I first met Steven Tomlinson at the McCombs School of Business — not as a teacher, professor, or lecturer but as a dynamic personality who put the students' individual needs and fulfillment ahead of his own preconceived notion of what business school should be.  In that sense, he was truly unique at McCombs.

Now he's at the Acton School of Business where he's teaching, mentoring, and helping the next round of entrepreneurs find their way.

In his latest blog post — his TEDxAustin 2010 talk, he tells us about his experience living life by one's own rules and not by the cookie-cutter of conventional wisdom that both organizes and constrains most of us.

I thought it was fantastic and I wish I'd been there to hear it.  True words of inspiration from one of Austin's treasures and thought leaders.