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Social Confoes 022 – Meet the Hosts with Memes

Did you know there are there are multiple Confoes Podcast shows? Today, Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Gregory Bainathsah (Co-Host Capital Confoes) and Tevin Morris (Co-Host Creative Confoes) in a bizarre Confoes Crossover Episode.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Confoes Intro
  • 3:16 – Favorite Episodes
  • 7:56 – Meme Talk
  • 25:25 – Should we create separate channels for each show?
  • 29:08 – Future topics to cover on Capital and Creative Confoes
  • 38:34 – How pragmatic should the Confoes be?
  • 43:36 – Why don’t the Confoes happen more often
  • 53:47 – Closing off: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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Social Confoes 021 – TEA TIME, VeeFriends and NBA Topshot

After 20 weeks of Social Confoes, it is time to reflect on the past 5 months and make plans for the future. In this episode, Diego and Jean-luc are having a #SocialConfoes Tea Time. In other words we answered any audience question that came in. Of course, we will also talked about why we have invested in different NFTs, such as VeeFriends and NBA Topshot, and what we plan to do with those investments.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Intro and state of the pandemic
  • 4:47 – Financial Independence
  • 15:23 – Starting a business with family or friends
  • 26:43 – Having a personal assistant
  • 32:28 – Office Politics
  • 35:05 – NBA Topshot
  • 42:00 – VeeFriends
  • 51:18 – Ethereum and transaction fees
  • 1:00:04 – What would happen to VeeFriends if the creator were to pass away
  • 1:03:03 – The value of community
  • 1:12:31 – Crypto and video games
  • 1:20:52 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 020 – Swimming in the Olympics and Venture Capital w/ Renzo Tjon A Joe

May 25th, Diego and Jean-luc are joined on #SocialConfoes by Renzo Tjon A Joe, Suriname’s record holder on the 50m and 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly. We will of course talk about swimming, but also about representing Suriname, challenges in the world of sports during Covid-19, and a little about Venture Capital as well.

You can also connect with Renzo and his company Kayser Capital:

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 7:51 – Life lessons and education from swimming
  • 13:55 – The difference between a top 10 and a top 100 swimmer
  • 20:46 – Making the decision to represent Suriname and overcoming challenges
  • 29:19 – Renzo’s college experience and journey to Harvard
  • 36:08 – Positioning himself for future Olympics in 2024 and 2028
  • 39:16 – Time management in career vs swimming
  • 42:22 – Venture Capital with Kayser Capital
  • 48:02 – Sectors to consider for investments
  • 56:11 – Quick-fire from the comments
  • 1:06:03 – Closing off with a take on the current state of crypto

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Social Confoes 019 – Agile Marketing, GIF Talk and Emojis w/ James Tucker

Diego and Jean-luc are joined on #SocialConfoes by James Tucker. We talked about his journey from the UK to Spain, the process of Digital Content Creation, how to incorporate Agile into Social Media Marketing, GIFs and Emojis.

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Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – A midnight introduction
  • 3:07 – From the UK to a Spanish island next to the Sahara
  • 9:23 – Why is the internet infrastructure in Tenerife so good?
  • 12:01 – Quickfire
  • 17:05 – From software development to marketing
  • 22:01 – Agile (in marketing) explained
  • 32:42 – Memes and GIFs
  • 42:45 – Using agile and Notion in daily work processes
  • 48:27 – All about emojis
  • 50:24 – Advice for content creators afraid to start
  • 57:25 – Closing remarks

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Social Confoes 018 – Practice Active Mindfulness w/ Natasha Fong Poen

Diego and Jean-luc are joined on #SocialConfoes by Natasha Fong Poen. Natasha will take us on a journey from moving to the Netherlands, starting a corporate career, moving back to Suriname, and finally leaving corporate life behind to found Yogini Su.

