Indo-Aryan language spoken in India
Krishan Chander, best known for his stories about the aftermath of partition and the Bengal famine, spent his early years in Poonch, Kashmir. His love for the valley took him back to this “heaven on earth” again and again and he kept his memories alive sometimes with stories about its people and at other times by using it as a backdrop to share his views on society and the changing world around him. This is a special story in the way it's constructed. There's no three act structure, no character arcs, no denouement. Instead, there is a fleeting glimpse of several worlds through many physical and metaphorical windows. And last but not the least, it was an utterly delightful read for me as a performer. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed reading it to you. ------ Send me your comments on : Instagram : @storyjam_Arti Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/StoryjamArti Clubhouse : @artijain --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storyjam/message
In my line of work, you get to meet a lot of interesting people who are experts in their fields. And despite the old trope about doctors and lawyers not getting along, many of these brilliant folks are from the medical field. Now I never could have been a doctor. One, I don't think I'm patient enough. Two, I'm not a huge fan of needles. So when you meet a doctor who has dedicated themselves to understanding and solving the issues of one of the biggest epidemics in our society - poor mental health - you tend to take notice. Dr. Hassaan Tohid is a TEDx Speaker, Neuroscientist, Clinician, and a published author. As an entrepreneur, an academic, and a clinician he teaches medical students from all over the world regarding the complexities of research.In his time in the medical field, Dr. Tohid has written and published more than 45 research articles on neuroscience, and has chosen to focus his career on mental health and substance use disorder. Besides being a clinician and the founder of California Institute of Behavioral Neurosciences and Psychology, he is also a Certified Life Coach and is known for his mentorship and lectures - which he gives in English, Hindi, Urdu, and Spanish. We discuss the meaning of happiness versus joy, the way religion can have peculiar effects on mental health, and what it takes to find self-love and self-respect. Enjoy the show! SHOWNOTES:Ted Talk about Mirror NeuronsTed Talk about Demonic Possessions
To take a free trial for online Hindi lessons visit: https://learnhindischool.com In this episode, you are going to learn how to use the preposition ‘for', in Hindi. And you'll also learn how to say- Is this gift for your friend? and Who is this gift for?' in Hindi. And there are interactive role-play quizzes , that will ensure that you learn correct sentence formations and pronunciation and help you learn how to ask questions and answer them in Hindi as well. Kindly support us & get access to extra learning material like weekly Exercise worksheets on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/learnhindionthego To help us improve the show, kindly give your feedback & suggest some topics on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/learnhindionthego/ Find out more at https://learn-hindi-on-the-go.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
ನಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಗಮನ ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಸ್ಮಾರಕಗಳ ಮೇಲೆ ನೀಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಉತ್ತಮ ಪ್ರಯಾಣವು ಉತ್ತಮ ಅನುಭವದಿಂದ ಕೂಡಿರಬೇಕಲ್ಲವೆ? ಪ್ರವಾಸವು ಕೇವಲ ತಾಜ್ ಮಹಲ್ ಅಥವಾ ಮೈಸೂರು ಅರಮನೆ ಅಥವಾ ಹಂಪಿಗೆ ಭೆಟಿ ನೀಡುವುದಲ್ಲ. ಪ್ರವಾಸವು ಒಬ್ಬ ಪ್ರವಾಸಿಕನಿಗೆ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಅನುಭವನ್ನು ಕೊಡಬೇಕು.ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆ ಪಾಡ್ಕಾಸ್ಟಿನ 113ನೇ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ 'ಗಲ್ಲಿ ಟೂರ್ಸ್' ನ ಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ವಿನಯ್ ಪರಮೇಶ್ವರಪ್ಪ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರು ಮೈಸೂರಿನ ಉದಾಹರಣೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಗರ ಮಟ್ಟದ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಚರ್ಚಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳೊಣ.Vinay Parameswarappa talks about how sustainable tourism can be reimagined at a city level, and explores the rich heritage and untapped potential of Namma Mysore (Mysuru) city and its surrounding region. Tourism, travel and heritage have a high focus on monuments in India, but good travel is increasingly about a great experience. Tourism is not just about visiting the Taj Mahal or the Mysore Palace or the ruins of Hampi. It is also about having a great experience with diverse offerings for different travelers, from great food tours, to deep historical journeys to unwinding at a great ayurvedic spa to a yoga retreat.On Episode 113 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast, Vinay Parameswarappa of Gully Tours talks to host Pavan Srinath about how to think about tourism at a city level, with the example of Mysuru. Vinay shares the tourism history of the Mysuru Dasara from pre-indendepence Mysore state, along with various glimpses into what can be possible if we reimagine tourism and travel completely.Vinay Parameswarappa is the founder of Gully Tours, which was formerly Royal Mysore Walks. They help travelers discover rich, untold stories of Mysore, Bangalore, Kochi and Coorg through heritage walks and other tours. You can find out more about them at https://gully.tours/ .Suggested listening:Vinay on the Naan-Curry Podcast on Mysore's food.[in English & Hindi]ಬ್ಯುಖಾನನ್ ರವರ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಪಯಣ. Buchanan's Journey with Lingaraj Jayaprakash.ಕರ್ನಟಕ ಪ್ರವಾಸ ಚರಿತ್ರೆ. Travel Tales from Karnataka.ಫಾಲೋ ಮಾಡಿ. Follow the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast @haratepod. Facebook: https://facebook.com/HaratePod/ , Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaratePod/ and Instagram: https://instagram.com/haratepod/ .ಈಮೇಲ್ ಕಳಿಸಿ, send us an email at email@example.com or send a tweet and tell us what you think of the show!The Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast is made possible thanks to the support of The Takshashila Institution and IPSMF, the Independent Public-Spirited Media Foundation.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios and check out our website at https://ivmpodcasts.com/ You can also listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Gaana, Amazon Music Podcasts, JioSaavn, Castbox, or any other podcast app. We also have some video episodes up on YouTube! ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!
Hindi Greenberg – a recognized expert on career counselling and outplacement for lawyers – shares her wealth of knowledge about lawyer career satisfaction and alternatives. Hindi's the founder and president of the career consulting firm Lawyers in Transition, author of The Lawyer's Career Change Handbook, and former practicing lawyer. Topics discussed include: Why so many... The post Career Alternatives for Lawyers with Hindi Greenberg appeared first on Exellegal.
"Ano bang akala mo sa'kin? Gagaya sayo? ‘Na kayang-kayang magloko? Manakit ng damdamin? Hindi mo ako katulad. At hinding-hindi ako tutulad sayo dahil alam ko ang pakiramdam na masaktan at maloko." – THE JENINA STORY #DearMORMadaya
Description: This week I am interviewing Neil Dsouza, CEO of GetSetUp. GetSetUp is the largest and fastest-growing online community of older adults who want to learn, connect and stay active. With over 3 million members in 160 countries. The platform offers live classes taught by peers who are experts in their field, social hours hosted by community members, and special events with speakers who directly address areas of interest to older adults. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Mandarin. GetSetUp has offices in U.S., Australia, India, and more sites coming soon. The Career Pivot community has supplied many guides to GetSetUp and their experiences teaching on the platform have been amazingly positive. This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community. Make sure and pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition. For the full show notes click here.
In this episode, you're going to learn how the verbs ‘to face a difficulty' and ‘to confront someone' are used in Hindi. And you'll also learn how to say ‘How did you face difficulties?' And if you stay till the end, there will be interactive quizzes and role-play quizzes. Through this podcast, we intend to train listeners to think in Hindi, to help them to be in touch with Hindi, and improve their Hindi at the same time. Kindly support us & get access to extra learning material like weekly Exercise worksheets on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/learnhindionthego To help us improve the show, kindly give your feedback & suggest some topics on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/learnhindionthego/ To take a free trial for online Hindi lessons visit: https://learnhindischool.com Find out more at https://learn-hindi-on-the-go.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
A new host and a new guest get together to discuss an Indian Television Phenomenon - Kota Factory. Join us as we discuss the Indian Education Industry through the lens of another great show from the TVF Factory.Synopsis: The day-to-day life of Vaibhav, 16, and other students in Kota, India, a hub for coaching centres where young people go to prepare for various entrance exams.
Today on Too Opinionated we sit down with Parminder Singh Mangat or director/screenwriter Surinder Singh about their upcoming TV series And They Occupied Me! “And They Occupied Me” shares an untold perspective about Operation Blue Star, an Indian military action that removed the Sikh Damdami Taksal leader Singh Bhindranwale and his followers from the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. The eight-episode series will take place in the days leading up to the attack, between May 25 and June 10, 1984. Want to watch: YouTube Meisterkhan Pod The 8-episode series will be released on Amazon VOD on October 31, for $2 an episode. The series will be available in three languages; English, Hindi and Punjabi, and will be available in all international markets. Parminder Singh Mangat has invested more than $1M to produce the new television series, “And They Occupied Me,” through his company, The Mangat Group. Mangat is a truck driver and land developer by day, and is best known for his future development of a field hockey stadium and sports complex in Glendale, Ariz. and for the sale of property to KORE Power for the new KOREplex facility in Buckeye, Ariz. Filmmaker Surinder Singh penned the script, which is based on more than 15 different survivor accounts and intelligence support. Surinder also co-directed alongside Malkiat Singh, Samar Singh Chouhan and Chen Wang. Grammy-nominated John Anthony composed the score.
