Roots to Routes

Anand Dattani

We uncover the generational backstory and family roots of change-makers, to understand how it's influenced the positive impact they now want to have on the world around them.


Shows like Diary of a CEO and On Purpose do an amazing job at extracting the very personal, honest and vulnerable parts of the lives of some of the world's most well-known people. And in this show, the mission is uncover the influences from even further back in time - through the lives and journey of their previous generations.


We invite guests well known in their field, and some of the greatest minds I've come across. From founders and CEOs, to social entrepreneurs, performing artists, authors and ex-athletes, each one of them is driven by a specific impact they want to have on the world. And here we explore how the pivotal moments in their family backstory have defined the reason they now stand for purpose they've created for themselves.


Is there such thing as the Heritage Effect? These stories can help you decide.


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Episodes

Highlight 14: Why do some immigrants fail to assimilate in a new country? | Liu Liu
May 27 2024
Highlight 14: Why do some immigrants fail to assimilate in a new country? | Liu Liu
I had the fortune of sitting with cross-cultural intelligence coach, Liu Liu, to discuss his personal life experiences, family history, and career journey that took him from working in the post room to now working with people in over 30 countries and becoming an executive board member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).We discuss his tips for success with his cross-cultural marriage, navigating intercultural relationships in your personal and professional life, the mindset required to thrive when moving to a new country, and much more. Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7qrvrpVfDCsTHE GUESTLiu Liu has decades of experience specialising in helping international organisations and businesses to improve communication and cooperation among employees to drive individual and team performance.He coaches managers and leaders in a cross-cultural context to build trust, communicate effectively, and deliver results.In the full conversation, we discuss:Are Chinese people rude or hospitable?Cultural differences in relationships at workHow to make sure your cross-cultural marriage starts wellThe role of parents in the relationship decision of their childrenThe three types of mixed culture relationships2 mindset tips when you move abroad and feel like you have to start againWhy immigrants often have an attitude issue when they move to a new country.What is stereotype threat, and is it getting worse?Can we even do anything about our unconscious biases?Intercultural understanding and leadership.What is the babble effect?📱 FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastLINKEDIN: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anand-dattaniSIGN UP TO LIFETIMES FREE ACCESS: https://lifetimesapp.com🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Truth About Cross-Cultural Relationships, Biases & Building Your Life In A New Country | Liu Liu
May 22 2024
The Truth About Cross-Cultural Relationships, Biases & Building Your Life In A New Country | Liu Liu
I had the fortune of sitting with cross-cultural intelligence coach, Liu Liu, to discuss his personal life experiences, family history, and career journey that took him from working in the post room to now working with people in over 30 countries and becoming an executive board member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).We discuss his tips for success with his cross-cultural marriage, navigating intercultural relationships in your personal and professional life, the mindset required to thrive when moving to a new country, and much more. Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7qrvrpVfDCsTHE GUESTLiu Liu has decades of experience specialising in helping international organisations and businesses to improve communication and cooperation among employees to drive individual and team performance.He coaches managers and leaders in a cross-cultural context to build trust, communicate effectively, and deliver results.SIGN UP TO LIFETIMES FREE ACCESS: https://lifetimesapp.comWe discuss:Are Chinese people rude or hospitable?Cultural differences in relationships at workHow to make sure your cross-cultural marriage starts wellThe role of parents in the relationship decision of their childrenThe three types of mixed culture relationships2 mindset tips when you move abroad and feel like you have to start againWhy immigrants often have an attitude issue when they move to a new country.What is stereotype threat, and is it getting worse?Can we even do anything about our unconscious biases?Intercultural understanding and leadership.What is the babble effect?📱 FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastLINKEDIN: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anand-dattani🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Losing My Father, My ADHD, Quitting Engineering TWICE & Making Good On My Big Promise | Navjot Sawhney