You can also connect with Natasha

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 3:57 – Why the interest in health?
  • 9:08 – How do you mentally prepare yourself for an intense 30-day challenge?
  • 11:15 – The calm Natasha vs the corporate rush Natasha
  • 15:38 – Takeaways from the corporate world that positioned you to start something yourself?
  • 21:25 – The story behind the yoga pose photo
  • 26:05 – Thought process on deciding what to study
  • 35:08 – The importance of environment in finding yourself
  • 38:14 – Thoughts on the ‘cult’ aspect of yoga
  • 40:42 – A memorable travel story
  • 45:39 – Misconceptions around yoga practice
  • 49:14 – The technical aspects of yoga
  • 57:17 – Quickfire
  • 1:00:27 – How can you use yoga to not get burned out in a corporate setting
  • 1:03:33 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 017 – A Conversation with Chief Philosophy Officer: Anil Sadhoeram

Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Anil Sadhoeram to explore what it means to be a Chief Philosophy Officer and how he went from working at the big corporations like Oracle to working apart together from a tiny island in the Caribbean. We even explore some aspect of the startup world and the role technology plays.

You can also connect with Anil van Maretraite:

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introduction: The Origins of Maretraite
  • 7:18 – The Process of Working at Big Corporations
  • 16:32 – How was the internet in the nineties compared to all the social networks we have now?
  • 21:51 – Government Organizations and the Corporate World
  • 30:15 – What do big companies do not have many big international training programs anymore compared to 20 years ago?
  • 39:17 – Chief Philosophy Officer
  • 51:20 – The role of the CPO at different stages of a business
  • 57:43 – Ethics and Smart Cities
  • 1:18:12 – Capitalizing on Working Apart Together Tribes
  • 1:26:21 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 016 – Storytelling in Corporate Communications w/ Isaac Turner

On episode 16 of #SocialConfoes: Diego Ameerali and Jean-luc van Charante are joined by Isaac Turner to talk about journalism, digital marketing in the corporate world, the importance of brand storytelling with analytics, and some fun other topics.

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Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introductions with a conference experience
  • 7:13 – How was the state of Social Media during your Journalism study?
  • 9:55 – Defining corporate communications
  • 14:57 – How important are writing skills?
  • 20:29 – What is a brand voice?
  • 22:26 – Storytelling in corporate communications
  • 28:24 – How would you handle when a company wants to make a 180 on their brand?
  • 32:10 – How relevant is digital marketing?
  • 36:59 – Strategies for solopreneurs
  • 40:24 – How do you get people to buy in and how practical is that?
  • 45:25 – How can organizations inspire their employees to be a brand ambassador?
  • 49:56 – How do you keep up with ever-changing trends in the industry?
  • 54:51 – The impact of Covid?
  • 1:03:49 – What are sought after skills?
  • 1:07:28 – Organic vs paid advertising?
  • 1:09:13 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 015 – Finding Your Passion w/ Suleigha Winkel

On #SocialConfoes episode 15 we are joined by Suleigha Winkel to talk about working on a film set, podcasting, finding your passion and much more! She’s a co-founder and stylist at Margi Lifestyle and also directed the movie Lobi Singi.

You can also connect with Suleigha:

Listen to her podcast: Hoe Duur is Passie (in Dutch)

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introduction with some singing
  • 2:54: – The story behind Lobi Singi
  • 8:10 – Challenges around producing a film in the Netherlands and Suriname
  • 13:56 – Differences in production design, art design and background design
  • 17:04 – An experience in Indonesia
  • 20:22 – How do you decide what to do next?
  • 25:24 – Dancing in Paris
  • 35:11 – Stories behind fashion
  • 40:34 – The thinking behind Suleigha’s naming conventions
  • 45:47 – Podcasting: Hoe Duur is Passie
  • 56:24 – Where can people find the things you’ve created?
  • 1:08:55 – What sets your soul on fire?

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Social Confoes 014 – Wiren, Suriname and the Oscars w/ Ivan Tai-Apin

Ivan Tai-Apin joins Diego and Jean-luc on episode 14 of #SocialConfoes to talk about events, acting and directing in Suriname. We talk about his journey and road to having his movie, Wiren, become the first-ever Surinamese submission to the Academy Awards. Ivan is a Surinamese actor, director, screenplay writer and producer. He is mostly known for his out of the box theater shows & plays. In 2016 he started a camera acting school in Suriname and is the managing director of It Goes Productions & Casting.

Did you know he has his very own Wikipedia page? Check it out for his full biography in film and theater.

