32 episodes

My name is Norman Chella, and I'm on a mission to create the antidote to foolishness, so we can understand the world and ourselves better.My role is simple: I play the fool, I ask the questions, you get the answers. We'll have conversations crafted for the curious, the vulnerable, the human. I interview authors, scientists, entrepreneurs, creators, movers all across the board. Those with a powerful message, and there are those who have gone through a number of struggles, trials and tribulations. My interests range far and wide - we can go from tech in one episode to philanthropy in another, topics spanning across nations to concepts and predictions about the future. All of the macro and micro topics you can think of.Join my conversations with amazing people, and become all the more wiser.

AntiFool with Norman Chella Norman Chella

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

My name is Norman Chella, and I'm on a mission to create the antidote to foolishness, so we can understand the world and ourselves better.My role is simple: I play the fool, I ask the questions, you get the answers. We'll have conversations crafted for the curious, the vulnerable, the human. I interview authors, scientists, entrepreneurs, creators, movers all across the board. Those with a powerful message, and there are those who have gone through a number of struggles, trials and tribulations. My interests range far and wide - we can go from tech in one episode to philanthropy in another, topics spanning across nations to concepts and predictions about the future. All of the macro and micro topics you can think of.Join my conversations with amazing people, and become all the more wiser.

    Salman Ansari: Exploring Different Mediums and Embracing the Inner Polymath

    Salman Ansari: Exploring Different Mediums and Embracing the Inner Polymath

    Salman Ansari is embracing his inner polymath, and exploring his imaginations as the Quick Brown Fox. he is the AntiFool.
    In this episode, we're going to talk about weird and wonderful things in the world of fiction, exploring mediums and more. 
    Our guest is Salman Ansari who writes a newsletter called the Quick Brown Fox: it's about creativity, self-awareness and learning in public sharing, essays, notes, videos, illustrations, animations, and all of his learnings on the creative process. His journey is non-linear, and that is more than enough for me to be attracted to his story. 
    We talk about:
    Embracing multitudes and the multifaceted lifeWho are the characters within us that we explore and articulate when defining our personas online?How he explores different mediums in his newsletterHow society conditioned us into thinking that specialization is more important than embracing our polymathic selves.Enjoy!
    Timestamps
    [00:00:00] Introduction[00:02:21] The new world of big windows and small windows[00:05:29] Managing your online vs offline self[00:09:58] So much of our existence is now in that little rectangle[00:17:28] The multifaceted human being[00:24:02] The end states come from past experiences and vivid imaginations[00:26:26] On Whimsical fables and the power of language[00:30:30] Replenish your energy in multitudes[00:34:02] Murduring your multitudes to survive[00:40:47] Identity is key to your capacity to explore[00:45:49] Persuading someone of their polymathy[00:52:06] Walking for productivity vs. Walking to walk[00:56:43] My legacy is plural[00:58:28] Conditioned into thinking our job gives us the right to live[01:05:16] Multitude creators can gift you the gift of belonging in plurals[01:08:29] Salman's Memento[01:10:26] Salman's Walkaway Wisdom[01:12:16] Salman's Personal DictionaryLinks
    Quick Brown Fox Newsletter: https://salman.io/newsletter/Salman's Twitter: https://twitter.com/daretorantSalman's Website: https://salman.io

    • 1 hr 17 min
    JayDee Lok: From Radio DJ to a Future-proof career in Tech

    JayDee Lok: From Radio DJ to a Future-proof career in Tech

    JayDee Lok is the ex-DJ with multiple talents, future-proofing herself by attracting luck. She is the AntiFool.
    How hard is it to make a career transition?
    It is very difficult. You need to have applicable skills to be able to present yourself, articulate the different talents and work experiences that you've had in many different industries. In this case, we will be looking at an overview of the media industry here in Malaysia, diving into Adtech, as is the journey of JayDee Lok. 
    Jay Dee Lok started her career in media as a radio DJ and has worked as a TV host, MC voiceover talent writer, producer, and artist booking manager. And now she is working in the ad tech industry and Singapore. She has a wide variety of industries and fields, but these all have common patterns and skills that she has learned throughout her time.
    Starting from quitting law school to become a DJ on a Malaysian radio program, we talked about:
    How she broke into the media industry from university The different intricacies of radio, the field itself, how the presenters communicate with each other, and the closeness of the communities and the audio industry here in MalaysiaTransitioning from position to position until landing a career in tech, out from a traditional industry into a forward-thinking one overseas in Singapore.Going through all the different barriers the obstacles, the struggles, the bosses from hell, and pulling the wisdom from these timesI hope that you can learn a lot from someone who has carved their own path to their own career, making all kinds of content in many different forms. 
    Enjoy!
    Links
    JayDee's WebsiteJayDee's LinkedInJayDee's TwitterJayDee's Instagram

