Archive for January 2019

Business Leaders Reflect on Insights From CES 2019

From 8-11 January 2019, more than 182,000 entrepreneurs, manufacturers, retailers and techies gathered at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to glimpse what’s next in consumer tech. On display were modular, flat and rollable TVs, self-driving cars, space-saving monitors, crypto-currency wallets, the Impossible Burger 2.0 and even a robot that neatly folds the laundry. The…

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93% of CEOs Believe Business Should Create Positive Impact Beyond Profit

Recently, YPO conducted a survey among its 27,000 chief executives in 130 countries to get their perspective on the greater role of business in society, beyond profits and wealth. More than 2,200 CEOs responded to the YPO 2019 Global Leadership Survey, which forecasts a massive cultural shift about the role of business leadership. Ninety-three percent…

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New YPO Global Leadership Survey Finds Young Business Leaders Overwhelmingly Believe Business is a Force for Good

Ninety-three percent surveyed say business should have a positive impact on societyDAVOS, Switzerland, 23 January 2019 – YPO, the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives, conducted a survey of its members in over 130 countries to get their thoughts on if the purpose of business is to have an impact on…

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A Passion for Purpose-Led Business

Maurice Ostro, OBE, is a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist who has fused the two major strands of his career to create eg (Entrepreneurial Giving ), a movement to help entrepreneurs to be more successful and encourage them to embed purpose within their businesses. On the one hand, Ostro is a successful entrepreneur. His business ventures…

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Stepping Into the Shoes of a Mentee

Having set up the global mentoring program for YPO and having been involved in its continued development for eight years, I thought I understood the value and mechanics of the mentor-mentee process. Then I decided to formally step into the shoes of a mentee for some firsthand perspective. Doing so wasn’t easy, but it did…

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How Neuroscience Can Strengthen Marketing Campaigns in 2019

Marketing has always relied on tapping into the consumer’s subconscious — how they think, what they do, and why they make certain decisions. The ways of answering these questions, however, have grown more sophisticated over time thanks to advancements in science and technology. Where marketers used to rely on observation, focus groups and intuition, they…

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Fourth Annual YPO Innovation Week Launches at CES 2019

Preparing to accelerate what’s next, YPO launched its fourth annual YPO Innovation Week at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas. YPO’s program focuses on emerging technologies and new breakthroughs which are transforming a wide range of industries. “It’s very inspiring to hear from so many great innovators as CES kicks off,” says CEO of Nitrous…

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Steering A Family Business Toward Success

Noni Purnomo has spent most of her life behind the wheel of her family’s transportation business, Blue Bird Group Holding, Indonesia’s largest taxi operator. But as any family business owner knows, surviving over the long haul is a delicate balance between family and business interests, with constant attention to strategic planning. According to YPO member,…

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