Doug Levitt has a name and face well known to news channel viewers from around the world who remember him for his appearances on ABC, CNN, and NBC as an international correspondent. In recent years the formerly London based Levitt has moved to Nashville and embarked upon a tour of the U.S. using only Greyhound buses as transportation and recording his journey as part of his own art project, “The Greyhound Diaries“.
The idea for “The Greyhound Diaries” was not supposed to be a long term one, but was instead supposed to consist of a short six week journey to find inspiration in the people of the U.S. who are often ignored by the news media. Levitt’s journey began just before the 2008 economic slowdown and continued as the people of the U.S. who are rarely given a voice in the media were given an outlet through the songs, writings, and images produced by the Cornell University graduate. Almost a decade later Doug Levitt is still touring the U.S. using the Greyhound Bus services in his bid to record the issues facing those outside the major metropolitan areas of the U.S.
Over the course of his career Doug Levitt has toured many different areas of the world through his work as an international news correspondent; the nomadic nature of his lifestyle began with a decision to head to the London School of Economics to embark on a degree in International Politics. Levitt has always had an interest in the arts and has already released two EP’s of the music he has created as part of “The Greyhound Diaries” project.
The journey across the country that has moved from being a six week trip to an epic almost decade long journey has taken many forms for Doug Levitt, including his decision to release a book and produce a one man play based on his experiences. Doug Levitt’s journey has been one that has taken him around the country and provided a voice for those in the heart of the U.S. who have seen their stories published and discussed at The Kennedy Center and The Woody Guthrie Center.
Josh Verne is an entrepreneur and businessman in the United States. He started his career at Home Line Furniture and became the company’s president in 1995. The company supplied home furnishings. He was President until he left in 2011. He cofounded workpays.me in 2012 with his friend Jon Dorfman. It was a marketplace where people could make purchases with money from the payroll. The company turned out to be successful. The company was acquired by Global Analytics Holding two years after it was started. Josh was the company’s CEO from the start until it was acquired. It is good to note that Verne did not stop. He established FlockU this year. Josh is the chief executive officer of the company. The firm is based in Pennsylvania. The company is a content exchange platform for college students where they can share with each other and partner with brands that they like. Josh recently appeared in the Knowledge for Men podcast where he gave advice and tips on how to be successful. He said that his favorite quote was from Jonathan Swift which describes vision as being the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
His first piece of advice is that one should try hard not to become a boss but a leader. The boss pushes people around, is self-centered, and demands respect from his employees. A leader earns respect from his employees and motivates everyone to work together. He advises leaders to put others first. This is what ultimately leads to a great team. He recommends that leaders push for a win-win environment for everyone in every situation. The outcome should be a win-win for clients, employees, and everyone in general. This means that the leader will learn to think outside the box and make the best decisions every time.
Josh Verne advises that people should find what they are passionate about for them to be successful. This means that they are productive and that they are happy to go to work every day. He advises that people should listen more and that they should try to find work-life balance. He finishes by sharing his favorite books known as “Made in America” by Sam Walton and Rocky.
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