Carolina-based Desis Gurtej Singh and Rashmili Vemula explore life as the children of Desi immigrants in their podcast, The Carolina Desi. With their guests, the dynamic duo discuss the double life that so many of us live while navigating the cultural and societal differences that surround Desi Americans. On today's episode, Gurtej and Rashmili interviewed Jessica Kumar. When Jessica was 23, she decided to begin her journey pursuing hindi fluency while visiting India. In 2016, she did something that may surprise many of us. She immigrated from the United States to Bihar with her Indian husband and two children. On this episode, Jessica (@invisibleindia on IG) discussed her misconceptions about India before moving there, how her children have embraced their Indian and American identities differently, and becoming a fluent Hindi speaker.
In this episode, we'll help you understand the #Bollywoodsong # agar tum sāth ho अगर तुम साथ हो which is sung by # Alka Yagnik & # Arijit Singh of #Bollywoodmovie tamāshā तमाशा. And we'll help you understand its lyrics. We'll also break the song down and you'll learn how the verbs ‘To stop someone' and ‘to stay' are used in Hindi. And you'll also learn how to say ‘Do you stay there for shopping? and ‘Why did she stop you?' in Hindi. And if you stay till the end of the episode you can hear a role-play and participate in it, as well. This series will help you to understand and fully enjoy #Bollywoodmusic and #learnHindi through #Bollywoodmusic. If you want the transcript of the episode and lyrics in Devanagari & Roman with the English translation, please consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/learnhindionthego by making a small monthly donation. To help us improve the show, kindly give your feedback & suggest some topics on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/learnhindionthego/ To take a free trial for online Hindi lessons visit: https://learnhindischool.com Links to the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK7riqg2mr4 https://gaana.com/song/agar-tum-saath-ho https://wynk.in/music/song/home/hu_16537841?autoplay=true https://open.spotify.com/track/1ex3clHRK3x1en440l8kKI?autoplay=true Find out more at https://learn-hindi-on-the-go.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Film historian and writer Gautam Chintamani joins us for a deep dive into Ramesh Sippy's Shakti (1982). A film that Sippy is most proud of, by some accounts. A film that's Salim Khan's personal favorite among the films he co-wrote with Javed Akhtar. A film that pits together two giants of Hindi cinema, Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. Gautam and I tried to unpack why Shakti is one of Dilip Kumar's greatest films and how the legendary actor was able to elevate the performances of his co-actors. We also discussed the craft of Shakti, the women of Shakti and how they are projected as the mature counterparts of their partners, how the film can be seen as an amalgamation of Salim-Javed's films, the film's terrific score by R D Burman, and how Bachchan was neither overshadowed nor overshadowing in the film. Feedback/comments/questions: firstname.lastname@example.orgCredits:Produced and hosted by: Himanshu Joglekar (@loveofcinemasf8)Editor: Devika JoglekarMusic: Nakul AbhyankarCopyrights © Love of Cinema 2021Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/LoveOfCinema)
My story “Skyward Bound” was a winner of the EShe story writing competition earlier this year and became part of a brilliant book of stories by women called “Everything Changed After That- 25 Stories 25 Women” I translated it in Hindi so I can share it here on StoryJam. Hope you like it. If you do, don't forget to share, send a comment and a “like” my way. Keeps me going! Thanks! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storyjam/message
"Sa totoo lang, wala talaga akong alam sa simbahan. Kahit nga sa Diyos mismo. Ang tagal ko nang hindi nakakapagsimba o nakakapasok manlang sa loob ng simbahan. Hindi na rin ata ako marunong magdasal eh." – THE BETH STORY #DearMORNatagpuan
This Spicy Drink Began As Medicine Fit For A King. Welcome to September 21st, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate being spicy and the geeks who've got our backs. If you're a fan of chai tea, then you may have been drinking it all year long, but for those who celebrate the change in seasons, chai is the perfect spicy pick me up for cooler weather. The word ‘chai' means ‘tea' in Hindi, but the original drink didn't contain tea at all. In fact the milk and sweetener in today's recipe were added by the British during their occupation of India. Legend has it that chai was created 5000 years ago for an Indian king for medicinal purposes. Spicy ginger and black pepper stimulate digestion, cloves relieve pain, cardamom elevates your mood and cinnamon supports the lungs and heart. Sounds like a cure all to me! On National Chai Day enjoy this delicious drink with added benefits worth celebrating! Now more than ever the world is held together by information technology. If IT makes you crazy as a business owner, then rejoice in the fact that IT professionals can tackle the heavy lifting. From desktops to laptops no one untangles your tech issues like an IT professional. And while you may not have hung out in high school, you're going to want a nerd in your corner when your server goes down. End-users can celebrate too, as that quality experience you enjoy is no accident. It's likely the evolution of a whole host of geeks, who work hard to create and maintain our virtual experiences. On National IT Professional Day, celebrate the unsung heroes who keep the digital world safe and humming. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.
In this episode, through oral drill you are going to learn how in or at are translated and used in Hindi. And you are going to practice making sentences using them. And you are going to learn how to say ‘There is a swimming pool in the hotel.' and ‘There are many rooms vacant in the hotel.' And you'll do an interactive role-play quiz, as well. Our oral drills will help you reinforce the sentence structures that you have learned in our previous podcast lessons. They also train you to think, in Hindi and can help you assess your progress. Kindly support us & get access to extra learning material like weekly Exercise worksheets on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/learnhindionthego To help us improve the show, kindly give your feedback & suggest some topics on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/learnhindionthego/ To take a free trial for online Hindi lessons visit: https://learnhindischool.com Find out more at https://learn-hindi-on-the-go.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
His words are simple. His worldview is intricate yet delicate like a well worn beloved coat, or the complex fragrance of a garland of varied flowers. 3 Poems by Kedarnath Singh Sui aur Taage Ke Beech Mein Kuch Sutra Jo Ek Kisaan Baap Ne Apne Bete Ko Diye Meri Bhasha Ke Log --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storyjam/message
@Jamie Alter & @Vedant Rusty talk on topics ranging from Cricket to Parenting and everything in between. Jamie grew up in India as a 4th generation American and yes, that makes him an Indian. He is a cricket journalist, actor, YouTuber and a ‘Gora Indian'. His father, Tom Alter was a well-known actor who has worked with the likes of Satyajit Ray and Rajesh Khanna. He was known as ‘Blue-eyed saheb with impeccable Hindi' as his Hindi was as good as a UP resident, if not better. #jamiealter #storieswithrusty #podcast Follow the podcast for more such conversations with people from all walks of life. __ In this video (with TL;DR): Intro // 00:00 Life in lockdown // 01:29 Jamie and Rusty share their personal experiences about the lockdowns in 2020 and 2021 Introduction to Jamie // 04:25 Jamie introduces himself. Joining YouTube recently, he also shares the ‘bhaichara' and the love he has received from this closely-knit youtube community Jamie & India's Love for cricket // 07:52 Being a true Indian, the love for cricket runs in his veins. He talks about his introduction to cricket and how he made a career out of it. If you also wish to share your gyaan in cricket and other sports with the rest of the world, check out http://mytwocentsindia.com, founded by him Cricket journalism over the years // 14:25 Jamie has noticed a very big difference in 2008 and 2021 in sports journalism. “Tell me one channel, Hindi or English, which does regular shows on Cricket,” he asks Vedant. “The more important thing now is to report on the food in Jadeja's cricket,” Jamie shares disheartenedly while talking about why he left mainstream media. He also talks about monopolies and the role of social media in cricket reporting Switching careers to acting // 25:26 Visiting movie sets, theatres, veteran actors was what fascinated Jamie with that world. Being a son of a well-known actor also had its influence. He also shares his experience of acting in Afsos and how the pandemic derailed his future plans. With multiple deals and projects lined up, he is excited to try something new and start a new chapter in his life. Additionally, he shares his philosophy on ‘taking risks in life Jamie Alter on Creating content // 37:57 Jamie loves his new lifestyle. Being his own boss and doing whatever he wants to do and the choice of saying n0. He takes viewers' feedback seriously and tries to make videos which his viewers want to see. Reaction from colleagues, the role of family and life advice // 41:42 “Ye kaise kiya?” This is the question he is usually asked by his colleagues. “Kitna kama lete ho?”. Jamie also bursts the myth that being a creator on Youtube is a very lavish professional. He also shares lifestyle changes he has made. “Kisi bhi cheez ki saal-bhar membership mat lena” he advises the viewers. When asked how important family in the context of taking risks and leaving your comfort zone, he says, “Huge, Absolutely huge!” without blinking an eye. Jamie and Vedant agree on the fact that risk-taking should be influenced by an individual's situation, context and backing. Criticism and having a positive outlook to the future // 51:26 Jamie has been told that he has a very positive attitude. One reason for his positiveness, he believes, is that he has nothing between his ears. He believes that there is no point crying over spilt milk. He finds it annoying when people call him privileged or not Indian and drag his father's name through the mud as that is far from the truth. Life after becoming a parent // 57:47 Future of Jamie Alter // 01:00:53 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vedant-rusty/message
