Spark of Ages

Rajiv Parikh

In every episode, we’re going to do a deep dive with our guest about what led them to their own 'eureka' moments, how they went about executing it, and perhaps most importantly, how do they get other people to believe in them so that their idea could also someday become a Spark for the Ages.

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Cracking the Code of Life/Ashwin Gopinath - Multiomics, Product Led Growth, Jonas Salk ~ Spark of Ages Ep 19
5d ago
Cracking the Code of Life/Ashwin Gopinath - Multiomics, Product Led Growth, Jonas Salk ~ Spark of Ages Ep 19
Email us with any feedback for the show: spark@postion2.comFind more great content like this at: https://www.position2.com/If you like what you here, please drop us a comment!What if you could harness the power of AI to revolutionize drug safety? Join us as Dr. Ashwin Gopinath, MIT assistant professor and co-founder of Biostateai, shares his incredible journey from electrical engineering in India to the cutting edge of biotechnology. Discover how his startup is utilizing generative AI to transform drug safety and toxicity forecasting, and learn about the personal experiences that fueled his passion for healthcare innovation.This episode unpacks the complex yet fascinating world of "omics"—genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics—and how these different types of biological data are critical to understanding biology. We delve into the challenges of mapping these molecules due to biological complexity and individuality, and explore how large language models in AI offer promising solutions. Dr. Gopinath also sheds light on his startup's recent success in reducing data collection costs and the strategic move towards developing a product-led growth model in biotech.Finally, we discuss the future of drug safety across species and the potential of personalized medicine. Dr. Gopinath provides insights on translating experimental data from animal models to human biology, emphasizing the importance of reducing costs and accelerating data collection. The episode wraps up with a lighthearted game of "Two Truths and a Lie" centered around pharmaceutical mishaps, adding a fun twist to an enlightening conversation. Tune in for a compelling discussion that bridges science, entrepreneurship, and AI, aimed at revolutionizing healthcare.Ashwin Gopinath LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashgopi/ Ashwin Gopinath X: https://twitter.com/ashwingopBiostate.AI: https://www.biostate.ai/#/Producer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep Parikh, Omar NajamExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahAssociate Producers: Taryn TalleyEditor: Sean Meagher & Aidan McGarvey #biology #pharmaceuticals #llm #entrepreneur #innovation #growth #sales #technology #innovatorsmindset #innovators #innovator #product #revenue #revenuegrowth #management  #founder #entrepreneurship #growthmindset #growthhacking #salestechniques #salestips #enterprise  #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #process #processimprovement #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #communityWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
The Purpose of Wealth/Scott Saslow - Family Offices, Impact Investing, Greta Thunberg ~ Spark of Ages Ep18
Jun 29 2024
The Purpose of Wealth/Scott Saslow - Family Offices, Impact Investing, Greta Thunberg ~ Spark of Ages Ep18
Email us with any feedback for the show: spark@postion2.comFind more great content like this at: https://www.position2.com/If you like what you here, please drop us a comment!Episode Description:Ever think about coming up with a world changing idea that brings you and your family untold amounts of wealth?  But after that, what do you do?  Once you becoming a king, how do you manage your kingdom?  Scott Saslow, the visionary founder and CEO of One World Investments joins us to discuss his new book, "Building a Sustainable Family Office," revealing the intricate roles family offices play in blending wealth management with impact investing. Discover the challenges they encounter in achieving sustainability and their immense potential in driving social change.We explore the booming trend of impact investing, where a staggering one-third of publicly managed capital is now focused on sustainable strategies. Learn how visionary investors are making both financial and societal gains, with early stage support from Family Office investing. Scott dispels common myths about impact investing and highlights the crucial mindset shift needed among wealth owners to harness its full potential.Curious about how family offices are adapting to generational shifts? We explore strategies for engaging these entities, leveraging their expertise, and involving younger generations in decision-making. Scott also underscores the importance of building a collaborative impact ecosystem, emphasizing community over individual gain. And we never miss a chance to turn our topic into a game, with the Spark Tank, offering an insightful look into truth versus fiction in the business world. Don't miss out on these invaluable insights and strategies for making your investments work for both your wallet and the world.Scott Saslow LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-d-saslow-46620/One World Investments: https://www.oneworld.investments/Building Sustainable Family Offices by Scott Saslow: https://www.oneworld.investments/bookProducer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep Parikh, Omar NajamExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahAssociate Producers: Taryn TalleyEditor: Sean Meagher & Aidan McGarvey #entrepreneur #familyoffice #impactinvesting #innovation #growth #sales #technology #innovatorsmindset #innovators #innovator #product #revenue #revenuegrowth #management  #founder #entrepreneurship #growthmindset #growthhacking #salestechniques #salestips #enterprise  #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #process #processimprovement #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #communityWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
Last Thing You Think About Until You Don't Have It/Brian Sheng - Aquaria, Mexico, Sacrifice ~ Spark of Ages Ep17
Jun 14 2024
Last Thing You Think About Until You Don't Have It/Brian Sheng - Aquaria, Mexico, Sacrifice ~ Spark of Ages Ep17
