The Soundtrack of Life


Born Leader Episode 4 BONUS - Babak Hafezi of Hafezi Capital

In this bonus episode, I wanted to share a bit more from my interview with Babak Hafezi, CEO of Hafezi Capital. As we learned in Episode 4, his approach to business is informed by a global perspective and a background in conflict resolution and human rights. If you meet Babak, you’ll notice that he’s well put together, eclectic and sophisticated. After seeing photos of Babak on the web taking a spin at a DJ turntable, I was reminded of a friend years ago who revealed the song he always walked to in his head was Staying Alive by the Bee Gees. And so, that led me to think, “This dude has got to have a phenomenal soundtrack in his head.”

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Key words: leadership, business, process, human rights, international business, globalization, b-corp, benefit corporation, social venture, finance, planning, strategy, transformation, networking, mentor, mentoring, human capital, scalability, venture capital


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Produced by the Hypatian Institute, Inc., Born Leader is a podcast founded on the belief that everyone is a born leader and there are many paths to discovering your own potential. We explore leadership through interviews with and profiles about everyday people who demonstrate we’re all born leaders.