Weekly Roundup: Indra Nooyi on Network Capital

What we learned together on Network Capital this week

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Dear community members,

Hope you had a rejuvenating weekend. This is a quick overview of the week gone by on Network Capital. You can get access to all our offerings once you subscribe.

📹 Masterclass Launch: Leadership Principles with Indra Nooyi (Former CEO, PepsiCo.; Author, My Life in Full)

🏁 Registrations for the Community Building Fellowship

🎟️ 🧑🏻‍🏫 Upcoming Network Capital meetups in Paris, London, Delhi, Bangalore and many more cities. Join NC subgroup in your city today.

💌 Newsletters: Challenges of working for yourself, What's something you would love to get stuck with?, and Status games, careers and passion economy

🏁 Office Hours: Subscribers get daily office hours to develop their career strategy. Want to sample? Signup for a free call today.

Leadership Principles with Indra Nooyi

In her masterclass on Network Capital, former CEO of PepsiCo. shares -

  1. The art of meaningful career transitions. 

  2. How to become a dreamer and a doer: Frameworks of ‘zooming in & zooming out’.

  3. The importance of nurturing talent and empowering new leaders.

  4. Insights on multi-generational leadership in managing work, home and society.

Indra K. Nooyi served as CEO and chairman of PepsiCo from 2006 to 2019. Her prescient strategic thinking, insight into consumer behaviour  and wisdom on managing a vast, global workforce make her one of the world’s most sought-after advisors to entrepreneurs, executives, and governments. She is also revered as a role model for women and immigrants, and celebrated for her empowering messages on inclusivity.

At PepsiCo, she was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, the company’s mission to deliver sustained growth by making more nutritious products, limiting the company’s environmental footprint, and empowering its associates and people in the communities it serves.

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Community Building Fellowship

Network Capital is a community of 100,000+ verified millennials and Gen Z. It has grown without spending a single dollar on marketing. We have been featured in Harvard Business Review, World Economic Forum, Harvard Business School, TED and Mint.

In less than three years, we have scaled a community of 100,000+ members from 104 countries without spending a single dollar on marketing. In this fellowship, we will teach you exactly that. This fellowship is specifically designed for - 

  1. Individuals who want to start building their community right now.

  2. Companies who are attempting to build their communities and would like to train their employees 

  3. Community managers who want to get better at their jobs

  4. Curious and entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow by creating their tribe.

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PS. If you want to see the Community Building Fellowship in action, watch this session from Cohort I with Sairee Chahal, Founder & CEO of Sheroes.


In person meetups are back. We hosted the Network Capital meetups in Paris, London and Delhi last week and have many interesting events lined up in the coming weeks. You can get access to city, sector and interest based subgroups once you subscribe.

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Challenges of working for yourself

Being your own boss is incredibly liberating but also incredibly lonely. You need to manage your output, your productivity, your creativity, your expenses, your contractors. The list goes on. There will be bad days, of course. You need to figure out ways to keep yourself motivated and energized. The key is to not expect an “Instagrammable” life each day. Like everybody else, you will be dealing with the trials and tribulations of daily life. Not having a manager might give you more autonomy but that also means you need to take greater ownership of your work. You will have to train yourself to own your failures, learn from them and bounce back on days where things are going berserk.

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What's something you would love to get stuck with?

Carve out constraints in your life as they will propel you to discover your reason for being. Constraints could be artificial like in the case of Ghost or thought through in case you have a full time job and are working on a side hustle - and have just a few hours a day/week to make progress on your side hustle. If you really want to do something and because of less than idea situations aka constraints you are unable to carve out time, it just means it isn’t a priority. Wait to find something that really matters to you. When you do, time will figure itself out — it is elastic.

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Status games, careers and passion economy

Try, iterate and find your fit. The spectrum of possibilities is wide, the opportunities are everywhere. It is time to look for new vistas even if the society seems reticent to give their stamp of approval. Remember their skepticism might just be stemming from lack of exposure. You don’t need anyone’s validation and even if you crave for that, know that it will happen over time. Inaction because you lack validation will likely haunt you over the long term.

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Office Hours: Career Strategy, Higher Studies, Top Job Applications

Network Capital subscribers get daily 1:1 mentoring from our CEO Utkarsh Amitabh and a wide range of experts who teach on our fellowship programs and create content.

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💝 If you want to learn how to navigate the Network Capital ecosystem, please read this article. 

✍🏼 Read our founder Utkarsh Amitabh’s Harvard Business Review articles here Building Your Category of OneShould You Choose Passion Over Paycheck, How to Make Envy Work for You?, and The Right Way to Make a Big Career Transition

💞 Read our founder Utkarsh Amitabh’s book Seductive Illusion of Hard Work. The foreword written by Klaus Schwab, the founder of World Economic Forum.