A Reflection on Reinventing Oneself

Yesterday, I had the privilege of speaking to almost 60 people attending a lunch sponsored by the Women in Networks (WiN) group at Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific here in Singapore.  The group’s executive sponsor Elizabeth Hernandez approached me about presenting to the group after seeing an article which featured the reinvention stories of my friend Carol and I.  See …

Inspiration at a Cambodian Fish Stall

Inspiration comes in many forms.  This time it just happened to be from a stylish grandmother selling fish in the middle of a market near Pursat, Cambodia three weeks ago.  Not only did it inspire this post, but also stoked the flames of the work I am doing with ShiftRunner, a company I invested in …

Growing Pains

For much of the latter part of last year, when people would ask me what I do for a living, my slightly stale “go to” joke was “I’m trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up” (insert polite laughter here.)  Even I got sick of hearing myself say it.  This …

Channeling My Inner Hippie

Do you ever get that nagging voice somewhere from deep within that says, “there is more that you are meant to do in this world?”  The older I get, the louder these voices seem to be.  I call it my “inner hippie” speaking.  Sometimes I listen, sometimes life seems to get in the way.  But …

But It’s All A Priority!

Freshly back in Singapore and over jet lag after My Summer Tour of Ignorance in the US, I am re-energized and excited about the many opportunities that lie ahead…and there are many!  I’m talking about important and valuable endeavors that are close to my heart and soul, and that I want deeply to give my full attention …

Broad Strokes

Although I currently reside and work in Singapore, I’ve been fortunate to have lived in many different cities across the U.S. including Pittsburgh where I grew up, Gainesville, Florida where I went to college, New Orleans, Houston and San Francisco.  I’ve also done a couple of 8-week summer work stints in both Amsterdam and Shanghai. …

My Summer Tour of Ignorance

There’s a line in Michael Franti’s song “Say Hey” that goes something like “the more I see, the less I know.”  It really resonates with me, especially lately.  The last couple of years have been an intense roller coaster ride of new learnings and experiences.  Moving halfway around the world, quitting my secure job of 19 years, …

Who’s Driving This Cart?

It’s an interesting dilemma and, to some degree, a fascinating study on parenting styles and micro-management.  Twelve 18 year old boys want to rent a house in San Diego for a week in June as part of their high school graduation celebration.  They’ve done the research, found a house and are planning the road trip …