The Milo 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.
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.
In season two, Milo Chao interviews creators from China and the United States primarily in English.
George Lois: The Great Pugilistic Provocateur of the 20th Century
George Lois is a story of a Greek American rabble-rousing pugilist from the rough streets of The Bronx who has spent his life fighting for social justice and his art.
George is best known for the covers he created for Esquire magazine in the 1960s, arguably the best and most provocative the publisher has ever had. Many of those covers are now kept at the MOMA.
He coined, “I want my MTV”, launched Tommy Hilfiger, and authored 11 books along the way - to name a few accomplishments.
Nils Andersson – the winningest coach in Asia
For the past two years, he was Asia Pacific Creative of the Year. He also gave TBWA their highest ever regional ranking before he made his exit.
He was ranked creative of the year for Greater China three years in a row.
The agencies he’s worked at here in China - Ogilvy, Y&R, and TBWA - have all been ranked agency of the year under his leadership.
Norman Tan - How a Singaporean is keeping us all on brand
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.
Caroline Pay – A mindful rebel with a thing against stiff upper lips
Today, we talk with Caroline Pay, 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.
Lee Clow - How a California bum got the world to think different
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.
Scott Ross – How a rebel became a ruler
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 than director James Cameron.