Frequent guest David Stark comes back to the podcast today! David is a renowned event producer and designer based out of New York City, and his team creates events worldwide for weddings, entertainment, fashion, publishing, arts, media, and more! Some of his high-profile clients and events include Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, Saturday Night Live’s fortieth anniversary, Louis Vuitton, and fundraising galas for the country’s most elite. David also has several published books including his most recent, titled At the Artisan’s Table, and has been a guest expert on many television shows and has even been featured numerous times in various major publications.
The last time that David was on the show was in April 2020, just a month after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, so he discusses how the pandemic has impacted him over the last two years. He reveals that he has learned a lot about flexibility because of the pandemic, declaring that innovation comes out of constraints. He also likens creating an event to directing a play and points out how both have similar approaches, and he and Andy also talk about David’s new book, problem-solving, conquering burnout, how David did some unwinding on a recent vacation, and so much more!
Andy always really enjoys catching up with David and is appreciative of his time. He would love it if you would share this episode of the podcast with a few people you know who might also enjoy it and would also be grateful if you were to subscribe to the podcast if you aren’t already so that you never miss a new episode! Be sure to also leave a top review wherever you listen because that really helps out the show and helps people find it!
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[0:00] – Today’s sponsor is Zola.
[0:47] – Andy is looking forward to going back to New York City.
[2:27] – David has a new book coming out in October!
[3:04] – David describes At the Artisan’s Table.
[6:10] – David touches upon how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected him.
[8:25] – David argues that warmth and closeness have come out of the pandemic.
[10:39] – We have developed innovations because of the pandemic, David points out.
[14:08] – David reflects on his work with the Robin Hood Foundation.
[17:40] – David reveals an important lesson he learned from his education.
[18:53] – Andy shifts the conversation toward burnout.
[21:43] – Has David recently changed his prices?
[22:44] – Learn about David’s recent vacation.
[25:30] – David loves New York City.
[27:48] – Andy shares David’s contact information with us.
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