Could 12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men constitute a diverse group? That’s what Denise Young Smith, Apple’s Diversity exec, recently suggested and then, because of the Internet blowback, had to apologize for saying. ARE WE DOING TO OTHERS ? Though it’s a bad sound-bite, there’s also validity in the comment. Some statistics came to mind: When one-third of people More
An executive was recounting a recent work “failure” and asking for some advice. She had been brought in to a software product company to add her UX (user design) experience. And, despite all her best efforts to apply her distinct perspective and vision to the company’s goals, she felt frustrated that, really … nothing changed. She More
How often I think of thanking the people who have been helpful. But then, I don’t act on it. Sometimes it’s because I feel like that might make that person uncomfortable (what if they think I’m asking them for something and the gratitude is just a setup?). Or, I worry I won’t find the right More
A friend* went to a workshop that the OpEd project runs, whose objective was to teach how to claim and state their opinions so clearly, that they shape the opinions of others. Regular members of this Yes & Know community might remember that I wrote about them in an Harvard Business Review piece on fixing More
Yes, I’m alive. Thanks, Andy, for checking in. No, I’ve not written on the blog for nine months.
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