"You are never too young to lead. You are never too young to do what it is you actually believe in. We keep saying that the future belongs to the young; it only belongs to you if you take it. From what I have seen, you young people are going to change the world; and you have to be that change that you want to see."


Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of The United Nations

"Expecting life to be fair to you because you're a good person is like expecting a
bull not to charge at you because you're
a vegetarian."

Joe Garner, CEO of Openreach, BT and former Deputy Chief Executive of HSBC Bank PLC 

"How on earth are we supposed to prepare young people for the challenges of life if we don't challenge them in their youth?"

Simon Dean, Founder of Challenger Troop CIC

"When a story is told it sounds like a straight line, it sounds linear but it's not it's up and down it’s a rough road. Be brave, because there will be obstacles; I had to leave a company because I was told I'll never be a CEO... There is no downside to being brave, even if you don't succeed there will be a learning experience." 


Tidjane Thiam, CEO Prudential PIc




"Learn, earn and then serve. Make sure you give back."

LSBC Awards 2014

"Find something you love and go for it!

Never think that you shouldn't be in a room, that you shouldn't have been invited

there. Always be there."

LSBC Awards 2014

"For me the goal in life is to be happy, so do what you want to do. Listen to the advice but if you know what you want to do then go for it. Be yourself, life is too short to be somebody you're not. You will never be more successful than when you are just being yourself. Believe in yourselves, the future is yours and this country will give you great opportunities."


Tidjane Thiam, CEO Prudential PIc

"What do you love? What do you fear?
What do you have in your pocket?"

Joe Garner, CEO of Openreach, BT and former Deputy Chief Executive of HSBC Bank PLC 

"Sometimes you've gotta stand by your failures to recognise success."

Genevive Boast, Leadership Coach 

"When we are committed to our principles in challenging situations it leads to our growth and development... People think it takes courage to be ethical. To me, being ethical makes you courageous."

Vivek Asrani, MD Kaymo Staplers, Mumbai India

"If you could make decisions from a more honest and authentic place, you would make better decisions."

Frank Bookman, Founder of Initiatives of Change

"I've had huge failures! My mantra is 'I know nothing', I am a student of life. The world is changing and resources are beyond money; it's about who you are.


I was concerned about 'right action' and inner nourishment; who am I? What am I doing here and what is my purpose?"  

Lawrence Bloom, Executive Chairman B.e Energy and President Pathway International

"FAIL is First Attempt In Learning."

Bob Jones, Business Link