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21 minutes | a year ago
How to be less cringey on LinkedIn…I think?
Hello, and welcome back to another episode of the Economical Rice Podcast. Today’s show continues from the previous one. Where I had pledged to put in more effort on Social Media, there was always one obstacle that I could never really get around, LinkedIn. The thing was, I could never understand those people with the incredibly polished profiles, headers, summaries, and endless lists of articles. It didn’t seem real, how could anyone write themselves up in that way that made them seem like a complete narcissist? How does the website get by as a thinly-veiled excuse for an ego-trip? And so, curious as ever, I dug a little deeper into the LinkedIn story, and discovered that the ‘monster’ that had created this entire website, wasn’t really much of a monster at all. Sources: The Network Man How LinkedIn’s founder went from studying philosophy at Oxford to building a $26.2 billion company The Reid Hoffman Story – Make Everyone a Hero LinkedIn is 10 years old today: Here’s the story of how it changed the way we work Meet The PayPal Mafia, The Richest Group Of Men In Silicon Valley The PayPal Mafia Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman Discuss PayPal and Startup Success Music: Music was sourced from the artist Podington Bear under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License. Tracks used are listed below, and you can find out more about Podington Bear through www.soundofpicture.com. Just Us Thom Yorke Buzz Box Trickledown La Di Day Social Medias: Economical Rice Podcast Facebook: facebook.com/economicalricepodcast Instagram: instagram.com/economicalricepodcast Fabl Productions Facebook: facebook.com/fablproductions Instagram: instagram.com/fablproductions Twitter: twitter.com/podcastrice LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/danny-chrisnanto-koordi The post How to be less cringey on LinkedIn…I think? appeared first on Economical Rice Podcast.
14 minutes | a year ago
Dude, Go and Get Better at Social Media
Welcome back to the podcast! In the previous episode we talked about a shift in the direction that this podcast is taking, and this episode is the first step towards that. Since we are still fresh into 2020 and we are still clinging desperately to our New Year’s Resolutions, I figured that I would share mine, which is simply Go and Get Better at Social Media Dude. I have long realized that I suck at social media, but since I have resolved myself into the podcasting world, this cannot persist, and through this episode I will be documenting my attempts at driving more likes / engagements / leads / shares / whatever. Also, because I am so bad at this, I sought some advice from the awesome Lauren Ong (who has her own podcast called #TRYEVERYTHING that I help to produce), who reviewed my social media, gave me some tips, and called my show the cai png podcast. Anyway, hope you enjoy! I will be sharing my progress and the things I do through this podcast and on my social media pages as well, so do follow if you’re interested, links are below. P.S. If this episode has somehow inspired you to get better at social media, then tag me, and and we can all try harder together =) Social Medias: Danny Economical Rice Podcast Facebook: facebook.com/economicalricepodcast Instagram: instagram.com/economicalricepodcast Fabl Productions Facebook: facebook.com/fablproductions Instagram: instagram.com/fablproductions Twitter: twitter.com/podcastrice LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/danny-chrisnanto-koordi Lauren Ong Facebook: facebook.com/ONGHUIYI Instagram: instagram.com/ongbiwankenobi/ LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ohylauren/ #TRYEVERYTHING Podcast Apple Podcasts Castbox Spotify Google Podcasts The post Dude, Go and Get Better at Social Media appeared first on Economical Rice Podcast.
14 minutes | a year ago
New Year, New Decade, and a Pivot
Hello, hello, hello! It’s good to be back. For this short episode, I do a mini recap of 2019, as well as talk about the pivot in direction for this show going into the new decade. Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening! Economical Rice Podcast episodes referenced: Bubble tea bonanza How do you sell a $20 note for $988? Meaning, Purpose, and the Singapore Dream Would you fly 30 hours for love? Other materials referenced: The Ascent of Money Should Tipping Be Banned? (Ep. 129) Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up? (Ep. 311) Misadventures in Baby-Making (Ep. 46) The post New Year, New Decade, and a Pivot appeared first on Economical Rice Podcast.
45 minutes | a year ago
Would you fly 30 hours for love?
Well guess who did… Music Hat the Jazz by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/289/hat-the-jazz Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org Old Bossa by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Front Porch Sitter by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Sweet Tides by LATASHÁ OB1 by RalphReal Float by Emily A. Sprague Fjell by Blue Dot Sessions The post Would you fly 30 hours for love? appeared first on Economical Rice Podcast.
54 minutes | a year ago
I left my corporate job, and this is my story
As of the 1st of November 2019, it has officially been 1 month since I’ve left my job as an auditor. This is my story of why I left. The post I left my corporate job, and this is my story appeared first on Economical Rice Podcast.
