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Small Talk with RainKraft

Small Talk with RainKraft

By RainKraft
Welcome to Small Talk where we discuss what’s top of the mind in our industry and work-life currently. Expect raindrops, listicles, and other things we love about the business of life, work, and growing together.
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S2 E7 - Connecting the Dots with Kartik Hosanagar
A truly inspiring and insightful conversation with Kartik Hosanagar, a multipotentialite with careers in academia, entrepreneurship, angel-investing and now jumpstarting a new venture in movie-making. We talk about numerous things that hold true for professionals in any sphere of work. Kartik generously shares the guiding principles that have shaped his work and life - from the stereotypical career choices we make as young adults to breaking free of our own beliefs to using the Ikigai circles to life in academia and how his passion for film-making enhances his teaching to what every professional today needs to hear and practice today. Listen in and discover how to connect the dots and enjoy what you do every day.   References from the episode: 1.  A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control by Kartik Hosanagar (Available at https://amzn.to/36RsGUC) 2. Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life (Available at: https://amzn.to/3eLPeuB)  3. Podcasts we listen to: Cal Newport and Adam Grant  _____________________ Catch all our podcast episodes on life, work and more at www.rainkraft.in/podcast Get links to the podcast on your favourite streaming service for podcasts. We are @rainkraft on Instagram and @rainkraftin on Twitter and /Rainkraft on Facebook. Follow us as we guide your business and professional growth.  Don't forget to hit Subscribe for this podcast and signup for our awesome monthly newsletter at www.rainkraft.in
28:11
July 22, 2021
Notes to Self - Ep 3 - It's ok to not be ok
An honest and brave Notes to Self, where Hasita shares her personal mental health journey. A journey that takes courage, compassion, and commitment, to know and understand that it's ok to not be ok. And in knowing that, you will be ok.  ________________ Catch all our podcast episodes on life, work and more at www.rainkraft.in/podcast Get links to the podcast on your favourite streaming service for podcasts. We are @rainkraft on Instagram and @rainkraftin on Twitter and /Rainkraft on Facebook. Follow us as we guide your business and professional growth.  Don't forget to hit Subscribe for this podcast and signup for our awesome monthly newsletter at www.rainkraft.in
04:42
May 7, 2021
Notes to Self - Ep 2 - Letting grief remind me of his legacy
It is a truly challenging time for most families around the world and India especially. Everywhere you look there is a loved one in need of something that should be so fundamentally easy to get your hands on. It is also a time for personal grief. Grief that I, Subha Chandrasekaran, am channeling into a tribute for a man I loved oh so much.  ______________________ Catch all our podcast episodes on life, work and more at www.rainkraft.in/podcast Get links to the podcast on your favourite streaming service for podcasts. We are @rainkraft on Instagram and @rainkraftin on Twitter and /Rainkraft on Facebook. Follow us as we guide your business and professional growth.  Don't forget to hit Subscribe for this podcast and signup for our awesome monthly newsletter at www.rainkraft.in
05:42
April 30, 2021
Notes to Self - Ep 1 - Why the CIA missed 9/11 and building teams that don't always agree.
When building teams or solving a problem, what's the best set of people to have? Are you really looking at diversity from all angles? Notes to Self, by Subha Chandrasekaran, explores the notion of Cognitive Diversity and the work of Matthew Syed, an Olympian with an interesting new career. Give it a listen? Hear from from Matthew Syed at https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/matthew-syed/id925357185?i=1000450217415 His latest book Rebel Ideas is available at https://amzn.to/3gadcAW Catch all our podcast episodes on life, work and more at www.rainkraft.in/podcast Get links to the podcast on your favourite streaming service for podcasts. We are @rainkraft on Instagram and @rainkraftin on Twitter and /Rainkraft on Facebook. Follow us as we guide your business and professional growth.  Don't forget to hit Subscribe for this podcast and signup for our awesome monthly newsletter at www.rainkraft.in
07:08
April 12, 2021
S2E3 - Communication zen and the art of asking questions
Royal dramas, Oprah’s ability to ask the right questions, and why we need to ask more and listen more in a world that’s connected, probably more than it needs to be. In this episode of Small Talk with RainKraft, Subha Chandrasekaran (Founder, RainKraft) and Hasita Krishna (That Content Girl) discuss what it means to ask the right questions, how to do this well every single time, and more that’s on their mind.  Give it a listen?  Catch all our podcast episodes on life, work and more at www.rainkraft.in/podcast  Get links to the podcast on your favourite streaming service for podcasts.  We are @rainkraft on Instagram and @rainkraftin on Twitter and /Rainkraft on Facebook.  Follow us as we guide your business and professional growth.  Don't forget to hit Subscribe for this podcast and signup for our awesome monthly newsletter at www.rainkraft.in 
14:53
April 5, 2021
S2E2 - Going impromptu, in the spirit of Clubhouse!
