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

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Developing Ideas + Dealing with Haters

Whew! I feel like I just gave birth to an intellectual baby. And it was a big one. A 10-lber. And pushing it out was hard. And some people thought it was ugly. Regular readers to Yes & Know will have noticed I’ve been sucked into a particular idea for months now… Writing this 5-part  More

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5 Steps To Reach the Boardroom

This was a post that I did for my friends at Women 2.0. It’s meant as career advice and a way to #changetheratio in the long-run. Once again, the topic of women on Boards is getting play. Most of Facebook’s 800 Million users are women, but all of its seven directors are men. It’s such  More

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Are You Experiencing Bliss?

Today, I mark my 44th birthday. People often wish people happiness or joy on birthdays. For some reason, I am not a fan of these sentiments. They seem sappy and fleeting. It’s the reason why I never make my birthday visible on Facebook. Saying Happy Birthday in some meaningless post once a year does not  More

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No. Thank You.

Remember when I shared the reasons why I write, in a post entitled “why am I doing this?”. Through that exchange, you – the active participants – helped to crisp and name the direction of the blog. This gave it form, a tent pole of sorts to shape the work within. This was an incredible  More

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Courage Does Not Roar

Today, I was in a room full of remarkable people, making a list of what qualities make someone remarkable. The predictable elements were listed: Hard-working Resourceful Creative Intelligent/ Smart Organized… After 15 or so elements were listed on the post-it board… courageous was added to the list. When you are courageous (or fearless, bold –  More

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