Email us with any feedback for the show: spark@postion2.comFind more great content like this at: https://www.position2.com/If you like what you here, please drop us a comment!Episode Description:Can atmospheric water generators be the answer to the global water crisis? Join us for an inspiring conversation with Brian Sheng, CEO and co-founder of Aquaria, as he takes us through his remarkable journey from a teenage VC to a trailblazer in water innovation. Discover how Brian’s experiences in China and California shaped his mission to tackle water scarcity through cutting-edge technology. We explore the pressing need for decentralized, flexible, and cost-effective water solutions.Get an inside look at how these generators, capture water efficiently using high thermoconductive materials and advanced heat exchange systems. You'll learn about the economic and market potential of this game-changing solution, particularly in regions where water scarcity is a significant issue.Brian also reveals the unique dynamics and challenges of running a business with his brother Eric. Hear about his personal motivations, including the sacrifices made by his immigrant family, and how they inspire his mission-driven approach to innovation. We wrap up with a fun segment called Spark Tank, where Brian and Rajiv Parikh play two truths and a lie about off-grid living, leading to fascinating insights and plenty of laughs. Don't miss this episode packed with innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and a vision for a sustainable future.Brian Sheng LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-sheng/Aquaria: https://aquaria.world/UN Report on Water Risks: https://www.unesco.org/en/articles/imminent-risk-global-water-crisis-warns-un-world-water-development-report-2023Mexico City Crisis: https://www.npr.org/2024/03/08/1234928040/mexico-city-water-problemsProducer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep Parikh, Omar NajamExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahAssociate Producers: Taryn TalleyEditor: Sean Meagher & Aidan McGarvey #entrepreneur #watercrisis #watergenerator #innovation #growth #sales #technology #innovatorsmindset #innovators #innovator #product #revenue #revenuegrowth #management  #founder #entrepreneurship #growthmindset #growthhacking #salestechniques #salestips #enterprise  #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #process #processimprovement #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #communityWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
If Data Is King, This Man Protects the Crown Jewels/Sanjay Poonen - Cohesity, RAG model, Servant ~ Spark of Ages Ep 16
May 24 2024
If Data Is King, This Man Protects the Crown Jewels/Sanjay Poonen - Cohesity, RAG model, Servant ~ Spark of Ages Ep 16
Email us with any feedback for the show: spark@postion2.comFind more great content like this at: https://www.position2.com/If you like what you here, please drop us a comment!Episode Description:Ever wondered how the titans of the tech industry navigate the intricacies of data management and transformative mergers? Strap in as I, Rajiv Parikh, engage with Sanjay Poonen, the visionary CEO of Cohesity, in a riveting discussion that spans from personal triumphs to the avant-garde of data security. Get a front-row seat to Sanjay's insights on the Cohesity-Veritas merger and its colossal impact on the future of data protection, all while drawing from his wealth of experience at VMware and academic ventures at Harvard, Stanford, and Dartmouth.Peel back the layers of cybersecurity with us as we address the pivot of ransomware targeting secondary data. We're not just discussing the 'what' of this revolution; Sanjay and I are delving into the 'how,' with behind-the-scenes looks at strategic partnerships with NVIDIA and IBM that are crafting a more fortified cloud hardware and software ecosystem.It's not all tech and tactics, though. Prepare to be moved by stories of empathy and leadership that echo the profound human journeys behind the tech empires. From Bangalore to Silicon Valley's boardrooms, Sanjay's narrative is a testament to the transformative power of service and the importance of grounding innovation with a human touch. Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/Sanjay Poonen X: https://twitter.com/spoonen; Sanjay Poonen LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjaypoonen/Producer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep Parikh, Omar NajamExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahAssociate Producers: Taryn TalleyEditor: Sean Meagher & Aidan McGarvey #entrepreneur #security #artificialintelligence  #innovation #growth #saas #saasmarketing  #marketoutlook  #sales #ai #consultant #consulting #technology #innovatorsmindset #innovators #innovator #product #revenue #revenuegrowth #management #managementconsulting #founder #entrepreneurship #data #analytics #dataanalytics #growth #growthmindset #growthhacking #salestechniques #salestips #enterprise  #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #siliconvalley #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #process #processimprovement #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #communityWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
Milana Vayntrub is a Creative Force for Good -Art, Collaboration, Authenticity ~ Spark of Ages Ep 15
May 11 2024
Milana Vayntrub is a Creative Force for Good -Art, Collaboration, Authenticity ~ Spark of Ages Ep 15
Email us with any feedback for the show: spark@postion2.comEpisode Description:Have you ever wondered about the moral compass guiding the hands that craft the stories we love, or how humor can be a beacon through the fog of the creative process? Prepare to embark on an enchanting odyssey with the inimitably talented Milana Vayntrub.  