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Episode Info: Today’s guest is Savinay Chandrasekhar, who has played a key role in the lives of thousands of underprivileged teens. He didn't start his career helping others, instead, he was busy following a similar path that many of us also followed . . . he did well in school, worked hard and followed the influence of his parents into a career that didn’t quite match his internal desires. Ultimately, however, he found his path to follow his gut and wound up exactly where he and the world needed him to be. On the show we discuss deep topics including how to find your place in the world, the importance of education, the value of teaching and teachers, the value of a better educated population, the value of college, how to strengthen your family bond, poverty, the power of exercise and movement to better learning, or how to better your mind while meditating, silence retreats, and much more -- you’re in for a treat with this show. Timestamps (05:07) How he contracted and survived a tropical disease (09:41) How said experience impacted his life (12:40) On wrestling with the 3rd culture first generation issue (17:13) What real financial poverty is (26:26) His thoughts on pacifism (31:10) What he gave up to follow his heart (33:04) How he knew it was the right time to follow his heart (36:15) His advice to people whose work makes them miserable (38:15) What the Broad Center is all about and what he did there (40:37) What he learned in Kurdistan (42:20) What the “achievement gap” is (45:52) The essence of Minds Matter (51:05) His 10-year plan (54:54) How educators can impact children (59:45) The importance of diversity in education (01:02:34) Some of the most innovative ideas in education today (01:07:30) His thoughts on the education system (01:14:45) His thoughts on standardized testing (01:19:01) The importance of embracing risk in education and innovation (01:22:07) What the Vipassana meditation technique is all about (01:26:05) His advice for those who would like to improve their meditation practice (01:31:06) Line he wants imprinted on his tombstone (01:33:36) Person whose life he’d like to experience for a day (01:35:06) Book that has had the most impact in his life (01:36:32) How people can reach out to him STAY IN THE LOOP WITH UNDENIABLY CURIOUS: ✩ Twitter: ✩ Instagram: ✩ Website: ✩ Show notes posted at CONNECT WITH JOSH ✩ Website - ✩ Instagram - ✩ Twitter - ✩ Facebook - ABOUT JOSH I’m Josh Dorkin, best known as the Founder and former CEO (14 years) of BiggerPockets, and former host of the BiggerPockets Podcast. I’m an entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, father of three, and now host of the Undeniably Curious Podcast. For more on me, visit http://www....
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