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8 Characteristics of Disruptive Leaders

“Disruptive leaders like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have transformed companies, industries and entire societies while generating incredible wealth for themselves, their investors, their employees, as well as millions of other people,” says business disruption author John Furth. Furth takes the lessons these and other great disruptors have learned and turns them into practical exercises, tools and techniques to help…

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Wasting Assets: U.S. and China About More than Trade

In the early 1950s, the U.S. security establishment debated how to conserve America’s “wasting asset” of nuclear superiority, and even considered preemptively striking the Soviet Union before it developed a hydrogen bomb. Seven decades later, the Trump administration is thinking about how it can act to conserve another wasting asset – America’s relative economic size and geopolitical…

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Three YPO Members Named to “Forbes” 30 Under 30

From New York to California, meet the three YPO members on “Forbes” 2018 30 Under 30 list. “Forbes” magazine released its seventh-annual 30 Under 30 list in July 2018 honoring 600 game-changers across 20 industries, all under the age of 30. Congratulations to three YPO members named to the 2018 list in the United States.…

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The Rapid Growth of the Cannabis Industry

YPO member Smoke Wallin, CEO of Vertical Companies, appears on CNBC to discuss the cannabis industry and its future in the United States. View interview. The post The Rapid Growth of the Cannabis Industry appeared first on YPO. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do you want to be a better leader, CEO,…

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Credit Where Credit’s Due

“I’m a giant payments, credit and finance nerd,” says Marla Blow, CEO of FS Card, a company which provides credit cards to pre-selected consumers in the subprime market. “I have studied the market in a level of detail that would drive a lot of people mad.” Blow honed her knowledge of the finance industry and…

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Sowing the Seeds of Tomorrows Fashion Stars

Roberta Annan’s fashionably philanthropic life “I am a proud African and know how much untapped potential there is across the continent,” says Roberta Annan, by way of explaining her ethos for creating a sustainably successful Africa. “My focus as an ambassador and business owner is to create clear pathways for people — whether that means…

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Meet The Guy Creating Clean Diesel Fuel From Beans

Positive environmental actions are celebrated on World Environment Day. But for South Africa’s Thabang Mabapa, who’s working on turning castor oil into a biodiesel, it’s a daily matter. An agriculture and energy entrepreneur, Mabapa founded Selokong Sa Dimelana, an organization that focuses on the farming, processing and distribution of castor oil for biodiesel purposes in 2013.…

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Embracing Aging

After earning a bachelor’s degree in science, technology and society and a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University, Lily Sarafan was fairly certain that she would attend law school and then work at the intersection of technology and policy. However, her dream career path to becoming the technology advisor to the…

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How to Make Sales Technology a Competitive Advantage

By Chanin Balance, YPO Member In every generation, new technologies arrive that can rightly be called game-changers. From advances in marketing technology to the rapid proliferation of customer relationship management (CRM) systems, we’ve seen an incredible shift in the last 10 years. Now the sales technology landscape is feeling the ripples of this transformation. While…

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F1 Champ on Electric Cars

Since retiring, 2016 F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg has been exploring an interest in electric cars. Enters Global Visionary Donald Sadoway, founder of Ambri, a firm commercializing battery technology invented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and pioneering the use of liquid metal batteries. Could this radical solution pave the way for greener and more…

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