I spend a lot of time on Youtube, much more than I do on WhatsApp and slightly more than Twitter.
I primarily watch interesting talks (very few TED talks though), speeches, documentaries and few music concerts, or singing performances. I also watch few training/education contents.
Every time I find a new interesting person, I try to watch all related videos and then for a few days I thoroughly follow that person. It’s a delight and sense of achievement in finding something or someone new (to me) and through-provoking. The magical spell lasts for a few days or weeks, or in some rare cases for months and years. However, it is always enriching to expand my knowledge, conceptual understanding whenever possible.
I discovered and watched many videos of or related to – Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Steve Jobs, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Ariely, Nassim Nicolas Taleb, Jonathan Ive, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Milton Friedman, Swami Sarvapriyananda, Swami Chinmayanand, Devdutt Patnaik, Rajiv Bajaj, Azim Premji, Dr. Subramaniam Swamy, P Chidambaram, Arun Shourie, Raghuram Rajan, Dr. Arvind Datar, Prof Aswath Damodaran, Hans Rosling, Manjul Bhargava, Matt Parker, Garry Kasparov.
This is not a complete list, just the names with top recall. The point is that Youtube has helped me expand my horizon and shape up my interests a lot!
Recently I encountered another video “Who Is The Fifth Horseman?” by Prof. Scott Galloway and found it very interesting! It is about the next super giant company after Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple. It’s an interesting talk. Do watch it here:
Then I started watching more talks by Scott Galloway and found this – where he talks about need for breaking Amazon into multiple organisation (like Standard Oil Company in last century)
I am still exploring Scott and found some arguments novel and thought-provoking.
By the way, the reference of “Fifth Horseman” in the context of “Four Horsemen” was also a new revelation for me.
I had listened to a talk titled “The Four Horsemen” featuring Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennet and Harris and at that time I didn’t know that the phrase had any significance.
After listening to “Who is the Fifth horseman?” I got interested in knowing what the phrase “The Four Horsemen” actually refers to and found that it refers to The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described in the last book of the New Testament of the Bible.
One more learning!