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You are in one of these 5 places

Chris Brogan’s recent post had a section that said “you are at one of these 5 places in your life”… The 5 Places of Life You know your goal and you’re going after it. You know your goal and you’re stuck and can’t find your way there. You know your goal and you are letting distractions win. […]

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Purpose and Vision Beats Opportunism

Two Approaches to Life My friends live their lives in one of two contrasting ways: Guided by a Long term Vision for their Lives Take Opportunities as they come In the short term, the opportunists made great early progress.  I have one friend who changed job every 1-2 years in the investment banking industry.  Each […]

Lessons from EO Leadership Academy 2016 – Washington DC

I was in Washington DC the last 6 days teaching on the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Leadership Academy 2016.  We had 28 leaders from all around the world – China, Nepal, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Canada, Germany, Australia, USA, UK.  The White House was being prepared for the inauguration of the next US President. Christophe Magnussen is an […]

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What is Mentorship?

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton In the words of Sir Isaac Newton, mentors extend our vision, enable us to attain greater heights. Mentors provide counsel and expand our resourcefulness. The word itself is inspired by the character of Mentor in Homer’s Odyssey. The goddess Athena takes on his […]

Taking the Long Cut

Lots of people are searching for short cuts. If you are going through something just to get the diploma, then by all means take short cuts. You don’t really care about the journey. If you are determined to grow a life that becomes more and more fulfilling and you have a sense of growth and […]

Commencement Speech: Emmanuel Faber – “Who is your Brother?”

I’ve just added another great Commencement speech to my youtube playlist: Commencement Speeches Emmanuel Faber gave the commencement address at HEC this year, 2016. The first half is in french, the last in english.  Emmanuel tells a powerful personal story, describes 3 diseases, and asks us a question… This is a powerful speech.  You’ve got to watch […]

What I teach…

I have the privilege of teaching at a number of top business schools around the world.  Last week I gave classes at Harvard and at MIT.  This is a video from IEEM Business School in Montevideo, Uruguay where I spend a week each October teaching on their MBA and Executive Leadership programs. The video is a […]

The #1 Obstacle in Teaching Leadership

The mission of the IESE Business School, where I teach about 1,000 EMBA, MBA and Senior Management participants each year, is to “develop leaders who aspire to have a deep, lasting and positive impact on people, firms and society” and I have spent a lot of the last 13 years attempting to find a way to […]

The Incredible Magic of Mariano Torrente

“There is magic in front of us… if we pay attention.” Mariano Torrente This is the first video released by the TED organisation from the recent TEDxIESEBarcelona event. Mariano Torrente is a magician who will graduate with the MBA class of 2016.  (Watch it here.) Where Amazing Happens Amazing things happen right in front of […]

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10 Rules for Students (and Teachers)

This was posted at Maria Popova’s blog Brainpickings back in 2012.  I’m not a big fan of John Cage as a composer (he is most famous for over 4 minutes of silence…) but he was an inspiration for (and promoter of) these 10 rules: 10 Rules for Students and Teachers RULE ONE: Find a place you […]

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