Stephen Tang: Author, Speaker, Thought Leader, and Former President & CEO and Chairman, OraSure Technologies, Inc.

“ When we have the will, we have the power to rise above and create something beautiful and powerful from the ashes. We are each the hero of our own story. Our time is now- let’s write the next chapter of the next normal—together.”

My Book: A Test for Our Time

Almost every day we hear stories about people who have accomplished extraordinary things in their lives. What we may not realize is how often these people started out in mundane ways, seeming unlikely to succeed. When we think of heroes, we typically think of “first responders”—the police, firefighters, and medical professionals, who put their lives on the line. But during the pandemic, there were also heroes on the front lines of innovation, working fast and furious to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.

A Test for Our Time is the unlikely and improbable story of OraSure Technologies Inc., the small and pioneering company that created the acclaimed InteliSwab® Rapid COVID-19 Test—the “easiest to use” test of its kind and the “#1 Standout Product” to hit drugstore shelves in 2021. InteliSwab® is truly a test for our time!

My Blog

Cocoon: Aging Well

I was 24 years old when the movie “Cocoon” debuted in theaters in 1985. It’s a science fiction comedy-drama film that tells the story of a group of elderly people who regain their youth after swimming in a pool containing extraterrestrial cocoons. I recently re-experienced the film with the eyes and ears of a 62-year-old … Read more

Book Excerpt: Tension of Opposites

Here’s an excerpt from my new book (working title, due 2023), A Test for Our Time: Crisis Leadership in the Next Normal. It echoes this week’s theme about finding purpose and moving beyond the pandemic: In his book Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom discusses the importance of learning to deal with opposing concepts and scenarios. He describes it … Read more

COVID Has Changed Us

It’s been over two and a half years since the pandemic started, and we’re all feeling its effects in different ways. For some of us, it’s been a time of reflection and growth, while for others it’s been a time of anxiety and depression. But one thing that we can all agree on is that … Read more