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"

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Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

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Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

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

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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

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

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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Anya Kamenetz: Best Selling Author & NPR's lead education blogger

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Anya Kamenetz is NPR's lead education blogger. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning. Kamenetz is the author of several books. Her latest is The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life PublicAffairs, 2018). Her previous books were Generation Debt; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, and The Test. Kamenetz covered technology, innovation, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship for five years as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. She's contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Slate, and O, the Oprah Magazine, and appeared in documentaries shown on PBS and CNN. Kamenetz was named a 2010 Game Changer in Education by the Huffington Post, received 2009, 2010, and 2015 National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, and won an Edward R. Murrow Award for innovation in 2017 along with the rest of the NPR Ed team. Kamenetz grew up in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana, in a family of writers and mystics, and graduated from Yale University in 2002. She lives in New York City.

What do I do best?

I can assimilate very large amounts of information quickly and communicate it clearly in writing and in speech. I can speak at length with little preparation and keep an audience glued in. My work is often seen as extraordinarily timely if not prescient.

What makes me the best version of myself?

Keeping in mind the ethics behind ideas. That they always affect real people in everyday life and we have to understand the impact on the least powerful among us.

What are my aspirations?

Personally to flourish in my relationships with my daughters, my husband, my extended family, my dear friends and my community. Professionally to reach ever-greater audiences with clearly articulated and highly relevant ideas--to write bestselling books, to give keynotes at major conferences, to host my own national show, and to be considered an influence at the highest levels.  

My Biggest Success?

In the past 2 years I wrote and published my fourth book to a warm national reception, while giving birth to and raising my second daughter, and also holding down a well-paying job as a correspondent for one of the most trusted news sources in America. And I ran the NYC Marathon.

My Most Challenging Moment?

I struggled with infertility for two years and secondary infertility for an additional year. The medical procedures were difficult but the holistic work I had to do on myself in order to handle this stress has had a long term positive impact on my wellness.

My Motto?

I have a bunch.

I am human, therefore nothing human is alien to me. (Terentius, humani sum nihil alienum puto)

To live life is not like crossing a field. (Pasternak , жизнь прожить не поле перейти)

Think that you might be wrong. (a sign that’s up around New Orleans)

My Favorite People/Role Models?

A very partial list!  For writing with moral courage, great literary achievement, transcending genre and category: Rebecca Solnit, Maggie Nelson, Masha Gessen, Octavia Butler

For their fierce brilliance and passion for ideas, work, world-changing, family, and friends: my friends danah boyd and Diana Adams

For her talents for art and love and her mystical streak: my mother and for his talent, work ethic, aesthetic and sense of humor and his mystical streak: my father

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

Brooklyn is my home; New Orleans, my hometown; San Francisco, my adopted third home.  See Tennessee Williams: (  In Europe, Barcelona; in Central America, Tulum; in Africa, Essouaira;  in Asia, Krabi; in the Middle East, Haifa. I like the seashore, clearly!

My Favorite Products/Objects?

I use a 1L water bottle called Vapur Element that is collapsible, and I always get comments  on it.

I have a beloved vintage mohair coat in peacock colors.

My Current Passions?

I like the Boho Beautiful channel on Youtube for quick Pilates and yoga workouts. I’m reading the old classic parenting guide How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk and it’s great tips for everybody, not just parents.

(Head shot photo credit:Will O'Hare.)