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I Believe in the Wisdom of Shared Experiences

01/31/2013 11:28 am ET | Updated Apr 02, 2013

I am always fascinated by the wisdom of shared experiences. It's what we call human capital. This March 14th I will have the opportunity to share some of my own experiences in building a multi-billion dollar business, USA Networks, and life transitions with women gathering at The Bryant University Summit. I forward to hearing from them as well, as we all continue to evolve our careers.

As a student in the 1960s, I was fascinated by the turbulent world around us and also by what seemed to me to be a limitless world of opportunity. We were embroiled in the Vietnam War, rocked by the assassinations of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. Students graduating from college found it very difficult to secure jobs. Some of these experiences are prescient for our times.

Yet I believed that I just had to find the right opportunity for me among this sea of chaos. Chaos is something I have always embraced because I feel there are more opportunities in chaos than in static environments. Again, we can feel intimidated in today's world with the global financial crises, the debt crisis, turbulence throughout the Middle East and Africa and more. But I remain optimistic because I see the advances in science and technologies, healthcare, education and manufacturing -- open whole new worlds. I see opportunities everywhere.

On March 14th, I will join Arianna Huffington, and Marshawn Evans as a speaker at the conference -- and I will be sharing my own experiences in navigating through the changing world, making career transitions, finding new passion by allowing ourselves to take personal risk and explore what might have once seemed like the vast unknown. Come be inspired to Aspire, Achieve, Advance.