Simon spoke at ICON14 in April, and he had me completely hooked in the first 20 seconds of his 60-minute keynote.
He spoke about how we as a species have evolved to protect each other; the whys and the hows, even down to the neurochemicals that push us forward as individuals and the ones that cause us to bond together. That, without each other, we would never survive the elements of the world, and how this has translated from when we were cavepeople 50,000 years ago to the corporate structures of today. He spoke to why people like the sociopathic CEOs and politicians have violated that sense of being able to rely on each other, and why true leaders sacrifice their own needs in the interest of protecting and advancing the integrity of the group.
Here’s his TED talk.