11 episodes

Rahul Bhargava from PurpleCrest (@purplecrestco) shares tactics, routines, habits and systems of icons, best-in-class performers and entrepreneurs so that you can build your own Habit Stack for growth, success, fulfilment and more. Join a small exclusive peer-to-peer growth community to accelerate your success at solving the hard problems that matter to you - in business, career and life. Since 2006, Rahul has worked with Fortune 100 CEOs, high growth startup founders, acclaimed social entrepreneurs and high-output professionals on complex business and life problems. This show is a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Rahul with an aim to share the wisdom of those who have figured out success and fulfilment. You will learn building habits to improve skills in complex problem solving, the psychology of success, professional networking, well-being for busy professionals, practical productivity and more. Join the community of doers and self-made achievers by tapping on subscribe.

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Rahul Bhargava from PurpleCrest (@purplecrestco) shares tactics, routines, habits and systems of icons, best-in-class performers and entrepreneurs so that you can build your own Habit Stack for growth, success, fulfilment and more. Join a small exclusive peer-to-peer growth community to accelerate your success at solving the hard problems that matter to you - in business, career and life. Since 2006, Rahul has worked with Fortune 100 CEOs, high growth startup founders, acclaimed social entrepreneurs and high-output professionals on complex business and life problems. This show is a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Rahul with an aim to share the wisdom of those who have figured out success and fulfilment. You will learn building habits to improve skills in complex problem solving, the psychology of success, professional networking, well-being for busy professionals, practical productivity and more. Join the community of doers and self-made achievers by tapping on subscribe.

    Graeme Silvera: Life lessons from a 13000 kms bicycle journey

    Graeme Silvera: Life lessons from a 13000 kms bicycle journey

    Graeme Silvera is the author of ‘Talewinds: A coming of age memoir of a 13000 km journey by bicycle through Europe, North Africa and the Middle East’. He also happens to have a diverse 30 year career in real estate. That career spans a wide range of experience in virtually all aspects of the industry including residential single and multi family, industrial, institutional, retail, office and public private partnerships. 

    We speak about the life lessons he learnt from the journey taken 33 years back, and how those lessons helped him create success and overcome setbacks. Some of those lessons would resonate with leaders, executives and entrepreneurs irrespective of their stage of life.

    Show notes are available on https://purplecrest.co/podcast/

    • 38 min
    Thomas Mirmotahari: On getting business education through start-ups

    Thomas Mirmotahari: On getting business education through start-ups

    Thomas is a young entrepreneur who is building a business that started as a desire to solve his personal problem as an employee in the post-pandemic world. Thomas' journey before starting up, consists of stacking up the relevant skills, beliefs and habits to be a successful entrepreneur. This includes making decisions for choosing the right undergrad course, then picking up the marketing, sales and technology skills to build a tech-led business. He sees himself as a business/product guy who knows how to write software applications end-to-end. To date, Thomas has done the engineering, sales, marketing, and support for his business - PerkUp. 

    PerkUp drives employee engagement by allowing companies to issue pre-loaded Visa cards that the team can freely spend on entertainment, education, fitness, childcare, or office equipment.

    Our conversation focused on understanding how Thomas made some critical decisions, what he could have done better in early career and how he built the relevant skills and habits. His journey and decision making is relevant for early stage entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, wannabe entrepreneurs and students who are about to make critical career decisions.

    Show notes are available here: https://purplecrest.co/podcast/thomas-mirmotahari-on-getting-business-education-through-start-ups/

    • 40 min
    Krishnan Kasturirangan : Making career decisions by prioritising impact

    Krishnan Kasturirangan : Making career decisions by prioritising impact

    Krishnan Kasturirangan is a former McKinsey and Company consultant and former COO of Knowlarity Communications - the largest cloud communications provider in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He is on a new mission: Eliminate Food Waste. His latest pursuit, Wastelink, is a food surplus management company that helps food manufacturers manage their surplus and waste by transforming it into nutritional feed for animals.

    Krishnan made very interesting transitions during his career. Our conversation focused on understanding the thoughts, mental models, influences and habits that helped Krishnan make such transitions. Krishnan’s journey and decision making is relevant for those building a career as well as those driven by the desire to create impact on their own terms.

    To read the show notes, head over to https://purplecrest.co/podcast/ 

    • 40 min
    Gaurav Dhir: Buying a business using credit card during Covid-19

    Gaurav Dhir: Buying a business using credit card during Covid-19

    Gaurav Dhir is an Internet Entrepreneur based out of Oshawa in Canada. He started his first business in India, then took a franchise in the education segment when he moved to Canada and then, and this is very interesting, started his next business by acquiring a website from his credit card!

    We must add that he did that without knowing anything about Internet businesses. Gaurav is one of the ‘antifragile’ Problem Solvers who became stronger with the disorder created by Covid-19.

    Listen to this episode to get motivated for starting an internet business, learn about some initial challenges and some thoughts about the world of content monetisation. This conversation is a flashback to capture the first 6 months of the business, so that anyone who wants to start a business can benefit.

    Interesting fact: As of January 2021, Gaurav grew the business by 10X from where it was when he had acquired it.

    • 19 min
    4 achievers, 5 big learnings for growth

    4 achievers, 5 big learnings for growth

    We had 4 achievers from diverse backgrounds in the show so far - 2 entrepreneurs, 1 CEO and 1 CFO. All of them are self-made and started with very ordinary backgrounds. That makes replicating what they did possible for Anyone who is hungry for success.

    Our community members had some questions. Are there common patterns in these achievers’ success? What was common in their mindset? What habits, routines and systems were similar?

    This episode is a reflection on 5 biggest learnings our community members had from these 4 achievers and the habits that anyone can develop for accelerated success. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to all the episodes, or if you did that and are looking for actionable insights then this episode will possibly do that for you.

    • 14 min
    Kedar Choudhury: Small town beginnings, to CFO-in-demand

    Kedar Choudhury: Small town beginnings, to CFO-in-demand

    Kedar, the CFO of Founding Years Learning Solutions (Klay Schools), is a contrast from our previous guest RD Sriram in terms of number of jobs and career strategy. Yet, both of them are also similar in their humble backgrounds. Kedar’s career is a journey of transitions. He has worked in Indian promoter driven organisations, PE funded organisations, multinational companies, in education sector, dairy sector, engineering technologies, software sector, manufacturing sector and financial services sector. When I had approached him, I was curious about his habits and beliefs that made him succeed in such diverse environments. What impressed me was the origin - the struggle and lack of resources of a small town life in Orissa. His is a story of grit and perseverance, and an inspiration for everyone who is determined to succeed on their own terms. Enjoy listening to this one.

    • 14 min

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