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Method in Madness

Method in Madness

By Sabyasachi Sengupta

Welcome to Method in Madness. It's a podcast where we will share stories about change, adversities and bouncebacks. Learn from the change-makers how

1. They steer past the crisis
2. How they helped their team members do the same?
3. How a little bit of madness always helps.
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Episode 28 with Tim Wesselink
Episode 28 with Tim Wesselink
Today's guest is Tim Wesselink, CEO of 3devo. He is a leader with vision, mission and also vulnerability. He has seen success and and also turbulence with lockdown, scale-up challenges and have managed to steer 3devo from them all. Today he will share his story, his journey and a bit of his madness. 
30:12
November 24, 2022
Episode 27 with Aditya Maheswaran
Episode 27 with Aditya Maheswaran
Welcome to a brand new episode of Method in Madness. Today's guest is Aditya Maheswaran. Aditya shares his experience with Change, Transformation and public speaking. 
25:24
November 09, 2022
Episode 26 with a Recap
Episode 26 with a Recap
The next episode of Method in Madness is dedicated to all the amazing guests who have shared their thoughts, ideas and madness. In this episode Sarah interviews the host Sabyasachi, on his experience, learning and favourite moments from the podcast.
20:45
October 26, 2022
Episode 25 with Raymond Mens
Episode 25 with Raymond Mens
The 25th episode of Method in Madness is going to fun ride because our guest today is Raymond Mens. Raymond is a popular face on Dutch television. He is an author, keynote speaker, and an expert on US politics. His 2nd book " Nieuws als wapen" is releasing this month. He can explain, teach, give opinions with always a smile and that why I am honoured to have him as my guest for my landmark episode. Presenting Raymond. 
29:20
October 12, 2022
Episode 24 with Reinier Roosen
Episode 24 with Reinier Roosen
Today's guest is Reinier Roosen. He is the Managing Director at Assets Only. He started his new entrepreneur journey and was hit by an unprecedented uncertainty of Covid-19. Today he shares his story through that period of uncertainty and bounceback with this own methods and also madness. Please welcome Reinier. 
19:34
September 27, 2022
Episode 23 with Karthik Kannan
Episode 23 with Karthik Kannan
Have you ever wondered what limitation and difficulties a blind or a visually impaired person will face to live a "normal" life? Can something be done to takeaway these difficulties. My next guest Karthik Kannan, the co-founder of Envision, have invented a tool that helps people with visual impairment to live a more independent life, using AI. He shares his story, his madness and how we came up with the idea. I promise this is one of the most inspiring story ever. 
35:09
September 14, 2022
Episode 22 with Philipp Humm
Episode 22 with Philipp Humm
This episode of MIM will be about stories, confidence and even friendship. Introducing one of the top storytellers of Amsterdam Philipp Humm. Philipp shares his journey with adversity, change and bounceback. He speaks about his recent TEDx speech "The secret to building lasting confidence" that connected and resonated with so many people and is also featured in the TED website. He is also a dancer, creative guy and has his share of madness, hence we are friends.  
21:30
August 30, 2022
Episode 21 with Sarah Burbedge
Episode 21 with Sarah Burbedge
MIM brings another fun and mad episode with Sarah Burbedge - who is currently the Head of Change at BBC. Sarah has been a BBC TV and radio reporter and newsreader, turned live events producer, turned Head of Change, Sarah’s career has followed a Bridget Jones to W1A trajectory. Her methods make her erudite and her madness makes her unique. So today's episode is going to be a joy ride. Welcome Sarah to the madness. 
35:05
August 09, 2022
Episode 20 with Afrodite Zegers
Episode 20 with Afrodite Zegers
Madness is about to get double as we have Afrodite Zegers. She is Olympic athlete in sailing and secured the 4th position in Rio Olympics in 2016. The sea, the waves pull her towards the sea, but she has also started a new innings as a consultant. She brings best practises from her sailing world in terms commitment, goal setting and purpose to her new role. Let's hear her journey, road to the Olympics and what next for her. 
25:55
July 20, 2022
Episode 19 with Nick Stals
Episode 19 with Nick Stals
Our next guest at Method in Madness is Nick Stals. Nick is the CEO of Yesty. He has been a serial entrepreneur, co-founder of BookerZzz (HotelSpecials and BungalowSpecials), a major online leisure travel agency in the Netherlands. He also co-founded and managed GiftFor2, an experience gift box and gift card company that became market leader in The Netherlands and that was sold to Wonderbox SAS in 2017. In 2018 he founded Yesty, a digital gift card platform that offers several B2B digital gift card solutions. Nick had a burn-out in 2020 and went through a personal transformation during the recovery process. He wants to share his experiences to help other entrepreneurs become healthier, happier and more successful.
