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The Dalai Lama’s Rocky Road To Freedom by The Best You

Tenzin Gyatso, Tibet’s 14th Dalai Lama was recognised in 1937 at the age of two as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet. He looked set for a life of mysterious obscurity on the Tibetan plateau as head of a mediaeval government until the People’s Republic of China […]

Rocky Road: Stephanie Kwolek

    Born in 1923 in Pennsylvania, USA, Stephanie Kwolek had no intention of being a world-changing chemist. She wanted to be a doctor. Without the funds to go to medical school after finishing her degree in chemistry in 1946, she took a “temporary” job with chemical giant DuPont. Nylon had recently been discovered and […]

Rocky Road: Wangari Maathai

    Born as Wangari Muta in Kenya in 1940, none could have known of the lifelong struggle for justice she was to embody. After early schooling in Kenya, Wangari was chosen for the Kennedy Airlift, which arranged University education for 300 Kenyans in the USA.  Here she was inspired by the environmental movement and […]

Rocky Road: Andrew Carnegie

    A tough life can create a habit of hard work. Andrew Carnegie was born in poverty in Scotland in 1835. His father William emigrated with the family to America when Andrew was 13, where his first job was in a linen mill for $1.20 for a six day week. At age 15 he […]

You are your brand

Kubi Springer is the CEO and founder of the Kubi Springer Company – a brand management agency, and the producer and host of The Kubi Springer Show.  Bernardo Moya discovers what makes the Kubi Springer brand. In conversation with Kubi Springer, you get the feeling she’d have made a success of whatever she did.  “I […]

Fun in business by Roger Harrop

From building a nuclear power stations to running a FTSE listed PLC listed by Forbes magazine as one of the top 100 overseas companies, Roger Harrop has done it all. So why did he get out, and what is he doing with all that experience now? Bernardo Moya finds out.   Having been at the […]