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This Podcast is created and curated by Deepak Jayaraman (an Executive Coach and a Leadership Advisor). He lives in Mumbai and works with successful Senior Executives by helping them play to their unique potential but with a sharp focus on transitions (business or career). Just like businesses need t… read more

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634: 62.00 Whitney Johnson – The full conversation

September 8th, 2020

1:07:58
GUEST

Whitney Johnson is the CEO of WLJ Advisors and one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50. She is an expert on helping high-growth organizations develop high-growth individuals. …

634: 62.01 Whitney Johnson – The S curve of personal disruption

September 8th, 2020

12:40
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Whitney speaks about the application of the Theory of Disruptive Innovation (Courtesy Late Clay Christiansen) as applied to Careers. She speaks about why going up and up on the same curve starts yielding …

634: 62.02 Whitney Johnson – Picking the right S curve

September 8th, 2020

9:44
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Whitney speaks about how we all should think about the next S curve we could get onto in our journeys. She speaks to the notion of …

634: 62.03 Whitney Johnson – Discovering our distinctiveness

September 8th, 2020

7:32
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Whitney speaks about how we all need to tune into our “super-power” and discover our strengths and use that as a starting point to discover our next S curve. She speaks about the fact that we are often …

634: 62.04 Whitney Johnson – Leaning into constraints

September 8th, 2020

4:04
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Whitney speaks about how sometimes constraints bring out the best in us and drive us to innovate – at some level, I guess that is the …

634: 62.05 Whitney Johnson – Cutting our losses

September 8th, 2020

6:33
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Whitney speaks about the dilemma that a lot of face at the foot-hills of a new S curve. Should I persist with the pain or should I …

634: 62.06 Whitney Johnson – Rethinking our metrics

September 8th, 2020

7:08
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Whitney speaks about how we need to often rethink the metrics with which we need to measure ourselves as go from one S curve to another. Very often we are hardwired to think about metrics in a certain way …

634: 62.07 Whitney Johnson – Handling our identity

September 8th, 2020

5:19
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Whitney speaks about how we should think about our identity when we experience the free fall when we move from the top of an S curve to …

634: 62.08 Whitney Johnson – Discovery driven career planning

September 8th, 2020

3:35
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 Whitney speaks about how we can think about picking career paths in a world with abundant opportunity. She speaks about the notion of maximizing optionality especially early in the career when one …

633: 61.00 Atul Khatri - The Full Conversation

August 15th, 2020

1:56:34
GUEST

Atul Khatri is one of the top Stand up comedians in the country. In his previous avatar, he used to run a successful IT Business with his …

633: 61.01 Atul Khatri - The mid-life angst

August 15th, 2020

9:24
NUGGET CONTEXT

Atul speaks about his career in building out the IT business with his brother. He speaks about how he had gotten to a point where he …

633: 61.02 Atul Khatri - Seeds of a career in Stand up

August 15th, 2020

12:12
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Atul speaks about how he got started in his career in Stand up. He traces it back to a New Year Resolution he made on 1 Jan 2012 that …

633: 61.03 Atul Khatri - Fertilizing a new possibility

August 15th, 2020

8:49
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Atul speaks about how he straddled the two worlds concurrently – one in which he was running an IT business, the other where he was an …

633: 61.04 Atul Khatri - Riding two horses

August 15th, 2020

7:44
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Atul speaks about how had to straddle both the worlds concurrently – the world of business and stand up comedy. He had to ensure that …

633: 61.05 Atul Khatri - Finding your voice

August 15th, 2020

12:40
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Atul speaks about the notion of staying authentic and the audience slowly finding you rather than trying to pander to the tastes of any …

633: 61.06 Atul Khatri - Passion versus Pragmatism

August 15th, 2020

15:13
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Atul speaks about how he had to be pragmatic about the cash flows given the lop-sided odds of success in this industry. He also speaks …

633: 61.07 Atul Khatri - Writing evergreen material

August 15th, 2020

8:05
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Atul speaks about how he derives inspiration from legends like Anand Bakshi and Kishore Kumar to ensure that he creates material that …

633: 61.08 Atul Khatri - Coping with Covid-19

August 15th, 2020

13:06
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Atul speaks about how he is coping with the changed situation given Covid-19. He speaks about how he had to cancel several of his shows …

632: 60.00 Andrew Likierman – The full conversation

July 31st, 2020

1:26:38
GUEST
Sir Andrew Likierman is the former Dean of the London Business School. He has been researching the topic of Judgment for several years. He is …

632: 60.01 Andrew Likierman - Defining and measuring Judgment

July 31st, 2020

14:16
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Andrew speaks about how he came up with a framework to measure judgment. He also speaks about the nature of research he did to get to what was judgment and the variables that go in there. He also speaks …

632: 60.02 Andrew Likierman - Listen attentively; learn critically

July 31st, 2020

6:59
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Andrew speaks about the criticality of listening attentively to not just what is being said but also what is not being said. He says …

632: 60.03 Andrew Likierman - Seek diversity, not validation

July 31st, 2020

5:57
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Andrew speaks about how we need to seek diverse inputs while going about a decision and not just look for people that reaffirm our …

632: 60.04 Andrew Likierman - Keeping track of judgment run-rate

July 31st, 2020

8:46
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Andrew speaks about how leaders can keep track of the run rate of decisions they make. He speaks about how some sort of a reflection …

632: 60.05 Andrew Likierman - Identify, then challenge, biases

July 31st, 2020

8:43
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Andrew speaks about how we all have intellectual and emotional biases when we make decisions and he speaks about how we can minimize being influenced by the biases during such moments. He speaks about …

632: 60.06 Andrew Likierman - Question the solution set offered

July 31st, 2020

9:39
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One of the key elements of Judgment that Andrew speaks about is the notion of looking at the entire range of possibilities. Sometimes we fall into the bias of “what you see is what there is” during a …

632: 60.07 Andrew Likierman - Judgment during COVID times

July 31st, 2020

16:08
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Andrew shares his perspectives around the criticality of the various steps involved in getting to a good judgment in these times. …

631: Vinita Bali On Coping with Covid-19

July 30th, 2020

38:36
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Vinita speaks about how executives and board members could navigate these choppy waters as the COVID 19 is playing out.  She …

630: 59.00 R Gopalakrishnan - The full conversation - INSIGHTS FROM CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE ENTRY AND EXIT OF CEOs

June 25th, 2020

1:22:44
GUEST
R Gopalakrishnan is a man of many identities. A Board Member, an author, an advisor, speaker and a teacher. Apart from having an illustrious career in Hindustan Lever and Tata Sons, he has been on several Boards …

629: 59.01 R Gopalakrishnan - Running your career like a marathon

June 25th, 2020

8:38
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RG speaks about how he has thought about his career like a marathoner. He speaks about all of us having to refire rather than retire. He uses the metaphor of Lego to state that each one of us like a Lego …

628: 59.02 R Gopalakrishnan - Making robust hiring decisions

June 25th, 2020

15:42
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RG speaks about his experiences from having made around 200 odd CEO appointments in his years as a mentor and as a Board Member. He goes onto say that his hit-rate might only be around 50-60% over the …

627: 59.03 R Gopalakrishnan - Settling in - Rock climbing versus Running

June 25th, 2020

9:19
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RG speaks about how transitioning from one context to another is a bit like moving from driving a race car to rock climbing. You need to feel the surface before you transfer your weight and move forward. …

626: 59.04 R Gopalakrishnan - Discerning the pecking order of stakeholders

June 25th, 2020

5:16
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RG speaks about the fact that CEOs are measured not just on the objective performance metrics that have been laid out but also on how they perform with respect to the expectations of the pecking order of …

625: 59.05 R Gopalakrishnan - Solving for efficiency versus effectiveness

June 25th, 2020

7:18
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Gopal speaks about the criticality of focusing on not just efficiency (linearly moving from point A to point B) but effectiveness (moving according to the lay of the land much like how water comes down a …

624: 59.06 R Gopalakrishnan - Having the right relationship with the Board

June 25th, 2020

6:41
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RG speaks about the criticality having a healthy friendly relationship with the Board. He speaks about the narrative that CEOs often have around Board members being another “layer to manage”. He suggests …

623: 59.07 R Gopalakrishnan - "Clementine Mirror" - the role of spouses

June 25th, 2020

7:44
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RG speaks about the criticality of seeking and absorbing the feedback from the people around you. He speaks about the role of a spouse …

622: 59.08 R Gopalakrishnan - Bringing in adequate porosity

June 25th, 2020

5:39
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RG speaks about the role of the leader bringing in adequate open-ness and a prototyping mindset to the way he or she sculpts his or …

621: 59.09 R Gopalakrishnan - Getting cross-industry transitions right

June 25th, 2020

5:16
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RG speaks about how leaders coming in from one context can effectively adapt to a completely new context especially when they do not have a working knowledge of the new space. He underscores the …

620: 58.00 BJ Fogg – The full conversation - TINY HABITS: SMALL CHANGES THAT CHANGE EVERYTHING

June 13th, 2020

1:15:49
GUEST BJ Fogg is a behaviour scientist with deep experience in innovation and teaching. At Stanford University, he runs the Behaviour Design Lab (earlier called Persuasive Tech lab). He spends about 50% of his time to …

619: 58.01 BJ Fogg - The ABC of tiny habits

June 13th, 2020

8:11
NUGGET CONTEXT BJ speaks about the ABC of tiny habits – Anchor, Behaviour and Celebration. He goes on to speak about the importance of having an …

618: 58.02 BJ Fogg - The MAP of behaviour change

June 13th, 2020

5:26
NUGGET CONTEXT BJ speaks about the Motivation Ability curve which lies at the heart of his thinking around tiny habits. He speaks about how they complement each other and one way for us to take the vagary of motivation …

617: 58.03 BJ Fogg - Prompts - the low hanging fruit of change

June 13th, 2020

9:26
NUGGET CONTEXT BJ speaks about the role of a prompt in getting us to perform a habit. Prompt is often the trigger that ensures that we perform the …

616: 58.04 BJ Fogg - Action versus Context Prompt

June 13th, 2020

9:15
NUGGET CONTEXT BJ makes the distinction between an Action Prompt (something that we do in our lives) versus a Context Prompt (an external trigger such as an Email, Pop-Up, Message etc). He speaks about how Product …

615: 58.05 BJ Fogg - Build ability to beat motivation cycles

June 13th, 2020

8:48
NUGGET CONTEXT BJ speaks about how we could overcome the vagaries of our motivation by working on our abilities and by keeping the habit really tiny. …

614: 58.06 BJ Fogg - Celebrating to wire in a habit

June 13th, 2020

4:17
NUGGET CONTEXT BJ speaks about the role of celebration in locking in a habit. He also makes the distinction between a reward that often comes several …

613: 58.07 BJ Fogg - Tiny habits to big change

June 13th, 2020

9:15
NUGGET CONTEXT BJ speaks about how we can sow the seed for a new habit but how we can ramp up and ramp down what we do as long as we are moderate in our expectations. He speaks about the trap that a lot of high …

612: 58.08 BJ Fogg - Untangle (not break) bad habits

June 13th, 2020

4:32
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BJ speaks about the importance of language when we think about habits. He says that breaking habits is possibly a wrong metaphor where …

611: 58.09 BJ Fogg - Getting out of screen addiction

June 13th, 2020

6:34
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BJ speaks about some thoughts around how we can battle screen addiction both when we are by ourselves and when we are with others. He recommends screentime.standford.edu where there is an automated AI …

610: 58.10 BJ Fogg - The knowing-doing gap

June 13th, 2020

5:59
NUGGET CONTEXTBJ speaks about why several people cognitively “get” what they need to do but struggle to move the needle in that direction. He links it back to the early success some of them experience in their journey …

609: 57.00 Jennifer Garvey Berger - The full conversation - UNLOCKING LEADERSHIP MIND-TRAPS: THRIVING IN COMPLEXITY

May 30th, 2020

1:26:17
GUEST

Jennifer believes that leadership is one of the most vital renewable resources in the world. This might be more true than ever as organizations across sectors and around the world are facing an unprecedented …

608: 57.01 Jennifer Garvey Berger - Stages of human development

May 30th, 2020

4:34
NUGGET CONTEXT

Thank you for listening. For more content across 50+ speakers, 500+ nuggets painstakingly curated across 65 odd themes, please visit playtopotential.com. You can also find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, …

607: 57.02 Jennifer Garvey Berger - Transitions in mid-life

May 30th, 2020

15:06
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Jennifer speaks at length about Stage 3 (Socialized mind) and Stage 4 (Self-authored mind) as these two account for ~90% of the adults …

