Shaolin monk. Lawyer. Gold medalist. C.P.A. Vice Chair. Movie ninja. And now BUNDLAR‘s newest champion.
With all respect to Dos Equis, Donald Hyun Kiolbassa is the REAL Most Interesting Man in the World.
Don currently is a top rated Chicago real estate and federal tax lawyer and president and owner of Donald Hyun Kiolbassa, Attorney at Law. He also has a life story usually saved for Hollywood–unsurprisingly one of the chapters in his story.
I asked Don for a quick rundown of his professional life. My head sort of exploded.
My name is Donald Kiolbassa J.D., C.P.A. I am the President and Owner of a top producing real estate law firm. I am a Board member of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyer Association and Vice Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Real Property Division.
I was a 2008 Gold Medalist for the U.S. Wushu Team (Chinese Martial Arts), which led me to be signed by Warner Bros Games. I received credits for the Mortal Kombat and the Injustice franchises. My experience in gaming led to my first book deal, where I translate Martial Arts principles for character development for kids.
Oh! He forget to mention he’s also a Shaolin monk. Don’s past is special, and gives him a unique and rare perspective.
“When I was training as a monk at the Shaolin temple, they taught me a very important phrase, ‘Sho Da.’ It represents a story — that if you have two handfuls of rice, you can’t pick up a steak unless you give a handful of rice to someone that you’re helping. That’s why I make it a focus to develop talent. So long as you make it a mission to develop talent in your universe, then your universe continues to grow. Every paralegal that works for me knows that their success represents my success.”
With ‘Sho Da’ as his guide, Don saw something special in BUNDLAR that he found worth sharing a handful of rice.
I was an early customer of BUNDLAR for my books. When I saw the reaction that the AR product had on the kids, I knew I had to become an investor. I aggressively pursued BUNDLAR to become one of their first investors. I was impressed with the technology, but I was more impressed with the management and how they executed on solving my problem. “
Don first approached BUNDLAR to augment the cover of his book, Discover Your Dragon using our Augmented Reality app. Yes, Don is also a published author.
“I wrote Discover Your Dragon as a blueprint for success by translating martial arts principles to character development. As a product of the Chicago Public School System, I stuck to this blueprint and map, and it’s really helped me get to where I am today.”
BUNDLAR is beyond thrilled to be adding Don to our family to grow the vision we all have for augmented reality.
“I believe that AR technology will change the way we interface and interact with our customers. I think BUNDLAR can deliver the practical solutions needed for the modern workplace.”