If you could have dinner with one person, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
I don’t think many people at work know this about me, but I’m a frustrated physicist at heart. I love anything and everything that has to do with the universe, the origins of the universe, how we got here, why we’re here, what we’re made of, everything … If I had to choose someone I could have dinner with it would be people like Frank Greene or Micho Kaku, those almost pop-culture physicists who can bring very complex ideas and explain them to a 3-year-old—or a marketing person who has no background in physics.
What are the top two social media sites you use on a regular basis?
TikTok and Twitter. Both serve as a kind of social town hall. Watching them, you almost get a sense of foreshadowing of what will happen, and where cultural conversation will go to. It’s like Wayne Gretzky said—“Skating to where the puck is going and not to where the puck is.” TikTok and Twitter can help you do that.
What’s currently on your bedside reading list?
I’m an avid reader of “The Economist” every single week, getting to know about every single topic—politics, science, macroeconomics, finance, marketing, business. It just keeps me up to speed.
What was the last show you binge-watched?
I have a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old at home, so any spare time TV watching is with them, watching “Cocomelon” and “Daniel Tiger.”
At what age do you hope to retire?
I love the work I do. I love being part of driving the cultural conversation forward and I love storytelling and marketing itself. So I think if it’s not a typical corporate job, it’s being part of the industry in some way, shape or form. But I don’t see myself retiring, ever.