21:01
July 05, 2022
Episode 18 with Saskia Maas
Episode 18 with Saskia Maas
Please welcome our next guest to Method in Madness, Saskia Mass, the CEO of BOOM CHICAGO. If you live in Amsterdam then you know how iconic BOOM CHICAGO is to this city. Lets hear from Saskia how improvisation has helped her to build this joyous community that helps, inspires and transforms people and organisations in need.
20:23
June 14, 2022
Episode 17 with Arthur Tolsma
Episode 17 with Arthur Tolsma
Our next guest is Arthur Tolsma, startup entrepreneur, coach and speaker. He is currently the cofounder of Codean, a high-tech cybersecurity startup. What makes Arthur so inspirational is that not only he shares his success mantra with the world, but he is equally proud to talk about his failures and lessons learnt from that. His secret of handling adversity, " Do it with the confidence like you are winning 1-0, but with the urgency like you are losing 0-1". Please welcome Arthur
21:24
May 25, 2022
Episode 16 with Ankita Bhambri
Episode 16 with Ankita Bhambri
Welcome Ankita Bhambri to Method in Madness. She is ranked as one of the top 10 female tennis players in India and one of the very few women to become a coach. She talks about her journey, her competition with the legendary Sania Mirza and her top sportsmen mentality that has helped her throughout her career. 
20:44
May 10, 2022
Episode 15 with Advait Gupt
Episode 15 with Advait Gupt
Method in Madness is back with another exciting episode. This week we have Advait Gupt. He is an entrepreneur, Forbes Asia 30 under 30. He started his career in investment banking and 5 years of romanticising spreadsheets  he decided to quit and together with his brother started a new journey to pursue opportunities in emerging digital content space. In last 9 years they have build 3  ventures in the content space.  Supari studios, Post office and Keeda media.  Let's hear some madness mantra from Advait
17:41
April 28, 2022
Episode 14 with Yogesh Chabria
Episode 14 with Yogesh Chabria
Method in Madness is back after a short break with India's top keynote speaker Yogesh Chabria. Yogesh share his story, secrets, methods and madness on how he became a Best selling author, top keynote speaker and lead a happy life. He shares his unique sales methods and techniques that make him special. Let's hear it from Yogesh himself.
30:08
April 07, 2022
Episode 13 with Manu Kapur
Episode 13 with Manu Kapur
Do you know what is Productive Failure? Let us hear it from Manu Kapur, a scientist, speaker and Professor who will share his thoughts on this concept, how he came up with this idea and why Productive Failure is one of the most effective ways of learning. 
17:56
February 24, 2022
Episode 12 with Lars Boom
Episode 12 with Lars Boom
Welcome to the 12th episode of Method in Madness. Today we talk about dreams and how to bounce back when that dream is crushed. Today's guest Lars Boom is the country head of Pensonia - the largest growing tech company in Europe- Country head. He shares his journey with his dream to become a professional athlete and how he bounced back when that dream was taken away due to an unfortunate incident.
17:47
February 09, 2022
Episode 11 with Aloys Wijngaards
Episode 11 with Aloys Wijngaards
Have you ever thought of having a side hustle? What would you like out of it? Money, more opportunities, success or a balance that helps you in life. Today's guest will share his tips on that.  Aloys Wijngaards works as a head of a department at DNB, the Dutch central bank and financial supervisory authority and also loves to teach Yin Yoga. He obtained his MA in religious studies and PhD on ‘economics and meaning of life’ from Radboud University Nijmegen. Let us hear from him, how he manages both the worlds and what we can learn from him.  
19:10
January 26, 2022
Episode 10 with Everth Flores
Episode 10 with Everth Flores
Let us kickstart 2022 with a bang. My 1st guest of 2022, is an inspiring leader. His name is Everth Flores. He is someone I have known for a while and is always smiling even in the most difficult times. Let's hear from him how he manages his adversities as a person, as a leader and what are his mantras for 2022. 
16:03
January 12, 2022
Episode 9 with Sudha Chandran
Episode 9 with Sudha Chandran
Today's guest Sudha Chandran is a symbol of a fightback. A trained dancer with dreams and aspirations lost her right leg in an accident at the age of 16. But that didn't stop her. She continued dancing with an artificial leg and never stopped since. Today she is an icon, a successful television actor in India, and an inspiration to many. She fights all her battles with a smile, grace and a little bit of madness. Let's hear it from Sudha Chandran. 
