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WTF is with Nikhil Kamath

English, Finance, 1 season, 28 episodes, 1 day, 21 hours, 26 minutes
WTF is is a podcast series where Nikhil Kamath hosts friends and industry experts and holds casual yet intellectually stimulating conversations. The podcast covers a broad range of topics of particular current relevance, including technology, social media, renewable energy, electric vehicles, philosophy, gaming, psychology and more.
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Ep# 17 I WTF is Gaming in India? | Career, Investment, Entrepreneurship

Data suggest that young folks under the age of 30 are spending a lot more time on social media and gaming and less time on TV and physical sports. In this episode, we have the CEO of Nazara Technologies,Krafton India and Lila Games, leaders in the Indian gaming space. We also have Animesh Agarwal (8bit Thug), a protagonist of the Indian gaming Industry,turning gaming into a full time career in india Given that gaming for young kids today is what cricket was for Indians back in the day, we explore how one can prepare to become a part of the gaming industry: By either becoming a gamer, understanding specific skills needed and channels of monetisation or by developing and publishing games, knowing how hiring in the gaming industry works and so on.In both of these cases, what remains common is specific skills and knowledge Given that the industry is still in its nascent stages in India, we compare and contrast the climate of the gaming industry across geographies, break down what physiological aspects and latent human desires which makes certain games tick. It could be chasing emotions, status or making progress along with the opportunities that we are primed to capitalise based on the current landscape of the gaming industry. #NikhilKamath Co-founder of Zerodha, True Beacon and Gruhas Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram: Facebook: #AnimeshAgarwal l - CEO of 8bit Creatives Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram: #SeanHyunilSohn - CEO of Krafton India Twitter: LinkedIn: #JosephKim - CEO of Lila Games Twitter : LinkedIn: Instagram: #NitishMittersain - CEO of Nazara Technology Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram:
4/21/20242 hours, 42 minutes, 10 seconds
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WTF Ep# 16 | What character 'flaws' make the best entrepreneurs? Nikhil ft. Ritesh, Ghazal, and Manish

Virtues required to build a business today seem to have become a cliché. What often gets lost in the cracks are the subtle nuances that actually make or break a business. The importance of risk-taking and the power of a contrarian mindset in running a successful venture requires far more than mere intellect. Founders of OYO, Mama Earth, and Rare Rabbit open up about what makes them tick, from the impact of their upbringing on their ambition to the drive towards financial independence. Their experiences remind us that the real ‘secret’ to building a successful business is learning from every challenge and opportunity one encounters We break down traits that seem to persist in high-performing individuals, not all of which come from a happy space. Financial insecurity and childhood traumas shape much of how we act and operate as adults. Watch this episode to learn about how when it is channeled the right way, it can prove to be the building blocks of the traits needed to build a successful business. #Nikhilkamath Co-founder of Zerodha, True Beacon and Gruhas Twitter LinkedIn: Instagram: Facebook: #RiteshAgarwal - CEO of OYO Rooms Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram: Facebook: #GhazalAlagh - Co-Founder of Mamaearth Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram: #ManishPoddar - Founder & CEO of Rare Rabbit
3/6/20244 hours, 14 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep# 15 | WTF is Climate Change? Nikhil ft. Sunita, Bhumi, Navroz and Mirik

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have surged from 290 ppm in the 1870s to 421 ppm in 2022, exceeding the safe limit of 350 ppm and reaching the highest levels in millions of years. Featuring insights from experts like Sunita Narain, Mirik Gogri, Bhumi Pednekar, and Navroz K Dubash, we explore the impacts of climate change and the implications of a dramatic increase in carbon dioxide levels, as well as the looming threat of a 3-degree temperature rise. We also discuss the opportunities and incentives for building low-carbon economies, the evident trend in energy transition, the importance of net-zero emissions, renewable energy, and much more. We discuss this on both the macro and micro levels, covering everything from tackling climate anxiety to implementing policies at an intergovernmental level for climate change mitigation.
2/8/20242 hours, 57 minutes, 53 seconds