606: 57.03 Jennifer Garvey Berger - Humans - an outdated OS

May 30th, 2020

7:04
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Jennifer speaks about the fundamental disconnect between the human operating system that has evolved over thousands of years and the …

605: 57.04 Jennifer Garvey Berger - 5 traps that leaders fall into

May 30th, 2020

7:55
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Jennifer speaks about 5 traps that leaders often find themselves in as a result of the disconnect between the operating systems they …

604: 57.05 Jennifer Garvey Berger - Trap1 - Looking for simple stories

May 30th, 2020

6:42
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Jennifer speaks about how we grow up listening to linear stories that have a beginning, a middle and an end and there is often a very clear chain of causality. She mentions that this leads us to “making …

603: 57.06 Jennifer Garvey Berger - Trap 2 - Feeling right doesn’t mean it is right

May 30th, 2020

8:11
NUGGET CONTEXT

Jennifer speaks about the distinction between feeling something is right versus thinking that something is right. She mentions that the feeling of rightness often arrives a few milliseconds before the …

602: 57.07 Jennifer Garvey Berger - Trap 3 - Desire to agree

May 30th, 2020

3:08
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Jennifer speaks about the risk of us going for a compromise and ending up in a “one size fits nobody” situation, as Late Prof Clay …

601: 57.08 Jennifer Garvey Berger - Trap 4 - Controlling instead of influencing

May 30th, 2020

11:39
NUGGET CONTEXT

Jennifer speaks about how the desire for control is an essential part of human-ness but unfortunately in complex situations, going …

600: 57.09 Jennifer Garvey Berger - Trap 5 - Shackled by the past

May 30th, 2020

4:50
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Jennifer speaks about the tendency we all have to over-estimate the evolution we have had till date and underestimate the evolution …

599: 57.10 Jennifer Garvey Berger - Actively listening to your body

May 30th, 2020

11:08
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Jennifer speaks about how we end up giving a lot of importance to our mind and brains and don’t listen enough to our bodies. She speaks about how bodily signals around hunger, sleep and anxiety can …

598: 57.11 Jennifer Garvey Berger - Leadership in a post COVID world

May 30th, 2020

4:48
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Jennifer speaks about the need for a new leadership paradigm in the new normal that we are headed to. She speaks about how leaders …

597: 56.00 Raj Raghunathan - The full conversation - IF YOU ARE SO SMART, WHY AREN'T YOU HAPPY?

May 8th, 2020

1:42:42
GUEST

Raj Raghunathan is a professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, where he relies on themes …

596: 56.01 Raj Raghunathan – The journey till date

May 8th, 2020

9:23
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Raj speaks about his journey to becoming a researcher of happiness. He speaks about how he thought about his journey after graduating from IIM Calcutta and how he came to the US. He also speaks about how …

595: 56.02 Raj Raghunathan – Defining happiness

May 8th, 2020

7:46
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Raj defines happiness and speaks about the common misconceptions people end up having around happiness. He speaks about the nuances …

594: 56.03 Raj Raghunathan – Achievement and happiness

May 8th, 2020

6:18
NUGGET CONTEXT

Raj speaks about the link between levels of success and happiness. He goes on to speak about the relationship between happiness and education levels. He mentions that happiness rises till the …

593: 56.04 Raj Raghunathan – Abundance mindset and happiness

May 8th, 2020

12:40
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Raj makes the connection between our mindsets (scarcity versus abundance) and our levels of happiness. He mentions that more than the amount of money we have, our relationship with the money we have is a …

592: 56.05 Raj Raghunathan – Time scarcity and generosity burnout

May 8th, 2020

9:25
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Raj speaks about the link between time affluence and an abundance mindset, two seemingly uncorrelated concepts. He also goes onto talk about the link between how much we load our plates and the link …

591: 56.06 Raj Raghunathan – Why we lose the plot with happiness

May 8th, 2020

7:04
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Raj speaks about the habit of medium maximization (we forget the goals but start focusing on the means instead). He speaks about the paradox here and talks about how it shows up in the suboptimality in …

590: 56.07 Raj Raghunathan – Navigating mid-life

May 8th, 2020

10:57
NUGGET CONTEXT

Raj speaks about the valley of mid-life and how we can try to bring greater happiness by either job-crafting (look for adjacent spaces around what we do currently in our company), pursuing a vocation on …

589: 56.08 Raj Raghunathan – Dealing with negative outcomes

May 8th, 2020

8:41
NUGGET CONTEXT

Raj speaks about how we could reframe the way we look at negative outcomes. He speaks about the phenomenon where we end up having an …

588: 56.09 Raj Raghunathan – Pursuing flow than chasing superiority

May 8th, 2020

4:26
NUGGET CONTEXT

Raj speaks about the notion of pursuing flow rather than chasing superiority as we think about making key choices in our journey. He also speaks different kinds of flow and goes onto speak about the …

587: 56.10 Raj Raghunathan – Raising happy kids - love versus discipline

May 8th, 2020

9:36
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Raj speaks about his thoughts around raising happy children and how parents need to walk the tight rope across discipline and love. He makes the case for leaning into love given a choice and speaks about …

586: 56.11 Raj Raghunathan – Coping with COVID-19

May 8th, 2020

9:19
NUGGET CONTEXT

Raj speaks about how we all could think about solving for happiness given the strange times we are in. He speaks about three broad …

585: Sudhir Sitapati (Author - The CEO Factory) on coping with volatility

April 26th, 2020

27:32
NUGGET CONTEXT
Sudhir Sitapati is currently Executive Director, Foods and Refreshments at Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). He recently published his first book - The CEO Factory, published by Juggernaut Books. While I …

584: Raj Raghunathan on raising happy children

April 17th, 2020

10:56

Raj Raghunathan speaks about how to trade-off love and discipline while raising children. As we go through lockdown in Covid-19 and home schooling, …

583: Insights from Raj Raghunathan - Staying Happy through COVID19

April 11th, 2020

11:18
Prof. Raj Raghunathan is a Professor at McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of the book "If you're so …

582: 55.00 Matthew Walker - The full conversation - UNLOCKING THE POWER OF SLEEP AND DREAMS

March 6th, 2020

1:16:08
GUEST
Matthew Paul Walker is a British scientist and Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the …

581: 55.01 Matthew Walker - Sleep - The Swiss army knife of wellness

March 6th, 2020

10:21
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt speaks about the role of sleep in the wellness trinity – Diet, Exercise and Sleep. He goes onto say that not only is sleep one of …

580: 55.02 Matthew Walker - Morning Larks and Night Owls - a hard wiring

March 6th, 2020

8:08
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt speaks about why the “morning person” and the “night person” are not behavioural choices but often hard-wired into us. He says that there might be a wiggle room of around 30-45 mins to move the clock …

579: 55.03 Matthew Walker - Dealing effectively with Jet-lag

March 6th, 2020

9:37
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt speaks about how travelers who fly across time zones should think about acclimatizing themselves to the new location without too …

578: 55.04 Matthew Walker - How much sleep do we REALLY need?

March 6th, 2020

12:17
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt speaks about how much sleep human beings need and he quotes some epidemiological studies that establish the range but also some …

577: 55.05 Matthew Walker - REM and Non-REM sleep and criticality of each

March 6th, 2020

10:09
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matthew speaks about how we sleep occurs in 90 minute cycles in the brain. He says that in that cycle there are multiple stages of Non …

576: 55.06 Matthew Walker - Sleep, Music and the Beatles

March 6th, 2020

6:57
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matthew speaks about how some of the songs of The Beatles (such as Yesterday and Let it be) were conceived of in Paul McCartney’s …

575: 55.07 Matthew Walker - Deleterious impact of Devices on sleep

March 6th, 2020

9:21
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matthew speaks about the impact of blue light emitting devices (TV, Phone, Tablet, Computer etc) on sleep patterns. Apart from reducing the number of hours of sleep, he also says that it comes in the way …

574: 55.08 Matthew Walker - Getting back to sleep when wide awake

March 6th, 2020

4:40
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matthew shares his perspectives on the thing that a lot of us grapple with. The situation when we are trying to fall asleep but are not able to sleep. The more we try, the harder it gets. Then it gets into …

573: 54.00 Jennifer Petriglieri - The full conversation - HOW DUAL CAREER COUPLES CAN NAVIGATE KEY TRANSITIONS

February 14th, 2020

1:28:57
GUEST
Jennifer Petriglieri is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD and the author of Couples That Work, a book on how dual-career couples can thrive in love and in work.

Her award-winning research …

572: 54.01 Jennifer Petriglieri - The case for double-primary careers

February 14th, 2020

9:06
NUGGET CONTEXT
Jennifer speaks about the notion of a primary career and a secondary career in the context of a couple. She goes on to speak about the benefits of a double primary career. She says that a double primary …

571: 54.02 Jennifer Petriglieri - The 3 big transitions that couples go through

February 14th, 2020

14:25
NUGGET CONTEXT
Jennifer speaks about the underlying architecture of her book and lays out the 3 transitions that most couples go through in their journey. Transition no. 1 is about the question – how do we make this …

570: 54.03 Jennifer Petriglieri - The first transition - How do we make this work?

February 14th, 2020

16:59
NUGGET CONTEXT
Jennifer speaks about the context behind the first transition which is often about couples having a discussion about how they make the relationship work. She mentions that in the initial years after …

569: 54.04 Jennifer Petriglieri - Watchouts during the first transition

February 14th, 2020

8:25
NUGGET CONTEXT
Jennifer speaks about the kinds of issues that trips couples up during the first transition when they are trying to navigate the question – how do we make this work. She speaks about three themes a) …

568: 54.05 Jennifer Petriglieri - The second transition - What do we want to become?

February 14th, 2020

9:08
NUGGET CONTEXT
Jennifer speaks about the second transition that couples often go through in their journey. The primary question that each member of the couple is grappling with is often around “what do we want to …

567: 54.06 Jennifer Petriglieri - Securing the base for the other to explore

February 14th, 2020

8:07
NUGGET CONTEXT
Jennifer speaks about the notion of a mutual secure base relationship and how individuals can enable their spouse to find their “sweet …

566: 54.07 Jennifer Petriglieri - The third transition - Who are we now?

February 14th, 2020

10:39
NUGGET CONTEXT
Jennifer speaks about the third transition that couples often face often when they are empty nesters and when they have exhausted the gunpowder in their artillery. They now take stock of life and say “Who …

565: 53.00 Lynda Gratton - The full conversation - 100 YEAR LIFE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON OUR CHOICES

January 29th, 2020

1:11:39
GUEST
Lynda Gratton is a Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and is one of the World’s foremost thinkers at the intersection of …

564: 53.01 Lynda Gratton - 100 year life

January 29th, 2020

5:09
NUGGET CONTEXT
Lynda speaks about how we are moving from a 3 stage paradigm (study-work-retire) to a paradigm where we are going to be moving across these three phases in a fluid manner over our life time. She speaks …

563: 53.02 Lynda Gratton - Mid-life: a double whammy

January 29th, 2020

10:38
NUGGET CONTEXT
Lynda speaks about the kinds of issues that show up in mid-life. She speaks about how individuals at mid-life are grappling with two transitions – one is the mid-life itself. The other is the fundamental …

562: 53.03 Lynda Gratton - From 3 stages to multiple stages

January 29th, 2020

9:23
NUGGET CONTEXT
Lynda says that in the earlier paradigm, people made two transitions. Study to work and work to retire. And they made it in lock step, …

561: 53.04 Lynda Gratton - Specialization versus Generalization (T to Pi)

January 29th, 2020

5:23
NUGGET CONTEXT
Lynda speaks about how she thinks about specialization and generalization. Earlier, we would think that being a generalist but with a …

560: 53.05 Lynda Gratton - Cathedrals versus Shopping malls

January 29th, 2020

6:43
NUGGET CONTEXT
Lynda speaks about having a mind set for building something tangible and substantial over the long term which means something than …

559: 53.06 Lynda Gratton - Independent producer’s vs Entrepreneurs

January 29th, 2020

11:47
NUGGET CONTEXT
Lynda speaks about the distinction between entrepreneurship and independent producers. She speaks about people pursuing something because they enjoy it and not because they want to grow it and scale it up. …

558: 53.07 Lynda Gratton - Choosing the intensity of work

January 29th, 2020

4:35
NUGGET CONTEXT
Lynda speaks about how our understanding of ageing is based on what we see with our parents but says that we might experience ageing very differently. She speaks about the need for us to think actively …

557: 53.08 Lynda Gratton - The Power of Options

January 29th, 2020

8:36
NUGGET CONTEXT
Lynda refers to the notion of options (as economists think about it) and speaks about the criticality of having multiple pursuits and …

556: 52.00 James Clear - The full conversation - ATOMIC HABITS: TINY CHANGES, REMARKABLE RESULTS

