Frederick Anderson is a Service and Operations Executive with over 15 years experience in Financial Services and Management Consulting. Away from the plush corporate offices and the daily ground coffee, Frederick Anderson also spent an early career in an open cast copper mine which he describes as a real baptism by fire on many levels.
He has a passion for understanding leadership in its different guises, and aims to share his personal insights with a growing community of people in search of success. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical) and a Masters in Business Administration.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the sunny city of Durban, South Africa during the 1970's and 1980's. Due to the oppressive Apartheid system adopted by the government, my formative years and my future was destined to be bleak. However with the fall of Apartheid in 1994, the ability to freely express thoughts and ideas without fear or persecution, exploded with people of different races being able to, for the first time, converse and socially integrate. So being forward, cynical and sometimes abrasive in my thoughts and expressions of positions of authority, and the controllers of "power", in my world, seems completely normal.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With an engineering background I always shared an interest in mechanics. So when free time permits I enjoy tinkering with anything that has a motor. My car probably shares the brunt of it - with maybe one too many services in the year. Else my two little kids keep me well utilised in the arts (face-painting, drawing, puppet shows, etc) or as a personal chauffeur to every kids party in the year!
In 24 minutes, this much needed life-hack will open your world to new ways to understand and create business and personal success in your life. Written by an experienced business executive it aims to provide a quick guide to unleashing the inner you.