    • 56 min
    Ethical Leadership and Avoiding Burnout with Dr. Stanley Ward

    Ethical Leadership and Avoiding Burnout with Dr. Stanley Ward

    Dr. Stanley J. Ward is the Ethical Leader, the Intentional Influencer, on a mission to defeat burnout. He is the AntiFool.
    In this episode, we're going to talk about what it means to be a leader. The leader holds responsibility for multiple things: from managing teams to becoming the face of a company. But how do we become them, both effectively and ethically? What if it's too much to bear? What if we burn out? Who better to talk about all this with than Dr. Stanley J Ward.
    Dr. Stanley J. Ward has decades of experience as a writer, educator, and leadership coach. His writing work includes scores of blog articles as well as two leadership books - Ethical Leadership: A Primer and How to Beat Burnout for Yourself, Your Family, and Your Team. Dr. Ward with his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies has done a ton to accelerate the growth rate of amazing leaders to become even more than who they are right now. 
    We talked about:
    All the different facets of an effective ethical leader: what do you need to become one? The meaning of burnout and how to avoid itDifferences between burnout and worn out (yes there is a few!)Intention and influence, the two aspects of a true leaderAnd of course, comics and Captain America!Enjoy!
    Links
    Stanley's WebsiteStanley's About PageStanley's LinkedIn

    • 59 min
    Noomi Natan on Leading with Inner Power

    Noomi Natan on Leading with Inner Power

    Noomi Natan is the executive coach mapping out the constellations for leadership and change. She is the AntiFool.
    In this episode, we're talking about the human element of leadership: the inner leader.
    If you want to elevate your business, what's the best way to go from where you are to where you want to be? It starts off with leading yourself, and Noomi knows this best!
    Noomi Natan is an Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant and Host of the Leadership Behind the Scenes Podcast. She has coached leaders in more than 15 countries for over 13 years, ranging from solopreneurs to startups and leaders in organizations such as Tesco, Lego House, BBC Studios and more.
    She employs a different method of executive coaching, not to tap into sales and practicalities, but more on the human element of what it means to become a leader as she has never specialized in a specific industry or job type.
    We talk about:
    Her origin story: how she became an executive coach after coming out of a dark place. The realization after getting coached for two hoursWhat it means to be a leader, from self-introspection to our relationship with making mistakesThe constellations of our lives and why that matters to usEnjoy!
    Links
    Noomi's WebsiteNoomi Natan's LinkedInNoomi Natan's FacebookNoomi Natan's Twitter

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Caring for Our Pet's Health with Veterinarian Dr. Alex Avery

    Caring for Our Pet's Health with Veterinarian Dr. Alex Avery

    Dr. Alex Avery is the veterinarian, the savior of animals taking care of our pet's health. He is the AntiFool.
    We're going to talk about our loved ones that aren't human: our pets. What do animals mean to you? Are your pets considered members of your family or are they left outside to fall and adapt to your routine? Are they healthy? Do they have their vaccinations? Do they have their check-ups ready? Are there signs to show that they are aging? Who better to have this conversation with than Dr. Alex Avery. 
    Dr. Alex is a veterinarian and Founder of Our Pet's Health, the go-to resource for taking care of your loved ones, your pets, your dogs, and cats in every animal in between. On a mission to share his knowledge and experience as a vet so you can make the best decisions possible, preventing injury and disease, and be comfortable making the difficult decisions, Our Pet's Health is a plethora of content teaching you about the best ways to take care of your favorite animals.
    We talked about:
    Dr. Alex's origin story: how he dove into the world of saving lives, animal lives as a vet, Preconceptions that pet owners have when relying on Dr. GoogleHow vets and their clients work together to help save their pet's lives Biases that we have as pet owners who may feel responsible for taking care of our petsThe signs to see if your pet's health is deteriorating and what is the best way to act upon it.Enjoy!
    Links
    Our Pet's Health WebsiteOur Pet's Health Facebook PageOur Pet's Health TwitterOur Pet's Health YouTube

    • 56 min
    Dating without Apps and Finding the One with Dina Brenci

    Dating without Apps and Finding the One with Dina Brenci

    Dina Brenci is the dating coach, the expert in animal behavior on a mission to help you find the right one. She is the AntiFool.
    Let's talk about dating: it's difficult to find the right one. You have 7 billion+ people, and we don't know if the right one exists, even if this ideal perso nis someone we imagined in our minds. Even taking that first step is so overwhelming. How do we know if we can even find them? How do we know if we are the right fit? How do we know if we are worth dating? Spiraling questions like these stop us from really finding the perfect relationship.
    But, there is someone here to help with that: Dina Brenci.
    Watching people's struggles in the dating scene, Dina has made it her mission to support individuals in making organic connections in partnerships that last. Combining years of animal behavioral studies with her unconditionally loving and non-judgmental persona, she has designed a unique approach to dating that feels completely new. 
    She is an ICF certified coach that specializes in helping her clients date without dating apps. She offers a variety of different packages so that she can support as many people as possible to reach their dating goals. 
    We talked about:
    Her origin story: a background in animal behavioral scienceThe facets of dating: from confidence to vulnerability and finding the right oneWhat goes into Dina's coaching sessions and dating in the midst of this outbreak? How to go on dates without dating appsMaintaining healthy relationships in highly stressful situationsEnjoy!
    Links
    Dina Brenci's InstagramDina Brenci's FacebookDina Brenci's Website

    • 44 min

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