Weekly readings – 14th March 2020

How I Survived Being A $220k/year Intern

Your Fancy Honey Might Not Actually Be Honey

Public health interventions and epidemic intensity during the 1918 influenza pandemic

How a small candy company became Warren Buffett’s ‘dream’ investment

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE. A very helpful and cool interactive map to keep track of the global cases around the world

The man behind Trump’s Facebook operations (and success?)

Building the City: Snapshots of Saigon in the Late 1960s

Seattle’s Patient Zero Spread Coronavirus Despite Ebola-Style Lockdown

Amazon is selling the technology behind its cashier-less stores to other retailers. Some of their tactics and actions may warrant criticisms, but their drive for innovation really makes their success well-deserved

A Berlin Biotech Company Got a Head Start on Coronavirus Tests

I learned new things about Rwanda today

I came across two cool videos on Bloomberg YouTube channel on Rwanda, a country in East Africa. The first video is about how Kigali in Rwanda is nowadays. It’s surprising and cool to learn about a city where there is no plastic bag, coffee is good, cleanliness is prioritized and economy is throwing.

The second video is about how drones produced by Zipline, an American country, are used to aid doctors and patients in Rwanda. As the road infrastructure in the country is in so bad a shape that it’s challenging at times for doctors and hospitals to procure blood. The drones alleviate such a problem. This is one of the best examples of how technology can be used to save lives. The part where the drones are stopped and grounded is awesome. Such precision.