders like Vitalik Buterin and Charles Hoskinson who play a major role within their cryptos and serve as leading voices for the community. Since Satoshi stepped down, we haven't heard a single thing from him, and though there is a lot of speculation as to who Satoshi might be, there's no concrete proof thus far. This video explains why Satoshi Nakamoto left Bitcoin and what may have happened to Satoshi since he left. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Gone For A Decade 0:53 - Pre Disappearance 3:08 - Decentralization 4:24 - Pirate Currency 6:04 - Threat To Anonymity 8:36 - Where Is Satoshi Today? Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3vTZXdO https://bit.ly/3mdyP6g Resources: https://pastebin.com/6FSByFdA Music: Music Info: What We Don’t Say by Scott Buckley Link: https://youtu.be/lAgFQGsHkU8 Music Info: Affirmations by Scott Buckley Link: https://youtu.be/wyfX0QR71-Y

How Jamie Dimon Became The $5.9 Trillion Banker

iFirMvOIrC8 | 25 Oct 2021

How Jamie Dimon Became The $5.9 Trillion Banker

JP Morgan Chase is one of the most well-known and respected financial institutions in the world. Today JP Morgan Chase is the largest bank in the US and they manage a whopping $5.9 trillion in deposits and client assets. The man behind JP Morgan Chase is none other than Jamie Dimon who has led the company since the early 2000s. But JP Morgan Chase isn't actually the first major bank that Jamie built. Before joining Chase, Jamie spent about a decade with Sandy Weill building up Citi Group. In the late 1990s, it was highly anticipated that Jamie would take over as the new CEO of Citi Group; however, a fallout with Sandy got him fired. After being fired, Jamie took it easy and even considered retiring given that he had plenty of money. But soon enough Jamie found himself at the helm of another financial institution called Bank One. Jamie eventually arranged for a merger between Bank One and JP Morgan Chase and became the CEO of JP Morgan Chase. This video explains the story of Jamie Dimon and how he became the CEO of JP Morgan Chase Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - $5.9 Trillion Banker 0:50 - Jamie Dimon 2:49 - Citi Group 5:13 - The Fallout 6:35 - JP Morgan Chase 8:39 - 2008 Financial Crisis 9:27 - Health Crisis Thumbnail Credit: Adam Galica https://cnb.cx/3GiZSFk Resources: https://pastebin.com/hjWfTvcU

Vanguard: Proof That You Can Be Rich & Ethical

r5lWCA5ABug | 22 Oct 2021

Vanguard: Proof That You Can Be Rich & Ethical

Today, one of the most popular and reliable ways of investing and growing one's wealth is by investing in index funds. There are many popular index funds brands such as SPDR, iShares, and ProShares, but by far the most well-known and highly respected brand is Vanguard. Vanguard is often credited with creating the index fund itself, and while this is not exactly true, Vanguard was no doubt the company that popularized index funds. It wasn't a super easy path though. When John Bogle launched Vanguard's first index fund in 1975, investors couldn't care less. Most investors felt that they could just match the market themselves if they wanted and saw no reason to pay someone to track an index. However, as 401Ks and retirement plans started to become popular, companies embraced the stability and reliability of index fund investing. And by the 2000s, it became clear that most hedge funds don't even beat the market, which led to a massive influx of investors flocking to index funds. This video explains the story of Vanguard and John C Bogle, and how Vanguard became the king of index funds. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Index Fund Investing 0:57 - Climbing The Corporate Ladder 3:17 - The Disappointing Launch Of Vanguard 6:12 - John’s Unbreakable Belief 7:47 - 401K Era 10:04 - Ethics To Strive For Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3G1CZ9a Resources: https://pastebin.com/4ze7SAih

Meet The $21 Billion Child Prodigy Behind Ethereum

wBbZCDRG5VI | 20 Oct 2021

Meet The $21 Billion Child Prodigy Behind Ethereum

By now, we're all familiar with the two largest cryptocurrencies in the world Bitcoin and Ethereum. The origins of Bitcoin remain a mystery as we don't know too much about the founder other than their alias Satoshi Nakamoto. All of the candidates for Satoshi, however, are rather old in their 50s or 60s. With Ethereum on the other hand, the founder, Vitalik Buterin is only 27 years old today and he was only 21 when Ethereum was launched. Before founding Ethereum, Vitalik worked as a crypto-journalist at the crypto magazine he cofounded called Bitcoin Magazine. As he met with crypto experts around the world though, he quickly realized that most cryptocurrency projects had a major shortfall which was that they were too niche and application-specific. Vitalik proposed the idea of creating a broader cryptocurrency to many crypto founders, but they weren't interested. So, Vitalik decided to do it on his own. This video explains the story of Ethereum and how Vitalik Buterin became the world's youngest crypto billionaire. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Vitalik Buterin 0:54 - World of Warcraft 2:30 - Crypto Journalist 4:26 - Birth Of Ethereum 6:02 - Near-Death Experience 8:02 - Ethereum 2.0 9:19 - Philanthropy Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3b1ASDP Resources: https://pastebin.com/HfN1Avjg

Meet The $141 Billion Chocolate Family

CzVo8CbPv5k | 18 Oct 2021

Meet The $141 Billion Chocolate Family

We all know about Snickers, Milky Way bars, M&Ms, and skittles, but do you know about the company behind them? All of these popular candy brands are owned by Mars Inc which is one of the largest privately-owned companies in the world. Not only is Mars Inc private, but's the company is almost completely owned by the founding family. Today, the Mars heirs add up to 6 individuals who are all decabillionaries. Together, their net worth comes in at over $140 billion. But this massive fortune wasn't just built up overnight. Mars Inc was founded way back in June of 1911 by Franklin Clarence Mars and his wife Ethel Healy. The company was then passed down to his son Forest who grew the up-and-coming chocolate company into an international giant. Forest then passed down the company to his three children, and these three children are now passing down the company to their children. This video tells the story of how Mars Inc was built over 4 generations and how the Mars family became the wealthiest family in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Mars Family 0:43 - Franklin Clarence Mars 3:30 - Forest Mars Sr 7:50 - Forest Jr, John, & Jacqueline 8:55 - Mars Family Today Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3p65We2 https://bit.ly/3aGHRlM https://nyti.ms/3mU3J2v https://bit.ly/3aEBAqD https://bit.ly/30t5SLb Resources: https://pastebin.com/pXTXNz7T

The First Mover Advantage Is Overrated BS

-jhDzM8Vo24 | 15 Oct 2021

The First Mover Advantage Is Overrated BS

The first-mover advantage teaches us that the first player in a market often has a massive advantage thanks to underdeveloped competition and a rapidly growing market. However, I think the first-mover advantage is actually extremely overrated. First of all, the first-mover advantage has little to do with actually being first. To benefit from the first-mover advantage, you have to enter the market when it's growing exponentially and the technology can support the growth. Trying to enter before this will often just make the endeavor even harder, not easier. Similarly, it's very difficult to know when the first-mover advantage is truly over, and in many cases, it never ends due to endless innovation. Finally, people often completely forget about the successor advantage when they get hung up on the first-mover advantage. Successors often have a far greater chance at success and many of the biggest companies in the world today are successors like Google, Facebook, Toyota, Volkswagen, Tesla, and Airbus. This video explains the problems with the first-mover advantage that are usually overlooked and why the first-mover advantage is largely a myth. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The First Mover Advantage 0:58 - The People Who Are Actually First 4:24 - You Don’t Know When It Ends 8:35 - The Successor Advantage 10:08 - The Truth About First Movers Resources: https://pastebin.com/cNgeCqdu

How A Math Professor Humiliated Hedge Fund Managers

35NJCtjF_w8 | 13 Oct 2021

How A Math Professor Humiliated Hedge Fund Managers

I'm sure you've heard the saying that you can't time the market and that time in the market always beats timing the market. And for most people, this is absolutely true and this is why over 90% of day traders lose money. Even pro hedge fund managers who spend their entire lives trying to outplay the market struggle to beat market returns. A math professor named Jim Simons though was not only able to outperform the market for 1 or 2 years, but for 43 years with an average annual return of 66% before fees. Jim Simons was originally a math professor who taught at MIT and Harvard, but he eventually decided to use his understanding of mathematical models to try modeling the market. He didn't instantly succeed, but over several years, Jim and his team were able to develop a system that could consistently outperform the market, and they've been doing it ever since. This video explains the life of Jim Simons and how he built the world's fastest-growing hedge fund: Medallion. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Beating The Market 1:17 - Pursuing Academia 2:51 - Machine Learning 4:50 - Niche Trading 7:19 - Taking Fund Private 9:20 - Legacy Of Medallion Resources & Thumbnail Credits: https://pastebin.com/xStR31rS

How Eike Batista Went From $35 Billion To -$1.2 Billion In 1 Year

0jwjin4blDs | 11 Oct 2021

How Eike Batista Went From $35 Billion To -$1.2 Billion In 1 Year

In late 2012, Eike Batista was one of the richest people in the world with a net worth of $35 billion. Eike was the owner of a conglomerate of mining, trading, and production companies, and Eike was aiming for the $100 billion mark by the end of the decade. He even thought that he was going to be the richest person in the world. But, a sudden twist of events would crush his net worth to -$1.2 billion within a little over a year. In the early 2010s, gold and silver had flash crashes which crumpled the profitability of his various mining companies. To make things worse, his oil production company was barely able to pump out 15,000 barrels a day despite promising 750,000 barrels. This caused investors to flee all of Eike’s companies and soon his liabilities outweighed his assets. This wasn’t the end of the story though, Eike was soon arrested for bribery and insider trading and sentenced to prison for 30 years. Fortunately for Eike, he was able to work out a plea bargain and get out with a hefty fine. Eike says that he’s going to restart his empire and that he will rise to the top once again, but we’ll have to see how things go for Eike. This video explains the story of Eike and how he went from riches to rags. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Meet The Biggest Loser 0:46 - Taste Of Success 2:50 - View From The Top 5:22 - The Slippery Slope 9:05 - Can’t Get Much Worse Right? 9:51 - Resurrection? Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3Bl2hwf Resources: https://pastebin.com/tPFZ5w9T

How Allen Stanford Stole $7.2 Billion (& Got Away With It For 17 Years)

hscizQkeWtQ | 08 Oct 2021

How Allen Stanford Stole $7.2 Billion (& Got Away With It For 17 Years)

We all know about the big fraudsters like the Wolf of Wall Street and Bernie Madoff, but have you ever heard about a man named Allen Stanford. Allen Stanford actually pulled off the second-biggest fraud in history stealing a total of $7.2 billion. He didn't just steal this amount overnight or over a couple of months though, Allen got away with running his Ponzi scheme for a whopping 17 years. At the peak of his fraud, his bank, Stanford International Bank, managed a total of $50 billion and Allen had a personal net worth of $2.2 billion. He was eventually caught during the 2008 financial crisis as the FBI and SEC cracked down on financial institutions, and Allen's partner James Davis spilled the beans. If it wasn't for the great financial recession, Allen's fraud may still be running to this day. This video explains the story of one of the biggest frauds in history and how Allen Stanford was finally caught. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Allen Stanford 1:01 - Legitimate Business 2:53 - Stanford International Bank 5:14 - The High Life 6:46 - The Monumental Collapse 8:38 - The Fallout Thumbnail Credits: Dave Einsel https://bit.ly/3oDek4D Resources: https://pastebin.com/y5M9iCpV

How Ray Dalio Squashed Legacy Wall Street To $150 Billion

iJY0j1nxXSQ | 06 Oct 2021

How Ray Dalio Squashed Legacy Wall Street To $150 Billion

Wall Street is generally viewed as an elitist group of individuals with rich parents and far-reaching connections. And while that is often true, there are many Wall Street moguls that didn't come from such backgrounds. One of these Wall Street legends is Ray Dalio. Ray Dalio was born to a middle-class family in Queens, New York and he worked his way to the top by himself. As a kid, he moved laws and shoveled snow to earn money which he then invested into the stock market at age 12. As he grew older, he learned how to read balance sheets, minimize risk, and go against the herd mentality. Ray says that the key to his success was breaking down the ego barrier and embracing radical transparency. This ensured that he didn't make bad decisions simply because of his arrogance or ego. Today, this has allowed Ray Dalio to build the largest hedge fund in the world Bridgewater Associates who manages a whopping $150 billion. This video explains the story of Ray Dalio and how Ray Dalio built Bridgewater Associates. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Ray Dalio 0:51 - Investing As A Kid 3:31 - Launching Bridgewater Associates 6:43 - Breaking Down The Ego Barrier 8:49 - Radical Transparency 10:09 - Calling The Top Thumbnail Credits: https://tcrn.ch/3A7fR4Y https://bit.ly/2ZSMIhj Resources: https://pastebin.com/VtEmTpyB

Meet The $122 Billion Shadow Family

0AvAG0w3JD4 | 04 Oct 2021

Meet The $122 Billion Shadow Family

You may have heard about the Koch brothers here and there for their political lobbying efforts and their strong conservative views regarding social security, minimum wage, and taxes. But, who exactly is the Koch family and how did they even make their money. Today, the richest Koch heirs are worth a combined $120 billion which makes them the richest private business owners in the world. It all started with Fred Koch back in 1900. Fred Koch was an intelligent engineer who figured a clever way for small oil refineries to produce oil products at competitive prices to industry giants. At first, this got him a lot of negative attention from the big players and Fred had to grow his business internationally first. But eventually, Fred was able to bring his business back to America and grow Koch Industries into a thriving business. He left his business to his four children and it didn’t take long for them to start fighting about the future of the company. This led to one of the biggest family feuds and fallouts in history which permanently split the family into two. Today, the two brothers that have retained control of the company include David and Charles Koch. Bill and Fred Jr. Koch no longer own parts of the family business, but they’re also doing quite well. This video explains the story of the Koch family and how the Koch family became the world’s richest private family business. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Koch Family 0:41 - Crushed By Litigation 2:39 - Working With Stalin & Germany 4:28 - Finding A Heir 6:50 - The Fallout 9:08 - The Aftermath Thumbnail Credits: Hans https://bit.ly/3AXnvjC https://bit.ly/3uuRVHp Resources: https://pastebin.com/xRMmTBry

