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Solving Global Issues with "Why"

Essays and Interviews 22.1
Simon Sinek

An Interview with Lily Halpern

Providence, RI, 10 September 2015 

Simon Sinek is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as a visionary thinker with a rare intellect, Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and his newest book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. He is best known for popularizing the concept of “Why” and for the talk he gave on the subject that become the third-most watched talk on TED.com. Sinek has also had the honor of presenting his ideas at the United Nations, the United States Congress, and to the senior leadership of the United States Air Force. Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world.