With degrees in mathematics and physics from U.C. Berkeley, 19-year-old Rebecca Jolitz is planning to revolutionize the satellite development industry. Get to know the 2014 Thiel Fellow and find out what first inspired her love of science.
People may not realize they're doing it, but they often dress like the boss. Ray Smith joins Lunch Break with a look at why both men and women do this, and how to pull it off. Photo: Rebecca Greenfield for The Wall Street Journal.
In Chapter 7 of 23 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, charter school CFO Andrew Epstein answers "How Have You Learned to Be a Better Partner to Your Boss?" As a CFO of a network of charter schools working with his boss, the CEO, Epstein focuses on being mission-aligned and being fully committed to the organizational vision. He makes it a point of setting expectations early in the relationship - in the hiring phase - to make sure he and his CEO are on the same page.
In Chapter 13 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and entrepreneur Michael Margolis answers "How Are Your Aspirations Changing as Your Experience Grows?" Margolis shares Lao Tzu wisdom on adding to your life by taking away or subtracting things. Margolis adopts this philosophy in his own life as he learns to say no, to set boundaries, to managing information technology streams and battle the oft competing priorities of serving others while taking care of your self.
In Chapter 12 of 20 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, social entrepreneur Courtney Spence answers "How Are You Learning to Communicate More Effectively?" She learns that just because you say something to someone does not mean they heard you. Spence finds it useful to communicate a message different ways at different times to make sure her message is received and understood. Social entrepreneur and storyteller Courtney Spence founded 501c3 nonprofit Students of the World (SOW).