10 Questions for Russell Dubner

Russell Dubner

President, Edelman NY

Where are you right now?
On a plane head out for a week on the West Coast to visit with clients, colleagues and attend the PTTOW media & marketing innovation summit. 

What is your latest tech must have?
Samsung Note 3.  Its the really big phone.  My thumbs need the real estate to type. 

What's your dream breakfast date?
Honestly, with my wife at Balthazar after staying over at the Crosby. 

The best piece of interview advise?
Answer with specifics.  Share things that you have accomplished that you are proud of. Things that had impact. Theory gets you nowhere ultimately. 

Your favorite subject at school?
Creative writing. 

A cause worth fighting for?
Equal opportunity.  Enable people, no matter what socio economic background they have come from, to find success with hard work, determination and grit.  Deliver on the American promise. 

What are you reading right now?
I just finished The Power of Habit.  Interesting and practical book. Worth at least a quick read. 

What's your favorite get away?
Pound Ridge Preserve for a day's hike with the kids (three little boys). 

What was your first job?
Digging ditches for my uncle's landscape construction company, from the end of high school through college. I started my professional career at Edelman, where I still work today as the soon-to-be US CEO. 

If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I'd like to be able to levitate.  Just seems like it would pretty awesome