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Vikas Tiku explains why you should "listen more than you speak", why once you've made a decision you shouldn't second guess" and that "your career highlights will never make it to your tombstone" along with seven other great lessons. Hosted by Siebe Van Der Zee.About Vikas Tiku
Vikas has over 30 years of experience with large, global businesses in the US, Asia Pacific, and Africa.
Vikas served as Representative Director, Head of Transformation, Chief Financial, and Strategy Officer for Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. He was voted as the ‘Best CFO in Japan’ (Food & Beverage sector) by Investor Weekly publication in 2018.
Vikas started his professional career with The Pillsbury Company. He subsequently served as COO and CFO for Source Precision Medicine; a start-up medical technologies company based in Colorado. He joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2005 as M&A Lead for Asia Pacific before going on to serve as CFO Africa (2006-2008), CFO Japan (2009-2014), and CFO Asia Pacific (2015-2016).
Vikas has a Bachelor of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering degree from Punjab University in India and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in Spring 2019
Lesson 1: What brought you here isn’t necessarily going to get you there. 5m 26s
Lesson 2: Be true to who you are. Be authentic 09m 09s
Lesson 3: Decide quickly when stakes are not high…Decide carefully when stakes are high 12m 28s
Lesson 4: Create possibilities and don’t close options too quickly…they have value 18m 33s
Lesson 5: Conflict by itself isn’t good or bad. Your reaction makes it so 25m 16s
Lesson 6: Listen more than you speak 30m 44s
Lesson 7: Your career highlights will never make it to your tombstone 34m 27s
Lesson 8: Once you’ve made a choice don’t second guess 38m 42s
Lesson 9: You can’t do something without actually doing it. 41m 44s
Lesson 10: Be Humble. Nobody knows everything 44m 07s