About Karthik Sundaram
Karthik Sundaram is an Entrepreneur, Investor, and Advisor.
He is the President and CEO of Purplepatch Services, a leading B2B Digital Marketing firm based in Silicon Valley.
He was the former Managing Editor of Silicon India.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Annamalai University, a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from the National Institute of Design, and a Master’s Degree in Technical Communications from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Selected Links and Show Notes
- Connect with Karthik
- Purplepatch Services
- National Institute of Design
- Technical Communications and Information Architecture (M.S.) at the Illinois Institute of Technology
- Silicon India Magazine
- Stepping Sideways to Move Ahead
- B2B Marketing: Evolving from Spray-and-Pray to Align-and-Sign
- P.G. Wodehouse
Early Years, Schooling, and Upbringing [01:59]
Learning Experience at National Institute of Design [12:14]
How Engineering Subjects Need To Be Taught [14:16]
Why Handling Ambiguity is Critical in a Student’s Life [17:12]
Why Stepping Sideways to Move Ahead is a Key to Success [19:38]
Need to Upgrade Skills and Constantly Learn All the Time [21:22}
Challenge and Benefits of Exploring Things One Does Not Know [24:50]
Applying Technical Communication Design at Work Today [27:40]
Toolkit, Stories, and Thinking Frameworks for Product Marketing [30:16]
Learning from Software Leaders during the Silicon India stint [34:10]
Looking at your Career as a Journey is important at every phase [38:31]
Networking and Conversations as Learning Events [43:22]
On FutureChain, his Supply Chain Venture [45:30]
Important Components of B2B Marketing [48:27]
Managing Multiple Ventures [52:05]
Books that have inspired Karthik [55:05]
How to Adopt Continuous Learning in Life [56:14]
Three Pieces of Advice Karthik would give his 10 year-old self [57:36]
Learning to Fly [01:00:27]
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