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Approaching Life as a Collection of Journeys

Business, Entrepreneurship, Personal Development, Product Development

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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.


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Show Notes

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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Karthik Sundaram

Approaching Life as a Collection of Journeys

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