Motivation is a battle for the heart, not just an appeal to the mind. Passion is always an expression of the soul.
People will only follow you if they see you're ahead, are convinced you know the route, trust you, and want to get there too.
Life is too short to waste on things that don't matter.
Business strategy is the battleplan for a better future.
The future is about emotion: reactions to events are usually far more important than the events themselves.
Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you - be futurewise.
Connect with all the passions people have - for themselves, their families, their communities and wider world - and they will follow you to the ends of the earth, buy your products and services with pride, and may even be willing to work for you for next to nothing.
The risk of a business being hit by a low probability, high impact event is far higher than most boards realize because the number of potential wild cards is so great.
The paradox of innovation is this: CEO's often complain about lack of innovation, while workers often say leaders are hostile to new ideas.
The Six Faces of the future are: Fast, Urban, Tribal, Universal, Radical and Ethical.
The key to understanding the future is one word: sustainability.
To every trend there is a counter-trend. There are a number of pendulums operating and each creates new business opportunities.
In banking or insurance trust is the only thing you have to sell.
Tribalism is the most powerful force in the world.
Listen to your customers but don't (always) believe what they say-they know even less about the future than you.
Institutional blindness is a major threat to the future of all corporations.
The larger the corporation, the greater the risk that you are flying blind.
The promise of every product and service is a better life. Profits are the prize for delivering on the promise.
The future of marketing belongs to honest information, accurate data and clear claims based on truth.
Every product and service is sold on the promise of a better future. The purpose of business is to deliver on the promise, and profit is the reward for doing so.
When you have been close to death it makes you think about life.
You cannot have strong leadership without passion.
The phrase "work-life balance" tells us that people think that work is the opposite of life. We should be talking about life-life balance.
Strong ethics keep corporations healthy . Poor ethics make companies sick. Values are the immune system of every organisation.
I would rather work with five people who really believe in what they are doing rather than five hundred who can't see the point.
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