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We believe that every human is born creative, entrepreneurial and a misfit. But we are taught to become someone else. The podcast shakes up this thinking. That’s why it’s called The Design Your Thinking Podcast.

The Design Your Thinking Podcast

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On The Design Your Thinking Podcast, Karthik engages with guests in deep and candid conversations about their journeys and work. The guests on the show are typically creatives, or entrepreneurs, or nonconformists, or a mix of those. 

Our guests are experts from various fields, but are all connected through a set of common traits and beliefs. They've swam against the tide, taken life or career crushing risks, questioned beliefs and rules set and followed by millions of people, and they all care to share and learn.


Karthik Vijayakumar

Karthik Vijayakumar is the Founder and Host of The Design Your Thinking Podcast where he interviews creatives, entrepreneurs and nonconformists. He spent over 15 years designing businesses with some of the world’s biggest technology companies including a startup he founded out of college.

He launched the podcast during a career break in 2016, that ended up making ~ quarter million downloads in less than a year.

podcast downloads in first 11 months

Today, Karthik combines his experience in online business and podcasting along with his experience with business design, to help entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and business owners with building and growing their businesses and personal brands.


Thoughtful, Well Researched and Deep!

Karthik's questions were thoughtful, well-researched, and drove to a singular, important point. He's clearly capable of going deep with big thinkers. His conversations flow naturally, he remains light even when topics are heavy. I would absolutely recommend the show to my friends and network.

I particularly enjoyed Karthik's ability to connect key moments in one's life story, making them relatable to someone new to the conversation. And, I definitely will look forward to being back on the show, and working with Karthik if given an opportunity.

Keep cranking. The world needs more thoughtful conversations like these.

Jim Jacoby Co-Founder, ADMCi

Fun Facts about Karthik

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I carry a few tricks with me almost always.

Martial Arts

I have a 3rd degree (San Dan) Black Belt in Karate.

Hair Styling

I cut and style my own hair.


I've done stage plays and taken motorcycles on me.

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