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The Cao & Chao Show is a biography podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. In so doing, we hope to better understand the roots of creativity and how we all might nurture more in ourselves and those in our care. Season One In season one, Cao Jingxing and Milo Chao interview creators from China in Chinese. We interview a wide spectrum of people from author to actress and astrologer to barefoot doctor. Season Two In season two, Milo Chao interviews creators from China and the United States primarily in English.

The Cao & Chao Show is a biography podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. In so doing, we hope to better understand the roots of creativity and how we all might nurture more in ourselves and those in our care. Season One In season one, Cao Jingxing and Milo Chao interview creators from China in Chinese. We interview a wide spectrum of people from author to actress and astrologer to barefoot doctor. Season Two In season two, Milo Chao interviews creators from China and the United States primarily in English.
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The Cao & Chao Show is a biography podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. In so doing, we hope to better understand the roots of creativity and how we all might nurture more in ourselves and those in our care. Season One In season one, Cao Jingxing and Milo Chao interview creators from China in Chinese. We interview a wide spectrum of people from author to actress and astrologer to barefoot doctor. Season Two In season two, Milo Chao interviews creators from China and the United States primarily in English.

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Nils Andersson – the winningest coach in Asia

9/13/2019
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NILS ANDERSSON I am joined today in Shanghai by Nils Andersson. The first thing you notice about Nils is how tall he is. His Dad was a Viking from Sweden. His Mom was from Durham in the North of England. I am going to go out on a limb and say that Nils is the Phil Jackson or Alex Ferguson of the advertising industry here in Asia. He won’t tell you outright, perhaps that’s the reserved Swede in him, but he loves competition and he loves to win. His two loves in life have always been art...

Duration:00:37:10

Norman Tan - How a Singaporean is keeping us all on brand

9/1/2019
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NORMAN TAN How does the eighth child in a family of thirteen children emerge as one of the most awarded advertising creatives in Asia and still manage a laid back smile? Please listen in on my conversation with Norman Tan, formerly Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of North Asia at JWT and now head honcho at “onbrand” a new type of agency that offers top shelf creative at reassuringly expensive rates. To find out what it actually takes to make great work, we look back at two of his most...

Duration:00:40:15

Caroline Pay – A mindful rebel with a thing against stiff upper lips

8/24/2019
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We’re in a small sound booth at the Santa Monica headquarters of Headspace, the health company that guides people to mindfulness through meditation. I’m here with Caroline Pay, currently Chief Creative Officer at Headspace. Caroline was Co-Chief Creative Officer at Grey London, considered one of the most creative agencies in what is arguably one of the most competitively creative cities in the world. She has also led creative teams at BBH and Mother amongst others. I mention a few pieces...

Duration:00:25:48

Lee Clow - How a California beach bum got the world to think different

8/20/2019
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LEE CLOW In this episode, I speak with advertising legend, Lee Clow who, for 25 years, partnered with Steve Jobs on some of the most brilliant pieces of advertising the world has ever seen: 1984, The Crazy One’s, and Mac vs PC (to name a few). I go into some detail about his career at the beginning of the interview so I won’t list everything here. Suffice to say, he is in every hall of fame you can think of and then some. We sat in his home studio in Palos Verdes, California. His studio...

Duration:00:55:13

Scott Ross – How a rebel became a ruler 【Section two】

8/10/2019
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SCOTT ROSS Hi. And welcome to the Cao & Chao Show. A podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. Today, I am in Santa Barbara with Scott Ross, best known as the founder of Digital Domain, the company that created the visual effects for such Oscar winning movies as Titanic, What Dreams May Come, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – amongst many others. Did I mention Lord of the Rings, iRobot, and Fight Club? His partner in crime, at the time, was none other...

Duration:00:47:27

Scott Ross – How a rebel became a ruler【Section one】

8/10/2019
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SCOTT ROSS Hi. And welcome to the Cao & Chao Show. A podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. Today, I am in Santa Barbara with Scott Ross, best known as the founder of Digital Domain, the company that created the visual effects for such Oscar winning movies as Titanic, What Dreams May Come, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – amongst many others. Did I mention Lord of the Rings, iRobot, and Fight Club? His partner in crime, at the time, was none other...

