26 episodes

Join host Adarsh Nalam on a journey to unpack life using conversation, curiosity, and reason. Who knows? You might even get something out of it. Let's get Maximum.

Get in touch at contact@themaximumproject.com.

Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/themaximumproject/subscribe

The Maximum Project Adarsh Nalam

    • Education

Join host Adarsh Nalam on a journey to unpack life using conversation, curiosity, and reason. Who knows? You might even get something out of it. Let's get Maximum.

Get in touch at contact@themaximumproject.com.

Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/themaximumproject/subscribe

    TMP #0027 - Compounding Disinterest

    TMP #0027 - Compounding Disinterest

    What does it mean to get better each day? Why should we? What happens if we don't? Could we get worse?

    Does 'worse' compound too? Oh, no!

    Every cliche demands some examination. Every life, a hint of rumination. Sure, get better each day, but after reading the fine print.

    These little soundbites are best heard on a walk or while running an errand (okay, fine, you can fall asleep to it).

    TMP Links:

    TMP Website: https://www.themaximumproject.com/

    TMP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/themaximumproject

    • 10 min
    TMP #0026 - Satisfaction by the Slice

    TMP #0026 - Satisfaction by the Slice

    What is my purpose? What should I be doing with my career? How can I find satisfaction?

    Welcome to a newer, more personal TMP. My mind isn't quiet at the best of times, and since I'm not special, I thought yours might fancy a chat, so I thought I might as well share the noise. These little soundbites are best heard on a walk or while running an errand (okay, fine, you can fall asleep to it).

    TMP Links:

    TMP Website: https://www.themaximumproject.com/

    TMP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/themaximumproject

    • 10 min
    TMP #0025 (Chinwags) - Ethical AI ft. Johannes Castner

    TMP #0025 (Chinwags) - Ethical AI ft. Johannes Castner

    Is life deterministic, or does free will exist? A belief in the latter may better serve us, but this question is no longer philosophical. AI is a human creation capable of eradicating free will in insidious ways for aims, from creating echo chambers through seductive 'personalisation' to winning elections and ambient wallet theft. It doesn't need to be that way. 

    Irrespective of our view, AI affects how we live, work, and interact with the world. What are the consequences of this development? What is AI? Why does it matter? And what can we do about it? What do I know? Not much. 

    That's why experts exist. With a background in the social sciences, and a firm conviction about living well, Johannes Castner has many radical ideas. 

    Good business can be good, and people can have agency while focusing on collective well-being. There are lifelines besides advertising in a saturated media market. And many more. Crazy. 

    Johannes is a data scientist, engineer and AI practitioner with expertise in modern (scalable) deep learning, data pipelines, knowledge graphs and reasoning systems. He has a broad background in Anthropology, Economics and Computational Social Science, which he is keen to apply to societally relevant problems. Johannes wants companies to use ethical AI ethically for moral and profitable outcomes. In his view, you can be a good citizen and build wealth. You'll want to hear his take.

    Episode Credits:
    Artwork Design - Tanmayi Reddy
    Mixing - Micah Bedford

    Links:

    Johannes’s Links:

    Website: https://www.johannescastner.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannes-castner-80727496/

    TMP Links:

    TMP Website: https://www.themaximumproject.com/

    TMP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/themaximumproject

    • 1 hr 22 min
    TMP #0024 (Chinwags) - The Gift of Craft ft. Les Edgerton

    TMP #0024 (Chinwags) - The Gift of Craft ft. Les Edgerton

    Les Edgerton is a writer. He is also a writing mentor, published author, trauma survivor, father, husband, and human being with a rich and complex past.

    As someone capable of preventing and inflicting harm with equal intensity, Les has spent time in the navy as a cryptographer and in prison for burglary. As a bystander, perpetrator, victim, and astute observer, he has dealt with the evil side of the human condition and lived to tell the story. For more about Les, I recommend reading his memoir - Adrenaline Junkie.

    This episode, however, is about the genuine spirit and gift that runs through this writer. Because that’s what Les is. I am nervous, curious, excited, and moved by the idea of this conversation. I don’t know what will come up. I’m no expert reader or writer either. But it’s going to be a ride. And I’d love for you to buckle in. Enjoy this conversation with the marvellous enigma that is Les Edgerton. Let’s go.

