28 episodes

A leadership podcast for a changing world. Host Gautam Mukunda explores what it takes to lead through times of change and crisis — featuring unexpected conversations with global leaders across different fields and industries.

World Reimagined Nasdaq

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    • 4.9 • 100 Ratings

A leadership podcast for a changing world. Host Gautam Mukunda explores what it takes to lead through times of change and crisis — featuring unexpected conversations with global leaders across different fields and industries.

    Leading with Empathy and the Power of Regret with Daniel Pink

    Leading with Empathy and the Power of Regret with Daniel Pink

    Our regrets influence the way we engage and interact with the world. Having the ability to reflect and learn from these moments gives us the perspective to better lead while understanding the context, experiences and feelings of others. How can leaders reflect on these defining experiences and moments of regret to make them more empathetic leaders? How can empathy help leaders become more effective?
     
    In this episode, host Gautam Mukunda speaks with Daniel Pink, author of five New York Times bestsellers, including The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, about how leading with trust and empathy can transform workplaces and change how we see the world.
     
    “In the architecture of regret, people tend to regret inactions more than actions.” — Daniel Pink
     
    “You don’t want to be the leader you had. You want to be the leader you should have had.” — Daniel Pink
     
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    Literature Referenced:
     
    The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, by Daniel H. Pink
    Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink
    The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins
     
     
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    • 27 min
    Trusted Leadership: How Brands Can Build and Lose Trust with Jeremy Skule & Guy Kawasaki

    Trusted Leadership: How Brands Can Build and Lose Trust with Jeremy Skule & Guy Kawasaki

    In today’s era of uncertainty, trust has never been more important. This presents an opportunity for organizations and leaders to step up on important topics to drive change and foster meaningful connections with customers, employees, and communities.  
    In this episode, host Gautam Mukunda is joined by Jeremy Skule, Chief Strategy Officer at Nasdaq and Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist at Canva and former Chief Evangelist at Apple to discuss how to build brand trust through authenticity, transparency, and integrity. 
    “Building up trust takes decades, years, at least. Losing trust can happen in a matter of seconds.” — Jeremy Skule
     
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    Literature Referenced:
    Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, by Robert D. Putnam
     
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    • 34 min
    Purpose-Driven Leadership: The Power of Storytelling with Nate Mook & Vincent Stanley

    Purpose-Driven Leadership: The Power of Storytelling with Nate Mook & Vincent Stanley

    Good leaders change their organizations. Great leaders change the world. But even the best leaders, committed to making the world a better place, can face an uphill battle with constant, expected tradeoffs between purpose and profit. How can leaders navigate purpose, profit, and impact? How can they drive change in the world while also unlocking long-term, sustainable value for stakeholders?
    In this episode, host Gautam Mukunda speaks with purpose-driven leaders Nate Mook and Vincent Stanley on the importance of storytelling for inspiring change and accelerating impact within organizations and the world more broadly. Nate Mook is a tech entrepreneur, storyteller and documentary producer who now serves as the CEO of World Central Kitchen, a non-profit NGO dedicated to providing nutritious food to people in the wake of natural disasters. Vincent Stanley is the co-author of "The Responsible Company" and Patagonia’s Director of Philosophy.
    “The way you tell a story also becomes, in a way, the strategic discipline of the company.” — Vincent Stanley
    “If you really want to look at systems change and changing the world for the better, and addressing major, major challenges that we all face right now, you have to think bigger. And I think that's really about making people connect with those stories of why you are there.” — Nate Mook
    Follow @GMukunda on Twitter or email us at WorldReimagined@nasdaq.com
    For more information on this episode’s guests please visit:
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    Learn more about TDAmeritrade:
    https://www.tdameritrade.com/
    https://www.tdameritrade.com/tools-and-platforms/trader-offering.html
     
     

    • 36 min
    Inclusive Leadership: Closing the Digital Divide with Ajay Banga and Bhaskar Chakravorti

    Inclusive Leadership: Closing the Digital Divide with Ajay Banga and Bhaskar Chakravorti

