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The secret to success? Two of the world’s richest men agreed on the same thing

  3.11.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

I recently watched a documentary about Warren Buffet. The film touched on his friendship with Bill Gates. Before they knew each other well, someone asked them both to sit down

What does it mean to be human? (Interview by Fredrik Haren)

  27.10.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

Earlier this week I caught up with my mentor Fredrik Haren in Hong Kong.  Fredrik is one of world’s best keynote speakers on Creativity and Creating Truly Global Companies (he has

The Benefits of a Healthy Sense of Humour?

  23.10.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

I often have a tendency to take myself too seriously. But I have more fun, and get more motivated, when I have a healthy sense of the absurd. Whilst cycling across

The depressing-sounding question you should ask yourself regularly…

  18.10.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

This question has really helped me overcome fears. Riding our bicycles through Siberia at minus 30 Centigrade, my friend Al and I came to a cluster of huts. A small

People Matters HR Conference in Mumbai

  16.10.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

Thanks to Gautam Ganglani from Right Selection- The Speakers Bureau+ and Ester Martinez from People Matters for inviting me to speak to a brilliant and engaged crowd of HR leaders

How to Increase Resilience for Yourself and Your Teams – Six Tips from an Adventurer’s Perspective

  10.10.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

Resilience means the ability to keep going in the face of, and to bounce back from, setback. An entrepreneur’s key client goes bankrupt. An investor’s investments go awry. A marketing manager

Making self-discipline stick

  27.02.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

We’ve recently had our first baby, so balancing work life with family life is now more important than ever. To get that balance right, one key thing is self-discipline –

Harder than Siberia in winter: Hong Kong adventurer conquers China desert (SCMP)

  11.11.2016   rob   Blog   No comments

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post on 5 November 2016 After 71 days and numerous setbacks, Rob Lilwall completes his solo trek across China’s Taklamakan

Hong Kong adventurer crossing China desert pushes on despite major setback (SCMP)

  18.10.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post on 15 October 2016 The desert is watching me. It is hard to find words for the place. Ancient,

Five ways goals can help in the expedition of life

  27.09.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

We were in the middle of the emptiness of Siberia, in winter, on our bicycles. The icy road under our wheels was actually known as “the road of bones” because