Career Principles and Mental Models of Dr. Shashi Tharoor (Part II)


In this episode you will learn the following:
1. Building transferable skills - lessons from an author, diplomat and politican
2. Peacekeepking and negotiations in the Cold War era
3. The mental models required to work in an international, multi-cultural and complex environment like the UN.

An author, politician, and former international civil servant, Shashi Tharoor straddles several worlds of experience. Currently a third-term Lok Sabha MP representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, he has previously served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. During his nearly three-decade long prior career at the United Nations, he served as a peacekeeper, refugee worker, and administrator at the highest levels, serving as Under-Secretary General during Kofi Annan’s leadership of the organisation.

In his second episode of the exclusive multi-part Network Capital podcast, Dr. Tharoor reflects on his days in the UN. He shares anecdotes and learnings from his career as an international diplomat.