Duration:01:05:09

Bill Grundfest – How Humor Makes US Creative【 Section One 】

8/3/2019
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Bill GRUNDFEST Hi. And welcome to the Cao & Chao Show. A podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. Today I am in Beverly Hills with Bill Grundfest, comedian, writer, producer, and director. Bill is the co-founder of the famed Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, New York, which has headlined such legends as Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and the late Robin Williams. He is also credited with launching the careers of superstars of comedy Bill Maher AND Jon...

Duration:00:48:46

Bill Grundfest – How Humor Makes US Creative【 Section Two 】

8/3/2019
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Bill GRUNDFEST Hi. And welcome to the Cao & Chao Show. A podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. Today I am in Beverly Hills with Bill Grundfest, comedian, writer, producer, and director. Bill is the co-founder of the famed Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, New York, which has headlined such legends as Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and the late Robin Williams. He is also credited with launching the careers of superstars of comedy Bill Maher AND Jon...

Duration:00:33:47

Bryce Whitwam - How a South Dakotan made it in China

7/27/2019
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BRYCE WHITWAM Hi. And welcome to the Cao & Chao Show. A podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. Today, I talk with Bryce Whitwam, newly minted Chief Executive Officer at MRM McCann, formerly Chief Executive Officer of Wunderman China. Both Wunderman and MRM are direct marketing agencies. Wunderman is believed to be the creator of modern-day direct marketing. I am sure others will dispute that characterization. Or not. For those familiar with the US market,...

Duration:00:57:18

RONNIE WU - The Craftsman in China Advertising 「 Part Two 」

7/20/2019
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RONNIE WU Hi. Welcome to the Cao & Chao Show. A podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. Today, we are at TBWA Shanghai – in the sprawling yet sparse office of the Chief Creative Officer – Ronnie Wu. This interview is a bit different from earlier interviews. It involves cheese and a bottle of decent wine. Plus, it is the first interview in series 2 where we record outside the studio. Finally, this interview is mostly in Chinese – that is, Ronnie answers my...

Duration:00:52:51

RONNIE WU - The Craftsman in China Advertising 「 Part One 」

7/20/2019
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RONNIE WU Hi. Welcome to the Cao & Chao Show. A podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. Today, we are at TBWA Shanghai – in the sprawling yet sparse office of the Chief Creative Officer – Ronnie Wu. This interview is a bit different from earlier interviews. It involves cheese and a bottle of decent wine. Plus, it is the first interview in series 2 where we record outside the studio. Finally, this interview is mostly in Chinese – that is, Ronnie answers my...

Duration:00:42:45

Tomaz Mok - A Monk Amongst Madmen「 PART TWO 」

7/13/2019
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TOMAZ MOK Hello Everyone. And welcome to the Cao & Chao Show. A podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. Today we speak with Tomaz Mok, the second of the four godfathers of advertising in Mainland China that we’ve had on the show. Tomaz’ advertising career spans more than 45 years. 35 of those years were spent at one agency, McCann Erickson, the same agency that figures prominently in the final season of Mad Men. I would say that McCann probably has one of...

Duration:00:42:02

Tomaz Mok - A Monk Amongst Madmen「 PART ONE 」

7/13/2019
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Hello Everyone. And welcome to the Cao & Chao Show. A podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. Today we speak with Tomaz Mok, the second of the four godfathers of advertising in Mainland China that we’ve had on the show. Tomaz’ advertising career spans more than 45 years. 35 of those years were spent at one agency, McCann Erickson, the same agency that figures prominently in the final season of Mad Men. I would say that McCann probably has one of the best tag...

