Weekly Roundup: NC in 2022, Learning Retreat and IPOs
What we learned together on Network Capital this week
Dear community members,
Hope you had a rejuvenating weekend and a Merry Christmas. This is a quick overview of the week gone by on Network Capital. You can get access to all our offerings once you subscribe.
🚀 Launch of the Public Speaking Fellowship.
🧑🏻🤝🧑🏾 Network Capital Learning Retreat
The Public Speaking Fellowship
2020 plunged us in front of the video conferencing tools. We were learning, working and connecting online. There was no option but to get in front of the camera and start talking. While we spoke more, we communicated less. More importantly, communicated less effectively. Things are unlikely to go back to the way they were. In this new normal, it is time all of us adapt our communication styles.
If there is one skill you should work on in 2022, it should be effective public speaking. If you are already good, try and get better. If you struggle, like roughly ~75% of the world’s population, it is time for deliberate practice.
Public speaking is not something you can get good at by downloading an app. Just like you can’t learn driving by reading instruction manuals, you can’t become a good public speaker with a hands-off approach. You need to immerse yourself.
Starts Jan 15, 2021
PS. Here’s a talk by the first cohort of our Public Speaking Fellow
Best of Network Capital in 2021
In 2021 we produced 21,472 minutes of of original audio & video content that has been streamed for 1,643,990 minutes. Our team wrote 150,000 words of long-form analysis across 548 newsletters.
If you want to know more about the year gone by on Network Capital, watch our year in review below, and join the community today!
Offline events & interactions is an important component for us in 2022. To kick this off, we are launching a three-day learning retreat from March 25 to 27.
On Network Capital, we want to help you build your category of one not only in terms of what you bring to the workplace but also the values you live by. In this 3 day retreat, we will enjoy myriad outdoor adventures curated by Laidback, a venture by one of our subscribers Nakul.
We call it the learning retreat because learning about ourselves is the ultimate super power. That’s something we rarely get time for because we are constantly distracted, running from pillar to post. Our inner convictions, our strengths, our most vulnerable moments together define who we turn out to be. We want to propel you to rediscover yourself.
We will consider the retreat successful if you go back with cherished friendships, deeper knowledge about your selves and ideas for connecting with others in order to add specific value to them. Your personal and professional growth will be a natural byproduct.
PS. To register for the retreat all you need to do is gift a Network Capital subscription! Limited spots available.
I was selected to become an INKtalks Fellow in 2019. Being part of the INK community was transformational as I got the opportunity to learn from and contribute to some of the kindest leaders around the world. I talk about my INK experience in my book “The Seductive Illusion of Hard Work” (Sage Publishing)
INK was founded by Lakshmi Pratury with the mission of democratizing the magic that occurs at the intersection of science, technology, community and culture. Over the years all of us (INK fellows) have been mesmerized by her storytelling, leadership and empathy.
Today I am happy to share that INK and Network Capital have joined hands to set up “Youth INK with Network Capital” to help school students build their category of one. It will be a yearlong immersion program where students will spend an hour every weekend learning from top CEOs, academics, artists, scientists and policy makers.
In the inaugural cohort of the program we will work closely with 100 students and help them identify their core strengths and equip them with the knowledge, network and mental models to build meaningful careers in the twenty-first century.
Our larger goal is to spark a sense of wonder and curiosity among students. They will graduate as top-notch public speakers, writers and thinkers – skills that will be invaluable for the rest of their lives. They were celebrate JOMO (joy of missing out) and abandon FOMO (fear of missing out).
Lakshmi and I will personally teach in this program and we will bring the best of INK and Network Capital for our students.
Since this post Rohan has been one of the most engaged community members adding specific value to others and learning from them. It is because of members like Rohan that NC has been able to scale trust. NC has been built the good old fashioned way - one sincere handshake at a time.
That’s why we are so thrilled to celebrate the success of Rohan and the entire Map My India team.
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💞 Read our founder Utkarsh Amitabh’s book Seductive Illusion of Hard Work. The foreword written by Klaus Schwab, the founder of World Economic Forum.