"If you want to be happy for an hour, take a nap. If you want to be happy for a day, go fishing. If you want to be happy for a week, go on a honeymoon. If you want to be happy for a year, inherit a fortune. But, if you want to be happy for a lifetime, help other people."
- Ann Moore, chairman and CEO of Time Inc. (Fortune's MOREPatricia Sellers - Sep 23, 2008 6:36 PM ET
The U.S. Open begins today at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. So what could be more fitting than a Guest Post on Postcards from Billie Jean King herself? It's fitting too because King, ranked No. 1 in the world five times during her legendary career, has odd and interesting connections to some of the CEOs on Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business list.
This May, at a Most MOREPatricia Sellers - Aug 25, 2008 2:31 PM ET
Fortune hosted a MPWomen dinner in New York in May featuring a panel on leadership. The panelists included Ursula Burns, president of Xerox (XRX); Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon (AVP); and Ann Moore, CEO of Time Inc.
Click here to watch video of the leaders reflect on their experiences traveling and working abroad.
Click here to watch video of the leaders discussing what it took to get to the corner office and MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Jul 17, 2008 4:20 PM ET
Men think about power vertically -- and focus on rank and status and size. Women think about power horizontally -- it's largely about influence. I know I'm in trouble already. This is a stereotype, indeed. But in more than a decade of asking women leaders -- and the men they work with -- how they define power, I've discovered this to be an remarkably consistent truth. My favorite definition of MOREPatricia Sellers - Jul 10, 2008 10:51 AM ET
"How can you avoid all the anxiety traps that are lying in wait to prevent you from being happy? Researchers at Cornell University, when studying what people regret, found 'it's the things people fail to do that nag them to the grave.' Failure to act outnumbers other regrets two to one. Failure to "seize the moment." Even when you make the wrong choice, it only causes pain in the short MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Jun 27, 2008 3:51 PM ET
High-placed media-industry sources tell me that Susan Lyne has been in touch with Oprah and her folks about running OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Lyne, who quit the CEO post at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) last week, won't comment. Nor will Oprah. But the cable startup—a joint venture of Oprah's Harpo Inc. and Discovery Communications that's due to launch in September 2009— would be a natural fit for Lyne, MOREPatricia Sellers - Jun 18, 2008 2:59 PM ET
Women exercise power horizontally. I've said this often -- in speeches about leadership and at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, an annual event that I chair. This horizontal slant spurs women leaders to reach beyond the jobs they're hired to do.
Want proof? In May, 40 top female executives in the U.S. -- all participants in the Fortune Summit -- spent two and half weeks mentoring rising stars from 24 MOREPatricia Sellers - Jun 12, 2008 2:16 PM ET
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