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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Rajesh Setty. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Rajesh Setty, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Rajesh Setty. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Rajesh Setty, often where they are interviewed.

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#185 Six Foot World | Rajesh Setty

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Welcome to this new episode of “Bootstrapping Your Dreams show”. I am Manuj Aggarwal and I will be having a very interesting conversation with Rajesh Setty about strategies that could help late adapters to adjust to the new situation.

Every time there is an event that shakes up the world, things change, sometimes temporarily and sometimes permanently. Nicholas Nassim Taleb aptly named a category of such events as black swans: completely unimaginable before they occur, but easily explained post-occurrence.

And then, COVID-19 happened.

Rajesh Setty is an entrepreneur, author, and teacher based in Silicon Valley. He has co-founded multiple technology and publishing companies in the US and India and has written and published sixteen books so far with his first book published at the age of thirteen. He is also an award-winning teacher at The Founder Institute.

Rajesh is the Co-Founder and CEO of Audvisor. Audvisor offers a push-button learning and communication platform for enterprises to help their employees learn and grow in this fast-paced world. The offerings include a growing library of over 2,500 audio insights from over 125 world-class experts.

He also has this case study on how you can thrive in this uncertain environment:


In this interview, Rajesh talks about:

  • (2:27) How Rajesh initially started his work.

  • (8:38) What was Rajesh’s inspiration for his book?

  • (14:40) What difference does Rajesh see in the world currently, amid a pandemic, and how are people perceiving it

  • (19:31) Real-life examples of how people are reacting to the current situation and its effects.

  • (30:30) Ideas that can make people realize the shift in work dynamics in the world in the current situation.

  • (33:00) What people can do to prepare themselves in this situation.

  • (39:00) Strategies that could help late adapters to adjust to the new situation.

  • (43:34) Advice for people in leading positions.

  • (49:36) How to be a part of society and common people.

  • (51:50) Rajesh’s experience of Yoga and meditation.

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Jul 22 2020 · 1hr 7mins
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A businessman since he was 13 with Rajesh Setty

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Today on the show: My conversation with someone who is proof that everything is possible in life when you set your mind to it. At the age of 13 he wrote his first book. He is also a serial entrepreneur and shares with us how he has both failed and triumphed in his life. His most recent book is dedicated to the future of humanity after COVID-19. You are going to love the story of my guest today, Rajesh Setty.

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May 18 2020 · 34mins

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Career Nation Show: Six Foot World with Rajesh Setty

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“It’s not the rules that have changed, but the game itself. Your mastery of rules, strategies, and tactics in the earlier game is suddenly relegated to near-irrelevance. This is metaphorically what will be happening with the world as a result of COVID-19.”

- Six Foot world, Rajesh Setty

In its 17th episode, Career Nation Show hosts a repeated guest, Mr. Rajesh Setty, where he talks about his new book, Six Foot World. Rajesh Setty is an entrepreneur who has founded several successful startups, an author of several books, teacher, and mentor.

May 13 2020 · 54mins
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Rajesh Setty on The Art of Living

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Our guest for this week is Rajesh Setty, entrepreneur, author, and teacher, based in Silicon Valley.

About Rajesh

Rajesh loves to bring ideas to life, whether it’s building startups, writing books or sharing his ideas on stage. He is the co-founder of multiple startups in both the United States and in India. For years, he’s been doing amazing work as a business coach and mentor while also being an award-winning teacher at The Founder Institute.

One of his latest projects is called ThinkBook, a series of books created to help people cultivate the habit of possibility thinking. The company was founded in 2019 and its unique design contains thinking, networking and gratitude lists. You can learn more about the product here!

Rajesh is also a renowned and incredibly productive author. He has written and published fifteen books so far with his first book being published when he was only 13 years old. Another testament to his love of writing is his blog which has nearly 2000 blog posts! His articles have been published in places such as Huffington Post and VentureBeat, to name a few.

One of Rajesh’s passion projects is called Napkinsights and we’ve also discussed in our conversation. It’s a collection of wonderful insights that can fit on the back of a paper napkin. He’s published over 2000 Napkinsights and you can check some of them out here!

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  • When Is Failure Useful for Personal Growth?

There is a lot of talk about how failure is good for us. Numerous quotes and stories from celebrities and top-level athletes are a testament to the fact that in order to succeed we have to fail first so that we would learn how not to. But Rajesh adds to the conversation by making a key distinction between the type of failure that is useful to us and the other one which is only hurting us. In order for failure to truly be beneficial for personal growth, it needs to come with the dedication and not from lack of concentration or diminished motivation. We really have to be willing to give it a go.

“As long as you’re growing… failure is good. But if your failure is because you don’t want to try hard enough… it won’t help. The failure has to be on the edges of your comfort zone. Only then, it is growth.” - Rajesh Setty

  • The Greatest Competitive Advantage a Person Can Have

This section is one of the most profound dissections of how to build a successful life. With this next quote, all the while explaining each and every component meticulously, Rajesh provides us with a perspective that will guide our professional development and give exponential boosts to our growth. 

“It is your ability to give meaningful gifts, at scale, at a very low incremental cost to you.” - Rajesh Setty

  • How Helping Others Can Increase Your Art of Succeeding

Building on his previous statement, Rajesh continues to explain why his suggestion of the essential competitive advantage actually works. Once again the power of collaboration and teamwork comes to our attention, this time in the context of career development.

