PAUL RENAUD
executive coach

What I’ve learned from Steve Jobs: Strategy

A lot of people use the word ‘strategy’ in discussions when they relate to what they do or what they’ve done in the past. The word is often used incorrectly as a job description task as opposed to what it really should be: A direction and a state of mind. The responsibility of strategy sits […]

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October
23

What I’ve learned from Steve Jobs: The man

Walter Isaacson wrote a masterpiece biography on Steve Jobs. I am disappointed that I didn’t discover it sooner. The book seduced me and I ended up studying it rather than reading it. I always take copious notes and my books have so many dog ears and scribbles one would wonder where they’ve been. Because of […]

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October
12

How bad do you want it?

Lately, I’ve collected 3 more heroes, people that have demonstrated to me courage and risks to show how bad they really wanted something. One person is a household name – at least he was in the past, the other you’ve probably seen a few pictures surfing and the third person is unknown. Some of us […]

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August
26

How bad do you want it? My 3rd hero

Jeff Imelt, from GE once quoted Mentors as “People you trust to provide feedback and advice”. Mentors opens doors, are generous of spirit and time and best of all, a mentor’s time is free. It all started in 1998 when I met a fellow called Bob Henson – ‘a good ole boy from Birmingham, Alabama’ […]

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August
11

How bad do you want it? My 2nd hero

I’ve had the chance to take up Scuba diving a long time ago and although I’m not a pro, I really enjoy the stillness, the coolness of being vulnerable and depending on oxygen as well as seeing a spectacle of fish and wildlife. Once in Thailand I was diving and noticed a 3 meter long […]

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August
3