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Defining moments

Defining moments sees leading founders and CEOs share the events and influences that shaped their careers and turned them into leaders.

Defining Moments

You learn and grow in business and in love

The Elbas

What Sabrina and Idris Elba have learned about partnership.

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Investors should back people

Robin Klein

Robin Klein on risk, reward and resilience.

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This trauma hit us all, and with it came a ‘Covid conscience’ which has completely changed the conversation

Mary Portas

Mary Portas on fear, regret and capitalism with a conscience.

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The first decade was a mix of joy and absolute terror

Barber & Osgerby

Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby on a partnership made to last.

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Creating cultural change. That’s what I do on top of my legal job

Sandie Okoro

Dr Sandie Okoro on the power and importance of being your most authentic self.

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There was no guidebook – nobody saying: ‘You’ve made it’

Ben Lovett

Mumford & Son’s Ben Lovett on the future of live music, checking his privilege and closing his career loop.

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I really don’t want a world where it’s only the white males from the same backgrounds who make the progress

Harriet Green OBE

Why Harriet Green has had a change of heart about diversity quotas.

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For as long as I can remember, I have always been thinking about magic

Dame Natalie Massenet

Dame Natalie Massenet on being an optimist, embracing change and paying attention.

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