Posts by YPO

CEO Fadi Ghandour Named 2019 Social Innovation Thought Leader

In September, the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship announced the 2019 Social Innovation Thought Leaders. YPO member Fadi Ghandour, Chairman and CEO of Wamda Capital, a platform that invests, nurtures and builds entrepreneurship ecosystems across the Middle East and North Africa, was among the 40 awardees recognized for their innovative approach…

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Latest Salesforce Report Takes the Pulse of Customer Expectations

Salesforce released the third edition of its “State of the Connected Customer” report, incorporating responses to surveys from over 8,000 consumers and business buyers worldwide. In the 2019 report, the goal was to gauge customers’ expectations in four areas: engagement, emerging technologies, trust and companies’ values. The resulting data comes from a double-blind survey that…

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9 Succession Planning Tips to Make Your Family Business Last

You’ve spent much of your career building your family business. You’ve learned what works, endured lean years, enjoyed success and watched your company grow. The last thing you want is to lose the “end game.” You want your business, and legacy, to successfully transition to the next generation. Family businesses make up the majority of…

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Christina Stembel Grows Farmgirl Flowers Into A Blossoming Success

Nothing brings a room to life, symbolizes the beginning of spring or creates a more romantic landscape for lovers to run through than flowers. But being the female owner of a flower company isn’t all whimsy and wonder. “Anyone that comes to me for advice about starting something perishable like I did, I tell them:…

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Geetha Murali Paves the Way for Gender Equality Through Education

“In my personal life, I’m keenly aware that a family’s circumstances can change drastically over the course of a single generation, through the power of education,” says Geetha Murali, Ph.D., a YPO member based in California and the CEO of Room to Read, a nonprofit organization focused on creating a world free from illiteracy and…

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Geetha Murali Paves the Way for Gender Equality Through Education

“In my personal life, I’m keenly aware that a family’s circumstances can change drastically over the course of a single generation, through the power of education,” says Geetha Murali, Ph.D., a YPO member based in California and the CEO of Room to Read, a nonprofit organization focused on improving literacy and gender equality. “Decisions that…

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AI and Health Care: A Story of Ethical Leadership

Ethical leadership and sustainability are the priorities du jour in business.  In fact, many corporate leaders consider them when measuring a company’s success. But what they represent today goes beyond simply focusing on environmentally sound practices. Terrence Kommal, M.D., YPO member and Executive Chairman of South Africa’s Medical Expert Consulting Group, knows that considering a company’s impact…

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Tech Disruptor Karn Manhas Alters the Future of Farming

For Karn Manhas, food is deeply personal. “I don’t think we realize how intimate food is,” the YPO member says. “It’s not something we just interact with. We put it in us. What we eat actually becomes a part of us.” Bearing that in mind, Manhas founded Terramera. His idea was as simple as it…

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#PayWhatYouCan Brings the Outdoors to More People

Summer vacations are a much-anticipated time of the year for many Americans — but not all. According to an annual survey conducted by Bankrate, only 52 percent of Americans are planning to take a vacation in 2019. Why? The biggest barrier for 60 percent is they simply can’t afford to — with 44 percent citing…

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