As an actor/director, her candid tales of navigating marketing campaigns and the director's chair are as enlightening as they are entertaining. Milana opens the door to her world, revealing how embracing both gratitude and resilience paves the way for success in the arts, and why a good laugh might just be the most underrated tool in a creative's kit.Dive headfirst into the transformative power of collaborative leadership, a theme that resonates throughout our chat with Milana. She unravels her experiences managing teams on ad campaigns, allowing us to appreciate the finesse required to marry brand identity with captivating narratives. But it’s not just about the nuts and bolts of production—there's an art to maintaining humanity in this digital age. As we confront the rise of AI and its potential impact on the authenticity of human-made art, we’ll explore the legal quagmires and ethical debates that are currently shaping the future of storytelling.The journey to Hollywood fame is seldom a straight path, especially for a bright-eyed immigrant with stars in her eyes and a dream in her heart. Milana shares her own path from Uzbekistan to the bright lights, discussing her earliest acting memories, the values instilled by a supportive family, and a relentless drive that sees failure as merely a detour. This episode isn't just about the glamour of the industry; it's about finding the courage to forge your own path and honor your creative urges, regardless of the pressures and expectations that might attempt to steer you off course. Join us for an episode that's as much a map for the heart as it is a behind-the-scenes tour of the entertainment world.Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/Milana Vayntrub Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mintmilana/Milana Vayntrub Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mintmilanaProducer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep Parikh, Omar NajamExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahAssociate Producers: Taryn TalleyEditor: Sean Meagher & Aidan McGarvey#entrepreneur #commercials #innovation #gotomarket #management #technology #innovators #innovator #artificialintelligence #artist #product #revenue #revenuegrowth #founder #entrepreneurship  #siliconvalley #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #money #sustainability #sustainablegrowth #process #processimprovement #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #community #creatorWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
How to Sell Nuclear Power to Save Humanity/Bret Kugelmass - Last Energy, Nuclear, Disagreeable ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 14
Apr 26 2024
How to Sell Nuclear Power to Save Humanity/Bret Kugelmass - Last Energy, Nuclear, Disagreeable ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 14
Email us with any feedback for the show: spark@postion2.comFind more great content like this at: https://www.position2.com/Episode Description:Get ready to challenge everything you thought you knew about nuclear energy as we're joined by Bret Kugelmass, the mind behind Last Energy. This electrifying episode promises to ignite your curiosity and offer a fresh perspective on the future of sustainable power. Brett doesn't just advocate for nuclear as a necessary energy source—he envisions a world thriving on its abundance, even as our society's hunger for energy grows with advancements like generative AI. Our planet's health and human progress hang in the balance, and Brett makes a compelling case for why nuclear power stands at the forefront of this crucial junction.Unveiling the tangled myths that shroud the nuclear industry, we tackle the misconceptions that have skewed public perception and driven up costs. Who knew the narrative of nuclear energy could be as twisted as the plot of a Hollywood thriller? Listen as we dissect the impact of regulatory capture, incentive structures, and how fear has been more profitable than the energy itself. We also venture into the groundbreaking business models reshaping the nuclear landscape, highlighting how these innovations promise safety and grid independence for energy giants.Buckle up as we tour the audacious idea of 100x global energy consumption using current nuclear technologies. This isn't your typical energy debate—we're talking about revolutionizing transportation and transforming our everyday lives. By the end, we're not just discussing energy; we're questioning the very fabric of societal norms on climate change and resource use. So, tune in, as Bret Kugelmass lights the fuse for an intellectually stimulating journey through the complex world of nuclear power and its vast, untapped potential to reshape our future.Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/Bret Kugelmass: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bkugelmassLast Energy (LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/company/lastenergy/mycompanyLast Energy X: https://twitter.com/LastEnergy Titans of Nuclear Podcast: https://www.lastenergy.com/titansofnuclear (available on all major streaming platforms)Titans of Nuclear Podcast: https://www.energyimpactcenter.org/podcast (available on all major streaming platforms)Titans of Nuclear Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCd_COc5ZuyLijGpW3dHRHlw Michael Shellenberger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_ShellenbergerStewart Brand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_BrandProducer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep Parikh, Omar NajamExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahAssociate Producers: Taryn Talley & Jesse DiepEditor: Sean Meagher & Aidan McGarvey#entrepreneur #nuclear #innovation #venturecapital #gotomarket #management #technology #innovators #innovator #product #data #dataanalytics #datascience #revenue #revenuegrowth #founder #entrepreneurship  #analytics #growthhacking #enterprise  #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #siliconvalley #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #money #sustainability #sustainablegrowth #process #processimprovement #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #communityWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
What Got You Here, Won't Get You There/Abhi Ingle - Qualtrics, Data, Mumbai to Oberlin ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 13
Apr 12 2024
What Got You Here, Won't Get You There/Abhi Ingle - Qualtrics, Data, Mumbai to Oberlin ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 13
