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As a TED speaker, Nilofer has shared stages with Malcolm Gladwell, and even Bono (yes, THAT Bono).

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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

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Speaking at TED2013

Keeping secrets is incredibly hard. I lack the poker face. So, most times, I just avoid people or situations so I won’t spill the beans. And for many weeks now I’ve wanted to write and tell you this news but I was sworn to secrecy… I’ve been invited to deliver a talk on the Main  More

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Keeper of the Flame… Conversation on Video with Nancy Duarte

Whenever I give an interview, I ask the conversation partner to not tell me any of the questions because I really want it to be a conversation — not some rehearsed packaging of ideas. Sometimes, this comes out well, and sometimes not. The combination of factors affects it — the questions themselves, the community that  More

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Thriving in the SocialEra & What it means for Social Business

When you realize social can affect everything, you can create value entire differently. And that has huge implications for us as leaders, for our organizations and for our economy. But it will mean we need to stop thinking “Social Media” and start thinking about what Social really means — to be connected, purposefully and in  More

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TEDxNewEngland Talk – Nilofer Merchant on Inclusivity

How would you reinvent business, reinvent America, or reinvent the world? This is the question I was asked to answer a few weeks back for a #TEDtalk.  TEDxNewEngland’s event was held at the WGBN station, just 3 weeks before the US National Election and the amazing organizers asked a range of politicians, economists, national policy  More

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What is Corporate Board’s Role in Value Creation?

When I was in NYC a few weeks back, the NYSE group asked me to sit down and talk about the impact of Social Era as it relates to the Board’s role in Value Creation. Now, I am a relatively new director of a public company but have been around and guided public boards for  More