This Month’s Guru Column
Business Paradox: Building Strength from Vulnerability
By any measure, Oprah Winfrey is phenomenally successful. She is a billionaire. She enjoys the adoration of millions of fans from her long-running, nationally syndicated talk show and owns a thriving media empire.
It’s all very impressive, especially when you consider where she came from. An African-American woman, born to a single mother in the deep South, who endured sexual abuse by two relatives and a family friend and became pregnant at 14, only to see that child die shortly after birth.