Have you ever witnessed a maestro at work, orchestrating innovation with the finesse of a seasoned conductor? Join us as we sit down with Abhi Ingle, a virtuoso of adaptability in the ever-evolving business landscape. From the startup hustle to the executive suites of AT&T, and now the pulse of Qualtrics, Abhi enlightens us on the symphony of maintaining a visionary mindset while embracing the ebb and flow of change. His tales are a masterclass in differentiating products through experiences, a journey that has seen him transition from the certainties of AT&T to the exhilarating prelude of Qualtrics' IPO. The art of customer experience unfolds like a captivating narrative, and Abhi expertly narrates how enterprises like Delta Airlines compose their strategies by tuning into customer and employee feedback. As we navigate through this chapter, we uncover the delicate balance of empathy, rapid action, and anticipation in curating unforgettable customer journeys. Abhi's eclectic professional composition – an overture that began with McKinsey, crescendoed through Harvard Business School, and found rhythm in startup culture – illustrates the harmonious blend of traditional business principles and entrepreneurial innovation.Our finale resonates with the exchange of ideas among industry virtuosos and the cross-continental collaboration that fuels the business ecosystem. The dialogue traverses the collaborative concerto between US and Indian teams at Position Squared, the partnerships that amplify growth, and AI's role in fine-tuning products and services. Tune in to this episode of Spark of Ages for a composition that's as insightful as it is harmonious, celebrating the shared crescendo of ideas that pushes the boundaries of what businesses can achieve.Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/Abhi Ingle: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ingle-abhiQualtrics: https://www.qualtrics.com/Producer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep Parikh, Omar NajamExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahAssociate Producers: Taryn Talley & Jesse DiepEditor: Sean Meagher & Aidan McGarvey#entrepreneur #experience #innovation #artificialintelligence #venturecapital #gotomarket #management #technology #innovators #innovator #product #data #dataanalytics #datascience #revenue #revenuegrowth #founder #entrepreneurship  #analytics #growthhacking #enterprise  #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #siliconvalley #newyorkcity #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #money #sustainability #sustainablegrowth #process #processimprovement #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #communityWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
A Life Building & Investing in Intelligence/David Yakobovitch -AI Trends, Jobs, LGBTQ+ Advocate ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 12
Mar 28 2024
A Life Building & Investing in Intelligence/David Yakobovitch -AI Trends, Jobs, LGBTQ+ Advocate ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 12
Email us with any feedback for the show: spark@postion2.comFind more great content like this at: https://www.position2.com/Mention us  @Position2Inc  in Comments!SUBSCRIBE TO POSTION2 FOR MORE EPISODES!Episode Description:Prepare to have your mind expanded by David Yakobovitch, a visionary in the realms of data and AI, as he joins me, Rajiv Parikh, to unveil the technological revolutions that await us in 2024. We're not just talking about advancements; we're discussing a seismic shift in how businesses harness real-time AI applications to reshape operations and customer engagement. David dissects how AI-first strategies are becoming non-negotiable for product development and how startups are successfully digging into ultra-specific niches. If you thought AI was just an add-on, this episode will make you think again—it's rapidly becoming the heartbeat of modern business strategy.But why stop at business? Imagine a world where your workout coach doesn't just count your reps, but is bionic; where your vision isn't limited to what's in front of you, thanks to smart lenses. That's the future David and I explore, touching on how AI, bionics, and human augmentation are merging to enhance our everyday lives. We dive into the crucial tech breakthroughs paving the way, from chip production to Li-Fi connectivity, and even the emerging role of humanoid workers. As we navigate these waters, we don't lose sight of the ethical compass—responsible AI use and the nuanced role of prompt engineers are at the forefront of this enlightening discussion.We round out our conversation with a look at the societal shifts accompanying these innovations. The rise of Responsible AI stirs a mix of excitement and concern—while we witness an explosion of tech roles, we also grapple with the reality of job displacement. But there's a silver lining: communities and governments are stepping up with reskilling initiatives. Furthermore, we delve into how Data Power Ventures is making waves by investing in data-first companies, and the growing influence of community and tech advocacy in shaping the tech landscape. Prepare to be inspired by David's commitment to technology education and his personal moonshot to invest in a thousand data-first companies, anticipating a data-rich future where innovation knows no bounds.Show Description:In every episode, we’re going to do a deep dive with our guest about what led them to their own 'eureka' moments, how they went about executing it, and perhaps most importantly, how do they get other people to believe in them so that their idea could also someday become a Spark for the Ages. Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/David Yakobovitch: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidyakobovitch/Data Power Ventures: https://datapower.vc/Producer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep Parikh, Omar NajamExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahAssociate Producers: Taryn Talley & Jesse DiepEditor: Sean Meagher & Aidan McGarvey#entrepreneur #artificialintelligence #venturecapital #gotomarket #management #technology #innovation #innovators #innovator #product #data #dataanalytics #datascience #revenue #revenuegrowth #founder #entrepreneurship  #analytics #growthhacking #enterprise  #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #siliconvalley #newyorkcity #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #money #sustainability #sustainablegrowth #process #processiWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
The Value of a Healthcare Evolution Architect/Jay Desai - Ann Arbor, Obamacare, Chickens ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 11
Mar 14 2024
The Value of a Healthcare Evolution Architect/Jay Desai - Ann Arbor, Obamacare, Chickens ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 11
