Outliers 31: Zainab Bawa on lessons in building the HasGeek community

Pankaj Mishra August 19, 2017

What’s the best way to build communities that last?

“Do nothing,” pat comes the reply from Zainab Bawa, the CEO of HasGeek.

Bawa’s inspiration is Masanobu Fukuoka, a famous Japanese author of bestselling books including “The One Straw Revolution” and “The Natural Way of Farming.” Fukuoka is famous for his “do nothing” philosophy.

In this episode of Outliers, I sat down with Zainab to learn about building communities and handling conflicts. She also discussed the need to take the diversity debate beyond just gender, and include the trans genders too.

And if you want to learn more about Bawa and Kiran Jonnalagadda, you can read this longform: Meet India’s geekiest couple: Kiran Jonnalagadda and Zainab Bawa.