It's Episode 001 when we understand that good and bad things might come from the same experiences.
We are in Soho House Amsterdam, Netherlands, around noon on one sunny summer Tuesday. Aito De la Rua shares his experiences of growing up as the son of the president of Argentina, what he learned from his extraordinary times as the manager of Shakira and how psilocybin and telepathy have become a part of his understanding of life, work and business.
Aito (b. 1974) is an Argentina-born global entrepreneur in hospitality and wellbeing. His current ventures include Nomade, an international transformational hotel chain, and Spinoza, Amsterdam-based startup offering psychedelic programs and products. Aito calls himself a seeker studying different modalities of transformation connecting the dots of business, philosophy, psychedelics and spirituality.
“I remember myself being in the shower the night before my father was taking office as the president of Argentina. I was 24 by then and I thought, wow, this is going to be amazing in a way thanking the energy in the universe. But at the same time I said to myself, this is a perfect moment, but don’t be so sure about perfection because good and bad things might come from this experience.” — Aito De la Rua
Talks of imperfection – Not your ordinary business podcast
Talks of imperfection is a new podcast series of intimately open diverse conversations where globally recognized leaders, founders, entrepreneurs and activists reveal their personal relationships with growth, collaboration, success and imperfection.
Season one features eight carefully curated guests coming from different backgrounds, cultures, languages and professions who all share the common goal of creating a more equal, more reasonable and increasingly sustainable future through their talent, network, vision and passion.
This is not your ordinary business podcast but a gentle platform for deeply meaningful conversations that redefines our views on doubt, failure and vulnerability and connects the blurring dots between smarter working habits and more balanced private life.
The show is in English only and hosted by Risto Kuulasmaa, an Amsterdam-based entrepreneur, wanna-be surfer and a life-long student of imperfection, and enabled by Edita Prima, the kindest Nordic tech company that orchestrates automated customer journeys to perfection.
“Life is perfect. How you relate to life creates all the imperfections. Nature is perfect and we are part of it, it is our minds that creates the separation. We create our subjective truths about perfection and imperfection and this is why talking about imperfections is so interesting.” — Risto Kuulasmaa
Season one of TOI is out. Listen now through your favorite streaming services.