Thursday 23 July 2009

Leadership Summit

The highlight of the week had to be the Leadership Summit that took place in Johannesburg - what an experience!

I gave a pretty good talk; not the best talk I have ever delivered, but a good, solid one. The one point that I am really glad I had time to get out there was this : If you do succeed in persuading people on an intellectual basis (with facts and figures) it is not good enough, because people are not inspired to act by reason alone.

Of course, the highlights of the day were Malcolm Gladwell and Richard Branson.

Here are some pearls I wrote down from their talks :

Life is about taking risks - yes, the brave may not live forever, but the cautious may not live at all.

Fortune are made in good times but empires are built in tough times.

Adrian Gore was the best of the day, in my view, and I think Discovery were very chuffed with the event, and as the key sponsor I think they did great - it was a big success.

Check out web site for this event -
The Leadership Summit.

It was a week of networking - there was also our annual IS conference in Cape Town: Internetix. This was very well attending and the vibe was fantastic!

What a week indeed!

Posted by Ronnie Apteker