Social Confoes

Hosted ByDiego Ameerali & Jeanluc van Charante

Social Confoes is geared around getting the personal story behind a person that is inspiring others to do something for themselves. It is a social conversation that gets personal but also touches upon a specific topic of expertise.

Social Confoes is Live every Tuesday at 20:00 (Eastern Time) / 21:00 (Suriname Time):


All Episodes

Social Confoes 034 – A Career in and after Sports w/ Dion Brunings

In this episode of #SocialConfoes we are joined by Dion Brunings to talk about his career in sports, both on and off the court.

Make sure to check out the Loeki-Di Show if you’re in to sports.

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Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 17:31 – Teamwork and communication in sport teams
  • 23:27 – Winning the Caribbean Volleyball Chanmpionships
  • 29:44 – Commercializing sports
  • 37:27 – Volleyball in Suriname vs in the Netherlands
  • 44:49 – Overrated or underrated
  • 1:00:04 – A career after sports
  • 1:11:11 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 033 – Going through Change from Corporate to Independent w/ Chandèl Hermelijn

In this episode of #SocialConfoes we are joined by Chandèl Hermelijn to talk about going from corporate to burn-out to change, which will undoubtedly lead to the discussion whether or not change management is under or overrated.

Learn more about here business ChangeCo Consultancy.

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Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 5:31 – A traditional corporate journey
  • 13:44 – Underrated or Overrated
  • 22:49 – What’s it like working for a “Big Four” company
  • 32:25 – Office politics in corporate
  • 35:36 – Reaching a point of burnout
  • 43:41 – Starting an entrepreneurial journey
  • 49:34 – Scaling up and the bigger vision
  • 55:00 – Academic career advice for an 18 year old
  • 1:00:15 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 032 – Business, Weed, Crypto and a Children’s Book w/ Dave van Aerde

In this episode of #SocialConfoes we chat with Dave van Aerde, host of De Dave Podcast. Additionally, he’s a well-known businessman in Suriname who’s had his toes dipped in a wide range of industries, such as waste management, hospitality, cannabis, crypto and theatre. Tune in and find out how all this is interconnected in him finally writing a children’s book that will be published in the very near future featuring Bolly the Otter.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:50 – Where does your punctuality come from?
  • 8:04 – Defining Dave in business terms
  • 20:16 – Crypto talks
  • 38:18 – Exploring the cannabis industry
  • 46:28 – Becoming a creator and educating through the media space
  • 1:00:37 – Writing a children’s book
  • 1:04:00 – How to start your journey
  • 1:10:31 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 031 – Crypto and The Hive Guide w/ Jon G. Olsen

This week we had an earlier #SocialConfoes with Jon G. Olsen. We talked crypto, the hive guide and creating content on the blockchain.

Learn more about Hive through The Hive Guide by Jon.

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Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:54 – Plan B(itcoin)
  • 10:03 – Email marketing
  • 13:50 – How much time do you spend on crypto on a daily basis
  • 22:07 – Criteria for choosing Hive
  • 31:02 – Is 100% decentralization possible and is it good?
  • 38:16 – Areas of opportunities for creators and entrepreneurs on Hive
  • 45:32 – Talking about Splinterlands
  • 56:29 – NBA Topshot and crazy crypto stories
  • 1:01:50 – Affiliate marketing vs multi level marketing
  • 1:08:12 – Closing off with a book

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Social Confoes 030 – A Reverse Virtual Drink w/ Sandrina Hunsel

Do you have a This week on #SocialConfoes we’re having a reverse #virtualdrink with Sandrina Hunsel. Tune in to learn more about her story with volleyball, starting businesses and connecting with people through virtual drinks.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Intro: Jean-luc forgot he met Sandrina before
  • 3:42 – Not being on the volleyball court
  • 8:08 – Transition from player to coach
  • 19:03 – Sandrina on the Suvobo controversy
  • 22:59 – Getting sport scholarships in the US
  • 26:06 – Moving away from Facebook
  • 30:04 – Starting Virtual Drinks on Linkedin
  • 38:57 – Getting to know people on other continents
  • 41:07 – The do’s and don’t when approaching new people
  • 48:44 – Why the virtual drinks are not recorded
  • 52:12 – Starting a coaching career and a radio show
  • 58:27 – Processing and synthesizing information
  • 1:01:27 – Being a tall woman
  • 1:07:28 – Closing remarks

