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It’s time to call it: Pulling the plug on Buyosphere

We’ve been keeping Buyosphere on life support for almost 2 years now. It breaks my heart, but it’s time to pull the plug. We kept hoping that something would happen…someone would come along to save the day: we’d get an upswing in usage (from non-spammers), we’d get someone coming along that would want to buy […]

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Confidence and the Cause-Effect Loop

From Lean In to inspirational messages, the answer to much of inequality seems to be the responsibility of the person on the losing end of the equation. Fair enough, you might say, that person stands to gain the Β most. Let me offer up another angle. I was born a confident person. I’m not sure how […]

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My Aptitude Adjustment (with Latitude by YouScience)

I love this stuff, so I just have to share. Sorry if it seems gratuitous or ‘braggy’. I don’t mean it that way. This might be the coolest thing I’ve done for my career in quite sometime. This week, I signed up to try out an Aptitude Test product by YouScience called Latitude. For a […]

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Milestones: Turning 40 + Launching Lime

LIFE BEGINS AT 40 More than a few people have said, “Life begins at 40” to me lately. Many of them have experienced it themselves. You stop caring about what people think and you start focusing on what really matters in life. Your career comes into full bloom. Your love life matures. You stop fretting […]

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The end of my world as I knew it and I (now) feel fine…[a retrospective on startup grief]

(from the cover of How To Survive the End of the World as we Know it by James Rawles] Today, at the urging of a friend, I told the story of the past year of my life in a private forum for women entrepreneurs that I avoided for that period of time. The women on […]

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My #Themeword for 2013: Triumph

In the past few #themeword years, I’ve been incredibly cautious when it comes to picking my word. I felt it unwise to take the leap that this year or that would be MY year. It started with Transition in 2008, and Thrive in 2009, then moved along to Achieve in 2010, then Reap in 2011 […]

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Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine as a Woman to Watch

I usually try to be pretty humble when it comes to getting press. (“Try” being the operative word!) But this one I’m especially proud of because: 1. it’s in one of my favorite magazines 2. I share the page with one of my heroes 3. the distinction is pretty darn awesomeΒ (no really) I did giggle […]

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There’s No Shame in That

I was describing my startup experience to a woman I admire the other day, when out of the blue, she asked: “Was it worth it?” I hardly hesitated at all and said: “The only thing I’d change if I could go back is that I’d integrate the incredible lessons I’ve learned during this time.” And […]

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The Hole in the Soul of Business

(the title of this post is a direct ‘tribute’ to a column of the same name by one of my favorite management writers, Gary Hamel) For the past 12 years, Edelman has conducted a very in-depth study of the level of trust consumers have for government, media and corporations and has found, unsurprisingly, that there […]

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Why is Culture Such a Difficult Concept?

About 6 months ago I was at a conference and the presenter brought up Zappos as the shining example of a company that has a strong culture that translates into sales. The person next to me leaned over and said, “Man, can’t anyone come up with more examples?” “Sadly,” I replied, “The reason Zappos and […]

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