Category Archives: OYW

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

The Bain-Endeavor SA relationship and #BainOYW

What is the background? Endeavor is a global non-profit that catalyses long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world.  By providing access to first-class support, coaching, networking and investing opportunities, Endeavor helps create … Continue reading

One Young World – reflections from Tokyo on being a delegate speaker

Attending the OYW conference in Pittsburgh last October was humbling. I have never been surrounded by such a passionate and accomplished group of peers in one shared-space, and it was an exceptional experience to address them as a speaker. There … Continue reading

One Young World – reflections from Chicago

One Young World was an amazing experience that is most easily explained by noting the marquee speakers and household names that delegates have the pleasure of hearing from and even meeting face to face.  While there was a lot of … Continue reading

One Young World – reflections from Australia

Inscribed at the base of a statue outside Pittsburgh’s PNC Park baseball park is a quote from local Hall of Famer, Willie Stargell, recounting his arrival into Pittsburgh, which says, “Last night, coming in from the airport, we came through … Continue reading

Reflections on OYW: Learning from the wisdom that comes with experience, while being inspired by the energy of youth

One of the most striking things about One Young World is how people, young and old, came together to learn from each other. As delegates, we listened to extremely accomplished individuals, including Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, … Continue reading

Returning home after the 2012 One Young World Conference

Just returned from One Young World 2012! What an amazing conference with an incredible group of Bainies and current and future leaders! Over the last few days, delegates were exposed to some of the world’s most influential leaders, including Bill Clinton, … Continue reading

Bainies arrive at the 2012 One Young World conference #BainOYW

I’m one of the first delegates to arrive at the One Young World conference in Pittsburgh. I’ve already met a social entrepreneur from Costa Rica and an inventor from Russia, and former president Bill Clinton is opening the conference later … Continue reading