On this episode, Antariksh is joined by returning producer Abhineet Mandal, and newbie Vagdha Rao, to talk about horror films from Bollywood and Hollywood that they like, what makes a good scary movie and what makes a bad one, why Bollywood has never really remade a Hollywood horror film (despite constantly having stolen movie ideas from other countries before), CGI in Hindi films, and then also talk about some epic horror films like Tumbbad, Stree, The Conjuring, Insidious, and more.Also, don't miss the awesome recommendation round where Vagdha recommends the Malayalam feature film called 'Hope', Abhineet recommends the YouTube series 'Ghost Stories' on Hoezaay's YT channel, and Antariksh talks about the passing of the great standup comic Norm Macdonald, and recommends the YT channel 'I'm Not Norm' to get the uninitiated started on the genius that was Norm Macdonald.Follow Vagdha on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vagdha_diariesFollow Abhineet on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abhineetmandalFollow Antariksh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/antarikshtHave topics or things that you'd like for us to cover on the show? Reach out to us at email@example.comYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction02:49 - Bhoot Police12:25 - Subscriber letters18:17 - Home 28:03 - Subscriber letters34:08 - American Crime Story Season 348:25 - Subscriber letters50:26 - ‘The Activist' Reality TV SeriesTalking about the film Bhoot Police:Rajyasree: Do you know what a Kichkandi is?Abhinandan: It's one variety of...Rajyasree: Of Shak Chunni like that.Abhinandan: Ya, it's a Bengali chudail!Rajyasree: Bengali chudail is Shak Chunni.Abhinandan: This is Sheikh Chilli.Rajyasree: No, Kichkandi.Abhinandan: Kichkandi, okay.Rajyasree: Is a Hindi chudail.Abhinandan: All these good things that I learn on Awful and Awesome which will absolutely have no value in my life.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Bhoot Police; Malayalam film Home; FX series American Crime Story Season 3; and ‘The Activist' Reality TV Series backlash .Song: Challa Punjabi MC MixWrite to us at newslaundry.com/podcast-letters. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The dissonance caused by learning a new culture and language can be one of the most disorienting things that humans can go through. How can one respectfully and responsibly learn a new language without doing harm to those around them or losing themself in the process? Join Jessica Kumar, Invisible India Podcast host and lifelong Hindi learner as she guides us through being aware of our own motivations, practicing cultural humility and decolonizing the language learning process. #burningman #burningman2021 #sparkleverse #burner #virtualburn #virtualburn2021 #CampLanguages. LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: www.patreon.com/invisibleindia --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/invisibleindia/support
In this episode, through oral drills you are going to practice making sentences related to the weather. You'll also learn how to say- ‘How is the weather in your country in August? and Does it rain in your country in May?' in Hindi. And you'll do an interactive role-play quiz, as well. Our Oral Drill worksheets will help you reinforce the sentence structures that you have learned in our previous podcast lessons. They also train you to listen, to respond and to think, in Hindi and help you assess your progress. Kindly support us & get access to extra learning material like weekly Exercise worksheets on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/learnhindionthego To help us improve the show, kindly give your feedback & suggest some topics on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/learnhindionthego/ To take a free trial for online Hindi lessons visit: https://learnhindischool.com Find out more at https://learn-hindi-on-the-go.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
In this interview, I am joined by Bryan Breckenridge, the head of social impact at Snyk and proven social intrapreneur, a builder that thrives at the intersection of corporate and nonprofit mission fulfillment, maximizing social, environmental, and economic returns for all. We talk about his passion for contemplative practices such as meditation, and how he cultivates his inner game of resilience and well-being by spending time in his body, and the beautiful hills of Marin County. Bryan speaks to his early beginnings at salesforce.org and why social impact is important to him. We also speak about his feelings regarding the recent sixth UN IPCC Climate report and he talks about the intersectionality of social impact commercial scale and climate strategy to reduce carbon so that business operations can be more responsible. Bryan gives recommendations to leaders in businesses who want to align with the ESGs now, the short term, and the long view to create incentive structures and systems that align with more social and environmental responsibility. Tune in to this inspiring episode today! SHINE Links: Leading from Wholeness Executive Coaching Leading from Wholeness Learning and Development Resources Shine: Ignite Your Inner Game to Lead Consciously at Work and in the World by Carley Hauck Contact Carley Hauck Resources mentioned in this episode: Bryan Breckenridge Watershed Climate Nine Tips For Being a Male Ally Bryan's Four Journaling Buckets Bryan Breckenridge at LinkedIn The Imperfect Shownotes Carley Hauck 00:01 Hi, this is Carley Hauck, your host of the SHINE podcast. We are in season four. And I have been loving all the interviews in the last several weeks and we have two more to this season. This podcast is all about the intersection of three things: conscious and inclusive leadership, the recipe for high-performing teams and awareness practices. I am facilitating three episodes a month. And before I tell you about our topic today, I would love it if you could go over to Apple podcasts and hit the subscribe button. This way you don't miss any of our incredible interviews. And if you love this episode, which I hope you will please write a positive review or share it on your favorite social media channel. It helps so much. Thank you. Our topic for today is how to create a social impact strategy for purposeful organizations in business with Bryan Breckinridge. Bryan Breckinridge is the head of social impact at Snyk, and we talk about his passion for conscious and contemplative practices such as meditation and spending time in his body, and the beautiful hills of Marin County. These practices support a strong and resilient inner game so that he can lead himself, his family and his team well. Bryan has spent over 20 years at iconic Silicon Valley companies like Salesforce.org, LinkedIn, Box and Zillow. He has helped them weave positive social and environmental impact and nonprofit networks into their core company operating models. He is a proven social intrapreneur, a builder that thrives at the intersection of corporate and nonprofit mission fulfillment, maximizing social, environmental, and economic returns for all. In this interview, Bryan speaks to his early beginnings salesforce.org, and why social impact is important to him. We also speak about his feelings regarding the recent six UN Climate report. And he talks about the intersectionality of social impact commercial scale and climate strategy to reduce carbon so that business operations can be more responsible. Even with small and private companies like Snyk, who really care. Bryan gives recommendations to leaders in businesses who want to align with the ESGs now, what they should be thinking about in the short term and the long view so that they can make significant changes and incentive structures and systems that align with more social and environmental responsibility. Bryan is a person that embodies conscious and inclusive leadership. And he has been an important ally in my life in this past year. I am so excited to hear how this interview impacts you, and your leadership, business and life. Thanks for tuning in. Carley Hauck 03:41 Hello, Bryan. Thanks for joining the SHINE podcast. Bryan Breckenridge 03:45 It is my pleasure. Great to see you. Carley Hauck 04:00 So one of the first questions that I asked folks that join the podcast is what does conscious and inclusive leadership mean to you? Why is that important? Bryan Breckenridge 04:05 I think that it's important because if you're doing the work that is authentically destined to you or if you know that you're leaning your full being into what you do, then you certainly grow the most from it. And you're most impacted personally and then you impact others the most. And then the other things like flexibility and autonomy and impact and an earnings and recognition and the other things that come along with doing the work you know you're meant to do, do come along as the result of being conscious or being mindful in the way that you kind of aim your career and the way that you work with people within that career and the way that you lead in that career. Again, you're authentic or you're kind of remaining rooted in what you know is true for you is the vital first building block of that. Then, in the interrelationship pieces, or the emotional or psychological or relationship or pieces of leadership or collaborating, if you're showing up as your fullest true self, then those around you feel permission to do the same, and you get the furthest in what you're collaborating on. So I think consciousness brings you back to receptivity to your truth. And then if you're if your action agenda or what you're actually doing is based from that space, then not only do you show up, able to do what you're meant to do more, and be more successful with it, but also welcome other people into that space, in that same way, then you get further with them as well. So that's just my thought about the conscious part is that you do what you know you're meant to do. And you can feel that you can't fake that, you have to feel that. And that's what happens for me in this. And then when I lead, it's like, give others the benefit of bringing their authentic truth and self to things and then collaborating from that space, and then your truth and their truth mingle instead of these other, you don't have to do the rest of the math. It's just you know, your people are showing up and being truthful about what they're, what they're doing. And then, of course, you can add the skill sets and, and the parameters and the frameworks on top of that, but you have to start there. Carley Hauck 06:18 Wonderful, thank you. Yeah, I refer to that part in my book, the inner game of authenticity, which I know you've read. And so yeah, I hear you saying it's really aligning with my truth. And then having my actions correspond with that, and then inviting that from others. No doubt about that. We're able to bring our whole sometimes messy, sometimes best selves, right? Bryan Breckenridge 06:45 Permitting it, allowing it, inspiring it like that's absolutely right. And those bumpy days, those hard days are maybe the best days sometimes because then you start with wanting to be rooted in the truth of what you're doing together or individually and then you can bring each other back to that line and bring on another back to that concept. My team always sees the messy sides of me as well as the polished sides. And the organized sides and the formulaic sides and also the messy, creative side. So like both hemispheres of the brain and all different sides of my personality, but I think that always helps in the end. Carley Hauck 07:25 Wonderful. Yeah, well, tell me a little bit about your trajectory, and why social impact matters to you. Bryan Breckenridge 07:33 You know, I grew up in a tiny town in the Midwest in Kansas, and I would do service projects as a kid and jump out of the back of pickup trucks to recycle paper around the town with my friends in the scouting organization I was a part of and it always just felt amazing. Even though it was hard, sometimes on a weekend morning to be out doing that I just for