The Business Philosopher Within You
On this podcast, we help our listeners explore and unlock the Business Philosopher within them so that they can build a human organization that is high-performing, self-sustaining and scalable for generations to come. Our listers are business builders, organizational managers, team leaders and career professionals who want to build self-perpetuating, long-lasting business organizations, work teams and careers that last beyond themselves. Our conversations explore frameworks, ideas, strategies and tools that help us bring out the inner business philosopher in all of us. We have inspiring, often deep conversations with organizational leaders, business builders, career professionals, thought-leaders, teachers, artists and experts from all walks of life who help us get in touch with our inner humanness and the inner business philosophers who is waiting to be unlocked. Show notes:
The Business Philosopher Within You Podcast Trailer
December 13, 2023 • 3 MIN
Are you running a business, managing a team, or leading an organization that heavily relies on your daily involvement? Join me in this trailer episode of 'The Business Philosopher Within You' podcast where I introduce a distinctive approach to constructing a resilient organization independent of its founders and leaders. I also present a platform designed to help you nurture your own source of business wisdom.
The Business Philosopher Within: Unlocking Your Inner Wisdom
January 10, 2024 • 12 MIN
Welcome to "The Business Philosopher Within You" podcast! In Episode 1, join host Bhavesh Naik as he explores the essence of a business philosopher and its profound impact on creating enduring organizations. Delve into the transformative insights derived from visionary leaders behind iconic companies like Microsoft, Apple, Mary Kay, Amazon, and Disney. Bhavesh reveals how these visionary founders epitomize the essence of business philosophers through their distinctive approaches, independent thinking, and deep understanding of the human condition. Discover actionable strategies to cultivate original thinking, embrace diverse viewpoints, and harness your inner wisdom to build businesses that endure generations. Join a vibrant community dedicated to evolving their business philosophies and unlock the potential of your inner business philosopher to sculpt a future-proof business paradigm. Tune in and embark on a journey to harness your innate wisdom and transform your business philosophy for lasting success.
Understanding the Business Philosophy Behind Revolutionizing a Web Architecture
February 14, 2024 • 74 MIN
When I sat down for a remote podcast conversation with Christian (Chris) Bach from Netlify to learn about their successful business philosophy, I underestimated the depth and breadth of the topics we would cover. By the end of our conversation, we had explored a wide range of subjects, starting with the story of how Chris and his co-founder began Netlify and grew it into the successful company it is today. Along the way, they revolutionized web architecture in their own unique manner. Our discussion primarily focused on three main areas: 1) The journey of Netlify and how they developed a platform specifically tailored for web developers. 2) The role Netlify played in driving a revolution in web architecture. 3) Words of wisdom from Chris for both startups and already successful businesses looking to scale beyond their current capacities.
The Journey of an Entrepreneur in Data Management and AI Economics with Sunil Soares
March 13, 2024 • 49 MIN
In this episode we explore the journey of building a thriving business that ends with a successful exit. The guest who shares his journey is Sunil Soares with YDC who previously built a successful company in data management and sold to private equity. Sunil shares his lessons in building not a just a business that scales but also one that is a sellable entity to potential buyers. Sunil Suarez is the founder and CEO of YDC, the industry's first AI economics platform. Prior to this role, Sunil was the founder and CEO of Information Asset, a data management solutions firm, which he sold to private equity. Sunil is the author of 10 books on data management. He has worked as an auditor at PwC and as a management consultant at Booz & Company. Sunil is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
How to Build a Scalable Business by Leveraging Intellectual Property Rights
April 10, 2024 • 48 MIN
Have you ever wondered how to legally protect the systems, processes and unique business philosophy that make your company special? Many entrepreneurs, founders, business owners and leaders overlook intellectual property when it comes to their operations manual, values, and core way of doing business - leaving their company vulnerable if they want to scale up or cash out down the road. In this episode of The Business Philosopher Within You, host Bhavesh Naik interviews intellectual property expert Christopher Bennett about the key steps to safeguarding your secret sauce as an entrepreneur. They discuss: - The intricate relationship between intellectual property and building scalable businesses. - The impact of underrepresented communities, the various forms of intellectual property protection, and the indispensable role of human perspective in innovation. - The four "A's" of making your IP accessible and affordable - Layering trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets - Baking IP protection into your company culture from day one - Valuing employee ingenuity as the ultimate innovation engine - And much more Tune in to learn how to legally protect your business philosophy and leverage it for long-term growth.
Navigating Zero-Sum Games: Building High-Performing Organizations with Win-Win Relationships
May 8, 2024 • 80 MIN
Join Bhavesh Naik and Idil Karateke in a thought-provoking conversation about the concept of a hundred-sum game and its impact on building strong relationships and positive communication within organizations. Discover the pitfalls of zero-sum games and the importance of creating a culture of collaboration and mutual benefit. Dive into the role of leaders in fostering hundred-sum relationships through behaviors such as active listening, empathy, and ego management. Explore the power of emotional intelligence in navigating toxic environments, building connections, and unlocking value in various aspects of life. Don't miss out on valuable insights and techniques for improving communication outcomes and driving innovation and growth. Tune in to this episode for a deep dive into the future of negotiation and emotional intelligence in various industries and contexts.
How to Achieve Sustainable Business Growth with Remote-First Work Culture
June 12, 2024 • 74 MIN
Have you wondered if you could build a sustainable business success with steadily growing profitability based on timeless principles? Is it possible to grow a scalable business with a highly skilled workforce that is entirely remote from the get-go? In this episode of The Business Philosopher Within You podcast, host Bhavesh Naik sits down with Neeraj Singh, founder and CEO of BigBinary, a thriving software development agency with a 100% remote workforce of 125+ employees. Neeraj shares his inspiring journey of starting BigBinary after experiencing the efficiency of remote work in the Ruby on Rails community. Discover how BigBinary has become a sought-after development partner for small businesses and startups by focusing on quality, communication, and building a strong company culture. This episode covers: - The benefits of specializing in a niche technology like Ruby on Rails. - Attracting and retaining skilled engineers in a remote-first environment. - Creating the culture of engineer empowerment that trains them to be project leaders and entrepreneurs. - Building a sustainable business without relying on venture capital. - The importance of human connection in a technology-driven world. Tune in to learn how BigBinary is building a different kind of software company, one that values its employees, its clients, and its core principles.
The Empathy Connection: Harnessing Self-Exploration and Creative Storytelling for Exceptional Leadership
July 10, 2024 • 77 MIN
People in leadership position often struggle with developing a presence that derives its power from deep understanding of others' human condition. Often, the best way to understand others is to understand the core of our own humanness. One way to develop such understanding of ourselves is by writing a biographical account, either a fiction or non-fiction. In this episode, Bhavesh Naik, the host of The Business Philosopher Within You podcast, interviews Tope Folarin who has written such a fiction. Folarin's book, A Particular Kind of Black Man, started out as a biography but gradually transformed into a fiction. Join them as they discuss: * Tope’s journey as a writer and the unexpected turns it took * The challenges and rewards of exploring identity through fiction * The importance of embracing “flow state” to unlock your authentic creative voice * How understanding your own story makes you a more empathetic leader Whether you're a writer, a business leader, or simply someone looking to tap into your inner business philosopher, this episode offers valuable insights into tapping the power of storytelling, self-discovery, and the importance of embracing your full humanity.