Victoria Woo, Ph.D. is a serial entrepreneur with almost 30 years of experience in start-ups, international management, and academia. She teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University in the department of Management Science and Engineering. During the past decade, much of which was spent working and living in Asia, her focus has been on bridging the academia and business communities by co-designing custom executive programs at INSEAD and Harvard where she helped Fortune 500 clients curate learning journeys for C-suite, senior leaders, and high-potential managers. She also has facilitated dialogue and cooperation among world-wide business partners, school alumni, and corporate clients. Currently, she devotes her time to producing content on entrepreneurship and sustainability.
On the academic front, Dr. Woo continues her research into factors that contribute to sustaining and attaining eudaimonia (Aristotle's idea of designing a life well-lived). Her work identified TQ (Transformation Quotient) and posited the formula IQ*EQ*TQ to increase one's resilience and thriving in the highly complex and dynamic world in which we live and work. She believes harnessing the transformative power of change can help enhance individual well-being. Her research, including TQ and Thriving Transitional Experiences, is discussed in Chapter 4 of Human Capital and Assets in the Networked World, available on Amazon. A list of publication is available also.