December 30th, 2019

58:17
GUEST
James Clear is the Author of the book - Atomic Habits that has sold more than 1 Million Copies globally. He is the creator of The Habits Academy …

555: 52.01 James Clear - Journey to studying habits

December 30th, 2019

5:06
NUGGET CONTEXT
James speaks about how he got injured as a player and had to focus on small wins that eventually put him on a path of recovery and regaining of fitness. He goes on to talk about how he got curious about …

554: 52.02 James Clear - Building habits in the right areas

December 30th, 2019

9:45
NUGGET CONTEXT
James speaks about the criticality of us understanding our genes and personality (the deck of cards we are dealt with) and ensuring that we play a game that is conducive to our natural wiring rather than …

553: 52.03 James Clear - Keeping the identity small

December 30th, 2019

11:49
NUGGET CONTEXT
James speaks about how we sometimes get crippled or limited by the identity we carry about ourselves. He makes the case for a smaller identity for us to evaluate new possibilities and walk down new …

552: 52.04 James Clear - Plateau of latent potential

December 30th, 2019

13:47
NUGGET CONTEXT
James speaks about the shape of the compounding curve and speaks about how we should think about motivating ourselves to persist …

551: 52.05 James Clear - Systems versus Goals

December 30th, 2019

6:32
NUGGET CONTEXT
‘You don’t rise to the level of your goals but you fall to the level of your systems’, says James Clear. He speaks about the fact that goal setting has not found to be a differentiator between performers …

550: 52.06 James Clear - Building habits with awareness

December 30th, 2019

7:04
NUGGET CONTEXT
A lot of our habits are often sub-conscious. How do we ensure that we don’t become a slave of our habits but really perform our habits with awareness. In one of my earlier conversations, Devdutt Pattanaik …

549: 52.07 James Clear - Environment and habits

December 30th, 2019

7:01
NUGGET CONTEXT
James speaks about how environment plays such a critical part in the building and breaking of habits. He speaks about how we can increase the friction in the negative habits that we want to get rid of and …

548: 52.08 James Clear - 2 minute rule - the gateway habit

December 30th, 2019

4:02
NUGGET CONTEXT
James speaks about the notion of a gateway habit which helps us establish the habit before we start expanding on it or optimizing it. He speaks about the criticality of us mastering the art of showing up …

547: 51.00 Sudhir Sitapati - The full conversation - THE CEO FACTORY - MANAGEMENT LESSONS FROM HINDUSTAN UNILEVER

December 19th, 2019

1:17:07
GUEST
Sudhir Sitapati is currently Executive Director, Foods and Refreshments at Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). He has just published his first book - The CEO Factory, published by Juggernaut Books. 

I have had the …

546: 51.01 Sudhir Sitapati - Getting the problem definition right

December 19th, 2019

6:38
NUGGET CONTEXT
Sudhir speaks about the close link between IIMA and HUL in terms of the approach towards problem solving and Marketing. He speaks about …

545: 51.02 Sudhir Sitapati - Choosing to stay in HUL

December 19th, 2019

6:50
NUGGET CONTEXT
Sudhir speaks about why people in organizations like HUL provide an opportunity for people to pursue a career over the long term. He alludes to the quality of HR processes (specifically Career Management …

544: 51.03 Sudhir Sitapati - HR - a department with teeth

December 19th, 2019

9:24
NUGGET CONTEXT
Sudhir speaks about what makes the HR function in HUL effective. He speaks about the structure of HR where it is an independent function but is embedded in the business. He also speaks about why HUL …

543: 51.04 Sudhir Sitapati - Entrepreneurial Professionalism

December 19th, 2019

7:53
NUGGET CONTEXT
Sudhir speaks about how HUL has this unique DNA which is a mix of professionalism and an entrepreneurial orientation. He speaks about how some of the early exposure to trade gives individuals an exposure …

542: 51.05 Sudhir Sitapati - Identifying and nurturing potential

December 19th, 2019

9:39
NUGGET CONTEXT
Sudhir speaks about Judgment, Influence and Drive as the three markers of potential and how the emphasis shifts across these three during the career of a professional in HUL. For the first few years it is …

541: 51.06 Sudhir Sitapati - Building a personal brand

December 19th, 2019

5:53
NUGGET CONTEXT
Sudhir speaks about some of the principles behind building a strong brand and a personal brand. He speaks about a strong brand as one where people might like or hate the brand but will align on the key …

540: 51.07 Sudhir Sitapati - Specialization versus Generalization

December 19th, 2019

8:05
NUGGET CONTEXT
Sudhir speaks about why it is easier to grow a category than growing market share in a category. He also speaks about his experiences with Kissan to make the point about limited real estate in consumers’ …

539: 51.08 Sudhir Sitapati - Core Competence versus Competitive Advantage

December 19th, 2019

2:47
NUGGET CONTEXT
Sudhir speaks about the distinction between these two terms that could often be confused. He goes onto say that HUL’s core competence …

538: 51.09 Sudhir Sitapati - Mavericks, Company men and Rogues

December 19th, 2019

7:42
NUGGET CONTEXT
Sudhir speaks about these three types of people and goes onto say that one of the secret sauces of HUL is its treatment of Mavericks. He speaks about the output-oriented nature of KPIs that let some of …

537: 51.10 Sudhir Sitapati - Secret sauce behind the culture

December 19th, 2019

8:32
NUGGET CONTEXT
Sudhir speaks about the four pillars of culture at HUL - Action, Values, Courage and Truth. He also speaks about how that these …

536: 50.00 Alan Eagle - The full conversation - TRILLION DOLLAR COACH - PLAYBOOK OF SILICON VALLEY'S BILL CAMPBELL

November 12th, 2019

1:08:26
GUEST
William Vincent Campbell Junior (Bill Campbell) was an American businessman and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Columbia University and …

535: 50.01 Alan Eagle - Sports to Business to Coaching

November 12th, 2019

8:06
NUGGET CONTEXT
Alan speaks about Bill Campbell’s journey and the various transitions he has been through – from being a Football Coach to becoming a Business Executive to Leadership Coaching where he worked with several …

534: 50.02 Alan Eagle - Building trust as a Coach

November 12th, 2019

9:02
NUGGET CONTEXT
Alan speaks about some of the things that Bill Campbell did to earn the trust of the leaders he worked with. This is all the more …

533: 50.03 Alan Eagle - Coaching a Team

November 12th, 2019

8:50
NUGGET CONTEXT
Alan speaks about a “Product” that Bill might have accidentally invented in the way he went about doing his work – The notion of a …

532: 50.04 Alan Eagle - Dealing with aberrant geniuses

November 12th, 2019

5:07
NUGGET CONTEXT
Alan speaks about how Bill and leaders at Google deal with super-star performers who can have enormous impact given their talent can be …

531: 50.05 Alan Eagle - Having difficult conversations

November 12th, 2019

6:07
NUGGET CONTEXT
Bill Campbell was known to have a “salty language” filled with expletives. Alan provides nuance around how Bill used his directness to land tough messages. He also goes on to talk about the safety net that …

530: 50.06 Alan Eagle - Being an evangelist for courage

November 12th, 2019

5:24
NUGGET CONTEXT
Alan speaks about how Bill got his Coachees to believe in themselves and how he often he had greater faith in them than they had in …

529: 50.07 Alan Eagle - Receiving feedback as a Coach

November 12th, 2019

8:05
NUGGET CONTEXT
Alan discusses some of the failures of Bill Campbell as an Executive and his perspectives around Bill being open to input from his …

528: 50.08 Alan Eagle - Enabling good decisions

November 12th, 2019

7:45
NUGGET CONTEXT
Alan speaks about how Bill would go about engaging with leaders and ensuring that they made good decisions. There is a piece here …

527: 50.09 Alan Eagle - How Bill thought about impact

November 12th, 2019

4:31
NUGGET CONTEXT
Alan speaks about what mattered to Bill and how he measured his impact or success. He speaks about Bill’s genuine love for people, his keen desire to help them succeed and his passion for building …

526: 50.10 Alan Eagle - Influencing Eric Schmidt's key transitions

November 12th, 2019

4:39
NUGGET CONTEXT
Alan speaks about Bill’s role during some of his key transitions in his stellar career at Google. He speaks about the fact that despite …

525: 49.00 Tasha Eurich - The full conversation - POWER OF SELF-AWARENESS IN A SELF-DELUDED WORLD

October 16th, 2019

1:10:27
GUEST
Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. With a PhD in Industrial-Organizational …

524: 49.01 Tasha Eurich - Self-Awareness: Meta-skill of 21st century

October 16th, 2019

9:22
NUGGET CONTEXT
Tasha provides some context to why self-awareness is arguably the meta-skill of the 21st century. She discusses why it is possibly the foundational skill that helps us across various domains of life. She …

523: 49.02 Tasha Eurich - Self-awareness Unicorns

October 16th, 2019

11:21
NUGGET CONTEXT
Tasha speaks about the notion of Self-awareness Unicorns, the 50 people they shortlisted from 1000s of people to study them. She speaks about how she arrived at this shortlist and who is in it. She goes on …

522: 49.03 Tasha Eurich - Self-delusion versus Self-awareness

October 16th, 2019

4:23
NUGGET CONTEXT
Tasha speaks about the distinction between being self-aware and being self-deluded. She mentions that her research suggests that 95% of the people believe they are self-aware only about 10-15% of people …

521: 49.04 Tasha Eurich - Limitations of introspection

October 16th, 2019

7:45
NUGGET CONTEXT
Tasha speaks about introspecting our way to self-awareness could be a red herring. She speaks about her research where she found that …

520: 49.05 Tasha Eurich - Mindfulness beyond meditation

October 16th, 2019

8:23
NUGGET CONTEXT
Tasha speaks about the fact that meditation is possibly not the only path to being mindful. There could be several other approaches …

519: 49.06 Tasha Eurich - Feedback as a prism vs a mirror

October 16th, 2019

4:53
NUGGET CONTEXT
Tasha speaks about the limited correlation between internal and external self-awareness and speaks about the criticality of us seeing …

518: 49.07 Tasha Eurich - Role of a coach in enhancing self-awareness

October 16th, 2019

7:09
NUGGET CONTEXT
Tasha speaks about the value of having an external coach speak to several of the key stakeholders to form a nuanced picture. She also …

517: 49.08 Tasha Eurich - Self-awareness during career transitions

October 16th, 2019

5:11
NUGGET CONTEXT
Tasha speaks about how the nature of feedback that one seeks during a transition is often much deeper than the kind of feedback in an organizational context. Transitions give us an opportunity to examine …

516: 49.09 Tasha Eurich - Catch 22 of Self-awareness

October 16th, 2019

8:37
NUGGET CONTEXT
Tasha speaks about the Catch-22 (paradox) of Self-Awareness. The really self-aware people often actually think that (rightly so) that they know only a little about themselves. The un-self-aware ones often …

515: Paddy Upton - The full conversation - THE BAREFOOT COACH

September 25th, 2019

1:38:59
GUEST
Paddy Upton is a Head Coach in Professional T20 cricket, Mental Coach to professional athletes, Executive Coach and Professor of Practice at …

514: 48.01 Paddy Upton - Physical trainer to Leadership Coach

September 25th, 2019

11:30
NUGGET CONTEXT
Paddy speaks about the journey and the various steps he took as he moved from being the fitness trainer for the South African cricket team between 1994 and 1998 to becoming the Strategic Leadership and …

513: 48.02 Paddy Upton - Going on an inner journey

September 25th, 2019

8:38
NUGGET CONTEXT
Paddy speaks about how he went on an internal journey over a period of time that gave him a deeper understanding of himself. He speaks …

512: 48.03 Paddy Upton - Building trust with the Indian Cricket team

September 25th, 2019

5:57
NUGGET CONTEXT
Paddy speaks about how he and Gary Kirsten spent the first few months building trust with the players of the Indian cricket team when they were appointed. Given that they were coming from a different …

511: 48.04 Paddy Upton - Setting goal-posts with the Indian Cricket team

September 25th, 2019

10:57
NUGGET CONTEXT
Paddy speaks about the 4 goals that Gary Kirsten and he set out along with the Indian cricket team when they started working in 2007. 1) Becoming the No.1 test team in the world 2) Winning the 2011 ICC …

510: 48.05 Paddy Upton - Sachin Tendulkar and personal mastery

September 25th, 2019

13:34
NUGGET CONTEXT
Paddy speaks about how personal mastery is something that people need to pursue deliberately in addition to professional mastery. He …

509: 48.06 Paddy Upton - Gautam Gambhir and the straight drive

September 25th, 2019

6:23
NUGGET CONTEXT
Paddy speaks about how Gautam Gambhir was once trying to perfect his straight drive. He noticed that his shots were often going square of the wicket and he wanted to correct that. Expert inputs from …