May 6 2024
Losing My Father, My ADHD, Quitting Engineering TWICE & Making Good On My Big Promise | Navjot Sawhney
"We’re not just making a manual washing machine, we’re trying to reduce the burden of hand washing clothes for women a girls around the world." Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2Z7Qlx-mmCkWHO IS NAVJOT SAWHNEY:- The humanitarian engineer who co-founded The Washing Machine Project, a social enterprise dedicated to designing and distributing a manual hand-cranked washing machine to displaced and low-income people around the world.- Among 14 winners of the annual 21st Century Icon Awards as the Sustainability Rising Star - Awarded for the most improved performance in the class of 2013JOIN THE LIFESTIMES APP WAITLIST: https://bit.ly/3QrlbeeLifeTimes is a family tree and multimedia platform where you can create a profile and chronological timeline the key moments of your (or your family member's) life, so that they can live on for the future generations. You can upload photos, videos or audio, tag other connections, and have your life remembered the way you want it to. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3QrlbeeJOIN THE LIFESTIMES APP WAITLIST: https://bit.ly/3QrlbeeLifeTimes is a family tree and multimedia platform where you can create a profile and chronological timeline the key moments of your (or your family member's) life, so that they can live on for the future generations. You can upload photos, videos or audio, tag other connections, and have your life remembered the way you want it to. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3QrlbeeWe discuss:Why our ancestors were so entrepreneurial“My mum came to London with no-one around her and 5 pounds in her pocket”Navigating the loss of his father at an early ageThe value of tracking our family treeDepression stigma in Hindu and Punjabi cultures Growing up in Southall Being diagnosed with ADHD and his mum's response to itA tip on aligning your decisions with your valuesAccepting that the road to success is bumpyHow do we increase positive impact initiatives without further increasing the wealth gap problem📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastLINKEDIN: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anand-dattani🎙️ABOUT THE PODCASTR2R uncovers the family roots of change-makers, to understand how it's influenced the legacy they want to leave for future generations.We invite guests well known in their field, and some of the greatest minds I've come across. From founders and CEOs, to performing artists, authors and ex-athletes, each one of them is driven by key message and impact they want to have on the world.🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
"Mental Health Was Never Talked About At Home", "50% Drop Off Within 3 Therapy Sessions" & How We Can Drop the Immigrant Kid 'Guilt' | Founder of Tala Thrive
Apr 16 2024
"Mental Health Was Never Talked About At Home", "50% Drop Off Within 3 Therapy Sessions" & How We Can Drop the Immigrant Kid 'Guilt' | Founder of Tala Thrive
"I think it's never too late to cut that generational trauma, to whatever extent we have it, we need to learn to heal and cut that for the next generation" - Sonia KaurahWho is Sonia?Australia born with Malaysian-Indian roots.Founder of Tala Thrive - a mental health platform that matches you to therapists and coaches who understand your culture, language and/or religionEx-VC (Antler) and startup mentor and have helped over 200 startups raise their first round of capital, grow or expand.Reach out to her: https://www.talathrive.comWhat we cover:What gives people from immigrant backgrounds an advantage?The downsides to finding resilience and independence at a young age.Why mental health isn’t talked about in certain cultures.Understanding the impact of stigma on people with mental illness.How to embrace coming from a multicultural background.Personal experiences of discrimination in Sweden.Issues with self-esteem and Imposter Syndrome as a woman of colour.What is Tala Thrive?How your cultural context influences your perspective on emotions.Why does mental health stigma still exist in certain cultures and societies.WATCH FULL EPISODE: https://youtu.be/VkToqaS_WmM** BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: LIFETIMES APP PRE-LAUNCH **The family tree and multimedia platform that allows you to create a profile and timeline of your most significant memories and life events, so that you can share your life story with the future generations.