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

Tragic Optimism vs. Toxic Positivity

When it comes to facing difficult times, Viktor Frankl taught us about the important contrast between toxic positivity and tragic optimism. Toxic positivity is a superficial, overly optimistic attitude that disregards people’s genuine negative emotions. It encourages “positive thinking” without considering the way individuals really feel when tackling challenging situations. This approach can prevent us … Read more
Monday Morning Motivations

Live Together the Impossible Dream

Saturday evening, my wife and I were honored and delighted to attend a gala celebrating the 25th year of the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University—my graduate school alma mater. It was a special moment because no galas were held since 2019 because of the coronavirus pandemic. No doubt the past three years have been … Read more

300 plus copies of “A Test for Out Time” arrived today!

I am filled with immense gratitude and joy to finally have my shipment of 300+ books arrive. I could barely contain my excitement as the UPS delivery professional unloaded heavy boxes for me–it was a surreal experience! I’ll be signing each book in the coming days as an expression of deep appreciation for my author … Read more