Each year, the 99U Conference bringstogether some of the brightest, most creativeminds in business and the arts.They gathe...
Tina Seelig is the executive director for theStanford TechnologyVentures Program, thedirector of the National Center for E...
Brené Brown, vulnerability researcher andauthor of Daring Greatly.Design is a functionof connection.
Tony Schwartz is Founder and CEO of TheEnergy Project, a company that helps individualsand organizations fuel energy, enga...
Josh Reich is CEO & Co-Founder, Simple, for-merly BankSimple, a company that is working toradically redesign banking by us...
Joshua Davis is a NewYork based artist, de-signer, and technologist producing both publicand private work for companies, c...
Leah Busque is the Founder & CEO ofTaskRabbit. A vision for revolutionizing the waypeople work led Leah Busque to pioneer ...
Nikhil Arora is the co-founder of Back tothe Roots, an urban mushroom farm in Oakland,California. He and co-founder Alejan...
Ramit Sethi is is the author of the NewYorkTimes bestseller,“I Will TeachYou To Be Rich”and writes for over 450,000 monthl...
Scott Belsky is is Adobe’sVice President ofCommunity and Head of Behance, the leadingonline platform for creatives to show...
Sebastian Thrun From the Google SelfDriving Car to Google Glass to the educationstart-up Udacity, Sebastian Thrun has led ...
Cal Newport is an author and a professorcomputer science at Georgetown University. Hiswriting focuses on unconventional ad...
Gretchen Rubin is the author of the block-buster NewYork Times bestsellers,“Happier atHome” and “The Happiness Project”--a...
A.J. Jacobs is the author of four NewYorkTimes bestsellers, including “TheYear of Liv-ing Biblically” (about his quest to ...
Jane ni Dhulchaointigh is is the Irishinventor of sugru, an innovative product that hasbeen called ‘the best invention sin...
Hosain Rahman is the CEO and founder ofJawbone, a groundbreaking developer of popularproducts and services for the mobile ...
Joe Gebbia is the Co-founder & ChiefProduct Officer at Airbnb. He is dedicated tocreating an inspiring and effortless user...
Michael Wolff is is Designer & CreativeAdvisor at Michael Wolff and Company anda founder of Wolff Olins - among the world’...
Jeff Sheng is is a photographer, artist andsociologist, whose artwork has been interna-tionally exhibited. Sheng first bec...
imagethink.net • (347) 735-9620 • info@imagethink.netLike what we do?Visit imagethink.net for more about howwe captured th...
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes
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We returned to the 99U Conference this year and captured the key insights of innovation and creativity thought leaders. In this presentation are the sketchnotes of 18 of this year's 99U talks by Brene Brown, Sebastian Thrun, A.J. Jacobs, Cal Newport, Joe Gebbia, Ramit Sethi, Gretchen Rubin, Josh Reich and many more.

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99U Conference: The Complete Visual Notes