~ launching Summer 2024 ~Find Out More and JOIN THE WAITLIST for FREE Access: https://lifetimesapp.com📱 FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastLINKEDIN: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anand-dattani🎙️ ABOUT THE PODCASTR2R uncovers the family roots of change-makers, to understand how it's influenced the legacy they want to leave for future generations.We invite guests well known in their field, and some of the greatest minds I've come across. From founders and CEOs, to performing artists, authors and ex-athletes, each one of them is driven by key message and impact they want to have on the world.🙏 LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Challenging My English Italian Identity & Why It's Make or Break for Climate Strategy | 51toCarbonZero Founder
Mar 25 2024
Challenging My English Italian Identity & Why It's Make or Break for Climate Strategy | 51toCarbonZero Founder
“I had to embrace my identity, and try to define it. And it’s been a journey of acceptance, in a way. And it’s a never ending piece - to say that I finally got to a realisation that my identity is myself.”About Richard Davis:- Co-Founder & CEO of 51toCarbonZero, a platform designed to help media, marketing and advertising companies create accountable transition plans to accelerate their journey to achieve net zero.- 20+ years of executing sustainability & corporate transformation- Ex Global Chief of Business Strategy at dentsu- Sustainable Business Degree from CambridgeWATCH FULL EPISODE: https://youtu.be/kamivZEuQigWe discuss:The search to reconnect with his father.Growing up in Italy with an English name.The pros and cons coming from a mixed identity.Why real hardship is required for innovation.A valuable life lesson from the film 'Slumdog Millionaire'How to know when a risk is worth taking.The 2 views on what happiness is.Have we become complacent about the risks of climate change?Starting 51toCarbonZero.Do the younger generation care about climate change?What are the values required for successful future leaders of climate change?📱 FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastLINKEDIN: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anand-dattani🎙️ ABOUT THE PODCASTR2R uncovers the family roots of change-makers, to understand how it's influenced the legacy they want to leave for future generations.We invite guests well known in their field, and some of the greatest minds I've come across. From founders and CEOs, to performing artists, authors and ex-athletes, each one of them is driven by key message and impact they want to have on the world.🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Highlight 13: Is Our Sense of Community & Culture As Strong As It Used To Be? (w. Zamiha Desai)
Mar 19 2024
Highlight 13: Is Our Sense of Community & Culture As Strong As It Used To Be? (w. Zamiha Desai)
"Actually being Asian is very cool, and we forget how cool it is"In this podcast clip, we discuss what 'community' means to Zamiha, how the sense of community and culture has evolved since the time she was growing up, and whether the importance of community played a role in her creating RecommendAsian. Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/f7TxK6xudak?si=FzijSYZIwyH_odOL📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastLINKEDIN: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anand-dattani🎙️ ABOUT THE PODCASTR2R speaks to guests who have taken a career or life path that would be considered more unconventional compared to the community or culture they come from. In this show, we uncover what role their family roots and cultural upbringing have had on them finding success in a life driven by making a positive impact. We invite guests well known in their field, and some of the greatest minds I've come across. From founders and CEOs, to performing artists, authors and ex-athletes, each one of them is driven by key message and impact they want to have on the world. 🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Zamiha Desai on: (Re)Discovering My Culture, Feeling Stuck, Perfectionism & Dealing with Negativity
Feb 27 2024
Zamiha Desai on: (Re)Discovering My Culture, Feeling Stuck, Perfectionism & Dealing with Negativity
