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NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?


Featured NativeAdVantage:

Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur

 

Featured NativeAdVice:

Shai Reshef: Founder of University of the People

Paul D'Arcy: SVP of Indeed

Susan Hatje: GM of Mandarin Oriental, NY

Dan Laufer: Co-Founder of RentLingo

Hilary Laney: President of Tri-Digital

Greg Marsh: Co-Founder of onefinestay

Omar Qari: Co-Founder of Abacus

Gabriell Weinberg: Founder of DuckDuckGo

Stacy Rauen: E-I-C of Hospitality Design Mag

Jon Gray: CRO of HomeAway

Joe Speiser: Co-Founder of LittleThings.com

Ben McKean: Co-Founder of HungryRoot

John Boiler: Founder/CEO of 72andSunny

Wayne Pacelle: CEO of The Humane Society of the US

Tom Guay: GM at The Sagamore Resort

Dr. Alejandro Junger: Founder of The Clean Program

Rob Flaherty: CEO of Ketchum

Neil Thanedar: Founder/CEO of LabDoor

Andy Grinsfelder: VP of Sales/Marketing, Delaware North Resorts

Laura Frerer-Schmidt: VP/Publisher of Women's Health

Avi Steinlauf: CEO of Edmunds.com

Kathy Bloomgarden: CEO of Ruder Finn

Gabriel Flateman: Co-Founder/CTO of Casper

Mark Bartels: CEO of StumbleUpon

Bill Hagelstein: President/CEO of RPA

Adam Singolda: Founder/CEO of Taboola

Jonathan Plutzik: Proprietor of The Betsy-South Beach

Jessica Scorpio: Founder/VP of Marketing at GetAround

Ralph McRae: CEO of Leading Brands

Warren Berger: Bestselling Author

Liz Kaplow: Founder/CEO of Kaplow Communications

Dave Girouard: Founder/CEO of UpStart

Dave Asprey: Founder of BullectProof Executive

Douglas C. Smith: President of EDSA

Val Difebo: CEO of Deutsch NY

Guido Polito: CEO of Baglioni Hotels

Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

Oscar Farinetti: Founder of Eataly

Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

Zach Erdem: Proprietor of 75 Main

Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

Alexis Gelburd-Kimler: Proprietor of West Bridge

Elie Georges: Proprietor of Hotel San Regis

Kalen Caughey: Founder o VOKE Tab

Michael Friedenberg: CEO of IDG

Donna Karan: Founder of DKNY

Edward Nardoza: Editor-in-Chief of WWD

Scott Dadich: Editor-in-Chief of Wired

Rhona Murphy: Former CEO of The Daily Beast

David J. Pecker: CEO of American Media

Lilian Roten: VP of Swissotel Hotels

Kenny Dichter: Founder/CEO of Wheels Up

Joshua Tetrick: Founder/CEO of Hampton Creek

Paul James: Global Brand Leader of The Luxury Collection

Dr. James Wagner: President of Emory University

Amy Thompson: President of ATM Artists & Management

Neil Gillis: President of Round Hill Music

Brett Matteson: President of Columbia Hospitality

Jonathan Reckford: CEO of Habitat For Humanity

Phil Harrison: President/CEO of Perkins+Will

Chef Bill Telepan

Tony Horton: Founder of P90X

Beth Weissenberger: Co-Founder of The Handel Group

Michael Fertik: Founder/CEO of Reputation.com

Dana Cowin: Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine

Bob Proctor: Chairman of Proctor/Gallagher Institute

Dennis Turcinovic: Owner of Delmonicos

Vittorio Assaf: Co-Founder of Serafina Restaurant Group

Shafqat Islam: Co-Founder of Newscred

Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

Bruce Rogers: Executive Chef at Hale & Hearty

Caleb Merkl: Co-Founder of Maple

Candy Argondizza: VP of Culinary at ICC

Neil Sazant: President of The Sagamore

Matt Straz: Founder/CEO of Namely

Terry Couglin: Managing Partner of Marta/Maialino

Andrei Cherny: Co-Founder/CEO of Aspiration

Ronen Nissenbaum: Managing Director of Waldorf Astoria NY

Patrick Godfrey: President of Godfrey Q

Sarah Berman: Founder/President of The Berman Group

Michael Schwartz: Owner of Genuine Hospitality Group

Stephan Aarstol: Founder/CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Peter Shaindlin: COO of Halekulani Corp.

