Author Archive | Nilofer Merchant

Nilofer Merchant

Hello, 2014!

Happy 2014! I was doing bills last night (first time in nearly 30 days with all the holiday rushing around), and I was surprised by the new digits. 2014. It came out first as 2013 (unsurprising), 2004 (got one part right), 2011 (what?!) and finally …2014. To which I can only say: Change … it’s  More

Execution

How to Tackle The New Thing

“How do you approach/strategize/tackle launching a new thing? What is your process? How did you follow it through to the finished thing? This seems to be part of what you have done well and repeatedly (launching over 100 products, constantly pivoting in new scenarios). My hurdle is always execution. How do you do it?” asked   More

Reinventing You

To want *you* specifically

“I have no idea what I’ll do next” she said to me, as she shared that she had decided to leave her company of 14 years. “I stayed for the last few years even though I knew it was time for me to leave…” When you’re not ready to face into “the new”, you can  More

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Order This (the Social Era book is now a PaperBack)!

When the paper version of Social Era came out recently, I never did share the news. I might have been traveling. I might have been avoiding that dreaded-self-promotion thing. I might have just wanted to not bother you. But I keep getting little notes asking … so let me do a fuller note. Social Era  More

Mary Barra NEW CEO GM

on GM’s New CEO

A few days ago, I made a comment during a panel discussion that “sometimes the focus was too much on women and not enough focus on cognitive diversity” (which I’ve written about, here). I got challenged by a fellow conference participant that I was simply not getting it, that I was NOT a feminist, and…  More

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Let’s try emotional correctness

Sally Kohn has learned about hate the hard way — by being a target of it. But she’s learned something profound along the way of being a Fox News commentator — which is to hate an idea is one thing but to hate a person is altogether another. Watch this lovely short TEDxtalk just released  More