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Bain at One Young World – Optimism, wonder and possibility

I was gazing out of the bus window at the white and blue OYW badges hurrying out of the entrance of the Sandton Convention Center when a shy “Hello, can I sit here?” from the side of the aisle made … Continue reading

Bain at One Young World – On becoming an effective leader of change

In his speech at the 2013 One Young World conference, Kofi Annan concluded “Change takes time. It is a process, not an event,” highlighting the difficulty of creating change, as well as the need for leaders to be able to … Continue reading

Bain at One Young World – The changing shape of social issues across borders

The opening ceremony at the One Young World conference was an exciting blur—partially because of jetlag, and partially because we were surrounded by thousands of vuvuzela-playing schoolchildren, but mostly because we had our first taste of the inspiring leaders we … Continue reading

Bain at One Young World – Reflections from a U.S. (Chicago-based) delegate speaker

My experience at the One Young World summit in Johannesburg, South Africa was truly once-in-a-lifetime. We were able to hear from amazing business and social leaders such as Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, Arianna Huffington, Kofi Annan, Muhammad Yunus, and so … Continue reading

Bain at One Young World – Reflections from a South African delegate speaker

I have just returned from the 2013 One Young World Conference as one of the six global Bainies lucky enough to be selected and sponsored by Bain to attend – and I’d like to share my personal journey in this … Continue reading