Chris Howells, Editor, INSEAD Knowledge

Lee Kuan Yew was a pragmatic realist who favoured logical problem solving over idealism. Singapore is his monument.

The strength and skills developed by a global cosmopolitan lifestyle can, if identified and used correctly, provide a significant competitive advantage in any marketplace. Employers should seek to unearth them.

To become a successful leader, you have to ditch the conventional “think before doing” logic and instead start acting like a leader in order to start thinking like a leader.