“When you truly give a meaningful gift, the giver feels like reciprocating back. Now, if you’re doing this at scale… that means they all want to reciprocate back to you. What does that mean? You will have an oversupply of good help. That is how you increase the Art of Succeeding.” - Rajesh Setty

  • Building Contextual Expertise for Conceptual Knowledge

Rajesh shares his thoughts on why it’s important to practice your skills in different situations. His viewpoint is that this is the best way to take your expertise to the next level, by learning to apply conceptual knowledge in all kinds of contexts quickly and effectively.

“As you build your contextual expertise for conceptual knowledge that you have, you become extremely powerful. Why? Because you become a ninja on patterns.” - Rajesh Setty

  • What Are ‘Napkinsights’ and How They Came to Be?

We briefly touch on one of Rajesh’s personal projects and he was kind enough to share a little bit about the behind-the-scenes stuff. He talks about how it all started, his goals and the feedback he got.

“Any insight that can fit in a paper napkin is called a Napkin Insight... I try to put an ‘A-ha’ moment or something that will give an ‘A-ha’ moment in a random place.” - Rajesh Setty

  • How to Persevere When Developing a Skill

When learning a new skill whichever it may be, perseverance is essential because it is a process that requires periodical involvement, effort, and sacrifice. Giving up is always an option, one that we struggle with on our journey to train and improve ourselves. We usually give up because we lose motivation or we can’t deal with frustration but Rajesh proposes that there’s a mindset that can be attributed to lots of these scenarios. A mindset created from the fact we forgot how to be beginners. 

“Before you become a pro, you have to go through your phase as an amateur. If you don’t remember that - you’ll give up.” - Rajesh Setty

  • Attaining the Optionality Mindset

Using examples from the ancient game of Go, Rajesh encourages us to attain the optionality mindset. It is an approach to life that tends to reduce opportunities for anger, disappointment, and anxiety we feel when something doesn’t go the way it was planned. This next quote about the optionality of water is yet another gem from Rajesh’s teachings.

“Water is a good example of optionality… Once you create a mindset of optionality like water, you are never perturbed. Because when one door closes… If you keep focusing on the closed door, there’s no path forward. But if you say, ‘Ah, that door is closed, let me see what else is there… No doors are open, what about the window? What about the roof? What about the chimney?’” - Rajesh Setty

  • The Value of Being Vulnerable Towards the Outcome

From optionality, we dive deeper into the psychological aspect of the method. This is the emotional part of the equation that we need to learn in order to be able to understand there is always a path we can take.

“Only when you can be vulnerable and say, ‘I don’t know if it will work, but I will try it!’, you’ll be comfortable with success and failure. And automatically things happen and you learn by experience, rather than the hunt.” - Rajesh Setty

Rajesh’s Message of Inspired Evolution

What an amazing experience. I’m in awe of Rajesh’s wisdom and this has been such a blessing - I could’ve talked to him for days! I hope this conversation inspires you as much as it inspired me. Rajesh shared some amazing stuff regarding personal and business growth, but it can all be best described by insightful snippets on the art of living. It would be impossible to sum up almost two hours of his wisdom in one sentence which is why we’ll leave you with this gem that came from the final sections of our episode:

“Be conscious of who is renting your mental space.” - Rajesh Setty

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Jan 05 2020 · 1hr 50mins

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imperfect action: top 10 episodes: #10 Rajesh Setty

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As we wrap up 2019, I’m counting down Imperfect Action’s top 10 most downloaded episodes. Starting at #10 is Rajesh Setty. Rajesh is a serial…
Dec 22 2019 · 43mins
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Ep 10: Career Nation show with Rajesh Setty

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Rajesh Setty is an entrepreneur, author and teacher, who own half a dozen companies in USA & India.

In this video, he shares insights about life, career, and secrets to success.

• How his book got rejected by publishers for 159 times and
how 160th time become magical.
• Hammer & nail strategy.
• Why entrepreneurship is a team sport.
• How important are stories in life?
• How to become more self-aware?
• Why smart people get stuck?
• How can people go about having a side hustle and at the
same time sort of capitalizing on it over a period of time?
• Learning art through hard ways.
• Different career opportunities in the present digital age.

Nov 07 2019 · 1hr 17mins
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Rajesh Setty I Growing and Changing the World One Thank You at a Time

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Rajesh Setty is a serial entrepreneur, author and teacher based in Silicon Valley. Together, we talk about generosity, gratitude, and how to give meaningful gifts at scale with no cost to you.

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Aug 27 2019 ·
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045: Rajesh Setty: Listening to the Marketplace

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Blind spot insurance? Karma accounts? Practical generosity? Alchemy? What? Rajesh Setty is a tech entrepreneur and has a unique perspective and an approach that is…
Jan 22 2019 · 39mins
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Rajesh Setty

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"The best kind of getting stuck is getting stuck on the part to progress." - Rajesh Setty

Do you think you are smart but stuck? Do you know someone who seems to be smart, but stuck? If your answer to either of this question is "Yes!", then you need to listen to this bonus episode. Majority of us get stuck in achieving our goals and doesn't know how to get unstuck.

But is getting stuck just a bad thing?

This episode will help us to understand when getting stuck is a good thing or when getting stuck is a bad thing.

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Sep 20 2018 · 41mins