Guest Podcast: Lessons from Founding a Data Consultancy with Suranga Fernando


Suranga Fernando, co-founder of Arreoblue, shares his journey from a corporate tech role to founding his own data analytics consultancy. He discusses the challenges and rewards of starting a business, the importance of balance and diversity of thought, and the skills needed to succeed in the industry. 

Key Takeaways

  • Seek balance and diversify your skill set to enhance your career prospects.
  • Plan carefully and seek feedback from trusted individuals before launching a business.
  • Invest in long-term skills like empathy and communication, as they are crucial for success in consulting.
  • When hiring, prioritize candidates with diverse perspectives and strong communication skills.