In a new Harvard Business Review interview Where Will We Find Tomorrow’s Leaders?, Hill introduces the concept of leading from behind, an idea she hit upon reading Nelson Mandela’s autobiography. Mandela describes a tribe leader guiding his people like a shepherd leads his flock, from behind rather in front. The shepherd allows the most nimble of the herd to journey ahead, the others following.
LP: I have always been interested in electronics, and engineering in general, but I didn have a specific path into media in mind during university. The main motivation for my choice of computer vision as a study topic was simply my interest in it but the fact that I can continue to pursue this work as part of R is an added bonus though! When choosing an industry, I was mostly interested in a finding a role that would provide experience in a variety of different areas of engineering, and the BBC R role offered that. I think that flexibility and breadth of experience is really valuable..
Although I got into the marathon through the lottery registering as a team with my sister and her friend, I know many others that have registered for the Nike Women’s Marathon through Team in Training. Team in Training raises money for blood cancer research, and you’ll have to do some fund raising to participate. It’s a great way to accomplish your fitness goals while donating to a worthy cause.
I also remember Owl Pharmacy, delivering papers for The Bend Bulletin (Bob Chandler, the editor) was also our neighbor. We walked down from Aubrey Butte to fish Mirror Pond and caught many a great native rainbow trout right behind The Pine Tavern (my folks were good friends with Marn Gribscoff, the original owner). Other great memories are summer days at the Bend Municipal Swimming pool (every kid in town hung out there), the annual Water Pageant on Mirror Pond on July 4th (my father helped make floats for the Pageant for many years), going out to Fort Benham (Hollywood set made for many of the Western movies that were filmed in Bend), I understand that set no longer exists but in it’s day it hosted Kirk Douglas, Sally Field, Richard Whidmark, Richard Boone and a long list of film stars that could be seen during their off hours at many of Bend’s local establishments.