Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Jon Levy: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

‘The Steeple Times’ asks behaviour expert, consultant, writer and speaker Jon Levy: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

 

The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?

I want people to have lives full of childlike wonder and adventure. I want them to be in awe of what life has to offer and for them to be hungry for new experiences and new knowledge. Everything I do, seeks to inspire this in some way.

 

“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?

It’s time for shenanigans, tomfoolery and ballyhoo!!!

 

Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2015?

I will be honest, I don’t know who Kerry Katona is.

 

Donald Sterling is someone completely unacceptable. He was an outspoken racist who had no problem adding to his fortune by owning a professional basketball team comprised predominantly of people of colour.

 

Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?

Having my family close. My parents and siblings live in four different cities. I love having everyone visit but it doesn’t happen nearly often enough.

 

Alternately, naptime: I really wish adults had naptime. At about 3pm every day, I could really use a quick nap.

 

What might you swap all your wealth for?

I would trade all of my wealth for Bill Gates’ wealth.

 

Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank”. What’s your view on the banking crisis?

How much time do you have? This may take a while…

 

What phrase or word do you most loathe?

“They say” followed by some random statement that the speaker believes should be accepted as fact. Who is the “they” in that sentence? I am not going to live my life based on some rumour mill of supposed facts. I will judge the validity of a claim based on the trustworthiness of the source.

 

In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?

It depends on what you consider “home”. I love the idea that we are a global community and extended family and so home is anywhere humanity steps foot. It is naive to think that problems that originate in other countries don’t have an effect on us.

 

I personally try to impact two major issues: Child sex trafficking and social equality (gender, race, sexual orientation, etc).

 

The judge in Law Abiding Citizen states: “I can pretty much do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?

I love my mobile phone but would prefer not to be blown up by any device.

 

Jon Levy
Jon Levy (Photo: Katie Friedman/Elle.com)

 

If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?

This is an amusing question since twice a month I host a private dinner for some of the most influential people in our culture. It has become know as The Influencers Dinner and I have hosted almost 500 people ranging form members of royalty and Nobel Laureates to Olympic medalists and famous actors.

 

There is one person that I would want to hang out with that I haven’t had the pleasure of hosting yet and that is Stan Lee, founder of Marvel Comics. He inspired a generation to know that even though we may not fit in, we all have an ability to be appreciated and contribute to society.

 

Other than Stan, I really like traveling with my best fried Liam Alexander, a highly respected mixed medium collage artist, and my old friend Cart.

 

If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?

A beef burrito with plenty of cheese, guacamole, veggies and too much sriracha. I would eat it in the place where I have the greatest chance of escape such as busy mall in the centre of a city or a marketplace.

 

What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?

If you are on vacation, you can drink from the moment you wake up (assuming you actually ever went to sleep).

 

A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?

A martini without a doubt.

 

Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?

Mine: I love being a host and bringing people together. The best part is there is no commute at the end of the night.

 

Who is the most positive person you know?

It would probably be the legendary Wharton professor and best selling author of Give and Take, Adam Grant. Adam’s good nature, positive attitude and character are second to none.

 

What’s your most guilty pleasure?

Cheese and superhero cartoons… But especially cheese.

 

If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?

My tattoo would be the little prince standing in the desert looking longingly to the stars. I feel like the prince searching for my love in the endless expanse of space, but for me it is not a rose on a planet far away but the limitless knowledge of the universe.

 

If you were a car, what marque would you be?

I would be an Autobot from the Transformers series. Not only are they heroes but many of them are really cool cars.

 

Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.

I grew up with a difficult learning disability. I’m dyslexic. I was the last child in my class to learn to read, I still can’t spell well and I am a very slow reader. People think I’m kidding, because they equate dyslexia with a lack of intelligence but nothing could be further from the truth.

 

What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?

I have a 6-litre bottle of champagne. Well-known Influencers Dinner guests sign it when they come and in a few months it will be part of a silent auction that will raise money for a good cause

 

New York based Jon Levy is behaviour expert, consultant, writer and speaker who is best known for the Influencers Dinner events he hosts. Guests have variously included such people as Internet entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and the actor Andre Royo and of them, Levy told The New York Times: “It’s about bringing extraordinary people together”.

