Does Your View At Work Enhance Your Life?

I love a good view. I will often choose a restaurant with outdoor seating. I enjoy working on my lanai when I am in Kauai. I believe that a gloomy room saps energy from your head and heart. If you work for a corporation (and today with many of us gratefully clinging to any job, who is to … [Read more...]

Esther Dyson Visionary Extraordinaire

When I met Esther Dyson over 20 years ago she was already playing a very important role in tech. I subscribed to her Release 1.0 newsletter and flew in from Japan to attend her star-studded annual PC Forums in Arizona. Esther has never stood still. She is an observer, analyst, connector, … [Read more...]

Tech Entertainment Intersection Sparkles in LA

There are two major industries in Los Angeles, tech and entertainment. When it comes to bringing them together, LA has emerged as the clear leader. I thrived in the international community in Tokyo. Coming back to America, at first I missed being a leader of this and that, and being a regular at … [Read more...]

Courageous Women I Met at BlogHer

There were many brave, generous and kind women at BlogHer. The 22 women reading at the Friday night Keynote were amazing. Several of them had us in tears. Stephanie Quilao who spoke on the "Coming Out" panel had this to say: The big theme that came out of the session was that having the … [Read more...]

Powerful Voices at BlogHer in San Francisco

I loved BlogHer. That may make me entirely uncool but I don't care. From the Thursday night parties to the end of the Unconference on Sunday, I found it exhilarating being surrounded by women who write. Having 1,000 women in one hotel entirely changes the experience for all the guests. I think … [Read more...]

Hugging Off-Line at Blogger Socials

In the world of blogging, comments and links are virtual hugs. When bloggers meet socially, it's a chance for real hugs. I'd like to thank the attendees of Blogger Social who welcomed me so graciously into their midst. We had two great days together of first meetings, conversation and … [Read more...]

Declaration of Independence – Last Single Girl Webisodes

The single women you will see in The Last Single Girls webisodes have declared their independence. It doesn't mean they don't date or they don't like men. When I talk about independence with my female friends, what we mean is that we are very much OK on our own. I adore my husband, Ray Gordon, but … [Read more...]

Woman Power on Display at Pangea Day Event

Pangea Day was created from the vision of Jehane Noujaim who was awarded the prestigious TED prize in 2006. TED asked her to make a wish to change the world and hers was to bring the world together through the power of film. I had the pleasure of attending the live filming of Pangea Day at Sony … [Read more...]

Humor, Sex and Verbal Jousting

Coors holds a very special place in my heart. I loved working there because the beer business is fun and they treated their people very well. However, I quickly learned that being an executive for a beer company meant being able to take humor like a man. I have not been in a mens locker room but … [Read more...]

The Thrill of Competition and Trying Harder

The question has often been asked, are men more competitive than women? It seems reasonable to believe that generally we are competitive in different areas. Certainly living in different cultures affects our competitive nature. Competition can be defined as related to risk-taking, tendency to … [Read more...]