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Scilla Elworthy on How to Break Cycles of Violence

Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Scilla Elworthy has spent decades working in peace-making. Founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct, Scilla also advised Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Peter Gabriel & Sir Richard Branson in establishing ‘The Elders’, a group of …

Thais Corral: We Go Far Because We Go Together

Global social entrepreneur Thais Corral has played key roles in the women’s movement and the global leadership movement for decades. Now, as founder of SINAL & Vista Allegre, she transitions her social entrepreneurship to focus on local projects in Brazil, with …

Rebecca Adamson: What Modern Society Can Learn from Indigenous Economies

Cherokee economist and founder of First Peoples Worldwide, Rebecca Adamson is a long-time advocate for indigenous rights who negotiates with the United Nations, Shell and other international corporations to respect indigenous peoples and prioritize sustainability. Here, Adamson explains the importance of …

Leontino Balbo: Listening to Nature Sustainablizes Big Agriculture

Ecosystem Revitalizing Agriculture Goes Public!

Leontino Balbo, the Brazilian pioneer of sustainable agriculture whose unique method of listening to nature helped him to develop a revolutionary post-organics agricultural method that that has proven itself on 20,000 hectares is going public with what he calls his Ecosystem …

Otto Scharmer on Deep Listening and the Emerging Self

M.I.T. professor, Presencing Institute founder, and co-creator of Theory U, Otto Scharmer tells us that the modern world requires more of us as leaders and changemakers. But how do we create this progress? How does personal growth happen? Scharmer studied the …

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John Naisbitt on the Importance of Diversity for Innovation

Megatrends authors John & Doris Naisbitt have had their thumbs on the pulse of global trends for decades. In an in-depth dialogue with Walter Link in GlobalLeadership.TV’s ‘The Heart of Megatrends & China’s Innovation’, Naisbitt discusses the connection between diversity and innovation. Watch …

The Importance of Art & Beauty to Sustainability

Helio Mattar, Brazil’s former General Electric CEO and Vice Minister of Commerce left business and politics to transform our perspectives on consumerism. In dialogue with Walter Link, Mattar discusses the importance of emotions and appreciation of beauty to leadership and sustainability, and how excessive consumption can lead to …

Peter Senge: Prioritizing Personal Transformation to Solve Global Crises

With climate change, environmental devastation and a multitude of geo-political concerns, global crises demand our urgent attention. But if we continue to do business as usual, using our old paradigms to guide our actions, how can we develop innovative solutions that …

Marina Silva: How Nature’s Parables Taught Her Leadership

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How Leontino Balbo gained 30% of the world’s organic sugar market by listening to nature

Leontino Balbo revolutionizes agriculture in the way he produces 30% of the world’s organic cane sugar, enhancing also bio-diversity and social conditions. His childhood reminds us of Kipling’s ‘Mowgli’, fishing in streams, disappearing for long days into the jungle and marshes, …