Kris Gopalakrishnan on framing India's IT story
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1M ago
Did you know the word computation made its first appearance only in the second Five-Year plan, and the word 'computer' was introduced only in India's third Five-Year Plan? But there were a few individuals who were first-movers, early believers in the power of technology who eventually helped shape the IT industry into the behemoth worth billions of dollars that it is today. One such early believer is Infosys Co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan. In this episode, he speaks with Divya Shekhar about building India's IT industry through his personal experiences, and what the future looks like ..read more
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Modern-day feminism equals financial freedom: Shaili Chopra
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2M ago
How do women in India navigate their everyday freedoms, both big and small? With the rate of female workforce participation in India low and stagnant at less than 25 percent—how can we bridge the gap between men and women, particularly in terms of economic opportunities and parity? Shaili Chopra's new book, Sisterhood Economy, addresses these issues and more. The former journalist, the founder of the digital platform SheThePeople, speaks with Divya Shekhar about the importance of financial freedom and putting value to unpaid care work, reimagining gender roles and creating role ..read more
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Innovation and resilience, ft. iPhone and iPod co-creator Tony Fadell
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2M ago
In a masterclass on how to build companies and products that change the world, and how to persevere through failure, Tony Fadell speaks with Divya Shekhar about his illustrious career, which, through its twists and turns, has helped him become the man behind some of the most inventive products in the world today. The co-creator of the iPhone, who led the team that built the first iPod at Apple, Fadell's new book 'Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making' is all about how to find one's place in the world, think differently about work-life balance and solving problems, and the le ..read more
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Jimmy Soni on Elon Musk, Twitter as a stepping stone for everything app X, the PayPal Mafia and more
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3M ago
Jimmy Soni spent more than six years of his life documenting the origin story of PayPal and the rise to power of its founders, who, as the PayPal Mafia, are among the most influential people in Silicon Valley today. Soni's book, The Founders, chronicles how the payments platform shaped the modern consumer internet. It features rich anecdotes, backstories and interviews with all of PayPal's co-founders, including Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Max Levchin and Reid Hoffman. In today's episode,  ..read more
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On building brands in the social media era, with Anjana Menon
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1y ago
'What's your story? The Essential Business Storytelling Handbook', is a collection of experiences of three co-authors Adri Buckner, Anjana Menon, Marybeth Sandell who talk about how companies should map their audience and engage with their target audience in a more interactive and relevant way. It is filled with examples of companies and whether they are doing it right or wrong, and how one should engage with customers. After all, the key is to identify your audience and craft a narrative of your brand. From finding the mission of the brand to channelising your company’s SEO, the boo ..read more
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Will Page: What the music industry can teach you about pivoting in the digital age
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1y ago
“What we learn from the music business tells us so much more about who we really are, than other media industries; music is important not only because it was first to suffer and first to recover, but because it was the first to discover who we really are,” says Will Page, formerly the chief economist at audio streaming company Spotify. In his book 'Tarzan Economics', Page takes a leaf or two from the music industry to explain how lessons from there can be used by anyone to disrupt an industry. The book is filled with case studies and talks about eight principles to pivot through disr ..read more
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Kotler and Sarkar: On brand activism, and why credibility of Indian CEOs is at an all-time low
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1y ago
Marketing guru Philip Kotler and Christian Sarkar in their new book discuss the seven wicked topics they have identified for brand activism. The book is an insightful read on how brands end up on either side of the regressive or progressive activism debate, with examples like Anita Roddick building the Body Shop. In this conversation, Kotler and Sarkar discuss moral myopia to brands, why credibility of CEOs in India is at an all-time low, to climate change ..read more
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Unpacking untold stories of India's banking ecosystem, with Tamal Bandyopadhyay
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1y ago
'Pandemonium' by veteran banking editor Tamal Bandyopadhyay narrates untold gripping stories from the Indian banking ecosystem. From the bad loans war room created far from the Mint street in Mumbai, to the arrests made in connection to the disbursal of such loans, he breaks down the nuances of bad loans in India, the key faces, and a collection of rare interviews of all the Reserve Bank of India governors on what they think has caused the big banking mess ..read more
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Binod Chaudhary: Making it big in Nepal
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1y ago
Binod Chaudhary is Nepal’s sole billionaire according to Forbes World Billionaires list for 2021. In his autobiography, 'Making it Big', he writes about building his business, the impact of monarchy and politics, running 169 companies and how he plans to consolidate them now. His company CG Corp Global manufactures the widely popular Wai Wai noodles and has a controlling stake in Nabil Bank. Chaudhary now dreams of a NYSE-listed company—the first one from Nepal ..read more
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Steven Levy: Why Alphabet is more conventional than Google ever was
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1y ago
Steven Levy has updated his book 'In the Plex' and now takes a look at how Google has changed over the last decade. In the middle of the decade, Larry Page decided to call the company Alphabet. Alpha meant Google and Bet means the new bets or the moonshine projects it will undertake. Levy believes this structure has made it tougher for these bets like the fibre optics business to succeed on their own and a lot of them have eventually failed. He says Google has become something the founders never wanted to be—Conventional ..read more
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