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He joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss learning a sense of responsibility from a very young age, how being a long distance runner helped develop his strong work ethic, why he has four degrees (BASc, BA, MBA, JD), other full-time roles he has including be the COO at CSI & Executive Director at Mosaic Lab, why education will stay relevant but the process for acquiring degrees will likely change, not having a television, doing public speaking to overcome his insecurities around it, only investing money he can afford to lose, and much more.
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00:19 - Ara introduces this week’s guest, Suresh Sri
02:06 - Being born in SL during the civil war, moving to CA and working at 11 to support his mother
06:30 - Being a finalists for the Canadian National Junior Olympics 3000M
07:24 - Do the hardships of Sri Lankan immigrants result in their children pursuing entrepreneurship?
09:51 - Why the heck did Suresh do four degrees?
10:35 - Starting a law firm before working for someone else first
13:41 - How he chose the specific niche that he wanted to be known for
15:29 - Balancing his own firm, other full-time roles and his family without getting burnt out
18:38 - Will he continue working at this frenetic pace for the foreseeable future?
20:32 - How working at companies where the leaders looked like Suresh impacted him
22:42 - Doing M&A; Suresh’s most interesting acquisition opportunity
26:52 - Being optimistic about legal tech, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
29:35 - Suresh built a legal 360; what happened to the product?
30:39 - Will education and degrees have the same value that they used to have?
32:58 - His interests outside of work; spending time with his kids
35:00 - An insecurity Suresh has; from his langue/accent to achieving his goals “on time”
37:37 - How he feels about money; day trading, crypto, and more
39:53 - His favourite sources of knowledge consumption; books, documentaries, podcasts, people
41:13 - The positive impact that “focusing on the present moment” had on Suresh
45:06 - The personal legacy he wants to leave behind; being remembered by friends and family for…
45:52 - Who Suresh admires in the global Tamil and non-Tamil community
49:12 - Advice he has for other aspiring Tamil creators
50:07 - Creator Confessions
52:47 - The Wrap Up
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