"everybody changes, positively or negatively throughout their lives... but how much do you change as a person versus how much does their perception of you change?"About Zamiha:> Founder of RecommendAsian, initially a South Asian Women's group on Facebook that now serves over 150,000 individuals> Founded Business Live UK Ltd - specialised in organizing networking events and providing resources for entrepreneurs> Hosted the "Hey Gorgeous" shopping and lifestyle event showcasing over 100 small businesses> Dedicated to championing diversity by sharing posts and helpful tools on self-improvement, promoting small enterprises and celebrating women in business> Involved in promoting and attending the record-breaking London edition of "My Friends Your Friends", Dubai's fast growing Talent community> Organiser of the hugely successful Online Super Networking EventWhat we cover:Why did Zamiha's family leave East Africa & what she learnt from her mother's way of living.Are cultures becoming more diluted?What was Zamiha like as a teenager.The moment she started feeling stuck.How our culture can stop us from taking risks.Is it wrong to profit from doing good?Why being a control freak is a good thing.Being perfect vs. a perfectionist.Experiencing cyber bullying & dealing with negativity.Reacting to people copying your idea📺 WATCH the full episode: https://youtu.be/f7TxK6xudak📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& Get In Touch)INSTAGRAM:   anandsworldTIKTOK:   / ananddattanipodcast  LINKEDIN:   / anand-dattani  LEAVE US A REVIEW ON APPLE OR RATING ON SPOTIFY ⭐️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Good and Bad of Coming From A Frugal Culture & How To Live Without Regret w/ Anand Mistry
Jan 30 2024
The Good and Bad of Coming From A Frugal Culture & How To Live Without Regret w/ Anand Mistry
"life is temporary, it's short, time's running out - even though there might be scepticism about what you're doing, just do it"In Part 1 we focused what Anand Mistry took from his family backstory and upbringing that inspired him along the journey to creating ProjectChakra and what he learnt from his first visit to India. We also got to understand what he gained from his time there that made it obvious what path he knew he had to take, and something that life in a corporate career wouldn’t be able to offer."happiness is when what you think, say, and do, are in alignment; and projectCHAKRA enables me to action what I think and say" [Anand Mistry]In Part 2, we find out what came next for him following the decision to dive all-in on social entrepreneurship. This is arguably the more important part of the conversation, which includes the valuable lessons YOU will be able learn from if you’re thinking about pursuing anything that you have a special interest or passion for, or are in the process of doing so already.Expect to learn how to deal with the internal and external pushback you’ll inevitably go through when trying something different to the friends and family around you, how to not let perfectionism stop action, what it’s like coming from a culture that’s frugal with their money, aligning your values with your actions, and lots more.Listen to Part 1:on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/projectchakra-founder-my-struggles-were-nothing-compared/id1548231634?i=1000641929707on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7vWJqxn5DEhqiG1TJi37hS?si=ctk2IxqsQ4KN5aYTgy9Aagonline: https://www.ananddattani.com📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM:   / anandsworld  TIKTOK:   / ananddattanipodcast  LINKEDIN:   / anand-dattani  🙏 LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! Click here Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
ProjectCHAKRA Founder: "My struggles were nothing compared to what they were going through on a daily basis" (Part 1)
Jan 17 2024
ProjectCHAKRA Founder: "My struggles were nothing compared to what they were going through on a daily basis" (Part 1)
"I was working alongside some incredible leaders; as an opportunity to work in an environment like that, the learning and growth didn't even compare""Anand Mistry is dynamo who is making great strides in inspiring young people and the creative possibilities that otherwise wouldn't have been available to them. He is co-founder of ProjectChakra, which has provided award-winning immersive workshops and experiential learning experiences with the purpose of inspiring action for social impact and entrepreneurial leadership.These experiences have been branded as "life changing" - and have helped to broaden thousands young people’s aspirations and personal growth opportunities, opening up career pathways along the way. This episode highlights the purpose of this show to a tee, making it arguably my favourite. Anand reveals the key moments that made all the difference in how his life journey unfolded, and just what it took to make ProjectChakra the multi-award winning initiative that it is today.Get in touchinfo@projectchakra.netWe discuss:What is relative risk?The paradox of choiceMaking decisions that serve multiple benefitsThe turning point and reaction of friends and family"I didn't go to university to get a degree" (Anand Mistry)The difference between empathy and sympathyThe importance of understanding context before judging peopleWhat do people value most at the end of their life?Choosing a life in social impact over a corporate careerWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MiuQKittpgM📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM:   / anandsworld  TIKTOK:   / ananddattanipodcast  LINKEDIN:   / anand-dattani  🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Feeling Lost, Quitting Finance & How To Find What You Love To Do | Laurie Wang
