Hag-Seed

“Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.”
― William Shakespeare, The Tempest

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Own It: The Power of Women at Work

I’m fortunate enough to work at a company that values women, but I realize that not everyone is as lucky. In Own It: The Power of Women at Work, Sallie Krawcheck talks about the future of women in business, how we are changing it, and talks about life lessons she’s learned in her 30+ year career on Wall Street.  Continue reading “Own It: The Power of Women at Work”

Spaceman

We have this idea in America of the self-made man. We love to celebrate individual achievement. We have these icons like Steve Jobs and Henry Ford and Benjamin Franklin, and we talk about how amazing it is that they did these great things and built themselves up out of nothing. I think the self-made man is a myth. I’ve never believed in it. I can honestly say that I’ve never achieved anything on my own. Whether it was my parents encouraging me to follow my dreams, or mentors like Jim McDonald who saw something in me, or classmates like Greg Chamitoff who challenged, me to do better, I owe everything I’ve ever accomplished to the people around me- people who pushed me to be the best version of myself.

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