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Social Confoes 029 – Ask Me Anything: Jean-luc

Do you have a question you always wanted to ask Jean-luc, want to hear his opinion on a topic, or just have a question in general. Feel free to drop it in a comment below, and he’ll make sure to answer it.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Intro: Locked out of my laptop
  • 7:38 – Developing a good memory
  • 11:52 – What’s the answer to life, the universe and everything?
  • 14:04 – Quickfire 1
  • 19:11 – Tips to improve public speaking
  • 21:35 – Balancing work, life and leisure as a dad
  • 28:36 – Jean-luc favorite influencer at the moment
  • 32:16 – Biggest career goal
  • 35:20 – Is Suriname ready to transition from traditional 9-5 to more independent work
  • 43:26 – The best and worst part of working in the social media space
  • 47:31 – Are Surinamese influencers sending the right message?
  • 52:42 – Stop using Facebook!
  • 55:52 – How has the pandemic changed fatherhood for you?
  • 58:53 – Quickfire 2
  • 1:04:49 – Kaseko and Social Media
  • 1:10:28 – Monetizing on Spotify and what’s a podcast
  • 1:14:36 – Superpowers for each district in Suriname
  • 1:23:07 – Closing Remarks

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Social Confoes 028 – Ask Me Anything: Diego

Jean-luc and Diego have a midyear check-in on the state of #SocialCoTonight, we are doing #SocialConfoes a little differently. Diego Ameerali is doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything), so if you have any questions on creative design, studying abroad, mining #Ethereum, investing in #Veefriends, or something personal instead, this is your chance!

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introduction with fictional characters
  • 4:15 – One concept for a positive impact on humanity
  • 10:56 – Which online platforms does Diego actively use?
  • 12:39 – Earning money online in Suriname
  • 16:12 – Recommendation for people that are ready for financial independence?
  • 18:32 – Things you want to do but haven’t done?
  • 20:08 – If you could turn back time, would you?
  • 22:06 – Podcasting experiences on Social Confoes
  • 30:08 – How do you get guests on podcasts?
  • 32:47 – Making the switch from other platforms to podcasting
  • 38:26 – Stories that people wouldn’t believe?
  • 43:14 – How do you develop the skill to not complain?
  • 45:12 – Where do you get the drive to keep going?
  • 54:36 – What hidden talents do you have?
  • 55:46 – First mobile phone and how often do you switch?
  • 1:02:44 – Biggest success and failures
  • 1:05:33 – What are your values?
  • 1:08:15 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 027 – TEA TIME: Mid-Year Check-in and Confoes Roadmap

Jean-luc and Diego have a midyear check-in on the state of #SocialConfoes and talk about what’s to come in the next half of 2021.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:33 – Things we’ve learned in the first half of 2021
  • 13:50 – Challenges we are currently facing
  • 20:20 – Why do we even have guests on
  • 28:58 – Thoughts on live audio platforms like Clubhouse
  • 36:34 – State of podcasting in Suriname
  • 56:08 – Social Media algorithms and distribution
  • 1:03:31 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 026 – Mortal Kombat, Good UX Design and Working Remotely w/ Pek Pongpaet

This Tuesday on #SocialConfoes we will be joined by Pek Pongpaet. He’s the CEO and Chief UX Strategist at Impekable, a world-class agency that designs and engineers SaaS and mobile applications. Additionally, if you are a fan of Mortal Kombat, you don’t want to miss it.

Learn more about Impekable on their website. Listen and subscribe to to his podcast “What is UX?” and “Founders with Pek

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:15 – A Mortal Kombat Story
  • 8:41: – Naming Impekable
  • 15:38 – Moving to the US and starting a career in UX and UI
  • 25:26 – Quickfire Questions
  • 32:10 – The importance of UX and UI
  • 37:57 – Western vs Eastern UX
  • 43:15 – Changes in UX for the next 5 years
  • 47:55 – Personal privacy in an online world
  • 50:57 – Working remotely from the start
  • 1:03:33 – Government regulation in a tech integrated world
  • 1:07:50 – Closing off

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