Unlock the secrets of transforming healthcare with Jay Desai, the visionary CEO of Bamboo Health and Patient Ping co-founder, in our latest conversation. Embark on a narrative that transcends Jay's leap from policymaking to pioneering entrepreneurship. His insights into the Affordable Care Act's ripple effects reveal how legislation can catalyze industry-wide change, while personal anecdotes peel back the curtain on the drive and resilience essential to innovating in a complex field.As we journey through the healthcare landscape, Jay helps us tackle the intricate transition from fee-for-service to value-based care, dissecting how this paradigm shift affects everything from provider incentives to patient outcomes. Technology's role in healthcare evolution forms a core part of our discourse, as we juxtapose the slow pace of change against the cutting-edge advancements that are reshaping how care providers connect and coordinate. The tales of challenges and triumphs shared illuminate the realities of steering a company through acquisition, team integration, and the relentless pursuit of impactful growth.Finally, Jay opens up about the human side of healthcare innovation, from the profound responsibility of creating change to the fulfillment found in working towards a mission-driven goal. We reflect on the balance between intense entrepreneurial efforts and the allure of advisory roles, along with a touch of nostalgia for college days and the ongoing quest for personal and professional satisfaction. This episode offers a candid look at the intersection of healthcare policy, technology, and the entrepreneurial spirit, sure to inspire and inform anyone interested in the future of healthcare.Bamboo Health - https://bamboohealth.com/Website: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
The Hero's Journey in Business/Tae Hea Nahm - "Date" Wow, Unlearning Founders, Civilization~ Spark of Ages Ep. 10
Feb 29 2024
The Hero's Journey in Business/Tae Hea Nahm - "Date" Wow, Unlearning Founders, Civilization~ Spark of Ages Ep. 10
Unlock the secrets of empathetic growth strategies and become the architect of your business's success story as I, Rajiv Parikh, converse with Tae Hea Nahm from Storm Ventures. Prepare to shift your perspective on customer relationships and discover the power of positioning customers as the champions of their own narratives. Our journey together reveals how the urgency of a customer's pain point can be the golden ticket for startups seeking engagement, and how aligning with your clients' goals can propel you towards mutual triumphs. Tae Hea's legal expertise sheds light on this alignment, guiding us through the nuances of winning client trust and fostering lasting success.Embark on a voyage through the evolving realms of leadership, culture, and strategy. We navigate the intricate dance between the precision of mathematics and the fluid dynamics of legal systems, uncovering the profound influence of cultural shifts on company visions and leadership styles. Tae Hea and I dissect the saga of founders, where adaptability is king, and vision coupled with execution forms the lifeblood of entrepreneurial victory. We trace the paths of Marketo's ascension and entertain with a whimsical digression into the strategic depths of Sid Meier's Civilization, underscoring the parallels between gaming and business strategy.Step into the vibrant tapestry of Silicon Valley as we celebrate its diversity and the community it nurtures. As the episode draws to a close, we leave you with reflections on the cultural revolutions that resonate with customers, the emotional milestones charting the champion's journey, and the pivotal strategies distinguishing industry frontrunners. Tune in for an episode that promises not just insights, but a treasure trove of experiences that could ignite your own spark for the ages alongside Tae Hea Nahm's wisdom.Producer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep Parikh, Omar NajamExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahAssociate Producers: Taryn Talley & Jesse DiepEditor: Sean Meagher & Aidan McGarvey#entrepreneur #innovation #venturecapital #gotomarket #management #technology #innovators #innovator #product #law #lawyerlife #revenue #revenuegrowth #founder #entrepreneurship #data #analytics #dataanalytics #growthhacking #enterprise  #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #siliconvalley #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #money #sustainability #sustainablegrowth #process #processimprovement #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #communityWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
Menopause is the hottest space in Women’s Health/Joanna Stober - Estrogen, Journey, Work/Life ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 9
Feb 16 2024
Menopause is the hottest space in Women’s Health/Joanna Stober - Estrogen, Journey, Work/Life ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 9
When Joanna Strober speaks about the catalyst for her shift from venture capitalist to founder of Midi Health, you can't help but lean in. Her passion for addressing the neglected healthcare needs of midlife women courses through this episode, where we uncover the nuances of estrogen's impact on everything from anxiety to joint pain. The journey is personal, transformative, and a vivid illustration of how one woman's entrepreneurial spirit is rewriting the narrative on women's wellness.Building Midi Health wasn't just about launching a virtual healthcare platform; it was about weaving a comprehensive care network that could be as accessible as it is sophisticated. Joanna takes us behind the scenes of her company's strategic approach, discussing the hurdles of healthcare regulations and how artificial intelligence is poised to streamline care. Moreover, she reflects on the delicate balance between serving both as a primary care provider and a specialist in hormone management, navigating the intricate tapestry of state licensing and ensuring informed patient choices.Tune in for a candid conversation that traverses Joanna's remarkable transition from investor to entrepreneur, revealing the resilience and adaptability required in the face of Silicon Valley's shifting landscape. The episode rounds out with a poignant discussion on maintaining work-life balance, turning crises into opportunities, and the shared mission that drives Joanna's work. Her story, from juggling motherhood and her career to her steadfast dedication to women's health, inspires a reflection on the transformative power of passion-driven entrepreneurship.Website: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
From Bulletin Boards to Bargain Hunting/Sumeet Jain - Liquidity, Buffalo, Buy Low ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 8