You can also connect with Ivan:

Watch Wiren on Amazon Prime. You can watch it on Netflix if you are in the Benelux region.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introduction with Owru Yari stories
  • 5:36 – How was the film space in the Netherlands compared to Suriname 10 years ago?
  • 9:54 – Acting like in animal before filming or performing on stage.
  • 13:31 – What brought you back to Suriname?
  • 16:53 – What were the challenges you had to overcome?
  • 29:28 – Views on the maturing industry with the limited local scale we have in Suriname
  • 37:51 – How the submission to the Oscars went
  • 47:33 – Production costs and box office results of Wiren
  • 52:55 – What’s the ROI for companies for investing in a movie production?
  • 1:03:08 – How do you put yourself out there to network?
  • 1:10:20 – Closing off with recommendations for the film industry

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Social Confoes 013 – No Code Caribbean, Piedata and Entrepreneur Stories w/ Sergio Pengel

Jean-luc an Diego have a talk with Sergio Pengel about studying and building a business in the US, tech developments in the Caribbean, the importance of basic start-up concepts such as MVPs, and development in the E-Commerce and No-Code space.

Founder of PIEDATA and Co-Founder DevTribe, Sergio discovered his passion for helping entrepreneurs optimize their digital adoption. He is an advocate for using technology in ways that humanize, unite and solve citizens centric problems. Born in Suriname, Sergio earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management from FVSU and pursued his MBA in International Business at Phoenix State University. He developed his grit and character working with the Government and Private sector adding value to corporations such as Georgia Lottery, Honda, CANTO, CARICOM and more.

Sergio’s impressive career highlights his vibrant leadership and Business network with a track record of overachievement in product development, professional services, and delivery management. Elected by community leaders, Sergio serves as an advisor to many international officials while continuing to promote the advancement of the Diasporic network to adopt STEAM (Science Technology Arts and Mathematics) to Caribbean Boys and girls to the international community.

You can also connect with Sergio:

Learn more about No Code Caribbean.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introduction to Sergio
  • 4:20 – How Sergio ended up in the United States and studied business
  • 16:34 – What thing you would to see integrated in the Surinamese educational system
  • 20:08 – Stepping into the world of entrepreneurship
  • 25:21 – Almost a millionaire on paper
  • 31:39 – How do you manage risk and did it change over the years?
  • 41:58 – What does Piedata stand for?
  • 55:48 – How do you deal with investors and people that have a stake in your company?
  • 1:03:46 – No Code solutions to actually start a business from home and build an MVP
  • 1:10:02 – Closing off with No Code Caribbean

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Social Confoes 012 – Developing the Caribbean and its Potential w/ Gyanno van Kanten

Our guest tonight on #SocialConfoes is Gyanno van Kanten from the island of Curacao. Gyanno studied in Tilburg and came back to the Caribbean with the ambition to help develop its potential. We’ll talk about studying in Europe, running a business in a small market, social media and online marketing, and most likely touch on sports, national pride and branding the Caribbean as well.

You can also connect with Gyanno:

EdgeUp Marketing:

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introductions with some apple juice
  • 3:48 – An encounter in Tilburg
  • 8:09 – Things you learned in university that you apply today
  • 16:37 – Why did you choose Curacao?
  • 21:55 – What would you advice future students that will be graduating
  • 30:30 – First impressions of Curacao
  • 34:27 – Why do people want traditional work experience first?
  • 39:06 – Is the education system broken?
  • 45:55 – How did you put yourself out there in Curacao?
  • 52:32 – Should you invest in a drone?
  • 1:03:11 – What do you think is required to build a Caribbean community?
  • 1:17:17 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 011 – Scaling Startups in the Asian Markets w/ Reuben Noronha

Diego and Jean-luc are looking forward to having Reuben Noronha as our #SocialConfoes guest this week to talk about finding opportunities and starting up businesses. This social conversation will touch on different topics ranging from building and scaling businesses in South East Asia to finding opportunities in the crypto space. We might even jump into talking about creating content, productivity and/or even a little bit of music.

Reuben has spent the last few years building and scaling business in Asia. He built his first company, Nivaasa, in 2013 and ran it for two years. After that, he had the opportunity to build and scale multiple businesses at Zilingo. He enjoys the 0 to 1 phase and finding new ways for businesses to monetize.

