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Jeffrey Veen , design partner at True Ventures, and founder of Typekit joins us to discuss the benefits of living a more curious and creative life. 


  • Lessons in design and content creation from the earliest days of the internet 
  • Finding the things that are infectious to us 
  • Why empathy is one of the most vital skills that we can learn 
  • The power of democratizing tools 
  • The power of marketing from a place of sharing everything you do 
  • The psychology of being an employee, entrepreneur, and investor
  •  Why we must develop a level deep self-knowledge
  •  The role that higher purpose plays in our work 
  • Lessons learned from some Silicon Valley folk heroes


It took me many years to get over my education 

One narrative that I’ve throughout out my career is to constant striving to overcome constraint 

People who become really successful have to strive for deep self-knowledge  

When I was honest with myself it had less to do with wealth and more to do with reputation

Jeffrey Veen is a designer partner at True Ventures, where he spend his time helping companies create better products. He does this as an advisor, as well, for companies like about.me, Medium, and WordPress. Previously, he was VP of Design at Adobe after they acquired Typekit, the company he co-founded and ran as CEO.


Originally aired almost 2 years ago.

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