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Christina Lewis Halpern
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From the department of obnoxious promotional emails, I had to share this message, which I received yesterday:

"This is a message retracting the statement from the prior email that only models will be admitted and that their guests had to be models too.

We have been informed that the best looking guests will be admitted wether they are models or not. Models can bring whoever they want to the event. We were worried that good people might be turned away at the door, but have been assured that the best looking people will have no problem."
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My e-memoir is out! LONELY AT THE TOP. I love the cover that Amazon commissioned. - http://amzn.to/sCy5Gp
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i bet this style of wedding photography: the imagined story, will land on the cover of the Styles section in... three months or next June. Maybe I should pitch it.
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Ah, marriage. A public affirmation of love, commitment, and...zombie-killing prowess?
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LONELY just got Very Short List-ed! It's an email (and website) that spotlights one great thing from the Internet each day. The review is a writer's dream. http://www.veryshortlist.com/vsl/daily.cfm/review/2066/Book//?tp
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Icon Ambulance

One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated. As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said "Caller ID unknown". I choose to ignore.

After services, as I was walking to my car with my family, I checked my cell phone messages. The message left was from Steve Jobs. "Vic, can you call me at home? I have something urgent to discuss" it said.

Before I even reached my car, I called Steve Jobs back. I was responsible for all mobile applications at Google, and in that role, had regular dealings with Steve. It was one of the perks of the job.

"Hey Steve - this is Vic", I said. "I'm sorry I didn't answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn't pick up".

Steve laughed. He said, "Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services".

I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?

"So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I've already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow" said Steve.

"I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?"

Of course this was okay with me. A few minutes later on that Sunday I received an email from Steve with the subject "Icon Ambulance". The email directed me to work with Greg Christie to fix the icon.

Since I was 11 years old and fell in love with an Apple II, I have dozens of stories to tell about Apple products. They have been a part of my life for decades. Even when I worked for 15 years for Bill Gates at Microsoft, I had a huge admiration for Steve and what Apple had produced.

But in the end, when I think about leadership, passion and attention to detail, I think back to the call I received from Steve Jobs on a Sunday morning in January. It was a lesson I'll never forget. CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.

To one of the greatest leaders I've ever met, my prayers and hopes are with you Steve.

-Vic
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Back in NYC and off to hear a talk by James Alan McPherson - Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction and Harvard Law School '68
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Investor and budding social entrepreneur
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I do my homework and follow through
Employment
  • Unnamed Tech Non-Profit
    Founder, 2013 - present
  • TLC Beatrice Investments
    Director, 2013 - present
  • Dow Jones & Company
    Staff Writer, 2005 - 2010
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Female
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Christina S.N. Lewis, Christina Lewis, Christina Halpern, Christina Lewis Halpern
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Passionate about class mobility and the 21st century labor market
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I live, write, think and advocate about individual empowerment, societal economic social justice. WSJ alum, new Mom, wife, investor, philanthropist, black and Filipino, daughter of strivers, New Yorker. 
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Currently building something amazing. Board of Advisors, Platform.org ; Author, Lonely At The Top, a memoir available as an Amazon Kindle Single.
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  • Harvard College
  • The Dalton School
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