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.