some reason, I just knew that the feeling of doing it was so exciting. And riding in the truck with no, you know, seatbelt or anything, as I'm sure exciting to do in an open in an open truck. I mean, it was a crazy time for sure, back then in the 70s and 80s. But I just felt good about it. And when I went to college, I was among other members of a Greek organization. And I was the philanthropy chairman of the House that I was in. And so it gave me this chance to like be the person that was creating social impact among, you know, like parties and sporting events and all the things that we were doing during college. So it was an interesting thing that I think was a kind of a precursor to what I ended up doing in my career, which was starting a business and volunteering in companies that appreciated that way of leading, but then it was like, wait, I can actually do the work that I really enjoy. Not only at the company I'm at but I can actually lead those aspects of a business plan and the business strategy as well, which are social and environmental programs. So it all just kind of comes from, again, that original feeling that just felt right. And it's just like the world keeps moving me toward that. So kind of creating these unlikely marriages are these unlikely bedfellows per se, of, of you know, like philanthropy and an environmental programming with corporate business plans is again it's back in the day. It wasn't quite unique. They were in two very different parts of the school campus. But now they're merging, thankfully, after all this time. Carley Hauck 09:22 Wonderful. And you had a start with Salesforce correct in their foundation? Bryan Breckenridge 09:32 Yeah, I started out on the business side of the field sales territory. Just when I came back from a trip in India, I was in India for two months, all volunteering internationally and further exploring some of the Buddhist traditions and Eastern philosophies that my brother had introduced me to. He studied those at Princeton when we were both in our undergrad so when I graduated, I came out of it with a meditation practice and an awareness of what was happening in the eastern part of the world and then went to visit there and volunteer out in the martial Pradesh. In the rural parts of Northeast India, just below the foothills of the Himalayas, and went to Dharamsala and a number of other places. But that really made a big impression on me when I came back, I started at Salesforce and was able to really talk a lot about that because the culture at Salesforce really championed and supported volunteerism, and, and service and so on. So it's just really nice to come back and get to celebrate it and not have to hide that I had just spent two months doing that. And it felt like those early days on these boy scouting trips, like picking up those papers, I was like, wait, this feels good. And I don't speak Hindi. But I was embraced by these small villages and communities and worked in the schools and community centers of those talents for a couple of months. I knew I had to keep doing that. So then when I started at Salesforce in sales, I immediately set on a beanbag my very first day and became a steering committee member of the Salesforce Foundation and helped shape what it would become that those kinds of those two trajectories emerged together the Salesforce Foundation, contribution and strategy help and my day job was selling. But then I did a lot of volunteering, they all started to come together. And I joined the foundation part after about seven years there and different local and global jobs, and brought that business side structure and network to the foundation and helped them with their plans. After seven years, yeah, and just stayed in that kind of area since then. Carley Hauck 11:20 What were you able to see in those seven years? Salesforce happens to be one of the companies and Marc Benioff is one of the leaders that I highlight in the book as one of the conscious and inclusive leaders that are really aligned with being a force for good in the world. Bryan Breckenridge 11:38 Yeah, just to see us from the very beginning, holding Mark accountable to a lot of what we knew, came very naturally to him growing up and in his life. It also, I mean, this was when the company was, you know, enough people to sit in a small conference room. That was all of us all the employees as I was probably there less than 100 or somewhere thereabouts employees. And so it was always me in the back of the room, among others. There were a few employees for the Salesforce foundation already that were kind of growing up alongside the company. But I would always before I could even get my hand in the air Mark would say like, okay, Bryan, I know you're gonna ask me a question about the Salesforce Foundation. And in fact, we are making some grants this quarter or we are going to hire two more people. Okay, enough questions about that? What other questions do people have? I was a squeaky wheel for the Salesforce foundation back when it was almost more of a dinner party than a company at the very beginning. So that was pretty cool. And we were able to do, you know, a lot of yoga with Mark just in conference rooms on a weekly basis. And then he and I had always kind of broken out and talked about different breathing exercises and, and different things that were keeping us grounded personally and all this interesting stuff. So it was a very intimate time in the beginning, but it certainly has become a huge huge conglomerate now. But yeah, it keeps a lot of that purity in its guts as well. Carley Hauck 12:53 Lovely. I love just hearing that that was your kind of origin. Bryan Breckenridge 12:58 Yeah. Yeah, it was really neat to be texting with with Marc Benioff back before he was kind of Marc Benioff, if you will, about about, you know, our meditation tendencies and and what we wanted to see business turn into together and, but it was kind of neat too, because when he wrote his first book, Compassionate Capitalism, I'm quoted all through that and Karen Southwick wrote it rest in peace poor gal died of cancer honest, but in the middle of her next work, which was about the healthcare system, and how hard it is to navigate the head for that for people that are sick, and she was keeping from us that she actually had cancer and she was terminal. But when we lost her it was it was kind of sad, but just the fact that I was a part of projects like that was really, really, I think some part of my career's legacy is just to have kind of made some of these dreams possible for for some of the, I guess the early concepts of what a company could start to do, like the salesforce.org, Salesforce foundation work is, is something I'll never forget. And it's definitely neat that I got to weigh in on some of the early you know, ideation and some of the early proof points that it was going to be something special. Carley Hauck 14:00 And definitely I can see has impacted you in the roles and the way that you show up with companies, even your even your current role. Bryan Breckenridge 14:09 It just helps me kind of write my own job description when I've seen the possible and I've helped initiate the possible so then you go to a new group who's eager to learn about the possible but they haven't felt it yet. They haven't seen it work yet. And then you, you get in there and for me, now, I've just done this enough at enough companies that within 90 days, they can see like 20 ways that this stuff is really powerful, and it becomes exciting. They can't say no, and it starts getting written into the business plan and the reporting and the marketing and culture and everything else. So kind of fun, but again, it's just that awareness of having been there. Like once you've really seen it right? Once you've really felt the sunset. It's just like, you know, you love what, you just you've been there, you've tasted it, you've seen it. And that's the way I am with corporate social impact. I'm very bullishly optimistic that it can be a big force for change. You just have to be in the rhythms of the business and not just in the rhythms of the philanthropy. You know, aspects of the entity To you, and if you can do that you can create some scalable change in the world. Carley Hauck 15:04 So tell me more. Tell me, tell me more about that aspect that you just brought in, where it's very much integrated in with the C suite. You know, it's a high priority, how are you able to lead the vision and strategy for that in your current role as head of social impact at Snyk? Bryan Breckenridge 15:24 Yeah, it's, it's, it's ever interesting, because I would say that in the day, like five years ago, eight years ago, 10 years ago, we would people would do work, that is intersectional, like me between impact and, and commercial scale, would would quickly hire people to mobilize the employees to volunteer, and that would be the proof point that it's like, oh, okay, this, the culture does appreciate this. And it's great that this is organized and trackable and, and can then create some real goodwill for us and some good leadership momentum for people. But I find now that if, if you're in a business that's eager to do some of this work, and you're in there for a few months, instead of the first area of emphasis being, you know, really employee volunteering is that proof point, you're wondering whether or not you can get impact into the OKRs? You know, where the two moms are the strategic plan of the company quickly, and the planning cycles, right? So you really want to find out quickly if there's a receptivity to including the work you do, and the monthly and quarterly reporting for the business, like out of the gate, and that's, it's tougher, it's a bigger lift. But I think it's early. A lot of us that do the work that I do would again, think Oh, great, can we solidify, you know, $50,000 in budget and set up a volunteering program and really hope that that then catches on from here, it's less about that now. And it's more about now being an operating model, instead of a project or an operating model, instead of a department or an operating model, even instead of a program. That's, that's across the company, it's actually an operating model, it actually needs to be really baked in. And of course, that means one of the top five or six or seven objectives of the company needs to have impact at its core. And then every activity and process and product and strategy can link up to that. I could go on but it's neat that we're past proof points now. And now we're in this quid pro quo for people like me who enter business and say, Okay, listen, like, is this something that can be a part of the core operating model? And have every bit of, you know, the company's intellectual, technical and financial and cultural sort of heft behind? And if the answer is yes, then you keep doing it and you make magic. If not, then you, you create a really great program that's good for those that get involved in the occasional blog post. But you don't, you don't change the world, you don't make the impact that you need to, for, for, for the social and environmental things that you're solving for, but also for the business, because there's a lot of proof that's that shows companies that are traded on the on the exchanges outperform those if they're aligned with ESG, over those that don't between 15 and 20%. So you do see the financial return, you