Author: Real Leaders

Free download: Guide to Understanding Sustainability

Download our free guide to sustainability and understand the origins of this crucial concept, how it creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony and how a sustainably-minded future can help fulfill the social and economic requirements of present and future generations. Click on the link below for your free download: The Real Leaders Guide to Understanding Sustainability  ...

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What’s Your Blue Ocean Strategy?

In today’s overcrowded market, companies compete head-on, resulting in bloody “red oceans” of rivals fighting over shrinking profits. Professor Renée Mauborgne and  W. Chan Kim, founders of the blue ocean concept, argue for creating uncontested market space. We asked Mauborgne about the benefits of this approach.    How exactly did your Blue Ocean Strategy come about? We have always shared an intellectual curiosity in understanding what it takes to stand apart and create strong profitable growth. In search of this answer, we looked back more than 100 years and across more than 30 industries. We asked ourselves which industries...

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People, Planet, Profits

We need leaders to come up with ridiculous ideas and impossible solutions, says Mark Van Ness, the founder of an innovative real estate company. We need, Mark Van Ness believes, greater synergy between people, planet and profit, and it is clear old ideas are simply not working. He’s in good company as a recent Harvard Business Journal and the book Megatrends 2010 share this view. The world has reached what Malcolm Gladwell would call a ‘tipping point’ in many areas. There is the global financial crisis, the rapid melting of polar caps, increasing rates of cancer at earlier ages...

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Jeff Skoll on Social Enterprise

The first president of eBay explains why he believes both social enterprise and impact investing provide the best model to deal with global challenges. You are clearly a man with a vision – what makes you tick? My vision was something that started when I was a kid. I used to read a lot, and by the time I was a young teenager, I started to realize that the world of the future might be a pretty scary and unsustainable place and even back then fears of new weapons, wars and diseases were top of mind for me. So...

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Rebel With A Cause

Sung-Joo Kim, the Chief Visionary Officer of MCM Group, one of the world’s largest luxury houses and one of Korea’s most powerful women, gives her view on fashion and how it can influence consumers for the better. Originally seen as a rebel by her family for not simply settling for marriage, she was struck off the family registry and left to fend for herself. The family business was left to her brothers, as per cultural norms, while she was expected to marry into another rich family and prepare for the lifelong role of docile housewife. Sung-Joo rebelled and started her...

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