All posts by Jonathan Levy

TIP 009 | Be Flexible

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We have Jason on the podcast today. For those of you who were paying attention in last week’s episode, there were a few critical hints. He grew up in Coral Springs, Florida and he stumbled into what he loves doing through blogging before the word blog existed. And as a hint, if you are a close watcher of the magazine rack, you would’ve noticed a major visual change on the cover of a particular magazine in the last couple of months and you might have a sense of where he works.

Then, the second interview is anonymous. If you can figure out who it is before we reveal it in the following podcast, you could win a coveted invitation to the Influencer Salon.

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We have Jeff on the podcast today. For those of you who were paying attention last week, there were a few critical hints. He grew up in a little town in Connecticut called Milford, he recently hit 100 episodes with his TV show and he works out six days a week. And as a hint, think of an ‘80s movie starring a young actor who became famous on a TV show and they rebooted that movie and are now finishing up their sixth season which will air this summer.

Then, the second interview is anonymous. If you can figure out who it is before we reveal it in the following podcast, you could win a coveted invitation to the Influencer Salon.

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Influencers 007 | The Promise Of A Pencil

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I’m here with Adam. For those of you who were paying attention last week, there were a few critical hints. When he was traveling, he met a child who was quite poor. The child was asked if he could have anything, what he would have. The child said, “A pencil.” Adam is a New York Times bestselling author that achieved position two, which is absolutely incredible. If anybody were to play him in a Hollywood film, he would want Denzel Washington. The song that represents his life is Everything in its Right Place by Radiohead. Among the many other hints that he gave was that his last name is associated with a major brand that although there’s no relation, it’s a household name.

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TIP 006 | Develop Your Skills

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Today, we have Dan as our guest. For those of you who had listened to the last episode and tried to figure out who he is, here were the hints: He was born in Detroit but grew up mostly in Florida. He wants Will Smith to play him in a movie. The movie that would represent his life for the last year would be The Revenant. His name was almost Jamal Johnson, but instead he has a different name. Who is Dan? Let’s welcome him on.

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TIP 005 | Cultural Base

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Today, I have the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Aya. For those of you who had listened to the last episode and tried to figure out who she is, here were the hints: Aya is clearly in fashion. She styled Michelle Obama while Barack Obama was our President and went to the White House to do so. She styled Scarlett Johansson. Her job requires a lot of lifting potentially hardworking and dramatic people. She is not white. Who is Aya? Let’s welcome her on.

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TIP 004 | New And Exciting

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For those of you who listened to the last episode, you know that we have Brian with us. The hints that were given were that Brian considers himself from Brooklyn, although he really isn’t. He became a percussionist after picking up a cheap set of bongos when he was a teenager. He and his band have produced an immense body of music that really stands a test of time. The Incredible Hulk would play him in a movie version of his life. The book that represents his life is Portnoy’s Complaint because it is the defining book of a young Jew. He went to many of the trials and tribulations of becoming a member of a successful band. He has a last name that is so long and so incredibly difficult to pronounce that no other percussionist could compete.

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TIP 003 | Experience VS Expertise

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I’m here with Stacy, our guest for today. We had an anonymous interview with her in the last episode where she answered some questions to give you a brief overview and some hints about who she is.

We talk to her today about experience VS expertise, the difference between the two in the fashion industry, and how, in today’s culture, experience is becoming more valued than expertise.

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