Mark Eckhardt

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ark is a Zen Priest who trains visionary leaders, launches social businesses, loves cycling, composing music and trying to make the world spin in the opposite way.

Pretending that you are educated....

A few incredibly inspiring and powerful words that come from C.K. Prahalad's address to the class of 2009 Acumen Fellows.

"The following is something that I tell all of my students. 

Go with humility. Poor people know more about life than you'll ever know.

They suffer, they don't lose faith in themselves and their faith.

So there is a lot more to learn, and therefore,

Pretending that you are educated, is different than having wisdom that comes from long historical suffering.

So, If you can keep that in mind we can create a new world.

Our job is to follow the future, and not to extrapolate the past. 

We have to image the future!"