Manager, author, award-winning publisher, business owner, writer at The Huffington Post books blog, former educator who reads a good deal more than the average person (which might not be saying a lot these days). L.L. Barkat knows how to enjoy both The Princess Bride and Harvard Business Review, as well as Neruda and the occasional article on quantum physics. Does it matter that she has two master's degrees (one in teaching and one in literature)? Maybe, maybe not. Life experience and hard-won wisdom are often more valuable than formal education. The long and short of it: She believes in you and the hidden qualities you've not yet brought to the surface. And she knows you can do many things, if only you're given the chance and the tools.