By: Matthew E. May
Where are you right now?
In the sky, between LA and San Francisco.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
I didn’t think about what I wanted to be until I was 23. Luckily for me I landed in an ad agency.
How do you think we can keep talent motivated?
Set an ambition that’s scary, but possible.
Reward success, accept failure and give feedback either way.
What are you reading now?
What is you latest ‘must have’?
Someone just told me you can get sunscreen wipes. With 3 kids under six, these could seriously improve my mornings.
What is your favorite piece of technology?
Maps that talk. My first few months in LA would have been disastrous without them.
What subject do you wish you’d paid more attention to in school?
I wish I’d picked Spanish.
Where is your favorite place for a drink?
The Reel Inn on the Pacific Coast Highway – beer with fish & chips.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
The power to create two extra hours a day that only I could access.
What is one thing about you that most people would be surprised to know?
I got expelled from the girl scout brownies.
By: Art Markman
Everyone has heard the phrase, “losing sight of the forest for the trees.” The idea behind this metaphor is that when you are too close to something, you can get mired in the details and have difficulty focusing on the way those details fit together into a big picture.