Rishi Jaitly

Nov 8, 2023

How Company Leaders Can Move Forward By Taking a Step Back

A Discussion with Entrepreneur and former Google and Twitter Executive Rishi Jaitly

New Books Network 2023

I chat with the social entrepreneur and former Google & Twitter executive Rishi Jaitly about how his deep passion for history has shaped his career as a leader in global tech companies. Rishi talks about the importance of imagination, creativity, empathy, and taking a step back for leaders looking for perspective on big decisions. We discuss what roles zeitgeist, personal immersion, and genuine curiosity played for Rishi and other Google and Twitter leaders as they engaged with government officials and tech users in India. Rishi shares how following his love for history led him to unexpected places that opened up new horizons, which then inspired him to become an energetic impresario for closer collaboration between tech, history, and the humanities.

Patriyk Babiracki is a historian, researcher and writer; professor & MA student advisor at the University of Texas at Arlington. PhD from Johns Hopkins. Promoter of #AppliedHistory: using historical concepts, frameworks, and methodologies to solve real-world organizational problems.

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Patryk Babiracki

Patryk Babiracki is a historian, researcher and writer; professor & MA student advisor at the University of Texas at Arlington. PhD from Johns Hopkins. Promoter of #AppliedHistory: using historical concepts, frameworks, and methodologies to solve real-world organizational problems.

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