There are three qualities that every individual must have to achieve success: a Monk’s patience, a Warrior’s courage, a Child’s imagination.
My view of the charity world is that compared with business, there is too much talk, way too many meetings and expert panels and blue-ribbon commissions, and not enough action. Or as an Australian friend of mine once opined: Sometimes you just have to have a go and get on with it, mate!.
We had a policy of no looking back. Once a decision was made, all members of our team were expected to stop talking about obstacles and instead focus intensely on solutions.Don't tell us all the reasons this might not work. Tell us all the ways it could work.
The strength of our digital community is derived by the relationships we build over time by connecting, sharing and engaging our successes as well as our failures. This creates extraordinary opportunities because we are human and carry a unique trait called empathy that naturally wants to add value and help others
A small crack in a wall, the wall might fall. A small crack in a relationship, several walls get created.
Ten years later, I will be able to say, I saw future happen. And, this is the most rewarding part of what I do.
Close your eyes, imagine yourself in the world of your dreams, imagine everything you ever wanted, live that moment, get the feel of it. Once you've lived that moment in your mind fully, open your eyes and get started with work, work as hard as possible, do all that it takes to live that moment in real. Just do it, it's possible.
There's magic in stories, magic in hope, and magic in coming together. I have learnt from people's stories, been inspired by their hope, and been strengthened by their coming together.
Consistency. Clarity. Courage. I like to stand for consistency, clarity and courage in my thoughts, words, and actions.
I am not concerned about results. The only thing I am concerned about is the process. How you tried to achieve something matters more than what you achieved.
To all young people out there: This is the time you should be fearless but not jobless. Identify the right job, find what excited you the most, find what you are the most passionate about.
I refuse to believe in three things: cash, clock, and calendar. You should never be enslaved by these three.
The way to be irreplaceable is to become a social innovator. Start projects that motivate you to save the world and simultaneously make you money (and create mindshare) for your company. Social innovation makes magic happen.
Without question, the balance of power on the planet today lies in the hands of business. Corporations rival governments in wealth, influence, and power. Indeed, business all too often pulls the strings of government. Competing institutions-religion, the press, even the military-play subordinate roles in much of the world today. If a values-driven approach to business can begin to redirect this vast power toward more constructive ends than the simple accumulation of wealth, the human race and Planet Earth will have a fighting chance.
Some people believe in telling stories. Some believe in doing things about which stories will be told in times to come.
There's a reason why I've spent one-third of my life doing this. My dream is to meet and connect 3 billion young people of the world to information and opportunities in my lifetime.
Internal democracy in schools is as important in order to ensure the true democratization of education.
One of the newest figures to emerge on the world stage in recent years is the social entrepreneur. This is usually someone who burns with desire to make a positive social impact on the world, but believes that the best way of doing it is, as the saying goes, not by giving poor people a fish and feeding them for a day, but by teaching them to fish, in hopes of feeding them for a lifetime. I have come to know several social entrepreneurs in recent years, and most combine a business school brain with a social worker's heart. The triple convergence and the flattening of the world have been a godsend for them. Those who get it and are adapting to it have begun launching some very innovative projects.
When you are trying to do something very innovative and revolutionary, you must also open yourself to a lot of questions.
For too long, information, opportunities, and resources have been constraints, they need to be the bridges.
TZEDAKAH is a Hebrew word commonly translated as “charity.” One Jewish leader described tzedakah as having eight levels of charitable giving. The eighth and highest level of giving is described like this:“The highest form of charity is to help sustain a person before they become impoverished by offering a substantial gift in a dignified manner, or by extending a suitable loan, or by helping them find employment or establish themselves in business so as to make it unnecessary for them to become dependent on others.”Serve others in a way that helps them become self-reliant (or interdependent) and watch miracles happen for both you and them.
This is what entrepreneurship is all about. You start off operating from a garage. And, end up, operating from a car.
People think entrepreneurs are all about fame and money. I was never in for either. And, will never be. This is a much bigger fight.
I personally feel that I could not go out and plant the million trees, but I could go out and tell people to tell 10 people each, ‘Okay, all of us are going to go out and plant 10 trees,’ and you, eventually, plant a million trees.