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Archive for July 2019

Exec Taps Sun to Address Water Poverty in Africa

Eradicating water poverty in Africa became YPO member Sunil Lalvani’s life’s calling after a ride on Ghana’s dirt roads brought him to witness a shocking, but all too common, scene. At the time, Lalvani had been leading his family’s consumer electronics business for 20 years, traveling frequently in sub-Saharan Africa. While journeying between cities, his…

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Becoming A Worthy Leader

Worthy leaders believe in their ability to deliver on something bigger than themselves and to impact positively on the lives of others. In the two decades I have been working with leaders, I’ve collected 360-survey data on thousands of leaders, their capabilities and their impact. Here are the top strengths and challenges of 10,000 leaders…

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Executive’s Guide to Influencer Marketing

Successful CEOs can’t ignore the rise of influencer marketing – a much-hyped concept where companies tap individuals with clout and authority to spread the word about their brand and products. But that hype rightfully comes with skepticism, especially among executives. Can these programs actually drive business results for brands? The short answer is yes. Research…

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Optimal Health Through A Plant-Based Diet

Every time we eat, we make a decision — to fuel our health or feed a disease. According to Marco Borges, an exercise physiologist and New York Times bestselling author, America has a health care crisis. Instead of practicing health care, we practice sick care. “We wait for someone to get gravely ill and treat them with…

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Snacking for a Cause with CEO Sean Kelly

For a nation as wealthy as the United States, the statistics are both surprising and alarming. Some 40 million Americans struggle to put food on the table every day, and one in six children may not know from where their next meal is coming. But charitable organizations, such as Feeding America, are trying to put…

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Blockchain: It’s About Customers, Not Cryptocurrencies

Organizations naturally fragment into silos of focused activity. Tribes of specialized experts form, then communicate poorly among each other, even though they have the same logo on each of their office doors. Their separate streams of activity generate costly and often unhelpful streams and collections of data: separate histories of what was done by different…

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Battling Food Insecurity, Eliminating Disease, Reimagining Health Care: All in a Day’s Work for Sam Prince, M.D.

With the courage to ‘live out’ his best thoughts, Australia’s 2018 EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year, YPO member Sam Prince has merged his life’s passions — medicine, philanthropy and entrepreneurship, to bolster his positive impact on the world. He talked to Ignite about what guides him and the lessons he learned growing up that…

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EducationSuperHighway Connects Millions of U.S. School Children to the Internet

“Education has opened every door for me in my life.” The son of two educators, Evan Marwell, CEO and Co-Founder of the massive infrastructure project EducationSuperHighway, grew up surrounded by great intellect and teachers who showed him what was possible in public education. Doors opened for higher education, for employment in the management consulting field,…

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Bridging Worlds: Why Audette Exel Is A Global Leader for Tomorrow

In her role as Founder and CEO of Adara Partners in Sydney, Australia, Audette Exel makes billion-dollar deals routinely. As a global financial leader, she’s been honored as a global leader of tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. In her role with Adara Development, she is a visionary hero of philanthropy. A member of YPO…

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