Ed McManus: Behind the scenes of childhood in Ireland to PHD qualified biochemist, leading Deliveroo in Aus, amateur bee keeper, structured exec education & being generalist
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Learn about how curiosity has driven his professional journey in Science, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Energy & currently Last Mile Delivery leading Deliveroo in Australia. Ed shares how to transition well into a new industry, how to build strong personal relationships, how to manage up authentically, and the advantages and disadvantages of being a generalist. I was curious for Ed’s take on structured education and whether an MBA is helpful on your journey to being a leader. And stay tuned to learn about Ed’s varied interests including Bee Keeping, Archery and more!
Welcome to episode #75 w Ed McManus! Here are 5 key takeaways you will learn from this episode:
1. How parents shaped Ed and his 2 siblings
2. Curiosity leading to PHd in Biochemistry and transition to business
3. How to manage up authentically in your career
4. Should you do structured education to position yourself to become CEO
5. Advantages and disadvantages of being a generalist leader
03:08 - Ireland and Australia
04:08 - Primary and secondary carers
05:27 - Growing up in Ireland in the 80’s in a fractured country
07:30 - How parents shaped Ed and his 2 siblings
12:27 - Sporting heroes
13:57 - Curiosity driving work in science, business & more
16:44 - Doctors and nurses being high flyers for Ed’s family
19:47 - Transition from biochemist to commercial business roles
23:26 - How to build strong personal relationships
26:58 - How to figure out a new environment and where to add value
30:20 - Don’t be under pressure to come up with answers only
32:54 - Transparency, performance and managing up
37:50 - Advantages and disadvantages of being a generalist vs specialist
41:21 - Side hobby as amateur bee-keeper
43:45 - Should you do structured executive education?
46:59 - Supporting startups through capital and knowledge