How 99U Made Me A Better Human

The talks + the people that changed how I lead and approach my own work.

On finding the right talent for your team.

“Would you rather fart confetti or burp glitter?”

Tina Roth-Eisenberg, founder, SwissMiss

On building a culture of innovation.

Do not, at any cost, create a culture of consensus.

Todd Yellin, VP of Product, Netflix

On being really good at what you do.

“There are a lot of things I’m not good at.”

Tea Uglow, Google

On building killer ideas.

“What do kids do?
Ask why.
What’s the next question they ask?
Why.
And the following question?
Why.
Never stop asking WHY.”

Duncan Wardle, former VP Innovation and Creativity, Disney

On putting it out there.

You are not special.
Nobody cares.
Get out of your fucking way.
Everyone dies.
Just make something.

Adam Kurtz, author, 1 Day at a Time

On leading a creative team.

Accept the burden of processing uncertainty.

Scott Belsky, Founder, Behance
Chief Product Officer, Adobe

On giving up.

I can accept you failing but I can’t accept you not trying.

Jason Mayden, CEO + Co-Founder, Super Heroic

On breaking through the clutter.

In the world of mundane the only thing that can save us is creativity.

Vince Kadlubek, CEO, Meow Wolf

On purpose over data.

As a creator, we need to assign impact to numbers.

Audrey Liu, Lyft

On how to get started.

Do it. Do it. Do it. Do it. Do it. Do it.

Tea Uglow, Google