"You can never get an ‘A’ if you’re afraid of getting an ‘F''. -- Lionel Ohayon

How to be Smarter: Love this post on Steve Jobs and open networks, complete with success graphs. How to be Prettier: Just got this J.Crew factory pencil skirt in Saffron Navy - such a fun, bright piece that still works for the office.

How to be (less) Awkward: "One of the easiest ways to get more comfortable with speaking [up in meetings] is to ask others to elaborate on a point they’ve made that interests you." -- this and six other tips for how to overcome feeling shy at work.