508: 48.07 Paddy Upton - Dealing with failure

September 25th, 2019

7:47
NUGGET CONTEXT
Paddy speaks about how great sportsmen deal with failure. We specifically reflect on how Kane Williamson handled himself when New Zealand lost the world cup to England despite being level on scores and how …

507: 48.08 Paddy Upton - Zooming in and out

September 25th, 2019

8:51
NUGGET CONTEXT
Paddy speaks about cricketers zoom in on the moment at hand while at the same time zoom out and are situationally aware of where the game is poised. He speaks about the need for staying in the present …

506: 48.09 Paddy Upton - Link between mentally tough and psychopaths

September 25th, 2019

8:44
NUGGET CONTEXT
Paddy speaks about why mental toughness is a term that gets used a lot but there is limited research around what it is and how athletes can build it. He speaks about the criticality of embracing the …

505: 47.00 Herminia Ibarra - The full conversation - REINVENTING YOUR CAREER

August 16th, 2019

1:00:39
GUEST
Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behaviour at London Business School (LBS). Prior to joining LBS, she served on …

504: 47.01 Herminia Ibarra - Acting your way to new thinking

August 16th, 2019

11:57
NUGGET CONTEXT
Herminia speaks about the criticality of not over-thinking around transitions and urges us to take actions which gives us new “material” for us to reflect on and move forward. She specifically urges us to …

503: 47.02 Herminia Ibarra - Experimenting with different pathways

August 16th, 2019

4:57
NUGGET CONTEXT
Herminia speaks about the criticality of sticking to your core and playing to your strengths but at the same time finding a way you can experiment and try different experiences on the edges. She speaks …

502: 47.03 Herminia Ibarra - Portfolio approach versus Full-time role

August 16th, 2019

13:36
NUGGET CONTEXT
Herminia speaks about how leaders should think about choosing between a full time role and a portfolio where they take on a set of …

501: 47.04 Herminia Ibarra - Pausing to reinvent

August 16th, 2019

7:52
NUGGET CONTEXT
Herminia speaks about how it is critical to create mind-space for us to reflect on our experiences especially when we deviate from the standard path. That process of reflection is often critical for people …

500: 47.05 Herminia Ibarra - Operational, Personal and Strategic networks

August 16th, 2019

8:28
NUGGET CONTEXT
Herminia speaks about the different networks that we need to bring to bear especially when we are in transition. She speaks about personal, operational and strategic networks and goes on to say that the …

499: 47.06 Herminia Ibarra - Identity play versus Identity work

August 16th, 2019

8:11
NUGGET CONTEXT
Herminia speaks about the distinction between Identity Work and Identity Play and speaks about how we should think about crafting …

498: 47.07 Herminia Ibarra - The perils of foreclosure

August 16th, 2019

7:14
NUGGET CONTEXT
Herminia speaks about two dimensions – commitment and exploration – when leaders go through a transition. She speaks about how there is a tendency for leaders to commit to something too early and how that …

497: 47.08 Herminia Ibarra - Role of the spouse

August 16th, 2019

7:52
NUGGET CONTEXT
Herminia speaks about the role of the spouse in transitions and the criticality of aligning the transition strategy with them. Very …

496: 47.09 Herminia Ibarra - Transitioning from well-paying time-greedy careers

August 16th, 2019

7:49
NUGGET CONTEXT
Herminia speaks about the specific challenges facing professionals who are in time-greedy and identity-consuming careers. She provides some thought-starters for those professionals to take charge of the …

495: 46.00 Matt Dixon - The full conversation - INSIGHTS FROM A TRIATHLON COACH

July 25th, 2019

1:35:04
GUEST
Matt Dixon is an Ironman University Master Coach and a former professional triathlete. He has a master’s degree in clinical and exercise …

494: 46.01 Matt Dixon - Coaching CEOs and Elite Athletes

July 25th, 2019

11:44
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt speaks about the similarities across and differences between how elite athletes and time starved CEOs approach training for triathlon. He makes the distinction between the individuals that check boxes …

493: 46.02 Matt Dixon - Coach Coachee relationship

July 25th, 2019

9:14
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt discusses how he stays on top of adjacent disciplines such as nutrition, sleep science, strength and conditioning and other related topics to be relevant in the work he does. He also reflects on the …

492: 46.03 Matt Dixon - Athlete to Coach to Entrepreneur

July 25th, 2019

9:16
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt speaks about the transition from being a Triathlete to being a Coach and to being a Business Owner. He speaks about how he thought about the choices at each of these transition points and what made …

491: 46.04 Matt Dixon - Forced growth - plugging the weaknesses

July 25th, 2019

11:58
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt speaks about how athletes come to him with excellence in one or two domains (cycling, running, swimming) but have to quickly come upto speed in a totally different area to be competitive in a …

490: 46.05 Matt Dixon - Toughness is not a differentiator

July 25th, 2019

9:32
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt mentions that in the “thin air of world-class performers” toughness is not a differentiator and speaks about the importance of training and rejuvenation in creating the recipe for sustained and …

489: 46.06 Matt Dixon - Expanding the mental reservoir

July 25th, 2019

13:49
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt speaks about how he works with athletes to expand their mental reservoir that they can tap into during a big event. He also delves …

488: 46.07 Matt Dixon - Visualization as a technique

July 25th, 2019

5:19
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt speaks about his take on terms such as Visualization and Meditation and speaks about how he relates to them. He specifically discusses a ritual of a 7-15 minute quiet time that he practices every day …

487: 46.08 Matt Dixon - Dealing with the "wall"

July 25th, 2019

11:38
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt speaks about how athletes deal with “the wall” which often happens when you deplete your stored glycogen (carbohydrate stored in our muscles) and the negativity and the feelings of fatigue that come …

486: 46.09 Matt Dixon - Rest, Sleep and recharge

July 25th, 2019

9:39
NUGGET CONTEXT
Matt Dixon speaks at length about the criticality of rest and rejuvenation. He specifically speaks about some of the qualitative and …

485: 45.00 Michael Watkins - The Full Conversation - ACCELERATING YOUR TRANSITION

June 13th, 2019

1:25:42
GUEST
Michael Watkins is the best selling author of The First 90 Days and Master Your Next Move: The Essential Companion to The First 90 Days, published by Harvard Business Review Press. He is the Co-Founder of Genesis, …

484: 45.01 Michael Watkins - ROI of transition support

June 13th, 2019

9:29
NUGGET CONTEXT
Michael speaks about the business case for Transition Advisory support when leaders take on a new role (internal or external …

483: 45.02 Michael Watkins - Creating the mind-space

June 13th, 2019

3:58
NUGGET CONTEXT
Michael speaks about what it takes to get leaders to allocate mind-space to their transition while they are settling into a new context. He strongly suggests that we start working on transitions early …

482: 45.03 Michael Watkins - The Transition timeline

June 13th, 2019

13:28
NUGGET CONTEXT
Michael speaks about how the various elements of transition that get addressed over a 6-12 month period. He talks about the fact that even in well meaning organizations, there is a risk of overloading the …

481: 45.04 Michael Watkins - Fit for purpose feedback loop

June 13th, 2019

6:46
NUGGET CONTEXT
Michael speaks about the sub-optimality in feedback loops when a new leader comes into an organization. He speaks about the relevance …

480: 45.05 Michael Watkins - CXO to CEO transition

June 13th, 2019

7:49
NUGGET CONTEXT
Michael speaks about the key shift when a leader transitions from functional leadership to General Management. He speaks about the …

479: 45.06 Michael Watkins - Warrior to diplomat

June 13th, 2019

7:43
NUGGET CONTEXT
Michael speaks about the criticality of leaders transitioning from a competitive mindset to a collaborative mindset where they focus on …

478: 45.07 Michael Watkins - Leading former peers

June 13th, 2019

9:13
NUGGET CONTEXT
Michael lays out the key challenges involved when a leader gets promoted and transitions to a context where he/she has to lead a team …

477: 45.08 Michael Watkins - When a promotion may not make sense

June 13th, 2019

9:35
NUGGET CONTEXT
Michael speaks about how leaders could end up making a mistake by following the “default momentum” in their corporate journeys. He says …

476: 45.09 Michael Watkins - Mapping the influence landscape

June 13th, 2019

6:59
NUGGET CONTEXT
Michael speaks about the criticality of navigating the influence landscape especially when one gets into a Corporate Diplomacy challenge where things get done more through influence than through authority. …

475: 45.10 Michael Watkins - Onboarding a leader

June 13th, 2019

9:46
NUGGET CONTEXT
Michael speaks about the criticality of assimilating into an organization without triggering the immune system that could easily start …

474: 45.11 Michael Watkins - Entrepreneur bringing in an experienced CEO

June 13th, 2019

5:48
NUGGET CONTEXT
Michael speaks about the specific challenge when start up entrepreneurs bring in seasoned leaders as they transition from a start-up context to a scale up context. He talks about some of the elements that …

473: EP2.00 Kartik Hosanagar - The full conversation - A HUMAN'S GUIDE TO MACHINE INTELLIGENCE

May 21st, 2019

1:16:54

GUEST

Kartik Hosanagar is the John C. Hower Professor of Technology and Digital Business and a Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of the …

472: EP2.01 Kartik Hosangar - Staying relevant as machines get smarter

May 21st, 2019

9:45

NUGGET CONTEXT

Kartik speaks about the extent to which machines and algorithms have pervaded our lives. To give an example, 80% of view on Netflix is based on algorithmic recommendations and 70% of Youtube consumption …

471: EP2.02 Kartik Hosangar - Predictability Resilience paradox

May 21st, 2019

12:11

NUGGET CONTEXT

Kartik speaks about how AI has moved from being expert systems (where humans input a certain set of rules that machines follow) to …

470: EP2.03 Kartik Hosangar - Convenience versus Privacy

May 21st, 2019

11:22

NUGGET CONTEXT

Kartik speaks about how different FAANG Companies (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) are trying to inject hosepipes into our lives and capture data for their respective algorithms to get …

469: EP2.04 Kartik Hosangar - Diversity of thought in the drawing room

May 21st, 2019

7:03

NUGGET CONTEXT

Kartik speaks about how we need to be mindful of the risk of being exposed to a certain type of content or view point as the …

468: EP2.05 Kartik Hosangar - Unanticipated consequences and "Cobra effect"

May 21st, 2019

6:40

NUGGET CONTEXT

Kartik speaks about how, if we are not watchful, algorithms might end up creating outcomes that we hadn’t really pictured when we …

467: EP2.06 Kartik Hosangar - Exercising consumer choice - balancing efficiency and diversity

May 21st, 2019

9:20

NUGGET CONTEXT

Kartik uses the example of music (Pandora, Last.FM and Spotify) and speaks about the different approaches to algorithm design and the implications on the kind of content we are likely to see as …

466: EP2.07 Kartik Hosangar - Machines - Decision Makers or Enablers?

