26 September

There’s Nothing Fake about Caterina Fake

Key Lesson:  It’s an incredible time in the history of business to start a business. Get started with what you’ve got, from wherever you are. Caterina Fake is a new media rock star. Her passion for art, story telling and inspiring others has driven her career. Along the way she has built some really successful…

19 September

Be Ready To Pivot, Especially In China

Key Lesson: When you’re out to conquer the world of business, be ready to pivot hard and fast. This week, Alibaba, China’s huge internet-based, e-commerce business, went public with their IPO. They are expected to raise more than $21 billion. Alibaba plays a big part in daily Chinese life. What does Alibaba have to do…

15 September

Are You a Lifelong Learner?

Summer is over, and after spending weeks free from the rigors of class schedules and studying, millions of kids are heading back to school. In all likelihood, it will take a little extra effort to shake out the cobwebs that grew in the absence of classroom learning. Though some of us have been out of…

12 September

The Judge Renders Her Verdict: Get On With It

Key Lesson:  When others’ emotions are running high, separate yourself from the surrounding frenzy and focus only on what matters.  The Pistorius Murder trial has been a marathon, and with cameras focused on her from the outset, she has been catapulted from relative obscurity to a global symbol of South African justice. Thokozile Matilda Masipa is the…

5 September

A King’s Vision: Turning Waste Into Fuel & Trade

Key Lesson: Even infrastructure can be sexy and exciting. This week’s Grounded Leader certainly has eclectic interests. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands loves sports, international water management issues and infrastructure. He has long been involved in global water issues working with the UN and the Global Water Partnership. In 1998, he became a member of…