Simon Sinek – Start With Why

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Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organisations how to inspire people and is best known for popularising the concept of Why.

His talk on the subject became the second most watched talk of all time on TED.com and his first book Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action is a global best seller.

Enjoy the episode and let me know your why in the comments below!

09:24 No roots.
10:13 Early career change, the common element he enjoyed, and what he doesn’t talk about.
12:56 First Ted Talk.
14:56 Simon’s journey of getting to his why.
21:31 Vision of a profoundly different world.
23:40 Value of concept of why to companies. Comparison of Costco and General Electric.
27:47 Decline of innovation in the world.
32:19 What were the opportunities from the 2009 first Ted Talk?
34:59 Has anything changed in the original golden circle concept of why, what and how. Is there a who?
37:03 A movement, not a business.
37:34 Law of diffusion of innovation – how has this statement morphed?
43:19 Understanding the power of knowing your why.
45:11 Working on diffusion without understanding concept of why, can lead to problems.
47:08 ‘Leaders Eat Last’, why that book and at that time?
51:56 Afghanistan and Simon’s moment of epiphany.
1:06:25 ‘Leaders Eat Last’ book born out of questioning where trust and cooperation come from.
1:08:34 The circle of safety. What does that mean?
1:10:29 Simons high regard for Navy SEAL teams and the role of trust within them.
1:17:22 What has been the response to the more mature and in depth second book?
1:18:28 Has Simon ever made mistakes in choosing the right company or person to work with?
1:19:29 Next steps in Simon’s journey.
1:22:03 Technology, a time bomb impact of modern life on millennials.
1:31:54 Is there a solution?
1:34:22 Leadership is now even more important.
1:36:26 Strategies families are using.
1:40:05 What is the most effective requirement for a speaker?
1:46:06 Simon’s biggest challenge.
1:48:50 Success secrets.
1:49:40 The Donald Trump phenomena.
1:52:53 Are our politicians a reflection of ourselves?
1:54:36 Phone call to the 20 year old Simon Sinek.
1:55:35 Best advice ever received.
1:56:43 Advice to those with lack of self-esteem.

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luislorenzomc28
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luislorenzomc28

Hi.

Always following your content because it´s great. But nevertheless, this server is very very slow, and you don´t have the full interviews on youtube.

bfaberg2000
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bfaberg2000

Canadian Cannabis companies, which are mostly owned by Big Pharma, do need Simon’s expertise and advises. The working environment in those companies is horrible and tiresome.

paul748
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paul748

Great Interview.
Why Bryan never asking him about the Why deeper?

yuikawaguchi369
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yuikawaguchi369

Simon Sinek is great.

Tom
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Tom

…fantastik…

diegogilmar669
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diegogilmar669

Thanks for the amazing content LondonReal. So incredible interview, I love Simon, Start with Why is a book that I really recommend!

djce5632565
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djce5632565

up to min 26 I though that was just common sense that a company should prioritize their employees and empower them and help them to exploit their potential to be more efficient and happy. I was thinking like that since I was 16 years old is nothing new

Eric
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Eric

Simon should be working with Anita

They look at the way the world is Now, they see it exactly the same way.

Anita calls it “in-congruence”

Eric
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Eric

Simon could be working with Anita to get her message out

Zeryab
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Till now, I was in pursuit of “What?”. Now there is paradigm shift, that I have to first discover my “Why?”. If it doesn’t exist, then I have to invent it for the purpose of delivering best of my best, which ultimately would lead to self fulfillment and achieving a real sense of happiness. Starting off from an individual level, this would make other members of the society believe in what I believe to be the right path towards achieving a collective sense of self achievement and real happiness, which in today’s highly compartmentalized society is the missing piece of… Read more »

Aaron
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I find it pretty amazing… Simon specifically stated to go into everything with a giving mentality. To never answer a question with “buy my book”, but to simply give the answer because there you are, and you wrote the book. And then, you…of all things…cut out a portion of your interview to wall off “success secrets” behind a demand that individuals pay you for that specific knowledge. You demonstrate that you consider that knowledge valuable, and instead of embracing Mr. Sinek’s view of giving knowledge as freely as possible, you choose to take for yourself at the expense of that… Read more »

Aaron
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I don’t have a why…for anything. And I’ve yet to find one of my own, or some other that I’m willing to embrace. Nothing in this provided any insight into what such a process would even entail.

mspasenovic86962
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mspasenovic86962

Thank you for this great interview! It gave me some new interesting facts and added some new insights. All the best!

Larbi king
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You are the best one sir .and I will follow your way to be successful person.thank you
#Larbi Belkacem# Good luck to you sir.

MANGESH TATE
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MANGESH TATE

Simon illustrated the today’s real fact. I just love his way of putting any of the issues with the best example.

jaybakshi89178
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jaybakshi89178

At 50:03 he mentions about having brothers and sisters in military and the case where he was feeling highly distrusting about friendly relationships. I just needed to listen to this.

Isabel
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What about «what for?» is IT the same AS why?

b
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The way Simon articulates is fantastic. He goes to a terrain where everyone can connect and resonate. I believe it is essential to find out what our area of resonance is so that the world could echo back!

Thanks a lot Brian for your thought provoking questions and sharing this.

ve829
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ve829

An absolute much watch interview. Both the interview and Simon did a great work. Truly inspirational.

Baschi
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The info is really good man!