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 025 – Leading in JCI, Networking and Scaling an Organization w/ Tyler Hiranaka

This week on #SocialConfoes we chat with Tyler Hiranaka. He’ll be joining us from an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Tyler served as the charter president for JCI Honolulu from 2015-2016. Professionally, he is active in the fine jewelry space and also serves as a business consultant. We’ll explore what it means to establish and scale an organization, explore different different business avenues and much more…

Connect with Tyler on Linkedin. Here’s a list of the projects he mentioned in the episode:

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Aloha
  • 4:39 – JCI in Hawaii
  • 10:25 – The Spirit of Aloha
  • 13:48 – Starting a JCI Chapter in Honolulu
  • 17:03 – A cool crazy project
  • 18:42 – The impact of Covid on volunteering
  • 27:39 – Global Networking
  • 32:20 – Social Currency
  • 36:45 – Finding your energy to give
  • 40:42 – Scaling Business
  • 46:06 – Our Appreciation for Gary V
  • 54:55 – Facing Self-doubt
  • 58:46 – Tyler’s Long Game

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Social Confoes 024 – Representing Suriname at the IDB, Travel and Opportunities w/ Jade Tjon

In this episode of #SocialConfoes, we have a chat with Jade Tjon. She is the representative for Suriname on the Executive Board of the Inter-American Development Bank Group and serves as the focal point between the Government of Suriname and the Bank, and is dedicated to bringing attention to the needs and opportunities of small and island states. We talked a little about Suriname, about her role as IDB representative, about her traveling experiences and how to leverage opportunities. At the end she also shared for the first time her brand that she is launching in July 2021 called Foreign Exchange, as an effort to raise awareness and action around the Sustainable Development Goals.

Connect with Jade on Linkedin and also check out Foreign Exchange by Jade.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 2:17 – Transforming the workspace
  • 10:27 – Projects and IDB investments
  • 12:39 – Where does the IDB get funding from?
  • 25:32 – Experiences and perspectives gained from traveling
  • 33:37 – Lessons from dancing ballet
  • 35:55 – Discrimination as a women in the workplace
  • 39:29 – Getting the job at the IDB
  • 43:04 – Key factors for success
  • 51:57 – Investing in yourself and the value of a coach
  • 54:43 – Announcing Foreign Exchange by Jade
  • 58:10 – Superpowers
  • 1:01:26 – Closing off

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Social Confoes 023 – Startups and Venture Capital in Latin America w/ Enzo Cavalie

In this #SocialConfoes, Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Enzo Cavalie. He’s born and raised in Peru but found the startup and venture capital space lacking in the region. With a background in economics he moved to Mexico to start a career in VC. We’ll explore the startup and venture capital space in Latin America and much more. Additionally, he writes about these topics and hosts his own podcasts where he interviews industry leaders in Latin America through his platform Startupeable.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 2:15 – The biggest excuses that entrepreneurs use when it comes to business
  • 4:48 – The state of startups in Peru
  • 9:34 – Startup and VC opportunities in Mexico
  • 12:36 – How important is it to be good in Spanish
  • 17:34 – What do you need to have in place as a startup to be interesting enough for VCs?
  • 23:59 – Providing solutions for people or providing a workplace
  • 31:14 – Do we even need VC culture in Latin America?
  • 36:16 – How do you identify “pedigree” in people?
  • 40:50 – What happens to the money in a non-performing startup?
  • 43:39 – Are VCs often directly involved in operations?
  • 46:28 – How do VCs deal with political and currency risks?
  • 50:07 – Adopting Bitcoin and alternatives in Latin America
  • 54:21 – Quick fire final questions
  • 1:03:18 – Closing off

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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.

You can also connect with James:

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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