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Tradition can be beautiful – Lessons in Diplomacy & Innovation

I served as an NGO diplomat around 2004, under a Catholic Cistercian abbot who was an inspiring German gentleman. We served causes in Cameroon and Burkina Faso, providing supplies and used vehicles. I also raised funds through a Chinese music collection through the help of a Chinese orchestra.

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Leadership – empathy is a super power

Empathy is the key to great leadership. Nobody likes dictators or autocrats at the workplace or elsewhere. Can you imagine working for one who only expects you to say "yes"? Can you imagine working for one who won't listen to you? Here is a personal account of a good empathetic manager I have worked with in several jobs. It is in Chinese (traditional scipt).

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Insights and Experience trumps mere creative window dressing

"I am not happy with the font. I don't like how this chart is illustrated. I need more creativity from you in the photograph you shot for this campaign. I need more vibrance in the colors in this image..."

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Marketing is human engagement, not technology or data obsession

The recent Lenovo Superfish fiasco shows that marketing technology is no panacea. Some marketers seem persuaded that simply relying on things like "big data", analytics, or third-party advertising platforms, will displace the need for more traditional means of reaching out to customers. Sadly, they are mistaken.

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Innovation through the abyss of challenges

Creative innovation can be abundant in the world today, and I certainly don't mean software. Invention is often found at the deepest of needs amidst a sore lack of resources.

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Creativity and innovation – may the child lead us

What do the greatest minds such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Dr Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Sir Isaac Newton, and many others, have in common - genius aside?

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