know, the business or fiscal return is right there. It's just as the other stakeholders when they're included at the table and how you do it is strategic, scalable, and differentiated. A bunch of recent Harvard Business School stuff about it, too, it has to be differentiated, you can't just check the box and, and hang a volunteering program out there. If it's not even in your cultural nature to do it, it doesn't help at all, it actually hurts. But if the company authentically wants to go make a difference as part of its business, and it has things that do themselves bring material value to the environment, or to communities then or nonprofits or whatever you decide to focus on with your theory of change, but but it can make a difference in business to make no mistake every time Snyk impact gets exposed to parts of this neat company people get energized, make no mistake. Carley Hauck 18:45 Well, I want to take it in a little bit of a different place that relates to your role. So before we restarted the recording of the call, we were talking about the present state that currently where you're living in Marin County, you have smoke in the air. Bryan Breckenridge 19:07 And a red sun sitting in the sky. Sticks in ashes on the trunk of or on the hood and trunk of my car. I'm looking at it now, the smell of a campsite, a faint campsite smell in the air. Sacramento had 50,000 acres burning yesterday. There's a small fire right at the 101 highway four miles from our house on Forest Hill yesterday that they had to fly over and put out, it stopped traffic on the one on one. I mean, this is a tinderbox in Red County, even just two miles from the coast. Right? Carley Hauck 19:32 Yeah. Right. And it's one of my favorite places in the world. It's incredibly beautiful, all the open space, but it is also as you said, like a fire hazard because of all of the incredible nature there and I lived in the Bay Area for a very long time and you know, saw it getting worse and worse and worse. And this seems to be from my recollection. It's like the sixth Here, where there have just been major fires for prolonged periods of time, and they keep getting earlier. I remember the first one really starting in October, then it's like September, August. Now, you know, it just keeps coming a little earlier, these mega fires are lasting longer. And this relates to the UN sixth climate report that came out the week of august 9. You know, speaking very loudly, we have some big problems here. Our world is on fire, houses on fire, and systems and structures have to shift now. Yeah, and so I, I know, I have had a lot of thoughts and feelings about that. And it was one of the real motivations for me and spending four years to write my book, to try to be a light for what is possible, we can't see it, you know, kind of like what you were saying, but how is that weighing on you? What's the impact of that report being that you're a father, you've got kiddos, you clearly care about this space? Bryan Breckenridge 21:04 Yeah, it's, it's significant. And I didn't, I didn't know I took some meteorology classes and a little bit of science and undergrad, I didn't specialize in the areas that had me reading the scientific journals about, about expansion of carbon and, and sea temperature rise and so on, like, I wasn't steeped in the in the verbiage or the the School of that. But in in adopting, in my role at Zillow leading impact, we we did lean in to some of the early climate decisions or whether or not to go out audit and other other aspects of that, and that that had me interacting with the consulting community that serves the corporate structure on audit and remove and, and, and more and more on offset or, or invest in reduce or extract carbon cycles, and then certainly the marketing and other things that that need to be disclosed in, in kind of the current environment. So so this is to say that I started to take on the responsibility of the climate aspect of the corporate entity more in my in my previous role here at Snyk, where we're a carbon neutral company from our business behaviors and in 2019, meaning we invested in some offsets in an audit last year that covered the year before as business getting us carbon neutral. Now, looking back on a year where there wasn't as much travel, we still know that we've got some offsetting to do. But now we're looking at how do we systematize the notion of audit within the strategy to bend and reduce what might just be spin, but also how's SPM a more responsible company, even as a small six or seven or 800% company that we are around the world? Already progressively thinking about it? How do we automate the audit? How do we get the data in a good place even as a privately held company that's not yet required? This is very voluntary, per se. Because we have 20 or 30 employees passionate about it, even some of our investors and board members are passionate about it. You can even hear as I'm conscious of my voice speeding up in my excitement level increasing it's, it's, it's it's an urgency that I've not yet felt. But it's also a hope, because I think for the first time, I'm seeing even the climate discussion, not just living in this small little closet of one of the rooms of the company, metaphorically speaking. You know, maybe the facilities team who's looking after the energy bills has been asked to keep better track of those. Now I'm seeing the CEO and the founder speak to this and care about it. I'm seeing it woven into the foundation of the home, the floorboards of each of the rooms, meaning the departments, the processes, even the auditors and the compliance teams. So I'm, I'm really going on and on here and being verbose. But Zillow showed me this was something we had to care about. And mind you, they had 300 million people coming to their websites that have homes or are trying to find homes. So I knew Zillow needed to step up their game in this space, because they could educate owners of the built environment per se, but a could do to keep us from burning up within a couple of decades. But now though, I'm just in a small sort of tech company, that's fast growth. We do affect 28 million developers, if we get this business plan right, already have hundreds of millions, or excuse me, hundreds of 1000s of developers using our technology. Carley Hauck 24:20 And so I think to even bring the edge of education out and show the modeling of what you can do so you can influence so many other companies change. Bryan Breckenridge 24:24 We can't just sit around and be scared. We have to take action. And I do think that the corporate structure is a good way to do that. And I am feeling momentum in my own role. So I know that's true of hundreds of my peers that do this work and other companies. Carley Hauck 24:39 Thank you for listening. We are at the Midway mark of this powerful interview and I'd like to take a minute or two with you just to bring our attention inward towards our body. Breathing in, breathing out, bringing our shoulders up and down. Maybe doing a little shake, a wiggle standing up. And I'd love to share with you. My passion for learning and leadership development, and why hiring for skills versus training internally is going to be paramount to the future of business. Learning and Development is going to continue to play a pivotal role in building a future fit workforce ready to respond to what's next. And as we've learned in this last year and a half, we don't really know what's coming, the uncertainty and complexity and ambiguity is going to continue. And it feels like the future of work will require digital skills, soft skills and transferable skills. And instead of hiring for those skills outside of the company, it feels important that we train and build internally so that we don't have this lack of engagement. And team members and leaders looking to go elsewhere. They want to stay because they know that coaching and mentorship and Learning and Leadership Development will be available right where they are. I have served mission driven leaders and businesses in the last 10 years including LinkedIn, Pixar, Clifbar and company, Intuit, Bank of the West, high growth startups, and many more companies in their learning, leadership development, and culture. The trainings and the skills that I have focused on emphasize the whole person. And they focus more concretely on the inner game, or otherwise known as some of these power skills, or what some may say, the soft skills. But these skills have had everything to do with being a human centered leader and workplace. And this is really, what we're seeing is needed. Now. These are leadership competencies, including self awareness, growth, mindset, effective communication, empathy, resilience, change management, agility, strategic thinking, and emotional intelligence. Organizations that prioritize having a workforce with finely tuned power skills. And what I talk about in my latest book, Shine: Ignite Your Inner Game to Lead Consciously at Work and in the World we'll be in a much better position to survive and thrive in the next normal. If you're interested in learning more about how to upskill your workforce and leaders for the remote hybrid model of work, and that unconscious and inclusive ways of leading and learning, I would love to support you. And you can set up a free consultation with me, the links are in the show notes. Okay, back to the interview with Bryan. Carley Hauck 28:22 This is taking it to a more spiritual piece. But one of the things that I think was so interesting about the fires, and of course, they're affecting the entire world. But there was such an intensity that they've happened in the Bay Area and in the North Bay, where Silicon Valley is where there is so much influence on so many of the industries of the world to make change. And I almost feel like there was a real reason for that to keep putting pressure to keep waking people up. But we cannot be asleep to this. Yeah, and, you know, sharing with you before the call, but um, I've been an adjunct faculty at Stanford for eight years. And within my first semester, there was this one day event called Connect the Dots. And it brought in some of the most well known climate scientists together and they were sharing with us the science at that time. That said, we had 10 years. And so you know, we're right on track. But it's such a big thing to digest to take into account that I think a lot of people numb out, or they go back to their consumption patterns, which is why we're in the problem that we're in. And so I, I feel the gravity of the next couple years, like, yeah, we have to get emissions down by 50% in the next decade. But we have to make those changes right now. Because patterns take a while to change. Yeah. So, you know, being that you're a lot more knowledgeable about esds and how to make these shifts and structures. What would you advise companies that want to make a commitment to social impact to social and environmental responsibility to do now? Maybe there's a couple steps. And then I'd even love to hear like, what do you think is most important one to two years from now knowing that we need to make really important decisions now, but we also need to look at the long view. And I know I'm asking you some because a lot. Bryank Breckenridge 30:27 It's a lot and I certainly didn't, like build a bunch of preparation for the answer I wish that I could, but just from the heart, I