May 21st, 2019

6:46

NUGGET CONTEXT

Kartik speaks about how we should think about using algorithms for decision making versus decisions support. He urges to think about …

465: EP2.08 Kartik Hosangar - Jobs at risk and new avenues

May 21st, 2019

6:22

NUGGET CONTEXT

Kartik speaks about the impact of AI on jobs of the future. He cautions that it is not just the menial blue collar type of jobs that …

464: EP2.09 Kartik Hosangar - Re-skilling ourselves to stay relevant

May 21st, 2019

5:42

NUGGET CONTEXT

Kartik speaks about how we all could be thoughtful about equipping ourselves with some basic level of literacy around AI. Even if you …

463: 43.00 Rajat Gupta - The full conversation - MIND WITHOUT FEAR

April 27th, 2019

1:07:41

GUEST

Rajat Gupta is a former CEO (Managing Partner) of McKinsey & Co. and led the firm between 1994 to 2003 across 3 terms of 3 years each. He was the first non-American CEO of McKinsey & Co. and arguably one …

462: 43.01 Rajat Gupta - Taking stock of the journey ahead

April 27th, 2019

7:02

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rajat speaks about how he plans to spend time in the coming years. He talks about how he plans to resume his journey of contributing to philanthropic causes and work on some of the intractable issues …

461: 43.02 Rajat Gupta - Provoking reflection through osmosis

April 27th, 2019

5:00

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rajat provides some context around the style he adopted in the book and talks about the fact that notion of success is so contextual to each individual. He talks about sharing his journey candidly with …

460: 43.03 Rajat Gupta - Vivekananda versus Napoleon

April 27th, 2019

5:13

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rajat speaks about the kind of leadership style that is required at the helm of a firm like McKinsey. He speaks about how one has to think about influencing and nudging rather than commanding and …

459: 43.04 Rajat Gupta - Leadership at McKinsey across 3 terms

April 27th, 2019

12:08

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rajat speaks at length about how he led McKinsey over the 3 terms when he was the Managing Partner. He says that during the first term he co-created the future strategy of the firm and started executing …

458: 43.05 Rajat Gupta - Settling into Scandinavia

April 27th, 2019

5:34

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rajat speaks about his stints as leader in Scandinavia and in Chicago and the key levers he focused on to drive the growth of each office. He also make the distinction between the approach in Scandinavia …

457: 43.06 Rajat Gupta - Transitioning across cultures

April 27th, 2019

8:59

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rajat speaks about what it takes to build trust at the highest level with clients. He talks about how sometimes, it takes several …

456: 43.07 Rajat Gupta - Evolution as a leader

April 27th, 2019

4:24

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rajat speaks about how he grew as a leader through his tenure in the firm. He speaks about the combination of mentorship, apprenticeship and entrepreneurial space where there is a vacuum that one has to …

455: 43.08 Rajat Gupta - Choices during the McKinsey journey

April 27th, 2019

5:04

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rajat speaks about how he evaluated opportunities outside of McKinsey through his journey. He also speaks about how he took stock of various options in front of him when he finished his third term as the …

454: 43.09 Rajat Gupta - Key choices that stand out

April 27th, 2019

5:32

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rajat speaks about some of the choices he is proud to have made in his journey. He also reflects on choices that he wonders if he …

453: 42.00 Falguni Nayar - The Full Conversation - BANKER TURNED ENTREPRENEUR

April 10th, 2019

1:00:05

GUEST

Falguni Nayar is the Founder and CEO at Nykaa.com. She founded it in 2012 with the vision of making the best of beauty products available all …

452: 42.01 Falguni Nayar - Early formative years

April 10th, 2019

5:08

NUGGET CONTEXT

Falguni speaks about how her childhood shaped her personality and her wiring in the years to come. She speaks about how she and her brother were treated equally across various aspects of life and the …

451: 42.02 Falguni Nayar - Choices post IIMA

April 10th, 2019

6:43

NUGGET CONTEXT

Falguni speaks about how she made some early career choices post IIMA. She speaks about how she was independent in the way she went about making decisions. She also speaks about the context in which the …

450: 42.03 Falguni Nayar - Women and Intense careers

April 10th, 2019

10:26

NUGGET CONTEXT

Falguni speaks about how she juggled her family and her career at various points in time. She specifically speaks about the Maternity …

449: 42.04 Falguni Nayar - Taking the entrepreneurial plunge

April 10th, 2019

10:38

NUGGET CONTEXT

Falguni speaks about the phase of life when she decided to become and entrepreneur after 25+ years post IIMA and after a successful …

448: 42.05 Falguni Nayar - Rewiring the leadership approach

April 10th, 2019

10:43

NUGGET CONTEXT

Falguni speaks about the key shifts that she has made to her leadership style as she moved from a Senior Leadership role in an …

447: 42.06 Falguni Nayar - Start up to Scale up

April 10th, 2019

9:12

NUGGET CONTEXT

Falguni speaks about the key shifts she has had to make as Nykaa moved from a start-up phase (where the proof of concept was still being established) to a scale up phase. She speaks about understanding …

446: 42.07 Falguni Nayar - Aligning horizons with investors

April 10th, 2019

5:16

NUGGET CONTEXT

Falguni speaks about how she thinks about managing Investors in the context of her desire to build a long term sustainable business at Nykaa. She talks about the need to be transparent in the …

445: 42.08 Falguni Nayar - Setting the goalpost when you are an industry leader

April 10th, 2019

4:29

NUGGET CONTEXT

Falguni speaks about the criticality of being focused on what the consumer wants and using that as the guide for coming up with the vision and the aspiration as you grow. When you are often the leader in …

444: 41.00 Rich Fernandez - The full conversation - SEARCH INSIDE YOURSELF

March 14th, 2019

1:13:27

GUEST 

Rich Fernandez is the CEO of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). Prior to this he was a Director of Executive Education and People Development at Google.  

SIYLI began as an initiative in …

443: 41.01 Rich Fernandez - Leadership Development in the Digital economy

March 14th, 2019

13:19

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rich talks about how Google things about spotting potential and about Leadership Development. He quotes an interesting statistic from a piece of research by Corporate Leadership Council. He said that …

442: 41.02 Rich Fernandez - Origins of SIY

March 14th, 2019

7:18

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rich talks about the origins of the Search Inside Yourself programme. It started out as a quest for Googlers looking for a solution …

441: 41.03 Rich Fernandez - Attention and Meta-Attention

March 14th, 2019

5:26

NUGGET CONTEXT

We normally think of attention in broad terms but Rich breaks down the various types of attention. He speaks about Attention being the ability to focus our mind on something specific and Meta-Attention …

440: 41.04 Rich Fernandez - Developing the meditation habit

March 14th, 2019

8:41

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rich talks about how he thinks about ritualizing meditation and baking it as a hygiene in the way he goes about leading his life. He also talks about the importance of not treating meditation just as a …

439: 41.05 Rich Fernandez - Benefits of Journaling

March 14th, 2019

9:47

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rich speaks about the benefits of journaling and refers to research in neuroscience that suggests that journaling is superior to typing on a digital device given the speed at which we do each of the …

438: 41.06 Rich Fernandez - Meta-distress and Response-flexibility

March 14th, 2019

10:43

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rich discusses the distinction between choosing a response to a situation and reacting. He also speaks about the difference between …

437: 41.07 Rich Fernandez - 3 levels of resilience

March 14th, 2019

9:07

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rich speaks about three levels of resilience – Inner calm, Emotional Resilience and Cognitive Resilience. He talks about the example …

436: 41.08 Rich Fernandez - Positivity and Psychological Safety

March 14th, 2019

9:03

NUGGET CONTEXT

Rich speaks about why we have a negativity bias as a default setting. He traces it back to human evolution and talks about the fact …

435: 40.00 Stewart Friedman - The full conversation - WORK LIFE INTEGRATION

February 13th, 2019

1:03:37

GUEST

Stewart D. Friedman is a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the founding director of the …

434: 40.01 Stewart Friedman - 4 porous domains – Self, Work, Home & Community

February 13th, 2019

6:52

NUGGET CONTEXT

Stew talks about the building blocks of his Total Leadership Model that he has developed at the Wharton Work Life Integration Project. Of the four domains (Self, Work, Home and Community), he expands on …

433: 40.02 Stewart Friedman - Positive spillovers across domains

February 13th, 2019

11:16

NUGGET CONTEXT

Stew talks about notion of positive spill overs across the 4 domains (Self, Work, Home, Community) and describes why finding harmony across domains is a more sustainable than looking at them as …

432: 40.03 Stewart Friedman - Role of Authenticity, Integrity & Creativity

February 13th, 2019

6:25

NUGGET CONTEXT

Stew speaks about the role of authenticity (being real by clarifying what is important), integrity (having a clear view of who you …

431: 40.04 Stewart Friedman - Tradeoffs by stage - Post B-school, Mid life, End Career

February 13th, 2019

7:44

NUGGET CONTEXT

Stew speaks about how the nature of the issues people grapple with varies depending on the stage of their journey. He specifically speaks about 3 points of people. 1) Point of graduation from Business …

430: 40.05 Stewart Friedman - Technology and psychological interference

February 13th, 2019

7:47

NUGGET CONTEXT

Stew speaks about what has stayed the same and what has changed significantly in his thinking around work life integration. He talks …

429: 40.06 Stewart Friedman - Managing stakeholder expectations

February 13th, 2019

8:49

NUGGET CONTEXT

Stew speaks about the criticality of unearthing what the stakeholders really want and solving for it. He suggests that we should go …

428: 40.07 Stewart Friedman - Role of a coach in Work-life integration

February 13th, 2019

5:06

NUGGET CONTEXT

Stew speaks about the role of two types of coaches in such journeys. Firstly, he speaks about the value of peer to peer coaching …

427: 40.08 Stewart Friedman - Flex the current context or reboot

February 13th, 2019

5:02

NUGGET CONTEXT

Stew speaks about how we should try and stretch the boundaries of our current context before we start thinking about drastic …

426: 39.00 Ramachandra Guha - The full conversation

January 17th, 2019

52:16

GUEST

Ramachandra Guha is a historian and biographer based in Bangalore. He has taught at the universities of Yale and Stanford, held the Arné Naess Chair at the University of Oslo, and been the Indo-American Community …

425: 39.01 Ramachandra Guha - Path to becoming a Historian

January 17th, 2019

12:13

NUGGET CONTEXT

Dr. Guha speaks about his journey from playing cricket for St. Stephens (along with players like Kirti Azad who played for India and was part of the 1983 World Cup winning Cricket team) to pursuing a PhD …

424: 39.02 Ramachandra Guha - Being a historian - what it takes

January 17th, 2019

8:35

NUGGET CONTEXT

Dr. Guha shares his perspectives around some of the elements behind being an effective historian. He talks about how his early years in cricket prepared him for the grind of being a historian and refers …

423: 39.03 Ramachandra Guha - Key career choices

January 17th, 2019

14:40

NUGGET CONTEXT

Dr. Guha speaks about some of the key choices he made at various forks in the road that presented themselves in front of him. He …

422: 39.04 Ramachandra Guha - Multiple identities of Gandhiji

January 17th, 2019

4:19

NUGGET CONTEXT

Dr. Guha speaks about how Gandhiji straddled multiple careers concurrently (including that of a Politician, Social Reformer, Prophet …

421: 39.05 Ramachandra Guha - Settling into a new context

January 17th, 2019

11:24

NUGGET CONTEXT

Dr Guha speaks about the phase of transition when Gandhiji moved from South Africa to India. He talks about how Gandhiji was advised (by Gopal Krishna Gokhale) to spend about a year understanding the …

420: 39.06 Ramachandra Guha - Gandhiji’s personal life

January 17th, 2019

3:51

NUGGET CONTEXT

Dr Guha discusses the dichotomy between Gandhiji’s accomplishments on the public front and contrasts that with some of the challenges he had with relationships on the home front. He provides some context …

419: 39.07 Ramachandra Guha - Being vulnerable

January 17th, 2019

4:50

NUGGET CONTEXT

Dr Guha talks about how Gandhiji openly spoke and wrote about his flaws (defects, manias, lusts, passions and superstitions) without any inhibition. This approach is in such a stark contrast to how …

418: 39.08 Ramachandra Guha - How Gandhiji made decisions

January 17th, 2019

3:59

NUGGET CONTEXT

Dr. Guha speaks about Gandhiji went about making complex decisions. He talks about how he was able to combine the need to be democratic and to listen to the various people around him with the ability to …

417: 39.09 Ramachandra Guha - Inner journey

January 17th, 2019

8:01

NUGGET CONTEXT

Dr. Guha speaks about Gandhiji’s inner journey on multiple fronts – diet, medicine, celibacy and inter-faith harmony. He speaks about …

416: 39.10 Ramachandra Guha - In Summary Playing to potential

January 17th, 2019

3:41

NUGGET CONTEXT

Dr. Guha speaks about how he has learnt (from Gandhiji) the criticality of using the right language when you engage with people who might have a differing point of view.

