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Ronnie Screwvala explains why Plan Bs are only for business schools, and not for entrepreneurs

Capital Ideas

In this episode of Capital Ideas, Ronnie Screwvala, the chairman and co-founder of upGrad, and the former CEO and founder of UTV Group, talks about coming from a lower-middle-class family, failing in college, his unusual surname, and why an entrepreneur must never have a Plan B. Screwvala talks to Manu Balachandran about starting with low capital, his transition from a toothbrush business to building one of India's multimedia conglomerate, self-conviction, and breaking glass ceilings. Read Forbes India's 9th October cover story on Ronnie Screwvala here

33mins

30 Oct 2020

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Inside Ronnie Screwvala's plans for upGrad

Inside Forbes India

Build. Scale. Repeat: Ronnie Screwvala, who transformed UTV from a production company to a multimedia conglomerate, is now dipping into his entrepreneurial genius to build edtech startup upGrad into a venture of scale and impact. Can it compete with the likes of Byju's and Unacademy? Read more on www.forbesindia.com

14mins

28 Sep 2020

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Episode 31: Working with Ronnie Screwvala and Scaling Healthcare :Abhishek Shah of Wellthy Therapeutics

Maharajas of Scale

Abhishek Shah of Wellthy had an interesting upbringing. He was an engineer and had a scientific bent of mind. Having parents who were successful entrepreneurs, he had seen them run their ventures but existing care not catching up with their lifestyles. Working with Ronnie Screwvala and investing in startups gave him an outside in perspective on ventures. How did he combine the two to build and put Wellthy Therapeutics on the path to scale? That story is here!

48mins

21 Sep 2020

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How To Be CRAZY Successful - The Ronnie Screwvala Story | The Ranveer Show 36

The Ranveer Show

The Ronnie Screwvala Story - A Mumbai boy who went from being your regular South Bombay Parsi kid to being a MOGUL of the Indian business world.His career began in the toothbrush industry. And today, at the age of 57 (after creating and solidifying multiple businesses), Mr.Screwvala is getting his hands dirty once again. Starting from the ground up with UpGrad - A company that intends on changing the way learning is perceived in India. Goes without saying, Ronnie Screwvala also wants to play a role in revolutionizing the Indian education system. If there's one man in India who is best suited to the job, it's this man.Ever heard of UTV Motion Pictures? He did it. Ever heard of the U-Mumba Kabaddi team? He did it. Ever heard of one of the greatest episodes of #TheRanveerShow? He did it.In this episode, we speak about everything from his start up journey to his greatest life hacks to his relationship with his wife (and co-founder), to mental fitness to communication skills to artificial intelligence and even the future of business in India.Personally, I had the honour of hosting one of the most articulate men in India today. Juiced that opportunity and asked him everything I ever wanted to ask him. This episode is slightly heavy in terms of content. I recommend that you listen to it multiple times because it's one of those pieces where you'll gain something new every time you listen to it.Had a blast talking to someone who I perceive to be one of my biggest idols in life - Ronnie Screwvala.

54mins

28 Feb 2020

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Principles of Reinventing Oneself with Upgrad Founder Ronnie Screwvala

Network Capital

In this Network Capital podcast, Ronnie Screwvala, the founder of Upgrad, discusses how to grapple with failure and reinvent oneself. He talks about the role of serendipity in his life and what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Ronnie is a first generation entrepreneur who failed his Bachelor of Commerce in college but that did not deter his intent to start up on his own at a time where there was no eco-system for PE Funding or bank debt to start ups. His first foray was Cable TV in India and for the first two years of that journey he found no takers and only advise to treat it as a failed start up and move on, but with him staying at it he was credited with having pioneered Cable TV for all of India. Entrepreneurship is about finding and seizing opportunities and moving on from failures and Ronnie saw an opportunity in toothbrush manufacturing and after many setbacks went on to build one of the largest toothbrush operations in India. The other opportunity was TV Home Shopping but it was well before its time and was a big failure, but not enough for him to question if he should stick it out as an entrepreneur. Ronnie went on to build a media and entertainment company – UTV, where post many pivots and four almost near bankruptcies and 15 years of focussed work with strong co-founders and a large team, it scaled to a size spanning all aspects of Content and Platform and then he divested UTV to The Walt Disney Co in 2012. Perception in most cases is larger than reality and so in spite of so many failures, Newsweek termed him the Jack Warner of India, Esquire rated him one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century and Fortune as Asia’s 25 most powerful. Having lived it and seen the misconception that it’s all about quick success and that failure is to frown on - he authored a book Dream With Your Eyes Open as his commitment to champion entrepreneurship and evangelize failure. Ronnie got the term “cat with nine lives” attached to him by colleagues and peers for the number of times he had failed, but reflecting on his setbacks and counting on his main virtue that success can never be timed and staying the course is the only option, Ronnie in his second innings decided to deepen his commitment to making India a better place through a focus on two of the largest sunrise sectors - Online Education & the not for profit Rural/Social space. He is Co-Founder & Chairman of upGrad which zeros in on the massive Online Education market and the fact that Learning for every working professional is now a lifelong commitment. He, along with his wife Zarina, are the Co-Founders of The Swades Foundation, which is committed to empower one million lives in rural India every 5-7 years through a 360 degree model spanning Water, Sanitation, Health, Education and Livelihood to lift them out of poverty permanently. As a hobby and passion Ronnie loves to tell stories that must to told via movies with his new brand RSVP and he owns 3 sports teams under the brand U Mumba in Kabaddi, Volleyball and Football even though he has never played any of the sports himself.

