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Nick Law

These are just a few of the things Debbie recently learned about Nick Law: He falls asleep in seconds. He doesn’t mince words. He met his wife in a bookstore. And she thinks he’s fair, honest, and funny. He’s a father of four, and as a result, has an amazing capacity to handle pressure. He has a way with typography, and doesn’t need or seek praise or approval. His favorite meal out is breakfast and when he wants something, he makes it happen. That makes sense given his extraordinary career. For the last seventeen years he’s been at R/GA, where he has been leading the firm’s strategic and creative vision as the Vice Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. His clients have included Nike, Beats by Dre, Samsung, HBO, Johnston & Johnston, IBM, and Google. During his tenure, R/GA has become one of the most awarded and admired agencies in the world, winning every major creative accolade possible.

On this episode Debbie talks to Nick about working through failure. “In some ways you’ve got to think of your work as a portfolio of experiments. Some of the high risk ones will not work, but you’ll learn from it.”

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