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Nov 27, 2014

On Rejection, or How the Worst Moments of Your Life Can Turn Out to Be the Best

Debbie Millman

About this video


Debbie’s presentation begins in 2003, when a good friend sent her an email containing a link to a blog that contained an article that disparaged her entire career to date. This experience — in tandem with a number of other setbacks — made Debbie consider leaving the design profession altogether. In a poignant, revealing and sometimes hysterical tale, Debbie off ers insights on how the worst moments in your life can be the most profound and life affirming.


Debbie Millman

Debbie is the founder and host of Design Matters, one of the first and longest running podcasts in the world. Created in 2004 and launched online in 2005 while Debbie was President at Sterling Brands, Design Matters began with an idea and a telephone line. After an offer from the Voice America Business Network to create an online radio show in exchange for a fee, Debbie decided that interviewing designers who she revered would be an inventive way to ask her heroes everything she wanted to know about them. She started broadcasting Design Matters live from a telephone modem in Sterling office in the Empire State Building and her life was forever changed.