A while back, I was talking with fellow HBR blogger Boris Groysberg. When he discovered I was writing a book on professional reinvention, he asked for my thoughts about Rachael Ray, the perky Food Network star and the subject of one of his Harvard Business School case studies. Reading the case study, I realized Ray’s experience provides a perfect template for the elusive process – which any professional can learn from – of how to develop a world-class reputation and become dominant in your field.

  1. Skills development comes first
  2. Build your platform
  3. Embrace luck – and make your own

This link has been posted in retrospect from a collection of articles I compiled in 2012 using the iOS app, Instapaper.