You never know when and where your wisdom and your next lesson is going to come from. Last year I resisted (a little) traveling to Dalian, China for the 2007 annual meeting of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, but that trip inspired my life philosophy on Love and Fear, and led to the leadership book I am now busing writing for Wiley Publishing and Jossey-Bass. In 2008, that same meeting (where I just returned from) was held in Tianjin, China, and again I resisted. This trip led to yet another paradigm shift in my thinking.
You never know what the world has in store for you, and as I continue to say, "if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plan."
Here I share a warm moment with two of my YGL friends in Tianjin, in the dedicated YGL space (great job David Aikman and the YGL team!), Andrew and his amazing wife Darys Estrella Mordan, CEO of the Dominican Republic Stock Exchange. This makes Darys the top Latino woman in financial services in Latin America. I was honored to interview my friend Darys for my book on leadership while there.
Onward with HOPE,
John Hope Bryant