August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Oct032018

Soulaima Gourani: Speaker & Author

Soulaima Gourani is a sought after speaker, author, board member and special adviser to ministers, task forces, government think tanks and demanding private companies all over the World. One2Speak elected Gourani to be one of the best Danish keynote speakers in 2010. In 2012 she was announced as one of the Young Global Leaders by World Economic Forum and later that year named to be the chairwoman of the non-profit organisation Global Dignity. In 2013 she was announced as one of the greatest thinkers in the Nordic by Nordic Business Forum and in 2014 chosen as one of the "40 under 40" European young leaders.She was elected as a TED mentor in 2016 and was later that same year announced as one of the "Inspiring 50 Nordics" women in the tech-sector. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and their two kids.

What do you love most about Your City?

I have lived in 4 countries now, and moved more that 10 times. I now live in Palo Alto, CA. We moved her 6 months ago to open my CA office. We love it here. It is such a bubble, but a very nice one. It is clean, tidy, friendly and very smart people, good schools, great nature/hikes and an amazing university (Stanford) and as a Dane I really like I can walk or bike, no need for a car really.  This city smells so nice from all the gardens and thousands of flowers.

Favorite breakfast meal& restaurant?

I started fasting a month ago so I skip breakfast. I would otherwise have said breakfast as my favorite meal. But now it is brunch.  I love Italian food so I go to Osteria. It is a good and family friendly working lunch place.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM–I do sports – I go every morning around 5amish.

Since I was 15 years old I have been training early mornings. This is the best way for my to kick off my day. I run, do yoga or spinning.  I NEED my exercise.

10:00 AM–I eat “breakfast”

As I am fasting 6 days a week - I eat late. I read the news, listen to a 15 minutes piano soundtrack or something while I eat healthy and in silence, unless I am in a board meeting, of course.

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

I eat lunch around 2 pm. I go out for lunch and combine it with meetings. I also travel a lot so it could be on a flight as well. But if I do not travel I go to downtown Palo Alto and eat Italian, Greek or simply something vegetarian.

7:00 PM - I have two kids ages 8 and 10 so around 7pm we sit down and eat a home cooked meal.  We sit for 30-40 min and talk while we eat. We are Danish therefore I guess dinner is a big deal. It is a family setting with candle- light and conversations. We are a family of 4 with a lot on our minds, so we talk and communicate a lot over dinner.

It really is the favorite part of my day.

11:00 PM–I am a big fan of planning “Planning Today for Success Tomorrow” meaning at 10-11pm, I write my Personal Assistant and ask for details, instructions etc. She lives in Texas so when I get to work, she has already sent all details for the day to me in my inbox. I prefer structure and to be very well organized, thanks to her.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

I drink water as the first thing 5 am and 2-3 good coffees during the day, and then more water. I try to only drink wine on Fridays or on the weekend. I have so many social events and dinners that sometimes I do get 1 -3 drinks in a week.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Well Facebook is my favorite app, I have to admit. But I do love Instagram. I like pictures since I am very visual. I feel like the world has become so much smaller thanks to social media. It is really is my guilty pleasure.   

What should everyone try at least once?

To move to another country, if possible. It put so much into perspective. But if you cannot move, challenge your comfort zone and brains and remember your comfort zone and brain is like a muscle. You have to train it. And if you do not use it you will “lose” it.

Play chess, learn a new language – whatever challenge your brain and your assumptions every day. I moved to the USA 2.5 years ago to give my brain a deep dive into English and to learn the culture. Do not let your life be on autopilot. Give yourself some challenges every day.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

I don’t like to get lost if I am in a hurry, but if not in a hurry I really love going to new places – and to get lost - in Italy and Spain for sure. All those small old towns, I love. And of course I like to get lost in life, cause I know I will learn from it and I know my way back!