Kai contacted 11stories to do a multi-part project, which would include a love story, a life story and a corporate history. Kai is respected as one of the world’s formidable leaders in technology, with remarkable successes in internet systems and businesses. Now in his mid-40s, he wanted a way to reflect on his path to success, to record his experiences at this juncture in his life, and most importantly to create a legacy for his five children.
Below is an excerpt from the love story book. The couple was open and honest about the challenges of balancing entrepreneurship and family, raising children to be grateful and humble in the face of significant wealth, and the importance of following your heart in life and in business. They both agreed that the storytelling experience gave them a rare chance to reflect, taught them things they didn’t know about the other, and brought them closer together.
Kai and I worked together to create the book as a surprise gift for Isobel, with additional copies of the book printed for their children and their parents. Alongside the stories were treasured family photos and several love poems written by Kai to his beautiful wife. A perfect gift indeed!
Please enjoy an excerpt below (names have been changed to respect the client’s privacy as a public figure.)
FONTnotes: The love story is set in Agmena Pro, described as “a perfectly designed, poetic book typeface” to complement the poetry written by Kai. Titles are in Paris Pro to represent the couple’s love of travel, and the interviewer text is set in the sophisticated yet neutral Arno Pro.