Susan Lyne has been on the front end of consumer trends in media since the early days of her career. From starting a magazine about movies when VCRs first hit the market, to giving Shonda Rhimes her first nod at ABC, to taking the helm at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia at the time Martha Stewart went to prison, to leading the rapid rise at Gilt, and now making investments in women-led startups with AOL's BBG (Built By Girls) Ventures.
How does Susan stay relevant and ahead? We would be surprised at the amount of TV she watches, she plays games when they come out, she works with 1-2 young people who keep her up to date on trends, and she spends 30 minutes a day alone with pen and paper thinking strategically.
Awesome candor and self-awareness from Susan about her extraordinary journey.
Sue Heilbronner is the CEO of MergeLane and a Conscious Leadership executive coach and consultant.