Getting out of your comfort zone with Cesar Salazar, Ep 21

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The working environment is undergoing a rapid and exhilarating change and you do not want to be left behind.

On How to be the Difference, we help you navigate in and around the intricacies of this new and exciting era, providing the latest career advice from leading industry experts. As the demand for tech-savvy professionals rapidly increases, “the world is your oyster…” has never rang truer, from remote teams and online working platforms to task automation.

If you are looking to begin your career, secure that promotion, find the right role to suit your family’s needs or identify better ways to attract and retain top talent for your company, look no further as we tackle the ever-evolving nature of the working environment, and its future.

Hosted by Talanta’s very own, our Co-founder and Head of Impact, Johanna Molina and Head of Experience, Paul Lynskey.

Looking backwards and connecting the dots 

This week on How to be the Difference we sat down with Cesar Salazar, a serial entrepreneur and an authority in the venture capital world in Latam. Johanna and Paul talk to Cesar about his experience founding more than six companies and investing in over 100 early-stage startups in Latin America.

Having come from a family of university professors, Cesar has held on to the values instilled by his upbringing of curiosity, creativity, and intellectual development. From being socially anxious to organizing hackathons and building communities, Cesar is used to getting out of his comfort zone over and over again.

In conversation with Johanna and Paul, Cesar shares his experience on pushing through and breaking mental models to allow for self-awareness, curiosity, adaptability and resilience to permeate throughout his life and ultimately into his latest company, Beyond, where he connects creative problem solvers in Mexico with some of the brightest founders in the US.

Outline of this episode:

  • [0:50] – Johanna’s birthday
  • [1:45] – Introducing César Salazar
  • [3:45] – Following intuition
  • [5:43] – Building community
  • [9:35] – Starting a venture fund
  • [12:36] – A simple life
  • [13:30] – The vibe of Hackathons
  • [15:14] – Break through
  • [19:23] – Expressing who you are
  • [23:00] – The Startup Weekend impact 
  • [25:32] – The learning experience 
  • [30:52] – A career change
  • [34:38] – The inspiring experience of internship
  • [39:41] – A good cup of coffee
  • [41:36] – What’s next for César Salazar?

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