10 Questions for Andrew Zakim
Account Planner, 180LA
Where are you right now?
Sitting at my desk looking at the Pacific Ocean
What did you want to be when you were a child?
An archaeologist in Jurassic Park. That probably wouldn’t have worked out well.
How do you think we can keep talent motivated?
By not creating routines and systems, formulaic ways of doing things. The flexibility to change things up is what keeps me excited about going to work everyday. When it’s the same everyday, it’s time to move on.
What are you reading now?
The latest issue of Vanity Fair with Game of Thrones on the cover – can't wait for the new season. Also excited to read “The Man Who Loved Dogs,” a story about the guy who assassinated Trotsky. I’m waiting for it to come in at the library.
What is you latest ‘must have’?
I just got a juicer. My friends back on the East Coast are saying it shows how ‘LA’, I’ve become, but they don’t know what they are missing.
What is your favorite piece of technology?
Probably my Keurig. I’m a coffee fanatic. I’m getting kind of sick of the regular ‘tech’ I own – my iPhone is a necessity, but it doesn’t excite me anymore.
What subject do you wish you’d paid more attention to in school?
Recess. I was too much of a nerd; I paid too much attention to my actual classes. I should have messed around more.
Where is your favorite place for a drink?
There’s a bar near my place called the Daily Pint. It’s low key and fun, with great beer, but an even more amazing Scotch selection. You can find anything there.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
I’d like to be able to stop time. I could get more done that way.
What is one thing about you that most people would be surprised to know?
That I grew up playing musical instruments and went to college to be a producer/songwriter.