Check out Reuben’s Podcast where he speaks to people about their experiences and learnings over the last 10 years. From PhDs to Musicians, Consultants to Entrepreneurs, you’ll hear from a diverse set of people who are doing really interesting things, at the same time, and figuring it out along the way.

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Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Good morning from Singapore
  • 3:30 – What should people know about Singapore?
  • 7:40 – Tell us about your first startup in India
  • 21:13 – What does 0 to 1 mean in a startup?
  • 25:55 – Economic vs Cultural freedom in Singapore
  • 41:41 – Transition from your own startup to working at another startup
  • 50:04 – Bootstrapping principles that young entrepreneurs should look at or ignore
  • 55:30 – At what point did you know you were ready to leave the startup?
  • 1:00:03 – Crypto Q&A
  • 1:17:06 – What’s next for Reuben?
  • 1:20:52 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 010 – Emotional Intelligence, MBTI and the Story of Sheetal Sujan

On this very insightful episode of Social Confoes, Jean-luc and Diego are joined by Sheetal Sujan. She is a co-founder of Lybra Training, Coaching and Consulting in Paramaribo, Suriname. She develops and facilitates tailor-made trainings for organizations in areas of self-development, team development, leadership development, customer service, communication, team building and emotional intelligence. Furthermore, she has more than 12 years of experience as a personal and professional development trainer and her goal is to positively motivate individuals to strengthen their true talents and skills, overcome their challenges, and get the most out of their personal and work life.

She is passionate about helping individuals and teams thrive in their personal and work relationships, steering individuals to understand the personal impact they make on their lives and the lives of others.

Check out Lybra and sign up for their next classes.

You can also connect with Sheetal through her socials:

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introduction with some tears
  • 5:33 – How Sheetal ended up in Suriname?
  • 11:26 – A deeper appreciation of Indian culture through Suriname
  • 23:32 – Making her husband take the MBTI test
  • 30:15 – What did the our results tell you about us
  • 37:04 – A deeper look at perceivers and judgers in MBTI
  • 45:30 – How do you prevent yourself from abusing your powers
  • 53:57 – Taking the business from offline to online during Covid
  • 1:18:41 – MBTI demographics, Is there an age restriction?
  • 1:28:01 – Thoughts on why women cancel more often?
  • 1:33:25 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 009 – Steal His Marketing for TikTok growth hacks w/ Abhishek Kumar

Steal My Marketing, the name of the Podcast hosted by Abhishek Kumar. Diego and Jean-luc talk with him about how he was able to growth hack his TikTok following to over 125K within a year. Furthermore, we expand this to other social media platforms and how to leverage your following to get into a conversation with some of the smartest mind around the world.

Check out his podcast: Steal My Marketing and sign up for his Newsletter.


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Social Confoes 008 – Favorite Moments So Far, Paradigm Shifts and NFTs

Welcome to a special edition of Social Confoes​, featuring your hosts, Diego Ameerali and Jean-luc van Charante, as they look back at the first couple of months of the show. Grab yourself a drink and fire your questions away, as we might answer some ;). One of them even had a power outage during the live recording session. Have a listen and see how that played out.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Basic Introductions
  • 3:00 – Leaving a workshop just to livestream at 9PM sharp
  • 5:25 – Reflecting back to the first 2 months of starting Social Confoes and why we decided to do it in English
  • 10:45 – [Audience] Any plans to start a Surinamese podcast association?
  • 16:00 – Anchor and Spotify available in Suriname
  • 21:50 – Using leverage to earn from platforms
  • 26:35 – Does Jean-luc wear pants during Zoom calls?
  • 30:15 – Exponential development cycles of platforms
  • 32:20 – Rapid Fires with a twist of Power Outage
  • 49:30 – Where is Suriname lacking in the most?
  • 53:30 – What needs to happen for there to be smooth transition to close the gap between generations?
  • 59:25 – Things to expect in the next few weeks
  • 1:03:20 – Why do we podcast?
  • 1:07:55 – Rapid Fire Part 2
  • 1:14:25 – Do we re-listen to our own episodes?
  • 1:27:13 – Officially a tribe! Closing off

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Social Confoes 007 – Marketing in Academics vs Marketing in Business w/ Ro-Ann Smith

For the previous few episodes we covered marketing from different angles, ranging from creative entrepreneurs and how social media has developed over the years. This time, Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Ro-Ann Smith to gave us an academic perspective.

