The Chipset Breakfast by Wayne Harrel

The Chipset Breakfast by Wayne Harrel

Okay guys, so here it is, the new podcast and this is the first episode.

I’m still working on the format of the flow, maybe we will have a video podcast in future, and yeah a new nice intro is also coming up.

Here in this episode I’ll reveal a project I’m working on, apple watch and more stuff



P.S. – iTunes link hasn’t been updated yet, I’ll post it and tweet it as soon as its updated.

    The Apple Watch

    The Apple Watch haters simply don’t understand this fact but that device is not a device to simply help you check your message quickly or peak at your emails etc or play some gimmicky gay game with someone.

    That device isn’t even the health tracker gadget as how it has been addressed by Apple itself and some others. Its an ADDON for health stuff! An Addon that makes sense for its purpose.

    Enter Internet Of Things:

    Well obviously home automation and internet of things will be huge and a lot of big companies like Apple, Google, Samsung and Amazon have really deep interest in it.

    Apple like no other ones in the group want to be on top of it.

    The idea of apple watch is not to make a niche product, but to make a control center for different devices you’ll have in your house that will be connected to the internet.

    There is a reason why Apple announced homekit before the watch announcement. Later in 2016 when you’ll connect the dots you’ll see why apple watch makes a big significance in apple’s product strategy.

    They want Apple watch and iOS to be the central system for your access to internet of things. Like Tim Cook mentioned at the end of the keynote, someone uses it for changing or control their television set someone for other tasks “the possibilities are endless.”

    That’s true, and it will be exciting to see how it goes.

    Apple wants to stay on the edge because with Google buying out Nest and releasing their own thing, amazon working on their own thing, things are gonna get intense, and from what I’m hearing some other players are gonna jump in too.

    Hardware manufacturers will make their devices with protocols like “works with iOS” with API type access to hardware manufacturers by Apple, Google etc and things will work differently than how they do today.

    Its all about perspective.

    Tooth brush test

    Before acquiring companies Larry Page of Google asks this questions to his subordinates, does this passes the tooth brush test?

    Is this thing that we are planning to acquire is something we would be using like we use a toothbrush? Like once or twice daily, weather its the talent or technology we are bringing in?

    Is it as useful as a toothbrush?

    And this is one of the prime reason why Google is so successful with their hires.

    I learned a lot from this approach not just in business but in life.

    Recently I discovered my really bad gadget addiction. I used to spend a lot of money on buying latest gadgets. A . LOT. OF. MONEY.

    Now I’ve put this practice into place, where I ask myself, is what I’m buying passes the toothbrush test? Is it something I will be using daily? If the answer is no or if I can rent it, I don’t buy it.

    Same thing with softwares and stuff. This exercise helped me control my gadget addiction a LOT.

    I think we all should have toothbrush test for various things.

    Right now I’m experimenting this into my daily routine and business, before hiring a talent, I ask myself, well what does this person can do for the business, where does he makes my life easy and brings value and is he something that will be a key guy that will be needed daily? If yes, I put him on a list of people I’ll be talking further to find out more.

    Usually these are the people who don’t need active leadership to move forward in your business, they just need passive leadership and can figure most of the stuff on their on.

    So there ya go, some morning wisdom for your day :)


    Talk Soon


    I find the concept of success and failure really stupid, it’s a frame of mind that resembles polarizing point of view of the mass.

    Here is the thing, you either do it or you don’t do it.

    If you fail at achieving desired results, adjust your expectations a bit and try again, then again and then again until you. In this process you’ll become sharper and sharper and automatically develop skills to reach to your desired end result or possibly even beyond that.

    But you can’t do it in the field that you DON’T enjoy or love doing it every single day of your week. If you don’t know what you intensively love or passionate about doing then you are probably wasting your time doing a lot of unproductive things or too busy doing some mind numbing stuff or might be trading your time for money.

    One of the most important things is influence. You have to control who you hang out with, online, offline and so on. What you watch, read or see. Because believe me, these thing will influence you a lot in ways you won’t even notice!

    I have this exercise that I do that might help you out, I dunno but its seriously worth trying.

    Make a list of common things that average person does. Do it in google spreadsheet or something.

    Now in front of each bullet, write down exactly opposite of these things. Then go do it!

    Here is my list of opposite things I do that average people don’t:

    1. Dress sharp and formal
    2. No college
    3. Invest your money like a pro, make your capital work for you <- Diversified Investing + Small Deposits of Money + Time = Wealth
    4. removed
    5. No marriage and no kids, at least not right now
    6. No relationships with anyone except friends for “some” time
    7. No to buying a house or super expensive assets (confession: I spend way too much on rent though, like seriously a LOT)
    8. Going on vacation on odd times <- LOVE IT
    9. Being evil <- not literally, but people are generally good, so try it creatively, be aggressive.
    10. Work less but work productive <- normal people work long hours, instead use pomodoro
    11. No phones, only emails
    12. No sugar at all
    13. No salt
    14. Work on your grammar (confession: my grammar suck, seriously)
    15. Study more stuff – most people don’t do it after college
    16. Violently defend your productivity from people and distracting things, believe me they will steal your time if you don’t defend it violently.

    Another one is make a list of common things people in your field do, and follow the same exercise.

    The result? You’ll discover new things by walking on unwalked roads, doing the opposite and so on.

    You see, my methods and techniques aren’t pleasing to everyone, I try to be honest with them ya know. But they’ve been working for me for the past 12 years. Again, you have to test things out and you can only do it by trying again, and again and again, you’ll discover methods and strategies that’ll work for you.

    I’ll leave you with a quote:

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost


    – Wayne