3 minutes | 2 years ago
Screwed Up Moments Podcast Full Trailer + Live Launch Event
Hey guys, Danny here with another quick announcement for the Screwed Up Moments Podcast. So, 2 things: the full trailer is now live on the feed. In case you haven’t subscribed or followed please do, like I mentioned in the previous announcement you can listen on basically every podcast app out there. Apple podcasts, spotify, castbox, soundcloud, stitcher, google podcasts, wherever. This project has been a labour of love and I would really appreciate it if you guys could give it a listen and yeah basically spread the word. I will be leaving the link to the trailer in the description so check it out. Link to trailer: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4H6pbaBfdovMjOdFiPSjFG Also, we have a launch date for the season. So the pilot episode for the Screwed Up Moments podcast will be released this coming Thursday on the 3rd of October! We are planning to upload this in the middle of the night so that when you wake up, check your feeds, the 1st full episode should already be there for you to listen on your way to work! Furthermore, to celebrate this momentous occasion, the good folks over at Happiness Initiative are planning to hold a live Screwed Up Moments session this coming Wednesday, the 2nd of October, from 7 – 9pm at the Red Box right opposite Scape. This is basically the original live series that inspired the podcast, and there will be 2 new speakers sharing their stories, and I will be there as well, giving a presentation about the whole project. So if you don’t have anything planned for that evening, do drop by and say hello! These live sessions are usually very intimate, very personal, and I’m sure that you’ll enjoy the experience. If you are keen on attending and you want to find out more about the event, I will be leaving a link in the description, so check it out! Link to launch event: https://sum8.peatix.com/ Oh, and I know that these announcement episodes are a little bit annoying but please bear with me, I just want to help this new project get off the ground running, after this announcement I probably wont be sharing stuff about the Screwed Up Moments podcast on this feed anymore, so if you want to keep updated on that you can either subscribe to the channels or follow me or Happiness Initiative on Social Media. And yeah, that’s about it, this has been your host Danny, signing out. You can check out Happiness Initiative at www.happinessinitiative.com or @happinessinitiative.sg on instagram. You can listen to the Screwed Up Moments podcast through these links: Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/6P1zEbQap9qVIojDY24SA5 Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/sg/podcast/scre…ts/id1478594702 Castbox: castbox.fm/ch/2322216 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/happines…ments?refid=stpr The post Screwed Up Moments Podcast Full Trailer + Live Launch Event appeared first on Economical Rice Podcast.
6 minutes | 2 years ago
Announcing the Screwed Up Moments podcast!
In case you missed the announcement on social media, we have teamed up with the local social enterprise enterprise Happiness Initiative to produce a brand new podcast, Screwed Up Moments! In this brief episode I go through how this all came about, what to expect, and also give a little sneak preview of the pilot episode. More updates coming soon. You can check out Happiness Initiative at www.happinessinitiative.com or @happinessinitiative.sg on instagram. You can listen to the Screwed Up Moments podcast through these links: Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/6P1zEbQap9qVIojDY24SA5 Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/sg/podcast/scre…ts/id1478594702 Castbox: castbox.fm/ch/2322216 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/happines…ments?refid=stpr The post Announcing the Screwed Up Moments podcast! appeared first on Economical Rice Podcast.
63 minutes | 2 years ago
PS#16 Danny Koordi gets interviewed on his own show
Welcome to the 16th podcast episode of this side series, the Podcast Spotlight. In this special episode, Effy Yu (wife of the host) interviews Danny Koordi (usual host) about his podcasting journey and what goes on behind the scenes of the Economical Rice Podcast. Economical Rice Podcast If you don’t know much about the Economical Rice Podcast and the type of content that we produce, then this episode wouldn’t probably be the best place to start. However, for long time listeners curious about what goes on behind the scenes of producing the episodes, then this episode would be the best place to get insight. I’ve been on several other podcasts to talk about the podcast, and over the course of my podcasting journey I’ve been asked on numerous occasions about how I got started and how I produce my show, but oddly enough this interview with Effy interviewing me is likely the most comprehensive set of answers that I’ve ever given. For casual listeners this won’t really make much sense other than to get a deeper perspective from the producer’s side of the podcast, but if you are a budding podcaster there might be some bits of insight that could help you along your own journey. For what it’s worth, if you ever do produce a show, please, please, please, send me a link, I’d love to check it out. =) Some of the episodes we talked about include: The Economics of: Freezing Office Air Conditioning PS#6 Ling Ling talks about The Human Voice and Duolingo P.S. ALSO, I do drop a few updates regarding the podcast, what’s been happening, what’s going to happen, etc, at the end, so if you are listening I hope you will look out for that. 99% Invisible In this podcast spotlight, I recommended 99% Invisible, a prominent showpiece of the stellar Radiotopia network. The premise of this show is