You can also connect with Ro-Ann through Linkedin and support her business: SS School of Business

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introducing Ro-Ann and starting a Caribbean Community in New Zealand
  • 12:40 – Why a PhD program in the other side of the world?
  • 18:35 – How do you prevent yourself from becoming an armchair intellectual?
  • 23:40 – What did you factor in when deciding your PhD research topic?
  • 30:20 – How marketing and extension the social science and psychology behind it affects social consumer behavior
  • 36:36 – What’s the biggest compromise that you had to make as you’re pursuing a PhD?
  • 42:48 – How does female leadership come into play, drawing comparisons to New Zealand and Barbados?
  • 50:45 – The influence of decentralization and groups in a global society
  • 54:50 – How can valid information curation be amplified so communities do not get overwhelmed by publicly accessible information?
  • 1:00:50 – How can we apply social marketing on a country level?
  • 1:05:30 – What’s a solution to the danger that Conspiracy Theory websites pose on the wellbeing of tribes and communities?
  • 1:14:54 – Closing Q with remarks

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Social Confoes 006 – From Stay at Home Mom to Speaking at the Biggest Marketing Stages w/ Dorien Morin – van Dam

Diego and Jean-luc talked with their first female guest on Social Confoes, Dorien Morin – van Dam. She is originally from the Netherlands and moved to the US at the age of 18. Have a listen to see how here journey unfolded as she went from being a stay at home mother to speaking at the biggest social media stages. It was a joy to speak with her and she has and uplifting and very approachable personality.

Kickstart your Social Media Success today at moreinmedia.com.

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Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Meeting someone who knows where Suriname is during a Conference (SMMW)
  • 2:25 – Orange Glasses
  • 7:15 – Moving to the US at the age of 18 and dealing with home-sickness
  • 18:30 – From a time where there was to Social Media to becoming a Social Media Strategist
  • 28:50 – Views on controversies like ‘Zwarte Piet’ in the Netherlands and how it affects Social Media in your area
  • 40:00 – Are getting more connected or disconnected through the rise of Social Media?
  • 46:15 – How does learning marketing and social media through volunteering compare to a traditional education
  • 58:40 – How was your first conference experience and what future trends in social media marketing do you foresee
  • 1:06:50 – Migrating to the US and how do you even prepare yourself to jump into the US market
  • 1:12:30 – Closing Remarkts

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Social Confoes 005 – Building Self-Esteem as a Young Entrepreneur w/ Jay Austin

Tonight Diego and Jean-luc will be joined by none other than Jay Austin to talk about creative entrepreneurship, more specifically, how to built up the confidence to start out on your own and never look back. At the end of the episode, Jay just has 5 words for you: Create like you mean it!

Find out more about Jay’s new work direction over at jaywaustin.com.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introducing Jay
  • 3:25 – Shrouded in obscurity in San Diego
  • 7:10 – The whispers during the Super bowl
  • 14:00 – Thoughts on the “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” argument
  • 16:52 – Nuances of tribal culture
  • 21:40 – What about controversial publicity
  • 27:25 – We need to talk about rage rooms for a second
  • 31:25 – The Social Dilemma
  • 37:25 – Building the confidence as an entrepreneur
  • 42:18 – How does a marketer start to target different demographics
  • 46:00 – How do you intergrade statistical marketing data and the feeling of responsibility to deliver value
  • 49:40 – Thoughts on the current exclusivity of Clubhouse
  • 57:40 – Is it a dilemma of scale
  • 1:00:40 – How and why Jay changed his business direction
  • 1:10:00 – How to jumpstart your creative venture/business
  • 1:16:00 – Closing Remarks

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Social Confoes 004 – Doing Business in a Crisis w/ Jake Raijmann

In this episode of Social Confoes Diego and Jean-luc will be having a Social Conversation with Jake Raijmann about his business (GlamPop), his ties to Suriname and much more.

The after movie of the workshop right before the pandemic hit is over here.

Learn more about the GlamPop and order your AirQueen mask here.