Why Siri's Founders Ditched Apple

pBMZunCsh58 | 01 Oct 2021

Why Siri's Founders Ditched Apple

Siri is one of the most popular virtual assistants in the world given that it came packaged in with the billions of products Apple sold over the past decade. Steve Jobs cleverly identified the massive potential of Siri very early on and bought the company for $200 million in 2010. After the acquisition, Siri become an integral part of Apple, but not exactly in the way that the founders had hoped. Apple turned Siri into more of a search device as opposed to a conversational voice assistant. One by one, the founders of Siri left Apple and two of them actually founded another voice assistant company called Viv Labs. A couple of years later in 2016, Dag and Adam actually succeeded in selling Viv Labs to Samsung for $215 million. So, Dag and Adam are ironically the people behind both Siri and Bixby. In the meantime, Tom stuck around at Apple up until 2018, but he eventually left the company as well. Today, Dag, Adam, and Tom are more or less living the retirement life focusing on relation and fulfillment. This video explains the story of Siri and what happened to Siri's founders after Apple bought Siri. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Siri’s Founders 0:40 - Tom Gruber 5:08 - Adam Cheyer 8:10 - Dag Kittlaus Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3zML5y4 https://bit.ly/3ihsp3M https://bit.ly/3kYy40p Resources: https://pastebin.com/Wtimm7gR

Why The Police Won't Be Using Teslas Anytime Soon

N3T--iX8hYY | 29 Sep 2021

Why The Police Won't Be Using Teslas Anytime Soon

Over the past few years, Teslas have become some of the most desirable vehicles as they’re not only futuristic and modern, but they’re also within a decently affordable price range. Despite this, it doesn’t seem like the American police will be adopting Teslas for use in their fleets anytime soon. For decades, the American police have stuck to Ford, Chevrolet, and Doge in an effort to support legacy American automakers. Tesla is also an American automaker, so the police could buy Tesla vehicles for use; however, there are a variety of factors preventing most from doing so. For example, Tesla doesn’t currently offer a police package which means that police departments have to mod Teslas themselves to fit their needs. Aside from this, Tesla has a reputation for being a luxury purchase, and much of society doesn’t like police departments splurging on “luxury” vehicles despite the long-term cost benefits. This video explains the obstacles preventing the police from embracing Tesla on a large scale and why the police won’t be using Teslas anytime soon. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - National Police Cars 0:53 - Lack Of Customization 3:16 - Scale 3:58 - Price 6:31 - Social Backlash 8:43 - Bureaucracy Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3ifi0W6 Resources: https://pastebin.com/tUWna88y

Jack Ma's Companies Just Lost $780 Billion In 11 Months

dgNtCaHXmgQ | 27 Sep 2021

Jack Ma's Companies Just Lost $780 Billion In 11 Months

Jack Ma is the charismatic billionaire founder of Alibaba and the Ant Group. Jack Ma is part of a small group of individuals who have been able to create companies with a total market cap of over $1 trillion. Even industry leaders like Elon Musk have yet to reach this milestone. But, over the past year, Alibaba and the Ant Group have gotten crushed by the CCP through strict regulation, unfavorable policies, and bans. The Americans have also threatened Chinese companies with delisting which has only fueled the downward spiral even further. All of these factors have caused Jack's companies' stocks to get annihilated with his companies being down well over 50% since the peak. The CCP is looking to make Jack Ma an example as to what will happen if anyone oversteps their bounds and opposed the CCP. This video explains the downfall of Jack ma and what happened to Jack Ma. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Jack’s Companies Lost $780 Billion 0:45 - Stepping Out Of Place 2:35 - Crushing The Ant Group 4:57 - Demolishing Jack’s Other Assets 6:32 - American Crackdown 7:56 - Final Takedown Thumbnail Credits: Bobby Yip https://bit.ly/2XG3wY2 https://bbc.in/3kAQQdT Resources: https://pastebin.com/grhqZysn

You're Not A Genius For Pirating Software

TPLR9c3IWlI | 24 Sep 2021

You're Not A Genius For Pirating Software

Have you ever pirated a piece of software and thought to yourself, wow that was actually super easy to do. There's no question that piracy is immoral and a crime; however, it would also be naive to think that companies aren't aware of pirates trying to get their software for free. It's actually quite easy for companies to shut down piracy pretty effectively through the use of servers, tamper-proofing, and encryption. Many companies use all of these tactics and that's why it's basically impossible to pirate software like the Bloomberg Terminal or Blackrock's Aladdin. When it comes to consumer software though, companies like Microsoft and Adobe turn a blind eye to piracy. As Bill Gates said, if someone is going to steal software, companies prefer that it's their software. This way, companies can grow their market share suppress competition. At the same time, many of these pirates may eventually become paying customers. This video explains how companies handle piracy and why many companies make it quite easy to pirate their software. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Truth About Piracy 0:46 - Making Software Unpiratable 3:12 - Low-Cost Investment 7:04 - Market Share 8:45 - Alternate Modes Of Monetization 9:18 - Truth About Piracy Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3EBkSpX Resources: https://pastebin.com/BGPi3m8T

How Lisa Su Became The #1 Paid Woman In The World

-zpvnxbILvM | 22 Sep 2021

How Lisa Su Became The #1 Paid Woman In The World

Amongst the biggest tech CEOs in the world, women aren’t particularly common. There are only 41 women CEO in the fortune 500, and the number becomes even smaller when you take a look at tech CEOs. One leader who shatters this cliche is Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD. Since Lisa took over as AMD CEO, she has skyrocketed the company from the brink of bankruptcy to dethroning Intel in the desktop CPU market. AMD stock has consequently exploded 3700% and Lisa Su is now handsomely rewarded for her work earning a cool $59 million per year. This massive compensation makes Lisa Su the highest-paid non-founder female executive in the world. This video explains the story of Lisa Su, how Lisa became the CEO of AMD, and how she revived AMD. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Lisa Su 0:50 - Stellar Education 2:27 - Pre AMD 5:01 - Becoming AMD CEO 5:57 - Cutting The Losers 7:04 - Ditching Tick-Tock Model 8:06 - Nobrainer Value 9:35 - Exploiting Complacency 10:19 - Secret To Lisa’s Success Thumbnail Credit; Paul Sakuma Photography https://bit.ly/3ztlrhy Resources: https://pastebin.com/WprFKqWd

How Saudi Arabia Bought A $2 Trillion Company

7Dcx8Uln-Rk | 20 Sep 2021

How Saudi Arabia Bought A $2 Trillion Company

Saudi Arabia is known for its extreme levels of wealth thanks to its rich oil reserves. But did you that Saudi Arabia was so wealthy that they managed to buy a $2 trillion oil company from American giants? It all started in the early 1900s when the automobile industry experienced its first boom. American oil giants started their global search for oil and Saudi Arabia, who was desperate for any sort of revenue they could get at the time, let the Americans search for oil in Saudi Arabia. The Americans searched for years but found no oil. Just as they were about to quit though, they struck gold. Over the next few decades, Saudi Arabia worked with the Americans for royalty and profit-sharing deals. It wasn’t until the 1970s and a misunderstanding over the Yom Kippur war that Saudi Arabia started to build up a stake in Aramco. Within just 6 years, the Saudi government bought out the entire company, and they have been enjoying the full financial benefits ever since. As the world moves to renewable energy though, the future of Saudi Arabia has become more uncertain. The prince of Saudi Arabia has chosen to diversify the country’s revenue sources and take Saudi Aramco public which gave the company a valuation of $2 trillion. This video explains the story of Saudi Aramco and how Saudi Arabia ended up buying a $2 trillion company. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Saudi Aramco 0:46 - The Search For Oil 3:20 - Entering The Oil Industry 5:46 - OPEC 7:28 - Taking Control 9:02 - Fighting The Dependence On Oil Thumbnail Credit: https://nyti.ms/2YScHVF Resources: https://pastebin.com/Bv6EdZGx

What Happened To Apple's Secret Co-Founder?

qh-ay9TKZAI | 17 Sep 2021

What Happened To Apple's Secret Co-Founder?

Apple is the largest company in the world standing at a valuation of $2.4 trillion. Even a 1% stake in this behemoth would equate to a whopping $24 billion. A man named Ronald Wayne had a 10% stake in the company which would now be worth $240 billion; however, Ronald sold his stake for just $800 in the 1970s. Not only did Ronald Wayne have a 10% stake in the company, but he was also a co-founder of Apple. Generally, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak are credited as being the founders of Apple, but there was actually a third founder Ronald Wayne. Ronald illustrated the original Apple logo, drafted the partnership agreement, and wrote the Apple I manual. Yet, no one really knows about Ronald because he left the company just 12 days after founding it due to financial concerns. This video explains the story of Apple's unknown third co-founder and what happened to Apple's unknown third co-founder. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Apple’s Unknown Co-Founder 0:41 - Pre-Apple 2:20 - Founding Apple 3:40 - Leaving Apple 6:18 - Post Apple 7:37 - Did Ronald Regret Leaving Apple 8:33 - What If Ronald Didn’t Sell His Stake Thumbnail Credit: https://cnb.cx/3tJE9QW Resources: https://pastebin.com/AELz70jF

How Shantanu Narayen Became The Most Approved CEO In The World

gS71Iqt8_5Y | 15 Sep 2021

How Shantanu Narayen Became The Most Approved CEO In The World

People often associate CEOs with harsh and unempathetic individuals who are only concerned with efficiency and output. It doesn't help that many of the most popular CEOs in the world have been some of the most unpleasant CEOs to work for. However, not all CEOs are unempathetic and despised by their employees. In fact, many CEOs are cherished by their employees. The most approved CEO in the world according to employees is Shantanu Narayen who boasts an approval rating of 99%. Shantanu Narayen became the CEO of Adobe in 2007, and since then, he has not only grown Adobe exponentially, but he has embraced a supportive and collaborative work culture which has won Adobe a plethora of different awards. Today, Adobe is ranked as having the second-best work culture in the world only beaten out by Google. This video explains the story of Shantanu Narayen, and how he became the CEO of Adobe and the most approved CEO in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The CEO Of The People 1:14 - Pre-Adobe 3:44 - Road To CEO 4:48 - Subscription Business 6:15 - Addressing Pirating 7:49 - The Secret Behind Shantanu’s Leadership Thumbnail Credit: https://cnb.cx/2XilteK https://bit.ly/3tSNeal Resources: https://pastebin.com/1RiGfZj0

How Jay Walker Went From $0 To $1 Billion In 1 Year

va_rTyVNn2w | 13 Sep 2021

How Jay Walker Went From $0 To $1 Billion In 1 Year

Only a few thousand people in the entire world have managed to accumulate over $1 billion in net worth. Usually, it takes billionaires their entire lives to reach the 10 figure mark with the average billionaire being 66 years old. However, there are some outliers who were able to make it big very quickly. Some examples include billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg. One individual named Jay Walker, however, outshines all of these business magnates as he made his first billion within just 12 months. Jay Walker is the creator of Priceline, and he took the company public at the peak of the dot-com bubble which allowed him to amass several billion dollars within just a few years. Unforutanly, after the dot-com bubble crashed, Priceline stock crashed and Jay's wealth plummeted to $333 million. Priceline did eventually recover, and the company is worth $95 billion today, but since Jay sold his stake after the dot-com bubble, Jay never became a billionaire again. Nonetheless, Jay was the fastest person in history to reach $1 billion. This video explains the story of Jay Walker and Priceline and how Jay Walker became the fastest billionaire in history. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Jay Walker 0:46 - Child Endeavors 2:10 - Failed Adult Endeavors 4:52 - The $1 Billion Business 7:14 - The Spectacular Fall 8:29 - Priceline Today 9:23 - Jay Walker Today Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/2VtyQbz https://bit.ly/3BVYuoT Resources: https://pastebin.com/q9uTa9WS

What Happened To Instagram's Founders?

A49gZpZTju4 | 10 Sep 2021

What Happened To Instagram's Founders?

Instagram is one of the largest social media companies in the world estimated to be worth roughly $100 billion. Mark Zuckerberg cleverly identified the potential of Instagram very early on and picked up the company for $1 billion in 2012. After the acquisition, Instagram continued to operate as an independent company with Mike Krieger serving as the CTO and Kevin Systrom serving as the CEO. However, in 2018, both Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom quit Instagram and Facebook over tensions with Mark. Mark took away many of the supports Facebook initially gave Instagram, and Mark started testing features that Kevin and Mike were against like location tracking. Since they left Instagram, Kevin and Mike launched rt.live, but this website eventually shut down. This video explains what happened to Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger since they left Instagram and what they're working on today. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Acquiring Instagram 0:42 - Mike Krieger 3:16 - Kevin Systrom 6:44 - Tensions With Mark Zuckerberg 8:55 - Post-Instagram Thumbnail: https://bit.ly/3DXjM7x Resources: https://pastebin.com/k32ZXnUR

How Satya Nadella Became The CEO Of Microsoft

oke8jo9h9G8 | 08 Sep 2021

How Satya Nadella Became The CEO Of Microsoft

In 2014, Satya Nadella became the new CEO of Microsoft as Steve Ballmer retired. Steve Ballmer had led Microsoft for 14 years, but his leadership was rather controversial due to a lack of stock growth during his tenure. As a result, Satya was tasked with turning around the software giant and making Microsoft thrive in the new mobile era. Satya started off by embracing the competition and working with the competition as opposed to trying to take the competition down. For example, he released Microsoft products on iOS and Android, and he supported the use of Linux on Azure. Aside from embracing the competition, Satya scaled back Microsoft's focus on Windows. This allowed him to divert these resources into emerging opportunities like cloud computing and lightweight laptops. All of these changes have resulted in Microsoft stock growing over 700% since Satya became CEO. This video explains the story of Satya Nadella and how Satya Nadella became the CEO of Microsoft and turned around the company. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Satya Nadella 0:34 - Joining Microsoft 2:10 - Becoming An Executive 3:10 - Challenges At Home 5:23 - Becoming CEO 6:30 - Embracing Competition 7:30 - Scaling Back On Windows 8:34 - Following Opportunity 9:54 - A Lesson From Satya Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3tpXbvp https://bit.ly/3jPYbWz Resources: https://pastebin.com/17eDxTeQ

Meet The World's First 9 To 5 Billionaire

pyEGXqsZ1f0 | 06 Sep 2021

Meet The World's First 9 To 5 Billionaire

Usually, when we think of billionaires, we think of business owners, hedge fund managers, and leading creatives. Despite the specific venture, billionaires almost always made their wealth through some sort of individual venture. A few dozen billionaires, however, have been able to become billionaires through employment. Roberto Goizueta, the former CEO of Coca-Cola, was the first to accomplish this feat. During Roberto's stint at Coca-Cola, Roberto introduced a variety of new drinks from Diet Coke and Cherry Coke to the infamous New Coke. Aside from new drinks, Roberto also emphasized investing in the business through vertical integration and aggressive marketing efforts. Roberto succeeded in growing Coca-Cola from being an American business that had international operations to an international business that was simply based in America. This video explains the life and rise of Roberto Goizueta and how he became the world's first employee billionaire. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Roberto Goizueta 0:41 - Joining Coca Cola 2:18 - Starting Over 3:52 - Becoming CEO 7:02 - New Drinks 7:49 - Aggressive Marketing 8:35 - Strategic Investments 9:31 - Untimely End Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3zFw5CW Resources: https://pastebin.com/cxzJX1fp

What Happened To YouTube's Founders?

