Nilofer Merchant, Keynote Speaker

How Can I Be A Speaker, Like You?

How did you get that unbelievable keynote/speaking slot/invitation? What can I do to get on the TED stage? How can I be a speaker, like you? Those were 3 questions from the last month from Yes & Know members. Instead of answering these questions one at a time in emails, I thought to do the  More

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Shhh … Don’t Tell My Boss

Being a “slash-career” person, i.e. writer / speaker / researcher / professor, can mean your “boss” is a tyrant-like type who always has a new demand of you, and never celebrates your accomplishments. This is the “downside” of the “slash-career”. Ideas come at their own time and their own speed; so it’s hard to schedule  More

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What are you Searching For?

What is your community? Is it your work? Perhaps the people who share your co-working space? Is it your family because they are where you feel most loved? Perhaps its a project team that is especially passionate for something you all believe in? A friend and I were talking about how there’s been a massive  More

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Your Outer World Changes as Your Inner World Does

In recent weeks, we’ve been chatting with Ruthie Ackerman about how she finds her allies, her community. The first post discusses how once Ruthie claimed her passions as her own, she could use that to connect with people like her via FB, and feel the roots of community form. Her club — based on Ben  More

Christie Smith TEDx

Why Work Could Very Well Be Killing You

A comb, a high-heeled shoe, and football tickets. These can all be tools of “covering” or passing. But, in a way you wouldn’t expect. In this informative talk: Christie Smith, regional managing director at Deloitte Consulting, spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet about the shocking number of employees who don’t share their true identity at work in order to  More