think that entrepreneurs, meaning, you know, the the leaders of millions of companies and and other types of organizations, need to look at the the main incentive structures that they're following the operating structures, meaning their business models and plans. And then also the funders, the regulators, and the operators, like if you really think about these, these big tools of incentive and behavior, somebody helps you fund a business, somebody does a business, right, and then somebody regulates it and creates laws. So I think the biggest picture issue is kind of like reinventing a lot of these incentive structures. I know, it's really heavy to talk like that. But you know, more and more investors are starting to get carbon audits of their portfolios. So they know of all the companies they own, or that they have money in, which of them are the biggest polluters, which ones are responsible, and which ones aren't. And they're able to, to move some serious influence into those entities. So if the flow of capital influences changes the regulatory environment, like the SEC, the chairman of the SEC, just announced in the last few weeks that even private companies may have to disclose their carbon portfolio by the end of the year. And that you can go. Carley Hauck 31:57 I love that you can go quickly. Bryan Breckenridge 32:00 So it's gonna become regulatory before we know it is attractive, your interior optional, the transparency of it exactly. And, I mean, I think it only cost us $6,000 last year to look at the year before from a carbon audit perspective, and look at the scope, maybe one, or maybe one, two, and three, but lightly at minimum scope, one, and a little bit of two emissions. So not the entire value chain, we weren't out doing customer interviews to find out how many hours they're on their phone using Snyk technology, and like mapping it all the way down to the last. But nonetheless, you for a very small amount can audit what your current footprint is based on revenue, employee size, number of buildings, how much travel you spend, and whatever, like you can get there fast. And as that's required, you're going to see that get easier. There's lots of startups- Watershed Climate comes to mind. They're they're offering, the tech tooling, the consulting, and the sort of practices that you'd need to measure, to reduce, to offset and to kind of disclose and communicate what you're doing. If you wanted to implement a climate program your companies small, medium, or large. Carley Hauck 33:03 I'm familiar with them, we'll drop a link in the show notes. Bryan Breckenridge 33:05 Great, I love what Taylor is working on. I'm a big fan of their work. But that's all to say, if the SEC says you have to, we need people to help us get there quicker. And they're kind of one of a lot of organizations that are making it easier for people to not have an excuse. So again, regulators and the funders, but then the operators that have the business plans have to include responsibility, or whatever you choose to call it, impact whatever outcomes for financial stakeholders and the earth and people and communities into the core of the business plan. It can't be a hobby, it has to be the main the main, it has to be at the table, the main table, it can be at the kids table in the other room. Carley Hauck 33:45 Great, thank you for sharing that. I also feel that you know, as we're navigating this new strain of the Delta variant and it's, you know, pushing back offices opening, I see that as a blessing because as climate change continues to be here, it's not going away until we can really shift things to stabilize. We're going to have to be more remote. Bryan Breckenridge 34:13 And there have absolutely been days when the skies were dark orange here last year, and I know you knew it, because we met about that time or somewhere abouts. There's no way I was going to get my car and go to the office that day. I mean, the skies were dark, dark, like jack o' lantern orange at 11am. I mean, it was a complete horror film outside because of all the fires that were there. It was like a smoke dome over the top of the entire western part of Central Northern California. And that was a work from home moment like that that was affecting, I would imagine that affected millions of commuters that day alone, just in the same way that COVID is affected people's patterns and where they work. The climate environment. Same thing, there's no way you're going to go into a city if you're in the AQI, whatever it is, the air quality index is so so dangerous that you can't even take an inhale on your way into your office. Carley Hauck 35:00 I was in Bend Oregon. As you know, for several weeks on Alastair, yeah. And just a few days ago, they were 400 AQI but the smoke has shifted, but with the Dixie fire, it's gonna be back. Bryan Breckenridge 35:20 There's my brother's getting ashes rain on his cars in Denver from the west coast as the as the as the plume travels into the jet stream and drops down like this signal this, this is no longer just a just a passing thing. This is every year recently, right? Carley Hauck 35:34 Yeah, yeah. And, you know, what I think is really interesting, as we look at the impact that climate change will have on all of us worldwide, it's so much bigger than COVID. So my desire is that climate change will take the news versus COVID, you know, because that I think, has to be more front and center. Bryan Breckenridge 35:57 And so this was the hottest July in the history of recorded science, 142 years, or whatever the number is. And you can bet everybody in those European floods, or everybody in these fires we're experiencing here knows this stuff is real. And so you know, beyond that, it's, again, how do you then take action, and I'm not trying to be overly resilient, I feel the fear, I feel the pain I'm not, I'm not just blocking it out. But I know that if you just sat and got worried and didn't take action, then we will get rolled over by it. So at least, at least there's lots of great minds that are now converting the last naysayers or the last deniers. And now it's really time to get our homes and houses in order and are our incentives in order. And every company that I know that has recently gone public, or is about to or will be has been public five or eight years now it does at least have an office that's advancing these programs. But that still means there's many millions of companies with their own level of influence and power that need to get their act in gear and get moving. Right. But at least again, it's better than it's better than the built environment in the corporate world, especially the refining and extractive industries and so on. Like that is the biggest culprit. I think we all know that. And so those are the areas where you just kind of look at the landscape of what can you change, quickest? And what will have the biggest impact. And I just hope that we as a civilization prioritize correctly. I mean, I'm trying to be a symbol of that at one company, but there's millions of companies. So it's, it's hard. Carley Hauck 37:28 There are. And you had mentioned in references before that when companies are more aligned with social and environmental responsibility, they perform better, right, they, they have more profit. And that's been shown by the research again, and again, again, but also the younger population, the Gen Z-ers, the millennials, and I posted this on LinkedIn a few weeks ago, but it's also research that was tied in my book, climate is like the number one concern that they have. And they will take a pay cut, to work for a mission driven company that's really trying to make a positive impact in the world, because they know this is the future that they're inheriting. And they want to create a sustainable, flourishing future just just like we all do. Bryan Breckenridge 38:17 So it's truly amazing. Snyk as has its share of younger or earlier, tenured folks, and they are incredibly passionate about the work that I've begun in this room's most recent opportunity professionally. I did a survey of about 600 of our employees. And this was a 12 minute to take survey, it had 30 questions with 90 total responses required with nested questions. I left and I know this is audio only as you can see how the gun is filing right now. But I literally asked 600 people to take a 12 minute survey, which is unheard of in tech, by the way. I mean, if it's two questions, it's too long. And 325 of my colleagues at Snyk answered that survey. Carley Hauck 38:54 Amazing. Like I'm a researcher. Bryan Breckenridge 39:04 So I have the results. I'd like to share with you the methodology because a survey is terrible. But the executive team wrote it with me, it wasn't just my own thing. And we put it out there and got 325 answers, and it will guide our decisions and our budgets and how we build this program, you know, for years to come. Carley Hauck 39:16 Amazing. You know, Bryan, I also know that you feel really passionate about allyship and you know, diversity, inclusion and belonging. And I know that's a core commitment at Snyk as well. But when I think again about the climate crisis, and DEI, like they're so interrelated, right? The more we can show up and invite all perspectives, all voices, all worldviews and experiences. We're going to be able to collaborate and talk openly about these challenges and these complexities that we actually all have to solve together. Right? Bryan Breckenridge 39:51 Yeah, it's really true, I think the mechanics of inclusion and inclusivity and equity and belonging and creating diversity faces where it doesn't exist where you see a lot of homogeneity is hard. But the same way that the climate discussion though it shouldn't be so hard. And not everybody has ash on their hoods. So it's not as real to everyone. But for people that have been othered, and people who've been shut out, and people who haven't been able to unfold their full self and their professional or social environment, the pain is real, and the pain is acute, and the pain is visible, and there's no, there's no, there's no choice for you know, for those folks, but to have a dialogue, even if it's uncomfortable to try to make progress through that, or then or, or you just have to give up. And the same thing applies to climate. Not everybody feels that not everybody's in northern Cal, or the pathway of the recent flooding or fire-nados, or all the other things that are hitting the earth, tsunamis, earthquakes, whatever. And so it's, it's helping the people that aren't super well versed or maybe don't feel it everyday, that still have to have that, you know, that intense sort of allyship perspective, or that felt empathy or that that even like learning through awkwardness and humbleness, that will will make this change, especially those where it's voluntary, or those that carry privilege and could just stay behind the wall and not, not walk among the people that that are that are, you know, underrepresented or disadvantaged, which is it's a shame. But fortunately, people are reaching across the aisle and all these things. But we have to be the drumbeat of giving permission and inspiring people to do it. I mean, that's definitely tied in very closely to Snyk impact. On the social side, we've talked about the environment. The social is make our organization more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and fostering belonging, but