-5_EJjfCpko | 03 Sep 2021

What Happened To YouTube's Founders?

YouTube has grown to be the largest video-sharing platform in the world by far, and today YouTube is basically synonymous with Google. However, Google didn't actually create Youtube; Google actually bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in 2006. The three founders of YouTube are Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, and Steve Chen. So, what happened to the founders of YouTube? Well, Jawed Karim continued his education after cashing out from YouTube and created an incubator company called YVentures. Meanwhile, Chad Hurley served as YouTube's CEO after the acquisition up until 2010. At this point, he also started an incubator company called AVOS systems. Finally, Steve Chen served as CTO of YouTube after the acquisition before joining Chad at AVOS systems. This video explains what happened to YouTube's founders and where Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, and Steve Chen are today. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - YouTube’s Founders 0:38 - Jawed Karim 4:04 - Chad Hurley 7:33 - Steve Chen 10:33 - YouTube’s Founders Today Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3jyRR5w Resources: https://pastebin.com/dh4dsbr5

How Sundar Pichai Became The #1 Paid Employee In The World

1VAP62Q87E0 | 01 Sep 2021

How Sundar Pichai Became The #1 Paid Employee In The World

Sundar Pichai earned a whopping $281 million in 2019 as CEO of Alphabet, the holding company of Google. This makes him the highest-paid nonfounder executive in the world. Sundar didn't start with high-level connections, loads of money, or a powerful background. Sundar was born in a regular middle-class household in Chennai, India. One factor that was going for him was his high intellect which allowed him to earn a spot at the Indian Institute of Technology followed by Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania. After his education, Sundar joined Google on April 1st, 2004, and he was put in charge of Google Search Toolbar development. He would eventually play a pivotal role in the development of Google Chrome, Google Drive, Chrome OS, and even Android. His significant contributions eventually paid off allowing him to become the CEO of Google and eventually Alphavet. This video explains the story of Sundar Pichai and how Sundar Pichai became the CEO of Google/Alphabet. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Sundar Pichai 0:46 - Road To Google 2:46 - Google Search Toolbar 3:34 - Google Chrome 5:53 - Google Drive 6:42 - Chrome OS 7:33 - Road To CEO 9:15 - Lessons From Sundar Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/2Wyn2pe Resources: https://pastebin.com/GNg4kaLm

The Fatal Flaw With YouTube's Business Model

Cvexod8BSfo | 30 Aug 2021

The Fatal Flaw With YouTube's Business Model

As viewers, we all despise ads on YouTube. In many cases, it just seems like YouTube and creators are just being greedy stuffing in nonskippable ads every minute of the video. But, in reality, YouTube has lost money for the majority of its lifetime due to the massive costs of upkeeping YouTube. Every single minute, 500 hours of content is uploaded onto YouTube. And though the vast majority of this content won't make YouTube any money, YouTube has to spend money on storing and streaming all of these videos. Similarly, every single day, viewers consume over 1 billion hours of content as of 2016. The bandwidth associated with streaming so much content to viewers for no direct cost is ludicrously high. This video takes a look at the craziest YouTube statistics to estimate how much it costs to run YouTube and why YouTube has struggled to pull in a profit for so long. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - YouTube’s Money Problem 0:34 - Youtube’s Business Model 2:00 - Storage Costs 6:47 - Bandwidth Costs 8:38 - Miscellaneous Costs 9:35 - YouTube’s Bottom Line Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3kkH5z6 Resources: https://pastebin.com/31V69dSc

Who Is Logically Answered? - Face Reveal & 100K Subs Q&A

VpPjmhEocec | 27 Aug 2021

Who Is Logically Answered? - Face Reveal & 100K Subs Q&A

In this video, I answer the top questions that you guys want to know about me. This includes questions about my personal life and why I started to YouTube to details about my education and life outside of YouTube. Thank you guys so much for 100K Subs! This is truly a dream come true! Hope you guys enjoy the face reveal and Q&A. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt My brother’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LogicalShri/videos Me playing violin: https://youtu.be/EOtB8PT3lr4 Timestamps: 0:00 - Who Is Logically Answered? 0:10 - How Old Am I? 0:30 - Am I Indian? 0:45 - Can I Do A Face Reveal? 0:53 - Am I Married? 1:04 - What Did I Major In? 1:46 - What Is My Background In Finance? 2:34 - Can I Play The Piano? 2:55 - Why Did I Call The Channel Logically Answered? 3:12 - What Inspired Me To Start YouTube? 4:47 - Which YouTubers Inspire Me? 5:53 - Who Do I Make Informational Content? 6:53 - Am I An Elon Musk Fanboy? 7:39 - How I Come Up With Video Ideas? 8:35 - How Do I Research? 9:21 - Where Do I Get My Video Clips From? 9:39 - How Do I Produce 3 Videos Per Week? 10:44 - Tips For Starting A Channel 11:01 - What Are My Future Plans With YouTube? 11:27 - Do I Own Another Business? 11:56 - Do I Trade Stocks? 12:15 - Where Would I Invest My Money? Music Info: I Walk With Ghosts by Scott Buckley Link: https://youtu.be/HR4drmVZLGI Music Info: Filaments by Scott Buckley Link: https://youtu.be/lR2lMI5Wn-A

Why Are Chinese Stocks Getting Massacred?

gO4LauS9wG4 | 25 Aug 2021

Why Are Chinese Stocks Getting Massacred?

You may have heard that Chinese stocks have been on a downtrend recently, but if you actually look at the charts you'll quickly realize that Chinese stocks are not only on a downtrend but in a bear market. The top Chinese companies including Alibaba, Tencent, and JD.com are all down 40 to 50%. In fact, the Nasdaq Golden Dragon China Index itself is down over 50%. But why are Chinese stocks tumbling off a cliff while the US stock market keeps making all-time highs every week? Well, the first reason is that both the US and China have been increasing the regulation in regards to top Chinese tech companies. The US is looking to ensure the integrity of financial statements put out by Chinese companies while the CCP is looking to take back control over Chinese companies. On top of this, China has also been tightening its monetary policy since the beginning of the year and it looks like this triggered smart money to start offloading their positions. This video explains the top reasons Chinese stocks are crashing and when the selling could stop. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Chinese Stocks 1:07 - Tightening American Regulation 3:15 - Tightening Chinese Regulation 6:25 - Tightening Economic Policy 7:10 - Extreme Valuations 8:17 - Market Manipulation Resources: https://pastebin.com/HqEBaY3H

Why Dell Couldn't Survive Without Michael

rQ_ywcw-KHE | 23 Aug 2021

Why Dell Couldn't Survive Without Michael

Dell is one of the largest PC and laptop manufacturers in the world. Dell stands at a massive $73 billion valuation today giving Michael Dell a net worth of $50 billion. It seems like Dell's dominance won't be fading away anytime soon, but just a decade ago, Dell was on the brink of collapse. In 2013, Michael Dell took Dell private as investors fled away from the stock, and Michael would restructure the company for 5 years as the company bled money quarter after quarter. Luckily for Dell, Michael was able to stage a comeback with the help of EMC. But, this showcases that even the biggest companies in the world can quickly fall from the top. In the late 1990s, Dell was the largest PC manufacturer, and Dell's flawless execution throughout the 1980s and 1990s made it seem like nothing could stop Dell. Yet, somehow, by 2013, Dell was struggling to stay afloat. This video explains the story of Dell and why Dell couldn't survive without Michael Dell. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Dell Rollercoaster 1:33 - Tactic 1: Direct To Consumer 2:11 - Tactic 2: Unbeatable Customizability 3:09 - Tactic 3: Embracing The Internet 5:09 - Tactic 4: Untapped Markets 5:55 - Signs Of Hubris 8:19 - Endless Fall 10:50 - A Lesson About Complacency Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3DaKvxd https://bit.ly/3k2IgTI https://bit.ly/3meioqz https://bit.ly/3CZPFfa Resources: https://pastebin.com/ebxrzXhd

Uncovering North Korea's Elusive Space Agency

88OLUDKxYac | 20 Aug 2021

Uncovering North Korea's Elusive Space Agency

The media has been covering North Korea's rocket and missile development for years, and presidents have been consistently trying to get North Korea to denuclearize. But, we hear very little about North Korea's space effort. North Korea actually entered the space race rather late as they didn't construct their first launch base till the 1980s. In terms of rockets, North Korea has developed and tested two which include the Taepodong rocket and the Unha rocket. On each of these rockets, North Korea launched a Kwangmyongsong satellite, but only two of these satellites have actually reached orbit with one of them tumbling in orbit. This video covers the entirety of North Korea's history with space research and development and explains whether or not North Korea's space agency, NADA, is actually a threat. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - North Korea’s Space Agency 0:43 - Launch Stations 2:44 - Taepodong Rocket 4:37 - Unha Rocket 7:53 - Kwangmyongsong Satellites 8:29 - Risk Assessment Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3k41Rms https://nyti.ms/3ARP79f Resources: https://pastebin.com/UWQ9dDaX

What Happened To Bill Gates?

hVKeE1gv5VM | 18 Aug 2021

What Happened To Bill Gates?

Bill Gates is widely considered to be one of the most generous billionaires in the world having donated over $45 billion over the past few decades. His contributions have incited massive changes from eradicating various diseases to increasing global vaccination rates. However, more recently, a lot of controversy has risen up surrounding Bill Gates. Critics argue that Bill's contributions are actually not as philanthropic as they may seem as the majority of his donations goes towards research and development. Bill Gates has also been historically quite tight about his intellectual property and there are allegations surrounding potential medical ethics violations. His recent divorce and connections with a man named Jeff haven't made the situation any better for Bill. This video explains the criticism surrounding Bill Gates and explains why people's perspective on Bill Gates has shifted over the past few years. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - What Happened To Bill Gates 1:00 - Philanthropic Controversy 3:58 - Medical Ethics Violation 5:20 - Conspiracy Theories 7:24 - Connection To Jeff 8:32 - Divorce Controversy 9:35 - The Truth About Bill Gates Thumbnail Credits: https://politi.co/3z1GYyM https://bit.ly/2VV8Dm9 Resources: https://pastebin.com/ApKVF5gL

How Steve Jobs Nearly Sold Out Apple For $5 Billion

bfTvfrLnXSE | 16 Aug 2021

How Steve Jobs Nearly Sold Out Apple For $5 Billion

Buying a company like Apple in 2021 is unthinkable given their insane valuation in the trillions. But, in the late 1990s, the situation with Apple was much different. Apple was barely getting by and they were tethering on the brink of collapse. During this dire situation, Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle, would actually propose the idea of buying the entire company together for $5 billion. Though Steve was okay with the idea in the beginning, he soon changed his mind and wanted to save Apple using a more convoluted plan. Larry would agree to follow Steve’s plan, but soon enough, Apple stock would fall even further giving the company a valuation of just $1.82 billion. Larry would offer to buy the company once again, but Steve declined this offer as well. Instead, Steve Jobs would take in an investment from Microsoft to keep Apple afloat. This video explains how Larry Ellison nearly bought Apple for $5 billion and why Steve Jobs refused to take his offers. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Larry’s Offer 0:47 - Steve’s Situation 3:40 - Saving Apple 6:37 - Saving Apple Steve’s Way 8:42 - Deal With The Devil 9:54 - Alternate History Thumbnail: https://bit.ly/3yRYZ2o https://apple.co/3k2eZZg Resources: https://pastebin.com/xsbfVN45

JAXA - The Space Underdog

p6KlDXmtg8w | 13 Aug 2021

JAXA - The Space Underdog

JAXA is one of the most respected space agencies in the world amongst space enthusiasts and scientists. However, the average person isn't very familiar with JAXA as the media doesn't give them too much attention. This is likely because JAXA doesn't conduct crewed missions similar to ESA, but this doesn't mean that JAXA is not advanced by any means. JAXA is a conglomeration of three space agencies called NASDA, ISAS, and NAL which were all founded in the 1950s and 1960s. At first, Japan mainly relied on American rocket designs to build up its launch capability. By the 1990s though, Japan was designing and building its own rockets. And since then, JAXA has completed countless scientific missions relating to the moon, the sun, asteroids, and the earth. This video explains the story of JAXA and showcases why JAXA is the space underdog. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Space Underdog 0:40 - ISAS 4:25 - NASDA 7:29 - JAXA 8:50 - Notable Missions Thumbnail: https://bit.ly/3yDDEcI Resources: https://pastebin.com/zui79b6W

What Happened To Google's Founders?

piF1AzEBSn0 | 11 Aug 2021

What Happened To Google's Founders?