 

Follow him on Twitter at @JonLevyTLB, on Facebook at @JonLevyTLB and on Instagram at @jonlevytlb.

 

 

Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here:

     

    5e3b97728b2e4bf58c9ff7822befe328?s=96&d=mm&r=g
    The Steeple Times
    We research and background check our articles. If you believe we have made and error in some detail please get in touch, we seek always to write the truth and stand against a press owned by a self selected few. Please help us, we will accept all your likes, subscriptions and anonymous suport. The Editor and his team at the Steeple Times.

    11 COMMENTS

        • Trust you to walk straight into it, dear Fiona.
          I am sure you are frightfully sweet….but, just a little thick!

      • I have a phobia of cynical assholes, Peter. I don’t think we’ll vibe well. I’ve hung out with Jon before, and the absolute last word you could describe him as is pretentious.

        • Brad…you have to be American wth a name like that and all the ‘hanging out’ stuff!
          BTW in England we are less prurient… we say arseholes.But have you only a phobia about cynical arseholes? Or are you less phobic about just arseholes.
          We should be told.

          • and I sincerely hope we wouldn’t ‘vibe too well’.
            We give the world the most expressive of languages and Americans fuck it up!

    1. His dinners sound great. I remember reading about them after seeing your roll call entry on him. Does he host them in Paris too?

    2. I’d love it if someone organised events like this in London. This city needs someone who can organise events properly. Many of the so-called “networking dinners” here are just filled with truly awful social climbers. It’d be much more fun to have the kind of thing Jon organises as I’d love to meet people like the Winklevoss twins at a dinner. These do sound like the old kind of salons people used to organise – e.g. Martin Miller of Miller’s Gin fame.

    3. What has Jon done to support Find Madeleine? He should host a dinner to support dear Gerry and Kate McCann in their efforts to find their beloved daughter Madeleine. With all his connections he could do so much on the American front. I urge Jon Levy to support Find Madeleine.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Advertisement
    Advertisement

    Become a Patron of The Steeple Times

    Independent journalism will only remain independent if it is supported by clear-thinking people like you. We each have the command to make a real difference. Join us.

    2,588FansLike
    2,068FollowersFollow
    10,904FollowersFollow

    Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

    Please subscribe, like and share this very British site, it helps us grow. Your data is protected and The Steeple Times will send you an email at noon everyday that we rather trust you will enjoy.

    Advertisement

    Other Stories You May Enjoy

    Epstein Gets The Wrecking Ball – £13m Jeffrey Epstein crib demolished – Wrecking ball sent in to destroy Prince Andrew’s paedo bestie Jeffrey Epstein’s £13.2 million Palm Beach mucky mansion at 358 El Brillo Way, Palm Beach, Florida, FL 33480, United States of America – Purchased by Miami developer Todd Michael Glaser.

    Epstein Gets The Wrecking Ball

    Wrecking ball sent in to destroy Prince Andrew’s paedo bestie Jeffrey Epstein’s £13.2 million Palm Beach mucky mansion.
    Hospitality vs. Headbangers 2021 – Hospitality vs. Government – Legal challenge to Boris Johnson’s government’s illogical refusal to allow indoor hospitality venues open whilst allowing indoor retail to be decided on this week.

    Hospitality vs. Headbangers

    Legal challenge to Boris Johnson’s government’s completely illogical refusal to allow indoor hospitality venues to open whilst allowing indoor retail to open to be decided on this week.
    Flattening a Fountain – £12 million for mansion The Fountains, 39 The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, N2 0BA, United Kingdom ($16.6 million, €13.9 million or درهم61 million) with planning permission to demolish and replace through Knight Frank – Boxy “Town Hall classical style” mansion ‘The Fountains’ on infamous The Bishops Avenue, N2 for sale for £3 million less than it listed for in 2012; this time it is destined for flattening.

    Flattening a Fountain

    Boxy “Town Hall classical style” dictator crib ‘The Fountains’ on infamous The Bishops Avenue, N2 for sale for £3 million less than it listed for in 2012; this time it is destined for flattening.
    A BIG Bugatti – £1.55m for 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport – Theodora Ong lusts after a 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport that currently sports the registration plate ‘BIG 3’ – For sale through Graeme Hunt for £1.55 million ($2.14 million, €1.79 million or درهم7.88 million).

    A BIG Bugatti

    Theodora Ong lusts after a £1.55 million 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport that currently sports the registration plate ‘BIG 3’ – but could become ‘BUG 8’
    Don’t Come On Carrie! The nation does NOT need Carrie Symonds – Matthew Steeples argues that Daniel Johnson’s “Come on, Carrie: your country needs you!” call to Boris Johnson’s wine chucking latest baby mama is nothing but claptrap.

    Don’t Come On Carrie!

    Matthew Steeples argues that Daniel Johnson’s “Come on Carrie: your country needs you!” call to Boris Johnson’s wine chucking latest baby mama is nothing but claptrap.
    Theresa’s in the Trough – Theresa May MP’s £1.2m in 2020 – 2021 – Matthew Steeples highlights that it is not just David Cameron who has been sticking his piggy fingers in the trough; Theresa May also ‘pocketed’ over £1.2 million in the last year alone.

    Theresa’s in the Trough

    Matthew Steeples highlights that it is not just David Cameron who has been sticking his piggy fingers in the trough; Theresa May also ‘pocketed’ over £1.2 million in the last year alone.
    The Spectre Shooting Brake – 1 of 1 Rolls-Royce Wraith shooting brake – 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith converted to a shooting brake by automotive genius Niels van Roij for sale for 157% more than it originally cost – Bonhams at their ‘Les Grandes Marques à Monaco’ sale in Monte Carlo on 23rd April 2021 with an estimate of £320,000 to £480,000 ($440,000 to $660,000, €370,000 to €550,000 or درهم1.6 million to درهم2.4 million).

    The Spectre Shooting Brake

    2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith converted to a ‘Spectre’ shooting brake by automotive genius Niels van Roij for sale for 157% more than it originally cost.
    Courting Expletives 2021 – Emma Rivers v Jigsaw Homes Tameside – Extraordinary official civil judgment from the County Court at Manchester packed with expletives sums up the state of once Great Britain; one is simply left wondering if potty mouthed Emma Rivers was trained by the creosoted napkin slapper Dawn Ward.

    Courting Expletives

    Extraordinary official civil judgment from the County Court at Manchester packed with expletives sums up the state of the nation; one is simply left wondering if potty mouthed Emma Rivers was trained by the creosoted napkin slapper Dawn Ward.
    Beecher’s Muck – Far right Jay Beecher supports Ghislaine Maxwell – Ghislaine Maxwell’s latest supporter revealed to be Jay Beecher, a far right-wing political writer and ex-Ukipper with associations to the quite rightly banned-from-Facebook ‘Politicalite’

    Beecher’s Muck

    Ghislaine Maxwell’s latest supporter revealed to be Jay Beecher, a far right-wing political writer and ex-Ukipper with associations to the quite rightly banned-from-Facebook ‘Politicalite’
    Mucky Maxwell & Meddling Madeley – Ghislaine Maxwell apologist Richard Madeley exposed – EXCLUSIVE – Richard Madeley is an apologist for Ghislaine Maxwell suggests ‘The Steeple Times’ and his wife, of course, was an apologist for another sexual abuser, footballer Ched Evans.

    Mucky Maxwell & Meddling Madeley

    EXCLUSIVE – Meddling Richard Madeley is an apologist for Ghislaine Maxwell suggests ‘The Steeple Times’ whilst his wife, of course, was criticised for her views on sexual abusers in 2014.

    Popular Articles From The Past

    Weather

    London
    fog
    5.7 ° C
    6.7 °
    3.9 °
    93 %
    1.5kmh
    40 %
    Wed
    12 °
    Thu
    14 °
    Fri
    14 °
    Sat
    13 °
    Sun
    13 °