Network Capital in Audio: Top Six Podcasts of 2020

The year that went by

Network Capital helps interesting people do meaningful things. This newsletter features one pillar of our content ecosystem (podcast + masterclass + newsletter) - our podcast.

Through 2020 we have curated multiple conversations with global leaders that have helped our members learn new things and get smarter. After 33 podcasts and +2000 minutes of premium content, here are the top six Network Capital podcasts for 2020.

Principles of Building Meaningful Second Careers with Ashish Dhawan

Ashish Dhawan is the Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation (CSF). He worked for twenty years in the investment management business and ran one of India's leading private equity funds, ChrysCapital. In June 2012, he left his full time role at ChrysCapital to start CSF. Ashish is an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard University and a dual bachelor's (B.S./ B.A.) holder with Magna Cum Laude honours from Yale University. He is on the India Advisory Board of Harvard and a member of Yale's Development Council. In this podcast, he talks about -

  • Mental models for building a meaningful second career 

  • Art of being a contrarian 

  • How to combine distinct strands of thought and create something unique 

  • Deep-dive into India's education challenge along with implementable ideas to bring about change 

  • Critical importance of human capital development 

  • Nuances of building a career in the development sector 

  • The difference between important and urgent

Career Principles by Dr. Shashi Tharoor

An author, politician, and former international civil servant, Dr. Shashi Tharoor straddles several worlds of experience. Currently a third-term Lok Sabha MP representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency, in this podcast Dr. Tharoor shares his insights on -

  • Building transferable skills - lessons from an author, diplomat and politician.

  • The importance of conducting micro-experiments towards shaping a meaningful career.

  • The importance of maintaining diverse networks and nurturing old relationships.

  • Nuances of negotiating the non-negotiable.

Augmenting Emotional Intelligence with AI: Career Principles with Dr. Rana el Kaliouby

Rana holds a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo, a PhD from the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate at MIT.Rana el Kaliouby, PhD, is co-founder and CEO of Affectiva. In this podcast she talks about -

  • Defying social and gender norms to build a deep-tech company.

  • Humanising technology through Artificial Emotional Intelligence and Ethical AI.

  • Importance of data diversity and ethics for building inclusive technology.

  • Negotiating with failure and criticism to augment long term success. 

Leadership Lessons & Career Principles with Jean-Philippe Courtois

As executive vice president and president, Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, Jean-Philippe Courtois leads Microsoft’s commercial business across 124 subsidiaries worldwide. From Cloud services to AI and mixed reality, Courtois is responsible for driving strategic planning, growth initiatives, national digital transformation partnerships and running Microsoft global commercial business. Courtois is passionate about enabling businesses to digitally transform with the right strategy, skills and technology to ignite new innovation, new ways of working, new business models and new revenue streams. He helps build vibrant ecosystems with small businesses, start-ups, public sector entities, partners all the way to global industry leaders. In this podcast he shares -

  • How his leadership role and style evolved within Microsoft over 36 years.

  • Role of mentors and ways to build strong mentor-mentee relationships

  • Mental models to understand how corporate impact and social impact go hand in hand

  • Art of being a constructive contrarian and advice to his 18 year self

  • Nuances of cultural intelligence

  • Principles of work-life harmony

No Rules Rules - Podcast with INSEAD Professor Erin Meyer

Erin Meyer is the co-author with Reed Hastings of No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. She is also a professor at INSEAD, one of the world's leading international business schools. Her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and Forbes.com. In 2019, Erin was selected by the Thinkers50 as one of the fifty most influential business thinkers in the world. This podcast covered -

  • Scaling trust across cultures at Netflix

  • The importance of constructive candour and talent density at Netflix 

  • What Sheryl Sandberg learned from Reed Hastings for a day and many other stories that are core to understanding Netflix

Democratizing Fashion and Breaking Patterns with Gayatri Jolly

We love to see our community members do interesting things. You have already heard about the phenomenal work Gayatri Jolly has done with MasterG through this podcast on -

  • Principles of building a sustainable, financially viable social enterprise

  • Mental models for building a homegrown business to consumer fashion brand

  • Stories of personal transformation

Today we are thrilled to share that MasterG has welcomed its first external investor and raised funds from Acumen Fund Angels Programme

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