Google is one of the biggest companies in the world with a market capitalization of nearly $2 trillion. However, most people aren't able to name the founders of Google Larry Page and Sergey Brin. This makes as Larry Page and Sergey Brin basically fell off the face of the planet after they stepped down in 2015 from running Google. This is in stark contrast to most tech billionaires who maintain a significant social presence even after stepping down from their respective companies. Since they stepped down, we've only seen a handful of public appearances, and the founders have even relinquished control of the parent company Alphabet in 2019. This video explains what happened to Larry Page and Sergey Brin since they stepped down and what they're working on today. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Larry & Sergey’s Disappearance Act 0:40 - Avoiding The Spotlight 2:38 - Private People 3:40 - Loss Of Control 5:47 - Personal Issues 7:13 - Lost Vision 8:48 - Post-Google Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3Cwi4tf Resources: https://pastebin.com/FuyGmDVi

How Larry Ellison Made $113 Billion With Only 430,000 Customers

XcrYa_KFKqU | 09 Aug 2021

How Larry Ellison Made $113 Billion With Only 430,000 Customers

Oracle is one of the biggest tech companies in the world with a market cap of nearly $250 billion. Though Oracle is a staple within the tech world, most of the public has never heard about Oracle in their life. This isn't too surprising as Oracle's entire customers base is made up of other companies. Since 1977, Oracle has been providing database solutions to not only tech companies but all sorts of companies from retail chains to airlines. In fact, it's pretty difficult to find a company that has never used Oracle throughout its history. Everyone from Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google to Walmart, Netflix, Jet Blue, and Dell have used Oracle. Oracle is also used by universities, governments, and various organizations around the world. This video explains the story of Oracle and how Larry Ellison built up a massive fortune of $113 billion. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Unknown Tech Juggernaut 0:54 - Pre-Oracle 2:53 - Founding Oracle 5:05 - Decade Of Stagnation 7:35 - Oracle’s Unstoppable Rise 9:16 - Post-Oracle Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3AswCbx Resources: https://pastebin.com/SS7DfC5d

Why Elon Musk Refuses To Go To Space

vR-swC39L4w | 06 Aug 2021

Why Elon Musk Refuses To Go To Space

Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos recently made history by traveling to space last month. Their journeys have kicked off an era of space tourism. However, both men have received significant criticism regarding the maximum height of their flights as they both barely reached space. Elon Musk could easily reach orbit and complete a more substantial space trip right now, but he has thus far refused to do so. Some of the reasons for his hesitance are the fates of Tesla and SpaceX if he dies, the fact that SpaceX doesn't need to prove their reliability, and the fact that SpaceX doesn't need to complete marketing-oriented trips. This video explains the top reasons that have prevented Elon from venturing out into space, and when Elon Musk may finally go to space. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Elon’s Refusal 1:12 - Consequences Of Death 2:35 - Catching Up 4:22 - Marketing 7:02 - Time Commitment 7:45 - Saving The Trip Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/2WPRniB https://bit.ly/3rTiMLX Resources: https://pastebin.com/hHX89dV8

BlackRock | The $9.5 Trillion Shadow Bank

H4MzHYhDb6Y | 04 Aug 2021

BlackRock | The $9.5 Trillion Shadow Bank

JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citi Group are some of the first banks that come to mind when we think of the largest financial institutions in the world. However, all of these banks are dwarfed in size by the largest shadow banks in the world. One of these shadow banks is BlackRock who currently manages an eye-popping $9.5 trillion. To put that into perspective, the market caps of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon combined is only $6.85 trillion. The GDP of the US itself is only $21.43 trillion or a little of twice BlackRock's assets under management. What's even more surprising is that, unlike their financial competitors, BlackRock is extremely young. BlackRock is not even 35 years old having been founded in 1988 or 12 years after Apple and 189 years after Chase. This video explains the story of BlackRock and how they were able to rapidly grow to nearly $10 trillion in assets under management. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - $9.5 Trillion Shadow Bank 0:55 - Founding BlackRock 2:26 - Building Momentum 4:35 - Establishing Reputation 6:12 - Crushing 2008 8:27 - Dominant Legacy 9:33 - The $9.5 Trillion Portfolio Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3A4RPYH Resources: https://pastebin.com/Bs6JkPz3

What Happened To Jack Dorsey?

884h994FLEc | 02 Aug 2021

What Happened To Jack Dorsey?

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter and Square has been one of the most controversial CEOs in the world. But something that has caught people’s eye even more than his debatable business choices is his sudden transition in appearance. Between 2019 and 2021, it seems like Jack has aged 10 to 15 years, and given all of the stress Jack has been experiencing at Twitter, this isn’t too surprising. However, there seems to be more going on than what meets the eye. Jack Dorsey has always been a quirky guy, but he has been forced to mold to the societal norms of a tech CEO over the past 15 years. Now that he’s more established though, Jack seems much more willing to push the boundaries and truly be himself. Aside from this, Jack’s odd lifestyle habits may also have a role in his sudden transformation. This video explains the various factors influencing Jack’s appearance change and what may be going on with Jack Dorsey mentally. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Jack’s Transformation 0:31 - Pre Twitter 3:09 - Dissociative Rise 6:34 - Weird Lifestyle 7:20 - Forced To Conform 8:06 - Unfathomable Stress 9:21 - Internal Guilt Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/378BSEk https://yhoo.it/37a201Q https://bit.ly/3zICrRq Resources: https://pastebin.com/WfdMdHsV

Exactly How Elon Musk Will Colonize Mars (Detailed Outline)

80OMQhScT9Y | 30 Jul 2021

Exactly How Elon Musk Will Colonize Mars (Detailed Outline)

Elon Musk has been talking about his vision to colonize Mars and make humans a multi-planetary species for decades at this point. And, SpaceX has been making rapid progress with Starship at Boca Chica, but how exactly does Elon Musk plan to go from an impressive rocket to colonizing Mars? Starting off, SpaceX plans to use Starship to complete a cargo mission to Mars in 2024 followed by a crewed mission to Mars in 2026. After SpaceX successfully sends astronauts to Mars for the first time, Elon plans to start building up Mars Base Alpha which will provide critical life support and sustainability on Mars. Once a sustainable form of life is established on Mars, SpaceX plans to leverage entrepreneurship to build a city on Mars. This video goes through Elon Musk's 16-page paper called "Making Humans A Multi-Planetary Species" and explains exactly how Elon Musk plans to colonize Mars. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Elon’s Master Plan 1:25 - Keys For Mars 3:47 - Phase I 7:31 - Phase II 9:18 - Phase III Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3i7ZFuh Resources: https://pastebin.com/L6XRY6a9

Wait A Minute...Hedge Funds Suck At Making Money

nJ6ANpVFLDw | 28 Jul 2021

Wait A Minute...Hedge Funds Suck At Making Money

Amongst the general public, hedge funds are seen as the ultimate investing tool that's only accessible to the ultra-wealthy. Given hedge funds' lofty investment requirements and the massive amount of time financial professionals devote to hedge funds, it's not surprising that hedge funds are held in such high regard. What is surprising, however, is the fact that hedge funds don't actually produce very good returns. In fact, over the past ten years, hedge funds on average didn't beat the S&P 500 even a single year. There are a variety of factors limiting the overall returns of hedge funds including hedging, fees, and diversification. But then why do the rich and institutions continue to invest in hedge funds. Well, the main reason many continue to invest in hedge funds is that hedge funds are much better at capital preservation. While hedge funds don't rise as much as the market during bull markets, they also don't fall as much during bear markets. This video explains the various factors that reduce the overall returns generated by hedge funds and why billionaires continue to pour money into hedge funds nonetheless. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Reality Of Hedge Funds 2:11 - Hedging 3:36 - Massive Fees 5:13 - Diversification 6:21 - True Returns Of Hedge Funds 7:36 - Purpose Of Hedge Funds 9:28 - Hedge Funds vs Index Funds Thumbnail Credit: https://tcrn.ch/3rD1ToT https://bit.ly/3zPSjC1 Resources: https://pastebin.com/XY1GCkTU

How Michael Bloomberg Made $59 Billion With Only 325,000 Customers

Rr2kI6jNjRs | 26 Jul 2021

How Michael Bloomberg Made $59 Billion With Only 325,000 Customers

Usually, when we think of decabillionaires, we think of founders of companies who serve hundreds of millions of customers if not billions of customers around the world. In most cases, a large audience is required to accumulate such extreme amounts of wealth. Michael Bloomberg, however, has grown a net worth of $59 billion with only 325,000 annual customers. The key to Bloomberg's small customers base is large amounts of revenue and profit from each customer. Bloomberg charges $2000 per month to get access to his financial service, the Bloomberg Terminal. With 325,000 customers paying $2000 per month, Bloomberg is able to bring in $7.8 billion in revenue per year. This video explains how Michael Bloomberg was able to grow such a high-value customer base and why banks and wall street pay Bloomberg so much. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Bloomberg’s Cash Cow 1:12 - Intro To Wall Street 4:20 - Innovative Market Systems 6:36 - Rise Of Bloomberg LP 8:16 - Conquering The Market Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3rqqSvo Resources: https://pastebin.com/9NiqA0KF

Why Billionaires Worship Swiss Banks

QisCwBYIeLE | 23 Jul 2021

Why Billionaires Worship Swiss Banks

Over the past few hundred years, Swiss banks have become notorious for assisting rich individuals in tax evasion money laundering schemes, or at least that's what Hollywood would have us believe. In reality though, it's extremely difficult to commit such activities through Swiss banks. Swiss banks utilize large amounts of screening to ensure that your money was indeed made through legitimate sources. Furthermore, the Swiss have become more and more cooperative with foreign authorities over the past several years. Despite this though, Swiss banks remain irresistible for billionaires around the world. One of the top reasons for this attraction is a lack of inflation. As the Federal Reserve and the European Central bank print trillions of dollars every year, Switzerland pays extremely close attention to their monetary policy. They maintain near-zero inflation rates and this is extremely evident in the historical currency exchange rates. This video explains the various pros and cons of Swiss banks and why the rich really love Swiss banking. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Swiss Banking 0:30 - The Legacy Of Swiss Banks 2:57 - Tax Haven 4:31 - Truth About Swiss Banks 6:35 - Unbeatable Neutrality 7:35 - Escaping Inflation 9:32 - Unparalleled Peace Of Mind Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/2TpbvXt https://bit.ly/3eGjkzC Resources: https://pastebin.com/n3wbb2r9

Meet The Richest African In The World

0uf4D__mZOs | 21 Jul 2021

Meet The Richest African In The World

Africa is known for being one of the poorest continents in the world. From extreme poverty to lagging development, it's no question that most Africans have a pretty difficult life. However, there are several billionaires in Africa who have defied the odds and built up massive fortunes that even rival western billionaires. One of these billionaires is Aliko Dangote who is not only worth $11.8 billion but also is the richest person in Africa. Aliko didn't start out from scratch though; his family's wealth first originated from Aliko's great grandfather who was Alhassan Dantata. Alhassan Dantata is truly a rags to riches story as he was raised by a slave woman and had to beg for food as a child. However, by the time he passed away, Alhassan had grown to be the richest person in West Africa. His lineage has slowly built upon his success which has allowed Aliko to build massive sugar refineries, cement factories, and potentially even oil refineries. This video explains the stories of Alhassan Dantata and Aliko Dangote and how Aliko Dangote became the richest person in Africa. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The State Of Africa 0:33 - Alhassan Dantata 2:47 - Breaking Out Of Poverty 4:58 - Generational Wealth 6:14 - Aliko Dangote 7:55 - Billion-Dollar Empire 9:31 - Advancing Nigeria Thumbnail Credit: https://bloom.bg/3kC4lKF Resources: https://pastebin.com/3gvUZWVp

Why Building A Space Plane Is Nearly Impossible (Physics Explanation)

ugDAgCHtNe8 | 19 Jul 2021

Why Building A Space Plane Is Nearly Impossible (Physics Explanation)

Every Sci-Fi movie shows our heroes traveling in futuristic planes straight into space. Not only is this a dream of space enthusiasts around the world but also rocket scientists who can actually make it possible. However, building a space plane is way harder than building a traditional rocket due to a variety of reasons. First of all, planes rely on the atmosphere to generate lift and their jet engines rely on oxygen to perform combustion. Given that space doesn't have either of these, scientists have to modify planes quite heavily to have them successfully operate in a vacuum. Aside from the atmosphere problem, space planes undergo extreme heat during various portions of their flight. Thermal issues proved to be one of the biggest shortfalls of the Space Shuttle, and this is still the case today. This video explains the various physical limitations of flying a plane into space and why building a space plane is nearly impossible. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Space Planes 0:55 - Lack Of Lift 3:46 - Rocket Engines vs Jet Engines 5:09 - The Problem With Rocket Planes 8:42 - North American X-30 & X-43 9:36 - The Truth About Space Planes Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3emMGms Resources: https://pastebin.com/1xzwwr5w

The Boring Company Is Dead...

7EV1z7z_P2Q | 16 Jul 2021

The Boring Company Is Dead...

In 2016, Elon Musk founded The Boring Company with a grand vision of building an intricate underground highway system to relieve soul-crushing traffic. The argument for building the system underground was that our buildings are 3D, so our transportation system should also be 3D. Though The Boring Company came out with cool novelty products like the flame thrower, we haven't seen too much progress from the company since the beginning. Their first public operational tunnel, the Las Vegas Convention Center loop, was finally opened in June of 2021, but this ended up just being Tesla's driving through tunnels as opposed to a futuristic highway system. At the same time, The Boring Company removed the DC Baltimore Loop and the LA Dugout Loop from the website which has prompted a lot of speculation as to whether these projects are canceled. This video explains the various strengths and weaknesses of the Boring Company to determine whether or not the company has a future. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Underwhelming Results 1:04 - Transportation Volume 2:41 - High Speeds 4:20 - Cost-Efficient Construction 6:30 - Ticket Price 7:30 - Elon’s Silent Concession Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/2U2Bjcv https://bit.ly/2Ubem6P Resources: https://pastebin.com/VjYuFTKB

How Steve Ballmer Made $100 Billion Working A 9 To 5

hrmtHIf-HD0 | 14 Jul 2021

How Steve Ballmer Made $100 Billion Working A 9 To 5

Generally, when we think of the richest billionaires in the world, we think of the founders of the top tech companies in the world. However, Steve Ballmer just surpassed a net worth of $100 billion meaning that he is part of the top ten richest people in the world. But, he didn’t found a massive company like Jeff Bezos nor was he an investing genius like Warren Buffett. In fact, Steve Ballmer worked a 9 to 5 throughout his entire career. He did eventually work his way up to Microsoft CEO, but this is not where he even ended up making the vast majority of his money. The vast majority of Steve’s wealth comes from a 4% stake in Microsoft that he earned way back in the early 1980s. Given that Microsoft is worth over $2 trillion today, it’s not surprising that Steve is worth over $100 billion. This video explains Steve Ballmer’s career at Microsoft and how he was able to make $100 billion working a 9 to 5 his entire life. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - 9 To 5 Centibillionaire 0:45 - Pre-Microsoft 3:25 - Climbing The Corporate Ladder 6:52 - Microsoft CEO 10:07 - Post-Microsoft Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/36uGYKW https://bit.ly/3wwT6FO https://bit.ly/3kdMvgV Resources: https://pastebin.com/3RqGVkhQ

Don't Underestimate Ford...

kSwLn9f-a5U | 12 Jul 2021

Don't Underestimate Ford...

