Kofi Annan 

Former Secretary General of The United Nations


"You are never too young to lead. You are never too young to do what it is you actually believe in. We keep saying that the future belongs to  the young; it only belongs to you if you take it. From what I have seen, you young people are going to change the world; and you have to be that change that you want to see.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Lawrence Bloom

Executive Chairman B.e Energy

and President Pathway International


"I've had huge failures! My mantra is 'I know nothing', I am a student of life. The world is changing and resources are beyond money; it's about who you are.


I was concerned about 'right action' and inner nourishment; who am I? What am I doing here

and what is my purpose?"  


Tidjane Thiam 

Chief Executive, Prudential


"For me the goal in life is to be happy, so do what you want to do. Listen to the advice but if you know what you want to do then go for it. Be yourself, life is too short to be somebody you're not. You will never be more successful than when you are just being yourself. Be brave, because there will be obstacles - I had to leave a company because I was told I'll never be a CEO. When a story is told it sounds like a straight line, it sounds linear but it's not it's up and down it’s a rough road. There is no downside in being brave, even if you don't succeed there will be a learning experience. I am not worried about you (young people) because you are on a path to success. Believe in yourselves, the future is yours and this country will give you great opportunities."

Vivek Asrani 

MD Kaymo Staplers, Mumbai India


"When we are committed to our principles in challenging situations it leads to our growth and development... People think it takes courage to be ethical. To me, being ethical makes you courageous."