Your profit is just a result!

As I have mentioned a few times before, I am a sucker for TED Talks. I watch them all the time. Ok, maybe not ALL the time, but you know, a lot. Recently, I watched this very intriguing talk about the Golden Circle. The guest speaker, Simon Sinek was sharing a discovery he made about the way we choose to define what we do.  He said that most organizations define what they do, how they do it and then why they do it. As it turns out, this is a mediocre uninspiring way to share your passion, your dreams and your visions.
Listening to Simon’s talk got me thinking.
Leading organizations and successful people focus on what inspires them. They share their reasons for doing what they do. They tell us why they feel their ideas are important and unique, and why we should care about their products in the first place. Just like everyone else, these entrepreneurs also want to make a profit but Simon stresses this should not be your why. Your profit, is just your result.
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Nelson Mandela: The Tribute

Nelson Mandela, July 4 1993.
Nelson Mandela, July 4 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Several days ago I wrote an article encouraging all the friends and followers of Memoirs of a Kenyan to send in their wishes and condolences to Nelson Mandela’s friends and family.
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A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
“Today, he’s gone home….he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages” Barack Obama. (Photo credit: Festival Karsh Ottawa)

Last Thursday we lost a great man, a hero like no other. An icon who dedicated his being to bettering the lives of others. He struggled, suffered and fought so that we would see a brighter future. He fought so that you and I, could learn to love one another. So that we could accept even those who are different from what we know. He challenged us to embrace our differences.

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The Renowned Statesman, Nelson Mandela: Black History Month

English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gaute...
English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gauteng, on 13 May 1998 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did you know that United Nations declared Mandela’s birthday July 18th an international Nelson Mandela Day dedicated to promote global peace, and to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s great legacy.

South Africa and Nelson Mandela inevitably go hand in hand. One cannot speak of South Africa without the mention of Nelson Mandela or at the very least, the thought of him in that context. Nelson Mandela was elected South Africa’s 1st president in 1994-1999. He went on to become the most democratic president, jointly winning the Nobel Peace Price with Frederik Willem de Klerk following the termination of the Apartheid.