  1. 1. Each year, the 99U Conference bringstogether some of the brightest, most creativeminds in business and the arts.They gather toshare inspiration and best practices for makingcreative ideas happen.This year, ImageThink captured the key insightsfrom speakers ranging from the HappinessProject’s Gretchen Rubin, to Sebastian Thrun, thefounder of Google X in this collection of colorfulvisual notes.We hope they inspire you!
  2. 2. Tina Seelig is the executive director for theStanford TechnologyVentures Program, thedirector of the National Center for EngineeringPathways to Innovation (Epicenter) and theauthor of inGenius:A Crash Course on Creativity.Ask creative questions toget creative answers.
  3. 3. Brené Brown, vulnerability researcher andauthor of Daring Greatly.Design is a functionof connection.
  4. 4. Tony Schwartz is Founder and CEO of TheEnergy Project, a company that helps individualsand organizations fuel energy, engagement, focusand productivity by harnessing the science ofhigh performance.Creativity fuels evolution.
  5. 5. Josh Reich is CEO & Co-Founder, Simple, for-merly BankSimple, a company that is working toradically redesign banking by using modern tech-nology to help people worry less about money.Design is everyone.
  6. 6. Joshua Davis is a NewYork based artist, de-signer, and technologist producing both publicand private work for companies, collectors, andinstitutions. Currently residing at Code and The-ory as creative director of physical installations.Never let your success get inthe way of your creativity.
  7. 7. Leah Busque is the Founder & CEO ofTaskRabbit. A vision for revolutionizing the waypeople work led Leah Busque to pioneer theconcept of “service networking.” Her passionfor product innovation and devotion to userexperience have propelled TaskRabbit into aleading role in the collaborative consumptionmovement.Love what you do.
  8. 8. Nikhil Arora is the co-founder of Back tothe Roots, an urban mushroom farm in Oakland,California. He and co-founder AlejandroVelezcreated the company during their senior yearat the University of California, Berkeley from abelief that business can be used for good. Thecompany has grown from a handful of employ-ees to 31 employees, and was honored in Fall2012 with an Empact100 award from the WhiteHouse, recognizing Back to the Roots as one ofthe top 100 entrepreneurial companies in theUS.Never slow down.
  9. 9. Ramit Sethi is is the author of the NewYorkTimes bestseller,“I Will TeachYou To Be Rich”and writes for over 450,000 monthly readers onhis website, where he covers psychology,personal finance, and careers.Understand what peoplereally want.
  10. 10. Scott Belsky is is Adobe’sVice President ofCommunity and Head of Behance, the leadingonline platform for creatives to showcase anddiscover creative work. He believes that thegreatest breakthroughs across all industries area result of creative people and teams that areespecially productive.As such, Scott has commit-ted his professional life to help organize creativeindividuals, teams, and networks.Creativity x Organization =Impact
  11. 11. Sebastian Thrun From the Google SelfDriving Car to Google Glass to the educationstart-up Udacity, Sebastian Thrun has led re-markable teams in the creation of products thatwill truly change the way the world works in thefuture.At the 2013 99U Conference,Thrun re-ceived the prestigious ALVA Award.Make up the road as you go.
  12. 12. Cal Newport is an author and a professorcomputer science at Georgetown University. Hiswriting focuses on unconventional advice for lifein school and after graduation. His most recentbook,“So Good They Can’t IgnoreYou,” arguesthat “follow your passion” is bad advice. New-port’s writing and ideas regularly appear in ma-jor publications, including the NewYork Times,Wall Street Journal,Washington Post, NewYorkPost, and Inc. Magazine.Go deep.
  13. 13. Gretchen Rubin is the author of the block-buster NewYork Times bestsellers,“Happier atHome” and “The Happiness Project”--accountsof her experiences test-driving the wisdom ofthe ages, current scientific studies, and lessonsfrom popular culture about how to be happier.Know yourself and behappier.
  14. 14. A.J. Jacobs is the author of four NewYorkTimes bestsellers, including “TheYear of Liv-ing Biblically” (about his quest to follow everyrule of the Bible as literally as possible);“TheKnow-It-All” (which chronicles the year hespent reading all 33 volumes of the EncyclopediaBritannica); and “Drop Dead Healthy” (about hisattempt to become the healthiest person alive).Re-frame bureaucracy aspart of the creative process.
  15. 15. Jane ni Dhulchaointigh is is the Irishinventor of sugru, an innovative product that hasbeen called ‘the best invention since sellotape’and that’s getting DIYers, gadget lovers andoutdoors enthusiasts around the world veryexcited.All the beauty happens inthe process.
  16. 16. Hosain Rahman is the CEO and founder ofJawbone, a groundbreaking developer of popularproducts and services for the mobile lifestyle.Hosain is passionate about bringing innovative,intuitive, and elegantly designed products tomarket that let consumers get the most out oftheir mobile experience. Jawbone is one of thelargest venture capital-backed consumerelectronics companies in the world.This is a journey.
  17. 17. Joe Gebbia is the Co-founder & ChiefProduct Officer at Airbnb. He is dedicated tocreating an inspiring and effortless userexperience through sharp, intuitive design, andcrafts the product roadmap to make it so. Joevalues products that simplify life and have apositive impact on the environment, and ensuresthat the company adheres to these tenets.Go meet the people.
  18. 18. Michael Wolff is is Designer & CreativeAdvisor at Michael Wolff and Company anda founder of Wolff Olins - among the world’smost iconic design companies.Amongst his re-cent clients are The Ministry of Sound and TheUK Government’s Technology Strategy Board inthe UK, Citigroup in the US, and a Bank calledPyjom - “Let’s go” - in Russia.People will never forget howyou made them feel.
  19. 19. Jeff Sheng is is a photographer, artist andsociologist, whose artwork has been interna-tionally exhibited. Sheng first became known forhis photographic series “Fearless,” a project on“out” lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ath-letes on high school and college sports teams,and since 2003, has photographed and inter-viewed over 150 individuals for this series.Ben Shaffer is Benjamin Shaffer is a designer/innovator who lives and works in Portland.Asthe designer and creative lead of Nike Flyknit heis orchestrating the growth of a new paradigmshift in footwear manufacturing that was intro-duced in the 2012 Olympics on the feet of thesome of the world’s fastest athletes.We are instigators,not innovators.
  20. 20. imagethink.net • (347) 735-9620 • info@imagethink.netLike what we do?Visit imagethink.net for more about howwe captured the ideas at 99U and otherways we’re visualizing big ideas.Thanks for viewing!

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