Episode 384: Narayan Ramachandran Is Playing the Long Game

He has lived two lives: first he reached the top of the corporate ladder and became a top banker; and now he is embarked upon the long game of changing India. Narayan Ramachandran joins Amit Varma in episode 384 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about stimulating change, building institutions — and making ideas and serendipity come together.

Also check out:
1. Narayan Ramachandran at LinkedInTakshashila and Mint.
2. Narayan Ramachandran’s quote on timeframes in an interview by Rithika Kumar.
3. India’s Massive Pensions Crisis — Episode 347 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ajay Shah & Renuka Sane).
4. The omnibus volume of BR Nanda’s biographies of Gokhale, Gandhi and Nehru.
5. The Road to Serfdom — Friedrich Hayek.
6. The Constitution of Liberty — Friedrich Hayek.
7. Why Talent Comes in Clusters — Episode 8 of Everything is Everything.
8. Marching For Salt — Amit Varma.
9. The Reformers — Episode 28 of Everything is Everything.
10. The Life and Times of KP Krishnan — Episode 355 of The Seen and the Unseen.
11. The Median Voter Theorem.
12. Morgan Hausel’s books and podcast.
13. The Fortune at The Bottom of The Pyramid — CK Prahalad.
14. ‘Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman’ — Richard Feynman.
15. Lessons from an Ankhon Dekhi Prime Minister — Amit Varma’s column on reading.
16. The Surface Area of Serendipity — Episode 39 of Everything is Everything.
17. Mindset — Carol S Dweck.
18. Dunbar’s number.
19. How Many Friends Does One Person Need? — Robin Dunbar.
20. Religion, Food, Indian Society — Episode 207 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shoba Narayan).
21. Fixing the Knowledge Society — Episode 24 of Everything is Everything.
22. When Ideas Have Sex — Matt Ridley.
23. Traffic — Tom Vanderbilt.
24. RSJ’s newsletter post on Akio Morita and Japan.
25. Praise for intelligence can undermine children’s motivation and performance — Claudia Mueller and Carol Dweck.
26. Sudhir Sarnobat Works to Understand the World — Episode 350 of The Seen and the Unseen.
27. Rick Beato’s Ultimate Bundle.
28. Rahul Matthan Seeks the Protocol — Episode 360 of The Seen and the Unseen.
29. Beware of These Five Fallacies! — Episode 45 of Everything is Everything.
30. Chip War — Chris Miller.
31. The Power Law — Sebastian Mallaby.
32. The EconomistNew Yorker and National Geographic.
33. Lords of the Deccan — Anirudh Kanisetti.
34. Empire of the Mughal — Alex Rutherford.
35. Vajpayee: The Ascent of the Hindu Right, 1924–1977 — Abhishek Choudhary.

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Episode art: ‘The Puzzle’ by Simahina.