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Inkblot: Evernote CEO Phil Libin

By Mark Milian - 2013-06-19T00:41:52Z

Photograph by New Line/Everett Collection

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'Life Lessons'

For Libin, "Lord of the Rings," the book by J. R. R. Tolkien and blockbuster movie directed by Peter Jackson, represents "the importance of having a quest," he said. He likens his mission of creating a tool to supplement people's memories to the journey Frodo and Sam embarked on to destroy the evil ring.

"Everything I needed to know in life, I learned from 'Lord of the Rings,'" Libin said. "If you're not on a quest, you're wasting your time."