Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds | Kate Darling

Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove in conversation with Kate Darling

What book are you currently reading?

Weapons of Math Destruction.

How do you describe what you do?


Who or what is your biggest inspiration?

Wonder Woman.

What does success look like?

A well-balanced life.

What is your competitive advantage?

I don’t worry about not being taken seriously.

How do you keep your thinking fresh?

By reading science fiction and making friends with people outside of my area of expertise.

How much time do you spend traveling?

2-3 trips a month, sometimes more.

 What is the secret of a great presentation?

Putting yourself in the shoes of your audience.

What advice would you give to anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps?

Take people’s advice selectively.

What is your next goal?

To write a book.

Describe yourself in three words.

Awkward, fun, intrepid.

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