1111, 2016

Forbes | This CEO Really Does Swim With Sharks

November 11th, 2016|Categories: Other Publications, Personal|

With Warren Buffett at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit (Courtesy Sue Chen)

Sue Chen is the CEO of NOVA Medical Products, a design and manufacturing firm producing stylish health and mobility aids for the aging or infirm. Chen founded this successful and innovative company at the age of 23! She also is the Co-Founder of Operation Blue […]

1010, 2016

Forbes | The Other Half Of ‘Shondaland’ You Never Knew Existed

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Personal|

Betsy Beers arrives at ELLE’s 6th annual Women in Television celebration at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Shonda Rhimes is the famous face associated with her eponymous production company, Shondaland, but Rhimes herself has said that “Betsy Beers is one half of Shondaland. People like […]

2109, 2016

Christine Vick–A Life Lived Simply and Well

September 21st, 2016|Categories: Personal|

Recently, a woman in her mid-twenties shared with me, “After being diagnosed with cancer, I’m trying to figure out how to disrupt myself!”

Wait.
Hold on.
Having cancer is disrupting yourself.
As well as everyone else who loves you.

Sometimes you jump to a new curve.
Sometimes you are pushed.
In either case, it is an opportunity to grow.
For you.
And for the […]

708, 2016

A Delightful Afternoon With My Daughter

August 7th, 2016|Categories: Personal|

I’m a workaholic.
I used to deny it. But I am.

I intend to carve out big chunks of time with my son and daughter.
But then I don’t.

Though I am getting better.
Recently, my 15 year-old daughter had a swim meet.
We left home at 4pm.
The meet ran from 6pm – 9pm.

There was a lot of waiting.
But […]

1507, 2016

How Your Brain Processes Disruption: Interview with Dr. Tara Swart

July 15th, 2016|Categories: Personal|

I recently spoke with Dr. Tara Swart –”the only leadership coach with a PhD in neuroscience”–about the essential things we should know about how our brain processes and retains new skills and experiences.

Here are my five key takeaways:

Take the tiger by the tail. When we try something new, our brain sees this new thing as […]

1703, 2016

Are You Prevention or Promotion-Focused?

March 17th, 2016|Categories: Personal|

Dreaming is at the heart of disruption and because I believe this to be true, I was confident that I was promotion, rather than prevention focused.

Except that after finishing up a webinar and not being at all happy with how it went, my husband, the truth teller, said to me, “You are far more […]

1403, 2016

#DisruptYourself Interview With Jessica Jackley, Co-Founder of Kiva

March 14th, 2016|Categories: Personal|

Chatting with Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, social entrepreneur at large, and mom of three rowdy, tiny boys, for this interview really helped me gain insight into how she’s disrupting herself. Jessica’s book Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most With the Least was released in 2015.

Below are my four quick questions […]

1003, 2016

It’s Time To Reality Check Your Resolutions

March 10th, 2016|Categories: Personal|

With the beginning of March comes the time to reality check our resolutions.

At the beginning of every new year, our thoughts turn to making resolutions: this year I will lose that extra weight, drink less alcohol, give up sugar, get out of debt. All worthy goals, but why do we perennially return to resolutions that seem […]

1006, 2015

Colleges Understand Diversity is Fundamental to Innovation. Why Aren’t Companies Taking Note?

June 10th, 2015|Categories: Personal|

Harvard University is involved in a dispute with Asian-American advocacy groups concerning undergraduate admission. The dispute stems from the fact that the average GPA, class rank and SAT scores for Asian-Americans is significantly higher than for any other demographic. Moreover, while the percentage of those identifying as Asian-American has increased in the United States, has […]

401, 2015

The Hundred-Foot Journey

January 4th, 2015|Categories: Personal|

During the holidays, we watched The Hundred-Foot Journey, in which the Kadam family has taken asylum in Europe due to election disputes in Mumbai, India.  After an initial stay in England, they wander their way to a small village in France on the border of Switzerland.  The father purchases an abandoned restaurant across the street […]