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Initiative Q - my personal thoughts

These are my personal thoughts on initiative Q, the future money everyone is talking about. 

There’s nothing to lose, and it only takes a minute to join. Just create a new Gmail account if you have any doubts. I’ve been researching this quite a bit, and I think the concept is brilliant. Can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.
Everything starts with an idea to change how things have always been done. I can’t wait to see how this unfolds.

Here is a link to a podcast done with the CEO and Co-founder Saar Wilf, Initiative Q – Ponzi or Kosher?
Here is  Saar Wilf's LinkedIn, Saar Wilf
Also, their official videos explaining the initiative. What is Initiative Q - How it Works and What After Sign up - Ini…

Apple Watch Series 2

I recently received the Apple Watch Series 2 with the 42mm Gold Aluminum case and the Midnight Blue Sports Band as a gift from my sister. Having used the Garmin vivosmart HR for over a year or so, occasionally, I was never a fan of wearables/fitness bands. Garmin vivosmart HR was a dull device with some extra options than the rivals with an extra high price tag. I wore it around 30-40 times throughout the year and sold it less than half of its retail price.

However, this gift changed my attitude towards fitness bands. I've seen the Apple Watch Series 2 on the official Apple website and have seen numerous videos of it. So, when I got it for real, I was impatient to see what it actually looks like. The Apple packaging was unique as of other Apple devices.  The side of the package details the content of the box in the most comprehensive yet simplest way.

I would've preferred a "cube" rather than a rectangular box. Other than that, it's basic Apple packaging inside and out.The Apple Watch logo is minimal and does not attract the human eye. The logo could have speak-out of its fame a bit aggressively. 
 The Gold, Black and Blue is a nice combination and suits most of the clothes. It comes with an additional band with holes for small/medium hands. Though it looks bulky, the 42mm case is a perfect fit for a medium/large male hand. I haven't had square face watches before, but I became instantly impressed with how it looks on my wrist. I guess you have to wear it to feel how it really looks on you. 
The Apple Watch Series 2 has a really nice look. Though there are several band options available on the market, the sport band fulfils the most number of requirements. For example, if you are using a high-end Hermes leather band or a Steel band you have to change them when you're going for a swim or to the gym. Sports band is the basic band you could use for any occasion. The made in France, Hermes band will certainly impress all the members in a board meeting, but you'll have to take care of that calfskin from oil, water and lipstick.
The case looks bulkier by the side and disproportionate compared with the band. However, that thought slides away when wearing it on the hand. So, the best advice is to wear it before buying it. Moreover, the rotatable crown is bigger than the average size to serve the purpose of using it more easily.
 The black front face is elegant. It has a deep glossy look even without powering on and I assume any watch face must look good on it. The gold outer shell combines well it with.  
I'm impressed with what Apple has produced. Wristwatches are different market criteria for Apple, yet they entered the market with a smart/sport watch. The Apple Watch Series 2 boasts the bright screen, fast processor, water resistance and GPS. Fitness bands/watches are still a subcategory in a huge market. Apple Watches could succeed if they come up with the perfect formula of options to include in the watch. What to include and what not to include will define the future of the smartwatches.


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