It was both a pleasure and honor to be at The Pain of Scale podcast with Stephen Millard and Paul Papadimitriou. We talked about Ikigai not only at a personal level but also in terms of groups of people, startups, companies and organizations in general.
Highlights of our conversation:
- Ikigai is a clash of ideas from existentialism, to meditation, to flow, to healthy aging. All these come together to create a powerful meaning for a life well lived and a company that endures.
- As a company or organization you should “tinker and try” until you find your Ikigai. Keep trying and and tinker until you feel you are aligned with your Ikigai.
- Wabi sabi and imperfection. I would remove the word “perfection” from the dictionary!
If you prefer you can also listen to the podcast in your favorite platform
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRwcmVzcy5tZS9ub3Rpb25jYXBpdGFs/episode/YjIxNDFhYzItN2RmZC00ODY3LTg4NWMtZDZmNDkzOGQzYjA4?hl=en-GB&ved=2ahUKEwi3iLzChMbsAhXSi1wKHd1wBXAQjrkEegQIDBAF&ep=6
JioSaavn (estimated 100+ million monthly users): https://www.jiosaavn.com/shows/P501—Ikigai-the-path-to-purpose-in-life-and-startups/f4lhrZuE7rc_
Transcript: if you prefer reading here is the whole transcript of our conversation: https://notion.vc/resources/ikigai-the-path-to-purpose-in-life-and-startups/