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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. You can also connect with Ivan: Facebook Watch Wiren on Amazon Prime. Episode Overview…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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!

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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.

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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,…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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