GUEST

Ramachandra Guha is a …

415: 38.00 Tarun Khanna - The full conversation - CREATING THE CONDITIONS TO CREATE

December 5th, 2018

1:01:26

GUEST

Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School (HBS), where he has sought for two decades to study the …

414: 38.01 Tarun Khanna - Strategy and Careers

December 5th, 2018

11:46

NUGGET CONTEXT

Tarun talks about developments in the field of Strategy and maps that to how individuals should think about their careers. He …

413: 38.02 Tarun Khanna - Managing time and attention

December 5th, 2018

6:30

NUGGET CONTEXT

Tarun discusses how he has crafted his self-assigned space of thinking about issues around creativity and entrepreneurship in Developing countries. He talks about being known as the “clearing house” for …

412: 38.03 Tarun Khanna - Creating the conditions to create

December 5th, 2018

5:35

NUGGET CONTEXT

Tarun makes the case for why it is critical for entrepreneurs in developing economies to build trust in their local economies. He contrasts the differences between a start up in Boston and its …

411: 38.04 Tarun Khanna - Leadership in Emerging Markets

December 5th, 2018

11:02

NUGGET CONTEXT

Tarun talks in detail about the mind-set with which entrepreneurs need to think about creating the conditions to create. He talks about the example of Charles Shao and how he battled the decline in trust …

410: 38.05 Tarun Khanna - Business model choices

December 5th, 2018

12:11

NUGGET CONTEXT

Tarun talks about variations in how companies and entrepreneurs think about returning capital to the shareholders and talks about the …

409: 38.06 Tarun Khanna - Framing the Strategy question

December 5th, 2018

5:57

NUGGET CONTEXT

Tarun talks about how entrepreneurs (keen on having impact at scale) in developing economies should think slightly differently from …

408: 38.07 Tarun Khanna - Measuring Trust

December 5th, 2018

5:57

NUGGET CONTEXT

Tarun talks about the realities of building and measuring trust. He shares some of his thoughts on how entrepreneurs could take his …

407: 37.00 Indranil Chakraborty - The full conversation - UNLOCKING THE POWER OF BUSINESS STORYTELLING

November 15th, 2018

1:03:43

GUEST 

Indranil Chakraborty runs StoryWorks, that helps organisations and leaders harness the power of stories to create and deliver impactful …

406: 37.01 Indranil Chakraborty - Transitioning to solo-preneurship

November 15th, 2018

17:50

NUGGET CONTEXT

Indranil talks about his challenges in transmitting some of the elements of the credo he had crafted as the head of Marketing and Strategy of his organization. He underscores the risks of abstraction …

405: 37.02 Indranil Chakraborty - Demystifying Business storytelling

November 15th, 2018

9:04

NUGGET CONTEXT

Indranil distinguishes business story telling from Storytelling (that we see in Ramayana, Harry Potter or in movies). Indranil speaks about the fact that brevity and story-telling are not contradictory …

404: 37.03 Indranil Chakraborty - Contextual applications

November 15th, 2018

9:00

NUGGET CONTEXT

Indranil talks about some of the common areas in the Corporate world where we could use stories – building rapport, influencing and …

403: 37.04 Indranil Chakraborty - Curse of Knowledge

November 15th, 2018

6:42

NUGGET CONTEXT

Indranil talks about the curse of knowledge using the example of “tappers and listeners” – an experiment conducted by Elizabeth Newton at Stanford University in 1990. He talks about how asymmetry of …

402: 37.05 Indranil Chakraborty - Story listening

November 15th, 2018

7:16

NUGGET CONTEXT

Indranil talks about the criticality of story-listening and how it is critical to ask the right questions to elicit stories. He speaks about the fact that we often have a propensity to ask the How, Why …

401: 37.06 Indranil Chakraborty - Building deeper relationships

November 15th, 2018

7:12

NUGGET CONTEXT

Indranil talks about how we can apply the concept of Story-listening in the context of understanding another human being. He also discusses the power of stories in a home context. He says that stories …

400: 37.07 Indranil Chakraborty - Deliberate practice

November 15th, 2018

10:45

NUGGET CONTEXT

Indranil talks about what it takes to build story-telling into a habit. He talks about what deliberate practice looks like in the context of building this capability. He suggests that we need to put a …

399: 37.08 Indranil Chakraborty - Building a storytelling culture

November 15th, 2018

5:27

NUGGET CONTEXT

Indranil talks about what it takes to build the habit of story-telling within an organization. He underscores the futility of one-off programmes that leave you with a high but don’t really move the …

398: 37.09 Indranil Chakraborty - Story tellers that stand out

November 15th, 2018

7:26

NUGGET CONTEXT

Indranil talks about some of the hidden talents that story tellers have. He mentions that a lot of them are naturals in the way they tell stories and over time they have fine-tuned that capability. He …

397: 36.00 OP Bhatt - The full conversation

October 23rd, 2018

55:05

GUEST

Mr Om Prakash Bhatt (OP Bhatt) is the Chairman of Tata Steel Limited and a Board Member at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) and Standard Chartered Bank. He started …

396: 36.01 OP Bhatt - Transitioning to becoming a Board Member

October 23rd, 2018

15:41

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mr. Bhatt talks about how Chief Executives should be thoughtful about deciding which Boards they want to get onto. They need to have …

395: 36.02 OP Bhatt - Being an effective Chairperson

October 23rd, 2018

9:28

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mr Bhatt talks about the criticality of the Chairperson to build good one-on-one relationships with each of the Board members so that he/she can facilitate effectively during a Board discussion. He …

394: 36.03 OP Bhatt - Making good Board decisions

October 23rd, 2018

4:30

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mr OP Bhatt talks about the role of a Chairperson in ensuring that good decisions are made. He talks about the situations where …

393: 36.04 OP Bhatt - Chairperson versus CEO - Leadership nuances

October 23rd, 2018

5:21

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mr OP Bhatt talks about how the leadership context for a Chairperson in a Board is very different from that of a Chief Executive in a Company. He talks about the hierarchy in an organization with KPIs, …

392: 36.05 OP Bhatt - Ensuring Board members add value

October 23rd, 2018

6:22

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mr. Bhatt talks about the criticality of a Board review to ensure Board members get tailored, actionable feedback that can raise the bar on the performance of the Board. He talks about the importance of …

391: 36.06 OP Bhatt - Seeking and giving feedback

October 23rd, 2018

5:45

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mr Bhatt talks about the tact with which Board member should provide and seek feedback. He specifically underscores the criticality …

390: 36.07 OP Bhatt - Attitudes that have driven his career

October 23rd, 2018

5:36

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mr Bhatt talks about how in every role he has done, he has tried to look for a “plus” which is an additional dimension beyond what is …

389: 36.08 OP Bhatt - In Summary - Playing to Potential

October 23rd, 2018

3:55

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mr Bhatt talks about a simple habit that he has found helpful in his journey over the years. He talks about the role of the conscious …

388: 35.00 Ambi Parameswaran - The full conversation

October 5th, 2018

1:17:07

GUEST

Ambi Parameswaran is the Founder of Brand-building.com, a Brand Advisory Organization. In a career spanning 30+ years, Ambi has handled assignments in Marketing, Sales and Advertising with companies like …

387: 35.01 Ambi Parameswaran - Making early career choices

October 5th, 2018

9:38

NUGGET CONTEXT

Ambi talks about how he has approached some of career choices. He specifically talks about some context behind moving to IIMC after IITM and then after graduating from IIM Calcutta, he discusses how he …

386: 35.02 Ambi Parameswaran - Listening as a leader

October 5th, 2018

6:56

NUGGET CONTEXT

Ambi talks about how effective CEOs set a climate so that their teams feel comfortable presenting risky ideas to them. He talks about how if you don’t set the right atmosphere in the organization, the …

385: 35.03 Ambi Parameswaran – Smoke Signals in a relationship

October 5th, 2018

6:19

NUGGET CONTEXT

Ambi talks about what it takes to develop and maintain an account over a period of several years. He speaks about the criticality of …

384: 35.04 Ambi Parameswaran - Influencing without authority

October 5th, 2018

4:54

NUGGET CONTEXT

Ambi talks about his key insight around what it takes to influence clients. Given Advertising is a domain where there is arguably a lot of possible subjectivity, it is an interesting canvas to see how …

383: 35.05 Ambi Parameswaran - Building a trusted relationship

October 5th, 2018

6:16

NUGGET CONTEXT

Ambi talks about his first interaction with Pradipto Mohapatra (a legend in the retail industry with the RPG group and ex Chairman of Coaching Foundation of India) and how he had a very unusual client …

382: 35.06 Ambi Parameswaran - Trusting the expert

October 5th, 2018

7:55

NUGGET CONTEXT

In the book – Sponge – Ambi shares an illustration. Let us say, you have an architect who designs a house for you with 5 pillars. You feel that this doesn’t look good aesthetically and you want her to …

381: 35.07 Ambi Parameswaran - Judgment - Balancing head and heart

October 5th, 2018

8:14

NUGGET CONTEXT

Ambi discusses how some of the leaders he has worked with combine science and art in making good judgments. He talks about how some …

380: 35.08 Ambi Parameswaran - The art of story telling

October 5th, 2018

5:06

NUGGET CONTEXT

Ambi talks about what he has learnt from individuals like Late Pradipto Mahapatra, Late Mr Rohinton Aga and Mr M. Damodaran when it comes to storytelling. He draws the connection between storytelling and …

379: 35.09 Ambi Parameswaran - Building a personal Brand

October 5th, 2018

3:46

NUGGET CONTEXT

Ambi talks about how we can all learn from the world of brands to think about our personal brands. He talks about the criticality of …

378: 35.10 Ambi Parameswaran - CEO connect with end consumer

October 5th, 2018

5:48

NUGGET CONTEXT

Ambi talks about how leaders like Karsanbhai Patel of Nirma have an intuitive understanding of the customer need. He specifically talks about the “chaiwalla test”, a concept he discusses in his book, to …

377: 35.11 Ambi Parameswaran - In Summary - Playing to Potential

October 5th, 2018

5:53

NUGGET CONTEXT

Ambi talks about some of the key choices he has made over his journey that has helped get to where he has. He also spends time talking about his curiosity (that led him to do a PhD when he was past his …

376: 34.00 Arun Maira - The full conversation - LISTENING FOR WELL-BEING: CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE NOT LIKE US

September 19th, 2018

1:01:45

GUEST

Arun Maira is a former member of the Planning Commission of India and former Chairman of BCG India. He had a distinguished career in Tata Motors (then called TELCO) and rose to be on the Board of the company. He …

375: 34.01 Arun Maira - Art of asking good questions

September 19th, 2018

5:10

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun talks about how we could potentially move from understanding the data that somebody presents to us to going deeper in our …

374: 34.02 Arun Maira - Steering by listening

September 19th, 2018

4:40

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun discusses his definition of a leader – “she or he who takes the first steps towards something that she or he deeply cares about …

373: 34.03 Arun Maira - Giving feedback by listening

September 19th, 2018

5:52

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun talks about insights from Dalai Lama (who also wrote the foreword for his book) who says that Listening is the first wisdom tool …

372: 34.04 Arun Maira - Having deep conversations at scale

September 19th, 2018

4:54

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun talks about how the depth of insight and intimacy gets compromised when we start having conversations across a large number of …

371: 34.05 Arun Maira - The art of facilitation

September 19th, 2018

6:57

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun talks about how one must be clear about how one should think about structuring a meeting/conversation. He also suggests …

370: 34.06 Arun Maira - Judgment and values

September 19th, 2018

5:01

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun talks about how values play an important role in how we build a sense of judgment on situations. He specifically presents the …

369: 34.07 Arun Maira - Listening & "Thinking fast and slow"

September 19th, 2018

6:40

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun talks how we might not be feeding our “thinking slow” part of the brain enough (using the phrase made popular by Nobel Prize …

368: 34.08 Arun Maira - Being heard in a noisier world

September 19th, 2018

4:39

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun talks about the downsides of being a good listener and says that sometimes, it might be harder for people to notice you given the noise around them. He also goes on to talk about how sometimes, we …

367: 34.09 Arun Maira - Reinventing oneself at 45

September 19th, 2018

12:02

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun talks about how he was a cross-roads when he had to move from a successful stint as an executive in Tata Motors to a role as a …

366: 34.10 Arun Maira - Transitioning across contexts

September 19th, 2018

7:56

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun talks about how one can listen to build credibility in a new context, especially if you are in a situation where you feel you do not have the capabilities on Day 0. He talks about how he learnt from …

365: 34.11 Arun Maira - Leadership in an open system

September 19th, 2018

11:29

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun talks about his perspectives on Leading in an Open System where you do not have money, authority or power to wield as a source of influence. As we move towards a world where more and more value is …

364: 34.12 Arun Maira - In Summary - Playing to Potential

September 19th, 2018

6:50

NUGGET CONTEXT

Arun talks about how it is easy to get lost in the here and now and the buzz of the day to day that we sometimes might forget where we are headed. He likens it to Spanish tiki-taka where there is a lot …

363: 33.00 Bombay Jayashri - The full conversation - MUSIC AND LEADERSHIP

September 5th, 2018

52:22

GUEST

Bombay Jayashri is one of the leading Carnatic musicians in the country. She is born into a family of musicians with a rich lineage in classical music. She represents the fourth generation of music practitioners …

362: 33.01 Bombay Jayashri - Committing to a career in Music

September 5th, 2018

8:36

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jayashri talks about her chance meeting with Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman and how that changed everything for her. She discusses the faith that he had in her when he asked her to learn music under his guidance …

361: 33.02 Bombay Jayashri - Characteristics of great coaches

September 5th, 2018

3:36

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jayashri discusses her observations of Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman and how he would unlock the potential of each of his students by …

360: 33.03 Bombay Jayashri - Deliberate practice

September 5th, 2018

8:39

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jayashri discusses how she splits time during practice. This includes building stamina and preparing your mind to think faster when you perform with other musicians. She also talks about practicing new …

