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  • What CEOs are reading in 2017

    McKinsey’s recent article, What CEO’s are reading in 2017, provides real insight into issues facing today’s organisations. Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations share which books will keep them occupied in the weeks ahead. Whether you’re heading to a Northern-hemisphere beach or hunkering down for a Southern-hemisphere winter, take inspiration from this eclectic and inspiring mix of fict...
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  • Why Most People Will Never Be Successful

    “Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives. Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate. So why won’t most people be successful? Why don’t most people evolve? The more evolved you become, the more focused you must be on those few things which matter most. Yet, as Jim Roh...
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  • “Leave the crown in the garage”: What I’ve learned from a decade of being PepsiCo’s CEO

    I took the helm of PepsiCo in 2006 and I feel so privileged and humbled for the role I’ve had the chance to play. I’ve faced many challenges over the years – as we all do – but with inspiration from family, friends, colleagues and other sources of wisdom, I’ve learned many lessons along the way. Though it would be impossible to name all the lessons I’ve learned, I’ve come up with seven critica...
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  • 4 Strategies to Produce Deep, Meaningful Work

    “The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultivate this skill, and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive.” -Cal Newport Deep work — top-tier results only able to be produced by long, uninterrupted periods of deep concentration —&hai...
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  • Leadership: 12 lessons from the Navy SEALs

    Forever on the lookout for the keys to leadership, the ability that some people have to guide others to reach their goals and be successful together, I was eager to share with you the 12 keys to leadership from the book « Extreme Ownership, how US Navy SEALs lead and win » by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. (Buy the book now) Jocko and Leif were SEALs (Sea, Air and Lan...
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  • Frictionless trade’ guarantees sought in Brexit talks

    The future of food trade between the UK and EU and fears about the lowering of food safety standards if a bilateral deal is struck with the US, took centre stage over the past month, as Brexit negotiations began. The UK government has softened its stance on a ‘hard Brexit’, having listened to the arguments from business leaders that a “transitional deal” was necessary after March 2019. But many still fear th...
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