Leadership is not a title. You can never be appointed a leader, whatever your business card may say. Leadership has to be earned. Certain individuals have the ability to impact the lives of others with their action, insights and words.
When you grow up and live your life surrounded by remarkable women, you develop a special strength that can only come from being around these unique forces of nature.
One of the first things a mentor told me when I began my journey in entrepreneurship was that I needed to empty my cup. To help me understand, he told me the story of Master Suzuki, a wise old man who was a master of the Art of Zen.
When I started my business in Hong Kong in 1998, it was a time of great uncertainty in Asia. The Asian economic crisis was was well underway. Hong Kong’s exchange rate, linked to the US dollar, and the stock market, were threatened by speculation by international investors.