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"Next time you hear something that’s really stupid, don’t adhere to it, fight it or ignore it" - Sheryl Sandberg http://poetsandquants.com/2012/05/24/sheryl-sandbergs-class-day-speech-at-harvard-business-school/4/
10:38 AM May 24 2012

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The above quote is from Sheryl's HBS commencement speech, which concludes:

First, keep in touch with friends.

Two, make the effort to speak as well as seek the truth.

Three, remain true to and open about your authentic self.

And four, most deeply, your generation [should] accomplish what mine has failed to do. Give us a world where half our homes are run by men and half our institutions are run by women. I’m pretty sure that would be a better world.

Slowly but surely we will get there, Sheryl.

Meanwhile, I'm reading this Forbes apology to you.

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I like her rule about no powerpoint in meetings.

I love this declaration:

You’ll have to rely on what you know. Your strength will not come from your place on some org chart, your strength will come from building trust and earning respect. You’re going to need talent, skill, and imagination and vision, but more than anything else, you’re going to need the ability to communicate authentically, to speak so that you inspire the people around you and to listen so that you continue to learn each and every day on the job.

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The video of Sheryl's talk is now available on YouTube.

I also found Sheryl's TED talk on Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders to be inspiring.

Gina Tripani called that TED talk one of her all-time favorite career advice presentations for women.

"If you want to win hearts and minds, lead with your heart as well as your mind."

I love her fight it or ignore it theory ...

I love this story:

And she called me and said, ‘I want to talk with you about coming to work with you at Facebook. So I thought about calling you, she said, and telling you all the things I’m good at and all the things I like to do. But I figured that everyone is doing that. So instead I want to know what’s your biggest problem and how can I solve it.

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LOVE IT! ... been doing a lot of reading lately (a lot by Dave McClure) about what is MY problem.. not what is YOUR solution ...

I like this sentence: "Build your skills. Not your resume."

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Sheryl Sandberg made $30 million in 2011, and leaves work every day by 5:30pm.

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I love this "Give us a world where half our homes are run by men and half our institutions are run by women. I’m pretty sure that would be a better world."

I'm certain that would be a better world.

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