    Today’s increasingly digital world brings with it possibilities to create a more inclusive and accessible global economy. But, unless action is taken to enhance digital inclusion, the world may become more divided than ever before.
    In this episode, Host Gautam Mukunda speaks with two leaders dedicated to digital inclusion who explain how to earn people’s trust and create a more inclusive world.
    Ajay Banja is the Executive Chairman of Mastercard, after serving as President and CEO for almost 10 years. Under his tenure, Mastercard launched a program to bring 500 million people across 80 countries into the global financial system, and one billion by 2025. Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Dean of Global Business at the Fletcher School of Diplomacy at Tufts, the author of The Slow Pace of Fast Change, and a former partner at McKinsey.
    I think companies can set their examples and can lead by what they do...In totality, I think companies, corporations, need to start thinking about what role they play in the community they live in. And...to start putting real volume to the idea of doing well and doing good at the same time.” — Ajay Banga
    “A combination of our inherent desire for stories, narratives, and personalities and the media's need to continue to reinforce that, our notion of trust has been intimately tied, not just by the functions and companies but by the leaders themselves.” — Bhaskar Chakravorti
     
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    Literature Referenced:
    The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World, by Bhaskar Chakravorti
     
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    • 37 min
    Collaborative Intelligence: Leading in the Age of AI with Shawn Bice & Nick Beim

    Collaborative Intelligence: Leading in the Age of AI with Shawn Bice & Nick Beim

    While the benefits of AI are undeniable, it’s not yet clear exactly how it will define the role of tomorrow’s leaders. In this episode, Host Gautam Mukunda speaks with two industry leaders with unique vantage points on how AI is transforming the world around us and redefining the future of leadership.
    Shawn Bice is the president of Products and Technology at Splunk, the world’s first Data-to-Everything platform designed to remove the barriers between data and action. And, Nick Beim, partner at Venrock, is one of the world’s leading investors in AI, software, and fintech and is also on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    “The AI revolution will force a philosophical reexamination of how we make our most important decisions in different spheres of society... It's almost as if by encountering a new form of intelligence, we learn more about ourselves and become more conscious and deliberate about how we make decisions.” — Nick Beim
    “I think leaders that have emotion where they understand mood, or relationships, and how they’re interacting with others is great. To me, a machine is going to have an incredible IQ, but I don’t know that it’s going to have EQ. That’s where I think that real limitation comes in.” — Shawn Bice
     
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    • 37 min
    Operational Leadership: Accelerating Innovation in Healthcare with Dr. Raj Garg and Les Funtleyder

    Operational Leadership: Accelerating Innovation in Healthcare with Dr. Raj Garg and Les Funtleyder

    The healthcare industry is one of the largest and most consequential sectors in the United States—but it’s also one of the most complicated. This unique complexity makes it challenging for the operational change and innovation the industry desperately needs in order to better serve citizens.
    In contrast, the inherently innovative tech sector is not only a huge component of the U.S. economy, but it also plays a pivotal role in accelerating change across all other industries. In this episode, Host Gautam Mukunda speaks with Les Funtleyder and Dr. Raj Garg about what leaders can learn from combining the fast-paced innovations in tech with the cautious and deliberate rhythms of the healthcare industry.
    Les is a portfolio manager at E Squared Capital Management, and the author of Healthcare Investing, and he sits on the boards of Applied Therapeutics and Acalis. Dr. Raj Garg was the former President and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, he was also one of the most trusted advisors to CEOs of the world’s largest healthcare companies during his time as senior partner in the healthcare practice at McKinsey. He is a doctor and attorney and serves on the boards of Health AI 360 and the National Spine and Pain Centers.
    “What I would actually predict is that the next couple of decades are going to really be an age of biology, and an age of technology and healthcare that will cause pretty fundamental shifts.” – Dr. Raj Garg
    “The biggest [healthcare] challenge from my perspective is that people don't like change, especially in systems that have been in place for a really long time.” – Les Funtleyder
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    Literature Referenced:
    Healthcare Investing: Profiting from the New World of Pharma, Biotech, and Health Care Services, by Les Funtleyder
     
    For more information on this episode’s guests please visit:
    Nasdaq.com/world-reimagined-podcast
     

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Mountain Dan M. ,

Captivating and Engaging

Mukunda continues to enthrall me with his canny ability to get people from different backgrounds to compose new visions of leadership. His is a unique podcast which is a must for anyone interested in innovative leadership.

pattibg ,

Top notch podcast

Very informative and entertaining. Look forward to each episode and trying to guess who he is pairing up next.

Jess@Catalynics ,

Great resource for leadership coaches

This podcast is highly informative, interesting and entertaining. Love the episode with Alex Honnold and Gen. McChrystal on managing risk and decision making. The host asks insightful questions and enables an engaging convo among guests. Good resource for leadership coaches like me, I will share with clients.

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