How would we fare if we were asked to give a speech this very moment? In this episode of Small Talk with RainKraft, Subha Chandrasekaran (Founder, RainKraft) and Hasita Krishna (That Content Girl) find out and you can too. It's all things Clubhouse, elevator pitches, serendipity and beating FOMO in life. Give it a listen? Catch all our podcast episodes on life, work and more at www.rainkraft.in/podcast Get links to the podcast on your favourite streaming service for podcasts. We are @rainkraft on Instagram and @rainkraftin on Twitter and /Rainkraft on Facebook. Follow us as we guide your business and professional growth.  Don't forget to hit Subscribe for this podcast and signup for our awesome monthly newsletter at www.rainkraft.in
13:16
February 27, 2021
S2E1 - Own Your Productivity
After 'Pandemic', this word is the next P-shaped villain of 2020. Productivity has been thrown around like party confetti, raining down on us and yet dampening our spirits. Don't let it define how you think of your self, at work or otherwise. Own what works for you! Listen in to know just how to do that. So let's get Season 2 going! Catch all our podcast episodes on life, work and more at www.rainkraft.in/podcast Get links to the podcast on your favourite streaming service for podcasts. We are @rainkraft on Instagram and @rainkraftin on Twitter and /Rainkraft on Facebook. Follow us as we guide your business and professional growth.  Don't forget to hit Subscribe for this podcast and signup for our awesome monthly newsletter at www.rainkraft.in
09:41
January 31, 2021
S1E8 - Five Years Of RainKraft, and what we got right
Going on a trip down memory lane, a few life lessons that hold everyone in good stead, but mostly just us talking to you about 2020, and our hopes for the future.  Hope you can take some time off to wrap up this year and maybe even find a few minutes to catch up on or re-listen to Small Talk! Our LinkedIn profiles if you want to drop us a note!  https://www.linkedin.com/in/subhachandrasekaran/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasita/ See you soon in Season 2! 
12:27
December 21, 2020
S1E7 - Hiring Virtually: Lessons from dunnhumby India
We welcome our first podcast guest Manoj Madhusudanan, Head of dunnhumby India, to talk about managing a virtual workforce, especially aspects of virtual hiring such as onboarding virtually, getting people on the same page, and building a people-driven culture at work. There are some amazing insights here from Manoj so tune in!
23:39
November 30, 2020
S1E6 - Content Marketing 101 for Small Businesses and Solopreneurs
Every business owner wants to focus on the core work and marketing today feels like a heavy distraction. So many social platforms to choose from, ideas to be detailed, creatives and content to be put out... and finally, no one seems to be seeing it. Let's start from the very beginning and simplify this for you. You'll also hear from a couple of creative folks who make business happen for other Small Businesses and Solopreneurs. 
16:38
November 17, 2020
S1E5 - How to make LinkedIn worth your while
The network was supposed to keep things professional. As it starts to look and feel more like Facebook and Twitter got together, here's how you can still keep connecting to the good side of LinkedIn, as a corporate cubicle-dweller or an independent soul. 
11:60
October 26, 2020
S1E4 - Getting Hiring & New Gigs Right In A Virtual World
Remember Super Mario and its million levels? Hiring a new employee or starting a new gig can feel much like jumping through virtual hoops, but here's how to make it worth your while.
11:49
October 9, 2020
S1E3 - What is really wrong with so many resumes today?
In good times and pandemics, the job hunt is a challenging effort. But the document that's supposed to help us get land a job, is betraying us. Here's how to fix it.
10:30
September 25, 2020
S1E2 - Are you tired of playing Meeting-Meeting?
An ode to the many Zoom calls we've muted ourselves on. But also real tips to make meetings less painful and more productive.
09:59
September 25, 2020
S1E1- Starting Off with Small Talk!
Welcome to Small Talk with RainKraft where Subha and Hasita discuss what’s top of the mind in our industry and work-life currently. Expect raindrops, listicles, and other things we love about the business of growing together.  To get warmed up, we start our podcast season with a podcast about podcasts! We didn't plan it this way but we just got chatting and turns out we have quite a few ideas and recommendations in this space. 
08:25
September 9, 2020
S1E0 - The Small Talk About RainKraft
Putting names, titles, reasons and other fancy stuff to the disembodied voices you'll now be hearing on your way to work or on the couch that's now office. More about us and the work we do at www.rainkraft.in!
02:49
September 8, 2020