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It all starts with a dream

Here’s one of my favorite leadership videos, worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Kevin Roberts shares his vision for the company and gives Wharton students a primer on his unique leadership style when he visited the Wharton School as part of the Wharton Leadership Lecture series.

Here are the key points:


  • Get to the future first.
  • Be in the ideas business.
  • Ideas are the currency of the future.
  • The role of business is to make the world a better place for everyone.
  • Ideas are emotion based. Emotions inspire action.
  • Fail fast, learn fast, fix fast.
  • Information and knowledge are tablestakers, insight and foresight win.
  • And/And. No compromises, no balance. Develop the mindset of only doing things that you’re passionate about all the time.
  • It all starts with a dream, not a mission statement.
  • When given command, take charge and do what’s right.
  • There are no limits, only possibilities.