Ford is the og American automotive manufacturer that popularized the use of motorized vehicles for day to day transport. Ford's revolutionary manufacturing process, the assembly line, allowed them to offer cars at never before seen prices. But despite being the original in the space, Ford lost their lead to GM throughout the 1920s, and eventually, both Ford and GM lost their lead to foreign automakers such as Toyota and Honda. Since the turn of the century, Ford's position has only further deteriorated as the company racked up massive debt while producing little to no growth over the past few decades. Despite this slow but consistent decline, Ford has actually never gone bankrupt and their executive team is determined to keep that the case. Over the past couple of years, Ford has gone all-in on electric and autonomous vehicles, and this has allowed them to closely follow behind Tesla. With the launch of the Mustang Mach E and the upcoming Ford F150 Lightning, Ford may actually be able to turn things around within the next decade and surprise many. This video explains the various advantages Ford has within the transition to EVs and why Ford may be able to break out of decades of stagnation. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The EV Underdog 0:34 - Already At Market 2:40 - Extremely Competitive 5:14 - Unbelievable Brand Loyalty 7:01 - Scalability 7:51 - Fighting For Survival 9:24 - Don’t Underestimate Ford Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3wvOXlf Resources: https://pastebin.com/ygTW5vYZ

Meet The New CEO Of Amazon

UGD6lkl6NvI | 09 Jul 2021

Meet The New CEO Of Amazon

At the start of the year, Jeff Bezos announced that he would be stepping down from being Amazon’s CEO in order to focus on his other businesses. Jeff Bezos planned on handing the company to Andy Jassy beginning in the second quarter of 2021, and here we are with Andy Jassy being the CEO of Amazon today. But who even is Andy Jassy and why did Jeff Bezos choose Andy Jassy to be his successor. Well, Andy Jassy joined Amazon way back in 1997 and took a variety of different roles at the company throughout the first couple of years. By far his greatest contribution, however, was running and growing AWS into the leading cloud infrastructure provider on the market. AWS has been Amazon’s cash cow over the past decade and is the primary reason that Amazon was able to invest so heavily into their retail business. Considering Andy’s massive role within the growth of Amazon, it’s not surprising that he was Jeff Bezos’ top choice. This video explains the life of Andy Jassy and how he grew AWS and subsequently Amazon. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Who Is Andy Jassy? 1:37 - Tumultuous Times 4:34 - Starting AWS 6:18 - Rapid Expansion 8:36 - Solidifying Dominance 10:04 - Who Is Andy Jassy? Thumbnail Credit: https://cnn.it/3yBKeAd Resources: https://pastebin.com/vNEXkMb6

Why SLS Will Be NASA's Last Rocket

39j0qJJeVqE | 07 Jul 2021

Why SLS Will Be NASA's Last Rocket

Since the inception of NASA, NASA has been the leader in terms of rocket development, technology, innovation. From the Saturn V and the Space Shuttle to the perseverance rover and the Space Launch System, NASA has consistently used technology that they oversaw. More recently though, NASA has become more and more open to simply being commercial customers instead of being involved in the development process itself. This is because NASA is often heavily limited by congress in a variety of different venues from budgetary limitations to a lack of freedom. NASA has opted to leverage the private space industry to expand the power engineers have in the overall process and reduce the influence of Congress in space programs. Considering this trend, it's quite possible that SLS may be NASA's last in-house rocket. This video explains the various reasons NASA is stepping away from rocket development and why SLS will be NASA's last in-house rocket for at least quite some time. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The End Of An Era 0:50 - Major Limitations 4:55 - Private Space Industry 7:50 - Just A Matter Of Time 9:41 - Future Of NASA Thumbnail Credit: https://go.nasa.gov/2TxTuGL Resources: https://pastebin.com/CVM3uasA

NASA vs CNSA: Who Is The Future Ruler Of Space?

swG9Wjd7v6U | 05 Jul 2021

NASA vs CNSA: Who Is The Future Ruler Of Space?

China and the US have been fierce competitors economically over the past two decades as China garnered a stronghold over the global supply chain. At this point, most economists agree that China will eventually surpass the US in terms of GDP. However, economics is not the only area in which China is trying to overtake the US. China is also trying to overtake the US in terms of rocket technology with their national space agency the CNSA. China has already accomplished several notable achievements from completing the first soft landing on the dark side of the moon to being the second country to successfully send a rover to Mars. So, it's not that far-fetched for the CNSA to overtake NASA within the next few decades by placing humans on Mars first. This video compares and contrasts various aspects of the CNSA and NASA to determine which organization has the lead and will dominate the space industry within the next few decades. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - China vs USA 1:31 - Launch Technology 4:20 - Launch Reliability 5:53 - Space Projects 8:00 - Cost Efficiency 8:46 - Innovation & Longevity Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3hmUq8F https://bit.ly/3qDbfAv Resources: https://pastebin.com/fUMGPd4U

How John McAfee Lost Everything - From Rocket Scientist To Tax Evader

hYnWwjvuaIE | 02 Jul 2021

How John McAfee Lost Everything - From Rocket Scientist To Tax Evader

John McAfee was the pioneer of antivirus software and is known around the world today for McAfee Antivirus software. However, his career with McAfee Associates only lasted 7 years, and his achievements span much further than creating antivirus software. For instance, he originally worked at NASA as a programmer during the Apollo days and he nearly became the Libertarian nominee in the 2016 election. Despite his vast achievements though, John McAfee's life was not the greatest. From losing his father at a young age to losing his McAfee fortune to the 2008 financial recession, John faced one adversity after another throughout his life. Unfortunately, his life would end at one of these lows inside a Spanish prison. This video explains the life and rise of John McAfee and how the software pioneer eventually lost it all. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Dark Beginnings 2:48 - McAfee Days 4:34 - Questionable Decisions 8:02 - Pump & Dump 9:04 - The Final Collapse Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/3y7XfB9 https://on.mktw.net/3jskMZo https://bit.ly/3w5sqvG https://bit.ly/3h6po5Q https://bit.ly/2Tm3i6r Resources: https://pastebin.com/TPnSsiiL

I Was Wrong About Windows 11...

w-zPxyxPxKM | 30 Jun 2021

I Was Wrong About Windows 11...

Recently, Microsoft revealed their latest operating system Windows 11. For many, it may seem like Microsoft is just releasing another Windows just like they have been doing for decades. But the difference this time is that Microsoft originally announced that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows and that they would simply iterate Windows 10. As a result, the announcement of Windows 11 is in stark contrast to their original vision for their operating system franchise. So, why did Microsoft change its mind? Well, Microsoft is in a radically better financial situation compared to the early 2010s, so they're able to take a gamble with Windows 11. Moreover, Windows 8 and 10 weren't the best for the reputation of Microsoft, so Microsoft is looking to rebrand themselves with Windows 11. This video explains the various reasons why Microsoft changed its mind with Windows 10 and why Microsoft is releasing Windows 11. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - I Was Wrong 1:11 - Resource Drain 3:37 - No Financial Incentive 6:02 - Greater Opportunities 8:26 - Not A Consumer Business Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3hgtveL Resources: https://pastebin.com/MSv4XCud

NASA vs Roscosmos: Who's The Space Champion Today?

lqUxML5NNmc | 28 Jun 2021

NASA vs Roscosmos: Who's The Space Champion Today?

NASA vs the USSR is one of the most iconic rivalries of all time. Throughout the cold war, the US and the USSR went all-in on space in an attempt to outdo the other. The USSR put the first satellite and human into space while the US put the first animal in space and the first man on the moon. As the Cold War came to a close though, both countries' space efforts began to stall. NASA never returned to the moon and Roscosmos never even reached the moon. More recently though, NASA has revamped their efforts to return to the moon and Russia is building their own space station. This brings up the question, which country is the space champion today. This video discusses five different space categories and compares the achievements of NASA and Roscosmos to determine who the space champion is today. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - NASA vs USSR 0:48 - Launch Capability 3:07 - Reliability 5:08 - Space Plans 6:43 - Cost Efficiency 9:16 - Longevity Thumbnail Credits: https://go.nasa.gov/3xPtwwN https://bit.ly/2TYxbd9 https://bit.ly/3wTiFC1 Resources: https://pastebin.com/61Ngr93h

Jeff Bezos' Unforgiving Push To Squash The Haters

Zq1FdDbBwvA | 25 Jun 2021

Jeff Bezos' Unforgiving Push To Squash The Haters

Skeptics of Blue Origin have been talking down on Blue Origin for several years from talking down on their slow pace to mocking their lack of progress. A lot of this criticism is deserved as Blue Origin has struggled to make serious progress forward despite being around for 20 years and having massive funding. As Jeff Bezos steps down from Amazon and fully focuses on Blue Origin, he plans to shift the narrative surrounding Blue Origin. The first step in this rebranding is Jeff Bezos and his brother going to space to prove their confidence in Blue Origin in New Shepard. By traveling to space, Jeff Bezos will not only be the first billionaire in space but the first to ride in their own rocket which will give New Shepard unparalleled confidence within the space tourism industry. Jeff plans to build upon this trust with New Glenn and eventually send humans to the moon. While it's unlikely that Blue Origin will ever overtake SpaceX, Jeff Bezos is determined to make the company a strong number 2. This video explains the history of Blue Origin and why Blue Origin may surprise the skeptics over the next couple of years. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Years Of Ridiculing 1:19 - Founding Blue Origin 3:37 - New Shepard 6:46 - New Glenn 8:55 - Dominating Near-Earth Space Thumbnail Credits: Eugene Hsu - https://bit.ly/3vT1nn7 Blue Origin - https://bit.ly/2TZfQkg Resources: https://pastebin.com/8eKe4siY

How Dubai Nailed Mars On Their First Try

9kBJT5QVvJ4 | 23 Jun 2021

How Dubai Nailed Mars On Their First Try

Dubai is known around the world for its lavish airlines and luxury travel destinations. Aside from being a leader within the travel industry, Dubai is also attempting to break into the space industry. The United Arab Emirates Space Agency was just started in 2014, but they were able to successfully send the Mars Hope probe to Mars on their first try. Dubai not only shocked the world with their accuracy but also their timeliness as the Hope probe was launched before 2021 as expected. Their success can be attributed to a couple of key factors including their reliance on commercial launch providers, their willingness to seek out help, and their young workforce. But, the biggest factor by far is the government's willingness to fully back the space agency in an effort to diversify the UAE economy and ensure long-term sustainability. This video explains the history of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency and how Dubai was able to nail Mars on its first try. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - UAE’s Space Effort 2:05 - Prior Experience 3:13 - Initiatives 7:39 - How Dubai Nailed Mars 9:30 - Survival Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3j42mhC https://bit.ly/3xOgUWR Resources: https://pastebin.com/F32UCrgE

Why NASA Still Refuses To Go Fully Metric

cMJa3WpwN6g | 21 Jun 2021

Why NASA Still Refuses To Go Fully Metric

The metric system is arguably the better system when it comes to engineering, science, and mathematics. As a result, it's not surprising that most of the world primarily uses the metric system over the imperial system. This is especially true when it comes to companies and organizations focused on engineering and science. However, NASA has actually historically used both the metric system and the imperial system or more specifically the US customary system. In fact, the Space Shuttle and parts of the ISS were built using the imperial system. Since the 1990s, NASA has actually been trying to completely switch to the metric system; however, they are still yet to complete this transition. It might seem like a simple task at first glance as you're just converting a bunch of numbers, but when you consider the scope of NASA, it becomes a bit more clear as to why the task is so difficult. This video explains the story of how NASA lost $125 million due to a conversion mistake and why NASA refuses to switch projects that were based in the imperial system to the metric system. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Units Of Measurement 1:16 - Imperial System 3:18 - Metric System 5:16 - American Stubbornness 7:21 - The Problem With Switching 8:59 - Future In Metric Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/2S4nJUL Resources: https://pastebin.com/PafR6Enn

What Happened To SolarCity?

TMduq2dKGfo | 18 Jun 2021

What Happened To SolarCity?

SolarCity was founded way back in 2006 by Lyndon and Peter Rive backed by Elon Musk. SolarCity hoped to use a rental model to make the transition to solar much more affordable for the average person. However, the lease model put a massive strain on SolarCity as each installation cost the company upwards of $40,000. This caused the company to take on massive debt and heavily limited its liquidity. Aside from massive overhead, SolarCity's rental model made less and less sense as the cost of solar panels decreased from nearly $40k to just about $20k. This significant fall in installation costs forced SolarCity to place greater focus on selling and financing solar panels as opposed to leasing them out. This sudden change in focus was not received well by Wall Street which caused the stock to plummet. Eventually, Tesla would acquire the company and they have been financially supporting the company ever since. Elon's vision of solar roofs is yet to fully take shape, but Tesla Solar has faired a lot better than SolarCity due to their better financial standing. This video explains the history and growth of SolarCity, why Telsa acquired SolarCity, and the future of Tesla Energy. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Solar Promises 0:38 - Kickstarting SolarCity 2:40 - Expansion Through Hurdles 5:45 - The Liquidity Crisis 8:24 - Bailing Out SolarCity 9:27 - Future Of Tesla Solar Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3gvwQHz https://bit.ly/2S2DT15 Resources: https://pastebin.com/NAATv66h

Every Space Achievement That Will Happen Before 2121

eAsY4c6wvuw | 16 Jun 2021

Every Space Achievement That Will Happen Before 2121

Over the past 50 years, space technology and exploration have more or less stalled. The last time we visited the moon was way back in 1972, almost 50 years ago. The end of the cold war stifled excitement surrounding space technology and this has prevented space organizations from making significant progress forward. More recently though, we have seen a rise in a variety of different private space companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic. Though these companies had a somewhat slow start, they are starting to ramp up and push forward the space industry. Elon Musk suggests that SpaceX may reach Mars as early as 2026 and that SpaceX will return humans to the moon in 2024. This video examines the various ongoing space projects and outlines every major space achievement that will happen within the next 100 years. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Renewed Excitement 0:34 - Returning To The Moon 5:23 - Lunar Expansion 5:59 - Reaching Mars 7:05 - Martian Expansion 7:49 - Solidifying Legacies 9:04 - Commercialization 10:26 - Stagnation Thumbnail Credit: Gorodenkoff https://adobe.ly/3vrN3le Resources: https://pastebin.com/TWbsacZc