also do that with the software development industry, and the app security industry. And that's a bullishly, large, audacious aspiration revision, but that is where we're headed with Snyk impact. We want the developer community to be inclusive and diverse and are already proving that we can start to make steps there that I think other companies will start to follow. Carley Hauck 41:57 Yeah, I mean, you know, as we've seen, historically, tech companies have a much higher, you know, dominance of male to female and other, you know, races and whatnot. And I do believe that that's starting to change, but it requires a lot of, you know, invitations, and advocacy and sponsorship. Bryan Breckenridge 42:20 So another area that won't be voluntary for either forever either, not to say that there'll be a required commitment for gender and racial mix among standard jobs, tech jobs, senior jobs, Junior jobs, I mean, all of those kind of vectors that, that SAS, B and GSI, and G, RI and gd. All the others are out there, right, the UNDP SDG impact framework. I mean, there's a bunch of frameworks, right, but a lot of acronyms, yeah, a lot of acronyms. But most of those are saying like, hey, it'd be great if you did this, because it's going to be good for your business and good for your culture and good for your people. But it's still voluntary, you know, so it'll be interesting as you start to see the carrot and the stick up here. They're in with the climate and see what behavior change comes from that. I don't know, I'm still optimistic. Carley Hauck 43:08 Great. Well, I can talk to you all day. talk again, soon. We're just recording this one. So this is fun. But I want to actually leave you with two more questions as we wrap up. And, you know, we're talking a lot about how to deal with uncertainty, ambiguity, volatility. And I know that you have a practice and various practices that keep you resilient, and, you know, leaving from your authentic truth and caring deeply. And I'm wondering what those are that you could share with people and maybe like, what has even been the rocks during this very turbulent time of the pandemic? Bryan Breckenridge 43:55 Love to love to it, it helps to marry an executive life coach that's successful and knows her stuff, because you just sit and listen to what she does all day. And then you, you heal. And that's, that's my wife, Amanda Breckenridge, next door here. And so that, that I say in jest, but I also mean, it's like, it's great to be in a partnership where you can be your full self and you can be safe. That's all good. Yeah, that aside, it is not that aside that that end, I do think there are practices that help you, you make it through these turbulent times. For me, I typically put a little black dot on my left thumbnail, as weird as that may sound but but when I was traveling in India back in 2001, my thumbnails were painted black on that trip to India, and anytime I really want to come back to like the purity of my intent. You know, I just see that thumbnail and I'm like, Oh, yeah, that was 2001. I was in India, in complete uncertainty and complete ambiguity and no language overlap. And we're surviving in a village For my first time outside of North America ever, and so, it was a reminder that as long as you really do bring, like honesty and truth into the universe, the universe can take care of you. And so that little that little mark on my thumbnail reminds me to come back to my authentic self. But I also think that journaling has been my true superpower. And I journal every day, almost without fail. And I journal in the areas of my, my soul, or my practice, or my, my kind of the, the intangible pieces, right, like the mind, like almost the values of how I'm living when I'm checking in, and then I and then I, secondly, check in on my, my social relationships. And then third, I check in on my capacity, meaning my, my mental, physical and spiritual health and capacity to be in my life. And then last, I think about impact and action and my plan to execute on that. So rooted in values, supported by family and my social, spiritual friends life, my tribe, per se, capacity to be my best self each day healthy and so on and balanced and centered, that then absolutely in in action, and in an intense way, also. So those are the areas I check in, in my journal I did. I posted about that on my LinkedIn profile A while back and tended, if you want to see that, that journaling, kind of built an exercise in there that I do every day. Carley Hauck 46:28 So lovely. Well, I know you have a real love of the outdoors in nature, which is part of the reason that you live in Mount Vernon County. And I would imagine that when the weather's like this right now, that's challenging because that's, that's a part of your practice. Bryan Breckenridge 46:44 I'll get out there and fight AQI until it's way up. Even if it slows me down for a few days after a big trail runner a big hike. But yeah, nature is is absolutely healing their their bill Plotkin books, you know, soulcraft, and so on sitting all around this house, and they, and we're glad they're here, because I do think nature informs us anytime we get off track, you just tune into nature, and you'll come back. Carley Hauck 47:06 Yeah, I agree. It can be a real refuge. Well, thank you. That's really lovely to hear. And it's been fun. I guess, I guess the last question that I would ask you is what is giving you hope right now, we've talked about some, some difficult things, but what I hear in you is you're not bypassing it, you're feeling it, you're journaling about it, you're trying to figure out how can I be part of the change? How can I act with inspiration, with heart? So what is giving you hope? Bryan Breckenridge 47:37 I think that that anytime I get super worried about the future, or get worried about what we're doing, you know, as an economy as capitalism as as a civilization on a planet that's heating up, I do, I do think about the concerns I have for my kiddos, which are four and 15. But I also see in them, just like so much hope, and so much, so much sort of like of all things action my daughter does work with with Surfrider my, my end is really taking to science and her high school life. alongside her sports my little boy is is just like, so eager to be in his garden in the backyard and, and just like learning about flavors and and learning about like by nature and and, and, and just feeling all of that. So I have so much hope that they're going to sort of remain hopeful and remain sort of active and not not let this thing steamroll them. Same for my generation, of course, but for the kids. Like, as much as I want to make change for them. I just see a lot of hope in them. And I think they're like you said earlier, they're super committed, you know, to being better about all of this than we are in Gen X or whatever we are. Carley Hauck 48:56 Yeah, I I see resiliency and a lot of kids. These days, I don't have kiddos, I actually really chose to write the book instead of having kids, because my nephew when he was four looked at me and said, Auntie Carley, will you help me save the oceans? There it is. And I thought how am I gonna do that? I think I'm back and see if I can help people wake up. But yes, but you took it on? Yeah. And I see so much care and empathy in him and even in my niece too. You know, it's like a girly girl but totally gets gritty and is okay to like, fall down and get back up. And it's, I see that too. Bryan Breckenridge 49:40 Yeah, I get inspired by the generation and I get inspired by all these entrepreneurs that I meet now that are mobilizing like their brains and their networks for solutions instead of just like, personal gain solutions for the greater good. Yeah, it's amazing to be in rooms with entrepreneurs with massive influence that are really really making material change in areas that you'd hoped they would. And they're not just doing it for, you know, for the press pop, they're doing it because they know that their power can in fact affect the machine and not just the accessories that hang on the ends of the machine. And that's when you can change the wiring you can really change the trajectory of Oh, right now is pretty dire. Carley Hauck 50:23 And going back to what we started with that authenticity piece, that inner game of authenticity, it's so important that we listen to that and we say yes, and I think that's one of the things that the younger generations do. They speak up when they don't like something and that is so needed because silence is complicity. Bryan Breckenridge 50:45 So it is and even my little tiny crazy four year old I we since he was a little bitty kid have when he's just like really worked up just said, Hey, baby, what about Ah, and that became his, like, he hears that sound now and you can just see a shoulder drop, you know, you can just see, you can see him drop in, you know, even just like in the middle of like throwing sand and like going crazy is like baby. Ah, it's just like, I've kind of trained him now where you know, no matter how crazy he's been, he'll just be like, oh, Dad, you're right. Ah, ah, we're doing all the right things to kind of give it some resources. Carley Hauck 51:15 I love it. Self awareness equals self management. Bryan Breckenridge 51:24 Resources at four, can't beat that. Carley Hauck 51:26 Yeah. Wonderful. Bryan, this was so wonderful to speak with you and hear your thoughts on this. And for folks that aren't seeing Bryan, Bryan has a light, a light that he emits. And I noticed that the first time we met and Ah, oh. So thank you for being the light. Bryan Breckenridge 51:50 Yeah, my pleasure. Carley Hauck 51:52 Is there anything that you'd like to leave our listeners with how they might get in touch with you or anything? I took six months off before Snyk and I built this personal website for the first time ever. And it's just Bryanbreckenridge.com and and all the people I'm supposed to help in my life are, are sort of, put there and if you're one of them, let me know. And you can get in touch with me through that website Carley Hauck 52:20 Lovely. Thanks, Bryan. Thanks for your time. Thank you, Bryan, for your time for your commitment to conscious, inclusive leadership. I loved hearing about the social impact efforts that you and Snyk are dedicated to. If you have questions or want to connect with Bryan, on any of the topics that we spoke about today. Please use the link in the show notes to reach out to him. 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"Gano'n ang nagmamahal ‘di ba? Hindi madamot. Hindi namimilit. At higit sa lahat, kapag mahal mo, alam mo kung kailan siya dapat ipaglaban o bitawan. Kaya tatanungin kita ngayon... mahal mo ba talaga ako?" - THE CARLOS STORY #DearMORNagmamakaawa
