Cecilia Preller

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Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden's TED Talk

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

You can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you can choose to be happy -- or at least not miserable.<p>Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really …

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Self-Promotion for Professionals from Countries Where Bragging Is Bad

In India, it’s crabs in a bucket — the one who tries to escape is pulled down by his compatriots. In Australia, it’s tall poppies — and the tallest one gets its head whacked off. In Japan, the nail that sticks out gets hammered down. Almost every culture has its own metaphor about what happens to …

19 Places That Make Southeast Asia The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment."<p>And just because it definitely has its share of over-touristed sites, don't let the region fool you: there are some seriously stunning spots that are …

19 Signs You Have An Incurable Case Of Wanderlust

There is no heart as restless as the traveler's. Curious explorers live in perpetual pursuit of the next adventure, whether it's merely skipping to the next town over in search of a new place to eat or traversing the globe to climb mountains that they've only seen in magazines.<p>Equipped with …

Three Imperatives for Good Project Managers

We all have good ideas. The hard part is making them happen.<p>HR departments love handing out worksheets on how to plan your time. Management gurus have written hundreds of pages of advice on how to better manage your week, your day, and your hour.<p>But what happens when you try and apply that advice …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Leaning In at LinkedIn: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Each month, we invite luminaries from around the world to the LinkedIn campus to share their insights with LinkedIn employees.<p>Last week, Sheryl …

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg to speak at exclusive Times event

The 28 Highest Paid Tech CEOs

The New York Times put together a list of the 200 highest paid executives in the world. Twenty-eight of them run tech companies.<p>Marissa Mayer and Larry Ellison are some of the highest paid individuals. Activision Blizzard's Robert Kotick makes the highest base salary which exceeds $2 million, …

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Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook, One Year After the IPO

It’s been a long, rough road for Facebook after the company was first listed on the Nasdaq exchange one year ago. The stock, which debuted at $38 per …

Five Essential Leadership Lessons For Women

What leadership challenges do women face today? How have you forged a path to success? What advice would you give younger women who hope to become leaders in their fields?<p>I’ve been considering these questions and reflecting on my own career in the last few weeks, thanks to a group of women at Yale …

The Secret To Being A Power Woman: Wake Up Early

Michelle Gass, a president and recognized innovator at Starbucks, wakes up every morning at exactly 4:30 and goes running. When she travels, she brings her running shoes. She’s started her day like this throughout her 15-year tenure at the coffeemaker, rising from a team of just three to today …

Women Are Less Likely to Marry After Winning the Lottery

Winning $25,000 or more in a state lottery <b>reduces</b> single women’s likelihood of marrying within the next three years by <b>40%</b>, say Mark Hoekstra of the University of Pittsburgh and Scott Hankins of the University of Kentucky. A big windfall may reduce marriage’s risk-sharing benefits for women, or it …

“Feminine” Values Can Give Tomorrow’s Leaders an Edge

A Pew Center study released in May revealed that working mothers are the sole or primary provider in a record 40 percent of U.S. households. Only a few days before, hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor-Jones created a stir by remarking at a conference that women will never rival men as traders because …

Women: Let’s Stop Allowing Race and Age to Divide Us

When we talk about the barriers that prevent female leaders from getting to the top, we often ignore one uncomfortable truth: women often let their racial and generational biases prevent them from helping each other.<p>“I’m rejected,” one white millennial woman told us. “Women at the top don’t …

Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers

Photography: Courtesy of Janus van den Eijnden.<p>Artwork: Janet Echelman, 1.26 Sculpture Project at the Amsterdam Light Festival, December 7, 2012–January 20, 2013, Spectra Fiber, high-tenacity polyester fiber, and lighting, 230′ x 63′ x 30′, Amstel River, Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>Many CEOs who make …

How Women Drive Innovation and Growth

Women represent a growth market more than twice as big as China and India combined. They control $20 trillion in global consumer spending, own or operate between 25-33% of all private businesses, and earn an estimated $13 trillion. This “power of the purse” is growing rapidly; expectations are that …

A Gender Curiosity: Parents with All Girls and No Boys Own More Stock

For unknown reasons, married couples with only female children are about <b>6 percentage points</b> more likely to own stock than those with both male and female offspring, according to a study of a large U.S. database by Vicki L. Bogan of Cornell University. The phenomenon is limited to stocks; there’s no …

Women Don’t Need to Lead Better Than Men. They Need to Lead Differently.

In the summer of 2008, I experienced a massive hormonal shift, moving from the largely-male, testosterone-charged environment of Harvard Business School, where I had spent the first 18 years of my career, to the nearly all-female realm of Barnard College, the all-women’s liberal arts college where …

To get promoted, women need champions, not mentors

Instead of adding a mentor or more Twitter followers this fall, women need someone far more powerful for their career if they want to succeed: a sponsor.<p>As a ticket to the top, a sponsor will work equally well whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder or a working as an entrepreneur, a writer or …

How a Cosmo Woman Kick-Started Her Brand

For 14 fun and pretty thrilling years, I was the editor-in-chief of <i>Cosmopolitan</i> magazine — and, yes, that means I was the one responsible for wicked coverlines like “Mattress Moves So Hot His Thighs Will Burst into Flames.” But it also means I had close-up view of the modern consumer landscape. And …

Women, The Workplace, And 'Second Generation' Gender Bias

Support the news<p>They call it "Second Generation" gender bias. We look at women and the workplace now.<p>American women have come on strong all over the …

How Women Decide

Photography: Courtesy of George Cott<p>Artwork: Janet Echelman, Line Drawing, 2006–2007, high-tenacity multifilament polypropylene, 36-degree ellipsoidal spotlights, colored dichroic glass filters, 408′ x 56′ x 33′, Tampa, Florida<p>In 2005 seven partners and senior staffers at Deloitte (including the …