Leadership Insights

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Succession Planning: 6 Steps to Transition Your Business Without Panic

If you are a business owner stuck between the excitement of sunny winters in paradise and complete dread over the issues your retirement will have on your company, you are not alone. According to a recent study by Wilmington Trust, 47 percent of businesses with a proprietor over the age of 65 do not have…

Creating a Healthier Workplace

It’s the job of leaders to build a supportive workplace. Leaders adapt their management styles to accommodate the needs of a changing workforce and create workplaces that help drive independent thinking, collaboration and innovation. Real Leaders, the preferred partner publication of YPO, recently published a series of articles focused on how leaders can shape, improve and…

Reworking Lunch: CEO Kristin Groos Richmond Is Changing the Lives of Students With Food

It was while volunteering in Nairobi, Kenya, that Kristin Groos Richmond, Co-Founder and CEO of Revolution Foods and a 2019 YPO Global Impact honoree, first witnessed the advantage well-nourished people, especially the young, have over those who are ill-fed. The realization stayed with her past a stint on Wall Street and into business school, where…

Filmmaker Shaun MacGillivray Wants Kids to Dream Big

A great story lures people in, allowing them to experience things in a way that they otherwise could not. The Great Wall of China. The International Space Station. A village bridge in Haiti. The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. The 127-story Shanghai Tower in China. The Hyperloop in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Viewers can explore the…

Episode 97: Bob White (Entellus Medical), Windermere, Florida, USA

        YPO member Bob White dedicated his career to advancing lifesaving medical technology. After graduating with a degree in aerospace engineering, Bob began at GE working on jet engines for the U.S. military. He earned his MBA at Cornell and found his passion in the healthcare industry. Bob has led a number…

4 Experts Weigh in on Innovation as a Business Imperative

“It is easier to fail in the U.S. than in Europe or Asia — both structurally and culturally,” says Pascal Finette, Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation, when asked to comment on regional differences in thinking about innovation. Data can be interpreted in various ways. Between 29 April and 6 May 2019, YPO conducted a…

All Girls Can: All Girls Can: Global Chief Executive’s Mission To Eradicate Gender Inequality

Growing up in South Africa during apartheid shaped the deep feelings Charlotte (Lotte) Davis, founder of One Girl Can and a 2019 YPO Global Impact honoree, has about racial discrimination and injustice. She witnessed “some pretty horrific things” she says before her family left that volatile environment, immigrating to Canada in the late 1960s. But…

Episode 96: Jessica Cole (Becker’s Healthcare), Chicago, Illinois, USA

        YPO member Jessica Cole is high energy and passionate. So when she graduated from the University of Iowa, it’s no surprise she went in an entrepreneurial direction. She met the founder of a small, new healthcare information company, and he hired her as an intern. Jessica quickly rose through the ranks,…

Collaborating Across Industries to Raise Nepal Out of the Ashes

Every year, YPO recognizes members who foster positive social change at both local and global levels through its Social Enterprise Network (SEN) Sustainability Award. Nirvana Chaudhary, a 2018 award recipient, has established himself both as a successful global entrepreneur and an avid philanthropist. At 37, Chaudhary heads Chaudhary Group, a global conglomerate worth more than…

YPO Congratulates Member Brad Keywell for Being Named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

Entrepreneurs tend to be disruptors who often feel driven to change the status-quo. YPO member Brad Keywell says he’s in it to keep learning. Keywell, a tech veteran, was named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019 on 8 June 2019. He was selected from 57 finalists representing 47 countries at a gala ceremony…

José Shabot Cherem, Mexico’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, Makes Education Accessible And Cities More Livable

José “Pepe” Shabot Cherem is a serial entrepreneur who has started six nonprofit organizations and more than a dozen for-profit ventures in Mexico City. At 34, Pepe embodies the notion of a “growth mindset.” A YPO member who is always finding new ways to improve people’s lives, Pepe creates synergies among his companies, new entrepreneurs…

Feeding The Soul: Grocer Jeff Brown Tackles Philadelphia’s Food Deserts

When fourth generation grocer and YPO member Jeffrey Brown opened his first store in 2004 in a low-income Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, neighborhood with a history of gun violence and hired several returning felons to work in it, he says most people thought he was crazy. Fifteen years later, he’s CEO and President of Brown’s Super…

High on Stockholm: EY Recognizes Sweden’s Urban Edenström For His Entreprenuerial Vision

Urban Edenström, civic-minded property management magnate and YPO member, has been named Sweden’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. He’ll represent his country in the competition for the world’s top EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in June at the annual awards show in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Three other YPO members from Mexico, South Africa and the…

When To Trust Your Intuition In Making Business Decisions

Trust your gut. It’s common advice. Every day you rely on your instincts to help you make decisions in your personal and professional lives. Often, if you have experience, self-confidence and success, you believe you know what to do. While those feelings can lead you in the right direction, they can also lead you astray.…

How Real Leaders Innovate to Make Sustainable Impact

Good leaders want to make the world a better place. They look for ways to develop new products or services that will help change lives and result in sustainable growth of their organizations. Real Leaders, the preferred partner publication of YPO, recently published a series of articles focused on how leaders are providing solutions that will make…

Fetzer CEO Giancarlo Bianchetti’s Vision Unifies Climate, Wine and Business

YPO’s Social Enterprise Network (SEN) Sustainability Awards recognize leaders who inspire others to become engaged. This year, when it came to handing out the SEN Award for Sustainable Business, it was impossible to deny the appeal of Fetzer Vineyards. Nestled among the rolling hills of Mendocino County, California, USA, Fetzer Vineyards’ nearly 1,000 acres of…

For Workers who Want a Promotion, Think Like an Innovator

YPO member Tom Gimbel, CEO of LaSalle Network, shares his advice on how employees can be a source of innovation in an article for CNBC.com. In the latest YPO Global Pulse survey, employees ranked as the No. 2 source for innovation inspiration for CEOs. Read article. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do…

For Workers who Want a Promotion, Think Like an Innovator

YPO member Tom Gimbel, CEO of LaSalle Network, shares his advice on how employees can be a source of innovation in an article for CNBC.com. In the latest YPO Global Pulse survey, employees ranked as the No. 2 source for innovation inspiration for CEOs. Read article. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do…

The Secret of Success for Promoting Innovation

Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network CEO and YPO member, joins Yahoo Finance’s Zack Guzman and Jeanie Ahn, along with Taylor Lorenz, to discuss the YPO Global Pulse results on innovation and his advice on how to encourage innovation in the workplace. View video. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do you want to be…

The Secret of Success for Promoting Innovation

Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network CEO and YPO member, joins Yahoo Finance’s Zack Guzman and Jeanie Ahn, along with Taylor Lorenz, to discuss the YPO Global Pulse results on innovation and his advice on how to encourage innovation in the workplace. View video. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do you want to be…

New Survey Finds Global Business Leaders Value Customers’ Opinions

Abdur Rahman, YPO member and CEO of Mikka, joins CNBC Africa’s “Power Lunch” to discuss the results of YPO’s latest CEO survey on innovation. The survey reported customers are the primary source of innovation inspiration. View video. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do you want to be a better leader, CEO, spouse,…

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