simple. In each episode, enigmatic and super nerdy host Roman Mars (pictured above) looks into how elements of design are integrated into our daily lives. On the surface they are deep dives into why buildings or roads are structured a certain way, the practicality and functionality of household items like clothing and furniture, and so on. But at its core, much like the vaunted Freakonomics, 99% Invisible is more than just about the esoteric or hidden nature of its subject matter. In fact, I would argue that the real strength of the show is in it’s storytelling ability. How it finds relatable threads through every episode, how it weaves rich narratives, and how it is able to hook in any listener from the seemingly niche topic of design. Besides this, the execution is what I would consider as the Podcasting Gold Standard in narrative storytelling. Each episode is interspersed with all these moving parts of sound beds, sound effects, music, interviews, producer discussions that I’m somewhat baffled about how it all comes together in such a clean and polished way. This is one of the podcasts that fed my early craze with the medium, and truthfully speaking I really couldn’t have stumbled across a better option out there. In fact, the episode that I recommend here is one of my all time favorite podcast episodes, and it is exemplary of all the things that I’ve mentioned above. I’m surprised that it took 16 editions of the podcast spotlight before we finally go to 99% Invisible, but I’m glad to be the one to introduce it nonetheless. You can check out the episode here. Music by: Pandrezz: Takin’ you for a ride Broke for Free: Beyond Dazed Special thanks to my wife Effy for being on the episode. I initially wanted to interview her but she insisted that this would be something more substantial. In any case, I actually thought she did a great job with the questions and the conversation! I might actually make a podcaster out of her yet. Also, if you’ve listened to the end of the episode, yes the Podcast Spotlight will be going on hiatus. It has been a truly gratifying ride, but other projects take precedent at the moment. Will it return? Who knows? Maybe? We shall see. The post PS#16 Danny Koordi gets interviewed on his own show appeared first on Economical Rice Podcast.
39 minutes | 2 years ago
In this special episode of the Economical Rice Podcast, we leap back to the realm of Audio Dramas… somewhat. So what happened was I came across this article on Medium titled How Do You Take The Leap From Your 9–5? Follow These 7 Steps written by Nicolas Cole, thought it was fantastic, and figured maybe an audio adaption would really accentuate the message. If you are currently thinking about leaving your 9-5 to pursue a different career path, then you should definitely give this article a read. Otherwise, you can click on the audio player, put your phone in your pocket, and go about the rest of your day. A few thoughts on Success With that being said, there are a few things I’d like to say about the article that I didn’t want to fit into the episode. The reason why this article really spoke to me was that I’ve been noticing this sentiment floating around on social media where people attribute success to factors like luck / network / privilege instead of hard work / grit / perseverance. It is something that is typically brought up when a media outlet shines a spotlight on a successful entrepreneur, and the comments on luck and privilege serve to undercut the significance of the entrepreneur’s accomplishments as well as to bring up the contributions of their supporting cast. Be it the entrepreneur’s employees, mentors, family, friends, society, government, taxes, roads, etc. You get the point. Now, these factors and / or supporting cast matter. Of course they do. Lengthy award speeches and film credit rolls are a testament to that. Are they underappreciated? Of course! Inasmuch as barely anyone actually bothers about the personnel involved behind the scenes in film, music, academia, and so on. Thus, there is merit in these ideas. Media tends to glorify and idolize the idea of the uber-successful entrepreneur, and as attentive citizens we would do well to sift through reality from sensationalized narratives. In part as safeguard and diligence against media agenda, in part as spotlight and recognition of the perpetually underappreciated. Cutting down vs. Bringing up However, where the sentiment irks me is when it crosses into blatant attempts to cut down an individual’s accomplishments. This is where people make claims that hard work and sacrifice don’t matter, that success is mostly (or entirely) due to luck or network or privilege or some other factor. That anyone else given the same privileges could have the same success. For the most part, this leaves a bad taste in my mouth for the following reasons: (1) These claims stem from a point of jealousy / envy / spite. (2) The main intent is to cut down the individual’s success, even though they might mention the other factors or supporting cast. (3) Claims that hard work / sacrifice / grit don’t matter are blatantly false. (4) Claims that hard work / sacrifice / grit don’t matter are poisonous. Now, (1) and (2) are obvious, bitterness and envy are never a good look. (3) is more contentious. Of course, in cases where the successful were born into wealth, never having to break a sweat or make an effort to enjoy comforts in life, then it is much more plausible that hard work doesn’t really matter. But what about the others who had to work their way up? Immigrants who came with only the shirts on their backs? Or those who grew up in abject poverty? What about those who spent many years struggling behind the scenes before ever making it successful? Like Olivia Lum who peddled water filters for years before ever setting