Yes, his quotes are very good things to teach teens about leadership. He was a very smart man who did a lot of good things with his life, and who was truly a great leader and did what he could to make a lot of people live a better life..
Generally its very important for people to get credit for their ideas, but Escobar might not be the person best suited for teen leadership conferences. Still, Escobar was, regardless of his violent and illicit business, was clearly a successful leader, so any appropriate quote for the occasion could be used.
The popularization of Pablo Escobar has made him a recognizable figure, and his story serves as a great instruction tool for teenagers. His rise and fall through a criminal life displays the regrets of a man who had it all, but sacrificed his world for profting through drugs. Rather than shunning stories of bad people, they should be used as teaching points.
No, no, no. At what point do you draw the line? Escobar is a brutal mass murderer and a cancer to society along with the likes of, Hitler, Amin, Pol Pot, every slave trader, and anyone else who's claim to fame is the destruction of other human beings.
I'm sure someone could claim Satan himself a great leader. I mean who else directly competes with God himself.
Just where do we draw the line?
While, Pablo Escobar may or may not have some good quotes. I do not think it is a good idea to be glorifying a mobster. At least not in a place of learning. Obviously, if people make a movie about the guy, some will say that is glorifying him. That is in the eye of the beholder though.
I think that it would be greatly inappropriate to use quotes from somebody like Pablo Escobar considering he was a criminal. While there are a few things that can be referenced from different people in history, they should never be used as a means to inspire. Teen leadership programs should not rely on such tactics.