Feb 2 2024
From Bulletin Boards to Bargain Hunting/Sumeet Jain - Liquidity, Buffalo, Buy Low ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 8
Prepare to be enlightened as Sumeet Jain, a distinguished venture capitalist, joins me, Rajiv Parikh, to unravel the economic conundrum of a potential recession and inflation's intricate dance with wealth. You'll get a front-row seat to our analysis of the current job market's enigma, where a labor shortage coexists with whispers of economic downturn. As we dissect the rise of interest rates from their historical lows, we promise you'll gain a fresh perspective on the financial climate and its ripples through Silicon Valley's innovative heart.Venture into the intriguing world of markets and liquidity, where the private ventures of Silicon Valley clash and mingle with traditional stock exchanges. Sumeet and I delve into the reasons why today's tech giants might delay going public and how this decision impacts early investors and founders seeking liquidity. We don't just stop at theory; you'll be privy to real-world implications, including how pension funds and university endowments are the lifeblood of venture capital, fueling the future of innovation.Finally, let's shift gears and merge personal with technological.  Sumeet will share tales of how an old AOL username blossomed into a lifelong tech passion, and also recount his hilarious nail printing adventures and we explore the transformative power of AI and autonomous vehicles. We wrap up with insights on embracing your passions, whether you're building race cars or shaping the future of tech investments. Don't miss this episode; it's a rare blend of economics, innovation, and the personal journeys that shape our world.Website: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
Not Hitting the Nail on the Head is OK/Rishi Mallik - Workato, Experimentation, Taking Risks ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 7
Jan 19 2024
Not Hitting the Nail on the Head is OK/Rishi Mallik - Workato, Experimentation, Taking Risks ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 7
Learn about the process behind how a hyperscaled enterprise software company approaches Growth with Rishi Mallik, SVP of growth and marketing at Workato, as he shares his tech odyssey from pioneering at Quik to driving mobile video at Skype. This episode peels back the layers of enterprise automation and how Rishi's knack for distilling complex tech has supercharged Workato's growth. As our host, Rajiv Parikh explores Rishi's journey and producer Sandeep  Parikh sprinkles in layman's terms, we get a glimpse of Rishi's Stanford Bhangra days, a testament to the vibrant personality behind the professional.Our chat with Rishi takes a deep dive into the pivotal role growth marketing plays in the success of a business. We unpack the wealth of experiences that led him from venture capitalism to the thrills of entrepreneurship, reuniting with old colleagues, and how they're shaping Workato's future. Get an insider look at the marketing and revenue application jungle, why core tools are vital for cohesive strategies, and how automation is the linchpin for transforming dormant data into dynamic action.As we round off our conversation, the synergy between Bhaskar and Rishi comes into full focus. We unravel the essence of trust, the division of tasks in teamwork, and how different approaches foster a robust project execution. The episode wraps up with a tease of what lies ahead, pondering how a growth mindset could revolutionize traditional industries and hinting at Rishi's creative ventures in the pipeline. Tune in for this rich exchange of wisdom, laughter, and those sparks that light the way to innovation.Website: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
Blocking & Tackling CEO Fundamentals/Rajiv Parikh - Goal-Setting, Vulnerability, Predictions ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 6
Jan 4 2024
Blocking & Tackling CEO Fundamentals/Rajiv Parikh - Goal-Setting, Vulnerability, Predictions ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 6
For this kickoff to 2024 Episode, Sandeep Parikh takes over the hosting duties in a special "Ask My Brother Anything" edition of Spark of Ages.  We tackle the art of goal setting and team dynamics with a personal twist you won't want to miss.  Join us on a journey with Rajiv exploring how his leadership and transformation as a CEO over the years have changed his personal philosophies about the nitty-gritty of entrepreneurship. From the impact of vulnerability on team cohesion to the pursuit of work-life balance, we'll guide you through the strategies that are reshaping the business landscape.Navigating the currents of business isn't just about hitting targets; it's about crafting a culture where accountability meets trust. In this episode, we'll share the secrets behind setting goals that resonate on an individual level and echo through the entire team, and how embracing the human aspect of leadership can fortify bonds and inspire success. We also delve into the practical tactics of setting goals that spur connection and joy, while touching on the thrill of hosting events like the Growth Marketing Summit to strengthen community ties.Finally, we peer into the crystal ball, weighing the implications of AI's role in creative industries against the backdrop of the 2024 election year. As we ponder the economic forecasts and the geopolitical dance between superpowers, we contrast the ominous with the optimistic, sharing a vision of a future shaped by global cooperation and technological brilliance. So settle in, and prepare to engage with a conversation that promises foresight, strategy, and a touch of the future on 'Spark of Ages'.References:Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill - https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Landmark-Bestseller/dp/1585424331Producer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep ParikhExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahAssociate Producers: Taryn Talley & Jesse DiepEditor: Sean Meagher & Mat Greenleaf#entrepreneur #innovation #management #artificialintelligence #growth #saas #saasmarketing  #marketoutlook  #sales #ai #consultant #consulting #technology #innovatorsmindset #innovators #innovator #product #revenue #revenuegrowth #managementconsulting #founder #entrepreneurship #data #analytics #dataanalytics #growth #growthmindset #growthhacking #salestechniques #salestips #enterprise  #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #siliconvalley #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #money #sustainability #sustainablegrowth #process #processimprovement #customerexperience #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #communityWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