Dec 19 2023
Feeling Lost, Quitting Finance & How To Find What You Love To Do | Laurie Wang
'that was the turning point.. really thinking where do I want to be in 10-20 years time, and do I want to be in this position'ABOUT THE GUESTAmerica-born Chinese award-winning digitual marketing consultant, Laurie Wang, joins R2R where we discuss everything from her mixed American-Chinese upbringing, comparing Chinese culture vs. the West, and just how she dealt with leaving a stable Finance career to pursuing her passion in Digital Marketing.Her knowledge and understanding of the digital landscape have benefited an eclectic mix of clients from young start-ups to FTSE 100 giants, and more recently Google, where she helped to roll out its digital skills training across the country.She has been featured in EliteDaily, Metro, FT and Fast Company, and has trained industry executives on the power of digital marketing. In 2017, she was named by the British Interactive Media Association as a top Rising Star in the Digital industry. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @iamlauriewang.Chapters00:00 The art (or lack of) small talk in Western Culture05:29 The difference between being driven or dragged to want to be successful06:27 The expectation on Laurie Wang growing up10:19 Feeling lost when deciding on her future career12:50 Navigating a Chinese and American Identity15:49 Yang's 4 part model of the chinese self22:20 Dealing with the harsh realities of representing your minority25:50 Why culture dilutes with every generation30:05 'Find your passion' is misleading35:55 Feeling burned out, not happy and craving that shift in career48:39 Learning to get out of her comfort zone with social media54:44 Laurie's main advice to change your life or career towards your passionWATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/NeoJodEn02c📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastLINKEDIN: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anand-dattani🎧LISTEN FOR FREESPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1hyQM3omGoqugQFQkPS7cWAPPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/simon-alexander-ong-overcoming-3-major-setbacks-ways/id1548231634?i=1000628365358ELSEWHERE: https://shows.acast.com/tjo🎙️ABOUT THE PODCASTR2R speaks to the unconventional ones, the risk-takers and the changemakers. These are the people who've decided to step outside of the norms usually seen in their community, culture or society, with the aim of making a positive impact in the world and leaving their legacy for future generations.We invite guests well known in their field, and some of the greatest minds I've come across. From entrepeneurs and CEOs, to performing artists, authors and ex-athletes, each one of them is driven by a key message or impact that they want to leave on the world.🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Highlight 11: The Lonely Side of Self-Improvement | Anand Dattani
Dec 12 2023
Highlight 11: The Lonely Side of Self-Improvement | Anand Dattani
This is something I've heard  @ChrisWillx  refer to as the 'lonely transition period'When you're focused on bettering yourself, you might find yourself cutting off relationships and habits that don't align or hinder that journey of self-development and personal growth. If no one else around is trying to change in the same way, it's easy to feel isolated and eventually even lose motivation. As you adopt these new habits or hobbies, you may drift apart from some friends or family who don't understand your growthIn the full conversation, my guest shares advice on how to effectively manage and overcome this period of loneliness when on your own path of self-development, and how he managed to navigate this experience on more tha one occassion through his own journey - and you can listen to it here: 📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastLINKEDIN: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anand-dattani🎙️ABOUT THE PODCASTR2R uncovers the family roots of change-makers, to understand how it's influenced the legacy they want to leave for future generations.We invite guests well known in their field, and some of the greatest minds I've come across. From founders and CEOs, to performing artists, authors and ex-athletes, each one of them is driven by key message and impact they want to have on the world. 🎧LISTEN FOR FREESPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/episode/APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ELSEWHERE: https://shows.acast.com/tjo🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Founder of Foodlama: “I Left Nigeria With A Week And A Half’s Notice”
