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Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons For Leaders by Jo Owen

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CHAPTER 50

THE LEADERSHIP JOURNEY

How would you get by without televisions, washing machines, microwaves, cars, internet, computers, mobile phones and all the other modern luxuries we now regard as basic necessities?

People have survived thousands of years with­out these creature comforts. Bizarrely, they have been happy as well. To find out how this could be I went to Outer Mongolia, which is a vast and empty steppe.

There I met Choimaa, the elderly matriarch of a nomadic family, in her yurt. A yurt is a domestic tent which the nomads can pack up in a day, move and erect again on the same day. It has everything they need, from toothbrushes to horse tackle. And each yurt is laid out in exactly the same way, with the same sparse possessions arranged ...

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