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.

October 3, 2013

Working Abroad? How to Give a Presentation in the Local Language

This post originally appeared on The Daily Muse. Even if you’ve been working abroad for a while, and you feel comfortable getting around the city and chatting with colleagues, there’s something incredibly intimidating about being invited to give a formal presentation in your second (or third) language. Take it from me: The first week I […]

August 2, 2012

How to Illustrate a Business Model {No real art skill required!}

Following yesterday’s post about the Business Model Canvas workshop, a few people commented that they don’t know how to draw. I don’t consider myself much of an artist either, but I’d like to share some more sketches anyways, because I think they might be useful for anyone trying to explain a complex concept to a […]

January 30, 2012

Larry Summers is Wrong: Why Learning Multiple Languages is So Valuable

Today’s New York Times features a Room for Debate section about the need to learn multiple languages. Six panelists, including author Stacie Berdan, agree that it is crucial to learn more than one language to operate in the new, globalized world. They all refute an assertion by Lawrence Summers, former president of Harvard University and former […]