27mins

4 Nov 2019

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Ep. 20: Winning From The Outside with Ronnie Screwvala

The Filter Koffee Podcast

How can you conquer time and bank in on opportunities? How does effective communication help you as an entrepreneur? How do you identify the right Co-Founder for your company? These are some common questions asked by present-day entrepreneurs. On this week's episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, host Karthik Nagarajan is joined by Ronnie Screwvala, media pioneer, first generation entrepreneur and one of the most well-known names in the field of business and entertainment. He shares his entrepreneurial prudence, why he enjoys working with raw talent, and also talks about recording his audiobook in his own voice. Tune in for all this and more. Tweet to Karthik Nagarajan @The_Karthik and follow his WordPress handle here (https://filterkoffee.wordpress.com/author/karthik215/). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

26mins

29 May 2019

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Ep. 20: Winning From The Outside with Ronnie Screwvala

The Filter Koffee Podcast

How can you conquer time and bank in on opportunities? How does effective communication help you as an entrepreneur? How do you identify the right Co-Founder for your company? These are some common questions asked by present-day entrepreneurs. On this week's episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, host Karthik Nagarajan is joined by Ronnie Screwvala, media pioneer, first generation entrepreneur and one of the most well-known names in the field of business and entertainment. He shares his entrepreneurial prudence, why he enjoys working with raw talent, and also talks about recording his audiobook in his own voice. Tune in for all this and more. Tweet to Karthik Nagarajan @The_Karthik and follow his WordPress handle here (https://filterkoffee.wordpress.com/author/karthik215/). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

26mins

29 May 2019

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Ep. 372: Feat. Ronnie Screwvala

Cyrus Says

What an honour it is to have with us this week on Cyrus Says media pioneer, first generation entrepreneur and one of the most well known names in the field of business and entertainment - Ronnie Screwvala. On this episode Ronnie talks to Cyrus about the perils or growing up with his unique last name, his humble beginnings from selling toothbrushes to being a cable operaor to setting up the behemoth that is UTV. He also sheds light on his theatre days, his parents, his foray into the world of online education with upGrad and his new podcast 'The Ronnie Screwvala Podcast' right here on the IVM podcasts network. Follow Ronnie on twitter @RonnieScrewvala You can catch up on previous episodes of 'The Ronnie Screwvala Podcast' here: https://ivmpodcasts.com/the-ronnie-screwvala-podcast You can listen/download to the audiobook version of Ronnie's bestselling book 'Dream With Your Eyes Open' on the IVM podcasts app & website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/dwyeo In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

1hr 5mins

13 May 2019

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Ep.01: Ronnie Screwvala

The Vishal Gondal Show

With a career spanning decades in various fields from cable TV and movies to games and sports to philanthropy with 'Swades Foundation', it’s no surprise that Ronnie Screwvala’s life is extremely inspirational. In this episode, we deep dive into this media pioneer's career, his learnings and what the future holds for him and Indian entertainment. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

1hr 32mins

8 Aug 2017

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JS 99: Entrepreneurship in India with Ronnie Screwvala of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People & Founder of UTV Group

Jet Setter Show

Ronnie Screwvala has developed an impressive resume for himself and as been named 78 out of 100 most influential people in the world on Time's 100 list. He has also been named Asia's Most Powerful 25 by Fortune magazine and will be coming out with a new book titled Dream With Your Eyes Open. Ronnie is the founder of UTV Group and has successfully made a name for himself in India as well as world wide. Ronnie sits down with Jason Hartman to talk about what's happening in the entrepreneur sector in India, the movie industry, and much more on today's episode.  Key Takeaways: 2:15 – When Ronnie started as an entrepreneur 25 years ago, India didn't really encourage entrepreneurship and it unfortunately still doesn't.  3:25 – It's only when an Indian fails at successfully landing a good job do they move on to being entrepreneurs.  8:00 – The mobile and internet sectors are fast growing right now and offer extremely huge opportunities for new entrepreneurs.  12:20 – New generations are looking at producing more products than being just a cheap outsource company.  14:20 – Ronnie talks about India's movie industry.  17:05 – Entrepreneurship is not an outing, it's a journey.  19:20 – Ronnie says that investing in a company really boils down to the entrepreneur running the company more so than the actual business.  Mentioned In This Episode: @RonnieScrewvala DreamWithYourEyesOpen.org Dream With Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey by Ronnie Screwvala 

21mins

2 Apr 2015