I Wish My Boss Told Me That! show

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.


 Episode 7: How to Make a Career in Analytics (with Vijoe Mathew) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1883

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

 Episode 6: Codeword Banana! (with Alex Komrakov) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1756

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)

 Episode 5: Building Great Teams: Secrets to Being a Successful Leader | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1723

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.

 Episode 4: The Pursuit of Happiness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1339

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)

 Episode 3: The Chicken-Lizard Dichotomy: A Guide to Success - with Santiago Duarte | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1532

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.

 Episode 2: Making the Right Career Decisions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2045

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

 Episode 1: Busting Some Career Myths | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 998

In this episode, Serge looks at some common career myths and compares them with his own experiences over the years.

 Welcome to I Wish My Boss Told Me That! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 107


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