Five Questions For: Melinda Richter, Global Head at JLabs

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a look at whatever was there and say, ‘How can I turn this into something beautiful? What can I do with this?’ So that’s how I approach things. I don’t get mired in woe-is-me. I don’t have everything that I need, so it’s more like, ‘What do I have, and what can I do with it?’ Those life values really have stood the test of time for me.

X: What’s your most impressive or most quirky skill that has nothing to do with your day job?

MR: Curiosity to ask the question why, to ask the second question when you get an answer. That has led me to explore beyond every place or role or relationship that I’ve ever had. I’ve lived in a number of countries. One of the reasons I did that is I realized we all grow up with a sense of right and wrong and that’s instilled in us through our parents and our community. So what is really our own set of rights and wrongs? Living in all these other countries that are so different and going in that with a sense of suspending judgment and just being curious and understanding and finding out for yourself what you like and what you don’t like and integrating that into who you are. That set the stage for me to evolve as a person.


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