20:44
December 22, 2021
Episode 8 with Erik Seversen
Episode 8 with Erik Seversen
Imagine having a successful and flourishing career and then Covid-19 happens. Within months your business, outlook and planning go for a toss. Let's hear how did our guest Erik bounce back from that nadir. Erik is a speaker, author, entrepreneur, educator and adventurer. Today he will share his tips on bounceback, leadership and madness. Fasten your seatbelts, because this is going to be one hell of madness. You can find more details about Erik on his website https://erikseversen.com/ 
23:18
December 08, 2021
Episode 7 with Jerzy Soetekouw
Episode 7 with Jerzy Soetekouw
What is the most important job of a leader? To take action or policies or build a connection with their people? Let us hear the story of our next guest Jerzy Soetekouw the CEO of VMCA and the former deputy mayor of Almere on the lesson he learnt in his leadership role that can be applied universally. 
17:25
November 24, 2021
Episode 6 with Suzanne Meijers
Episode 6 with Suzanne Meijers
Our next guest is Suzanne Meijers. She is an employment law (a labour law :)) attorney who helps both employers and employees with tough labour law issues, but she'd rather prevent them from occurring. Besides that she's an entrepeneur, trainer, blogger and author of the book 'Geen gedoe met personeel, arbeidsrecht voor ondernemers'. Suzanne is frequently asked by several media as FD, RTL Z, BNR, AD etc. to comment on labour law topics. Today she shares her method and madness on her journey and some tips for both employees and employers navigating through the Dutch labour market. 
15:28
November 03, 2021
Episode 5 with Thomas Bunnik
Episode 5 with Thomas Bunnik
Thomas Bunnik is a living example of Method in Madness. His story from being a banker to a successful entrepreneur is not just inspiring but also thrilling. He quit his banking job at 30, to start his own venture Pritle. In 2017 he sold Pritle for EUR 12.5 million and in 2019 he has launched a next-generation curated marketplace for design and art Whoppah with his wife Evelien Bunnik-Remmelts In this episode, he reveals his success mantras of success and some madness on keeps him going. 
18:52
October 20, 2021
Episode 4 with Aslak de Silva
Episode 4 with Aslak de Silva
Let's welcome our next guest, Aslak de Silva.  He is the CEO of Nordic Business Forum, a speaker, an author and also a martial art instructor. In 2020  Covid-19 derailed all the planning and ideas of many organisations, especially the event makers. Nordic Business Forum which hosted one of the largest business events in Europe in the past had to quickly adapt, adjust and withstand this unforseen crisis. Even now the situations are unclear and unpredictable. Let us hear from Aslak how he and his team handled this situation with some methods and some madness. 
20:05
October 06, 2021
Episode 3 with Sarah Kelly
Episode 3 with Sarah Kelly
Have your ideas, creativity or zeal to do something different being shot down by people telling you "Who said you can do that?" My next guest Sarah Kelly has witnessed this and more, but nothing could stop her and her creative ideas. Her journey of madness is quite unique. From a small town in the USA to Amsterdam, from a pharmacist to an Innovation Manager at Liberty Global, she has taken quantum leaps in her life and career and she shares her methods and madness.
25:10
September 22, 2021
Episode 2 with Anastasia Sideri
Episode 2 with Anastasia Sideri
Imagine, you are leading the Communication team of Coca Cola, and you receive news during Christmas eve that 3 of your products out of 5 million have been contaminated with poison. What method and what madness would you need to handle such a crisis. Let's hear it from someone who did it, and much more in her elaborate career as the Communication Director of Coca Cola, managing 26 countries in Europe. Please welcome Anastasia Sideri. 
18:60
September 08, 2021
Episode 1 with Neal van de Kamer
Episode 1 with Neal van de Kamer
Our first guest of Method in Madness  NEAL VAN DE KAMER is the only Dutch man with national judo titles in three different weight classes. In total, he won 12 national titles. After his top sports career, Neal managed to become a European top salesman at LinkedIn. He is currently an entrepreneur, author and lifestyle fanatic. His proven principles from elite sports and business are applied at technology companies such as Google, LinkedIn and Salesforce. Follow him on social media @nealvandekamer.  His bestselling book is available on https://nealvandekamer.nl/ 
24:24
August 25, 2021