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World Knowledge Forum – Seoul, South Korea

Last week I had the privilege of attending the 15th Annual World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea as both a panel moderator and speaker.  And this Forum attracted an impressive collection of politicians, academics, business leaders and entrepreneurs. The … Continue reading

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Reinvent Yourself . . . especially with a short runway

 People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out. ~Warren Bennis One of my favourite movies is the 2001 epic war film, Pearl Harbor,  starring Ben Affleck, Josh … Continue reading

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Leadership as the “back up band”!

Every once in a while we get things twisted around backward and the world begins to feel odd. Like waking up with your pyjama bottoms twisted half-way round. Or worse yet, someone gives you a “wedgie” (at least that’s what we … Continue reading

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What Drives Me (You, Us)?

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true … Continue reading

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The Culture of Banking is Broken . . . An Example

Everywhere I turn the press and critics are talking about how the culture of big banking in the UK is broken.  They blame the culture on all sorts of ills, from greed to lack of respect for diversity to the … Continue reading

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A Lesson for all of us from Sony

“Capital isn’t so important in business. Experience isn’t so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you … Continue reading

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