Category Archives: purpose

Navigating Personal Change: Leadership

One of the toughest things to do is navigate change. First of all,  very often, we don’t know what the final destination is. Second, we probably don’t have a clue how to get there. In life, when you are a young … Continue reading

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What Do Investors Value in a Personality Brand?

According to a study by the McGill Consulting Group , a venture backed entrepreneur has a 30% chance of success, a first time entrepreneurs has a 18% or lower chance of success (keeping in mind 90% of new products fail). … Continue reading

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Corporate Responsibility: How values can guide your organizational activities

So much has been said on stakeholder management, corporate responsibility (CR), CSR and community impact that it can fill volumes of books. Still something is missing even though there are more standards available to guide new start-ups like the GRI, … Continue reading

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Leadership: Resilience versus Adaptability – Which is Better?

I struggled with this question. For many years I thought that adaptability was everything. Behold the chameleon that blended in or Charles Darwin’s theory of survival – “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but … Continue reading

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When Doing Good is Doing Harm: Responsible Intentions

Recently I had the privilege to visit Kenya and interact with some amazing school children. I firmly believe the strength of a nation is its youth and I was pleasantly surprised by my experience. It is a fact that the … Continue reading

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Start-Ups: Second Chances – are opportunities to overcome failure by learning from the past

I think we need to re-look the mind-set of failure and convert it into one of second chances. Too often we get stuck in the past. The chains of our mistakes don’t let us overcome pessimism to grab the future, … Continue reading

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Passion and Purpose – A two-edged sword for any entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs fascinate me as they are a breed of risk takers. Some people find circumstances lead them to the edge and they have no choice but to flap those wings and survive. Others are adventurous, experimenting and constantly learning to … Continue reading

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