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As part of CreativeMornings’ fifth birthday, Simon Sinek gives his best advice.
Simon Sinek was one of the many speakers at our Birthday Bash, celebrating five years of CreativeMornings! We invited back some past speakers to offer up the advice they wish they received when they first graduated.
About the speaker
Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
Sinek is the author of the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. Simon’s next two books are Together is Better, coming out September 2016, and Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team, coming out early 2017.
Simon is also best known for popularizing the concept of Why in his first Ted Talk in 2009. It has since risen to the third most watched talk of all time on TED.com, gathering 27+million views and is subtitled in 43 languages.
Sinek’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, all branches of the military, government agencies and entrepreneurs.
Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation and he actively supports the not-for-profit organization, charity: water. He serves on the board of the Tami Stronach Dance Company and lives in New York.
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I don't have to know all the answers and if I don't, I don't have to pretend that I do. — Simon Sinek
What I learned is that I don't have to know all the answers and if I don't, I don't have to pretend that I do. — Simon Sinek