Category: Blog Posts

Blog by Motivational and Keynote Speaker Justin Cohen


  Can't watch the video? Read the transcript below: The Human Experiment: Episode 1 Imagine you won the lottery! Happy? Actually if you're like most people, six months after your win, you're no happier than ... Read More
July 7, 2014Justin



The Human Experiment

Every week on The human experiment I share a brilliant scientific study that could change your life. You’ve won the lottery! Happy? Actually if you’re like most people, months after your win, you’re no happier than you were before. Yet a University of California study ... Read More
July 2, 2014Justin



7 Myths About Success

In 1979 researchers asked Harvard MBA graduates about their goals. 84% had no specific goals, 13% had goals but they weren’t committed to paper. Just 3% had clear, written goals with plans to achieve them. In 1989, the reviewers interviewed them again and found that the 3% who ... Read More
May 20, 2014Justin


“Stories are the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.” ―Howard Gardner, Harvard University For many years I have been extolling the power of story. I even wrote a book on the subject: The Astonishing Power ... Read More
April 5, 2014Justin



Meeting Mandela: What I learned

“A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it's lowest ones” Nelson Mandela While I have a minor public profile in South Africa, to Nelson Mandela I was a stranger, that's ... Read More
December 15, 2013Justin


"Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first." Simon Sinek Earlier this year I presented at 18 conventions around Southern Africa for PEP– the largest single brand retailer in Africa. I’m sure this ... Read More
November 13, 2013Justin



Self-Help Guru Goes on Trial

Nearly 500 million eBooks were sold last year. They’re cheaper, faster and easier to read then paper books. I’ve decided to only release my latest book as an eBook. It’s the follow up to my last book Quest, Inc. and it’s on special for only $2.99, (about R30). In fact, ... Read More
October 9, 2013Justin



My Dark Service Secret

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” MahatmaGandhi When I talk to leaders about what differentiates their organizations the thing I hear most often is service. It reminds me of something Margaret Thatcher once said: “If you have to tell people you’re ... Read More
July 11, 2013Justin



The #1 Key to Success

When I was at school we were taught that there were three keys to success: IQ, qualifications and work experience. Now we know that these might get you through the door but they won’t take you up the ladder. They’re not even always necessary to get you through ... Read More
June 14, 2013Justin


I was recently invited to present my keynote presentation – What’s your story? -  at the IBM global entrepreneur of the year awards in Cape Town. The winner of the African leg of the contest was a telecoms startup called Mode.... Read More
April 25, 2013Justin