Dayalan Mahesan is the owner of Joseph Property Group, which specializes in property development, management and sales in the UK. He joins Ara to discuss growing up in an entrepreneurial environment, how he raised money with his wife for the Sri Lanka Easter bombing victims, having Burrito Boyz delivered by plane, why ketchup was created, being of a big fan of the Liverpool Football Club, and much more.

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Connecting with Dayalan – https://www.instagram.com/lifeofdayalan/

Timestamps:

00:15 – Introducing Dayalan Mahesan
02:26 – How Ara and Dayalan were both influenced by entrepreneurial fathers
05:22 – Connecting with the Tamil community in London before Facebook
07:27 – Who is DJ Biznus?
08:56 – COVID’s impact on Dayalan’s life and London
10:48 – Fusing Sri Lankan / Caribbean food to raise money for Easter bombing victims
12:31 – Supporting his wife’s entrepreneurial efforts
14:07 – Passion for property, working with the South Asian forum
16:13 – Wanting to mentor people and help the underprivileged
18:52 – Previously being very shy, developing public speaking skills and reading more
20:06 – Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
23:10 – Ara confesses to bribing Dayalan
23:54 – The time Ara delivered Burrito Boyz from Canada to Dayalan in England
24:47 – How a funeral in 2017 changed Dayalan’s perspective
26:24 – Wanting to be remembered in same light as his late father
28:50 – The impact of the London-Tamil community on Dayalan
30:52 – Who inspires Dayalan? Why was ketchup created?
35:07 – The importance of surrounding yourself with likeminded people
37:11 – Speed round

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