Tim Leberecht is the author of the book THE BUSINESS ROMANTIC (HarperCollins, 2015) and the chief marketing officer of global design and architecture firm NBBJ. Previously, Tim was the chief marketing officer of product design and strategy firm Frog Design.
Tim has led numerous innovation workshops for Fortune 500 companies, and his thoughts on leadership, marketing, and design have appeared in publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, and Wired. He has spoken at venues including TEDGlobal, The Economist, DLD, Next, Remix, Re:Publica, Silicon Valley Bank CEO Summit, and Carnegie Mellon University. His 2012 TED Talk "3 Ways to (Usefully) Lose Control of Your Brand" has been viewed by more than half a million people to date.
Tim launched the award-winning Design Mind magazine, organized the Reinvent Business hackathon, and is a co-host of the 15 Toasts dinner series He serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Values and is an advisor to The Human Agency, a collective of social change-makers.
Tim lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.
TED2016, TED2015, TED2014, TEDGlobal 2013, TEDGlobal 2012, TEDGlobal 2011, TED2011, TEDGlobal 2010, TED2010, TEDGlobal 2009
Areas of Expertise
Design, Marketing + Communications, Social Media, Innovation
I'm passionate about
Brands, un-quantified selves, social intrapreneurship, social media, movies, design, storytelling, soccer, spirituality, business
Talk to me about
Anything you are passionate about.
People don't know I'm good at
Interpreting other people's dreams. Ironing shirts.