The Invisible Mentor Interviews Ron LeBlanc, Chairman of Madacana, Part Two

Today we present part two of Ron LeBlanc's interview. Ron loves the concept of the hero's journey so it's no surprise that the one book that profoundly impacted his life is Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces. To generate great ideas, he immerses himself in art and hangs out with "great" people. This makes sense because a study by INSEAD business school revealed that networking is one of the five discovery skills for innovation. Tell me a little bit about yourself. Ron LeBlanc:  I am a 58-year old Canadian and the Chairman of Madacana Holding Inc, a fairly major player in the gem business in Madagascar. I have a sapphire … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Interviews Ron LeBlanc, CEO of Madacana

Ron LeBlanc

Tell me a little bit about yourself. Ron LeBlanc:  I am a 58-year old Canadian and the Chairman of Madacana Holding Inc, a fairly major player in the gem business in Madagascar. I have a sapphire mine and land bank in Madagascar. We’ve been in Madagascar since 2004, and I took over operation and control of the mine in 2006, which is located in the south of Madagascar. Prior to 2006, I was a gem buyer. Madagascar is a complex place, but I have experience doing business in Africa and I enjoy it. Madagascar is probably the best place in the world for gems so it was the right place and the right time. I am a low functioning polymath and I … [Read more...]