The President Who Dismantled His Country To Save The World

One of the world’s most powerful leaders decided that aggressive posturing and ideological differences shouldn’t matter anymore. He was of the opinion that leaders who seek peace should be seen as strong, not weak. Mikhail Gorbachev moved from politics to forming a green “Red Cross” to help solve environmental issues. To meet future challenges he […]

The Trillion Dollar Market Opportunities at the Bottom of the Pyramid

I have moved from the Third World to the First World in my life. I was privileged to be poor before I became rich, to understand what it feels like to live in poverty without needing to read a book. I failed all my subjects at school, but the teachers never tested me on the […]

6 Steps to Being a Fearless Leader

Rebecca Minkoff built a fashion empire through hard work and a relentless drive to live her dream. It wasn’t easy and took tremendous resolve to remain hungry and persevere. By never giving up, she has created a space for herself on the shelves of luxury department stores across the world. She also cofounded the Female […]

5 Ways to Elevate Your Voice

As we emerge from a year of confusion and muted voices, who better to keep us inspired than those who never lost their voice — keynote speakers. Draw inspiration from these 5 speakers who deliver words of wisdom to help you lead better than before. Many celebrities and politicians have lost their appeal over the […]

6 Leadership Lessons From Rob Chesnut, Former Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb

Rob Chesnut is a graduate of Harvard Law School and worked for 14 years with the U.S. Justice Department. As a federal prosecutor, he ran the Major Crimes unit and prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including bank robberies, kidnappings, murder, and drug trafficking. He also handled the prosecution of CIA, FBI and other employees […]

Michael Franti: Creating a Better World Through the Power of Words

Musician Michael Franti has a deep understanding of the hurtful and healing power of words. Michael Franti didn’t want to tell his mother the bad name he’d been called at kindergarten that day. The last time he’d said a bad word in front of her, he had his mouth washed out with soap. “Was it […]

Lead Like an Artist: A Conversation With Dr. Gindi

It takes courage to create new, untested things that some people may not understand. Artists, like great leaders, need to stay open to different viewpoints and zone in on the things that will move people. Educated as a medical doctor, the German-Egyptian sculptor Dr. Gindi (above) has spent most of her life exploring different cultures […]

6 Successful Social Innovation Projects

Brands with a conscience not only attract better talent and woo discerning consumers, they also wind up building communities and boosting the bottom line. As they say, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Social innovations are new strategies, concepts and ideas that meet the social needs of different elements […]

22 Ways to Lead With Genius

What are the essential elements of genius needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world? In 2016, inventor Martine Rothblatt’s phone rang. The voice on the other end was her friend, Rebecca Hoffberger. “Are you some kind of da Vinci?” Hoffberger asked. “I’ve just read that you created the world’s first all-electric helicopter.” “Yes,” said Rothblatt. […]

6 Images to Move Your World (Seeing is Believing)

People Make Culture (Culture Doesn’t Make People) In the ultimate act of female empowerment, pop phenomenon Lady Gaga (above) has put a ring on her finger to celebrate that we are all free to propose to anyone at any time. The Knight Finger ring was launched by online retailer Klarna, together with Swedish fashion activist […]