How Louis Vuitton CEO Squashed Tech Moguls To $200 Billion

C5oY3eVNeH8 | 14 Jun 2021

How Louis Vuitton CEO Squashed Tech Moguls To $200 Billion

Over the past couple of decades, tech billionaires have dominated the top of the billionaires' list as the tech industry boomed. However, recently, Bernard Arnault who is the CEO of LVMH overtook the biggest tech tycoons in the world and claimed the title of the world's richest person with a net worth of just under $200 billion. Unlike his peers though, Bernard didn't found any of his companies. Rather, Bernard Arnault slowly but consistently acquired company after company building himself an empire over several decades. Today, LVMH owns a total of 75 different brands ranging over a variety of different fashion and luxury sectors from Christian Dior and Celine to Louis Vuitton and Bulgari. This video explains the story of how Bernard Arnault built LVMH and how Bernard Arnault became the richest person in the world. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Bernard Claims The Crown 0:28 - Construction Company 2:33 - Christian Dior 4:25 - LVMH 6:19 - Failed Gucci Acquisition 10:01 - The Relentless Rise Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3xfKyDN https://bit.ly/3zqS7tB https://nyti.ms/3xdRv8E Resources: https://pastebin.com/vML0BLHB

Why Fanboys Are Turning On Elon Musk

as2dCf4QKFQ | 11 Jun 2021

Why Fanboys Are Turning On Elon Musk

Elon Musk has been one of the most liked billionaires throughout his career due to his humanitarian projects and his reliability. However, over the past month, a significant portion of Elon's fanbase turned on him after a couple of negative tweets about bitcoin. Elon criticized bitcoin on Twitter due to its high energy consumption and low energy efficiency. These tweets would be the catalyst that pushed bitcoin over the edge and subsequently crashing 50%. Given that many of Elon's fans are significantly invested in bitcoin, they were clearly not happy after seeing this crash unfold. Fans have lashed back on Twitter replying with nasty comments. Many fans have also chosen to boycott Tesla products as well as Tesla stock. This newfound anger has caused many fans to look into Elon's past and this has only made them question Elon even further. What's ironic though is that Elon never changed and these fanboys weren't angry when Elon's tweets sent bitcoin and dogecoin to the moon. However, now that they're losing money, they seem to be extremely irritated. This video explains the tweets leading up to the bitcoin crash and why many of Elon's fans suddenly turned on him. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Elon’s Crumbling Reputation 0:36 - The Bitcoin Fiasco 4:43 - Fans Lash Back 6:27 - Questioning Elon’s Intentions 8:29 - Ignoring When Convenient 9:44 - The Truth About Elon Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3gp54Ls https://bit.ly/3g5czIt Resources: https://pastebin.com/AB8HKp4W

How Starship Will Launch For $87 Per Kilogram

hAQmXtC1jJw | 09 Jun 2021

How Starship Will Launch For $87 Per Kilogram

Elon Musk wants to launch Starship for just $2 million per launch which is the same as just $20 per kilogram. Such a launch price would be unprecedented as popular competitors in the market often have a launch price in the thousands of dollars per kilogram. Even a reused Falcon 9 has a launch cost of $15 million for SpaceX or about $658 per kilogram. As a result, there has been a significant amount of skepticism surrounding SpaceX's ability to reach a launch cost of just $20 per kilogram. However, there are major differences between Falcon 9 and Starship that may just make such a leap possible. For instance, the majority of the launch cost of Falcon 9 goes towards rebuilding a stage 2 for every launch and refurbishing the fairing. Starship is fully reusable, so SpaceX won't have to spend millions of dollars rebuilding portions of the rocket or refurbishing the fairing. Aside from this, Starship utilizes Raptor engines that are far more efficient than Merlin engines, and Starship is built with stainless steel which is much cheaper. This video explains the various advantages Starship has over Falcon 9 and why SpaceX may be able to complete Starship launches for $87 per kilogram. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Starship 1:23 - Marginal Costs 4:41 - Fixed Costs 8:27 - Total Cost Thumbnail Credits: https://bit.ly/2THDyBc https://bit.ly/2TLuvzb Resources: https://pastebin.com/smaB1Lrz

This Guy Accidently Admitted That He Created Bitcoin

P_z-vzkA0r4 | 07 Jun 2021

This Guy Accidently Admitted That He Created Bitcoin

One of the greatest mysteries of the crypto universe is the question of who founded Bitcoin. A simple google search would tell you that the creator of Bitcoin is a man named Satoshi Nakamoto, but in reality, this is simply an alias, and the founder of Bitcoin is not publically known. This is extremely surprising considering the massive scale of Bitcoin peaking at a market cap of over $1 trillion. The main reason the founder chose anonymity is likely to avoid influencing the market and avoid the market from trusting the founder. Over the years, several individuals have been pointed to as being Satoshi Nakamoto from a Japanese man named Satoshi Nakamoto to Elon Musk. However, the two most likely candidates in my opinion are Hal Finney and Nick Szabo. Hal Finney was the first person to contact Satoshi Nakamoto and he was the first to receive Bitcoin. Meanwhile, Nick Szabo proposed and developed a crypto called BitGold 11 years before Bitcoin in 1998. This video explains the various pieces of evidence linking Hal Finney and Nick Szabo to Bitcoin and why Nick Szabo may actually be Satoshi Nakamoto. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Great Bitcoin Mystery 2:45 - Oddballs 4:28 - Bram Cohen 5:11 - Gavin Anderson 6:02 - Hal Finney 7:30 - Nick Szabo Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3ieB87r https://bit.ly/2SVmW8V Resources: https://pastebin.com/C67nVLzm

This Crypto Was Created 11 Years Before Bitcoin, Here’s Why It Failed

a828GJJj07E | 04 Jun 2021

This Crypto Was Created 11 Years Before Bitcoin, Here’s Why It Failed

Bitcoin is generally thought to be the father of the cryptocurrency industry having been introduced in 2009. However, Bitcoin was actually not the first idea for creating digital decentralized currency. In fact, a computer scientist named Nick Szabo proposed the idea of a cryptocurrency called BitGold way back in 1998. The premise of BitGold is essentially identical to that of Bitcoin leveraging both the proof of work model and the decentralized system. Unfortunately, Nick was never able to figure out the security risks that plagued BitGold, so BitGold never reached the market. Or at least, that's the official story. In reality, Nick never stop trying to get BitGold to work and he even owned a copyright on the idea, so it doesn't make much sense that he randomly just gave up after Bitcoin was introduced. This has prompted a lot of speculation that Nick is actually the real creator of Bitcoin and that Bitcoin is simply a refined version of BitGold. This video explains the story of the original cryptocurrency BitGold, and why Nick Szabo may indeed be the real Satoshi Nakamoto. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - BitGold 3:12 - BitGold Obstacles 5:24 - Smart Contracts 6:30 - Did Nick Create Bitcoin? 9:55 - Father Of Crypto Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/34N0FMV Resources: https://pastebin.com/UHzdhD6R

Why Ethereum Will Squash Bitcoin In The Long Run

UdxC8ax61Hc | 02 Jun 2021

Why Ethereum Will Squash Bitcoin In The Long Run

Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, Bitcoin has been by far the most dominant cryptocurrency on the market in terms of market cap. During the 2017 bull cycle, Ethereum came pretty close to matching Bitcoin’s market cap peaking at 72% of Bitcoins market cap. Since then, Ethereum’s market cap in comparison to Bitcoin has declined to about 40% today. Looking forward, however, there’s a high probability that Ethereum not only overtakes Bitcoin’s market cap momentarily but permanently. The primary reason for this is Ethereum’s far greater utility with smart contracts and decentralized applications. Aside from being more useful, Ethereum is also much more energy-efficient as it is switching over from the proof of work model to the proof of stake model. Considering this, I believe that Ethereum will evolve into being the digital oil as Bitcoin evolves into being the digital gold. This video explains the various merits of Ethereum and the shortfalls of Bitcoin to illustrate why Ethereum will grow to be much larger than Bitcoin in the long run. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Bitcoin Dominance 2:33 - Superior Utility 5:27 - Eco Friendly 11:04 - Inflation Rate 12:07 - Digital Oil Resources: https://pastebin.com/6mxB97J1 Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3c1grrU

The Appallingly Toxic Culture Of WallStreetBets (Rant)

hyhT4iAZKEk | 31 May 2021

The Appallingly Toxic Culture Of WallStreetBets (Rant)

Over the past several months, there has been a significant rise in hopium and speculation that has led to communities thinking that any shorted stock or altcoin can go to the moon. We have seen random altcoins like SafeMoon, Shiba, and of course DogeCoin being pumped up beyond belief. Similarly, we see random nameless penny stocks being top contenders for the next short squeeze. In reality though, it's likely that most of these altcoins and potential short squeezes will end up going nowhere. Most of the gamblers on WallStreetBets and Stocktwits will likely end up buying the dip and diamond handing to the very bottom. The worst part though is that such communities are making it seem like these pipe dreams can actually happen which has lured naive investors into pouring their life savings into random altcoins and penny stocks hoping that they will be part of the next GameStop or DogeCoin. This video outlines the extremely toxic culture of Moonboy communities and why most of them will unfortunately end up losing everything. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Toxic Moonbois 1:20 - The Next GameStop 2:38 - The Next DogeCoin 4:20 - Braindead Trading Practices 8:47 - No Larger Mission 10:35 - The Inevitable Fall Resources: https://pastebin.com/ERkzQfYY

How India's Space Program Humiliates NASA's Budget

Z_8F_jazYjc | 28 May 2021

How India's Space Program Humiliates NASA's Budget

ISRO is India's bustling national space program that is not only one of the only countries capable of launching rockets to space, but also one of the only countries to have sent probes to the moon and even mars. Aside from having a wide range of rockets and programs, the most impressive aspect about ISRO is their cost-effectiveness. Unlike other government space organizations, ISRO is extremely efficient having one of the lowest costs per kilogram in the space industry. For instance, ISRO not only became the first organization to achieve Martian orbit on their first try, but they also did it at a record low cost of $74 million. Comparable missions completed by NASA often range in the hundreds of millions of dollars. This video explains the various rockets and programs of ISRO and the future of ISRO in the space industry. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Space Underdog 0:36 - ISRO Roots 1:52 - ISRO Rockets 6:27 - ISRO Programs 9:23 - ISRO Future Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3yEpoko https://bit.ly/2RQP1Oh https://bit.ly/3t7Thqv Resources: https://pastebin.com/jPMZu1N4

What Happened To The Tesla Roadster??

jtd5mRWTj2Y | 26 May 2021

What Happened To The Tesla Roadster??

Elon Musk announced the new Tesla roadster way back in 2017 with an expected release date of 2020. But, 2020 has come and gone, and we are yet to see any Tesla roadsters being delivered. Since then, Tesla has pushed back the Tesla roadster all the way to 2022. But, given that Tesla already had working roadster prototypes years ago, why is it taking so long for Tesla to release the roadster? Well, one of the primary reasons Tesla has yet to launch the roadster is because they experienced a massive production crisis with the model 3 in 2018 which almost wiped them out. So, the Tesla roadster was clearly not one of their top priorities. Aside from this, the roadster likely has massive research and development costs which Tesla likely doesn't want to invest in when they could be investing in full self-driving research and development. Finally, the roadster is mostly a marketing tool, and given the massive demand for Tesla cars right now, Tesla really doesn't need to focus on marketing their cars very much. This video explains the various reasons the Tesla Roadster keeps getting delayed and why Tesla is not in rush to release the Roadster. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Tesla Roadster 1:01 - Tesla Near Bankruptcy 4:01 - Expensive R&D 6:17 - Marketing Tool 8:28 - Roadster Release Date Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3yFCwFM https://bit.ly/3jVks3I Resources: https://pastebin.com/v3VytUtS

Russia's Plan To Ditch The ISS (& Build Their Own)

5RthupYOaH8 | 24 May 2021

Russia's Plan To Ditch The ISS (& Build Their Own)

The International Space Station was a massive project made possible by the conglomeration of the world space powers. Since the creation of the ISS in 1998, hundreds of astronauts from all around the world have stayed on the ISS. However, as the ISS starts to age and deteriorate, Russia is looking to exit the ISS. Russia has been looking to build its own space station for several years at this point, and they feel that it's time to move onto the next step. Meanwhile, NASA is looking to rent out the ISS to private astronauts and tourists and eventually phase out the ISS themselves in the 2030s or 2040s. Russia doesn't want to wait that long though, so they are proposing an exit as early as 2025. It's not clear whether Russia will stick to that deadline, but the plan is to leave the ISS as soon as their own space station is in orbit. The Russian Orbital Service Station or ROSS is not nearly as large as the ISS, but it will utilize polar orbit which will give cosmonauts a much better view of Russia. This video explains the various reasons Roscosmos is looking to leave the ISS and Russia's progress on their own space station. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Russian Space Station 0:26 - Why Russia Is Leaving 3:56 - Exit Plan 5:35 - New Space Station 7:54 - Benefits Of ROSS Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3wiHkit Resources: https://pastebin.com/TKKxFdvT

OneWeb Has No Chance...

mm8EgAo4xvo | 21 May 2021

OneWeb Has No Chance...

