Podcast #12: Challenges=Opportunity & Mentoring w Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese & Denzel Washington

It was October, 2013, and Danny Bowien had just received word that his Manhattan restaurant, Mission Chinese, had been shut down by the health department for an array of violations, including an infestation of mice. Overwhelmed, embarrassed, and worried about… Read More

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Podcast #11: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions with Joseph Campbell & Adam Grant

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST EPISODE We are part of a universal cycle of birth, transformation, and death. This cycle is repeated metaphorically throughout our lives, over and over again. You take on a challenge, you transform through some ordeal, your previous existence dies, and you’re reborn in some altered form: birth, transformation, death,…

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Podcast #10: Integrating Your Life w Picasso, Dali, & Dean Kamen

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST Velcro was invented in 1948 by Swiss engineer George de Mestral. The miracle material that makes it possible for children to close their sneakers without shoelaces was conceived when he went for a walk in the woods and wondered what he could learn from burrs. Nature made these seed…

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Podcast #9: Discovering Your Purpose with Ikea, Vice, & Bandido Coffee

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST EPISODE As Rick Rubin demonstrates and the Creator’s Formula explains, to discover your purpose and unlock your creative potential, you must connect to your inner self. But Western culture prefers the world you can see and touch: to “be somebody,” you have to look good and have a lot…

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A24, The Future of Film

Moonlight. Ladybird. The Disaster Artist. A Most Violent Year. It Comes at Night. Spring Breakers. The Lobster. The Florida Project. Amy. Supersonic Ex Machina.   Almost every movie that has meant something to me over the past five-plus years has been made by A24, an independent film company started in 2012 in New York. When…

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James Jebbia

Founded in a small store located in downtown New York in 1994, James Jebbia’s independent label Supreme has become one of the foremost underground streetwear brands, boasting a cult following eager for it’s coveted range of tees, footwear and branded miscellanea. Produced in limited editions, Jebbia regularly collaborates with mainstream brands such as Comme des Garçons,…

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KITH, Making of a Modern Brand

In the Jewish religion, a bar mitzvah is the ritual induction of a boy into manhood at the age of thirteen. It’s recognized as the time when he, not his parents, becomes responsible for his actions. Ronnie Fieg took this transition quite seriously. Fieg’s first cousin is David Z, a legendary sneaker and sportswear retailer…

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Jun 27 , 2020

Podcast #12: Challenges=Opportunity & Mentoring w Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese & Denzel Washington

It was October, 2013, and Danny Bowien had just received word that his Manhattan restaurant, Mission Chinese, had been shut down by the health department for an array of violations, including an infestation of mice. Overwhelmed, embarrassed, and worried about his employees, Bowien, a rock-star rising chef, didn’t know what to do. It was then…

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May 30 , 2020

Podcast #11: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions with Joseph Campbell & Adam Grant

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST EPISODE We are part of a universal cycle of birth, transformation, and death. This cycle is repeated metaphorically throughout our lives, over and over again. You take on a challenge, you transform through some ordeal, your previous existence dies, and you’re reborn in some altered form: birth, transformation, death,…

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May 22 , 2020

Podcast #10: Integrating Your Life w Picasso, Dali, & Dean Kamen

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST Velcro was invented in 1948 by Swiss engineer George de Mestral. The miracle material that makes it possible for children to close their sneakers without shoelaces was conceived when he went for a walk in the woods and wondered what he could learn from burrs. Nature made these seed…

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May 16 , 2020

Podcast #9: Discovering Your Purpose with Ikea, Vice, & Bandido Coffee

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST EPISODE As Rick Rubin demonstrates and the Creator’s Formula explains, to discover your purpose and unlock your creative potential, you must connect to your inner self. But Western culture prefers the world you can see and touch: to “be somebody,” you have to look good and have a lot…

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May 08 , 2020

Podcast #8: The Creator’s Formula with Walt Disney & Michael Bonadies

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST EPISODE 8 Lillian Disney could sense something big brewing in early 1952. It was one of those times, she would say, when “Walt’s imagination was going to take off and go into the wild blue yonder and everything will explode.” Walt began liquidating long-held family assets, borrowing against his…

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May 02 , 2020

Podcast #7: The Creator’s Formula: Sweetgreen & Harry Bernstein

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST The greatest challenge individuals and organizations will face when attempting to manifest their creative potential is not a lack of talent or resources—it’s a lack of understanding. Even when people believe in the intangibles, they don’t understand how they function, or they significantly undervalue them. That puts those…

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Apr 24 , 2020

Podcast #6: The Myth of Success

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST Employees are people. Customers are people. Same for entrepreneurs, business leaders. Conclusion? Companies are created by people and run by people, to service the needs and wants of people. Despite this fairly obvious observation, we tend to manage business and personal matters differently. For instance, you might have deep…

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Apr 17 , 2020

Podcast #5: Reflect Yourself with Jay Z & Tracy Chapman

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST Tracy Chapman was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Deserted by her father, she and her sister were raised by her mother, Hazel. She was a quiet child and liked to be by herself. It was her mother who recognized her love of music and cultivated it from a young age.…

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Apr 10 , 2020

Podcast #4: How Supreme Connects Art & Commerce

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST When James Jebbia arrived in New York from London in 1983 he had, in his own words, “no training in anything and no loot.” He applied for a job at a Soho boutique called Parachute and, lucky for us, he was hired. Jebbia spent five years at the store…

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Apr 04 , 2020

Podcast #3: Ian Schrager & the Value of Creativity

As we pulled up to the porte cochère, I remember being thrilled. The entrance to the Delano had a magnitude and energy I’d rarely, if ever, experienced before. The valets were all perfectly dressed in crisp white outfits, the people getting out of their cars were beautifully put together, and the architecture was the perfect…

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