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November 2023 Newsletter

· Newsletter,Southeast Asia,Thought Leaders

Happy to share that the BRAVE podcast community has now grown to 40,000+ listeners monthly! We’re thrilled to welcome Gita Sjahrir, Head of Investments at BNI Ventures, as a co-host covering Indonesia on a monthly basis. Please continue to let us know your feedback on how to improve - we’ve upgraded our audio editing, topic diversity and regional market coverage this past month as a result.

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Regional News & Deep Dives

Popular Interviews


Community News

Do you know a founder who is moving on to a new professional chapter in their life after their startup? This may be due to an exit, wind-down or cofounder departure. We are organizing our third Phoenix offsite on December 2, Saturday, 10am-12pm SGT. We’ll be hearing from other founders about their earlier transitions, how to mentally integrate earlier learnings and exploring new opportunities as a future tech operator, VC or repeat founder. Confidential, pro bono, 2 hours, virtual. Let them know they can RSVP here.

Ee Chien Chua is closing his bar Jekyll & Hyde on Dec 31 2023 after a decade of sweat, blood and tears. Visit them for Singaporean soul food and one last signature cocktail. Hear his pandemic podcast about how hard they had worked to survive as a business.  



Jeremy was on Jennifer Ong’s “Ctrl Alt Career” podcast and shared about his childhood days and crucial career decisions that he had made.



Best Read / Best Watch

"Unfolding" by Ali Schultz, cofounder of I laughed at the line “At 40–we begin to unpack ourselves from the boxes we’ve folded ourselves into, especially as it relates to who we are and our work. Many of us arrive here as fine pieces of origami.” No easy answers to the questions we ask ourselves, the expectations that others have of us, and the dreams we had. How do we unfold ourselves into the next chapter of life?



“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. As for you, Agnes, you have so far used about one-third of your talent. No artist is pleased. No satisfaction whatever at any time.There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” - Martha Graham


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Stay Brave!

Jeremy Au