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Hosted by Varun Duggirala and Suchita Salwan, Think Fast is a podcast about the latest trends and conversations happening in the world of business, media, content, marketing and beyond. Suchita and Varun sift through the clutter and unpack the biggest stories to give their hot takes and also dig into the broader picture of where things are going.

It’s a fast talking, no holds barred take on everything and anything around the world of business!

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Hosted by Varun Duggirala and Suchita Salwan, Think Fast is a podcast about the latest trends and conversations happening in the world of business, media, content, marketing and beyond. Suchita and Varun sift through the clutter and unpack the biggest stories to give their hot takes and also dig into the broader picture of where things are going.

It’s a fast talking, no holds barred take on everything and anything around the world of business!

    GoMechanic’s troubles, Google vs Chat GPT and Blue Tokai raises $30 million

    GoMechanic’s troubles, Google vs Chat GPT and Blue Tokai raises $30 million

    In this episode of Think Fast, Varun and Suchita begin their conversation with Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's grand engagement held in Mumbai, ITC planning to acquire food brand Yoga Bar, the next generation of HomePod, Elliot Management Corp move to invest in cloud-based software firm, layoffs in Swiggy and more.  Further, they dive into Netflix co-founder, Reed Hastings relinquishing his role as co-CEO but will continue as executive chairman for the streaming giant, Coffee brand, Blue Tokai raising $30 million funding in a round led by A91 Partners, GoMechanic firing 70% of their workforce and Google being at loggerhead with ChatGPT.

    • 44 min
    International Deep Dive: LVMH, Mr Beast X Lex Fridman + the All In Podcast

    International Deep Dive: LVMH, Mr Beast X Lex Fridman + the All In Podcast

    In this episode, Varun begins by celebrating RRR's Golden Globe win while Suchita criticizes it but at the same time compliments Ram Charan Teja- one of the leads. Further, they talk about how Catalog music is more popular than new music, The Whole Truth Food's funding, TikTok eating up Meta/Google Ad space, Apple's latest headset, Prince Harry's book 'Spare' and the discord around it, Ashneer's boomer advice, Kanye's low key marriage, Women's IPL, more layoffs, and the report on unequal wealth distribution. 

    They go international with their deep dives- a take on Lex Fridman and Mr Beast's podcast episode, LVMH's succession story, and a look into the All-In Podcast. 

    Varun Recommends a show: 'The Last of Us'

    Suchita Recommends a podcast episode: 'Smartless with Steven Spielberg'

    The Lex Fridman X Mr Beast Episode(https://pca.st/78cappkg)

    The All In Podcast (https://www.allinpodcast.co/)

    Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.

    Episode: Karthik Srinivasan on Personal Branding.

    Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.

    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram 

    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The case for/against Clean Beauty, Salesforce Layoffs, and What's new in Quick Commerce

    The case for/against Clean Beauty, Salesforce Layoffs, and What's new in Quick Commerce

    On Think Fast, as promised, Varun gives us his reviews of the first week of Shark Tank India Season 2. And where there is Shark Tank, there is Ashneer Grover- so they then discuss Suhail Sameer quitting PhonePe and Ashneer dedicating a cryptic poem for him. Further, they also talk about why the MamaEarth IPO valuation is being criticized and Varun & Ghazal Alagh's explanations for the same, Stage getting funded by Blume and their Shark Tank pitch, Dunzo's recent fundings, Chat GPT being banned by NewYork schools, Apple's AI Audiobooks, and how does the rise of AI affect Google.

    They delve into the Salesforce layoffs and lessons from the way it was handled, how authentic is the clean beauty market, founders and personal branding, and an update on all the new stuff in Quick Commerce. 

    Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.

    Episode: Karthik Srinivasan on Personal Branding.

    Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.

    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram 

    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.

    Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music

    Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    MamaEarth IPO, Sports Streaming in India, & Shark Tank S2

    MamaEarth IPO, Sports Streaming in India, & Shark Tank S2

    Happy New Year Fam!This episode begins with Varun & Suchita discussing whose NYE was better and swiftly moving to talk about Elon Musk (how can we not), Shark Tank India's much-awaited second season- missing Ashneer Grover and looking forward to Amit Jain's presence on the show, Swiggy's new experiment called 'Handpicked', sunny weather in Flipkart's senior employees being rewarded generously and the separation of PhonePe, Hair Extensions company HairOriginals securing funding, Netflix buying a former US Army base to make a production studio, another top-level Zomato exec quits, and Ankur Warikoo's impressive year-end stats. 

    In the deep dives, they take on MamaEarth's IPO- some analysis and predictions, and how sports streaming is going to get big with the mega players really paying attention to it and making sure to strengthen their product and acquire the best deals. 

    Suchita Recommends: Fleishman is in Trouble (Disney Hotstar)Varun Recommends: Trevor Noah's comedy special: I wish You Would (Netflix)

    Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.

    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram 

    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.

    Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music

    Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    Predictions for 2023!

    Predictions for 2023!

    The last episode of this year with Tequila & Wine!In this episode, Varun & Suchita talk about Varun's recent holiday, RRR getting Oscar Nominations, Mensa's recent acquisitions, Adults driving growth in the toys industry, Netflix branching out into fitness content, Covid staging a comeback, and Beco raising capital. 

    Suchita recommends:1. Advertising will see more prominence in products across EComm, OTT, FinTech & more.2. Too much of the monopoly sits with FB + Google currently; the digital pie will grow but through Marketing & Advertising.3. How 'lending is a feature'; advertising and marketing as revenue streams could become features across the board.4. Rise of Blogs/Substacks + Podcasts giving credibility to Creators.5. In terms of consumer brands/consumer tech, there will be premiumization of basics.6. Beauty & Personal Care: Hair & Scalp-care will see more popularity. 

    Varun Recommends: 1. AI will chip away at more creative jobs but also add a whole new set of careers like prompt engineers, etc.2. Web3, Crypto & Blockchain will make a return in a better light than in 2022 but their growth will come from less hype and more boring spaces.3. Long form > Short form video content. The short-form hype cycle will slow down but it’ll be the most effective tool for long-form content & community growth. 

    Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.

    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram 

    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.

    Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music

    Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min
    Fintech As Superapps, Google For India, SBF & Twitter ft. Vidur Singhal

    Fintech As Superapps, Google For India, SBF & Twitter ft. Vidur Singhal

    Since Varun is away, Suchita was joined by Vidur Singhal (Entrepreneur) for this episode. 

    They talk about the Qatar FIFA world cup and Mbappe, RBI asking Razorypay to stop onboarding new merchants, Netflix's Documentary on Tennis, ChatGPT helping people talk smartly on Tinder, Deepika Padukone's 82E securing funding, and Sula + DroneAcharya IPOs. 

    They deep dive into the business impacts of Elon Musk's recent shenanigans on Twitter and Tesla, the takeaways from the Google For India event 2022, what went down at FTX ft. SBF, and how Fintech is witnessing consolidations. 

    Vidur Recommends: Mr Beast talking to Joe Rogan about translating his videosAvatar: The Way of Water

    Suchita Recommends:Harry & Meghan on NetflixOn with Kara Swisher ft. Piers Morgan

    Find Vidur on LinkedIn | Muncher Media

    Varun & Suchita also answer a few listener questions on the show. Do share yours on the below-mentioned handles.

    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter & Instagram You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter & Instagram 

    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.

    Find the show across audio streaming apps:Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | JioSaavn | Gaana | Amazon Music

    Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @ivmpodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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