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Childhood friends- Kapil & Ravi, come together on this podcast to discuss subjects such as artificial intelligence, climate change, wellness, diet, stoic philosophy, religion and much more. Driven by curiosity, they put their science backgrounds and decades of professional experiences to use in an attempt to separate out facts from fiction on these wide-ranging topics. Their goal is simple- to get a better understanding of this world through research, debate and a bit of friendly banter. If ...
 
Produced by Pikkal & Co - Award-Winning Podcast Agency. The XL Podcast by Graham Brown showcases conversations with Authentic Leaders in business and society. By creating conversations not interviews, XL highlights Leaders in their own words, without PR spin or handlers. XL brings regular hard-hitting insights and transformative journeys outside the comfort zone of regular business. Previous XL guests include Tony Fernandes (CEO AirAsia), Howard Yu (Author & Professor of IMD), Rod Drury (CEO ...
 
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My next guest on the XL Podcast, Kapil Kane, has spent his life dedicated to the pursuit of good design. He worked at Apple under Steve Jobs as part of the product design team that innovated the iPad and iPhone. He later took his love of design to Intel to set up an internal corporate accelerator in Shanghai China, supporting local engineers to tur…
 
On this episode, we discuss what is climate change and whether it is real. What is the impact of climate change currently and in the future? How will we adapt to climate change as the effects get worse? Links to folks and organizations and other material mentioned in the episode Books: How to avoid a climate disaster - Bill Gates Reports: UN interg…
 
When you invest in healthtech, how do you choose what to invest in? You can invest in any potentially life changing treatment from a cure to Alzheimers to Cancer diagnostics. In this episode of the XL Podcast, I’m joined by Early Stage VC Fund founder Joseph Mocanu on his journey as a healthtech investor and what the big challenges in global health…
 
91% of Singaporeans report feeling stressed. But it’s not just an Asian phenomenon. Globally, we are beginning to have the conversation about mental health and how we’re all affected in some way. The UK appointed its first suicide minister in 2018. And, in Australia, the biggest cause of death for males aged 15-44 is suicide. Cleary something is wr…
 
Lee Hackett is CEO of BluprintX. Like any young boy growing up in Liverpool, Lee dreamed of becoming a professional footballer. He realised his dream at 16, signing for Wigan Athletic before later deciding to pursue a career path outside of sport. Many professional sportspeople struggle with life after sport. According to one survey, 40% of footbal…
 
Our lives are noisy. We live in a world of distraction. These factors make it difficult to get work done in the office. It’s no wonder people are turning to practices like meditation to calm their minds in this busy world. But, can you actually design environments that enable mindfulness and focus? To help understand this challenge and how this wil…
 
On this episode, we dive into the world of Crypto. We look at how blockchain works, what's proof of work and what's proof of stake. We look at other applications of block chain such as Smart Contracts, DeFi and NFTs and how all that works with real-life example of Ravi's attempt to sell his own art as an NFT. All this to answer a fundamental questi…
 
I’m really pleased to host my next guest on the XL Podcast - someone who I’ve known about and wanted to interview for some time. She’s the kind of person you’ll meet at a networking event who rarely talks about her achievements or accolades. Understated. Yet, on paper they speak volumes. As you’ll hear in the podcast, Margaret has achieved and been…
 
You may know Rachit Dayal already, he’s the cofounder of our previous podcast guest Prantik Mazumdar. Together they grew their digital agency to over $10m in sales and later acquisition by Dentsu. In this successful team, Rachit was the original founder, the one who didn’t take the corporate salaryman route of safe, comfortable career with all its …
 
On this episode, we talk about Diet. What are the 3 levers to pull when it comes to weight loss? What is Keto & what is Intermittent Fasting? We discuss ways to create a good diet plan, how to stick to it and why it's important to have a cheat day built into your diet? We talk about Insulin Resistance & how it leads to obesity & ultimately- type 2 …
 
Coming up on XL podcast, all the advice you need to sound like a pro on your next podcast or webinar. Many of us take it for granted, but sounding great actually requires a bit of work. Everything from changing the audio settings on zoom, I'm not talking about selecting your microphone, but for example, those advanced settings, you might not be awa…
 
Increasingly Brand's are looking at podcasts as a way to communicate in authentic and human ways. How do you communicate your brand through a podcast? It may be easy if you are a cool funky tech brand, but what if, for example, you are Government or a management consultancy or an IT services company. It doesn't come naturally. But the good news is …
 
