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The Burden of Leadership

There is a burden associated with leading that leaders must be willing to bear.

The best way I can clearly describe this burden is to use an extreme example of a war-time situation. Fortunately, outside of war-time, we do not frequently encounter life and death situations. [...]

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Play to Win

By Peng T. Ong

Champions play to win. There is not a single world-class champion, person or team, that got there by playing not to lose.

Playing not to lose is similar to building the minimum functionality for a particular feature. Playing to win is building an Oh-My-Gosh feature. [...]

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The OMG Experience

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The OMG Experience

By Peng T. Ong

I just came back from a Stanford GSB (Graduate School of Business) dinner awarding the most entrepreneurial company of 2004.

Apple won.

Steve Jobs <sjobs@apple.com> was one of the entrepreneurs that inspired me to come to Silicon Valley and start companies. He had several inspirational things to say tonight, and I thought I'd just share one thought with you [...]

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Entrepreneurial leadership: systems, energy, courage

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Entrepreneurial leadership: systems, energy, courage

By Peng. T Ong

My passion for understanding leadership began long before I incorporated by first startup. At the global level, for understanding how the one right leader can move entire economies. For understanding how the right leadership can help lift an organization from the doldrums of a disfunctional team in a bad economy, to the hights of cohesive, synchronous team performance, sometimes even in the same bad economy. For understanding how leaders can help keep their organizations relevant over time. [...]

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