Margaret Wong was introduced by Debbie Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com
The video clips below feature highlights from Margaret Wong's keynote address. The mix of practical advice, humor and wisdom is not to be missed.
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The first part of the keynote gives a look back at the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.
Margaret told how happy she was that the 3 missing Cleveland girls Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus and Michelle Knight were found. Her initial reaction when she heard the news was to hope that the perpetrator was not a recent immigrant - Arab, Chinese, Muslim or whatever - because that would set back immigration reform.
Margaret told of some of the lessons from her book, The Immigrant's Way, which she generously gave copies of to the Hall of Fame attendees. She spoke about the definition of success and how it varies for different people and at different times of their lives. She said that "We are here to inspire and to be inspired."
The main focus of the speech was Margaret's 5 rules for success. In this clip she gave the first rule of success using examples from Jane Fonda and Ted Turner to the world's religions.
Her second rule of success is provocatively titled "Don't be stupid."
The third rule of success is "Money is not evil."
Margaret Wong's fourth rule of success is "Know who you are." We need to know our strengths and weaknesses and our circle of influence.
Her fifth rule of success is "Don't be seduced by power." Margaret gave the example of when the White House first called her.
Margaret ended her keynote address with a funny story about Las Vegas and Cleveland's Horseshoe Casino that involved gambling and chocolate covered strawberries.
Thank you for the terrific keynote address Margaret!Be sure to mark May 7, 2014 in your calendar for next year's Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction. Top of Page