An indispensable guide to decision-making and risk-taking for anyone who finds oneself afraid, even paralyzed, of making a wrong choice in one’s career. This fresh and new approach comes from one of the most highly regarded and well-respected female tech executives in Silicon Valley who made all sorts of wrong choices in her career, but learned how to turn those down moments into positive success.
Life is made up of a series of choices. So, what do you do if one of those choices turns out poorly, especially if it was carefully considered? How do you trust your own instinctive decision-making and make the next right choice? How do you continue to take risks when, suddenly, your risks are not working out?
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is one of the most highly regarded and well-respected female tech executives in Silicon Valley but she’ll be the first to admit that her path to success has been far from linear. She started three companies that have done exceedingly well, including theBoardlist (an organization designed to promote and place women onto corporate boards), and she just served as president of StubHub which sold earlier this year for $4 billion.
But she’s also encountered plenty of poor choices, misfires, unexpected headwinds, and all other kinds of pitfalls that she had
to learn how to confront, analyze, navigate, and incorporate into her new path forward. From her own experience, she knows that personal success does not come from making one singular “correct” or “big” decision. Rather, long-range success comes from tackling numerous choices that are aimed to optimize future possibilities.
Singh Cassidy’s “7 myths of success” as well as her advice on how to make FOMO into your friend, multiply your “bets” in life, and understand why you shouldn’t be blinded by “passion bias” all provide an entirely new way to approach risk-taking and achieve lasting success.