Bryan Tuk

Drummer | Producer | Arts Entrepreneur

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Words & Webpages

There have been a lot of new essays going up - primarily over at Lehigh Valley Underground, over the last few weeks.  

Here is one link to make it easy to find those five new pieces!

There is also a new standalone website for the book right here: 

Then, my podcast, CRE8Rconfidential got a serious facelift, with a brand new website right here:

There is a TON of content in the pipeline, and we haven't even talked about the musical performances and recording projects coming up this summer and fall.  Click here to support the production of these pieces.  I can't do this without my patrons!  Thank you for your support. 

Enjoy and happy Sunday!

Career Coaching - Your Secret Weapon

If you are looking for a voice of experience, or a sounding board for your strategy sessions, or someone to help you navigate your way to achieving your professional, artistic or entrepreneurial dreams, contact me to sign up for coaching sessions.

I spent years walking down the expected path.  While I was a lifelong musician, I put some of those dreams on hold to pursue law school and a big law firm partnership.  Once I achieved those traditional goals, I realized that I was in the wrong place for me, and that there was so much more I could do with my talents, energy and drive.

As a social and arts entrepreneur, I launched a solo law practice to focus on the needs of non-profits and the “little guy”, and also launched the Allentown JazzFest and the Allentown FilmFest, bringing in a fresh and new approach to arts programming into the Lehigh Valley region.

As a teacher, I lecture on innovation and entrepreneurship at Cedar Crest College in Allentown.

With 30+ years behind the drum kit, 20 years in the legal profession, and a whole lot of time spent in conference and board rooms (and classrooms), I can be your secret weapon in achieving your goals with one-on-one coaching sessions and content that is designed to get you where you want to go – whether it’s an arts, non-profit, or social initiative you want to carry out but need some managerial level advice.

If you have a large scale arts or non-profit project and you want to retain me as a consultant, please email me.

If you have a legal question, that’s a totally different thing!  Please email me here.

Resolutions vs. Goals

Somehow the idea of New Year's resolutions and career goals became conflated on social media, particularly so this year.  You don't have to look far to see people posting their 2017 marketing plan on FB in the guise of being reflective. 

Separating the two concepts is important, because they are distinct.  You can't be a brand all the time, and you can't sell to your friends/audience all the time either.  I think the idea of personal branding can easily be taken too far and have the opposite of the intended effect.  If you post a constant stream of your professional achievements, goals, advertisements, pep talks, elevator pitches and the like, then you inadvertently cause people to tune out.  Some intentional scarcity is a good thing. 

On a personal note, my New Year's resolution is simple: be more present and focused in the moment.   I have a great family situation now and am ever aware of that, and I'm going to do everything I can to continue to take care of my people: Jenny, Sarah, Connor, Olivia, Ella and Colin.

As tumultuous as 2016 was, then hopefully 2017 is a year of peace on many fronts. 

As for my career goals, I'll keep to myself without public declaration and just DO them.  You'll know when they happen.  Believe me, you'll know. 

Build the future. 

To all, a safe, happy and prosperous 2017.  


Social Entrepreneurship In Days of Avarice

Social entrepreneurs can and should change the world.

A friend of mine, when he found out I was teaching a college course on entrepreneurship, asked how I defined the term "entrepreneur".

My answer?  One who takes risk to create a pathway to value.  

That sentence can launch many questions.

What do you value? Money? Time? The well being of others?

There is an old saying in the legal profession: Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. The subtext of this little gem of wisdom is that it's ok to be a little greedy, but don't go nuts. Moderate greed is acceptable, beneficial even, but excessive greed kills. (I don't ascribe to this, incidentally).

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