Leadership Insights

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Your Attention is Being Manipulated: The Truth About Technology Addiction

Chances are you and your kids are spending more time in front of screens than you’d like. Around the world, kids and adults alike feel addicted to their technology — and this isn’t by accident. Every day, we’re bombarded with virtual notifications, autoplay, feedback loops of likes and follows, and other tactics specifically designed to…

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…

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,…

Keeping It In The End Zone

Indianapolis Colts Vice Chair/Owner Carlie Isray-Gordon talks curiosity, confidence and content.   Carlie Isray-Gordon is a rarity in the sports arena: a female owner of an NFL team. Currently in her sixth season as Vice Chair/Owner of the Indianapolis Colts, Isray-Gordon is a third-generation owner of the club, representing the team at NFL Owners Meetings…

Any Given Sunday

Ignite chats with Brad Keywell, U.S. winner of the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award “When you start a company, you have the extraordinary opportunity to liberate industries from the ‘it’s always been done this way’ mentality and replace it with a ‘we’re doing things the way they should be done’ mindset,’” explains the…

6 Unforgettable Global YPO Events in 2018

With more than 5,000 local, regional and global events offered each year, YPO hosts exceptional educational, experiential and cultural immersion opportunities made possible only in YPO. Here are photos and stories from just six of the global YPO events that happened in 2018. January 2018: YPO Innovation Week at CES Nearly 100 members from six…

Remarkable YPO Members Chosen as EY Entrepreneurs Of The Year

EY announced the 2018 U.S. national and regional winners for its 32nd annual Entrepreneur of the Year® awards. Thirty-nine YPO members were among those honored — five of them, across four categories became national award winners. Meet the exceptional men and women recognized as entrepreneurs creating the products and services that keep our economy moving…

Year In Review: Top 10 Stories of 2018

With a network that includes 26,000 chief executives around the world, what stories interested our readers the most? Here are YPO’s top 10 stories of 2018. 1. Young Influencers: 4 YPO Members Named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40 In their annual ranking, Fortune magazine highlights disruptors, innovators, rebels and artists under 40. Its 2018 list…

Corporate Culture Comes in 5s

By Brian Hayduk,  Partner and CEO of 5 I was a 31-year-old salesperson working in New York City, New York, USA, when the startup energy company I was with, New Energy Ventures, was acquired. Without anything close to the experience to justify it, my new boss promoted me to running the region, a business approaching USD500…

The Making of a Tech Star

Techstars partners with YPO to help startups accelerate Since its founding in 2006, Techstars has been on a mission to help entrepreneurs build their businesses. Each year, nearly 500 companies participate in a three-month mentorship driven accelerator, receiving up to USD120,000, workspace, educational programming, hands-on mentorship and lifelong access to the Techstars network. In 2017, Techstars…

Announcing Trending Topics and Five New Speakers for the 2019 YPO EDGE

In the tech world, software is in perpetual beta, never fully finished but always updated, upgraded, improved. As digital citizens in the 21st century, business leaders can emulate this process, leaning optimistically into the future to RE_Skill, RE_Tool, RE_Boot, and RE_Invent. That’s the mission of the theme of the 2019 YPO EDGE in Cape Town:…

Cultures clash in a global market

By Jason Graham-Nye co-founder and CEO of gDiapersYPO member since 2011 Now that technology allows us to work from any corner of the world, we need to communicate effectively, avoiding culture clashes. Technology has helped us grow our companies from local enterprises to global endeavors. From the telephone, the telex and the facsimile of yesteryear…

YPO Innovation Week Unites Global Innovators for Israel Innovation Experience

Signature event in Israel will feature cutting-edge insights from the area’s most innovative thought leaders TEL AVIV, 2 May 2018 – As a part of its third annual YPO Innovation Week, YPO will host InnovNation – Israel Innovation Experience 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel, focusing on how leaders are navigating the opportunities and challenges of…

Take Your Officer Journey One Step Forward

YPO’s mission to develop Better Leaders through Lifelong Learning and Idea Exchange begins with members engaging with one another. YPO officers play a critical role not only in the health of chapters and regions but the success of the organization. As any past or present officer will tell you, guiding a group of strong leaders…

7 Ways to Spot Trends From the Man Who Turned Trendhunting Into Retail Gold

Samir Kulkarni Read more The post 7 Ways to Spot Trends From the Man Who Turned Trendhunting Into Retail Gold appeared first on YPO. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do you want to be a better leader, CEO, spouse, parent, and global citizen? Of course, you do. Check out the options below…

Chapter Enrollment in HealthNetwork Foundation

The HealthNetwork Foundation (“HNW”), a partner with YPO, provides medical consulting services. Many YPO members find HNW’s services valuable. Some chapters and regions have expressed an interest in enrolling their members in HNW at no additional cost to the member. We are trying to help those chapters, regions or anyone else determine a best practice…

There are challenges in Croatia, but also the potential for successes

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EY Challenges YPO Members With 7 Drivers of Growth

Shortly after celebrating the one-year anniversary of the start of its strategic relationship with EY, YPO held it’s first EY 7 Drivers of Growth event in Bucharest, Romania in October. The full day interactive workshop, led by EY, presented YPO members with the EY 7 Drivers of Growth model and growth navigation tools to encourage…

7 Leaders Creating Impact in 2018

From providing needed medicine to people in the most underprivileged places in the world to a digital platform device to detect the early onset of respiratory disease, 2018 saw YPO members creating powerful, purpose-driven businesses with real social and economic value beyond profit. Here are some extraordinary leaders creating a world of impact:   The…

A Jewel of a Family Business

“Growing up in a family business was never easy as expectations were high,” says YPO member Amit Dhamani, CEO of Dhamani Jewels about his early years in the family business started by his father in Jaipur, India, in 1969. “People think it’s easy, but it’s the other way around. There was a lot of hard…

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