Author Archive | Nilofer Merchant

Columbia Business School Professor Adam Galinsky delivers his TEDx New York Talk, How to Speak up for Yourself. (PRNewsFoto/Columbia Business School)

GET YOUR IDEAS THROUGH

A friend* went to a workshop that the OpEd project runs, whose objective was to teach how to claim and state their opinions so clearly, that they shape the opinions of others. Regular members of this Yes & Know community might remember that I wrote about them in an Harvard Business Review piece on fixing  More

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Am I Allowed to Log Off The Internet?

When a Parisian friend learned I had rented a house in the south of France this summer, she was like “now, you’re getting the hang of this thing”. And then I shared with her that because I planned on doing a big push on my 3rd book, this was my strategy. Then, she added, “um…  More

Nilofer Merchant, Keynote Speaker

How Can I Be A Speaker, Like You?

How did you get that unbelievable keynote/speaking slot/invitation? What can I do to get on the TED stage? How can I be a speaker, like you? Those were 3 questions from the last month from Yes & Know members. Instead of answering these questions one at a time in emails, I thought to do the  More

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Shhh … Don’t Tell My Boss

Being a “slash-career” person, i.e. writer / speaker / researcher / professor, can mean your “boss” is a tyrant-like type who always has a new demand of you, and never celebrates your accomplishments. This is the “downside” of the “slash-career”. Ideas come at their own time and their own speed; so it’s hard to schedule  More