Coffee with Daniel

Welcome to Sonar Group’s ‘Team Coffee’ series. Today we sit down with our newest employee, Daniel to have a coffee and get to know him better.

Daniel Nguyen
September 15, 2023

1. What is your role at Sonar?

Digital Project Manager


2. What are your personal career goals?

To become a cool person and a knowledgeable leader/consultant.


3. What is a perfect work day for you?

Morning starts with green tea and a full breakfast, working with some background music. Lunch with colleagues. Afternoon with another green tea.


4. Where do you look for inspiration for your work?  (websites, podcasts, publications etc)

Podcasts: HBR Idea Cast, The McKinsey Podcast


5. What do you enjoy outside of work?

I really enjoy going to see movies.  The last movie I saw was the documentary on Arnold – that guy is huge!

I also like going on field trips with my friends to explore new places.  Last week, I went fishing near the shore of Mornington beach. We hired a small boat to take us about 4km from the shore. We did it largely for fun and weren’t expecting to catch anything – but we managed to catch a gummy shark!

Finally – I am a fan of food and trying new dishes.  More interesting the better.


6. What is your favourite thing about working for Sonar?

Everyone is knowledgeable and friendly to support others. The working space is huge without any blockers, which makes it easier to have creative thinking.


7. What are your top three songs, books, podcasts, and movies?

Songs: Golden hour, infinity, Natural

Books: How to read a book, The psychology of Money

Podcasts: HBR Idea Cast, The McKinsey Podcast, Think Fast – Talk Smart

Movies: The Witcher, John Wick series, Mission Impossible series

8. What is your favourite food?

Eggs Benedict


9. What is your usual coffee order?

I don’t usually drink coffee, but if I have to choose, it would be a latte


10. What is your favourite quote?

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison



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