On Wednesday, Dutta Satadip spoke with Grade 7 students about his personal and professional journey, sharing wisdom from his life.
Dutta Satadip is the Global Head of Customer Operations at Pinterest. Prior to Pinterest, he was the Director of Customer Success at Google. He was responsible for a multi-billion dollar portfolio of over 150 products with teams in 15 different offices. Mr. Satadip has worked extensively in both developed and emerging countries. Mr. Satadip frequently speaks at major conferences (including TEDx) on topics such as: Customer Experience, Operations, Change Management and Leadership. He also shares his experiences via articles in publications like Harvard Business Review, and Strategy and Business. He has served on the board of the National Hemophilia Foundation and Save One Life.
Below are a few highlights from what Mr. Satadip shared:
-(In a corporate setting) “Don’t wait to be included, make your voice heard. It is one thing to have good ideas, but you have to be able to share them.”
-“My grandfather was a huge influence on me, he broadened my view of the world and made me curious.”
-“After graduating from college it is very important to set personal learning goals so you can continue to grow.”
-“When you ask for help, there are lots of people who will step forward to help you, but you have to ask.”
-“Find your supporters, the people who believe in you.”
-“Two crucial skills for the future are: understanding and processing numbers, and building relationships with people.”