Building the New Growth Workforce with AI/Jim Kaskade - Use Cases, Playbooks, Transparency ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 5
Dec 15 2023
Building the New Growth Workforce with AI/Jim Kaskade - Use Cases, Playbooks, Transparency ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 5
Ever thought about how Artificial Intelligence could transform the world of work and wealth? That's exactly what we're exploring with Jim Kaskade, CEO of Conversica, a trailblazer in the world of AI. With Jim's expert insights, we promise you a journey through the transformative power of AI, its potential to enhance human productivity, and create a new panorama of employment opportunities.Our time with Jim Kaskade is not just about what AI can do, but also about the human side of the equation. We examine how AI is radically altering customer journeys and how this tech marvel supports the intricacies of team dynamics.  Jim shares his personal journey and the crucial role of mentorship in his rise to tech CEO. Plus, get ready for our informative chat about the invisible matrix that executive teams use to evaluate their members, the importance of self-awareness, and the art of constructive feedback. But the conversation doesn't stop there. We probe into the potential of AI to engage the younger generation effectively and how businesses can leverage this. Hear it straight from the horse's mouth as Jim shares how he systematized approaches to create impactful change within his businesses. All this while discussing the joys of hiking and how it influenced his leadership style. This episode is a gold mine of insights, stories, and a fascinating voyage into the world of artificial intelligence, team dynamics, and business growth.Website: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
Releasing Your Inner Tiger…to Save Lives/Anne DeGheest - HealthTech, Fearless, Woman-led ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 4
Nov 30 2023
Releasing Your Inner Tiger…to Save Lives/Anne DeGheest - HealthTech, Fearless, Woman-led ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 4
Email us with any feedback for the show: spark@postion2.comFind more great content like this at: https://www.position2.com/Find Anne's DeGheest's artwork at: adegheest.comGet ready to be inspired as we journey into the revolutionary world of HealthTech with our formidable guest, Anne DeGheest.  A powerhouse executive, investor, and mentor, Anne's extraordinary work has led to over $27 billion in market capitalization. She is the visionary who coined the term "health tech" back in 1985, and has been shaking up the industry ever since. We kick off our discussion navigating the complex web of HealthTech, its divergence from traditional MedTech and Biotech, and the profound impact it can have on healthcare efficiency and costs. We'll explore stories of successful startups, like VZQ, that are not just selling technology, but solving specific healthcare problems. Anne's insight on the importance of understanding stakeholder viewpoints in this sector and aligning with the right kind of investor is illuminating.Towards the end, Anne shares her personal narrative full of tenacity and fearlessness, a beacon of inspiration especially for women entrepreneurs. She emphasizes the need for perseverance, flexibility, and self-belief in this challenging field. With her wisdom on providing feedback during the fundraising process and focusing on problem-solving, Anne presents invaluable lessons for healthcare startups. Listen in and ignite your passion for transforming healthcare through technology.Producer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep ParikhExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahAssociate Producers: Taryn Talley & Jesse DiepEditor: Sean Meagher & Mat Greenleaf#entrepreneur #innovation #healthtech #growth #venturecapital #vc #saas #saasmarketing  #marketoutlook  #sales #ai #consultant #consulting #technology #innovatorsmindset #innovators #innovator #product #revenue #revenuegrowth #management #managementconsulting #founder #entrepreneurship #data #analytics #dataanalytics #growth #growthmindset #growthhacking #salestechniques #salestips #enterprise  #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #siliconvalley #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #money #sustainability #sustainablegrowth #process #processimprovement #customerexperience #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #community #patients #nurses #insurance #doctorWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
People Fail More Often Than They Succeed/Sean Jacobsohn - Epic Fails, Venture Capital, Sports Fandom - Spark of Ages Ep. 3
Nov 16 2023
People Fail More Often Than They Succeed/Sean Jacobsohn - Epic Fails, Venture Capital, Sports Fandom - Spark of Ages Ep. 3
Ever been captivated by the thrill of startups? Ever pondered how some companies catapult to success while others crash and burn? Meet Sean Jacobsohn, a partner at Norwest Venture Partners and former enterprise SaaS executive. Sean's an expert in the venture capital space, and he's not afraid of failure. In fact, he’s the curator of a failure museum!Sean’s unique perspective on failure is an inspiration for innovation and creativity. He shares his journey transitioning from business development to venture capital investing– an intriguing story that encapsulates his formidable years as a super organizer, the exhilaration of his venture capitalist career, and his current role curating the failure museum. Diving into Sean's insights, we unearth how the failure of products such as Orbitz can be a springboard for success.But there’s more to Sean than his profession. A hardcore sports enthusiast, Sean shares how his hobby of collecting sports memorabilia helped him pay his way through college and honed his selling skills. The importance of relationship building, fostering long-term connections, and how sporting events can be a platform for this, play a big part in Sean's narrative. His love for sports segwayed into his career path and he passionately talks about his days