I Wish My Boss Told Me That!
Summary: Welcome to I Wish My Boss Told Me That! A podcast about discovering what it takes to have a fulfilling career. Hosted by: Serge De Vos, Global Director of Operations at AbInBev, world's largest beer company.
In this episode, Serge talks to Vijoe Mathew (Director, Analytics, ABInBev) on how to make a successful career in analytics, switching to data analytics from other fields, and staying relevant in a quickly evolving field. They also discuss how one can apply analytics in their existing role, and what actually makes someone a good data scientist. (00:00) Start (01:34) How Vijoe ended up doing analytics (11:34) How to network with new people to get new insights & learnings (13:40) Can one switch to analytics later in their career? (19:40) How to apply analytics to your own job (21:31) What makes a good data scientist? (25:10) How to stay relevant in a quickly evolving field (28:52) How to manage a data analytics team
In this episode, Serge talks to Alex Komrakov (Director, Commercial Operations, ABInBev) about his learnings from working with CXOs, power of a good story in presentations, learnings in moving from leading a small team to a huge one, getting things done and the codeword "Banana!". Recommended reading: Getting Things Done (Author: David Allen)
In this episode, Serge talks to Sanjeev Ravindranathan (Director, Automation & Efficiency, ABInBev) on how to turn disengaged teams to great ones and the power of getting feedback to be a successful leader.
In this episode, Serge talks to Vinod Elangovan (Senior Manager, Data Transformation & Insights; IIM Bangalore Graduate 17') about finding happiness in one's career and searching for purpose. ----------------------- Recommended reading: Happiness at Work (Author: Srikumar Rao)
In this episode, Serge talks to Santiago Duarte (Vice President - Tech Supply and Logistics at ABInBev) about the Chicken-Lizard Dichotomy, finding what drives you, prioritising work-life balance and other valuable lessons from his illustrious career across companies like General Electric, Genpact, SAB-Miller and ABInBev.
In this episode, Mahesh Sivaramakrishnan (Director-ATR, ABInBev), talks to Serge about his journey from Banking to Operations, evaluating one's priorities and making the right career decisions. Timestamps: Introduction- 00:50 Moving from Banking to Operations- 06:54 Operations as a career- 09:59 Making tough decisions (Changing roles, companies)- 13:25 Dealing with peer pressure- 20:14 Choosing the right company- 23:17 Things we wish we knew earlier- 28:59
In this episode, Serge looks at some common career myths and compares them with his own experiences over the years.