Automated Economy and its influence on India’s growth (feat. David Kramer)

In this podcast episode, Kramer discusses his recent travels and the evolution of automation in traditional services. He highlights the excitement of witnessing the accelerated adoption of automation in different countries. The conversation then shifts to the most delicious vegetarian food in New Zealand. The hosts recap the previous podcast and set the context for the discussion on solving problems in the automated economy. They explore the changing perspectives on working for large organizations and the importance of passion and curiosity in problem-solving. The value of creativity in finding solutions and the potential of applying solutions from one country to another are also discussed. The chapter concludes with a discussion on the significance of innovation and the differences in problem-solving across economies.

The conversation explores the concept of the automated economy and its impact on entrepreneurship and global business. It discusses the importance of solving economic transactions and the role of technology in enabling fluid and efficient financial systems. The conversation also emphasizes the need for entrepreneurs to understand the cultural and economic conditions of different markets and to build solutions that are hyper-personalized and ethically conscious. Additionally, it highlights the significance of localization in building successful solutions and the potential impact of automated economy on various industries.


  • The automated economy is rapidly evolving, with traditional services being hyper-automated and integrated into the digital economy.
  • Entrepreneurs should be passionate about the problems they want to solve and think outside the box to find innovative solutions.
  • Solutions to similar problems in different economies may require localization and adaptation to suit the unique cultural and economic conditions.
  • Creativity is crucial in problem-solving, even when solutions have been developed elsewhere. Each solution should be tailored to the specific context and needs of the target market.
  • The automated economy offers opportunities for entrepreneurs to solve problems and generate income in ways that were not possible before. The automated economy enables more fluid and efficient economic transactions, allowing entrepreneurs to solve problems and accelerate payment systems.
  • Entrepreneurs can build solutions for other countries without physical presence, leveraging technology and digital enablement.
  • Localization is crucial in building successful solutions, considering cultural norms, economic conditions, and ethical considerations.
  • Understanding the transactional states and evolving solutions based on market conditions are key to success in the automated economy.
  • Long-term business strategy should focus on embracing automation, hyper-personalization, and data-driven decisions.


00:00 Introduction and Travel Experiences

01:16 The Evolution of Automation in Traditional Services

03:21 Delicious Vegetarian Food in New Zealand

04:41 Recap of Previous Podcast and Context Setting

07:06 Changing Perspectives on Working for Large Organizations

08:01 Identifying Problems to Solve in the Automated Economy

08:30 The Importance of Passion and Curiosity in Problem Solving

09:29 Understanding the Automated Economy and Applying Knowledge

10:22 Solving Problems in the Retail Sales Space

12:18 Taking Solutions from One Country to Another

13:47 Gaining Knowledge and Thinking Outside the Box

15:39 Applying Solutions to Similar Problems in Different Economies

19:10 Solving Problems Locally vs. Being Creative

22:24 The Importance of Passion and Creativity in Problem Solving

23:42 The Nuances of Localizing Solutions

25:29 The Significance of Creativity in Solution Building

28:32 The Value of Innovation in Problem Solving

30:12 The Similarity and Uniqueness of Problems and Solutions

34:52 The Differences in Problem Solving Across Economies

36:45 The Potential of Solving Problems in Different Nations

38:15 Solving Economic Transactions

41:31 Food Delivery in Different Cultures

42:49 Building Solutions Without Physical Presence

44:44 Mitigating Mistakes in Global Business

45:26 Understanding the Transactional States

46:24 Evolving Solutions for Different Markets

47:40 Long-Term Business Strategy in the Automated Economy

48:41 Taking Advantage of Automation

50:07 Ethics and Localization in Building Solutions

53:04 Impact of Automated Economy on Other Industries

56:32 Importance of Localization in Solutions

01:00:32 Automated Economy in India


Evolution of Automated Economy:

  • Observations on Automation and Technological Advancements in Various Countries
  • Impact of Hyper-Automation on Traditional Services and Economies
  • Examples of Accelerated Services in Different Countries (e.g., New Zealand, Dubai, Chile)
  • Excitement about the Evolution of the Automated Economy

Identifying and Solving Problems in the Automated Economy:

  • Discussion on Changing Career Aspirations and Work Patterns (e.g., Gen Z and Alpha Generations)
  • Importance of Entrepreneurship and Problem-Solving in the Modern Economy
  • Factors Influencing Problem Solving in the Automated Economy (e.g., Passion, Creativity, Boundarylessness)
  • Analysis of Global Problems and Solutions Applicable to Local Contexts
  • Importance of Innovation and Adaptation in Problem-Solving Processes

Challenges in the Indian Economy

  • COD (Cash on Delivery) is highlighted as an example of a challenge in the Indian economy due to prevalent cash transactions and limited banking system access.

Entrepreneurial Solutions and Innovations

  • Kramer discusses the approach of young entrepreneurs in addressing challenges such as COD by analyzing underlying issues and creating solutions to improve economic transactions and remittance systems.

Globalization and Cultural Adaptation

  • The discussion expands to global trends, the impact of globalization on economic factors, and the need for entrepreneurs to understand and adapt to cultural differences and economic conditions in various regions.

Digital Enablement and Global Business

  • The concept of digital enablement is explored, emphasizing the potential for entrepreneurs to develop solutions for global markets without physical presence in every region, citing examples like Zoho and software solutions originating from diverse countries.

Localization and Problem-Solving

  • The importance of localization in business solutions is emphasized, using examples like food delivery apps and cultural preferences (e.g., dietary restrictions regarding onions in certain Indian regions) to illustrate the need for tailored solutions.

Iterative Problem Solving and Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • The conversation concludes with discussions on iterative problem-solving, maintaining flexibility in business strategies, and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset focused on understanding market needs and adapting to evolving trends.


Check out the transcript here.

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