bio & speaking events
February 18, 2018
Jeff Bezos stuck this phrase on the wall of his space company, Blue Origin. I read it in The Everything Store, the story of Amazon’s founder, and I haven’t...
January 24, 2018
Over six weeks flew by and I didn’t publish an article...I had good reason: I was sick. Really sick. Like, multiple hospitals in foreign countries and drug-resistant infectio...
November 22, 2017
When it comes to happiness, stuff matters less than relationships and experiences. We know this, and yet…BLACK FRIDAY! CYBER MONDAY! (at least there’s Giving Tuesday to coun...
November 11, 2017
What's a book review on a totally non-professional subject doing on LinkedIn? I find my work gets better when I encounter inspiration from nature.
This week I’ve been devourin...
October 30, 2017
These last weeks while I’ve been on the road for Give Work (now live here!), I’ve been thinking more about the concept of solidarity. My friend Leah Hunt-Hendrix, founde...
September 30, 2017
In December 2015, I was racing around trying not to slip on the high-gloss floor of a Mission District tech incubator that had allowed me to use its gleaming contemporary sp...
September 11, 2017
In honor of Labor Day earlier this week and the upcoming launch of my book, Give Work, I shared some thoughts on the future of work, the #GiveWork movement, and the steps we...
June 28, 2017
I’m writing because a movie just changed my life. (Not just mine — apparently, droves of kindergartners are becoming feminists as a result of Patty Jenkins’ brilliant film.)
April 30, 2017
Lately I’ve been thinking about loss. How do we keep going in the face of death, broken dreams, or heartbreak? Why do some people persevere and even thrive after loss, while...
April 18, 2017
I’ve been in France for the last two weeks meeting investors and social impact luxury brands to learn the art of sustainable chic firsthand.
Sustainability is knowing how some...