Entries by Roger

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Elon Musk: A Story of Change

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.”   They say that the only constant in life is change.   If there is anyone on this planet that knows the implications of that, it is Elon Musk.   Just looking at his first line on Wikipedia tells […]

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Napoleon: Shaping Modern Europe

“Impossible is a word found only in the dictionary of fools.”  Napoleon Bonaparte, born in 1769, was a French military and political leader, and the first emperor of France. He’s considered by many historians to be one of the greatest military commanders in history, revolutionizing military training and organization, and changing the world with his […]

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Jack Ma: Innovation and Optimism

“Never give up! Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. If you give up tomorrow, you will never see the sunshine.” Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, is one of the richest men in Asia and ranked No.2 in the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” […]

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Julius Caesar: Leading From The Front

“Experience is the teacher of all things.” Julius Caesar (100 B.C.E. – 44 B.C.E.) was a Roman politician and general, considered by many historians to be one of history’s greatest military commanders. His name may forever be associated with Cleopatra, but his skills as a military leader played a key role in the rise of the Roman […]

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Melinda Gates: Global Impact

“What great changes have not been ambitious?” Melinda Gates is a business leader and philanthropist, and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation alongside her husband Bill Gates. Today, they are the richest couple in the world, but Melinda did not come from a privileged background. She has seen great changes in her life […]

Sun Tzu: Warrior Philosopher

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”  Sun Tzu was a Chinese military strategist, a general, and a philosopher. He lived in the 5th century B.C.E. at a time in the history of China known as the Warring States period. His […]

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Ronald Reagan: Rekindling the Dream

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan was President of the United States from 1981 to 1989, a role he stepped into at the age of 69, making him the oldest person to be […]

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Winston Churchill: The Lion of Britain

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Sir Winston Churchill was British Prime Minister from 1940-45 and 1951-55. His inspirational wartime speeches are known around the world and his Battle of Britain, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” and, “we shall never surrender” lines are […]

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Hillary Clinton: Breaking Barriers

Hillary Clinton was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001 but there have been many more firsts in this famous First Lady’s life that have perhaps been overshadowed by events in her political career. Born in 1947, Hillary has been known to say that the unusual spelling of her name is […]