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

Monday Morning Motivations

My Entrepreneur’s Journey: Uncommon, Unlikely & Unprecedented

As a Lehigh University alum, I was recently recognized with a Distinguished Alumni Award as Outstanding Entrepreneur. It was an honor to accept this award on behalf of the organizations and many people that I’ve worked with during my life’s journey as an entrepreneur. My connection and experience with Lehigh have been uncommon, unlikely, and … Read more

Honored to receive this award from Lehigh University!

On Friday 14th October 2022 I attending  Lehigh University’s University’s 144th Founder’s Day celebration of Asa Packer. I humbly accepted the Distinguished Alumni Award as Outstanding Entrepreneur. It was a honor to elevate the accomplishments of my former OraSure Technologies colleagues, as well as acknowledge and credit those that made me a better person to serve a … Read more

Book Excerpt: Leaders should respect people who treat them as equals

Here’s an excerpt from my new book (working title), A Test for Our Time: Crisis Leadership in the Next Normal. It echoes this week’s theme about True North leadership: Leaders should respect people who treat them as equals and rely on relationships for their source of power, rather than hierarchy. According to research, companies and managers … Read more