Inspiring

Cliff Young

61-year-old Cliff Young showed up to the 1983 Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon in his first-ever pair of running shoes and windbreaker pants with hand-cut holes for...
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Scott Guthrie

In 2011, Scott Guthrie was tasked with leading Microsoft’s fast-growing cloud computing service, called Azure. He went out into the field to get customer’s feedback, and one thing...
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Jerry Sternin

In 1990, Jerry Sternin was sent by Save the Children to fight severe malnutrition in rural communities of Vietnam. The Vietnamese foreign minister, having seen many...
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Sarah Silverman

When a troll called comedian Sarah Silverman the C-word on Twitter, she responded with level-headed kindness, finding out he was in a lot of pain and...
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Juan Manuel Fangio

Juan Manuel Fangio, an Argentinean race car driver, dominated Formula One racing in the first decade of the sport, in the 1940’s and 50’s. In the...
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Bob Chapman

Bob Chapman, CEO of the manufacturing company Barry-Wehmiller, faced both of those terrible words daily in 2009 as the financial crisis was beginning to wreak havoc...
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Chef José Andrés

Sometimes heroes don’t wear capes. In the case of José Andrés, they wear heavy-duty face masks while helping to feed stranded passengers and crew on the...
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Ingvar Kamprad

Ever wonder how IKEA came up with unique Swedish names for all of its furniture? It was from its founder, Ingvar Kamprad, who is dyslexic. Kamprad’s original furniture business...
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Jack Welch

“Insecure managers create complexity. Real leaders don’t clutter,” Welch wrote in his autobiography. In Welch’s bestselling book, Jack: Straight from the Gut, he wrote that clutter and jargon...
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Kazuo Inamori

In January 2010, Japan Airlines (JAL) filed for bankruptcy protection under the Corporate Rehabilitation Law with the largest debt of any company since the end of...
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