Fake It Until You Become It

A friend recently sent me this video, and I think it contains a very powerful message. In the past couple of years I have applied to business school, started my own company, and have networked in the Boston startup community. In each of these endeavors, it has become obvious to me that you must go ...

How I met top mentors at the Boston unConference

I attended the Boston unConference for the first time last week at the Hynes Convention Center.  I had heard great things from friends about how it was different from other conferences, but was curious to see it for myself.  I can’t stress this enough: the level of accessibility was unlike any other event I’ve been to.  I ...

Amazing Lessons in Leadership

Today was an incredible day at Yale SOM.  One of the classes I’m taking is Managing Global Catastrophes, taught by Jeffrey Garten.  We’re studying lessons of leadership from extremely difficult crises like The Asian Tsunami, AIDS, the famine in Somalia, SARS, 9/11, and Fukushima (to name a few). Today we had the pleasure of meeting with: ...

When are you at your best?

Even before I had started at business school, I received an email outlining an assignment that was to be completed in the first weeks of school.  It involved a lot of coordination and work to complete, yet helped me learn about when I perform at my best.  The course was Careers, taught by Amy Wrzesniewski, which ...