My name is Stephen Liao. I am the Founder and President of Liao Consulting. I am a certified trainer and a graduate of the University of Minnesota. I have done consulting and training for law firms, schools, hospitals, and corporate entities. I have experience in professional events, team building, and personal training. I am a regular contributor to news organizations such as Huffington Post, Inc, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Liao is also the author of several book chapters on the subject of “dumb characters” and “the truth” (see chapter 4). He was awarded the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction for his novel “The Death of a Teenage Girl,” and was featured in the upcoming book, “The Life of a Teenage Girl,” by author Kim Kukla.
Liao is a teacher by trade, and writes about the subjects of education, education technology, and more in his column, “The Education of Dumb Characters,” in The Wall Street Journal. He is a contributor to Inc.com’s book and column, and the author of the upcoming book, “The Education of Dumb Characters: How to Be a Good Character in High School.
Liao is the creator of the popular comedy show, Step Brothers, which appears weekly on Comedy Central. He also contributes to Comedy Central’s podcasts.
Kukla has a particular interest in education technology, and has spent the last three years working with teachers and schools from around the world to try to figure out how to improve teaching and learning. But in the last three years he has also written for the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, and several Fortune 500 clients. He currently lives in New York.
He’s written for The New York Times, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as a host of other publications. He has appeared on The Colbert Report, The Dana Carvey Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
We don’t know exactly what happened to him, but here’s the thing. He was already an amazing writer, and has had an enormous impact on the way we think about the way we learn. He’s a great example of someone who has successfully moved beyond an ego-driven perspective to a more pragmatic perspective that sees the value in the way we think and learn.
As someone who is in this field, I admire Stephen Liao greatly. He was on Colbert’s show last night and he told us that he never thought he would be, but we now know how wrong he was. He did an AMA on Reddit, a place where people, especially celebrities, tend to answer questions in a way that doesn’t make it seem like they are asking the question to themselves.
But even after doing that, he still can’t get the question right. He says that he is a “self-proclaimed computer geek” and that he has a “self-help” book (which I think is something I need to read for myself, but that’s a totally separate issue). But how do you ask someone about something like that unless you are like, “Self, what do you know?” and expect to get a straight answer.
The more you ask them about their self-help book, the less you can fake your way through it.