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E46 - Presence (Author - Amy Cuddy) - with Lena Cheng

Whether we are talking in front of two people or five thousand, interviewing for a job, negotiating for a raise, or pitching a business idea to potential investors, speaking up for ourselves or speaking up for someone else, we all face daunting moments that must be met with poise if we want to feel good about ourselves and make progress in our lives. Presence gives us the power to rise to these moments." —Amy Cuddy (from, “Presence”)

We had the pleasure of talking to Lena Cheng, Managing Director at Best Friend Jack, about the book Presence by Amy Cuddy. Tune in and listen to her discuss tackling imposter syndrome, and the power of not worrying about the impression we're making on others but instead adjusting the impression we've been making on ourselves. It’s a powerful concept that helps us grow our self-confidence.

E45 - Think Like a Rocket Scientist (Author - Ozan Varol) - with Husein Attarwala

Husein Attarwala is the Founder & CEO of Skali delivering emergency healthcare solutions on flights. In this episode he shares insights from the book “Think Like a Rocket Scientist” and how the book influenced his entrepreneurial journey.

Think Like a Rocket Scientist is one of Inc.com's "6 Books You Need to Read in 2020” (According to Bill Gates, Satya Nadella, and Adam Grant). The author Ozan Varol is a former rocket scientist and reveals the habits, ideas, and strategies that will empower you to turn the seemingly impossible into the possible. 

Fortunately, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to think like one.Check out this podcast to learn how you can apply principles from rocket science to accelerate your professional and personal growth.

E44 - Unremarkable to Extraordinary - with Author Jeremy Ryan Slate

Jeremy Ryan Slate is the founder of Top 100 podcast Create Your Own Life, where he has had conversations with some of the highest performers in the world: Indy 500 winners, NY Times best selling authors, platinum recording artists, billionaires, even the former director of the CIA. They were extraordinary, no doubt. 

He authored the book, Unremarkable to Extraordinary, which talks about the principles these extraordinary humans had applied to to achieve the greatness of their life and impact. And we were ecstatic to sit down with him to understand more about his journey, how he tackled his adversities, and how he defined success on his own terms. 

It was such a fun and insightful conversation that we know you are going to love! 

Tune in to listen to this episode and get inspired to start your journey to become extraordinary.

E43 - Agile M&A - with Author Kison Patel

In this episode Kison Patel shares practical insights from his book Agile M&A. Check out this podcast to learn

- How is M&A changing?
- What are common mistakes made in M&A?
- What are best practices in M&A?

Kison is the Founder and CEO of DealRoom, a project management software for complex financial transactions. Kison is also the host of the M&A Science podcast, an educational podcast exploring the intricate world of M&A with industry leaders and practitioners.


E42 - To Be Honest - with Author Ron Carucci

In this episode our host Preethy Padmanabhan had a conversation ith Ron Carucci, the best-selling author of 8 books, and popular contributor at Harvard Business Review and Forbes.  

The discussion features Ron’s newest book and passion, To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice and Purpose, is based on 15 years of research with more than 3200 interviews with leaders around the world. To Be Honest explains how four factors (Clear Identity, Accountability, Governance and Cross-Functional Relationships) affect honesty, justice and purpose within a company. When these factors are absent or ineffective, the organizational conditions compel employees to choose dishonesty and self-interest. But when done well, the organization is 16 times more likely to have people tell the truth, behave fairly, and serve a greater good.

To Be Honest shares the stories of leaders who have acted with purpose, honesty and justice even when it was difficult to do so. In-depth interviews with CEOs and senior executives from exemplar companies such as Patagonia, Cabot Creamery, Microsoft and others reveal what it takes to build purpose-driven companies of honesty and justice. Interviews with thought leaders like Jonathan Haidt, Amy Edmondson, Dan Ariely, Michael Sandel, Arthur Brooks, and James Detert offer rich insights on how leaders can become more honest, just, and purposeful. You’ll learn how Hubert Joly took Best Buy from a company on the brink of bankruptcy to one that is profitable, thriving and purposeful, and you’ll learn how Satya Nadella is instilling a rich sense of purpose and accountability at Microsoft.

E41- Results (Author- Jamie Smart) - with Shawn Flynn

Our guest today is Shawn Flynn who is an investment banker and Principle at Global Capital Markets. Shawn also hosts the popular Silicon Valley podcast where he interviews famous Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, and Leaders in Tech. In this episode we discuss the book “Results: Think Less, Achieve More” by Jamie Smart. When you transform the way you go after results you can get to it faster. Tune into this podcast to learn
  • What are the key factors that influence your ability to create results
  • What are the obstacles that hold you back and how to overcome them
  • How do you increase impact and empower other people to create the results 
  • How do we do all of this in a way that's healthy, natural, and desirable

E40- Loonshots (Author- Safi Bahcall) - with Guillaume de la Serra

In today’s episode, our host Preethy Padmanabhan got the opportunity to sit down with Guillaume de la Serra, Chief Product Officer of Jellysmack to discuss Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall. Guillaume shared his thoughts on some of the key points in the book—nurturing innovation while balancing franchising, avoiding the moses trap, and the need for loonshots to achieve 10x growth. What are Loonshots? They are deas that seem too crazy to work, but end up changing everything

Tune in to listen to the episode and know more about how you foster both the artists and soldiers in your organization, and ultimately set your business to ideate and create the next great thing.

E39 - Host Feature: Succeed As A Woman Leader In Business & Social Impact

This episode features the 10X Growth Strategies host Preethy Padmanabhan as the guest. The episode was recorded for Pitch Cafe, is a fantastic podcast hosted Vida Patil. 

In this exciting podcast, Preethy spills her beans of wisdom on how she charted a course from her humble beginnings to making it to Silicon Valley Business Journal's Woman of Influence 2021. She also spells out her people-centric strategies in driving engagement and revenues. Preethy has contributed extensively in women and community empowerment roles at Chief creating ecosystems where like minded women leaders can come together. Listen on...all the way to the end ...

E38- Unlimited Power (Author- Tony Robbins) - with Jean-Loïck Michaux

Unlimited Power is the book that had the “Most positive Impact on my life” shares Jean-Loïck Michaux, Founder and CEO of Serendipia. Jean-Loïck read the book when he was 19 years old and he used the frameworks from the book to overcome negative beliefs and fears in his life. 

Within a short span of 10 years Jean-Loïck has launched multiple companies, started schools in Africa and built new skills to achieve big goals in his life. Check out this podcast to learn the 7 traits of success. Discover the power of empowering beliefs and how you can train your brain to produce desired results. 

E37 - Radical Candor (Author- Kim Scott) - with Krupa Natarajan

Do you want to create a stronger, more harmonious team? If yes, then you shouldn’t shy away from giving feedback, receiving it, and encouraging it. Kim Scott, a long-time director at Google and co-founder of Candor Inc., states that giving feedback is the single most important thing a boss can do. But how do you ensure your team gets the right kind of guidance? She introduces a tool called the Radical Candor. 

In this episode, our host Madhavi Ravanan and guest speaker, Krupa Natarajan, discuss the value of Radical Candor. Krupa got candid about the aha! Moments in her life, how she had to undo the “if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it at all” training that’s been drilled into our heads, and some of the strategies that helped her deliver radical candor. 

Tune in to listen to this episode and gain insights into how you can grow into a great manager and leader and build a workplace where people love their jobs and do great work. 

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