Nov 29 2023
Founder of Foodlama: “I Left Nigeria With A Week And A Half’s Notice”
"you can't change the world without being lonely, so get comfortable with it"About the GuestDamilare Ogunleye (pictured on the left) is the co-founder and CEO of FoodLama, a trusted shopping assistant that makes your online grocery shopping easier to find the perfect food products that meet your household’s exact dietary requirements or preferences. Damilare has over 12 years marketing experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs) sector, most recently as co-founder of an e-commerce platform supporting African creatives to monetise their skills, serving over 50,000 consumers with over $4M revenue in 5 years. Damilare is a fellow of UNCTAD Alibaba eFounders program that annually identifies 25 high-potential entrepreneurs shaping the digital economy. The fellowship program includes an intensive capacity-building program at Alibaba’s HQ in Hangzhou, China covering e-commerce, inventory management and rural commerce, logistics and mobile payment systems, and data analytics."my plan B was my plan A, and my plan C was my plan A; failure was not an option" We discuss:Typical culture of a Nigerian householdThe 3 things Damilare learnt from his parentsHow his parents traits showed through his early yearsLearning integrity from his fatherGetting tuberculosis during UniversityDriven by the fear of povertyLEAVING a respectable job at NestleWhy you need to be comfortable with being lonelyThe influence of role modelsWhy Nigerians are not like any other culture of peopleLeaving Nigeria for the UKWhy Foodlama?WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/yW5swoGC0x8📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastONLINE: https://ananddattani.com/🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Technology Entrepreneur of the Year 2023: My Personal Health Transformation, Leaving My Law Career & Becoming My Own Boss
Nov 14 2023
Technology Entrepreneur of the Year 2023: My Personal Health Transformation, Leaving My Law Career & Becoming My Own Boss
favourite quote "when I first started out, I thought I was building a startup, and I actually realised the startup was building me"Inspired by his own personal experiences, Varun Bhanot co-founded MAGIC – an intelligent home gym that helps users to get fit. He took a Start Up Loan from Virgin StartUp to make his idea a reality. We caught up with Varun to find out more...We discuss:How his grandma studied and raised a child from one fromThe family motif to 'Be Your Own Boss'Growing up in a majority brown community & schoolDeciding to leave a career in Law after 1 yearIs everyone able to leave a career to pursue their passion?Joining a tech. startup for FREEHow his friends and family reactedStarting a tech-focused, sustainable not-for-profit (Unhoused.org) with his wifeCreating a revolutionary tech-based hoody for the homelessSolving personal health issues inspired the start of MagicAIImposter Syndrome & dealing with negative feedbackBeing flexible with disciplineWATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/k_HGQfF6YqE📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastLINKEDIN: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anand-dattaniEMAIL: contact@ananddattani.com🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Power of Personal History, Impactful Storytelling & How the Media Shapes Us (w/Lucy Fulford)
Oct 31 2023
The Power of Personal History, Impactful Storytelling & How the Media Shapes Us (w/Lucy Fulford)
Award Winning Journalist & Author of 'The Exiled', Lucy Fulford, has seen her work published in the Guardian, Sunday Times, CNN and The Humanitarian to name a few.In this episode, she shares insights into personal history, exploring her mixed identity and the path to embracing her heritage. She also lays bare her experiences as a female from a multi-cultural background in the world of journalism, media and filmmaking.For more about the guest: https://www.lucyfulford.com/We discuss:The inspiration behind writing 'The Exiled'Why Lucy's grandparents left IndiaHow South Asians dealt with the 1972 Ugandan ExplusionFeeling out of place when arriving to the UKDealing with multiple identites as a British AsianExpectations of Immigrant ParentsCovering Impactful stories and the Ukranian warThe rise of Fake NewsHow we are Impacted by Biases in MediaHow can we change diversity issues in Journalism & MediaWATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/yiQtWb22d48📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALS (& GET IN TOUCH)INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastONLINE: https://ananddattani.com/🎧LISTEN FOR FREESPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1hyQM3omGoqugQFQkPS7cWAPPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/simon-alexander-ong-overcoming-3-major-setbacks-ways/id1548231634?i=1000628365358ELSEWHERE: https://ananddattani.com/podcast-2🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Highlight 9: Learning from Dragon's Den & The 1 Key Takeaway For Ocushield Founder, Dhruvin Patel
