First of all, I want to bring attention to the fact that no where in the world could you get a chance to meet the Head of the State or get access to the Head of State‘s office. I sometimes feel Iceland really does not appreciate what a fantastic Ambassador and spokesman His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson the President of Iceland is. He is generous, magnanimous, extremely smart, very well read and commands respect of World Leaders. In addition, I sincerely feel he is one of the biggest supporters of Entrepreneurs and the young generation of Iceland. olafurHe has taken the time to visit almost all of the prominent startup companies, he takes the time to understand what they all do and speaks of them in every opportunity he gets on the World Stage. As the famous saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility and I could not imagine anyone handling it better than His Excellency. When I approached him and requested his audience to talk about Startup Iceland, he was generous with his time, he was so interested and gave many ideas on how the conference could be implemented and encouraged me. That in my perspective is Leadership. Remember Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.  He believes in every Icelander… no every human being to do the right thing and build a sustainable world, he understand the vast potential that exists in Iceland and maybe sometimes has gotten into trouble for talking about it publicly. As I said, with great power comes great responsibility. I am a BIG fan as you can see from the post so far, when he agreed to open Startup Iceland, I knew I was on the right path. I am excited to have him as one of the speakers and I am excited that all the young entrepreneurs coming from all over the world will get a chance to listen to his wisdom and leadership.