My mother Grace passed away yesterday. It is still difficult to grasp the reality of that statement. A month ago, I saw my mother when we picked up our daughter from her freshman year at USC. She seemed frailer than before, but no one in the family had any thought that she would pass away … Continue reading A Tribute To My Mother, Grace Yeh
1. I met Dave when I was raising money for Ustream back in 2007. At that point, the founders had just launched the site, and it was growing like mad. But without a clear revenue model for live streaming, we were operating the company on a shoestring. The founders weren’t taking any salary, and the … Continue reading In Memory of Dave Goldberg
I have a lot of admiration for people who are willing to say unpopular things. Experience has taught me that popularity is only weakly correlated with correctness, and that a willingness to say unpopular things may often be the only way to say true things. Penelope Trunk is one of several friends who have made … Continue reading You Can’t Avoid Putting In The Time
I was grateful to Gretchen Rubin when she offered me a review copy of her new book, “Happier at Home.” Happiness is probably my favorite subject in the world. I’ve been an avid reader of positive psychology books for over a decade (you can find a summary of some of the things I’ve learned in … Continue reading Happier at Home: My Brief Reflections
My friend and HBS classmate, Lindsey Mead Russell wrote a great article for the Princeton Alumni Weekly last year. In it, she meditates on one of the fundamental dilemmas that faces women: Job or Family? Lindsey followed a path that many would envy or consider the ideal–she worked part-time managing recruiting for a private equity … Continue reading How Do *You* Choose Between Job and Family?
People throw themselves into 100-hour work weeks because they are afraid to make choices that others might not understand. If you work 100-hour weeks, no one (investors, co-founders, employees) can blame you if things don’t work out, right? I had a moment like this during my first startup, when I was held late at a … Continue reading Workaholism Is A Choice (Usually The Wrong One)