Conscious Leadership & Entrepreneurial Balance, with Nilesh Nanavati

In this episode I speak with Nilesh Nanavati, an entrepreneur and management consultant with nearly three decades of experience in financial services technology. Nilesh shares profound insights from his journey transitioning from a corporate career to entrepreneurship, reflecting on the philosophical shifts that have defined his understanding of success and risk management.


Nilesh is not just a strategic thinker with excellent execution skills, but also a visionary who has helped numerous businesses embrace the digital era. His approach combines Vedic philosophy with practical business acumen, making him a unique voice on leadership and personal growth.

Philosophical Foundations:

✅ How Vedic principles guide Nilesh’s personal and professional life.

✅ The importance of self-awareness and daily rituals in maintaining a moral compass.

Entrepreneurial Insights:

✅ Transitioning from corporate security to the unpredictable entrepreneurial landscape.

✅ Understanding and managing risks in business and personal ventures.

Leadership and Team Building:

✅ Strategies for cultivating resilience and a proactive culture within teams.

✅ Emphasizing the value of ‘getting stuff done’ and leading by example.

Balancing Personal and Professional Life:

✅ The parallels between nurturing a family and managing a team.

✅ Integrating personal interests like cooking and gardening into business practices to maintain balance and creativity.

Future Readiness:

✅ Preparing for unforeseen challenges and shifts in the market.

✅ Adapting to the dynamic interplay between technology and traditional financial services.

Notable Quotes:

🎤 “Wealth is not just about how much money you have, but about what you’ve learned from the life that’s been given to you.”

🎤 “Risk is about how you perceive failure and what you learn from it.”

🎤 “If you’re going to fail, fail fast, and move on.”

Nilesh’s journey is a testament to the power of introspection, philosophical depth, and practical wisdom in forging a successful path in both business and life. His story is not only inspiring for current and aspiring entrepreneurs but also for anyone seeking to lead a more conscious and balanced life.

Resources Mentioned:

Vedanta Treatise: Swami Parthasarathy

Tune into this enlightening conversation to discover how philosophical insights can transform entrepreneurial ventures and personal growth.


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