work culture

Never Never Land

I'm writing a piece about human rights imagination for a New York University journal right now, and I'm mulling over questions of art and liberation.

Then you come across articles like these on the web, in which authors expound on tales of female success as "modern myths". Fairy tales, if you will.

They're funny, and that's not funny. The blog The Hairpin has a smart piece up called Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman. Check it out, and check out why it got 136 resonant, exuberant comments.




  It isn't easy to be emerging. Emerging, linguistically, doesn't mean arrived. It means coming. Still happening. Making a living about developing ideas in a developing economy isn't turn-key. Or is it?

There isn't a match or mentor for what you want to do. And that's challenging. You think "where's the matchpoint?" "Where's the model?" And there isn't one.

Millenials are building edu-tanks. We're making socially focused LLCs and U.S. based companies whose prime buyers are abroad.

But that, as a colleague at Harvard once said to me, is a "learning opportunity."