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The Big Ask

A politician in a developing country was set to address a large audience of corporate and political leaders, asking for donations, as he had every Christmas. He was proud of this gathering and of his annual call to remember the poor, requesting food baskets and toys. I proposed a different approach – go for the…
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Celebrating 40 Years in Media and What’s to Come

Yogi Akal is a renowned global media personality who has appeared on television, radio, and the internet and in print publications. I was cleaning out my digital files when I came across some old videos of me on air, including appearances on CNN International, The Montel Williams Show in the United States, CBC in Canada,…
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Nation Building

I had been summoned to offer counsel for a visiting head-of-state. Their schedule was grueling, with interminable back-to-back events. By 2am, when all the demands and minutiae of diplomacy, emergencies and commerce had been met, the head of their military escorted me in. I had been invited to the inner sanctum, the end of the…
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How To Be Sharp

Yogi Akal shares a technique to become more focused and gain more clarity at any given moment. Length of video: 02:05 minutes  

A Leader’s Barometer

Ask your Self at every turn, at every moment, in every conversation – is this progress?   Do not say or do anything unless it is progress.  Is what I am about to do, or doing now advancing one and all?   If so, lead the way;  if not, don’t do it – period.

Bringing New Trade to Transportation Networks

 Supply Chain Reliability   With industry leaders, Yogi Akal has been exploring new approaches to global transportation networks in developing countries. The goal is to establish import/export hubs and distribution centres in harbour ports and regional airports. This would create the best direct access to markets through delivery innovations and improvements, and assure just-in-time service,…
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Business Without Intuition Is Doomed

The development project had been announced, a billion dollars, an urban gem, seven stars. The architect held a glitzy press conference. The designer dazzled everyone, having traveled the world to find the latest trends in construction. Yet the developer who initiated the project, the person with the most to gain, lost control of his own…
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Yogi Akal on TV

Yogi Akal broke new ground in television as the first Yogi to appear on CNN. In demand as an entertaining and expert television personality, Yogi Akal has appeared on major television networks in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean, including CNN, NBC, Fox, ABC, WGN, INTV, WINTV, and CTV. He has been featured…
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The Eighth Continent

At this moment, wherever you are sitting in the world, the sky above you is the equivalent of a large city. Collect all these cities and air spaces around the world and you have an eighth continent – not one of land or ice, but a magnificent and crowded atmosphere filled with people in airplanes.…
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Intuitive Connections

A high level government official from a developing country called to run an idea by me. We discussed strategy, personalities, timing, consequences and opposing forces, and then agreed to stay in touch. About a month later, I was at my desk and called him, spontaneously. I had nothing specific in mind and frankly was surprised when he…
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