annie tsai

The Great Forgotten Art of Editing

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This is another story about my 2 year old son. Since I spend nearly every non-sleeping (although we do often spend this time together now – don’t get me started) and non-working minute of the day with him, I often find myself thinking about what are the “things” – the skills, the stepping stones, the life lessons – that will get him from where he is now to where I am (as a mostly functioning adult). As an extension of this, I think a lot about why I am the way that I am, and what could have been different about me today if those “things” were different. One of those “things” that I’m so thankful to have learned early and worked with throughout my life as a working professional is the art of editing. (more…)

My Letter to Hillary Clinton

Dear Hillary,

I’ve been thinking about writing this letter for the better part of the last decade, but honestly never got around to it. So there I was, driving to work this morning and finding myself committing to putting my thoughts down for you today.

I know that you know the road to winning the presidential seat is not going to be an easy one, and I also know that you know that you will be faced with more criticism than you will know what to do with. So in light of that, I thought maybe you could use a little bit of a pep talk – so I could thank you for all the pep talks you’ve given me along my journey. (more…)

Nick Mehta’s One Piece of Advice: Well Actually, He Has Three. Read On.

NickNick Mehta, CSW (Colored Sock Wearer) and CEO of Gainsight, is a ball of energy and sharp as nails. He’s one of those guys that already knows the answer to a question before you’ve even begun processing what you need to do to try and answer it. So, if you ever get a chance to have coffee with Nick, don’t miss out – you’ll learn more in that hour than you will all week. A bonafide serial entrepreneur, Nick joined Gainsight to help solve a tremendously important business problem – How do businesses reduce churn and keep the good customers longer?

So what’s in a day for a CEO?

Mostly send emails. And attend meetings. And send emails about meetings. And schedule meetings about emails. Basically, any kid of a CEO who is at “bring your kid to work day” needs to bring an iPad. (more…)