Full Interview with Tom Chi
Full Interview with Tom Chi
38 minutes 15 seconds
How Do You Think About Failure?
How Do You Think About Failure?
3 minutes 28 seconds
Investing In What Lasts – People
Investing In What Lasts – People
3 minutes 56 seconds
Learning New Ways to Learn
Learning New Ways to Learn
5 minutes 28 seconds
How Stress Almost Killed Me
How Stress Almost Killed Me
4 minutes 46 seconds
3 Steps To Managing Your Energy
3 Steps To Managing Your Energy
2 minutes 21 seconds
What Drives You Today?
What Drives You Today?
7 minutes 8 seconds
Innovating Sustainable Entrepreneurship For A Better World
Innovating Sustainable Entrepreneurship For A Better World
4 minutes 3 seconds
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Tom Chi has worked in a wide range of disciplines from astrophysical research to Fortune 500 consulting and developing new hardware and software (web & client) products and services.

Many things that end up being wildly successful are only a bit different than things that failed in the past. Tweet This Quote

He’s worked on large projects of global scale (Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Search), and scaled new projects from conception to significance (Yahoo Answers from 0 to 90 million users). Tom has pioneered and practiced a unique approach to rapid prototyping, visioning, and data-driven design that has allowed him to both get new things off the ground and move large organizations at unprecedented speeds.


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  • “The Chi of Tom”… truly genius words of wisdom in this interview. I learned more in this 38 minute interview than I can explain in writing

  • Sarah Kasiurak

    I thought this was a really interesting video. I like how it makes one look for a positive outlook. Failing to some may not really be failing to others.

  • Erin

    I like what he was saying about the mountains that you reach. And how after each mountain is another mountain because that is very true. It is great that he went to the bottom of a mountain but a bigger mountain. I loved the way he breaks down the troubling issues that people are facing. For example, when he says its hard to hear a statistic and think it is fixable. But when you break it down you are able to see different ways that you may be able to help the situation.

  • l2yza

    What a spectacular philosophy! This is the kind of person we should all hope to work for, or to become.

  • Chelsea Haffele

    I liked the mountain analogy as well. Once you think you’ve accomplished something, there is something else that has to be done. It seems as if it is never ending. I think it’s about finding ways to cope with stress. For me it is playing sports or going for a run!

  • Erin

    Yes, the goals really are endless. We will probably never be completely satisfied with where we are because there is always another mountain to climb. And I agree that it is about finding a way to cope with stress. Sports and running are great ways to relieve stress. Even for people who aren’t super athletic, it is very beneficial to even go for a walk or a bike ride. Getting your body moving and blood flowing helps all areas of your body and definitely relieves stress.

  • milkienr18

    I really liked how he put activities into three categories and asked how you are feeling based on your “class b” activities and that if they are relaxing and make you feel better then you might need to reevaluated and if you think they are a waste of time then maybe you need to take some time and learn how to relax. I liked how he said that no one can be in class A activities all the time. i think its important to find a balance between A and B activities.

  • Sara_Kay0316

    Very true. I’m a Psych. major. I just recently finished a book called The Rise of Superman. It talks about “flow” which is the mental state of operation is which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of activity. This is a great way to relieve stress and reach your full potential. Often, people who engage in “flow” are individuals who climb one mountain and find a purpose in life to climb even higher to the next achievement, even if that means dying for what they love.

  • McKennaKJ29

    I thought it is crazy how people need to learn how to relax. People who suffer from chronic stress have to find that thing that just takes them away from everything.

  • McKennaKJ29

    Thank you for posting this. Very interesting insight and perspective. I can definitely use alot of this in my own life.