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Death is the new life

November 9, 2010


Forgive my flair for the dramatic, but in honor of my 40th birthday today, my Creative Leadership site is officially coming to a close. You can say I am celebrating life by embracing death- death of my blog. I have been so grateful for this platform for the past 2 years. Through it I have discovered my passion for writing, connected with countless […]

The Pixar Story

October 7, 2010


I vividly remember the summer of 1995 in some theater and on a first date with some girl. I knew little about this girl and even less about this movie. By the end of the two hours I was captivated and it was all I could talk about afterwards. That night, my love affair with Pixar began […]

Where do good ideas come from?

September 22, 2010


People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web.

Great leaders inspire action

August 31, 2010


Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers. This is a great model for understanding why you (organization) exists and how to inspire others to follow.

Blake Mycoskie of TOMS shoes

August 10, 2010


Acknowledged as one of today’s most dynamic serial entrepreneurs, Blake Mycoskie launched five successful companies before the age of 30. He is best known as the founder and “chief shoe giver” of TOMS shoes, a for-profit company with a unique social enterprise model that has drawn tremendous media attention. Providing a new pair of shoes […]

Guru of the Geek

August 5, 2010


Hyphen Magazine posted a kewl article about me and my craziness with Comic Con. It’s been an honor to share my story and passion with so many others. Check it out! Guru of the Geek: Tony Kim Hyphen Magazine, Submitted by Ken Choy Tony Kim is particularly adept at shepherding people into the fold. By […]

JJ Abrams & Joss Whedon

August 4, 2010


One of my favorite panels at Comic Con this year was the Visionary Directors with JJ Abrams and Joss Whedon. They are two creative leaders that I respect and admire tremendously. Not only was Abrams the creative force of the recent Star Trek re-imagining, but also behind Alias, Lost, and more. Whedon had built a […]