Leslie Forman
chile california council event photo July 30, 2015

Chile, California and the Future of Collaborative Innovation

What is innovation? How best to create the conditions in which innovation thrives? How might this work in Chilean companies? These are big questions, and we had the great privilege to discuss them all at an event organized by the Chile California Council.

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Redesigning Jennifer Massoni Pardini’s Virtual Home, Powered by Empathy & WordPress

How might a writer wrap a soft (virtual) blanket around the people who most need her story? Building on a solid foundation of blog posts and heart photos, I collaborated with Jennifer Massoni Pardini to redesign her website to better serve grieving parents and build a new foundation for the next steps in her writing career.

making sense of my mess December 15, 2014

How I’m Making Sense of the Mess That is My Book-in-Progress

This book helped. It’s concise. It teaches you how to organize messy information of all kinds, without using jargon like “information architecture” or “user experience” or “wireframe” or any of the other tricky-to-explain phrases I’ve learned over the past few months.

The secret to creativity and productivity. Divergent thinking first, then a conscious shift to convergent thinking to get it done. November 16, 2014

The Secret to Creativity and Productivity

Do you ever find yourself thinking, “Well, I could move to San Francisco, or New York, or China, or Chile! And I could work in tech, or fashion, or marketing, or something else!” while another voice in your head says, “This is my list of things to do today. I need to go buy groceries, book a bus ticket for tomorrow’s trip, follow up with Joe from the conference… “

San Francisco Bay on a beautiful day October 15, 2014

Moving Home After Living Abroad: 4 Tips for Re-Entry

This is not my first experience with re-entry. I’ve experienced two severe bouts of reverse culture shock over the years, along with many milder ones. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way.

Local-fluency-ficha February 12, 2014

Notes on “Creating a Global Career” with NOBLE

“People either want to go internationally or not. That’s not as big a part of the decision, it’s usually how to make it work and decide how you’re going to make it happen.”