Wish I Knew . . .
#69 Dave Brown - Global Big 4 Leader / Hiring People / The Zen Master / ABBA!!! (Ugh)
September 19, 2022
I'm your host Gary Nowak and this is by far one of my most organic and fun podcasts where my former boss and guest Dave Brown and I don't get past what he studied in college and managed to enjoy a very insightful conversation.
- Principal & Global leader for Shared Services and Outsource advisory for KPMG
- 10 years of experience with Equaterra and TPI
- Director of Finance with AT&T for 6 years
- University of Windsor Bachelor of Psychology / Finance
- MBA from Queen's University
Talked about the Book "South" by Ernest Shackelford
"This is the epic real-life adventure of the Shackleton expedition to the Antarctic that goes wrong in every way possible."
- Paper boy foundation to his success no bike no basket
- Getting politely stiffed in Canada during paper boy collections
- Blue collar upbringing and 1st to go to college
- The impact of his Parents telling Dave after seeing his grades that they "Shutting this down"
- Psychology to sociology to business degree
- Crossing the Canadian / American border for a few beers and saving a few $$
- Using sports analogies in business, so applicable
- How Dave builds a team and the process he follows / what is he looking for?
- Your reputation will follow you everywhere you go
- Dave's interviewing technique - getting to the stories
- Hiring people that "look like you"
- Proud moment has an exponential impact
- His approach with me while I was in China and Australia
- Becoming behavioral not mechanical with his mentoring approach
- Viewing issues from the other point of view
- Being a strategic thinker, great lesson / operational mindset
- Being put on the spot by the client and speaking honestly
- Commanding the room and when to pick and choose when to speak
- The Zen Master - bringing Zen into a room
- Best advice - work your tail off, you will be seen and There is more to life than hoping for a new shovel
- 5 year plan perspective - Trash it
- Take advantages of opportunities in front of you
- Support your boss and make them look good
- Moving to your favorite vacation spot
- Abba, ugh
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