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The late Steve Jobs and more recently Elon Musk have ushered in a new cult of corporate leadership whereby individual leaders are credited with transforming a company’s prospects.  In the USA the cohort of business leaders who come from technical or technological backgrounds is growing fast, with many CEOs of the biggest home-grown technology companies coming in from countries such as India.

In the world of entrepreneurship, investors are increasingly basing investment decisions on whether the leaders of a venture appear to have the ‘Midas touch’ and in-built acumen to be deliver superior investment growth and returns.  In world where technology and disruption are also creating huge new opportunities, the ability to execute as a leader matters more than ever before.

The Philanthropy Handbook by Tej Kohli (Chapter Ten – 10 Tips For Aspiring Philanthropists)

In becoming a philanthropist, you cannot simply become a kinder and more benevolent version of yourself. You will also need to behave differently, think differently and change your outlook. Be prepared for the fact that many of the formulas upon which you have built your success simply will not work in the ways that you would normally expect them to as you give your wealth away.

The Philanthropy Handbook by Tej Kohli (Chapter Nine – Can It All Go Wrong?)

I hope that throughout this handbook I have already made clear that there are many reasons that you might refrain from philanthropy. I don’t wish to encourage you to retreat into a life of easy privacy when you could be using your time and wealth to make an impact on the world. I promote caution simply to ensure that your eyes are open to the fact that in becoming a philanthropist, you will be laying yourself open to new forms of scrutiny and critique despite your good intentions.

The Philanthropy Handbook by Tej Kohli (Chapter One – Introduction)

You have become a success and you have declared your intention to become a philanthropist.  You have already achieved the kind of financial capacity that gives you the latitude to be able to apportion some of your wealth toward the betterment of others.  And after years of accumulating wealth, you assume that giving it away will be easy.  After all, how can spending your wealth on others be harder than generating it in the first place?

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The Philanthropy Handbook by Tej Kohli (Chapter Ten – 10 Tips For Aspiring Philanthropists)

In becoming a philanthropist, you cannot simply become a kinder and more benevolent version of yourself. You will also need to behave differently, think differently and change your outlook. Be prepared for the fact that many of the formulas upon which you have built your success simply will not work in the ways that you would normally expect them to as you give your wealth away.

The Philanthropy Handbook by Tej Kohli (Chapter Nine – Can It All Go Wrong?)

I hope that throughout this handbook I have already made clear that there are many reasons that you might refrain from philanthropy. I don’t wish to encourage you to retreat into a life of easy privacy when you could be using your time and wealth to make an impact on the world. I promote caution simply to ensure that your eyes are open to the fact that in becoming a philanthropist, you will be laying yourself open to new forms of scrutiny and critique despite your good intentions.

The Philanthropy Handbook by Tej Kohli (Chapter One – Introduction)

You have become a success and you have declared your intention to become a philanthropist.  You have already achieved the kind of financial capacity that gives you the latitude to be able to apportion some of your wealth toward the betterment of others.  And after years of accumulating wealth, you assume that giving it away will be easy.  After all, how can spending your wealth on others be harder than generating it in the first place?