About Sodan Selva

The DNA for Movements and Insurgency – beating traditional paths by forging success from unexpected means – has always fueled the challenge of the status quo, from positions of leadership and success from his early days at schools and universities globally. Joining his love for new directions and a high sensitivity for business, Sodan grew as an executive and operator, as the primary catalyst alongside C-suite leaders in the pursuit of innovation and transformation at public (Disney), private equity (Blackstone Capital) and venture capital (SAP Founder’s Hasso Plattner Ventures) funded companies. In 2014, he founded Chia Ventures, Inc., based in Silicon Valley, with the mission to crack the code on how established companies could successfully transform, innovate and repeatedly grow today, realizing classical wisdom of the 20th century could not keep up. After three years of R&D, testing, piloting, learning from C-level transformationalists, learning from cross-disciplinary researchers at Stanford University, the Movement Maker program was launched. He now educates, coaches, trains and operates alongside C-suite, senior executives and emerging leaders.

3 Tips for Solopreneurs to Stay Ahead in a Constantly Changing World

Sodan Selva was on the fast track early in his career. He went to grad school, studied economic development and landed a job in investment banking. But his dream wasn’t to be an investment banker. His dream, from the time he was 9, was to be a musician. So he saved up his money as an investment banker, then quit his job and struck out on his own. It’s the stuff legends are made of...

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Draper Venture Network Joins Forces with MovementMaker.io to Drive Corporate Transformations and Enable Access to Latest Innovations

Draper Venture Network, an alliance of independent venture capital firms, today announced a joint venture with MovementMaker.io, a leader in empowering business leaders with techniques to transform their companies into wholly new directions.

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Memo to CEOs and Innovation Leaders: A Black Swan Offense and Capital Light Defense for Uncertain Times

This memo outlines a plan for business leaders to not only survive the current recession but also mitigate the risk of irrelevance in the face of multifaceted disruptions. This requires both an offensive and defensive strategy to be crafted, integrated and executed from within.

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Losing 20 lbs in 12 weeks and Its’ 5 Lessons for Business Transformation and Corporate Innovation

Few periods of our life are more dreadded than “mid-life” - that time when society hits you like a ton of bricks, you realize you’re ‘over the hill’, and you’re meant to medicate with a red sports car.

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Why technology, corporate innovation and digital transformation do not lead to true business transformation.

At its core, digital transformation is nothing more than the use of new and changing technology to solve customer problems. In other words, digital transformation is the effective wielding of a tool, known as technology, however it does not necessarily lead to true transformation.

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Why don’t big companies innovate more?

Many large companies appear sluggish and even confused when it comes to developing disruptive new products or services that set them up to lead the market rather than desperately follow others. In fact, many look to smaller companies, essentially their competitors and venture capital funded start-ups, for innovation in their industries.

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