A show where I interview artists, experts, and entrepreneurs, to deconstruct their rituals and habits, and collect their wisdom in ways you find useful to manage yourself better.
7 Books To Refresh Your Brain And Keep It Active
7 books that will give your brain the exercise it needs to stay active. These include books by Tony Buzan, Michael J. Gelb, Edward de Bono, and others. They won’t just flex your brain muscles; they’ll also add variety to your routine.
A Powerful Exercise To Improve Your Body’s Balance and Feel its Positive Effects in Your Life
This balancing and centering procedure is from George Leonard's book Mastery [Chapter 14: Packing for the Journey]. It walks you through steps to shift the focus of attention in your body from your shoulders to your abdomen. Such an exercise doesn't just improve your body's overall balance. Since your body is a metaphor for everything, it also cascades into your relationships, work, and chores. You feel calmer, relaxed, less anxious, and are more open to face challenges rather than avoiding them. [The exercise starts at 05:23 and ends at 14:32.]
Scott Burnham — On Resourcefulness, Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone, And Discovering New Ideas That Can Change Your Life
Entrepreneur and author Scott Burnham explains how the pandemic has made us more resilient and creative, how simple solutions have solved seemingly impossible problems, how to simplify and communicate ideas in ways that get people excited, and much more.
9 Books I’ve Gifted and Recommended the Most
In the last five years, I’ve gifted and recommended a few books to friends and colleagues over and over again. These books offer practical advice to improve our mindset, work ethic, and add value to the world. The principles in them are simple enough to read, absorb, and apply to anyone regardless of how much they love reading or the stage of life they’re in.
Fred Dust — On Design, Holding Meaningful Conversations, and Making an Impact in the World
In this episode, Fred Dust and I discuss what design really means, the significance conversations play in our lives, and the importance of designing them in order to get the most out of them and make an impact the world.
Fred Dust is the founder of Making Conversation. He’s a designer, author, educator, consultant, trustee, and advisor to social and business leaders. He works with The Rockefeller Foundation to explore the future of pressing global needs; and with other foundations to rebuild human connection in a climate of widespread polarization, cynicism, and disruption.
Fred is the former Global Managing Partner at the monster design firm IDEO, and was a founder and trustee for IDEO.org. Fred currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Sundance Institute, and the Board of Directors for NPR and The New School.
He writes frequently for publications such as Fast Company, Metropolis, and Rotman Magazine. He’s an author of various books, like Extra Spatial, Eyes Open: New York, Eyes Open: London, and his latest book Making Conversation.
Akshay Ballal — On 3D Printing and Automation, Achieving Stretch Goals, Scratching Your Own Itch, Taking India Global, and more
Akshay Ballal is the Chief Product Officer at Fabheads Automation, a startup that automates manufacturing by building 3D printers for fabricating composite products, and is developing automation equipment for manufacturing high-end carbon fiber parts.
Fabheads Automation is currently valued at close to $10 million, and the company's primary focus areas presently are the Aerospace, Automobile, and Biomedical sectors.
Akshay’s journey is inspiring because he started off as an intern at Fabheads Automation as an intern in 2017, and within 2 years, he became the Chief Product Officer. He’s also passionate about automobiles and robotics. In this episode, I’ll try to discover more about the person.