This podcast covers New Girl Season 2, Episode 16, Table 34, which originally aired on February 5, 2013 and was written by David Iserson and directed by Tristram Shapeero. Here's a quick recap of the episode:After Jess and Nick kissed in the last episode, both of them are feeling awkward and we get to watch them deal with the aftermath. Meanwhile, Cece goes to an Indian singles event for those looking to get married and Schmidt goes as well to win her over.We discuss Pop Culture References such as:Gone With the Wind / Scarlet O'Hara - When Jess was describing the kiss with Nick to Cece she said it was as if she was like Scarlet O'Hara in one of her curtain dresses; Scarlet O'Hara was a character from Gone With the Wind. Additional Pop Culture References such as:Big - When Schmidt gets dressed up to go to the marriage convention, Winston says that he looks like the fortune teller from the movie Big. Big is a 1988 American movie starring Tom Hanks about a teenage boy who, after he wished he was older by a fortune teller arcade game, woke up the next day to be in the body of an adult.The Love Guru - When Schmidt shows up at the marriage convention, Cece says that he looks like a character from the movie The Love Guru. This is a 2008 American comedy movie starring and written by Mike Meyers about an American who was raised by gurus and who tries to break into the self-help industry.Lil Wayne - Cece justifies that she has more accomplishments by mentioning that she was in Lil Wayne's last music video. Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, record executive, and entrepreneur who began his career at age 12.During speed dating, Schmidt calls the man Cece is talking to M. Night Shyamalan and tells him that he has a twist ending: “to shut up”. The man then responds by calling him Ben Affleck and telling Schmidt that he's not desperate.M. Night Shyamalan / Twist Ending - Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan is an Indian American filmmaker and actor. He is known for making original films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings.Ben Affleck - Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.Kal Penn - In his speech to highlight Cece, Schmidt mentions that Kal Penn is a genius. Kalpen Suresh Modi, known as Kal Penn, is an American actor and former White House Principal Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement during the Barack Obama administration.Taylor Swift - Jess wanted to listen to Taylor Swift alone after Sam broke up with her at the convention. Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter, who is often inspired by her personal experiences, in her song writing. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with over 200 million records sold worldwide and she has won 11 Grammy Awards. Magic Carpet - In the final scene, Schmidt says to Cece that they're “taking a ride on the magic carpet”. A magic carpet, also called a flying carpet, is a legendary carpet typically used as a form of transportation in fantasy fiction and can quickly or instantaneously carry its users to their destination.Moonwalk / Shamone - When Nick is moonwalking away from Jess, he says “Shamone”. The moonwalk is a dance move where one is gliding backwards while leaning forward which became popular during Michael Jacksons' performance of “Billie Jean”. “Shamone” is a common phrase in Michael Jackson's songs as a way of saying “come on” as a tribute to soul singer Mavis Staples. We also cover how Schmidt learned some Hindi phrases as our “Schmidtism” this episode. For our “not in the 2020s” we discuss how Schmidt and the show reduce Cece to a sex object rather than her own person and Anu's treatment of Winston. However, Winston's response and Schmidt putting aside his selfishness for Cece (before he messes this up) are some of our “yes in the 2020s” moments. We also explore the careers of Kristian Kordula (Male Model) and Lara Shah (Indian Single), the guest stars we feature in this episode.Also in this episode were the following guest stars who we do not discuss in the podcast: David Walton (Sam - discussed on S2E3), Meera Simhan (Anu), Andy Gala (Rajiv), Prince Shah (Indian Man), Upasana Beharee (Indian Woman), Swati Panat (Indian Woman), Eric Newham (Freddy), Akash Saini (Indian Man), Lavrenti Lopes (Indian Guy), Kody Kavitha (Indian Single), and M. Hasna M. (Sri Lankan Single - also in S2E15).We also read this interview with the New Girl showrunners where they discussed how this episode had to be rewritten after the kiss in Cooler (the last episode) and how the idea of the marriage convention came from Hannah Simone. The interview also shares how Kobe Bryant showed up to watch the filming of this episode and some of his favorite jokes.This episode got a 7.5/10 Rating from Kritika whose favorite character was Cece and Kelly rated this episode a 9/10 and her favorite character was Nick!Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Episode 17!Music: "Hotshot” by scottholmesmusic.comFollow us on Twitter, Instagram or email us at email@example.com!Website: https://smallscreenchatter.com/
The gangster film and the city film are two genres that took a while to evolve in Bollywood. Uday Bhatia joins Amit Varma in episode 241 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain why Ram Gopal Varma's Satya was a seminal moment, shaped by what came before it, and changing the course of Hindi cinema. Also check out: 1. Satya -- Ram Gopal Varma. 2. Bullets Over Bombay -- Uday Bhatia. 3. Uday Bhatia's Twitter, Blog and author page at Mint Lounge. 4. Jai Arjun Singh Lost It at the Movies -- Episode 230 of The Seen and the Unseen. 5. Greil Marcus, Lester Bangs, David Fricke and Peter Guralnick. 6. Lester Bangs on The Stooges. 7. Pauline Kael on Bonnie and Clyde. 8. Pauline Kael, Lester Bangs and the Twitter Age -- Uday Bhatia. 9. Have You Seen?: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films -- David Thomson. 10. Risen From the Depths -- Uday Bhatia on Neecha Nagar. 11. The First Picture Show -- Uday Bhatia. 12. So Many Cinemas -- BD Garga. 13. Jawaharlal Nehru : Rebel and Statesman -- BR Nanda. (More easily available in this omnibus volume.) 14. My Friend Sancho -- Amit Varma. 15. Haal-Chaal Theek Thaak Hai -- Podcast co-hosted by Subrat Mohanty. 16. O Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar -- Song from CID. 17. The vlogs of Devdutt Dani, Mohammad Salim Khan and Satya Saggar. Films mentioned in this episode: 1. Early Indian crime films: Kismet, Pocket Maar, Awaara. 2. Early Indian noir by Navketan films and others: Baazi, CID, Aar Paar, Kala Bazaar. 3. Some post-noir Bollywood: Teesri Manzil, Johny Mera Naam, Blackmail, Zanjeer, Deewar. 4. Ardh Satya. 5. A selection from the 1980s: Vidhaata, Karz, Arjun, Tezaab, Parinda, Hathyaar. 6. Films showcasing Bombay or Bambaiyya: Taxi Driver, Aar Paar, Aakhri Khat, Bombay to Goa, Gharaonda, Mili, Salaam Bombay and much of the work of Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. 7. Two key precursers: Is Raat Ki Subaah Nahin, Bandit Queen. 8. Ram Gopal Varma's key past films: Rangeela, Shiva, Daud, Company. 9. Miscellaneous mentions: Raakh, Haasil, Munna Bhai MBBS, Gangs of Wasseypur, Aankhon Dekhi. 9. Uday Bhatia's recommendations: China Town, 27 Down, Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan, Sehar. This episode is sponsored by CTQ Compounds. Check out The Daily Reader, FutureStack and The Social Capital Compound. Use the code UNSEEN for Rs 2500 off. Please subscribe to The India Uncut Newsletter. It's free! And check out Amit's online course, The Art of Clear Writing.
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About Mark: Mark Bennington is an American actor, photographer, drummer, and author. After graduating from Mike Nichols's New Actors Workshop in NYC, Mark worked in theater for 10 years, with such directors as Sir Trevor Nunn, Paul Sills, Charles Marowitz, and Diane Paulus. Mark also did the guest-star grind in LA before picking up the camera in 2004, which quickly morphed into him becoming one of the 'Top 10' headshot photographers in the country. He later added both advertising and documentary portraiture to his repertoire with his work being published in The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, UpWorthy, CNN, PDN, GQ India, Varity, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times and many more. Mark authored the acclaimed photography book Living the Dream: The Life of the 'Bollywood' Actor (HarperCollins) and in 2016 his photography project America 2.0 about Muslim youth in NYC received worldwide recognition and was exhibited at major galleries in Jerusalem, Rome, Tokyo, New York City, Hudson, San Francisco, and Berlin. He also did a brief stint as an adjunct professor of photography at The S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University and for 5 years was the drummer of legendary LA roots/rock band '50cent Haircut' (Knitting Factory Records), playing over 400 shows and recording 3 studio albums. Mark currently lives in Mumbai, India and after returning to acting full-time, is one of the most sought after ‘white guys' in Bollywood. How Mark ended up in India! Differences between Bollywood, and Hollywood No Unions Some Agents and Managers Everything is done on a phone call and a handshake Make sure you get paid before your last day of shooting. Didn't have to audition at all last year You don't get the script until you are walking to set Everything is written in Hindi except your part No rehearsal YOU CAN DO THIS ANYWHERE THINK OUT OF THE BOX What else he has learned: Letting go The cost of living is so much cheaper No residuals What is auditioning like in India? Can do it at your own pace at your own time is amazing. Diversification of your art and interests. “I don't need to act anymore to be creative” Make sure you have something else in life that you love. It takes the pressure off.
We're all infatuated with ‘innovation,' yet we often disparage those who are at the root of it, artists! In order to thrive we may all need to shift our biases and begin to think like an artist. It may be particularly needed if we don't consider ourselves to be at all artistic. How might making such a shift make you and I into better leaders? Not sure? Let's find out together.... . . . . Our guest is Nir Hindi and he says: "Creativity is a matter of Commitment, not Resources," Originally from Tel-Aviv, Israel, you may be surprised to know, Nir is an entrepreneur who, though rooted in the world of technology and business, has always had one foot in the creative world. Nir Hindi, is the founder of The Artian, a trans-disciplinary training company that fuses and mixes art in business and technology environments to pursue originality. He is part of Headspring's Training Professionals, a Financial Times IIE Corporate Learning Alliance. Nir is also a visiting professor at IE Business School and core faculty at the Master for Design and Innovation in IED. He is a mentor in leading start-ups programs including, Endeavour, Startup-bootcamp, Arts at MIT, and others. He is the founder of the Art & Tech event series and part of Cotec's 100 experts to promote innovation in Spain. Nir operates at the intersection of execution and imagination and is devoted to fostering Renaissance Thinking in business. He especially advocates the connection between artistic talent and business entrepreneurship, two areas that fuel each other and provide endless mutual learning opportunities. This Israeli, now based in Madrid, Spain, is the bestselling author in Japan of; Renaissance Thinking. Website: www.THEARTIAN.COM Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartian Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartian?lang=en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nirhindi Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nirhindi . . . . . When you're curious about how to tap into what drives meaning in your life and create meaningful transformation in the lives you touch. Take a look at DovBaron.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices