Today we chronicle the life and times of Jesse Kornbluth, the Head Butler.
Jesse Kornbluth is a writer, critic, and author. He’s written for Vanity Fair, Reader’s Digest, The New Yorker and many other publications. At headbutler.com, he is a personal concierge for your head reviewing movies, books, and music.
We go through the ups and downs of his career as a writer.
Below is a summary of his interview
“Play through, rise about it. There is always something else you can do”
Jesse chronicles his path from Vanity Fair to Editorial Director at AOL to his current post at headbutler.com
Jesse goes into how he left a job that paid $150,000 a year in 1993 to freelancing writing after an infamous interview with Michael Jordan.
Jesse talks about how Milton Academy and Renaissance philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola inspired him.
His work now
We talk about the challenges of marketing yourself in a world where there are so many choices for people on the web.
What’s exciting Jesse now
Book Jesse Recommends:The Queen’s Gambit: A Novel, A book about young girl who is the mozart of chess. The Fault in Our Stars, A 16 year cancer patient falls in love with a 17 year old amputee.
Helpful Habit: Working like a blue collar worker
What’s Your Purpose: “Bringing out possibility in the people around me”
Where to find the Head Butler
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