What Shakespeare said: “Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast”

stonesWhen you are transitioning from a job, it takes time to start seeing, especially if you were at an organization or role for many years. This is what happened to me. And I can only appreciate it now in retrospect.

As Albert  Camus shared: “A [wo/man's] work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.” Continue reading

Welcome to corporate America and its rhetoric

Almost 2 million women without kids in the US aged 40 to 44, 27% of women with advanced degrees without kids. A Pew study this year shows that nearly one-in-five American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with one-in-ten in the 1970s. And it is similar in other parts of the world like the UK where one in five women “stays childless because of modern lifestyle.” Some 42 per cent of childless women in the study were in professional or managerial occupations compared to only 30 per cent of mothers.

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Unlearning and Deprogramming

I had a fascinating conversation with a bright young woman last night. It actually almost made me  leave the festivities and run back to my room so I could write down all my thoughts but I couldn’t. I was having too much fun celebrating a dear friend’s birthday in Rijoa (not only a great wine region but truly a magical place).

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