of selling baseball cards, interning at the MLB and presenting to HBS students. Sean’s story is not just about turning passion into profession, but also highlights how failures like Coca-Cola's New Coke can be powerful learning experiences. Spend some time with us and Sean, and you'll walk away with a newfound respect for failure and the wisdom it imparts.Producer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep ParikhExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahEditor: Sean Meagher#innovation #technology #b2b #growth #venturecapital #vc #saas #saasmarketing  #marketoutlook #abm #demandgeneration #demandgen #gotomarket #gotomarketstrategy #harvard #stanford #businessschool #sales #physics #pivot #cmo #chiefmarketingofficer #martech #b2b #b2bmarketing #ai #consultant #consulting #innovation #technology #innovatorsmindset #innovators #innovator #product #revenue #revenuegrowth #management #managementconsulting #founder #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #data #analytics #dataanalytics #growth #growthmindset #growthhacking #salestechniques #salestips #enterprise #enterprisesolutions #enterprisesoftware #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #siliconvalley #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #money #sustainability #sustainablegrowth #process #processimprovement #customerexperience #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #communityWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
Money Don't Grow On Trees.  It Grows in Go-To-Market/AJ Gandhi - Crystal Ball, B-School, AI ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 2
Nov 2 2023
Money Don't Grow On Trees. It Grows in Go-To-Market/AJ Gandhi - Crystal Ball, B-School, AI ~ Spark of Ages Ep. 2
Are you ready to shatter the mold of traditional go-to-market strategies? Look no further. AJ Gandhi, Chief Growth Officer from Marlin Equity Partners, is your guide on this exhilarating journey through the landscape of growth marketing. Brace yourself as AJ deconstructs the old ways, advocating for an integrated, holistic approach that breaks down the silos between different departments of a business.AJ brings to light the power of smart growth, discussing the Rule of X and its pivotal role in ensuring a company's success. His insights on the impact of AI on work, marketing, and customer support automation will reframe your perspective. Get ready to step into a world where AI is a tool for cost reduction, productivity, and enhancing customer experiences. Discover how, in the hands of a skilled strategist like AJ, this technology can revolutionize the way companies operate.Finally, let AJ take you on a deep dive into the heart of startups. He shares valuable insights on identifying key customers, understanding their buying journey, and the importance of measured investments. Learn the art of building community, bridging divisions, and the balance between work and personal life. This episode is an exciting exploration packed with nuggets of wisdom that you can apply to your own entrepreneurial journey. So tune in, and let AJ's guiding principles be your roadmap to success.Producer: Anand Shah & Sandeep ParikhTechnical Director & Sound Designer: Sandeep ParikhExecutive Producers: Sandeep Parikh & Anand ShahEditor: Sean Meagher#innovation #technology #b2b #growth #venturecapital #vc #saas #saasmarketing  #marketoutlook #abm #demandgeneration #demandgen #gotomarket #gotomarketstrategy #harvard #stanford #businessschool #sales #physics #pivot #cmo #chiefmarketingofficer #martech #b2b #b2bmarketing #ai #consultant #consulting #innovation #technology #innovatorsmindset #innovators #innovator #product #revenue #revenuegrowth #management #managementconsulting #founder #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #data #analytics #dataanalytics #growth #growthmindset #growthhacking #salesforce #salestechniques #salestips #enterprise #enterprisesolutions #enterprisesoftware #business #bschools #bschoolscholarship #siliconvalley #company #companies #smartgrowth #efficiency #costcutting #money #sustainability #sustainablegrowth #process #processimprovement #customerservice #customerexperience #customersupport #customersupportjobs #artificialintelligence #value #valuecreation #funny #podcast #comedy #desi #indian #spotify #spotifyplaylist #music #community #musicfestivalWebsite: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/
The OG B2B Growth Hacker/Jon Miller ~ Career Pivot, Physics, Dad Joke Game - Spark of Ages Ep. 1
Oct 16 2023
The OG B2B Growth Hacker/Jon Miller ~ Career Pivot, Physics, Dad Joke Game - Spark of Ages Ep. 1
Prepare to be enthralled as we journey through the fascinating life and impressive career of Jon Miller, a marketing innovator who's left an indelible impression on the marketing tech space. Known for his pioneering strides and insightful writings on marketing automation, John's unique voyage from a physics degree holder to a co-founder of a thriving company is nothing short of inspirational. This episode promises a unique blend of laughter and learning, as we engage in an entertaining contest against AI in crafting dad jokes and delve into the seminal moments of Jon's career.We explore the evolution of marketing strategy, taking a cue from Jon's journey to success, which is a remarkable tale intertwining multiple trends, calculated risks, and impeccable timing. Discussing the business complexities he faced, we delve into how crucial the right product market fit, internal execution and a dash of good luck are to achieving business success. This is not just about the serious stuff though – our humorous side takes center stage as we challenge ourselves to out-do an AI in conjuring dad jokes!In our invigorating conversation with Jon, the topics are as limitless as they are intriguing. From his career guidance to his awe for the magic inherent in technology, we touch on an array of subjects designed to pique your interest. Jon’s anticipation for the potential of AI 2.0, his insights into the power of interactive content in a cookie-less world, and his belief in personalized content as a relationship builder with customers, are all insights you don't want to miss. So, buckle up and get ready for a laughter-filled, knowledge-packed episode sure to leave you inspired and informed.Website: https://www.position2.com/podcast/Rajiv Parikh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajivparikh/Sandeep Parikh: https://www.instagram.com/sandeepparikh/