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Technopreneur Unplugged

Technopreneur Unplugged

By Arnav Gupta
Listen to experiences, musings and ramblings of Arnav, a software developer who feels tech is NOT the solution to everything and a founder who loves life more than the startup hustle.
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Time vs Energy vs Money
Whether it is life decisions or building a product, or business calls - we often have to take a call on the trade off between Time, Energy and Money. Usually you have to sacrifice one to optimise for the other two. But to do that, you need to be able to measure all 3 of them in equal scales. In this episode we talk about that.
October 17, 2020
Producers vs Consumers
I have realised that what really makes me happy and content and feel accomplished is to spend more time "producing" or "creating" than consuming. There's a lot to produce. From Youtube videos to blog articles or even creating a painting. Not all things you produce need to be tangible or have any economical 'value', but do you want to spend your whole like just consuming? Or do you want to go out and create?
October 10, 2020
Empty Spaces
In a interview of Umberto Eco (by Mukund Padmanabhan), he talks about "empty spaces" and how he uses them to think about his books. I read about this back in 12th grade, but it has had a profound impact in my life.
August 31, 2020
Writing, Selling, Coding
Heard first from a senior in college, and having experienced first hand in various professional settings - I firmly believe in the modern world, 3 skills everyone needs to survive, grow and thrive are - Writing, Coding and Selling. Anyone who can't do one of these is losing out in the rat race. And with the pandemic getting us stuck indoors and an online content revolution underway, a fourth skill is Making Videos.
August 4, 2020
Shopkeeper, Servant or Performer?
In the economic food chain, our existence in our professional lives can be classified as one of three things - shopkeeper, servant or performer. Whether you're doing a job, running a company, a sportsperson, an actor, you are either selling products (shopkeeper) or renting out your time (servant) or selling yourself (performer). I believe you can only be one of these three things in life. What do you think?
July 31, 2020
Technological "Solutionism"
In the modern world somehow there are so many people in administrative, executive, legislative positions who seem to just want to believe in some sort of technological creation that can be the "solution" to all the problems in the world. The quest for that solution often hinders our vision of the problem itself, and we want to submit ourselves to this non-human "system" and let the solution drive us.
July 29, 2020
Me and The Podcast
Get to know me, a little beneath the surface, and let me give you a bit of idea why this podcast exists and what can you expect in the comind episodes. If you want to jump into "real talk" on actual topics, you can skip this and start with the second episode.
July 23, 2020