Tag Archives | power

Mary Barra NEW CEO GM

on GM’s New CEO

A few days ago, I made a comment during a panel discussion that “sometimes the focus was too much on women and not enough focus on cognitive diversity” (which I’ve written about, here). I got challenged by a fellow conference participant that I was simply not getting it, that I was NOT a feminist, and…  More

thinkdifferent

The price you pay for comfort…(TIME Ideas OpEd)

“In problem solving a tough strategic issue, the key is to understand the problem fully and to then interpret different ideas for solving it. No one knows how everything works, but together, teams can piece together knowledge, insights and formulate new choices. Just one good idea amongst the team means success for everyone. This is  More

Nilofer Merchant Platform 2013

On Being Seen

Now I share this talk and the personally-awkward story within it because I think it points to a real truth about where new ideas come from. The Answer is You. Only You. But, more to the point, The Seen You.   It was filmed at Platform. A wealth of talent (including funny man Baratunde Thurston,  More

Ted Schlein _ AOL

The One Thing VCs Could Do To Increase Returns

If the person who can cure diabetes came to you for money, if you were a VC you’d likely turn that person away. And, an inventor who could reduce global dependency on oil by designing better batteries? That VC might not even take the meeting. By venture capitalists’ individual actions, they are limiting growth and  More

Wired Magazine With Nilofer Merchant Article In it

‘We need a new language for the collaborative age’

Just realized that I never shared with you an article that was commissioned for, and published in the March 2013 issue of Wired (physical) magazine. Language encodes our thinking. To write a new future, we need to use a new language. Let’s stop focusing on the overly narrow term “social media”. Let’s simply be social.  More

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Visible Through Onlyness

Last week, Ellen McGirt (of Fast Company fame) and Susan McPherson (exec at Fenton and expert in CSR) and I co-hosted a Salon to discuss Onlyness, key to #socialera. Onlyness is that thing that only YOU can bring to a situation. As you see yourself, others can see you and the value you bring.