572: You Can Do Anything With Charlene Li

Charlene Li is the author of five books including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership and the co-author of the You Can Do Anything With Charlene Licritically acclaimed book, Groundswell. She is working on her next book, “The Disruptor’s Agenda” set to publish February 2019. Charlene is currently a Principal Analyst at Altimeter, and was previously the Founder and CEO of Altimeter Group prior to its joining Prophet. She was named by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in business and is a frequent speaker and advisor to Fortune 500 companies. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and lives in San Francisco.

Charlene shares how going to Harvard Business School gave her the confidence boost to speak her voice and realize she can do anything she sets her mind to do.


Charlene is a principal analyst for Altimeter and a best selling author.

Cultural Background

Charlene is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.

Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is knowing yourself and where you WANT to fit into the world.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Charlene was hesitant to speak up and suffered from imposter syndrome.

The “AHA” Moment

Charlene decided to go to Harvard Business School which helped her boost her confidence especially when it came to speaking up.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Charlene can handle anything that is thrown to her no matter what the situation may be.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Confidence begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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