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What can a Harvard Business School professor teach you about turning adversity into an advantage, and how do you best position yourself to find your edge? Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this episode of LGOtv with special guest, Laura Huang – Stereotype Crusher, Obstacle Crusher, Edge Finder

2:30 – Sometimes adversity can be used to your advantage.
2:43 – How did Laura come up with her concepts of adversity advantage?
4:16 – “With society right now, there is such a premium on people who are uplifting and trying to do big things.”
6:04 – An individual hire can’t be diverse.
11:10 – How do we understand what our role is?
11:53 – “There are two different types of [interview] questions.”
17:12 – “Both male and female investors are equally likely to be asking to be asking women entrepreneurs prevention-focused questions.”
19:06 – “We’ve also lost, to some extent, the meaning of diversity.”
23:05 – How does anyone handle using this adversity and turning it into an advantage in a society that is expecting this undue perfection out of them?
31:10 – Laura Gassner Otting’s Edge Quiz results!
43:10 – “The number one sensation that we feel when we fail is an embarrassment. And when we’re embarrassed, we’re the most likely to be like, ‘Never again will I put myself in that situation.'”
46:15 – “Is this making me bitter or is this making me better?”
57:30 – What’s it like teaching Millennials?

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Washington Post Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker, Laura Gassner Otting, inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo because her presentations make listeners think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their limited scope of belief.

She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. She leads them to seek new ways of leading, managing, and mentoring others.