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?

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Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

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Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur


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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

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

Kathy Bloomgarden: CEO of Ruder Finn

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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

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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

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Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

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Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

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Michael Friedenberg: CEO of IDG

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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

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Beth Weissenberger: Co-Founder of The Handel Group

Michael Fertik: Founder/CEO of

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

Bob Proctor: Chairman of Proctor/Gallagher Institute

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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

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August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Anastazja Davis: Screenwriter & Director

Anastazja Davis is a screenwriter and director who loves all stories, but is particularly drawn to those about violent women. Her debut feature, DISCONNECTED, was released by WB Home Video last year, she was recently staffed on a new TV show about the dangerous world of the Sultan's Harem from the creators of KNIGHTFALL, and several of her feature projects are heading into pre-production. Originally from Poland, Anastazja calls Los Angeles home, where she lives with her husband and dog, Smudge.

My Goal of the Day: My goal is always progress. This can take many shapes and manifest itself in all sorts of ways, but I want to know when I head to bed that whatever I am working on has taken a step, or ten, towards completion.

My Thought of the Day: My thought is usually centered on what I can improve. This applies across the board in my life. From fitness, to a recipe I’ve been playing with, to a script - the idea is to change and keep changing so that when I look back six months from now, I will be surprised how far I’ve come.

My Action of the Day: The action of the day is flexibility. Life is full of surprises and I like to keep an open mind when something new comes my way. In writing, especially, I like taking tangents to their logical conclusion to see where they might lead. After all, the path less traveled may lead me to a better place (or plot line!).

What do you love most about Your City?

Los Angeles has an amazing and vibrant food scene and it’s my absolutely favorite thing about the city. Not only is there excellent food available at any price point in every neighborhood,  you can try cuisine from nearly every country on Earth. Our produce is also excellent, fresh, and available year-round. This means cooking is easy and delicious, plus, we have markets from around the world that import products you wouldn’t otherwise find. I honestly believe it’s the best place to live if you’re a foodie and love cooking.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I love a good breakfast sandwich. Give me some crispy toast, avocado, a fried egg and a tomato, and I’m in heaven.

My absolutely favorite restaurant with the best breakfast sandwich on Earth closed last year, and I’ve put my energy into replicating it at home instead of finding a new restaurant.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – I’m definitely asleep at 6am. And if something terrible has happened and I am in fact awake, I’m probably reading news on my phone, in bed.

10:00 AM - By this time, I am writing. That is the ideal anyway. Sometimes I have to hop on a call with New York or Europe, or I have a meeting across town. But ideally, I’ll have spent the morning making progress on whatever it is I’m writing at the moment. It really gives me a feeling a satisfaction to crank out a few hours and several pages before noon, that way, if I have other tasks to tackle, I know I’ve moved the project forward. It’s important to have forward momentum in writing, even if what you write is terrible. You can always rewrite, after all. But there has to be something to edit in the first place.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

I am a Spicy Tuna bowl addict. It’s such a simple meal, and I love eating it at my local Ramen place, where they know my order by heart, or, making it at home. In general, a good “bowl” is my go-to lunch. I pile on some greens, avocado, cucumber, whatever meat is left over from the night before, some ginger, and I whip together some spicy mayo, throw in a little rice, and it’s ready to go.

As for power lunch meetings, I love going to new places. This works super well for me since people usually never meet me in the same place twice, and I get to experience more of LA’s awesome offerings.

7:00 PM -  There is no typical 7PM activity in my life. I could be eating dinner with my husband, out with friends or family,  at a WGA meeting, watching a movie, or wrapped up in a blanket on the couch trying to finish up a script. I do know that if I’m at home, my dog is definitely close by.

11:00 PM - Ideally, I would be asleep by 11. I am a huge fan of sleep and like to get a good 8 hours every night. In fact, by 11 I’m probably working out plot lines in my dreams. If I am awake, I’m definitely hanging out with friends, either at a soccer game, a restaurant, or at one of our houses.

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

I need a cup of black tea every morning. I make it from loose leaf tea and prefer it as dark and bitter as possible, with no milk or sugar added. Otherwise, I live on water. At night, my husband and I will sometimes have wine or cocktails. I’m a big fan of the Sidecar and the Paper Plane, and my husband takes his cocktail making very seriously, so they’re always delicious.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Instagram is definitely my most used App, and I love the Juniper Fox account. Juniper and her fox friend, Fig, are both adorable, and it always makes me smile to see what they are up to. The woman who owns Juniper takes care of so many animals and takes the time to educate her followers on what it’s like to own a fox, and how to be compassionate to animals that are often misunderstood – like spiders or snakes.

What should everyone try at least once?

Everyone should direct a low-budget feature film. I know this is an impossibility, but I believe if people realized just how difficult it is to create something coherent, let alone good, they would view films and TV from a totally different perspective. Namely, they would appreciate all of the effort the people behind the scenes put into the show. There are so many people on set, putting their hearts into a project, and often only a few names get recognition, or worse, their bad behavior tanks the project for everyone, including a lot of hard-working people that don’t make a lot of money.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

My mind or a good book.