Archive for May 2018

4 YPO Members Are Recognized as EY Entrepreneurs Of The Year

Four exceptional YPO members have been named country winners in the 2018 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program. They will be gathering in Monaco this June for the announcement of the coveted EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. EY is YPO’s Strategic Learning Advisor. Congratulations to these forward-thinking YPO members whose different entrepreneurial journeys are leading…

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Harnessing the Power of Alignment

Aligning strategy and execution is an exercise that requires constant, company-wide dedication, but the benefits make the challenge worthwhile. Most leaders understand that aligning strategy, culture and execution is critical to organizational success, but few appreciate it more than Lee Benson, the Founder and CEO of Execute to Win (ETW). Before forming ETW, he created…

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The Rising Prospect of Living 10 Decades

The idea of living a century was once confined to science fiction. But no longer. For the world’s wealthy, living a 100-year life is not an outcome they consider a mere possibility. It’s one they expect. In this first global issue of UBS Investor Watch — and the largest survey of wealthy investors in the world…

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Cryptocurrencies Are a Lot More Than Just Currencies

Bitcoin has dropped by 70 percent since hitting record highs last December. But volatility in disruptive financial innovation is nothing new. In their “Unlimited” wealth section, UBS features the opinions of Hong Kong-based expert, Jennifer Zhu Scott, asking how society can leave the current cycles of boom and bust and shift the focus to a…

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How Soup Is Uniting and Transforming Communities

When last did you fund a new venture over a bowl of soup? Well now you can. Detroit Soup invites community members to pay USD5 at the door and then listen to presenters vying for votes on a project that will make a positive difference in their communities. Projects range from art, urban agriculture, social…

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Creating a Culture of Service

Using values to build a culture that serves customers and employees alike can make a difference not only inside an organization but outside of it as well. YPO member Jamin Arvig, Founder and CEO of U.S. Water Filters, set out with a clear business mission: to bring clean drinking water to the 1 billion people…

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Time in the Market Is More Important than Market Timing

Investing in financial assets can allow people to grow their wealth, which in turn gives them greater flexibility in how they use their time. Protecting that same wealth against financial crises is also important. But many clients think they can beat losses by timing the market and trading single stocks. UBS finds that these factors…

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Smart Leaders Turn the Lens Inward: 3 Tips for Self-Mastery

by Brian Gast, YPO Certified Forum Facilitator Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. — Victor Frankl Leaders can be reactive. Reactivity can come in the form of loud anger as well as over-thinking, emotional detachment,…

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Harnessing Your Fear Factor for Peak Performance

Patrick Sweeney says he used to be a wimp. Now he’s a full-time adventurer who has overcome his fears and is helping business leaders reach new heights by embracing theirs. YPO member Patrick Sweeney gets asked one question over and over again: does anything scare him? The 50-year-old Irish-American is, after all, a self-styled “fear…

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Explosive Potential: Technology, Venture Capital and New Markets

As the world shifts paradigms into the era of voice and video authentication, cybersecurity, drone analytics and ground-breaking radar technologies, there are tremendous profits to be had for entrepreneurs if they move quickly. The global impacts of these massive market changes challenge successful companies to acquire a whole new arsenal of skills and look at…

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