My next guest on the XL podcast is Prantik Mazumdar an award winning entrepreneur, marketer, and investor. He joined the digital consultancy, Happy Marketer in 2011 before growing the business to well over 10 million in revenues and engineering, a trade sell to Japanese advertising, conglomerate Dentsu. Growing a business from scratch to a multi-mi…
 
We start this conversation describing the thrill of riding off piste as a ski instructor, when the fear and exhilaration that comes with riding the risk transcends into magic. So much of life happens in “the gaps”. Some of us prefer a quiet, predictable life while others seek challenge and constant evolution. My next guest, Paul Ruppert, is definit…
 
On this episode, we discuss what it means for a technology to be transformational? Why Artificial Intelligence (AI) matters so much to us? What is AI? What are some good examples of AI? How AI works? Who are the key people & organizations to follow? The media narratives and how it distorts reality, our own personal experiences with AI, the limitati…
 
3 Netflix Execs recently took to Slack to air their grievances about the company’s culture and leadership. This was, after all, the same Netflix that advocated “Radical Transparency” in a 127 slide public presentation. The Execs were fired, not because of what they said but how they said it. According to Netflix, everyone is allowed to complain as …
 
With 600 million people and over 30,000 islands, the region of Southeast Asia presents both vast opportunities and challenges. How does a Durian fruit farmer in Thailand ship orders to buyers in Jakarta Indonesia? Regional logistics are evolving fast to cope with managing the supply side infrastructure challenges and growing middle class consumer e…
 
This is the very first episode that introduces the people behind the show, the origin story of the podcast, the upcoming topics, the cadence and the methodology. Ideas Discussed in the show: AI, Climate Change, Quantum Computing, CRISPR, Blockchain, Web 3.0, Philosophy, Stoicism, etc. People mentioned in the show (in order of appearance): Andrew Ng…
 
Produced by Pikkal & Co - Award-Winning Podcast Agency.Graham Brown talks Rod Drury, the billionaire founder of SAAS Platform Xero. Rod describes himself as "Funemployed” - not actively involved in the day to day running of the business, but serving on the board and spending his days exploring new adventures - from mountain biking to surfing. We al…
 
Produced by Pikkal & Co - Award-Winning Podcast Agency.Automate to Elevate. Greater process automation can elevate employees from mundane tasks to accomplish more enriching & value-generating work. Jody is an Independent consultant for Product design as well as an international faculty & Graduate studies program mentor/advisor at the Singularity Un…
 
Produced by Pikkal & Co - Award-Winning Podcast Agency.Welcome to the podcast, Nell Watson, Founder of QuantaCorp, a pioneer in Machine Vision. Graham and Nell explore the fascinating world of AI, philosophy and ethics. Graham was a graduate of Artificial Intelligence back in 1995, but a lot has changed in the last 25 years! Nell explains how AI ha…
 
Produced by Pikkal & Co - Award-Winning Podcast Agency.In this episode, Graham talks with Sahar Hashemi, founder of Coffee Republic and confectionery brand Skinny Candy. Sahar opted out of her career as a lawyer to grow Coffee Republic which she later helped float on the stock market. Sahar Hashemi was named in Management Today in "Top 35 Women in …
 
Produced by Pikkal & Co - Award-Winning Podcast Agency.Rob Nail is the CEO and Associate Founder of Singularity University.Rob joins host Graham Brown in a discussion about the future, leadership, and how storytelling helps to create change. Sharing his insights on the "age of disruption", Rob draws from his extensive background in engineering and …
 
Produced by Pikkal & Co - Award-Winning Podcast Agency.Lewis Pugh is an ocean advocate and endurance swimmer, often referred as the "Sir Edmund Hilary of swimming" and UN Patron of Oceans.Lewis shares his experiences undertaking a variety of endurance challenges around the world, including swimming in every ocean, across the English Channel, and ev…
 
Produced by Pikkal & Co - Award-Winning Podcast Agency.Leaders set the tone. The tone becomes the culture. The culture becomes the DNA of innovation.Our guest in this episode, Howard Yu, is the LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School and author of LEAP. In this conversation, we share how businesses change and keep changin…
 
Produced by Pikkal & Co - Award-Winning Podcast Agency.Many know the AirAsia brand, but who and what made this story possible? Did you know that its founder was sent from Malaysia to English boarding school aged 14, on his own, with just a handwritten address of his final destination in the 1970s? It's these experiences that either make or break yo…
 
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