Super thrilled to have Author and Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik agree to come on the First Book Podcast. Imagine a person who has authored 30 books (many of them bestsellers), tell you about his tips, techniques, and secrets of becoming a better author!! The Interview is scheduled for 25th Oct (day after tomorrow). If you had one question about authoring to ask Devdutt, what would it be?
I watched this Tim Ferriss’ TED Talk on ‘Why you should define your fears instead of your goals’. I found it very useful. Many times our fears are unfounded and this is what stops is from achieving our goals and loving a happy life. I liked the conversation of ‘fear setting’ to dissect the fear and find a way around it. Do watch.
If there’s one major takeaway from our half hour conversation, it is that one has to have a global mindset to be successful.
He is a Belgian national and it is very easy for him to study and work in that country. Yet, he chose to move out of his comfort zone to go to the US for his PhD and then to France for his first job. He chose to travel to many Asian countries to do executive teaching and research. That have him a good platform to start INSEAD Singapore from scratch. Later, he went on to be the Director the Business School at Cambridge University in the UK before moving back to Singapore to head SMU.
It is this willingness to step out of the comfort zone and take up challenging opportunities globally that Dr.De Meyer attributes to his success. Keep an eye out for the podcast to hear the full conversation I had with him. Very valuable life lessons out there.
I’m right now in Bangalore to attend the CNN Asia Business Forum, which is an invite only event that brings together key business leaders and thought influencers to assess India’s position in a tumultuous global economy.
I’ve lined up podcast interviews with very interesting personalities. The list includes:
Ajay Singh, CEO of SpiceJet Airlines
Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO of Vistara Airlines
Nandan Nilekani, Cofounder of Infosys
Yesterday I had a very interesting interaction with Sunita Rajan, Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales at CNN.
In the conversions, I look forward to digging into their career journey, life lessons and explore new ideas and innovations that capture their imagination.
Very excited for the event.
Heading to the NDTV studio in Chennai to take part in the ‘The Property Show’ on NDTV Profit. The topic of discussion is ‘Smart Marketing Strategies for Tough Times’.
My fellow panelists are:
Harish Bijoor, CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults
Smeeta Neogi, VP – Marketing, Mahindra Lifespaces
Bharat Dhuppar, CPO & CMO, Omkar Realtors & Developers Pvt. Ltd.
Girish Shah, EVP, Marketing & Sales, Godrej Properties
This is a recorded show and will let you know the time of actual telecast.