Archive | Entrepreneurship

Roadmaps to “change the world”.

Having a Point of View

“Your writing is better than my writing, but your headlines … they suck.” That nugget of rather direct insight was delivered over a lunch conversation by a best-selling (and incredibly talented) author. At first, I thought what he was talking about was the media-related, buzz-generating kind of thing where the goal was to get someone  More

Onlyness_Marie Cameron

Onlyness (The Topic and the Talk at TEDxHouston)

The first step to unlocking talent in the #SocialEra is celebrating something I’ve termed onlyness. Onlyness is that thing that only that one individual can bring to a situation. It includes the journey and passions of each human. Onlyness is fundamentally about honoring each person: first as we view ourselves and second as we are  More

WalkingMeetings_NiloferMerchant

Sitting is the Smoking of Our Generation

Yesterday, I shared with you the “big” news that I’m speaking at TED at their Long Beach event a short 40 or so days from now. The topic of my talk may surprise you. It’s not on business models of the future, or why collaboration matters, or about the need to dissolve us v. them  More

Good Housekeeping January Edition Includes Nilofer Merchant

Stick a fork in me, I’m done!

Friday December 21, 2012 is a long-anticipated day. We’ve long ago known it was the “end of the world” as we know it. It also marks the Winter Solstice, the darkest and longest night of the year – which marks the return longer days and light. It is of course the season of Advent in  More

Ignition of match, with smoke on black

In a fragmented world, go deep

I think I have a problem. I cannot go even a few hours without compulsively checking Twitter. I admit to doing what Tiffany Shlain talks about in her movie, Connected, where I sneak off to the bathroom to check email. It’s not even that meaningful, or joyous. I’m not on any particular deadline. There is  More

Fruitful Systems

If You OverCommit Here, You UnderCommit There

I think a lot about the question of how to spend one’s time. My life consists of three main things: writing, speaking and Board work. I write to hear an idea unfold. I need to write with space because what I think will come out and what comes out are not the same and it’s  More