A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Carry It Light – As the legendary Lena Horne said: “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
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On Thursday, July 9th, 2015, I had the honor of interviewing Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, 81-year-old Arun Gandhi, alongside my dear teacher 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be in the presence of two people who had first-hand experiences with the “great soul”, Mohandas Gandhi. Both Arun and Tao have a philosophical lineage that is similar–influenced by Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo and Mohandas Gandhi. Yet, they grew up in very different environments.
THE BUZZ: If you are a film fan, the Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival is the place to be. Founded by husband and wife team Floyd A.B. Rance III and Stephanie T. Rance, the festival is in its twelfth year and presents features, documentaries, shorts and webisodes from African-American filmmakers.
THE BUZZ: On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 I attended Mo & Me: A Film Screening and Conversation at Tribeca Cinemas. Salim Amin, Chip Duncan and Riz Khan were on hand as speakers. I met fellow Young Global Leader Salim Amin a few years ago at the World Economic Forum meeting in Africa. This film is the powerful story of his father, Mohamed “Mo” Amin – undoubtedly Africa’s greatest photojournalist.
THE BUZZ: I want to give a shout out to Oliver Kwon and his continued success with the film, Corações Sujos (Dirty Hearts), which we recommended here recently in our Power List. The film just launched in Brazil to sold-out audiences and is getting rave reviews. Read our review from the New York-MoMA premiere. If you are in a country where it is airing, certainly check the film out.
FILM: Corações Sujos (Dirty Hearts) – On Friday, July 13th, 2012, I went to the U.S. premiere of Corações Sujos (Dirty Hearts) at the Museum of Modern Art. It was a part of the 10th annual Premiere Brazil! festival. Based on the novel by Fernando Morais, the film was directed by Brazilian filmmaker Vicente Amorim. One of the producers was Oliver Kwon, a Harvard Business School classmate.
THE X FACTOR. What sets you apart from others? What do you add to the world that is outstanding or just different? Does your business have a unique competitive advantage? What is your X Factor? Think about this scenario: two entrepreneurs have similar backgrounds, pretty much identical business proposals, and exposure to the same professional network and one of them secures funding and becomes a success while the other struggles. One seems to attract “luck” while the other doesn’t.