You can connect with Jake on:

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introducing Jake at 1AM in the morning
  • 6:32 – How is your relationship with Suriname?
  • 9:49 – How did your entrepreneurial journey start?
  • 19:40 – How did the name GlamPop come about?
  • 25:00 – Have your Surinamese roots helped or held the business back?
  • 30:10 – How has Covid impacted the business?
  • 41:10 – QuickFire Round
  • 44:10 – Bringing a highly demanded product to the market
  • 1:01:14 – Jake’s experience as a finalist during the startup competition in 2019
  • 1:18:40 – Final remarks and closing off

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Creative Confoes 011 – Let’s Not Jinx It w/ TacoAtPlay

The first month of 2021 is a wrap and what better way to kick-off February with Diego and Tevin hosting the first Creative Confoes for 2021. We are joined by a rather superstitious but curious creative who recently went through a journey of self-discovery through his photography. Our guest for this episode is Jake Amatdoelrasit, better know by his Instagram handle @TacoAtPlay.

Slide into Jake’s DM on Instagram @TacoAtPlay

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – A Fresh New Intro Sequence 🙂
  • 6:20 – Do we all start off with a Sony camera?
  • 10:30 – What’s so special about coffee?
  • 13:25 – The story behind the coffee mug on Jake’s hand
  • 20:40 – Taco revealed
  • 28:00 – Walk us through your early days editing process where it was 90% editing and 10% shooting
  • 37:09 – What were your criteria for choosing your first camera
  • 42:05 – In your opinion, what separate’s the great from the good in our local community
  • 52:10 – Have you been able to build a business around your craft?
  • 57:30 – Don’t book your shoot until May
  • 1:02:25 – Closing off with one body and one lens

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Social Confoes 003 – Branding Suriname w/ Rajiv Hieralal

From local to global, Diego and Jean-luc have a talk with Rajiv Hieralal and explore his humble beginnings in the JCI and how he became an International Vice President. Furthermore, this then shifts the conversation on the company he build and the initiatives he started to represent and but Suriname on the map. We the…

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Social Confoes 002 – Starting an Online Career w/ Rachim Sonodimedjo

Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Rachim Son to talk about online opportunities and ways to create an earning online, especially from the perspective of those living in a small developing country in the Caribbean. The conversation progressed with some interesting twists and turns, and of course we were joined again by a live audience. This time from Facebook, YouTube and Linkedin.

Enjoy the episode and we think you can definitely find some interesting nuggets of information in this conversation to help you get started with earning something through the interwebs.

Check out his podcast: The Rachim Show (It’s in Dutch)

You can find Rachim on:

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introductions
  • 5:00 – The Start of Rachim’s Internet Journey
  • 10:15 – The Value of Our Local Language
  • 15:10 – The Process of Getting a Payment Option Secured
  • 23:55 – Is Payoneer the Way to Go?
  • 31:35 – Let’s Talk about OnlyFans and Similar Platforms
  • 43:00 – Can You Rank the Platforms We Discussed So Far?
  • 47:45 – Lightning Round Q&A
  • 1:01:20 – Tips for Getting over the Introverted Shyness
  • 1:13:20 – Closing Remarks and Connect with Rachim

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Casual Confoes 012 – A Look Back at 2020 and What’s Ahead

After doing the podcast remotely for over 6 months, Diego and Greg finally meet up again in person to record the first episode of Casual Confoes in 2021. With 2020 being a wrap, we reflect on some of the highlights and experienced we both had. Additionally, we also briefly discussed what’s ahead for the series in 2021 one by announcing a new series that will focus specifically on economics and finance.

See you next time on Capital Confoes.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Fresh New Intro Sequence 🙂
  • 1:30 – Reflecting on our 2020
  • 11:55 – Remember our very first episode, how about our international guests?
  • 19:32 – Our new series!
  • 33:25 – How is the corporate investment world in Suriname?
  • 37:05 – What else is brewing for 2021
  • 40:23 – Wrapping up and final announcements

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Social Confoes 001 – Creating Life Balance w/ Vishant Poeran

In the official first episode of Social Confoes we got the opportunity to speak with Weightlifting Champion and Motivational Speaker Vishant Poeran. After the quick fire questions we elaborated on Sugar vs. Salt, which ended up being segment on health, eating habits and health goals. This week we managed to stream the session live on the website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. We enjoyed the engagement from the live audience as well.

