I started seeing a new dentist recently after being frustrated by the constant salesmanship of my last dentist. I was very clear with him on my expectations and explained that I often talk about “the new consumer” in my keynote speeches. I’m sharing my requests regarding transparency and authenticity in case they come in handy.(…)
ANATomy of a startup
I’m an information junky. I love to keep up with the latest news but also in-depth pieces about worlds I’m interested in. Until 10 year ago, I subscribed to newspapers (The NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today) and 50+ magazines (everything from the New Yorker to Vogue to Wired). While I didn’t have time to read them all […]
We live in a shortcut culture. The weight loss industry had a $60 billion year, with many of these diets offering quick fix solutions. In contrast, the fitness industry is a $22 billion a year business. We’re entering the holiday season to be followed by new year’s resolutions that list losing weight and getting fit(…)
Would you outsource your personality? That’s essentially what you’re doing by letting a third party represent your business. Social is exactly that. It’s about building relationships. Some are one to one and others are one to many. Your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine etc. (…)
Warning: Don’t read if you’re hungry. For tech startups these days, it’s all about getting to scale. Bigger is better and the faster, the better. But for IRL (in the real world) companies, I believe in managed growth. It’s not a race to the finish but a race for longevity. So how do you grow(…)
“How can I be inspired to innovate?” asked a young engineer following my keynote speech at his company’s “Innovation Day.” He said he appreciated the effort his company is making to foster innovation: creating a day where they can check out what special projects everyone else was working on, setting up special areas where employees(…)
Pattern recognition involves identification of faces, objects, words, melodies, etc. The visual system does more than just interpret forms, contours and colors. Pattern recognition refers to the process of recognizing a set of stimuli arranged in a certain pattern that is characteristic of that set of stimuli.
Here she goes again. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and best selling author of Lean In has brought out the big guns like Beyonce to campaign against the word “Bossy.” #BanBossy
My sister sent me this article today after I brought up the difficulty I’ve had in raising money. It begins like this: “Women have it tough. Business propositions — whether presented in a boardroom, coffee shop or pitch contest — are discounted as soon as women open their mouths.
I hate New Year’s Eve but I love the start of a new year. There’s something powerful about endings and beginnings. You can cast away the past and look ahead. I don’t make resolutions. They never last. I try to prioritize. But also to give myself a break when I make mistakes.