Oct 20 2023
Highlight 9: Learning from Dragon's Den & The 1 Key Takeaway For Ocushield Founder, Dhruvin Patel
The founder of Ocushield shares his honest story of the before, during and after of being on Dragon's Den - and the one key lesson he took from the experience.▶️ FOR FULL EPISODE:YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/lPDT6xC63yESPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/episode/12nfoRcbEHJ7QrSNGIZ9ix?si=Tj3V6fFVSL-0XP6Ml4IO-QAPPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roots-to-routes/id1548231634🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get!ABOUT THE GUESTDhruvin Patel is an optometrist and entrepreneur encouraging a healthier relationship with technology in the digital age through his award winning business, Ocushield.He came up with the idea whilst studying Optometry at university and, having received a development grant from City University of London, built Ocushield into an internationally distributed, medically rated product that has transformed thousands of peoples’ eye health and quality of life. From humble roots, getting featured in nearly 50 publications including Forbes, USA Today and The Guradian, to winning over Peter Jones & Tej Lalvani on Dragon's Den, Dhruvin's entrepreneurial journey is experiencing success he'd once only ever dreamed of. Earlier this year, Ocushield won the King's Award, praised by the Prime Minister and King Charles himself, and has now helped over 300,000 eyes in over 70 countries.  Get in touch with him: https://www.ocushield.com/pages/contact-us📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALSINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastLINKEDIN: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anand-dattani Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Founder of Ocusheild: Avoiding Gangs, Dragon's Den, Taking QUICK Risks & Building To Improve 10 MILLION Eyes Globally
Oct 17 2023
Founder of Ocusheild: Avoiding Gangs, Dragon's Den, Taking QUICK Risks & Building To Improve 10 MILLION Eyes Globally
"I always thought, they workd so hard I just want to be able to give back to them"If you’re someone who’s inspired by the story of a visionary, but someone who was simply just motivated by his own curiosity in a field that he loves and want to understand what the type of mindset that can get you there. Then this is one for you.We discuss:The family backstory and how they ended up in Croydon5:34 Why Indians ended up in East Africa8:10 Dealing with his dad’s OCD10:00 Schooling & influence of his friendship circle12:50 Finding a passion in helping others21:34 The birth of Ocushield24:53 Breaking cultureal norms to turn Ocushield into his full-time entrepreneurial journey27:56 The experience of getting on to Dragon’s Den.. and turning it down38:00 Key character traits that makes change-makers different to others41:18 The power of smart and QUICK risk taking43:09 Imposter Syndrome46:02 The long-term purpose for himself & Ocushield47:02 How he knew his partner was the ‘one’52:42 Closing Tradition: 2 final questions ▶️ WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/lPDT6xC63yEABOUT THE GUESTDhruvin Patel is an optometrist and entrepreneur encouraging a healthier relationship with technology in the digital age through his award winning business, Ocushield.He came up with the idea whilst studying Optometry at university and, having received a development grant from City University of London, built Ocushield into an internationally distributed, medically rated product that has transformed thousands of peoples’ eye health and quality of life. From humble roots, getting featured in nearly 50 publications including Forbes, USA Today and The Guradian, to winning over Peter Jones & Tej Lalvani on Dragon's Den, Dhruvin's entrepreneurial journey is experiencing success he'd once only ever dreamed of. Earlier this year, Ocushield won the King's Award, praised by the Prime Minister and King Charles himself, and has now helped over 300,000 eyes in over 70 countries.  Get in touch with him: https://www.ocushield.com/pages/contact-us📱FOLLOW ON SOCIALSINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anandsworldTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@ananddattanipodcastLINKEDIN: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anand-dattani🙏LEAVE A REVIEWIf you listen on Apple Podcasts, it'd be great if you could leave a review - the bigger the show gets, the bigger the guests get! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.