Author Archives: roshanjpaul

Travel in the Time of Covid: A Guide to Exploring the World during a Pandemic

“I’m going to unfollow you,” a friend griped in response to our social media posts. “No, but really, how are you possibly travelling now?” another asked incredulously. In a global pandemic, with most of the world fluctuating in and out … Continue reading

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Building a Career of Purpose – a Fireside Chat

I really enjoyed speaking with the students of The Brandling’s “Brand the Change” online course. Watch the talk here:

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Humankind – I’m Not Convinced

Humankind by Rutger Bregman was one of the most popular books of last year, at least in my circles. Multiple friends recommended it, and it has received glowing reviews across the board, as far as I can see. But I was … Continue reading

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My Podcast Interviews

Over the years, I’ve been privileged to be invited as a guest on several podcasts. Here’s a selection of them, for your listening pleasure: 1. RE-IGNITED podcast, How Can We Create Purposeful and Fulfilling Careers, March 2021 2. NSOJ Tannoy … Continue reading

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The Best Books I Read in 2020

As in 2017, 2018, and 2019, here are my top book recommendations from 2020. One good thing about lockdown was getting to read a lot more than usual. 2020 turned into a bumper reading year, with as many as 72 books!! Click … Continue reading

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An Unconventional Take on the Future of Education

Arthan invited me to give a keynote speech at their virtual conference on Building Civil Society Organizations. You can read the text here. If you’re more of a video person, you can watch the recording here

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Finding Purpose in Times of Uncertainty

During the coronavirus pandemic, I did a virtual session (from my bedroom!) for the Circular Apparel Innovation Factory as part of a series of lectures on supporting organizations in the field of sustainable fashion. My talk was on the topic … Continue reading

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Chasing Off a Lion with a Mop: Graduation advice to our previous class in India

During commencement speech season, a few months ago, I gave the following virtual speech to our class of graduating Amani Fellows in India. You can read the full speech here.

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Managing your career during COVID-19

The India Development Review invited me to reflect on the implications of the coronavirus pandemic for careers in the social impact sector in 2020 and beyond. Here is the “straight-talk” piece I wrote for them about where I see careers … Continue reading

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A Medical School for Changemaking

As part of their series on innovations in higher education, Ashoka U and the Stanford Social Innovation Review invited us to write about Amani Institute’s award-winning Social Innovation Management program. Here is the article we wrote for them.

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