Innovation Leader Interview:
Thakur Singh Powdyel of Bhutan
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This is the first part of the interview series with one of the key spokespeople for the GNH, Mr Thakur Singh Powdyel, Former Minister of Education and current Director at the Royal Thimpu College. Mr Powdyel believes that, “The GNH is an aspiration, a set of guiding principles through which we are navigating our path towards a sustainable and equitable society... it’s our North star..."
Most countries and companies have little vision other than to "grow". Most companies also struggle to identify their vision and get buy in to it. For Bhutan, making decisions is different. All decisions are filtered through the GNH. What a breath of fresh air - literally! (With environmental conservation as one of the 4 guiding values, people are told "If you cut a tree down - you must plant 3 more!!!!")
Stand by for a series of inspiring video interviews from people in Bhutan who live their vision, mission and values – even down to an eight-year-old girl.