Tag: Business strategy

Five Leadership Styles to Avoid

1. I Give and I Give… And I Get Nothing Back:  The classic conflict between effort and results. It is called Co-Dependent Envisioning. This kind of leader serves the neurosis in themselves and others. In their world, reality is measured by victimization and blame throwing. 2. I Love You, I Hate You:  In this kind…
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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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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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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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Ruthless Analysis

The primary requisite of a leader is wisdom, which is first determined by the ability to know the consequences of any given action, and its ramifications over time. In every situation or decision, there is a – Set-up Pay-off Pay-back Price When did you set it up? If you can be ruthlessly and very privately…
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Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation Learning Systems Inc. (ILS)

Enlightening Your Life   Incorporated in 2010, Innovation Learning Systems is the force behind all of Yogi Akal’s projects, websites and programs. Over the last decade, Innovation Learning Systems Inc. has expanded with offices in Geneva, Toronto, and Vancouver. It has incubated and developed global projects in business, education, and media, including Yogi Akal’s new…
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Five Economies and the Role of Oil

Emergency Leadership Summit Series Two   In Yogi Akal’s second video, he created a vision of the next decade’s economic landscape. He addressed issues of security, insecurity, and the shifting value of oil.  Watch the summit now:   Key Points Insecurity The politics of fear and insecurity will transform in the coming years. It is…
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Agri-Fresh: High Tech Green Solutions

Vertical Farming Systems Invigorating Urban Communities   Imagine a 365-day season without droughts, freezes or infestations; nutritious high-quality produce delivered within hours; near-zero waste; enormous savings of land and water; direct availability to all market sectors from individual consumers to major retailers. In America today, the average tomato travels 1,800 miles on a tractor-trailer from…
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AgriFood: Extensive Training Program

Training That Guarantees Growth   Yogi Akal’s proposed AgriFood projects involve extensive training programs to achieve maximum results. He is working with industry experts to create on-the-job and tutorial education for new farmers and experienced professionals.  All aspects of food safety and quality, farm efficiency, competitiveness, and investor confidence will be addressed along with sound…
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Yogi Akal in Print Media

Yogi Akal is a columnist and contributor for prominent publications around the world. Yogi Akal has written for or has been featured in popular magazines and newspapers, including Elle, Glamour, Beverly Hills Magazine, Globe & Mail, National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Star. He has often been called upon for expert interviews and references on…
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