OneWeb went bankrupt in March of 2020. Since then, the UK government along with Bharti Enterprises did bail out the company pitching in $500 million each. This investment encouraged other investors to pitch in money as well which is expected to allow OneWeb to complete their first constellation. However, with strong competitors like SpaceX and Blue Origin, does OneWeb even have a chance in the satellite internet market? Well, almost every indicator would say no. OneWeb doesn't have vertical integration, or massive leverage, or large cash reserves to burn through. The history of satellite internet startups failing also isn't the best sign. Despite all of these shortfalls, OneWeb continues to persist and hopes that they can capitalize in the business and government satellite internet markets. This video explains the evolution of OneWeb, the shortfalls of OneWeb, and their plan to overcome the odds and succeed. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Bankrupt 0:50 - Evolution Of OneWeb 3:41 - Shortfalls Of OneWeb 8:06 - Ray Of Hope Thumbnail Credit: https://bbc.in/3ovPxNK Resources: https://pastebin.com/e7W8dVDv

How The Nazi Rocket Leader Got America To The Moon

_rhExEXgv0Y | 19 May 2021

How The Nazi Rocket Leader Got America To The Moon

The Nazi rocket industry was by far the most advanced in terms of rocket and missile technology. One of the key players in the Nazi rocket effort was Wernher Von Braun. Wernher Von Braun was a native German who loved rocket technology and wanted to use it to eventually send humans to the moon. However, since rocket development was only permitted for use by the military, Von Braun ended up joining the Nazis in their effort to develop leading-edge rockets. One of the most notable rockets of Von Braun was the German V2 rocket. After Germany lost WW2 though, Von Braun would be captured by the Americans and put to work in Operation Paperclip. Operation Paperclip was an American effort that attempted to extract knowledge from 1600 Nazi scientists in order to improve American rocket technology. After the end of this program, the Nazi scientists would be transferred over to the newly founded NASA. Von Braun would end up becoming the flight director of the NASA Marshall space flight center. He was also the chief engineer behind the Saturn I, IB, and V which not only sent humans to the moon multiple times but is also the most powerful rocket in the world to this day. Unfortunately, Von Braun would end up dying because of kidney cancer, but not before receiving a handful of extremely prestigious awards and seeing humans step on the lunar surface. This video explains the life and legacy of rocket scientist Wernher Von Braun and how he went from being a Nazi scientist to leading Apollo 11. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Wernher Von Braun 0:32 - Pre-Nazi 3:27 - Nazi Rocket Scientist 5:50 - Operation Paperclip 7:17 - Apollo Missions 8:33 - Post NASA Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3eLIUne https://bit.ly/33Hasnv Resources: https://pastebin.com/5Y8aj2LL

Space Hotels Are Coming Sooner Than You Think

WIJbeudIokE | 17 May 2021

Space Hotels Are Coming Sooner Than You Think

Space hotels have been the fantasy of dozens of sci-fi space movies over the years, but as our rocket and space technology continues to improve, space hotels may be much closer than you might think. Technically, we already have the International Space Station which is kind of like a space hotel itself. It doesn't have luxury amenities and extravagant living quarters, but it does support human life in low earth orbit. Moreover, NASA is opening up the ISS to private astronauts which will get it closer to becoming a space hotel. Aside from the ISS though, a company called Axiom Space is working with NASA to add tourist and habitation modules onto the ISS. As the tourist portion grows, Axiom aims to disconnect from the ISS and form its own tourist space station. The most ambitious plan comes from Voyager though. Voyager strives to build a space station that simulates gravity, offers luxury hotel rooms and villas, restaurants, and even fitness facilities. Considering all of these projects and our rapidly advancing technology, full-out sci-fi space hotels may be a thing within the next few decades. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Space Hotels 1:01 - ISS Hotel 4:17 - Axiom Space Hotel 5:28 - Voyager Space Hotel 8:20 - Failed Space Hotels Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3hka06B Resources: https://pastebin.com/GCZDj3bb

What Happened To Facebook's Space Program?

4A95t8BJNtI | 14 May 2021

What Happened To Facebook's Space Program?

In a time when it seems like every billionaire wants a part of the space pie, it's not surprising to heard that Zuckerberg has his own space program. Mark Zuckerberg has actually been working on his space program since 2014, but similar to Blue Origin, he has little progress to show for all of those years of work, so what happened to Zuckerberg's space program? Well, Facebook's space program includes three major projects which include a drone-based internet service, a satellite-based internet service, and a deep space exploration probe. The drone-based internet service is aimed at providing cheap and reliable mobile service to developing countries and rural places. The satellite-based internet service aims to provide broadband internet service to developing countries and rural places. And finally, the deep space exploration probe aims to use nanocraft to identify the closest planet with liquid water and extraterrestrial life. This program explains the history and progress of each of Facebook's major space projects and the future of Facebook in space. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Zuckerberg’s Space Program 0:49 - Drone Based Internet 4:33 - Satellite-Based Internet 6:06 - Breakthrough Starshot 8:28 - Zuckerberg’s Future In Space Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/2R5wVIf https://bit.ly/33Dmm1A Resources: https://pastebin.com/a7Jr8psU

Why The ISS For The Moon Never Happened...

eP8IAY3CuVc | 12 May 2021

Why The ISS For The Moon Never Happened...

NASA has been pitching the idea of building a Lunar ISS for nearly a decade at this point, but despite receiving support from presidents and several other countries, NASA has yet to make any meaningful progress with the Lunar Gateway. NASA argues that a Lunar Gateway would make crewed lunar missions much more safe and reliable as the astronauts would have a large space station as a backup. Aside from this, proponents of the Lunar Gateway suggest that it will be a perfect transition point for crewed Martian missions. Despite these advantages though, many critics argue that the Lunar Gateway serves no unique purpose and that it is simply postponing a crewed lunar mission. Moreover, all of the advantages of a Lunar Gateway can be accomplished by simply building a lunar base which will be much more useful long term. This video explains the various pros and cons of the Lunar Gateway and why the Lunar ISS never happened. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Lunar Gateway 0:27 - Evolution Of Lunar Gateway 3:20 - Why Build A Lunar Gateway 7:11 - Why A Lunar Gateway Is Useless 9:01 - Sideways Step Thumbnail Credit: https://go.nasa.gov/3eAbkR1 Resources: https://pastebin.com/QW5Z7ACc

Apple's Master Plan To Ditch Carriers (& Rival SpaceX)

VWtk30OsXWs | 10 May 2021

Apple's Master Plan To Ditch Carriers (& Rival SpaceX)

SpaceX has been spending the last several years improving the reliability of Falcon 9 in order to build a massive constellation of Starlink satellites that can provide rural places with speedy satellite internet. Though this is a great endeavor, it only applies to a niche demographic of people. A similar endeavor that may appeal to a much larger demographic is speedy satellite service for our mobile devices. Even in the largest cities, wireless service is not always the best, and traditional wireless services can't compete with the reliability of satellite service. Unfortunately, SpaceX can't compete in this market without cooperation from cell phone makers. However, this is not the case with Apple as they are the cell phone makers. There have been some reports that Apple is trying to leverage this power and launch their own satellite wireless service for their iPhone, iPad, and Mac customers. This video explains the viability of Apple's space plan and how they could ditch carriers and rival SpaceX at the same time. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Apple’s Next Move 2:35 - Apple’s Leverage 4:06 - Apple Wireless 7:05 - Wireless Profit 9:01 - Apple Starlink Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/33m0vM8 Resources: https://pastebin.com/C4STsVcx

This Guy Became China's Richest Man By Just Selling Water...Or Did He?

JHswQjkRGL8 | 07 May 2021

This Guy Became China's Richest Man By Just Selling Water...Or Did He?

Zhong Shanshan became the richest person in Asia in January of 2021 with a peak net worth of a whopping $95 billion. Most of his wealth is from his water bottle company called Nongfu Spring which is extremely popular within China. However, just one year ago, Shanshan only had a net worth of $2 billion meaning that Shanshan made the vast majority of his wealth over the past year. Nongfu Spring did IPO within the last 12 months giving the stock some added hype, but Nongfu Spring is just a water bottle company at the end of the day, not Tesla or Apple. This brings up the question as to how Zhong Shanshan made his money. Though Nongfu Spring no doubt has a large amount of intrinsic value, it does seem like there is more affecting the company's stock price behind the scenes. This video explains the origins of Nongfu Spring and how Zhong Shanshan was able to grow the company into one of the most popular water bottle companies in China. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Water Billionaire 1:09 - The Beverage Industry 2:03 - Pre Nongfu Springs 4:49 - The Rise Of Nongfu Springs 6:56 - CCP & Billionaires 9:04 - Shanshan Overtakes Jack Ma Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3b5MiqO https://bloom.bg/33jCTHS Resources: https://pastebin.com/fMsaLxjm

The Time Bill Gates Tried To Launch His Own Starlink But Failed

ZcZuGr_CRbU | 05 May 2021

The Time Bill Gates Tried To Launch His Own Starlink But Failed

We all know about SpaceX and Blue Origin's ambitions to launch satellite internet services that will provide internet to even the most remote places around the world. People often like to criticize Blue Origin for being slow and copying SpaceX, but technically, both SpaceX and Blue Origin are late to the game. This is because Bill Gates attempted to launch his own satellite internet business named Teledesic way back in 1994. The goal of the company was identical to Starlink and Kuiper: making internet access universal. Unfortunately though, Teledesic never ended up launching even a single satellite despite massive investor and government support. Teledesic would end up shutting down in 2002. This video explains the story of Teledesic and the various reasons why Teledesic had to shut down. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Teledesic 0:42 - Booming Beginning 3:20 - Partnership Problems 6:16 - Lack Of Demand 8:05 - Shutting Down Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3nPIT4G https://bit.ly/3gXclnT Resources: https://pastebin.com/Fd1B0iK3

Why Owning Gold Was Punishable By 10 Years In Prison

A0svFO0zc0c | 03 May 2021

Why Owning Gold Was Punishable By 10 Years In Prison

Gold has proven to be by far the strongest asset in the history of the world. Not only has it been in use for thousands and thousands of years, but there is a limited amount of gold giving it intrinsic value. Given the strong position of gold within the financial industry, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which gold is banned. However, the US actually banned gold for a full 41 years in the 1900s. During the great depression, bank panics were becoming rampant and the federal reserve was unable to source enough gold to meet their money printing. So, in 1933, President Roosevelt would sign executive order 6102 which banned the possession of gold coins, billions, and certificates worth more than $100. All citizens were required to turn in their gold to the federal reserve. This led to a few decades of smooth financial operations, but the underlying issue was still very much present. Eventually, this fundamental problem would lead President Nixon to drop the gold standard paving the way for citizens to own gold once again. This video explains the circumstances that led to the US gold ban and the effects of the gold ban on the US financial system. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Time Gold Was Banned 0:36 - Financial Turmoil 5:11 - Gold Ban Enacted 8:30 - Post-Gold Standard Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3t9dCus Resources: https://pastebin.com/eLjci5vH

Why The Soviets Retired The Fastest Passenger Jet In The World

6h5Hho1s-lA | 30 Apr 2021

Why The Soviets Retired The Fastest Passenger Jet In The World

The Concorde was one of the most iconic planes in history allowing passengers to cross the Atlantic in less than 3 hours. However, the Concorde was actually not the first passenger supersonic airplane to fly; this title actually goes to the Soviet Tupolev-144. After the Soviet Union heard about Britain and France developing their own supersonic passenger jet, the USSR was determined to beat the western world to a supersonic passenger jet. They would not only succeed in flying the first supersonic passenger jet, but the Tupolev-144 was larger, more powerful, and faster than the Concorde. Despite this though, the Tupolev-144 was also plagued with dozens of issues due to the USSR rushing through development and testing. This resulted in a short-lived lifespan for the Tupolev-144 completing only 55 passenger trips during its lifetime. This video explains the rise and fall of the Soviet Concorde that you've probably never heard of and why the Tupolev-144 failed. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Russian Concorde 4:09 - Fall Of The Tupolev-144 7:16 - Rebirth Of The Tupolev-144 Thumbnail Credit: https://cnn.it/3eHt8bN Resources: https://pastebin.com/E5j7PrFw

Why 50,000 Flights Was Not Enough To Save The Concorde

LYeYDP1D1aM | 28 Apr 2021

Why 50,000 Flights Was Not Enough To Save The Concorde

The Concorde was a supersonic passenger jet designed way back in the 1960s. Though it never replaced regular passenger jets, the Concorde was extremely successful within its own industry. British Airways, for example, was able to complete nearly 50,000 flights with the Concorde, and both British Airways and Air France were able to operate the Concorde profitably. Given this success, why wasn't the Concorde more popular and why did these airlines ditch the Concorde. Well, a common misconception is that a deadly crash in 2000 exposed major safety concerns about the Concorde and that this is why the Concorde was retired. However, this is not really true as the crash was caused by a very unique set of circumstances unrelated to the Concorde itself. In reality, the unpopularity of the Concorde and the decision to retire it had little to do with the crash itself. Rather, the Concorde was consistently the victim of its surroundings for decades and decades, and this is the true culprit behind the fall of the Concorde. This video explains the origins of the Concorde and why the Concorde was really retired. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - The Fall Of The Concorde 2:44 - Initial Obstacles 5:12 - Operating Concorde Profitably 6:42 - Nail In The Coffin 9:05 - Victim Of Circumstance Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3sUJbIf Resources: https://pastebin.com/NCjkGbSS

Everything We Know About China's Mysterious Space Program

bhFr-ov-9oA | 26 Apr 2021

Everything We Know About China's Mysterious Space Program

The Chinese National Space Administration has been one of the most secretive and competitive space programs around the world. For most of history, China has always been one step behind the space superpowers (US and USSR). But, as the Chinese economy exploded over the past few decades, China has managed to become a leader in the space race. For instance, China just became the first country to soft-land on the far side of the moon and bring back lunar samples to the earth. So, what else is the CNSA working on? Well, China is attempting to build their own international space station since they were banned from the original ISS. Aside from this, China is also aiming to build a lunar base that would help them send humans to the moon in the 2030s. Finally, China is looking to reach mars in the 2040s and 2050s. This video explains the origins of the Chinese National Space Administration and China's future goals in terms of space, the moon, and mars. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Chinese Space Program 0:24 - Reaching Space 2:45 - Stalling Progress 6:21 - Lunar Missions 7:56 - Space Station Plans 8:50 - Martian Plans Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3n9Gnpi https://bit.ly/3veO2p4 Resources: https://pastebin.com/jpT8Qk6v

How Did Airbus Recover So Quickly? (Unlike Boeing)

XUUe7YO26ns | 23 Apr 2021

How Did Airbus Recover So Quickly? (Unlike Boeing)

Airbus is one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world having created fan favorites like the Airbus A380. Given the impact of the pandemic on the aviation industry, it's not surprising to see aircraft manufacturers post massive losses. However, Airbus was not only able to reduce their quarterly losses throughout 2020 but even turn profitable by the end of the year. This is in stark contrast to Boeing whose losses have only gone up throughout 2020. From the surface, Airbus' lead with the Airbus A320 and their smaller reliance on wide-body jets seem to have given Airbus an easier path to recovery. The difference between Airbus and Boeing is much deeper though as there is a stark contrast in terms of leadership and company culture. This video explains the differences between Boeing and Airbus and why Airbus was able to recover so quickly from the pandemic unlike Boeing. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Airbus Recovery 0:49 - A320 3:16 - A380 5:39 - B787 7:48 - Superior Leadership Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3grLAYe Resources: https://pastebin.com/Yj6feCbF

Why Boeing's Downfall Is Well Deserved...

CgsFtO7Cphc | 21 Apr 2021

Why Boeing's Downfall Is Well Deserved...

