Nell Minow
Corporate Governance expert, 'Movie Mom'

Nell Minow

Editor of The Corporate Library, and 'Movie Mom' for and radio stations across the country.

Archive: Nell Minow

Adversity's advantage

Knowing you can survive serious setbacks can bolster confidence and courage. People who have had to confront terrible loss are more skeptical about conventional wisdom. And they have a much better sense of priorities.

By Nell Minow | November 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Skills, not schools

As a recruiter, what I would want to know is not where you went to school, but why you went there and what you got out of it.

By Nell Minow | September 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (5)

Sustaining success

The biggest successes come in retrospect. If you stop to ask yourself why everything is working so well today, or, worse, to congratulate yourself, you risk losing everything you are trying to accomplish.

By Nell Minow | September 13, 2010; 12:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Own it

So it's just two steps and one secret to making it happen. Step one is to own it. Don't say, "if only." Say, "I am." And then be whatever it is.

By Nell Minow | August 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hit the 'off' button

The benefits of being constantly plugged in seldom match the costs. The reason is that it's human nature to assume that the latest technology is the most important.

By Nell Minow | July 21, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Variety is a lot more fun

People are often surprised when they learn I have two separate careers -- as a lawyer and as a movie critic. But I love switching back and forth. And I especially love the exuberance of starting over in a completely different field.

By Nell Minow | June 21, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Keeping it going

The tea party is good television. But if they want to be more than a sideshow they'll need to do more than wave signs around. They'll have to find a way to appeal to a broader range of voters. They'll need to check their facts.

By Nell Minow | June 16, 2010; 11:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

A shameful response

BP's reputation has all but been destroyed, not by the spill itself but by the way they have handled it.

By Nell Minow | May 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Insecurity and success

Satisfaction and meaning grow from the inside out; not the outside in. They don't come from awards. They come from a sense of contribution and connection.

By Nell Minow | April 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Time (off) well spent

If President Obama can take time off to catch his daughter's soccer game, so can you.

By Nell Minow | April 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Overly entitled

When someone is exceptionally capable in one of these high-profile, high-earning, high-visibility professions, the entire world often turns into enablers for the celebrities, making it even easier for them to develop a sense of entitlement.

By Nell Minow | March 28, 2010; 08:28 PM ET | Comments (1)

Ability, heart and teamwork

Anyone who can play for the Divas can handle a few Neanderthals who think that a woman can't coach football.

By Nell Minow | March 18, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

We love second acts

There's nothing we love more than an underdog unless it's a comeback. Just think: Marion Barry. Marv Albert. Don Imus. Eliot Spitzer. Angelina Jolie.

By Nell Minow | March 11, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

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