Recording & Live Talk Mentions: MERLINE X | Obi Felten
Updated: Apr 26, 2021
Resources mentioned during our talk:
X: The Foghorn Decision: https://hbsp.harvard.edu/product/618060-PDF-ENG
Business books by Brené Brown
“Act Like a Leader; Think Like a Leader” by Herminia Ibarra
A German novel: Cox Der Lauf der Zeit, about a watchmaker who is brought to China by the emperor to build him a very special clock
Obi shared advice from someone she admires, Ruth Porat, Alphabet’s CFO. Rather than asking your sponsor or mentor to help you get a specific new role, ask them, “What’s my highest and best use?” This question helps them be creative in brainstorming your next role. As you think about your strengths, it may be very different from the next step you would have chosen for yourself.