Furthermore, we asked him to talk about where his inspiration and ideas come from when he creates content to motivate his audience. Lastly, we closed of the episode with the reveal of our official new website :).

Books mentioned during the episode:

  • Known by Mark. W. Schaefer
  • Life’s Golden Ticket by Brendon Burchard

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introductions
  • 3:25 – Vishant Recaps his 2020
  • 8:53 – Rapid Fire Q&A
  • 14:20 – Sugar vs Salt: Impacts of Salt on your Health
  • 21:51 – Is there one change that you made in your life that you said, this is going to benefit your life?
  • 29:50 – Do you have any advice on how to go over that health consistency hump
  • 36:05 – How do you come up with your ideas and inspiration?
  • 58:30 – Create your own 2021 shoutout and winding down

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Social Confoes 000 – The Social Confoes Roadmap

This is the pilot episode for the new series that Diego Ameerali and Jean-Luc van Charante will be hosting called Social Confoes. The format will be a bit different than the other series. We will be hosting live episodes weekly on Tuesdays at 21:00 SRT (19:00 EST) for the foreseeable future of 2021. This series will cover topics surrounding social media. We will be livestreaming Facebook and YouTube (we may add platforms as we progress). Viewers will be able to directly interact with us through the comments section as we progress through the episode. All the episodes will be in English.

In this episode zero we take a quick look back to 2020 and how we both started our own podcasts and what let to us creating this series. We share a bit of our personal experiences and the platforms we are looking to focus on in 2021. We close the episode off with a controversial topic. In Suriname, we haven’t really talked about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology yet. The main reason for that is the amount of ‘Crypto’ MLMs that overshadowed the information of about cryptocurrencies over the past 3-4 years. Diego and Jeanluc talk about the 3 biggest ‘crypto’ MLMs that hit Suriname, some basics of understanding MLMs and their relation with scams as the live chat adds their view on the topic as well.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introducing Social Confoes
  • 11:20 – Bandwidth Limitations
  • 17:30 – Digital Residency in Estonia
  • 27:25 – Platforms We Are Focusing on in 2021
  • 41:05 – Rapid Fire Q&A
  • 57:23 – Topic if the Day: ‘Crypto’ MLMs in Suriname
  • 1:36:30 – Closing Off

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Casual Confoes 011 – Starting A Ponzi Scheme w/ Friends

Welcome back to the Casual Confoes podcast. This time we had a fairly chill Zoom side casual chat with some of my friends in Suriname and the Netherlands to exchange some thoughts on the everlasting presence of Ponzi schemes and maybe how to start one xD? This topic came to mind as there was a…

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Creative Confoes 010 – Getting Trippy Sounds and Visuals w/ Fotosbyfrancis

In this episode we talk with Gervaldo Sloot. We talk about his journey in the creative arts, starting with his love for music and how he later delved into the world of photography. Have a listen to find out more about him. Episode overview: 0:00 – A guy with many names – Gerry 5:46 –…

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Casual Confoes 010 – Free Markets w/ Robert Murphy

Welcome back to the Casual Confoes podcast, a series dedicated towards economics and finance. In this episode we had Robert P. Murphy as a guest. He is a PhD economist and a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute. He is the author of many books and articles. Additionally, he is also the host of The…

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Creative Confoes 009 – Studying Film in India w/ Joel Aarland

In this episode we talk with Joel Aarland. Through a twist of events, he somehow got dragged into film making a few years ago after the Carifesta event in Suriname and now he is studying the arts in India. Have a listen to find out more about him.

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Cognitive Confoes 001 – Kaizen w/ Wayne Macpherson

This is the start of a new series called Cognitive Confoes that will be dedicated to more abstract and conceptual topics. In this first episode, I had the privilege to talk with Wayne Macpherson about Kaizen. In short, Kaizen, is a Japanese philosophy on continuous improvement. Wayne is from New Zealand and he currently holds…

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Casual Confoes 009 – A Financial Planner’s Journey in Canada w/ Eason Ye

Welcome back to the Casual Confoes podcast, a series dedicated towards economics and finance. Today we had Eason Ye as a guest; a Qualified Associate Financial Planner at TD Canada. In short, he’s the guy that advises clients based on their criteria on investment and retirement. We talked about his youth, how he ended up…

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