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Jason Nissen, Cues and Views

Accomplished entrepreneur and thought leader Jason Nissen, in brief.

Home: Roslyn Heights, Long Island, NY. Age: Just entered a new decade. Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY. Profession: Ticket brokerage and hospitality. Organization: The Ultimate Fan. Title: Officer. Alma mater: Hamilton College (B.S., Mathematics, Economics minor).

Current project: In the early stages of rebooting our EDM music festival/snow activity experience. Recent professional development: Serving as an officer of The Ultimate Fan, providing my knowledge and expertise on ticket sales and event organizing. Latest accomplishment: Jump starting a number of upcoming projects I’m quite excited about. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Building a business from the ground up and rather quickly taking on massive events, such as the Super Bowl. Hobbies: Exercising, watching sports, keeping up on the latest trends in music and fashion. Last book read: Time Management for Mortals, by Oliver Burkman. Recently viewed and recommended: The Last of Us.

Personality profile: Extroverted, passionate, aspirational. Moral compass: Would I want my kids to make the same decision if they were in my shoes? How do you define a perfect friendship? Common interests and mutual trust are the perfect combo. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Just the same. What is your greatest joy? Seeing my kids learn or accomplish something new. The look of discovery and pride on their faces is unmatched. What is your greatest fear? Losing people I love. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Teachers. While I’m sure it is very rewarding, it requires a huge amount of both emotional intelligence and time commitment, and here in the States, compensation does not reflect that. How do you relieve stress? Spending time with my kids, seeing a movie, working out.

What was your favorite college course? Economics. The class focused on our perceptions as a society and how they influence economic behavior. What book have you repeatedly read? The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. What movie have you repeatedly watched? Frozen, because I have three daughters. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Perseverance is what marks the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t. What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? I try to take creative inspiration from anything and everything. Obvious things, like music and art, but also moments I catch on the street or interactions with strangers. What company or organization do you most admire? Disney. They basically release the same movie every ten years and, through the power of marketing, make it feel new. That’s impressive. What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? 9/11. As a native New Yorker, I will be forever changed by that day, and so has the world.


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