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Culture and leadership aren’t just two important aspects of the game – they are the game.

Odesk Nilofer Merchant

Work 3.0: It’s Not About Being in the Building

Talent is the single biggest lever of our organizations. We now have the ability to access talent regardless of where they are, and fundamentally independent of whether they work FOR YOU (vs. WITH YOU).  Odesk — a firm uniquely focused on decentralized work — interviewed me before the holidays, and one of their questions got  More

Odesk Nilofer Merchant

Work 3.0: It's Not About Being in the Building

Talent is the single biggest lever of our organizations. We now have the ability to access talent regardless of where they are, and fundamentally independent of whether they work FOR YOU (vs. WITH YOU).  Odesk — a firm uniquely focused on decentralized work — interviewed me before the holidays, and one of their questions got  More

Power: it does not define you. You get to define it

Are You Giving Up Power?

When I spoke at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Summit,  the first question asked in the room was this: “Doesn’t this Mean I am Giving up Power?” And I loved it. This is what women do: we dive into the heart of an issue so we can deal with directly. Just as surely as social boosts  More

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What Cory Booker is Teaching us about 21st Century Leadership

This week, Mayor Booker is living on a “food stamp” budget to raise awareness of food insecurity. For those of you that don’t know of him, Cory Booker is an American politician who is currently serving as the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, first elected in 2006. He caught my attention when Mark Zuckerberg, who  More

What Will Save Us?

Any time I have a chance to share my story to a good listener, I get to reinterpret the narrative thread that ties it all together. The story I would have told you of, say my Apple work experiences at age 25 would be different than the stories I will pull out now after nearly  More

Like a Virgin

I was recently flying Virgin America on my way home from NYC. I usually check my watch just as the gates are about to close, to see if we’re leaving on time and the next phase countdown for the journey. In this instance, as I looked down, there was no watch. This watch was the  More