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Dec 4, 2019

About this Nugget: 

This nugget was pulled from episode 227 from my interview with Sankaet Pathak from Synapse. It’s on leadership and making the hard decisions.

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In this nugget we have Sankaet Pathak from Synapse, this nugget is on leadership by making the unpopular and difficult strategic decisions.  Every day We hear and see plenty of leadership posts on what great leaders do compared to bad ones.  In reality the lines between good and bad leaders is not clear. It can get muddy for leaders making important strategic decisions which are unpopular at times and can be mentally and physically draining, yet, sometimes everything is riding on that decision.  Sometimes the crazy decisions pay off, while in others they cause or speedup the demise of an organization. Welcome to being a leader, being a great one is not up to you or anyone else for that matter, it’s about having a goal and accomplishing that goal. I know I’m oversimplifying it, since leadership isn’t a single thing, but if you boil it all down and distill it, being a great leader is within having the ability to make results a reality.   As they say, talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. Sankaet has done this twice at Synapse and we share one here in this nugget.

What is a nugget of the week?: 

The host John Siracusa has recorded over 270 episodes as the host of the Bank On It & Before the A fintech podcasts where he interviews founders building the future of fintech and the VCS/Angels who fund them. 

With each interview there’s this wow moment when the person interviewed has shared something really special, unique or a reminder on how founders or investors should think. So, here we are delivering those moments to you in the form of a bite sized nugget.

About Sankaet Pathak: 

Sankaet is CEO of Synapse. His first foray into the fintech startup world. 

About the host: 

John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at Carpenter Group, and 'Before the A' podcast recorded onsite in Flat Iron at Barclays/Techstars Rise NYC.   He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.  Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, ‘Before the A’ 

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