Knowledge@Wharton’s Mukul Pandya on the Democratization of Learning

3 Sep 2019

Mukul Pandya with Knowledge@Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania discusses the creation and impact of the program, and how making learning accessible can change the world.

Hosted by Jeff Kavanaugh, VP and Head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute.

“If anyone is out there who has been disappointed or who has felt crushed, remember that you can take that suffering and turn it into your strength if you just think about it differently. Maybe it's a very abstract thing to say, but your pain can turn into your passion.” Mukul Pandya


Show Notes

  • 00:55

    Mukul talks about his professional career and background

  • 03:30

    Mukul tells about the journey from starting up Knowledge@Wharton and then growing.

  • 11:11

    What's an objective Mukul has working with companies? Given the platform he has and given the reach he now has, what are his goals in working with corporate America and companies around the world?

  • 16:19

    Mukul gives an example where he has seen feedback, where he put the knowledge out there that has helped someone or a company reach another level to do something very special with it.

  • 19:25

    Mukul mentioned before about the impact he made in high schools around US and here he shares an example of impact made internationally.

  • 22:53

    How can companies take a little piece of this maybe and do something similar themselves with knowledge and thought leadership and in sharing? Mukul shares tips for companies that would like to take steps in this direction.

  • 26:18

    Mukul gives recommendations for individuals that genuinely seek to learn. Mukul ends with a personal story.

  • 29:46

    Mukul shares his current favorite book.

  • 30:35

    How can people find Mukul online?

About Mukul Pandya

Mukul Pandya

Mukul edits and manages Knowledge@Wharton. the online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years Knowledge@Wharton has evolved into a network of online business journals, including a global edition in English and others in Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. In addition, in March 2011 Knowledge@Wharton launched a portal in English and Spanish for high school students. The Knowledge@Wharton Network has more than 3 million users around the world. In addition, Knowledge@Wharton has a daily two-hour radio show on Sirius XM.

In the past, Mukul wrote, assigned and edited articles for New Jersey's top business publication. Also wrote freelance articles for The New York Times, The Economist, Time magazine, etc.

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