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

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

What Is It You Are Curious About?

Last night, I participated in an event at “the Family”, a startup incubator based in Paris, which is aiming to form an “unfair advantage” for startups in France. A “revolution”

What Does It Feel To Be Bill Murray?

In Vulture, Bill Murray answers the question of what it feels to be him: “I think if I’m gonna answer that question, because it is a hard question, I’d like

A Different Tipping Point (1 of 3)

Investing in women is not a new idea. Neither is the now threadbare advice for the aspirational crowd: Girl, if you want to get ahead, get yourself a mentor. But

Why Love Letters Matter

Over a lunch meeting recently, my colleague lit up as she told me about a recent letter she got. It was written by hand, she said. And thanked her for

Leading the Life You Want

When Stew Friedman and I first met, he shared his life’s work, to design places of work that work for us humans. We talked long into the night. Last week,

It’s the little things …

In general, I choose “done > not done”. Or “today > future date”. Many of us who follow this philosophy can credit their career success to it. The people who

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

After waking up at 2 or 3:00 in the morning, I would write until about 5 or 6:00 am. New How, the first book, was written mostly in the dead