I’ve long been a fan of Oprah Winfrey’s unique talents. Through her keen observations of the human condition, the strength of her conviction, and her effectiveness as a communicator, Oprah has positively impacted the lives of millions of people around the world.
Additionally, having successfully navigated the transition from the Oprah Winfrey Show (one of the most successful television shows in the history of the medium), to running her own cable network, and eventually generating tens of millions of followers through social media, Oprah could lead a master class on modern business leadership.
As a result, when I was invited to the premiere of her new series, “Belief,” I didn’t hesitate. While watching the pilot, I was struck by the power of the message that certain beliefs, e.g. the enduring power of love, kindness, and tolerance, are universal regardless of race, religion, or creed. The other thing that became readily apparent was how reminiscent the show was of the extraordinarily well-received “Planet Earth” series in terms of the visual ethos and scope.