Duration:00:55:30

杨明洁 - The Founder of YANG DESIGN&YANG HOUSE

7/7/2019
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杨明洁 YANG DESIGN及羊舍YANG HOUSE创始人、福布斯中国最具影响力设计师、同济大学客座教授。 在浙大与中国美院完成七年学业后,获德国WK基金会全额奖学金赴德留学,完成德国工业设计硕士学位后,任职于慕尼黑西门子设计总部。囊获了包括德国红点、iF、日本G-mark、美国IDEA、亚洲最具影响力设计银奖及福布斯中国最具影响力设计师在内的上百项大奖。 2005年创办YANG DESIGN,迄今成为中国最具前瞻思维的设计顾问公司。2013年投资创办中国首家私人工业设计博物馆,2015年创办生活方式品牌“羊舍YANG HOUSE”。 融合了德意志逻辑思考与中国人文精神的设计理念,也使得杨明洁成为了包括波音、奥迪、博世、NATUZZI、百事可乐、Steelcase、三宅一生、Swatch等众多国际顶尖品牌的合作伙伴,从眼镜箱包到飞机内舱,从家居产品到智能硬件等多个领域均有高品质作品呈现。而多年来与绿色和平、壹基金、亚洲动物保护基金所合作的系列公益项目则体现了他作为设计师所承担的一份社会责任。 “设计能否改变社会?”是他一直在思考并付诸行动的一个议题!

Duration:02:54:42

Sheena Zheng - China’s Top Female Advertising Professional

7/5/2019
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SHEENA ZHENG Hello Everyone. And welcome to the Cao & Chao Show. A podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. Today, we talk with Sheena Zheng, Chief Creative Officer at McCann Worldwide China. Prior to joining McCann, she was the Chair and Chief Creative Officer of Publicis China. She was with Publicis for an amazing19 years. She has been recognized as China’s top female advertising professional, Taiwan’s too, and China’s 4A Person of the Year. Under her...

Duration:01:01:54

Mayan Lo - Master of the Art of Advertising in Asia

6/28/2019
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MAYAN LO Welcome to the Cao& Chao Show, a podcast where we talk to remarkable creators about how they got here. Mayan recently became the Chief Creative Officer of the newly formed Wunderman Thompson APAC. He has been with J. Walter Thompson, one of the finest agencies in the world and one of the top agencies in China, for 23 years, an astounding number considering how often people move around in this industry. When you walk into the JWT office one of the first things you notice is the...

Duration:01:13:53

Jimmy Lam - One of the Four Godfather's of Chinese Advertising

6/22/2019
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Jimmy Lam Today we are joined by Jimmy Lam. He is the President of the Asia Pacific Advertising Festival, one of the founders of Adfest and the Longxi International Chinese Language Creative Awards. He dedicates a lot of his time reinvigorating the Longyin Review magazine. Jimmy offers up his wisdom on climbing up the ladder as quickly as possible. You’ll learn that hard work is never enough. Jimmy explains the mechanics of a good idea. You’ll probably need to break a few bad habits...

Duration:00:40:34

Robert Kuo – Artist and Designer

5/21/2019
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Robert Kuo He was born in Beijing, grew up in Taipei, and has made his mark in Los Angeles. Architectural Digest called him the King of Cloisonné, the Raja of Repousse, the Lord of Lacquer. Others have called him the Imperial craftsman of the 21 Century. His father was considered Taiwan’s Cloisonné master. His work is on permanent display at the Smithsonian and the Vatican. Robert’s pieces sit in the Tokyo Grand Hyatt, Singapore Ritz-Carlton, and New York Four Seasons to name a few. Baker...

Duration:00:43:31

Bechara Saab - The Chief Scientist & CEO of Mobio

5/8/2019
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Dr. Bechara Saab CEO and Chief Scientist of Mobio Interactive, a digital therapeutics and performance enhancement company.Before setting up Mobio, he was the Principal Investigator of Neuroscience at the Psychiatric Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. After fifteen years in academia, he went off to study the effects of mindfulness meditation, resulting in the commercialization of two mindfulness meditation apps, Wildflowers Mindfulness and Am, spelled A. M. Bechara’s interest within the...

Duration:01:16:52

Lin Ou - The Fashion Designer

5/2/2019
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Lin Ou Famous for her elaborate embroidery designs at Anthropologie, the American fashion label, and more recently at Robert Redford’s own fashion label, Sundance. Lin is originally from Beijing, the daughter of a diplomat. She left home to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer in the United States almost twenty years ago. She started her journey in Philadelphia and now finds herself in Utah. We talk about growing up in Beijing, how her parents raised her, the influence her...

Duration:01:02:27