Boeing is one of the most famous aircraft manufacturers out there with their planes even being used by presidents around the world. Despite their popularity though, Boeing has actually been losing billions of dollars per quarter over the past few years. At first glance, you may chalk this up to the pandemic decreasing global tourism and thus demand for aircrafts. Though this is true, Boeing has a variety of fundamental issues that have made the situation much worse for Boeing than any other aircraft manufacturer. This includes years of negligence, poor management, and a monopolistic position within the aircraft market. The culmination of these shortfalls is the primary reason for the initial failure of the Boeing 737 max. Though the 737 max was the first failure that caught the public's eye, Boeing has had a history of poor quality control and lack of timely action. This video explains the various reasons Boeing is on a downfall today and why their downfall is well deserved. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Boeing’s Situation 1:17 - Raw Negligence 5:31 - Terrible Management 7:08 - Government Support 8:33 - Monopoly Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3aMd9YE Resources: https://pastebin.com/ZArcQ2zM

How Lockheed Martin Became The Military's Right Hand Man

0ef0vmx0Bow | 19 Apr 2021

How Lockheed Martin Became The Military's Right Hand Man

Today, Lockheed Martin is the largest defense contractor in the US pulling in over $40 billion from the US alone in 2020. But, how did Lockheed Martin get to a position where they're worth $102 billion employing over 110,000 employees? Well, Lockheed and Martin were actually two separate companies that have histories dating back to 1912. Two brothers named Allan and Malcolm Lockheed were drawn to designing aircrafts as a passion. Given the minimal demand for aircrafts from the general public, the brothers eventually landed on selling aircrafts to the US military. Meanwhile, Martin corporation was founded by an aviator named Glenn L. Martin. Martin also had a dream of growing a large aircraft company, and though they had a great run during World War 1, Martin Corporation wouldn't do as well during World War 2. This lead Martin Corporation to pivot to missile and space technology which they sold to NASA and the US military. Eventually, after the USSR collapsed, Martin and Lockheed decided to merge in order to minimize the impact of decreased demand from the US military. Surprisingly though, despite their worries, demand only grew through the early 2000s which allowed Lockheed Martin to grow into the behemoth they are today. This video explains the history of Lockheed Martin and how they were able to grow to become the largest defense contractor in the US. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Lockheed Martin 0:43 - Origins Of Lockheed 4:37 - Origins Of Martin 6:52 - Evolution Of Lockheed & Martin 8:31 - Shaky Business 10:20 - Merger Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3uX8URS Resources: https://pastebin.com/A8JEpAPn

Where Does SpaceX Actually Get Their Funding From?

z33EPSm26MU | 16 Apr 2021

Where Does SpaceX Actually Get Their Funding From?

Over the past several years, SpaceX has grown from being the underdog to being one of the most dominant players within the commercial launch industry. This growth has allowed them to gain significant credibility within the private investor community and win more commercial customers as well. As a result, SpaceX has significantly reduced its reliance on NASA recently. For instance, in 2020, SpaceX received about $870 million from NASA; however, they were able to raise over $2 billion from private investors. This means that SpaceX received over twice as much money from investors compared to NASA. These private investors include companies like Google, Sequoia Capital, and Baillie Gifford. This video breaks down SpaceX's funding and explains where SpaceX gets their money from in 2021. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - SpaceX Funding 0:38 - NASA 4:38 - Air Force 5:57 - Commercial Customers 6:42 - Private Investors 7:39 - Miscellaneous 8:21 - Funding Breakdown 10:13 - SpaceX Today Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3mTZEej Resources: https://pastebin.com/8W7zWCSG

Why Does NASA Pay CalTech $2,827,348,527 Every Year?

QzRbFd2o_PE | 14 Apr 2021

Why Does NASA Pay CalTech $2,827,348,527 Every Year?

It's not surprising to see space companies like Blue Origin, SpaceX, and Lockheed Martin near the top of NASA's payout list. However, the largest benefactor is none of those companies, but actually the California Institute of Technology or CalTech. Every year, CalTech receives nearly $3 billion in funding for operating the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory or JPL are the people behind all of the Mars rovers, the Voyager missions, and the Viking missions. In fact, JPL actually outdates NASA themselves. JPL was originally started way back in October of 1936 when Professor Von Karman and a group of graduate students decided to experiment with some rocket engines. Originally, they worked with the US Army and provided them with jet propulsion technology and missile guidance technology. Eventually though, after NASA was established, JPL basically became a subsidiary of NASA. This video describes the history of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory run by CalTech and why JPL gets paid billions every single year. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Massive CalTech Funding 0:55 - Rocket Development 3:21 - Jet Propulsion Laboratory 5:10 - Partnership With NASA 7:05 - Survival Crisis 7:51 - JPL Today Thumbnail Credit: https://go.nasa.gov/2RvPCEB Resources: https://pastebin.com/hiQGaeR9

How The $17,000 Gold Apple Watch Changed Apple Forever

aHplnW7zAMM | 12 Apr 2021

How The $17,000 Gold Apple Watch Changed Apple Forever

Apple released the Apple Watch Edition alongside the original Apple watch way back in 2015. Originally, the Apple Watch Edition got a significant amount of criticism and backlash for its ludicrous price of $10,000 and $17,000. However, since then most people have forgotten about the Apple Watch Edition and Apple even discontinued the product. Despite this though, the Apple Watch Edition changed the direction of Apple forever. After the Apple Watch Edition, Apple would continue experimenting with high-priced products such as the AirPods, the monitor stand, and the iPhone pro series. This allowed Apple to continue revenue and profit growth despite decreasing unit sales. Eventually, though, this strategy would start to stall as people simply wouldn't buy into the constantly increasing prices. As a result, Apple would pivot to the services business where they have been extremely competitive. They would also make their iPhone lineup much more diverse and affordable. In the meantime, Apple continued to release various clout products like the AirPods Pro Max that upheld the premiumness of the Apple brand in the market. This video explains how the Apple Watch Edition led Apple to play a double game between maintaining an elite brand image while also being extremely competitive with their real money markers. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Apple Watch Edition 0:30 - Statement Pieces 1:58 - Apple Watch Edition Failure 4:03 - The Edition Experiment 9:04 - New Apple Paradigm Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/320ROWN Resources: https://pastebin.com/4P4S55H4

Why Is SpaceX Skipping The Moon?

nYIapmuqQZA | 09 Apr 2021

Why Is SpaceX Skipping The Moon?

SpaceX has been making tremendous progress with Starship over the past year, and it looks like they will eventually reach Mars one day or another. They do have a couple of Moon projects such as the lunar starship and the dearMoon project. However, these are no doubt, not their main focus. This is a bit confusing as Nasa's main focus is getting to the moon first and establishing a lunar base before embarking on a crewed mars mission. Roscosmos previously tried to reach Mars before reaching the Moon, but this was not very successful. So, why is SpaceX trying to more or less skip the Moon? Well, the execution of a Martian mission and a Lunar mission is not too different. Moreover, going to the Moon first will not many of the issues that are unique to Mars such as landing on Mars and communication with earth. This video explains the various reasons SpaceX is trying to go directly to Mars and why SpaceX is skipping the moon. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Skipping The Moon 2:00 - Moon Vs Mars 7:17 - Time Constraint Thumbnail: https://bit.ly/3fWnjcR https://bit.ly/3t3zmIU https://bit.ly/3rTiCTr Resources: https://pastebin.com/ZRAjQW1N

Why Are Some Companies Giving Up On Robotaxis?

EDZGC9Zzoj0 | 07 Apr 2021

Why Are Some Companies Giving Up On Robotaxis?

Tesla has been pitching robotaxis as the future of public transportation across the urban cores of the world. Tesla has been working hard on developing robotaxis over the past several years, and this has encouraged many competitors to develop their own autonomous vehicles. However, more recently, some of these late entrants are starting to pull back on their robotaxi plans. Some of these companies have completely ditched their efforts in developing robotaxis and autonomy as a whole while others are simply focusing on the private autonomy market. One of the key reasons for this transition is the realization that the robotaxi market may not be as large as initially expected. Most people prefer to own their own car even if it is more expensive due to the massive convenience car ownership offers. Thus, it's not clear if there will be a massive transition to robotaxis like Tesla proposes. This isn't to say that Tesla can't be successful in the robotaxi market; however, it seems like robotaxis will simply be another transportation option, not a dominating transportation option. This video explains the various pros and cons of pursuing robotaxis and why some legacy automakers and rideshare providers are pulling back from robotaxi development. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Pulling Back On Robotaxis 1:27 - Ridehail Market Share 3:25 - Car Ownership 5:55 - Costly Development 8:30 - Established Automakers Thumbnail Credit: https://bayareane.ws/3umprhG Sources: https://pastebin.com/B9N8Sr66

What Happened To Boeing Starliner?

6BB002IzVzI | 05 Apr 2021

What Happened To Boeing Starliner?

In 2010, Boeing hoped to complete a crewed Starliner mission by 2015. Yet, here we are in 2021, and Boeing has yet to successfully complete an uncrewed mission with Starliner. Meanwhile, SpaceX has been making tremendous progress in terms of Crew Dragon. SpaceX has already completed two crewed missions using Crew Dragon, and it seems like Crew Dragon will only be used more frequently moving forward. This brings up the question though, what happened to Boeing Starliner and how was SpaceX able to beat Boeing to a crewed ISS mission. Well, Boeing has been facing significant issues with their core business with the 737 Max 8 fiasco and terrible financials. Aside from this, Starliner is not Boeing's only project nor their main focus while Crew Dragon was the primary focus of SpaceX for quite some time. This video explains the evolution of the Boeing Starliner and the various reasons Starliner fell short of Crew Dragon. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Starliner Program 0:31 - Initial Funding 2:52 - Delays & Failures 7:13 - Boeing’s Shortfalls Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3mbx0F4 Resources: https://pastebin.com/WSg20hcK

How NASA Plans To Phase Out The ISS

WjMjbe33k2c | 02 Apr 2021

How NASA Plans To Phase Out The ISS

The International Space Station is an engineering masterpiece and a symbol of international cooperation and collaboration. The Space Station has helped Nasa gather immense data about low earth orbit and how it affects astronauts over the past two decades. However, as space technology continues to improve and Nasa continues to grow, the ISS will eventually have to be phased out. During this process, Nasa plans to first rent out the ISS for commercial activities such as making films and tourism. After this has gone on for a while, Nasa plans to deorbit the ISS and have all the debris fall into the ocean. Following this, Nasa will likely turn to private space companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin to build future space stations. This video explains how Nasa plans to phase out the ISS and the future of the ISS. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - International Space Station 0:32 - State Of ISS 2:27 - Renting Out ISS 5:02 - Post-Commercial Renting 7:01 - Deorbiting The ISS 8:56 - Private Space Stations Thumbnail Credit: https://go.nasa.gov/31wUj2L Resources: https://pastebin.com/WcAqVLBL

Jeff Bezos Just Humiliated Elon Musk (April Fools Video)

dkGwZ95RR6c | 01 Apr 2021

Jeff Bezos Just Humiliated Elon Musk (April Fools Video)

Blue Origin has been the laughing stock of the space community for decades at this point. Jeff Bezos has been working on Blue Origin since 2000, but Blue Origin has yet to even reach orbit. Jeff Bezos' recent resignation from Amazon has sparked conversations as to whether Blue Origin will finally start to make significant progress. However, out of nowhere, Jeff Bezos made an unprecedented move by buying NASA for $420 billion on April 1, 2021. He also went ahead and bought Volkswagen, Toyota, and General Motors to compete against Tesla. After hearing about this, Elon Musk made his own handful of moves which has led to a new space race, this time to Mars. However, Zambia would surprise everyone in the end. This video explains the future of Blue Origin and how Jeff Bezos plans to beat Elon Musk to Mars. Timestamps: 0:00 - Blue Origin Is A Joke 0:32 - Annihilating SpaceX 3:53 - Decimating Tesla 7:03 - Race To The Bottom 8:40 - Zambia Takes The Dub Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3maazjy https://bit.ly/3dfEz9G Resources: https://pastebin.com/SEknn4TM

The Apple Car Is A Monetary Masterpiece (& Will Generate Billions)

RvjOniKighI | 29 Mar 2021

The Apple Car Is A Monetary Masterpiece (& Will Generate Billions)

Rumors about a potential Apple car have been floating around for years at this point. Originally, there was news that Apple was trying to buy Tesla way back in 2013. Once this deal fell through, Apple started their own car program called project Titan. Though it's been several years since the beginning of the program, we still have to wait several more years before we even see a car from Apple. But this brings up the question, why is Apple even making a car and how much money could Apple even make from a car? Well, the truth is, the automotive industry often has quite slim profit margins, so Apple is unlikely to make a game-changing amount of money from selling cars. The real reason Apple is entering the automotive industry is because of the massive potential of automotive services. This includes autonomous software sales as well as various forms of entertainment within the car itself. This video explains the various pros and cons of Apple entering the car industry and how they plan to maximize on automotive services. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - Decline Of iPhone Sales 0:37 - Apple’s Entrance Into Cars 4:48 - The Real Money Maker 7:44 - Autonomous Software 10:19 - Infotainment Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3stXkNm https://bit.ly/31iMNZh Resources: https://pastebin.com/Tqy9UDB3

Should NASA Just Defund SLS Already?

yg4IXQ6xmOc | 26 Mar 2021

Should NASA Just Defund SLS Already?

Nasa announced the Space Launch System way back in September of 2011. It's nearly been 10 years since then, but we have yet to see a launch of SLS. Nasa is hoping to finally do a debut launch of SLS later this year; however, given that they expect each launch to cost over $2 billion. Moreover, SLS is not reusable at all, so should the Space Launch System just be defunded altogether? Well, taking a look back at why SLS was even designed, we'll see that SLS was developed to allow Nasa to finally get humans back to the moon by working in conjunction with the Orion space module. Considering this significant goal and the proximity of Nasa finally completing SLS development, it may make sense to just finish the development of SLS and send humans back to the moon. This video explains the various pros and cons of the Space Launch System and why SLS should not be defunded. Discord Community: https://discord.gg/SJUNWNt Timestamps: 0:00 - SLS Development 0:26 - Lunar Mission 2:28 - Crewed Mission Capability 3:37 - Massive Cost 5:45 - Outdated Design 7:03 - Should SLS Be Defunded 9:07 - Nasa Sendoff Thumbnail Credit: https://bit.ly/3fcHB1c https://bit.ly/3fbLseQ Resources: https://pastebin.com/RNwitUbJ

How Volkswagen CEO Got Fired After Praising Tesla

F7OCrAS8yxw | 24 Mar 2021

How Volkswagen CEO Got Fired After Praising Tesla