Finding the fun in life with Shantesh Row

Finding the fun in life with Shantesh Row
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| 1 March 2023

We kickstart Season 2 of The MyndStories Podcast with a bang!

In this fresh episode of the MyndStories Minis, Smitha Murthy talks to Shantesh Row, copywriter, and CCO.

Shantesh is not your typical writer. Are there typical writers? But we digress.

Shantesh has spent over 25 years in ad agencies, crafting copy that creates brands. In this conversation, you may not get copywriting tips, a la LinkedIn, but you will get insights on coping with stress, a little bit on finding the joy in everyday, and a lot of fun.

Quote from the conversation

“I am a very positive person. Even in the most negative circumstances, even if I am going through absolute crap, I smile.”

We discuss

  • What it means to be a writer
  • Dealing with the darkness
  • Finding life’s balance between the past and the present
  • How to be a child again
  • What to read on LinkedIn (intellectually and banally)

Shantesh’s bio

Shantesh Row is the Chief Creative Officer at Slant Advertising, an ad agency he co-founded in Dubai. He describes himself on LinkedIn as a: Storyteller. Quizzer. Once upon a time opening batsman and offspinner. Tried to be a Chartered Accountant. Knowledge seeker. Trivia miner. Single Malt connoisseur. Horror film maven. Interpreter of maladies. Wannabe chef. Facebook avoider. Twitter hater. Opinion junkie. Pink Floyd lover. Intense mood-swinger. Novel-in-the-making-for-ages writer. Bathroom crooner. Sit down comedian. Voyeur of life.

We think his description is way better than anything we could come up with.

Born in Mumbai, Shantesh is based in Dubai and has an affinity for LinkedIn influencers, cows, consistency, and copies, in no particular order. The link to his top-rated copywriting workshop is below.

No LinkedIn personal branding experts and influencers were harmed during the making of this show. 

Connect with Shantesh

LinkedIn | Topmate


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*Disclaimer – The content in this podcast is only for educational purposes. It cannot be considered as individual therapy advice or counseling and is not to be taken as medical or mental health advice.