    Episode Credits:
    Artwork Photo: Mary Ann Peters
    Artwork Design: Tanmayi Reddy
    Mixing: Micah Bedford

    Links:

    Mentioned on the show:

    Les’s Interviews with Richard Godwin at The Slaughterhouse: https://www.richardgodwin.net/author-interviews-promotional-specific/quick-fire-at-the-slaughterhouse-interview-with-les-edgerton-2

    https://www.richardgodwin.net/author-interviews-extensive/chin-wag-at-the-slaughterhouse-interview-with-les-edgerton


    Les’s Links:

    Blog: http://lesedgertononwriting.blogspot.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/les.edgerton

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/les.edgerton

    Email: butchedgerton@comcast.net


    TMP Links:

    TMP Website: https://www.themaximumproject.com/

    TMP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/themaximumproject

    • 1 hr 37 min
    TMP #0023 (Chinwags) - Executive Equilibrium ft. Tushar Bajaj

    TMP #0023 (Chinwags) - Executive Equilibrium ft. Tushar Bajaj

    Tushar Bajaj used to be my boss. He is also someone I’ve always enjoyed speaking with. Tushar is an executive leader at MSL, an integrated communications firm part of the Publicis Groupe. Not originally from a communication background, he dipped his toes in a bunch of ventures before landing in the field that has been home for the last decade. I’m yet to find a topic he can’t talk about and a room that won’t listen to him in rapt attention.

    Yes, he’s smart and has a fantastic voice (you’re in for a right treat on this episode) but, most importantly, he’s aggressively kind. Maintaining your composure is no mean feat, especially in the sometimes bizarre situations we inhabit, but Tushar has it down to an art form. In this chat, Tushar tells us about his approach to life, communication, balance, and composure.

    Tushar’s Links:
    LinkedIn: https://in.linkedin.com/in/tushar-bajaj-b90612b

    Twitter: @bajajtushar

    TMP Links:

    TMP Website: https://www.themaximumproject.com/

    TMP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Stripe: https://buy.stripe.com/4gwcPR3c4cnb2icdQQ

    • 1 hr 6 min
    TMP #0022 (Chinwags) - Authoring Strength ft. Dan John

    TMP #0022 (Chinwags) - Authoring Strength ft. Dan John

    You’ve thought about getting fit, haven’t you? And you’ve slipped in the quest a few times, too, eh? It’s a massive concern but might just need a few tweaks to fix. The first tweak? Your mindset.

    I heard of Dan (or ‘Coach’ as I’ve been calling him on intuition) through Dinesh, my trainer, who I’ve mentioned a few times now. Dan John is a weightlifting and strength coach. He is also an All-American discus thrower, academic, and author. If that’s not enough, Dan holds the American record for the weight pentathlon, which combines five events - hammer throw, shot put, discus throw, and javelin throw (the four Olympic throwing events) and the weight throw.

    You can read all about Dan on his website and anywhere else on the internet, so let me tell you what I think about him instead. Like with a lot of exceptional achievers, Dan’s magic comprises simplicity, consistency, and specificity. Thinker and thrower of equal force, Dan’s voracious reading habit has clearly moulded his mind into a knowledge distilling machine.

    His capacity to deliver dense insights in efficient sentences caught me off guard as I grappled with the jumping-off points for every answer, but we got in the groove pretty soon. Listen to this episode for immediately useful insights about behaviour, habit, and attitude. I’d write a conclusion to this bio, but Coach just does it better, as the following suffix to most of his Instagram posts will reveal:
    “Make a Difference. Live. Love. Laugh. Balance work, rest, play and pray (enjoy beauty and solitude) Sleep soundly. Drink Water. Eat veggies and protein. Walk. Wear your seat belt. Don’t smoke. Floss your teeth. Put weights overhead. Pick weights off the floor. Carry weights. Reread great books. Say thank you.”

    Dan’s Links:

    Dan’s Website: https://danjohn.net/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachdanjohn/

    Dan John University: https://www.instagram.com/coachdanjohn/

    Links:

    TMP Website: https://www.themaximumproject.com/

    TMP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/themaximumproject

    TMP Stripe: https://buy.stripe.com/4gwcPR3c4cnb2icdQQ

    • 1 hr 8 min

Top Podcasts In Education

The Mel Robbins Podcast
Mel Robbins
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Mick Unplugged
Mick Hunt
جافکری | Jafekri
Amirali Gh
Academy of Ideas
Academy of Ideas
TED Talks Daily
TED