359: 33.04 Bombay Jayashri - Team work in a concert

September 5th, 2018

4:46

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jayashri talks about what it takes to perform with other artists on stage and discusses the notion of emptying oneself and a levelling attitude with oneself for the music to take over. She talks about …

358: 33.05 Bombay Jayashri - Making Directional Choices

September 5th, 2018

7:26

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jayashri talks about how she made choices along the way, more specifically, the choice between going deep into Carnatic music versus …

357: 33.06 Bombay Jayashri - Music and Technology

September 5th, 2018

4:43

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jayashri talks about overdependence on technology and how that is coming in the way of learning where the student puts off the …

356: 33.07 Bombay Jayashri - Sir Ang Lee and Excellence

September 5th, 2018

6:16

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jayashri talks about her collaboration with Sir Ang Lee where when she collaborated with him to sing for the movie – Life of Pi. The …

355: 33.08 Bombay Jayashri - Balancing work and life

September 5th, 2018

2:53

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jayashri talks about the challenges of being a performer who has to travel around the world and how she is often split between the two worlds. She talks about the criticality of the ecosystem around her …

354: 33.09 Bombay Jayashri - In Summary – Playing to Potential

September 5th, 2018

6:04

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jayashri talks about her approach to giving back to the community through the various things she does, whether it is helping children who have autism or performing for seniors at locations where they …

353: 32.00 Deepa Malik - The full conversation

August 8th, 2018

1:04:04

GUEST

Deepa Malik is a Silver Medalist at Paralympic Games (Rio 2016), an Arjuna Awardee (2012) and a Padma Shree Awardee (2017). She has won 58 National and 18 International medals (and counting) in her sporting …

352: 32.01 Deepa Malik - Early formative years

August 8th, 2018

4:02

NUGGET CONTEXT

Deepa talks about the discipline that she got from an upbringing in the Armed Forces context. She specifically discusses the point around planning for tomorrow and having Plan B and Plan C for …

351: 32.02 Deepa Malik - Dealing with two possible fatalities

August 8th, 2018

5:42

NUGGET CONTEXT

Deepa recounts her twin-ordeal in 1999. Her husband was fighting in the Kargil war and she was anxious about his well-being. At the same time she had a tumour in her back that worsened which got her to a …

350: 32.03 Deepa Malik - Rebounding from a near-death event

August 8th, 2018

6:08

NUGGET CONTEXT

Deepa talks about the mindset with which she took stock of life when she had chest-below paralysis and had to recalibrate her …

349: 32.04 Deepa Malik - Getting people comfortable with the context

August 8th, 2018

7:32

NUGGET CONTEXT

Deepa shares her thoughts on the trade-off between seen as a “different person” versus being seen as just another individual who can …

348: 32.05 Deepa Malik - Picking the first "mountain" to climb

August 8th, 2018

8:47

NUGGET CONTEXT

Deepa talks about how she took charge of life and how she became a restauranteur and in seven years, had built a flourishing business giving her financial independence. She then talks about her passion …

347: 32.06 Deepa Malik - Training for the Olympics

August 8th, 2018

4:54

NUGGET CONTEXT

Deepa talks about her pursuit of excellence led her from one place to another and eventually to a medal in the Olympics. She talks …

346: 32.07 Deepa Malik - Perspectives on Excellence

August 8th, 2018

5:29

NUGGET CONTEXT

Deepa talks about her disciplined approach that enabled her to win the Silver Medal at the Rio Paralympics. She also talks about her frame of mind and personal context which gave her the fire to make the …

345: 32.08 Deepa Malik - Picking an effective Coach

August 8th, 2018

8:20

NUGGET CONTEXT

Deepa discusses her approach to picking a Coach while training for Rio Olympics. She mentions that given the uniqueness of her body condition and the training need, the traditional coaching approaches …

344: 32.09 Deepa Malik - Building resilience

August 8th, 2018

3:14

NUGGET CONTEXT

Deepa talks about what gives her the resilience to deal with difficult situations and how people can build that muscle. She talks …

343: 32.10 Deepa Malik – About Wheeling Happiness Foundation

August 8th, 2018

6:14

NUGGET CONTEXT

Deepa talks about Wheeling Happiness Foundation, an initiative she and her daughter have started. She talks about how they plan to bring hope to the life of people and become a medium towards creating an …

342: 32.11 Deepa Malik - In summary - Playing to Potential

August 8th, 2018

3:48

NUGGET CONTEXT

Deepa shares her perspective on people playing to their respective potential. She discusses the criticality of having a happy mind, staying positive and having the discipline and work towards it. She …

341: 31.00 Neera Nundy - The full conversation

July 13th, 2018

1:01:08

GUEST

Neera Nundy is Co-Founder at Dasra - India’s leading strategic philanthropic foundation. Dasra actively shapes the process of social change by …

340: 31.01 Neera Nundy - Early formative years

July 13th, 2018

5:21

NUGGET CONTEXT

Neera talks about how her early years in a Boarding school in Bangalore (while her parents were in Canada) shaped her as a person and …

339: 31.02 Neera Nundy - Changing orbit - HBS, Wall-Street and Dasra

July 13th, 2018

8:28

NUGGET CONTEXT

Neera talks about her transitions to Morgan Stanley, Harvard Business School, UBS and then to Co-founding Dasra with her spouse – …

338: 31.03 Neera Nundy - Thinking about levers of Impact

July 13th, 2018

11:02

NUGGET CONTEXT

Neera talks about how Dasra has evolved into an organization that works in three broad areas (Research, Building Organizations and …

337: 31.04 Neera Nundy - Role clarity with co-founders

July 13th, 2018

5:36

NUGGET CONTEXT

Dasra was co-founded by Neera Nundy and Deval Sanghavi in 1999. They discuss how they have evolved their roles as the organization …

336: 31.05 Neera Nundy - Evolving the goal-post at Dasra

July 13th, 2018

5:11

NUGGET CONTEXT

Neera talks about how she and Deval have thought about where they have wanted to take Dasra. She also discusses how when they had a funding challenge a few years back, they had to revisit almost all of …

335: 31.06 Neera Nundy - Transitioning roles within Dasra

July 13th, 2018

7:05

NUGGET CONTEXT

Neera talks about how she has thought about her role as Dasra has grown and her plans for governance as we look to the future. She …

334: 31.07 Neera Nundy - Leadership Development in Social Impact space

July 13th, 2018

6:34

NUGGET CONTEXT

Neera talks about some of the common challenges that entrepreneurs in the Social Impact space face. She talks about founders often being “too mission driven” and thereby coming in the way of systems and …

333: 31.08 Neera Nundy - Transitioning to the Social Impact world

July 13th, 2018

8:53

NUGGET CONTEXT

Neera talks about the distinction between Needs and Wants as people think about a career in Social Impact as against the Corporate world (although the lines between the two are being blurred). She also …

332: 31.09 Neera Nundy - Distinctive leaders in the Social Impact space

July 13th, 2018

4:16

NUGGET CONTEXT

Neera talks about some of the unique characteristics of the distinctive leaders that have made a lasting contribution in the Social Impact space. She talks about a combination of a desire for large-scale …

331: 31.10 Neera Nundy - In Summary - Playing to Potential

July 13th, 2018

6:52

NUGGET CONTEXT

Neera talks about how it is not about each of us individually fulfilling our potential but more about how we can work with a group of …

330: 30.00 Vinay Sitapati - The full conversation

June 20th, 2018

1:19:01

GUEST

Vinay Sitapati is an Assistant Professor in Political Science and Legal studies at Ashoka University. He has a PhD in Politics from Princeton …

329: 30.01 Vinay Sitapati - Early career choices - Law, Journalism, Teaching and Writing

June 20th, 2018

11:24

NUGGET CONTEXT

Vinay talks about how he has thought about his career choices. He speaks about the fact that after his 12th, he could have possibly …

328: 30.02 Vinay Sitapati - Delivering good judgments

June 20th, 2018

4:53

NUGGET CONTEXT

Vinay talks about how the same judgment can have a different journey of implementation depending on the ecosystem in which the judgment is pronounced. He talks about the distinction between barking and …

327: 30.03 Vinay Sitapati - The reflection habit - decoding signal from the noise

June 20th, 2018

10:50

NUGGET CONTEXT

Vinay talks about Narasimha Rao’s habit of reflection and journaling which helped him deal with the ecosystem he was in. Vinay talks about how Rao used the habit of journaling to develop a nuanced …

326: 30.04 Vinay Sitapati - Managing time, unfettered curiosity and resilience

June 20th, 2018

10:28

NUGGET CONTEXT

Vinay talks about Narasimha Rao spent his time at various points in his career. More specifically, he breaks down the pie chart of time across different phases - when you are campaigning, when you are in …

325: 30.05 Vinay Sitapati - Leadership under extreme constraints - Lion, Fox and Mouse

June 20th, 2018

14:00

NUGGET CONTEXT

Vinay talks about how Narasimha Rao combined the notion of intellectual agility (ability to fundamentally shift one’s beliefs when new data presents itself) and implementation agility (knowing how to …

324: 30.06 Vinay Sitapati - Staying relevant through transitions

June 20th, 2018

7:55

NUGGET CONTEXT

Vinay talks about how Narasimha Rao stayed relevant through the various transitions that he went through in his journey. He also talks about how he learns and grows when he did not gets a transition …

323: 30.07 Vinay Sitapati - Assembling an effective team

June 20th, 2018

7:19

NUGGET CONTEXT

Vinay talks about how Narasimha Rao picked his team members and think about the portfolio of capabilities in his team. He …

322: 30.08 Vinay Sitapati - Making/Not making key decisions

June 20th, 2018

5:51

NUGGET CONTEXT

Vinay talks about how Narasimha Rao made decisions or chose not to make decisions strategically depending on the political context. …

321: 30.09 Vinay Sitapati - Driving change when there is short term pain and long term gain

June 20th, 2018

8:05

NUGGET CONTEXT

Vinay discusses Narasimha Rao’s strategy to usher in liberalization without too much fanfare given the fragile situation he was in. …

320: 30.10 Vinay Sitapati - In Summary - Playing to Potential

June 20th, 2018

4:35

NUGGET CONTEXT

Vinay talks about how Narasimha Rao was a fusion of Don Quixote (somebody who acted without too much thinking) and Hamlet (somebody who thought a lot but didn’t act as much) and how he brought the …

319: 29.00 Roopa Kudva - The full conversation

May 31st, 2018

1:33:34

GUEST

Roopa Kudva is Partner at Omidyar Network and Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors, where she leads overall Investment …

318: 29.01 Roopa Kudva - Omidyar Network and innovating for next Half Billion

May 31st, 2018

13:11

NUGGET CONTEXT

Roopa talks about the flexible capital model at Omidyar Network (ON) and discusses how they do a combination of investing in tech enabled start-ups driving social impact and grants to organizations to …

317: 29.02 Roopa Kudva - Early formative years

May 31st, 2018

11:14

NUGGET CONTEXT

Roopa talks about how she grew up amidst nature in the North Eastern part of India and how some of her perspectives on working women started getting shaped right from an age of around 10. She also talks …

316: 29.03 Roopa Kudva - Growing through the ranks at CRISIL

May 31st, 2018

11:59

NUGGET CONTEXT

Roopa talks about how she drifted into CRISIL and how she was not necessarily career oriented in the early years of her professional life. She talks about the notion of focusing on excellence and on …

315: 29.04 Roopa Kudva - Transitioning to a General Management role

May 31st, 2018

11:22

NUGGET CONTEXT

Roopa talks about the transition to the role of a Chief Rating Officer being the defining transition in her journey at CRISIL. She …

314: 29.05 Roopa Kudva - Choosing career direction post CRISIL

May 31st, 2018

16:53

NUGGET CONTEXT

Roopa talks about how she took stock of options after her successful run in CRISIL. She talks about the process she went through to …

313: 29.06 Roopa Kudva - Flexing leadership style at Omidyar Network

May 31st, 2018

8:35

NUGGET CONTEXT

Roopa talks about how she had to adjust her leadership style when she moved from leading a team of 4000 plus people in CRISIL to Omidyar Network which had about 150 people globally and about 15-20 people …

312: 29.07 Roopa Kudva - Developing a sense of judgment

May 31st, 2018

6:17

NUGGET CONTEXT

Roopa talks about she developed a sense of judgment in the new context when she moved to Omidyar Network. She talks about the fact that she now has to exercise judgment on entrepreneurs who in turn will …

311: 29.08 Roopa Kudva - Women Leadership - The barrier no one speaks about as much

May 31st, 2018

7:49

NUGGET CONTEXT

Roopa talks about the fact that there is a lot of commentary around women coming back to the work force after they start a family. …

