Figuring Out with Raj Shamani

The NEXT 10 Years Of Indian Education System - Ronnie Screwvala & Raj Shamani on Figuring Out 107

July 19, 2023 Raj Shamani
Figuring Out with Raj Shamani
The NEXT 10 Years Of Indian Education System - Ronnie Screwvala & Raj Shamani on Figuring Out 107
Show Notes

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In this episode,renowned producer and Upgrad founder Ronnie Screwvala & Raj Shamani dive into a wide range of topics, exploring the lessons learned from Ronnie's journey and the principles that have shaped his success. From personal struggles to the ever-evolving nature of achievement, they tackle the fragile world we live in, discussing mental health and the importance of being in control rather than simply being in charge.

The conversation takes an intriguing turn as they delve into the Silicon Valley culture and the obsession with data control, debating whether it's a positive or negative influence on entrepreneurship. With a philosophy of "to each his own," Ronnie emphasizes that success should not be solely measured by wealth, offering a reality check on the manufactured luck often associated with achievement.

The duo also explores the differences between individuals who make it and those who don't, shedding light on the misconceptions surrounding entrepreneurship and the importance of perseverance. Ronnie shares his insights on wearing multiple hats and how to effectively balance different roles, while Raj presents the concept of taking calculated risks and the importance of embracing vulnerability to continue learning and growing.

The podcast concludes with a meaningful discussion on work-life balance, the hustle culture, and the true meaning of life. Ronnie reflects on the significance of making an impact and giving back to society, while Raj shares personal stories that highlight the importance of helping others.

Join Ronnie Screwvala and Raj Shamani as they engage in a captivating conversation that delves into entrepreneurship, personal growth, consumer insights, and the path to success. Don't miss out on this inspiring and enlightening episode.


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00:00 - Introduction 
1:59 - Background of Ronnie Screwvala
3:49 - Lessons he learnt
5:32 - Money changes you? 
6:25 - Fragile world
8:25 - About Silicon Valley founders
12:00 - Luck VS hard work
12:52 - Successful Entrepreneurs VS Who don’t make it
16:34 - How to excel at multiple things? 
19:40 - How to take calculated risks? 
22:49 - How to spot consumer trends? 
27:48 - Wallet share
30:23 - Western culture & funded Indian startups
33:17 - Where are Indian customers spending? 
36:50 - Education in India
38:58 - Hard skills VS Soft skills
40:58 - UpGrad VS other Ed-tech companies
43:44 - Top consumer insights
45:11 - How does he decide which movie to invest in
47:37 - Why are bollywood movies not performing lately? 
49:39 - Entry of OTT
50:01 - Why is giving back important? 
54:55 - Conclusion