NT Balanarayan

Originally published here.

It’s easy!

  1. Hide facts. Why do you even need it?
  2. Release partial information.
  3. Do not respond to questions.
  4. Do not share actual data points even when it is in public interest.
  5. Question the motive of those asking questions.
  6. Play the nationalism card.
  7. Use some form of ‘respect the elders’ which also translates to ‘respect the leader’.
  8. Drown out the criticism with big fat star-studded ad campaign.
  9. Slow down critics in legal quagmire.
  10. When all fails revert to good ol’ threats and violence.
  11. Starting a shell company is no longer okay, it’s better to just start a political party.

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I tried to like Google Allo; I really did. However, not enough people I know were on it, while everyone was already on Whatsapp. The only thing I LOVED was Google Assistant (and Adarsh Balak stickers). That said, I could get similar functionality with Google Now as well. The only advantage was that the results were provided within the context of a conversation. That got me thinking.

Google should tap into their search strategy of making Google search available everywhere.

What if Google made Assistant available on all bot platforms? Imagine pinging Google Assistant from within Facebook messenger, from within Skype, from within Slack. THAT would be revolutionary.

Read the full story here.

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NT Balanarayan

NT Balanarayan

Salesforce consultant @saasfocus, ex-journalist and a casual gamer. Opinions are mine and don't reflect those of my employer.