Commentary by David Novak, co-founder and former CEO of Yum! Brands, one of the world's largest restaurant companies, and will step down as Yum!Brands executive chairman on May 20, 2016 following the Company's annual shareholder meeting. A renowned expert on leadership and recognition culture, Novak is the author of highly respected and critically acclaimed books, The Education of an Accidental CEO, New York Times bestseller, "Taking People With You," as well as "O great one! A little story about the awesome power of recognition." Novak also created the largest privately funded leadership service program in middle schools and high schools called Lead2Feed, and is the recipient of the 2015 Horatio Alger Award for his commitment to philanthropy and higher education. Novak is now launching a new consumer brand, OGO (O Great One!), with the mission to inspire people through joyful, personal acts of recognition that deepen relationships. Novak's wife of 41 years, Wendy, is his OGO and the greatest inspiration in his life for her brave fight against and advocacy for Type 1 diabetes.
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