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Defying Categorization

People often ask me the question, should I do have two twitter addresses — one for business, one for personal? And authors I know that are experts on innovation then want to write two different books: one for women giving themselves permission, and the other on innovation models.   We keep these elements separate —  More

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Giving Up Swearing, I Swear

Last Wednesday, Christians started Lent. The season of reflection. People give up something dear to them so that when they miss it, they are reminded to seek instead the deep and abiding love of their God. (The Islamic faith has a similar practice based on a month of fasting.)  If I were practicing the Lenten  More

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Is My Work Important?

I’ve been helping someone. And helping. And helping. And now I seriously want to stop. You might think, Nilofer, girlfriend — this is easy: Say NO to the next request, and be done. But, you see, I’m in conflict.   I like seeing myself as a generous, helpful, and kind person. There have been times  More

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Fearless Learning

To learn, we must be willing to not yet know. And that means we need to stop silently criticizing ourselves and others for not already knowing the answer. When we think we “should” already know, then we spend energy eliminating seemingly conflicting data, information, opinions and stories. Only to never see what we need to  More

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Cherish The Toughie

“My start-up is creating a new market.” “The new market project is taking tons of cycles to get off the ground.” “I’ve gotta get a new job; my boss is psycho!” “My daughter just turned 13 — the teenage years!”   Any of these sentences could be seen as a problem. Or they could be  More

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