Dreamers & Unicorns is a podcast that explores the future of work, workers and workplaces, as part of the New Code of Work series by PeopleStrong. 
 
Hosted by digital transformation coach Abhijit Bhaduri, this show brings you conversations with those special people who’ve made their life’s work, their love. We hope to understand the struggles, the failures, the risks and the successes of these mythical unicorns who’ve made their dreams a reality. And translate them into actionable insights that are relevant in the new world of work.

Episode 10 – Women in Workplaces ft. Sairee Chahal

“We are all entrepreneurs. It’s not about the organization structure, it’s not about whether you get a salary or not, and it’s not about the financial stakes. It’s about how you navigate the world”

In the season finale of Dreamers and Unicorns, Abhijit Bhaduri talks to Sairee Chahal about women in workspaces. Sairee Chahal is the CEO and Founder of SHEROES, a women-only social platform created to provide support and community to women on the internet. 

Episode 9 – Industry 4.0 – Myths & Realities ft. Pratik Kumar

“Policies don’t make culture, it is the demonstration of behavior on a consistent basis which go on to shape the culture of the place.” 

In this episode of Dreamers and Unicorns, Abhijit Bhaduri talks to Pratik Kumar about the myths, realities and what we know about the future of Industry 4.0. 

Pratik Kumar is the CEO of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering. He has been with Wipro for 28 years where he spent his initial years in the IT business and then later held the position of Executive Vice President of HR. 

Episode 8 – Workplaces of the future ft. Ravi Venkatesan

Don’t define yourself in terms of a job and a predictable career and so forth. Think more in terms of experiences, and a portfolio of projects.

In this episode of Dreamers and Unicorns, Abhijit Bhaduri talks to Ravi Venkatesan about what the workspaces of the future will look like.

Ravi Venkatesan is the former Chairman of Microsoft India and Cummins India.
He is also the founder of the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME), a UNICEF Special Representative for Young People and author of Conquering the Chaos- Win In India, Win Everywhere

Episode 7 – Decoding Creativity ft. Shantanu Moitra

“Words like “unsure”, “I don’t know”, “Maybe”, “let me try” they are assets in the art world.” 

In this episode of Dreamers and Unicorns by PeopleStrong, Abhijit Bhaduri talks to Shantanu Moitra about creativity and forging a career in creative fields. 

Shantanu Moitra is a music director best known for his work in Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Parineeta, 3 idiots, Pink, among others. Before his foray into the music industry, he worked at an advertising agency where he created many iconic jingles. 

Episode 6 – Skill Building & Career Success ft. Anuj Kacker

“The human skills or the emotional skills, adaptability, resilience, curiosity, creativity, all those kinds of skills are absolutely very difficult to teach. Not only are they’re difficult to teach, but they’re also equally difficult to assess”

In this episode of Dreamers and Unicorns by PeopleStrong, Abhijit Bhaduri talks to Anuj Kacker about the importance of learning new skills and vocational careers.

Anuk Kacker is the Executive Director of Aptech Ltd., a global learning solutions company that provides professional training and certificate courses in over 40 countries.

Episode 5 – Succeeding as a Gig Worker

Quitting your job for gig work, to be independent is truly one of those adult decisions you get to take in life that you truly get to own. 

In this episode of Dreamers and Unicorns, Abhijit Bhaduri talks to Joshua Karthik about how you should prepare for quitting your day job to become a gig worker.

Joshua Karthik is Co-founder of Stories by Joseph Radhik, the popular wedding photography brand. He is also the co-founder of PEP Inc, a community initiative that aims to improve the quality of photography education.

Episode 4 – Creating Winning Teams

“It is the job of the founder to build a very high level of ownership in each and every employee, especially in the current context where we are living in a very, very dynamic and volatile environment.”

In this episode of Dreamers and Unicorns – a new code of work podcast series, Abhijit Bhaduri talks to Renuka Ramnath about creating winning teams.

Renuka Ramnath is the Founder, MD and CEO of Multiples Alternate Asset Management, a private equity fund. She started her career with the ICICI Group where she led ICICI Venture before she went on to lead the largest private equity fund in India.

Episode 3 – Tech and Creativity

“Don’t take your business more seriously than the customer does”

In this episode of Dreamers and Unicorns by PeopleStrong, Abhijit Bhaduri talks to R Balki about striking a balance between technology and creativity.

R Balki is a filmmaker and screenwriter known for his movies like Cheeni Kum, Paa, Pad Man and his latest hit, Mission Mangal. Before he started his career in films, he worked in advertising as the Group Chairman of Lowe Lintas (India).

Episode 2 – Leadership lessons from sports

“Don’t let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do”

In this episode of Dreamers and Unicorns, Abhijit Bhaduri talks to Anita and Harsha Bhogle about leadership lessons from sports.

Anita is the founder of BizPunditz, a digital learning content library where experts share their knowledge and experience on topics like leadership, innovation, self-development and entrepreneurship through videos. Her husband, Harsha Bhogle is a renowned cricket commentator and journalist. Together, they are also the authors and founders of The Winning Way.

Episode 1 – Guiding Light

“The new code of work is bringing HR into the mainstream and making sure it’s not just an enabler function, but it’s actually driving productivity, joy, energy and meaning”

In this episode of Dreamers and Unicorns, Abhijit Bhaduri talks to Pankaj Bansal about the New Code of Work.

Pankaj is the Co-Founder and CEO of PeopleStrong and is passionate about the future of work, HR and technology and how they can redesign work-life for the future. He is a non-Executive Director at Wheebox, and a Board member for Sheroes, a women’s community platform. He is the former founder of the HR Fund and is the Co-Founder of Work10M (work for 10 million people) a fund focusing on the new world of work and workforce.

Dreamers & Unicorns – The Idea

Whether we like it or not, the new world of work is here and is changing our lives. Businesses are changing and so is work. Technology is making our jobs more meaningful creative, collaborative and less transactional or repetitive. But how does one navigate through this constantly changing world of work?

Across the next 10 episodes of Dreamers of Unicorns, Abhijit Bhaduri (who works with organisations to transform their leadership, talent and culture) will be talking to the likes of Harsha & Anita Bhogle, Shantanu Moitra, Renuka Ramnath, R Balki, Joshua Karthik, about uncharted careers, the gig work economy, technological disruptions,the future of careers and leadership.