Episode 149 – Simon Sinek July 21, 2014

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Simon Sinek - This week we talk to one of our favorite speakers and personalities, Simon Sinek. Simon is a popular author who is best known for his book, “Start with Why”. Not only is he an amazing speaker, but he has one of the most popular TEDx videos ever released (How great leaders inspire...



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Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek, author of 'Leaders Eat Last' and 'Start with Why'

Simon Sinek - This week we talk to one of our favorite speakers and personalities, Simon Sinek. Simon is a popular author who is best known for his book, “Start with Why”. Not only is he an amazing speaker, but he has one of the most popular TEDx videos ever released (How great leaders inspire acti on). The video is so popular, it ranks in the top 3 TED list with over 17 million views!

Simon’s latest book is Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t_, _which focuses on the idea that leaders who are willing to “eat last” are rewarded with loyal colleagues.

“I did what anybody who finds something beautiful does. We share it with our friends and the people we love.”

- Simon Sinek

Quotes from Simon:

“The way we frame things, context _really _matters.”

“When I hear of something that I don't understand, I want to understand the basis of roots of things so that I understand it.”

“Curiosity gives you new perspective. It gives you the opportunity to have adventure.”

“Curiosity is about living with one's eyes and ears open, as opposed to with them closed.”

What we learn in this episode:

  • What went wrong in Simon's TEDx video
  • How to move people and organizations
  • A quick and FREE way to discover your why

Resources:

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

https://www.startwithwhy.com/

http://www.ted.com/speakers/simon_sinek

Twitter: @simonsinek

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