310: 29.09 Roopa Kudva - Perspectives on Success

May 31st, 2018

3:35

NUGGET CONTEXT

Roopa talks about how she thinks about success and frames it as a journey than a destination. She talks about how the notion of purpose has energized her during her days at CRISIL and in the work she …

309: 29.10 Roopa Kudva - What they don’t teach you at IIMA but should

May 31st, 2018

5:01

NUGGET CONTEXT

Roopa first talks about what she learnt at IIMA before she delves into what they don’t teach there but should. She talks about the …

308: 29.11 Roopa Kudva - In Summary - Playing to Potential

May 31st, 2018

5:38

NUGGET CONTEXT

Roopa talks about the attitudes that have held her in good stead as she has gone through her journey. She also talks about how a lot …

307: 28.00 Chadramouli Venkatesan - The full conversation

May 10th, 2018

1:13:40

GUEST

Chandramouli Venkatesan (Mouli) has a strong corporate track record of over 25 years. He is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur and spent his …

306: 28.01 Chandramouli Venkatesan - Genesis of the book - CATALYST

May 10th, 2018

6:45

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mouli talks about the context behind writing the book which is a combination of him finding time across multiple flights to Singapore …

305: 28.02 Chandramouli Venkatesan - Turbocharging your growth – TMRR

May 10th, 2018

10:07

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mouli talks the fact that the time people put in a job is not an appropriate indication of the experience they have gained. He …

304: 28.03 Chandramouli Venkatesan - Raising the game when it matters

May 10th, 2018

4:59

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mouli talks about the concept of Learning Cycles and how it is critical for people to focus on completing large learning cycles to …

303: 28.04 Chandramouli Venkatesan - Playing the 1st half of career to win the 2nd half

May 10th, 2018

7:35

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mouli discusses that a lot of the wins in the first half of the career are often on the back of low hanging fruit but the wins in the …

302: 28.05 Chandramouli Venkatesan - Picking mentors thoughtfully

May 10th, 2018

7:31

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mouli underscores the criticality of having sound mentors in todays world where there are more forks in the road and several choices …

301: 28.06 Chandramouli Venkatesan - Decoupling quitting & joining decisions

May 10th, 2018

9:49

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mouli talks about how people often mix up the two decisions and how they can end up over-appreciating what is right in the new …

300: 28.07 Chandramouli Venkatesan - Evolving views on the notion of success

May 10th, 2018

5:47

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mouli talks about how the early years were often focused on achievement, which later gave way to an orientation towards Mastery and …

299: 28.08 Chandramouli Venkatesan - Impact of Life on Work

May 10th, 2018

10:00

NUGGET CONTEXT

People often talk about Work-Life Balance and the rhetoric is often around “Life” being the residual figure after work has consumed …

298: 28.09 Chandramouli Venkatesan - Cultivating "Lodestar" values

May 10th, 2018

8:53

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mouli talks about the notion of Values as something that has a significant upside over the long run and challenges the current …

297: 28.10 Chandramouli Venkatesan - Overemphasizing fit in a career choice

May 10th, 2018

5:12

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mouli talks about how he has made some of his early career moves based on the notion of fit. He also acknowledges that there is often …

296: 28.11 Chandramouli Venkatesan - Winning the Second half of career

May 10th, 2018

4:46

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mouli talks about how people need to consider evolving the metrics with which they measure their success as they move towards the …

295: 28.12 Chandramouli Venkatesan - In Summary - Playing to Potential

May 10th, 2018

3:31

NUGGET CONTEXT

Mouli talks about the notion of Potential being an infinite term and not something finite and well-defined. He uses the phrase “you …

294: 27.00 Amit Chandra - The full conversation

April 26th, 2018

1:23:07

GUEST

Amit Chandra heads Bain Capital in India and is a Managing Director in the Financial and Business Services Vertical and a member of the Asia Pacific Private Equity team and a part of its leadership group. Before …

293: 27.01 Amit Chandra - Early formative years

April 26th, 2018

6:17

NUGGET CONTEXT

Amit talks about how his parents have influenced his attitudes towards giving and his parenting style. He talks about how he and his siblings were encouraged to be grounded and contribute with their …

292: 27.02 Amit Chandra - Joining an Indian I-Bank after a US MBA

April 26th, 2018

6:12
NUGGET CONTEXT

Amit talks about how he thought about pursuing an MBA in the US. He also goes on to talk about the considerations he had when he decided to come back to India immediately after his MBA. He also talks …

291: 27.03 Amit Chandra - Factors behind the rise at DSP Merrill Lynch

April 26th, 2018

10:53

NUGGET CONTEXT

Amit reflects on the common misconceptions people have when they get into Banking. Amit talks about how he made the decision to join DSP Merrill Lynch despite it being the job with the lowest pay and …

290: 27.04 Amit Chandra - Decoding mentorship

April 26th, 2018

11:45

NUGGET CONTEXT

Amit talks about how he has benefited from mentors along the way starting from Hemendra Kothari at DSP Merrill Lynch. He also goes on to talk about how mentors need not be from within the company and how …

289: 27.05 Amit Chandra - Transitioning from Banking to PE

April 26th, 2018

7:31

NUGGET CONTEXT

Amit talks about how he thought about the transition from the world of Investment Banking to Private Equity. He talks about taking stock of life after reaching the heights of the Investment Banking …

288: 27.06 Amit Chandra - Apprenticeship - the magic sauce in Private Equity

April 26th, 2018

10:18

NUGGET CONTEXT

Amit talks about what it takes to build a sustainable Private Equity business over the long term. He also talks about the criticality of apprenticeship in people growing to become effective investors. He …

287: 27.07 Amit Chandra - Building better business judgment

April 26th, 2018

10:22

NUGGET CONTEXT

Amit discusses how people get better at judgment calls over time. In an industry where the lead time to feedback is long, this is a significant differentiator over the long-term. He also discusses how, …

286: 27.08 Amit Chandra - Institution building - Leading Type As

April 26th, 2018

11:21

NUGGET CONTEXT

Amit discusses how he thinks about hiring and creating a nurturing climate for his team to deliver performance. He also shares how he …

285: 27.09 Amit Chandra - Moving to a 50% model at Bain Capital

April 26th, 2018

6:20

NUGGET CONTEXT

Amit currently operates on a 50% model where he spends 2.5 days at Bain Capital and 2.5 days on Social Impact, Boards and other matters. He talks about how he and his wife gradually started spending more …

284: 27.10 Amit Chandra - Being Strategic about Philanthropy

April 26th, 2018

8:17

NUGGET CONTEXT

Amit talks about how he and his wife Archana have been thoughtful about how they would spend their time and money towards …

283: 27.11 Amit Chandra - In summary - Playing to potential

April 26th, 2018

6:24

NUGGET CONTEXT

Amit discusses how he has always surprised himself over time with the goals he has set for himself on the work front and the Social Impact front. He talks about the importance of setting goals and …

282: 26.00 Jay Panda - The full conversation

March 29th, 2018

1:13:00

GUEST

Baijayant Jay Panda is currently serving in his 4th term in the Parliament of India. He was elected to his second term (2014-2019) in the Lok Sabha from the Kendrapara constituency, Odisha. He graduated from the …

281: 26.01 Jay Panda - Politics as a career option

March 29th, 2018

14:54

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay talks about the criticality of financial independence if somebody is considering a career in politics. He also talks about some …

280: 26.02 Jay Panda - Markers of Long term Potential

March 29th, 2018

5:28

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay discusses what a “lambi race ka ghoda” looks like in Politics. He also talks about the role of circumstance playing a much bigger …

279: 26.03 Jay Panda - Resilience

March 29th, 2018

5:52

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay talks about what the bad days in politics look like. He talks about how easy it is for people to assign motives when you have …

278: 26.04 Jay Panda - Staying relevant and leveraging technology

March 29th, 2018

10:53

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay talks about what how successful politicians have managed to stay relevant over time and have reinvented themselves. He also talks …

277: 26.05 Jay Panda - Generating options amidst political constraints

March 29th, 2018

6:09

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay talks about how he has grown as a politician in all these years. He also talks about Track II dialogues where he is active. These …

276: 26.06 Jay Panda - Balancing the macro and micro views

March 29th, 2018

4:51

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay talks about how he thinks about the macro discussions he has when he is in Delhi or with an international delegation (which is …

275: 26.07 Jay Panda - Three pieces of advice that stand out

March 29th, 2018

5:52

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay talks about some of the advice he has received that has helped him in his political career. This includes being cautious about …

274: 26.08 Jay Panda - Perspectives on Prioritization

March 29th, 2018

5:19

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay talks about the criticality of creating the leverage as a leader to find a mechanism to process the volumes the data that comes …

273: 26.09 Jay Panda - Lessons for business from politics

March 29th, 2018

4:33

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay discusses how the risk appetite is different in politics is different from that in the corporate world largely because, in …

272: 26.10 Jay Panda - Influencing an ecosystem

March 29th, 2018

8:10

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay discusses he thinks about picking ideas to champion and talks about how you could get a pulse of the acceptance of the idea. He …

271: 26.11 Jay Panda - Perspectives on Excellence

March 29th, 2018

6:30

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay shares examples of three leaders (PV Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi) who have driven significant change despite the challenges that came with the implementation. He talks about …

270: 26.12 Jay Panda - In Summary - Playing to Potential

March 29th, 2018

3:56

NUGGET CONTEXT

Jay talks about importance of us cherishing the fact that we have a democracy before we get down to analysing what its short-comings might be. He also talks about the criticality of doing things that you …

269: 25.00 Devdutt Pattanaik - The full conversation

March 16th, 2018

1:14:12

GUEST

Devdutt Pattanaik writes on relevance of mythology in modern times, especially in areas of management, governance and leadership. Trained in …

268: 25.01 Devdutt Pattanaik - Early formative years

March 16th, 2018

7:44

NUGGET CONTEXT

Devudutt talks about the profound influence of some of his teachers when he was studying medicine. He elaborates that they would …

267: 25.02 Devdutt Pattanaik - Transitioning from Healthcare to Mythology

March 16th, 2018

11:28

NUGGET CONTEXT

Devdutt talks about his journey after graduating with a degree in medicine. He mentions that he didn’t have any childhood inclination …

266: 25.03 Devdutt Pattanaik - Being effective in the Gig Economy

March 16th, 2018

10:26
NUGGET CONTEXT

Devdutt talks about what it takes to thrive in the Gig Economy. At the surface level, quitting a steady job and taking the plunge to be a player in the Gig Economy can be attractive and seductive. Devdutt …

265: 25.04 Devdutt Pattanaik - Dealing with various life transitions

March 16th, 2018

9:55

NUGGET CONTEXT

Devdutt talks about people transitioning from being a Parasuram (rule follower) to Ram (Role Model) to Krishna (Coach) as they go …

264: 25.05 Devdutt Pattanaik - Effective coaching process

March 16th, 2018

5:00

NUGGET CONTEXT

Devdutt talks about what leads to an effective coaching relationship. He describes the complexity of a coaching process and mentions that the onus is often on the Coachee to tap into the database of the …

263: 25.06 Devdutt Pattanaik - Focus Vs Perspective

March 16th, 2018

6:40
NUGGET CONTEXT

Devdutt talks about the distinction between Focus (Rana-bhoomi) and Perspective (Ranga-bhoomi). He talks about how when you adopt focus, you see the world from your perspective while when you have …

262: 25.07 Devdutt Pattanaik - Building Habits Vs Enhancing Awareness

March 16th, 2018

7:24

NUGGET CONTEXT

Devdutt talks about the distinction between building habits and enhancing awareness. He mentions that habits are often relevant only in a certain context and it is critical not to become a slave of the …

261: 25.08 Devdutt Pattanaik - Understanding fear to decipher beliefs

March 16th, 2018

7:50

NUGGET CONTEXT

Coaching is often about understanding the deeply wired beliefs that drive leadership behavior. Devdutt shares that understanding people’s fears might provide insights into people’s beliefs. He talks …

260: 25.09 Devdutt Pattanaik - Building perspective and judgment

March 16th, 2018

7:24

NUGGET CONTEXT

Devdutt talks about the distinction between sarpa drishti (focus, short-term) and garuda drishti (perspective, long-term). He talks about how there is merit in having a certain rhythm with which one …

259: 25.10 Devdutt Pattanaik - Building story telling capability

March 16th, 2018

5:49

NUGGET CONTEXT

Devdutt breaks down story-telling and shares his perspectives around how we could become story tellers. He mentions that …

258: 25.11 Devdutt Pattanaik - In Summary - Playing to Potential

March 16th, 2018

3:09

NUGGET CONTEXT

Devdutt makes the distinction between the market wanting a certain type of fruit (phala) and each one of us being a certain type of …

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