THE SUPERSTAR AGENDA IS THE ARTIST’S AGENDA

Superstars are individuals who exhibit an amplified individuality. They enjoy strong resonance between their natural creative predispositions, the activities they perform on a daily basis, and the environment in which they inhabit and influence.

IQRAM MAGDON-ISMAIL (CO-FOUNDER OF VENMO AND ENSE): “IT’S UP TO YOU. YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT GAME YOU WANT TO PLAY”

Iqram created Venmo and is now on a mission to connect the world through sound via his new application, Ense. Among other things, we discussed his learnings from Venmo as well as his views on holistic self-sufficiency.

NANA MENSAH (ACTRESS, WRITER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR): “I THINK PEOPLE WHOSE EGOS HAVEN’T TAKEN A BEATING. THEY’RE DUE”

Nana is a critically acclaimed actress. The New York Times calls her “marvelous.” She is also a talented writer, producer and director. We discuss her journey so far and what “superstar” means to her.

MIRIAM WASMUND (Dancer, Fitness Coach): “Take responsibility for your learning.”

Miriam Wasmund is one of the most sought after fitness coaches in New York. An elite teacher. A trainer’s trainer. She has cultivated a loyal community through an approach that is focused on no gimmicks and sound movement science. Here are her Top 12 lessons.

SHREYANS BHANSALI (CO-FOUNDER SOCRATIC.ORG): “SOME THINGS ARE REAL DESIRES. IF YOU RECOGNIZE THEM, THERE’S A LOT OF INTERESTINGNESS AND JOY THAT CAN COME OUT OF IT”

Shreyans is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Socratic – the revolutionary learning app. We discuss his path to Socratic and how this deliberate pattern-finding creator is steeped in the worlds of photography and entrepreneurship.

ERIC LOCKLEY (CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ACTOR, WRITER & PRODUCER): “FOLLOW YOUR BLISS”

Eric is a talented actor, writer and producer. He also won the prestigious Showtime at the Apollo three times. In this first segment, we discuss whether he considers himself a superstar and his short film The Jump.

YAEL EISENSTAT (CIA ANALYST, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR TO VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, CONTRIBUTOR TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, TIME MAGAZINE, CNN, CBS): “I WILL SIT IN A ROOM AND STARE DOWN A 4-STAR GENERAL AND TELL HIM WHAT I THINK”

Yael is a former CIA analyst, was a National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, and has contributed to The New York Times, Time Magazine, CNN and CBS. We discuss her experience at the CIA and what superstardom means to her.