Chris Carr is my guest today. He has spent a long career in the analytics space in financial services. Here’s his linked in profile.
Chris was voted one of the top 10 leaders in Analytics by IAPA in 2018.
He speaks about:
- the variety and interest that comes with working in a larger organisation (and being a bit of a sticky beak)
- the “we’ve got data, let’s do something with it” problem
- His bent towards “exposure” on the Exposure – Education – Experience idea (70/20/10) and his method for researching through people (what he calls “self-researchers”
- his preferences for recruiting and a growing feeling that “If I had to start from scratch I wouldn’t start with analysts”
- why he calls himself an analytics professional
- the kinds of questions he doesn’t ask when he recruits (and the answers he’s looking for)
- the need to keep sight of the end stage which is a decision
- why scoping well is a time saver
- the difficulty of beautiful dashboards
- how he structures his day (newsflash: being at work early isn’t compulsory)
- how he keeps up to date on what his teams are up to, how he builds team and learns at the same time
- which meeting is the most attended meeting for his team each week?
- his realisation about how hard he may have been to manage in his early career
- why you can’t learn everything from a book
- his favourite charity is the Heart Foundation
Why it’s a hassle that Internal consultants are perceived as “free” to their stakeholders, and what it means you need to know how to do.