Ariana Huffington

GREAT ADVICE

 

Arianna Huffington

Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group

 

Last year, The Huffington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. A remarkable feat for any news outlet, but more so for one that is available exclusively online. But such is the vision of its founder and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington. In seven years, HuffPo has become a one-click stop for news fiends, whether you need the latest headlines on international happenings, science discoveries or fashion trends. Huffington herself posts with the prolific frequency of a cub reporter hungry for her next story. Here, Arianna shared with us her best advice (from mom), her favorite quotes and more.

 

Best piece of advice you ever received…

My mother told me failure is not the opposite of success; it’s a stepping stone to success.

 

Your advice for other women entrepreneurs…

You’re going to fail, probably many times. But that’s okay — in fact, it’s essential. Very often, the difference between success and failure is simply perseverance.

 

Women in the workplace should be more…

Supportive of each other — both inside and outside the office. As Madeleine Albright put it, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

 

One thing you wish you could tell every young girl today…

Shut out that obnoxious roommate living in your head, the one telling you you’re not good enough, you’re asking for too much, you’re being too ambitious. That’s the voice that will keep you from living out your dreams for the rest of your life. Because, as Montaigne said, “There were many terrible things in my life, but most of them never happened.”

 

The woman who inspired you…

My mother. Her generosity of spirit touched everyone she met and, as a result, it was impossible for her to have impersonal relations. Perhaps most of all, my mother taught me about fearlessness, starting with the fact that fearlessness is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of fear.

 

The best story is the one that…

Taps into the zeitgeist, and gives expression to ideas before they are clear to everyone.

 

This one is for fun. You’re known for your tv cameos — which show is on your wish list to do next?

Law & Order. At a certain point, it seems like every New Yorker has to be in one, sort of like jury duty.