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Fortune MPW Conference Ensemble

A Different Tipping Point (1 of 3)

Investing in women is not a new idea. Neither is the now threadbare advice for the aspirational crowd: Girl, if you want to get ahead, get yourself a mentor. But true mentorship success stories are woefully rare in business. And formal mentorship programs for women, though certainly appealing on paper, have yet to bring the  More

John Calvin's Hand Written Notes

Why Love Letters Matter

Over a lunch meeting recently, my colleague lit up as she told me about a recent letter she got. It was written by hand, she said. And thanked her for mentorship and support during a year-long fellowship. It went onto spell out what had happened with the person’s career as a result. The hand-written letter  More

Stew Friedman, NYT article on Values and Corporate Life

Leading the Life You Want

When Stew Friedman and I first met, he shared his life’s work, to design places of work that work for us humans. We talked long into the night. Last week, Harvard Press released Stew’s latest’s ideas into the world, entitled Leading the Life You Want (link to buy). It holds some wisdom for how to  More

insmallyouseebig

It’s the little things …

In general, I choose “done > not done”. Or “today > future date”. Many of us who follow this philosophy can credit their career success to it. The people who raise their hand, who speak up, who ship things tend to get more opportunities. My mind runs to all those in operational roles, where the  More

Sleep When You're dead

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

After waking up at 2 or 3:00 in the morning, I would write until about 5 or 6:00 am. New How, the first book, was written mostly in the dead of night. I don’t remember exactly how I started this practice. Or, if I even thought of this as a strategy. I just remember doing  More

Sting, Paul Simon

Collaborations

Live music has a way of infusing the soul. I’m sitting at my home office today, humming The Boxer, because, last night, two rock legends shared a stage at the San Jose Arena. Both Paul Simon (71) and Sting (62) are exceptional talent unto their own, and could easily have filled the big halls and  More