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13.1: Focus on your strengths — Reshma Sohoni

Nov 9 • 33:52
Reshma Sohoni is a partner at Seedcamp, a top seed fund in Europe. They invest early in founders solving problems with technology in large, global markets.

In part 1 we talk with Reshma about:

Why doubling-down on your strengths helps you be happy

How exposing yourself to many things helps you professionally

Why it’s easier to excel by combining skills than trying to be the be...

13.2: Superpowers and happiness — Reshma Sohoni

Nov 9 • 21:58
Reshma Sohoni is a partner at Seedcamp, a top seed fund in Europe. They invest early in founders solving problems with technology in large, global markets.

In part 2 we talk with Reshma about:

Why doubling down on your strengths helps you be happy

Where she stands on making decisions with gut and intuition

Why you need to leave your comfort zone to build a superpower

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2.1: How I Work — Azeem Azhar

Oct 12 • 25:02
Azeem Azhar writes the Exponential View, a newsletter about accelerating technological change and its consequences.

Azeem’s new book is phenomenal — Exponential: How Accelerating Technology Is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do.

We talk with Azeem not about what he knows but how he knows:

How does he work?

How do the tools we use shape our results?

Being a generalist vs a special...

2.2: How I Work — Azeem Azhar

Oct 12 • 25:18
Azeem Azhar writes the Exponential View, a newsletter about accelerating technological change and its consequences.

Azeem’s new book is phenomenal — Exponential: How Accelerating Technology Is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do.

We talk with Azheem about how he researches to aggregate information and turn it into such sharp insights:

Is there value in reading material you don’t...

11.1: Why Shazam was too risky — Dhiraj Mukherjee

Mar 16 • 27:19

11.2: How to succeed — Dhiraj Mukherjee

Mar 16 • 34:44

10. Have a clear priority — Sunnie Groeneveld

Mar 2 • 20:00

9.1: How to build a bank — Anthony Thomson

Feb 16 • 30:11
Anthony Thomson is a serial banking entrepreneur. He’s raised over $1bn in capital over his career to start 2 banks — and currently chairs a third bank.

We talk with Anthony about:

What is trust, and how there are different forms of trust

Why chasing profits have made big banks vulnerable

How he uses his marketing background to have an edge in banking

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9.2: Are there rules for success? — Anthony Thomson

Feb 16 • 19:14
Anthony Thomson is a serial banking entrepreneur. He’s raised over $1bn in capital over his career to start 2 banks — and currently chairs a third bank.

This second part is about

We talk with Anthony about:

How he raised $100m during the financial crisis

Why there are no set rules for success — and what that means for you

Serendipity and decision-making

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8.2: How Not to Be Stupid — Adam Robinson

Feb 1 • 41:54
This might be the most insightful interview we've had — don't risk missing it.

Adam shares his secrets on how not to be stupid.

We talk about:

- What is stupidity?

- What drives stupidity — and why are we all at risk?

- What skills can help us not act stupidly?

It’s hard to describe Adam because he’s brilliant. Among other things, he is an:

- Advisor to multi-billion dollar hedge...

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