Chris Philipps on building an accidental career off the beaten track.
Nowadays more and more young people are putting tremendous pressure on themselves to make the right career choices. The best school grades, the right university, the fastest bachelor, a semester abroad, internship in the right companies - every step is planned in advance and does not leave space for trial and error and exploration. When asked for their motives, people reveal that they often see that as their only chance to succeed.
In this session, Chris talks about his own career but also other careers that seem to be totally random and only make sense in retrospect. He shows off the beaten paths success patterns and main drivers for success (whatever that word really means).
This talk addresses both young professionals as well as more advanced people who are feeling stuck and who are struggling to build a career despite their best efforts.
About Chris Philipps:
Chris is a co-founder of Philipps & Byrne, a tech advisory company based in Berlin specialising in Tech Due Diligence. He has worked as Interim CTO for many well-known companies. He has performed over 100 Tech DDs and worked with over 150 startups and investors worldwide. Chris contributes regularly as a conference and keynote speaker (Google, TOA, GOTO, JAX, Code. Talks, Unicorns in Tech, Continental, Bosch..) and has contributed to various books regarding tech & Agile leadership.