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

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Making the List

As a reader, I love to learn from other people’s curated lists of what to read. As a critical thinker, I scan many but only read (and share) a few books. And, yesterday I had a chance to see the Best Book List thing entirely differently. As an author. Fast Company chose #SocialEra as one  More

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40 Days and Lessons Learned

I’ve just finished 40 days on the road, delivering talks for people who have been kind enough to invite me to share the ideas of the #socialera. Corporate events, and HR conferences and such have had me zig-zagging all over the place. That has meant flying into #Sandy, and not knowing which city I would  More

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What I Learned from My TEDTalk

I told you a few months ago I would write about what it felt like to do a TEDtalk. I published my perspective earlier this week at my Harvard blog and because I was traveling I couldn’t quite get it to my main site before now. There’s only so much one can do with an  More

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Creating Commandments

Blub, blub, blub. That seems the sound track of life right now. As #SocialEra (my new book) has been released into the world, the world has shouted back with enthusiasm. But some days and hours, I’ve felt like the surfboarder being battered by waves as they are flung beneath the surface, not knowing which way  More

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Advice to Writers

When I was in grad school, I had this habit to clean the house to avoid the act of studying. I would study with some amount of focus for 20 minutes, and then go scrub the tub and so on. Someone could have created a barometer of sorts for how near it was to Test  More

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