2601, 2017

Forbes | Mentors Matter: There Are So Many Different Ways To Mentor

January 26th, 2017|Categories: Other Publications|

When I ask women to name someone who has been a meaningful mentor in their lives, the most common response sounds something like this: “There are so many. I don’t know where to start.” But when you pin them down, they usually come up with someone, whether a boss, a teacher, parent, grandparent or partner. […]

1701, 2017

Forbes | Stacy London On How To Wear Life Well

January 17th, 2017|Categories: Other Publications|

Stacy London by NickOnken.me

For me, there is this sense of fashion being about privilege, and that privilege has to do with wealth, youth, and thinness….Those are the qualifications that you need in order to participate in fashion. I’ve spent my life sort of arguing against those things.

So says Stacy London, longtime fashion […]

1201, 2017

LinkedIn | You Are Successful. It’s Time To Do Something New. Now What? Talk to Stacy London.

January 12th, 2017|Categories: Other Publications|

Personal disruption can be surprising and not at all welcome, at least in the near term. Yet we often look back and realize that the jolt that bumped us off the track also launched us into a new, more productive path. If we could have stayed in our prior situation, we would have missed it.
Why wouldn’t we […]

1001, 2017

Forbes | Travel Alone- You’ll Be Surprised At What You Discover

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Other Publications|

I used to be surprised when I reached out to someone after a contact hiatus of a year or two and discovered they were off on an entirely new adventure. No longer—it happens too often and happened again recently with Paula Froelich.

When last we communicated, she was Yahoo Travel’s Editor-At-Large. She had a wonderful series […]

201, 2017

Forbes | To Get Ahead, Figure Out Your Boss’ Biggest Challenge, And Solve It

January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Other Publications|

Liz Wiseman delivering a keynote speech.

After the publication of the bestselling book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, and the launch of leadership research and development firm, The Wiseman Group, of which she is President, Liz Wiseman popped onto the scene as a leading management thinker, writer, speaker and trainer. She followed with […]

3012, 2016

LinkedIn | Even For the Really Successful, the Price of Success is Perseverance

December 30th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

The late Steve Jobs is famous for many things, large and small, including this statement: “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

My guest for episode eight of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, Bernie Swain, exemplifies this as well as anyone I’ve ever met. Bernie is […]

3012, 2016

Forbes | Wondering What To Do With Your Law Degree, Consider Cybersecurity

December 30th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

Courtesy Shelley Westman

Your career may not turn out as you imagined. But what you learn in the process can springboard you to new opportunities.

Just ask Shelley Westman.

As a girl, her cousin would tell stories about his legal clients. She decided to become a lawyer. The fact that he was quite wealthy didn’t hurt either.

She loved law […]

2012, 2016

LinkedIn | How to Disrupt Yourself — 5 Lessons from People Who’ve Done It Themselves

December 20th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

I recently launched the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, a companion effort to my book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work.

In the podcast, I have conversations with fascinating people—some famous, some not—who all have in common that they are disrupting the status quo of a business or industry via the disruption of their […]

2012, 2016

Forbes | To Succeed In Tech, Be Willing To Do Hard Things

December 20th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

Courtesy Vanessa Alvarez

Vanessa Alvarez, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, is the daughter of immigrants and the first college graduate in her family. She has firsthand experience with the challenges of blossoming out of poverty, working herself through school and leveraging the support of numerous mentors to reach her current situation. In her professional role she […]

1412, 2016

Forbes | If You Want To Be Fortunate, Be Brave

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications|

Tina Fordham, Citi’s Political Analyst, Courtesy Citigroup

Tina Fordham is a true trailblazer. She has the distinction of being the first person to hold the title of Managing Director, Chief Global Political Analyst at Citi Research Citigroup. Until she persuaded Citi that they needed to create such a role and slot her in it, there wasn’t […]