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
Some stories about Nilofer and the path she’s walking.
Friends always want to know, “Did doing a TED talk make you famous? Rich?” I’m always direct to answer, “not at all*”. So, when the LI editorial team asked me to write a 1-year retrospective of what it was like to be a TED speaker, we identified the headline quickly. The piece, found here, argues More
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
To build a culture of inclusion — where everyone is welcome to contribute — we must understand what creates imbalance. In ourselves and in our communities. “To know a predator, you must know what it is to be prey.” @arikia on casual predation & street harassment is an essay worth reading if you want to More
Last week, someone we knew of from our church died in an unexpected car accident. Then, a friend’s daughter whom I never met but heard so much of from her father passed away suddenly. I’m sitting here struck by how much losses — even from people we don’t know personally — affect us. And so More
As the envelope was being ripped into, I was staring at the table linen and preparing to applaud one of the others who had been short-listed for the Thinkers50 Award for “Future Thinker”. But then they called out, “Nilofer Merchant”. A friend across the table said that my eyes shot straight up in praise and More