Your Company Is Your Castle – with guest Sandeep Chennakeshu

Companies emerge from smart people with clever ideas. However, it takes a systematic approach to making a company sustainably successful. 

My guest Sandeep Chennakeshu is the author of Your Company Is Your Castle and compares building a company to that of a medieval castle that has withstood the test of time, having weathered nature’s elements and hordes of invaders. Sandeep ties eight structural elements of such castles to eight essential elements that make a company thrive.

After two decades in corporate roles as CTO of Ericsson Mobile Phones and Sony Ericsson, president of Ericsson Mobile Platforms, SVP at Freescale, president of BlackBerry Technology Solutions, and EVP of AMD, Sandeep returned to consulting and the start-up world.

He is currently COO at Uhnder Inc., a pioneer in digital-imaging radar, and sits on the advisory boards of exciting tech start-ups.

Join us as we explore how to make a company sustainably successful so that it becomes a castle and stands the test of time.

This episode will be airing live on 19th May 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about guest Sandeep Chennakeshu:

Sandeep Chennakeshu is a lifelong student and aspiring teacher whose heart is in technology and mind is in business. He earned a postgraduate diploma in industrial management from the Indian Institute of Science and a PhD in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University. He then entered the electronics industry and led the development and launches of technology that billions use every day via cell phones, laptops, wearables, satellites, medical equipment, and cars. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a named inventor on 180 patents.

After two decades in corporate roles as CTO of Ericsson Mobile Phones and Sony Ericsson, president of Ericsson Mobile Platforms, SVP at Freescale, president of BlackBerry Technology Solutions, and EVP of AMD, Sandeep returned to consulting and the start-up world. He is currently COO at Uhnder Inc., a pioneer in digital-imaging radar, and sits on the advisory boards of exciting tech start-ups. Managing operations in fourteen different countries over the span of his career gave Sandeep a deep appreciation for global businesses. Along this rich cultural journey, he led the transformation of three underperforming businesses using the principles outlined in his new book, Your Company Is Your Castle: Proven Methods for Building a Resilient Business. Sandeep lives and works in Austin, Texas and plans to spend the next chapter of his life sharing his learnings through writing and mentoring.

This episode will be airing live on 19th May 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper has over a 30 year career worked with major global brands to small entrepreneurial ventures developing exceptional leaders, teams and highly engaged workforces. Chris has hosted since 2011 the Business Elevation show which in 2019 was the most accessed business show on the world’s leading on-line radio platform ‘Voice America’ .

He is co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House New York and in 2021 contributed to multiple international best seller ‘Play The Game’.

Chris has a reputation as an exceptional coach, consultant, facilitator and speaker. Chris also founded the Elevation Collective where exceptional people are connected to contribute to a better world. He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, lives in Leicestershire in the UK with his wife and two teenage boys and loves adventure and the natural world.

In 2019, during a mid-life crisis, he competed in Scotland’s toughest one day endurance event.

This episode will be airing live on 19th May 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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