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Welcome back to The Entrepreneur Ethos, the podcast that delves into the minds and experiences of successful entrepreneurs, in today's episode, we have a very special guest joining us: Leland Chee, also known as the "Keeper of the Holocron" in the Star Wars universe. Leland takes us on a fascinating journey through his career, sharing insights into the unique challenges of managing and expanding the vast Star Wars lore.
From his early days creating content on CDs to the evolution of databases and the changing landscape of storytelling, Leland provides a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Star Wars. Join us as we explore the intertwining of different platforms, the introduction of iconic characters, and the never-ending quest for expanding the Star Wars universe. So sit back, relax, and let's dive into the entrepreneurial ethos of Leland Chee on this captivating episode of The Entrepreneur Ethos.
00:02:49 Principal's office booth - hidden excitement unleashed.
00:06:53 ILM revolutionized effects industry with computer animation.
00:09:47 Shared history: childhood in Belmont, Marine World.
00:14:06 Kids inspiring me to try stop motion.
00:17:23 UC Davis: Major in rhetoric, community involvement.
00:21:33 Working on Cantonese news without fluency. Various roles for 3 years in the industry.
00:24:22 Desire for theater, rejection letters from Lucasfilm.
00:26:57 Realized I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan.
00:30:43 I had a good day, no more waiting.
00:35:07 New licensee for RPG, miniatures, and cards.
00:36:29 Create database, track info, Star Wars knowledge.
00:42:14 "Star Wars: cohesive universe across platforms"
00:46:06 Franchise stands out with unique AAA game.
00:46:58 Books between films hint at Luke-Leia romance.
00:51:42 Enjoyed Entrepreneur Ethos Podcast? Share, review, follow!
In this episode of "The Entrepreneur Ethos" with guest Leland Chee, the following topics were covered:
- Introduction to the episode and guest, Leland Chee
- The speaker's experience of sharing internal information with authors through CDs
- Security concerns regarding the distribution of CDs
- Limitations of using CDs as a distribution method
- The suggestion of creating a database to track information
- Previous attempts at creating a database for Behind the Magic
- The speaker's experience with databases in the gaming industry
- The speaker's role as the "Keeper of the Holocron"
- The importance of Star Wars knowledge for the speaker's role
- The speaker's passion for Star Wars and desire to work for Lucasfilm
- The speaker's involvement in a licensing deal for a role-playing game
- The organization of lore through emails and notes on manuscripts
- The uniqueness of the Star Wars franchise in terms of storytelling opportunities
- Comparison with other franchises like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings
- The release of the controversial Star Wars holiday special
- The introduction of Boba Fett through action figures and other extensions of the franchise
- Gratitude for listeners of The Entrepreneur Ethos Podcast and call to action for sharing and reviewing
- Invitation to join the email list and stay updated on the speaker's personal growth journey
- Mention of the book "The Entrepreneur Ethos" and its focus on building an ethical entrepreneurial community
- Contact information for the speaker on Twitter for questions or guest recommendations
- The speaker's experience in public speaking and introversion in person
- The unique ability of the Star Wars franchise to create AAA video games
- The potential for creative decisions and changes in the franchise
- Reflection on the lack of news and interest during a certain period
- The speaker's continued engagement in action-taking through stop motion movie-making
- George Lucas's documentaries on the making of the classic trilogy movies.
- Leland Chee on LinkedIn