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Prof. Wadhwa often writes in the business press about the science of personal leadership.  Here are some examples:

Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda

June 21, 2015 - By Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa

The story of the spiritual teacher who was a silent force in the life of the most important entrepreneur of our times.

Steve Jobs planned every detail of his own memorial service, held at Stanford University in October 2011, including the brown box each attendee received as a farewell gift. One of those attendees was Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, and two years later at a TechCrunch Disrupt conference he recounted his feelings at the moment when he opened the box: "This is going to be good," he recalled. "I knew that this was a decision [Steve] made, and whatever it was, it was the last thing he wanted us all to think about."  Continue...

How George Washington Surrendered his Ambitions and Won Big

February 13, 2015 – By Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa

Great Leaders recognize that they do not have full control of the results they are striving for. 

We have been taught that all great leaders - like George Washington, whose birth we commemorate on President’s Day - have been paragons of ambition. It is the fuel that propels them forward in life and leadership. It is the clay that they mold into purpose and action. We too should seek ambition and practice it. So why would I invite you to cultivate surrender, a quality that is the opposite of ambition? Because when we study a great life like George Washington’s, we find that while ambition brought them to the door of success, it was surrender that provided the key for them to unlock that door...Continue


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"Who am I, really?"

Watch a TEDx talk given by Professor Hitendra Wadhwa on how we are shaped by our Self-Identity. 

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