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Inspiration

Why do people succeed?
Richard St. John compacts seven years of research into an unmissable 3-minute slide show on the real secrets of success (Hint: Passion, persistence, and pushy mothers help) (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, CA.)

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Steve Jobs, ” Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”.

Steve Jobs talks about getting fired from Apple in 1985, life & death. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

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JK Rowling talks about the benefits of failure

At her Harvard commencement speech, “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers. “So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realised, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

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AB InBev’s CEO Carlos Brito on Top Performing Culture

“…Three things that create a top performing culture – dream, people, culture. Great companies are formed by great people…And they like to work with each other because by challenging one another, they keep raising the bar and that brings the best in you that forces you to continue to be updated and learn…Talented people are high maintenance people.  It’s much easier to work with mediocre good people. If you cannot please everybody, please the most talented ones…”

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