up Hyflux, or Walt Disney who was fired from his newspaper and ran an animation company to the ground before making hit movies? Are we to say that all their effort was for naught? That they were just lucky? Which brings us to (4). The reason why I find claims such as these poisonous is because they are inherently defeatist. It strips you of your human agency. Why bother trying if everything is down to luck? Why make an effort if the privileged are always going to win anyway? The thing is, if you want to talk about ideas of privilege, inequality or even just to spotlight the underappreciated, do it separately. Write an article about it, or a Facebook post, or a Twitter thread. But masquerading envy and bitterness under these guises is misleading, and ultimately sends the wrong message. Unless you intend to tell people to give up and resign themselves to their miserable misfortunes. Unless you are trying to make a point that all the hours spent into perfecting a craft, working multiple jobs, scrimmaging and sacrificing, and all the difficult decisions made on the long and often arduous path to success, don’t actually make a difference. Reality is difficult for a lot of people. And many individuals suffer while others do not. But the truth of the matter is – and Nicolas Cole’s article will attest – that if you want success, long-lasting, genuine success, be prepared to work. Hard. Source: How Do You Take The Leap From Your 9–5? Follow These 7 Steps Music: Music used in this episode was provided by Blue Dot sessions, you can find their music here. Below are the specific tracks listed chronologically: Scraper Greylock The Yards Pxl Cray Downhill Racer Stakes and Things If you’re interested in checking out our other Audio Drama production, listen to The Insurance Lady. Cover image credit: Vlad Bagacian The post The Leap appeared first on Economical Rice Podcast.
55 minutes | 2 years ago
PS#15 Gary Tan talks about Comedy, vulnerability, and The Breakdown
Welcome to the 15th podcast episode of this side series, the Podcast Spotlight. In this episode, we talk with Gary Tan, local comedian and host of the podcast Not Again Podcast. DISCLAIMER: This is not your typical Podcast Spotlight interview. Not Again Gary is… quite a character. Not in the sense of someone who is overtly eccentric or bizarre, but more so that he comes off as vulnerable. Too vulnerable. Almost uncomfortably so. It is a trait that he has adopted as part of his comedy routine, baring himself on stage – failures and disappointments in abundance – all in a bid to make it in the industry. And unsurprisingly, his podcast is also presented in much the same vein. Primarily, it is a conversational podcast. One where Gary brings on a guest for each episode, from musicians, comedians, to authors, and gets them to open up about their lives. In this sense, this is not your typical interview show. More than just light-hearted filler and self-promotion, the topics often delve to hard hitting areas like dealing with failure, struggling for success, and basically just trying to survive in a world that is often harsh and difficult. Often times listeners will find this style uncomfortable, if only because it forces self-reflection and honest admission. But rarely will you find Gary putting on a f ront or diverging from this convention. And in his own way he stands out by being vulnerable and being himself, as himself as he possibly muster. Personally speaking, I cannot stand for this sort of style, being a strong advocate for how the story is being conveyed as much as the what. Listening to Gary however, I will admit that I have had second thoughts about this. All things considered in the big ocean of podcasting, this may be a bold strategy, but I doubt that Gary would have it any other way. The Breakdown In this podcast spotlight, Gary introduces us to The Breakdown, an interview podcast hosted by British comedian Jamali Maddix. Truthfully speaking, there is nothing inspiring about the podcast. In terms of style and structure it is similar to any number of interview/conversational style podcasts from other comedians such as BertCast with Bert Kreischer, Unqualified by Anna Farris, or WTF by Marc Maron. The one saving feature about this particular podcast perhaps, is that it specializes within the UK comedy scene. Therefore, if you are interested in learning more about the lives and careers of British comedians such as Mo Gilligan, Tom Davis, or Stewart Lee, which we discussed for this episode, then this could be the show for you. Perhaps because of the ubiquity of shows like The Breakdown, the conversation with Gary rarely stayed on the actual podcast itself. Rather, as Gary himself is privy to from his own show, we dove into the deeper tangents: the struggles of the working world, dealing with competition and jealousy within the industry, and so on. As I’ve warned at the top of the page, this is not your typical podcast spotlight interview. You have been warned. In case you are interested in listening to The Breakdown episode with Stewart Lee, you can find the link here. Music by Pandrezz: Takin’ you for a ride Special thanks to Gary Tan for taking the time to do this interview. It was quite an experience trying out the conversational style for a change and opening up more during the interview. Also, fun fact, this interview was recorded back in March, and some of the topics discussed around work foreshadows more recent episodes of the Economical Rice Podcast such as In the Pursuit of Happiness and Meaning, Purpose, and the Singapore Dream. Yeah… Just some context in case you were wondering where those episodes came from. The post PS#15 Gary Tan talks about Comedy, vulnerability, and The Breakdown appeared first on Economical Rice Podcast.
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