Colin Powell

  • Battle ready: Advice from Colin Powell for startups June 18, 2012

    Adopt a winning attitude. Like any football or basketball coach, you always always believe you're going to win. Disappointments, failures and setbacks are a normal part of the life cycle of a unit or company. A leader has to constantly say, "We have a problem; let's go and...
  • Colin Powell advises 'get mad' in new book September 26, 2011

    Los Angeles: Former US Secretary of State, General Colin Powell has penned a book on leadership skills with the advice "get mad, then get over it," set to hit book stores in May 2012, publisher HarperCollins said on Sunday. "It Worked For Me: Lessons in Leadership and Life" is a collection...
  • In black and white, the meaning of Obama's election January 20, 2009

    New York: When Barack Obama was born in 1961, the marriage of his black father and white mother would have been illegal in half the United States, and blacks across the South were virtually barred from voting. As Obama stands on the verge of becoming the first black US president on...
  • Pakistan will have to eliminate LeT, says Powell December 15, 2008

    Washington: Pakistan's actions against terorrists is being seen with scepticism. In an interview to Foreign Affairs analyst Fareed Zakaria on CNN Global Public Space, Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Pakistan needs to live up to its promise on eliminating the Lashkar-e-Toiba. Powell said, "This time, as Pakistan says...
  • Bush's man Powell says will vote for Obama October 20, 2008

    Washington: With just 15 days to go for the US presidential poll, Republican President George W Bush's former secretary of state Colin L Powell on Sunday endorsed Democratic nominee Barack Obama, calling him a "transformational figure". "He has both style and substance," said Powell, a Republican and retired General, speaking on...