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During my professional career, I’ve experienced with working remotely and managing remote teams a few times and I was always torn if it’s the right work style for me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved working from my home, being flexible and with no need to commute in the crazy Tel Aviv traffic on a daily basis. However, I always felt that something is missing. I love working around people. I love the water cooler chats, the random get togethers. So does it mean that in order to have that I should go to the office?

In 2019, I got accepted to Stanford and took some time working remotely once again. This time, I decided I’d invite a close friend to work with me, and she invited her friend, whom I didn’t know. …


It’s been six months since I’ve started my one year program at Stanford GSB, called Stanford MSx, for experienced leaders. In a nutshell — being at Stanford is a surreal and once in a lifetime experience, there are so many opportunities, lectures and meetings that it’s hard to keep track. Relocating across the world for this program, I wanted to make the most out of this year, based on what is important to me to learn and grow. Therefore, I’ve decided to write these recommendations that will help you come prepared to your Stanford GSB experience.

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photo taken from: https://kipac.stanford.edu/paves

So many opportunities, so little time

From the very beginning, you’ll be constantly bombarded with new terms and new things to do — career and life coaches, entrepreneurship focused resources and of course — amazing classes. Since I only have a year, it was crucial for me to be able to understand what are the resources that I have and more importantly, which ones I want to use and the ones I don’t. …


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Time is our most valuable asset and we must use it wisely. The work is never-ending, and if you are like me, you find yourself in a constant battle between emails, meetings and actual work.

The tips I share below are things that I practice and learned along the way, as my role evolved and responsibilities grew. I’ve realized that in order to succeed in these roles, efficiency and time management are key. No one will tell you how many hours to work or how to manage your time.

Inbox zero

This is a game changer. I used to have tons of rules and different folders that accumulate emails from different areas. Let me tell you something — this is inefficient. Creation of these rules is time-consuming, it will always require updates as your projects and responsibilities evolve and most importantly — it scatters your attention and requires you to always keep track of what you need to review, with no efficient way to prioritize. …


3 years ago, I decided to switch roles from a full stack software engineer to a product manager.

Even though I was confident that the PM role is what I aspire to be, the decision didn’t come easily since I worked so hard to become a respected engineer.

Background

I studied Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University - I was always drawn to math, physics and everything that required analytical skills. …


The Cyber security world has evolved tremendously in the past decade. Being part of this industry for 12 years, I wanted to share a few baselines that I believe will help understand this world and my guidelines in being a product in Cyber security.

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(taken from https://digital.hbs.edu/events/ceo-cybersecurity-forum/)

Cyber Kill Chain

In order to understand the industry, you must first understand what is it and what is it protecting. The Cyber Kill chain is a terminology to describe a phase-based model of steps required from an attacker to infiltrate to the organization. …

About

Liza Mash Levin

CEO and Co-Founder at Gable. Twitter: @liza_mash

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