As chief marketing officer at NBBJ, Tim Leberecht helps spark and nurture new thinking (and great design) for companies around the world.

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Tim Leberecht is the chief marketing officer of NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm, and the author of The Business RomanticPreviously, he was the chief marketing officer of Frog Design, a product design and strategy firm. His writing has appeared in publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, and Wired. Leberecht is the co-founder of the 15 Toasts dinner series and an advisor to The Human Agency, a collective of social change-makers. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Values and on the board of Jump Associates, a strategy and innovation consultancy

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Death, disaster and drugs: A recap of TED University 2015

March 19, 2015

Audience members give talks during a session of TED University. From Ebola to better businesses, from diabetes to disasters, the talks took on big topics: A type-A response to Type 2 diabetes. Kicking off the session, Laurie Coots shares her personal story of how she beat Type 2 diabetes and regained control over her health. […]

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10 brand stories from Tim Leberecht’s TEDTalk

October 8, 2012

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Jeff Bezos, the founder of, is credited with saying this first — and in a fast-paced talk from TEDGlobal 2012 University, marketer Tim Leberecht takes Bezos’ observation as a jumping-off point. “Hyperconnectivity allows companies to be in that room […]

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