Archive | The Personal Story

Some stories about Nilofer and the path she’s walking.

It’s Alive

A while ago, my website kept failing. The song “london bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down” used to play in my head. Some of you have sent late-night emails saying you were surprised to learn about one thing or another on the webosphere, but not here, because I wasn’t organizing things well …  More

Unanswered Questions to Ponder

The front yard roses may still bloom but, these days, they are covered in frost.  Summer bloomed with such intensity that I was sure loads would get crossed-off the list. Now, as we’re approach mid-October, projects started in May are just now coming to fruition. I think each has been worth the wait. But I’ll  More

The Moniker

“Are you a corporate spy, or something?” This was the first question from the audience as I began an innovation workshop at a Boston firm. “No,” I said, “I’m not a corporate spy.” After all, I was there to help them. “Well, then,” she asked… “Why the “Jane Bond” reference in your Bio?” Ah, yes,  More

Recognition & Lists – Do they matter?

Today, on this Monday, it took four minutes to take a deep breath, brush teeth, grab the java, and immerse into the Internet. The email on top of the list was entitled, “25 Of The Smartest Women On Twitter | Fast Company | Business + Innovation”. This said: Nilofer, Congratulations. Of course, like any list,  More

Having a Body Double & So On

Hey there, and happy summer. I’ve been abnormally quiet on the writing front, for a variety of reasons. Certainly, speaking has been incredibly demanding, yet rewarding. I was touched by the conversations within the financial community when I did the opening keynote at the Fund Forum International in Monaco. (Being in Monaco was pretty awesome,  More

The “Trick” to Calm Your Speaker Nerves

Lift one corner of your mouth up. Then lift the other corner up. There. You have it. An asana, or pose, for how to face the world. It’s also the “trick” speakers use to connect. Earlier this week, I shared with you the backstage story of nervousness just as I was about to give my  More