Categories for Inspiring

Want to be a unique and effective leader?

“Why do I exist?” “Why does our institution exist?” “What is the role of a multinational corporation in our world? “What is the role of a leader in digital technology, especially as the world turns to tech as such a crucial input to drive growth?” These questions haunt me, and they motivated me to write Hit Refresh. Finding answers set me on an intellectual and introspective journey to discover what I uniquely can contribute to society and how to rediscover the soul of Microsoft, to define our role as a global company. They guide me daily in the pursuit to bring empathy together with big ideas in order to make a real difference. READ MORE

How to Overcome Creative Blocks

There are many challenges you will face if you choose to work in a creative industry - being creative isn't something you can also turn on and off like a tap. Luckily we have the benefit of Otegha Uwagba's Little Black Book, which is a handy little toolkit for women working in the creative industries - it's pocket-sized! Let us know how you plan to use these tips in your creative work in the comments below! READ MORE

10 Quotes that will make you want to read the whole book

We love an excellent quote, don't you? Do you ever have that moment when you're reading and you just have to stop and appreciate the beauty, poignancy or hilarity of the words you've just read? Sometimes you have to read them aloud to the person nearest to you, and some quotes, you will always remember no matter how long it's been since you read it. Well, if you have done one or all of the above, you're going to love these quotes we've collected from some of our favourite books, authors and characters! READ MORE

Nikki Gemmell: A complicated love letter.

No one shapes us like our mothers do. For women no one, arguably, has a bigger impact on our lives. Yet Margaret Thatcher wrote that from the age of fifteen she had nothing more to say to her mother and this feels so cruelly true, for many daughters. From our teenage years onward we can look at our mothers askance, with judgement and admonishment; without enough curiosity about their own path in life. We’re focused on our own, singular velocity. READ MORE

Books to get you through a difficult Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is generally seen as a day of joy, a lovely opportunity to celebrate Mothers everywhere, to show appreciation for all the big and small things they do for their families, everyday. For a lot of people, though, Mother's Day can be a painful reminder of someone they have lost, never knew or a difficult childhood. We've curated this selection of stories that deal with the painful side of being a mother, being mothered or just losing someone you care deeply about. Because sometimes reading and storytelling are the greatest healers. READ MORE

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