May 2013

Your Relationships = Your Net Worth

When I left McKinsey to start my own company, a number of my McKinsey friends left to do the same. My two back-to-back startup attempts failed. A number of my McKinsey friends’ startups succeeded, in some cases wildly so (one of them was StubHub). For the first time in my career (and actually life), I [...]

The Key to Success

You’ll find the video above interesting for two reasons. First, it’s a video presentation by an old friend, and former McKinsey colleague Angela Duckworth. By background she had degrees from Harvard and Oxford before landing at McKinsey. We had many 3am bonding sessions sitting in the hallway of the McKinsey NYC office waiting for presentations [...]

The #1 Thing Holding Women Back in Business

In my consulting practice, half of my clients are women. This is very unusual as the industry standard is about 10%. I’ve had the great privilege of working with some of the most talented women in their fields. The fascinating thing I’ve noticed over the last several years is the role self-perception plays in all [...]