The Glorious Age

As the world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday (18th July), TIME magazine featured an excellent story on 8 lessons of leadership, based on the great man’s tumultuous life (read the physical copy at yeehung’s place after emo-supper).

  1. Courage is not the absence of fear—it’s inspiring others to move beyond it
  2. Lead from the front—but don’t leave your base behind
  3. Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front
  4. Know your enemy—and learn about his favorite sport
  5. Keep your friends close—and your rivals even closer
  6. Appearances matter—and remember to smile
  7. Nothing is black or white
  8. Quitting is leading too

Do spend some time to read the entire text here.

In praise of his spirited fight in paving a way to freedom and peace, Wong Ka Kui (lead singer of Beyond) dedicated a song in the late 80’s to the first black president of South Africa.

Enjoy “光辉岁月”!

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