The Payal Nanjiani Leadership Podcast with Dean Varun Nagaraj

April 15, 2024

Dean Varun Nagaraj discusses ‘Creating the next generation of innovators’ in the latest edition of The Payal Nanjiani Leadership Podcast. He shares insights from his extensive career in product innovation and management consulting, discussing the evolution of innovation in Silicon Valley and the need for a more thoughtful approach. He highlights the importance of wise innovation, which balances economic, societal, and environmental impacts. The engaging conversation explores various innovation processes, mindsets, and the role of education in nurturing future leaders equipped to navigate the complex challenges of our rapidly changing world.

Prof. Nagaraj introduces concepts such as systems thinking, responsible innovation, and a wisdom mindset, highlighting their relevance in fostering holistic and sustainable innovation. Additionally, the rapid-fire round at the end provided some great nuggets of wisdom, from embracing failure as an option to prioritising long-term outcomes over quarterly results in the corporate world. Overall, the episode provides a comprehensive exploration of the mindset and principles necessary to foster innovation and effective leadership, offering guidance for aspiring innovators and leaders alike.

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About ‘The Payal Nanjiani Leadership Podcast’

The Payal Nanjiani Leadership Podcast stands as an exemplary business thought-leadership series of insight and inspiration in the global business landscape. It ranks among the top 10% worldwide and garners attention on America’s prestigious WRAL/FOX50 news. It has featured renowned industry leaders discussing invaluable wisdom and experiences. With a diverse audience spanning corporate leaders across the globe, particularly in the US, Canada, and Asia, its impact resonates far and wide.

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