Your values are your compass – Mandeep Rai | EP80 recap


Your values are your compass.

This week we are joined by Dr. Mandeep Rai to discuss her work on values.

Mandeep is the author of the international bestseller “The Values Compass” and a global authority on values, working with companies, institutions, and individuals around the world.

Every day we make decisions based on what we believe in: values that define the ambitions we set, the choices we make, and the relationships we choose. In The Values Compass, Dr. Mandeep Rai shows how the countries of the world epitomize the power of values, provide an ideal guide to help us understand our own, and teach us important lessons about success.

From Moroccan compromise to Armenian survival and American entrepreneurship, The Values Compass shows how we can incorporate the values that animate nations into our own lives—seeing ourselves through the eyes of the world, and shedding new light on the opportunities and challenges that define us. The result is an insightful and readable collection that helps us reflect on the values that matter most, last the longest, and have the greatest power to create change.

“The Values Compass takes us into the hearts, minds, and traditions of the cultures and people of the world. It demonstrates how interconnected we are and how the divisions that exist between us stem from acting with narrow self-interest rather than concern for the good of our human family. I hope that the book will contribute to making our world a happier place.” —THE DALAI LAMA

Mandeep travelled to more than 150 countries and reported as a journalist for the BBC World Service and Reuters, amongst others. Mandeep began her career in private banking at JPMorgan and later worked for the United Nations, the European Commission, and grassroots NGOs before setting up the UAE’s first media venture capital fund.

Mandeep has an MSc in development from the London School of Economics, an MBA from the London Business School, with a year at Harvard Business School and MIT, and holds a PhD in global values.


What you’ll find in this episode:

(45:07) – This simple activity helps you figure out your values if you are feeling lost
(50:29) – How values shape a company’s culture
(57:37) – Mandeep’s #1 habit to help you live in congruency driven from your values

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