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

Reflections from a First-Time Author…

As an aspiring writer, I’ve found joy and meaning in exploring my life and the world around me through words. When I started researching facts from my past such as dates and locations–while reflecting on how these experiences have shaped me–I was able to add depth and realism to my stories. By combing “me search” … Read more

Wharton Magazine: Alumni Book Roundup: Summer 2023Wharton Magazine

I’m grateful to The Wharton School for listing my book in their Alumni Book Roundup: Summer 2023 for Wharton Magazine. Special thanks to my friend, Emily Cieri for initiating it. Some great books were featured: Order your copy here: #ATestForOurTime#CrisisLeadership#NextNormal (Photo: Borchee/iStock/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)

Propelling Transformation: Fuel and Friction

Leadership is not simply about providing direction, but rather creating an environment where all voices can be heard, expectations are met, and successful and sustainable change takes place. To do this effectively, leaders must understand how to both add fuel and reduce friction during times of organizational transformation. This involves inspiring and motivating their followers … Read more