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Am I Allowed to Log Off The Internet?

When a Parisian friend learned I had rented a house in the south of France this summer, she was like “now, you’re getting the hang of this thing”. And then I shared with her that because I planned on doing a big push on my 3rd book, this was my strategy. Then, she added, “um…  More

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