After a brief hiatus, All About You is back with weekly profiles of Louisiana entrepreneurs & creatives!
This week’s All About You is all about Jason Saul. Originally from New York, Jason has lived in Louisiana for nearly a decade. He has a strong multimedia background and considers himself to be extremely community-oriented.
His position as an Underwriter Representative at 89.9 WWNO allows him to build strong relationships with local businesses. He also works as the Creative Director and Operations Manager at Arpent Media.
Here’s how Jason responded to our All About You questions:
What is the most exciting thing you are working on right now?
Our partnership with 89.9 FM, the city’s NPR affiliate. There’s a ton of great projects in the works over there, which will start rolling out over the next few months.
What are you most excited about happening on the Silicon Bayou that you aren’t directly involved in?
The influx of capital is probably the most exciting change happening to the New Orleans business and technology landscapes. This has always been an entrepreneurial ecosystem, in everything from food to music to business, but there’s never been access to funding like there is right now.
If you could win any award in the world, which would you be most proud to possess?
If you were stuck on an elevator for two hours, what one person (dead or alive) would you choose to be stuck with?
IYO, which institution is most due for disruption?
Non-profits / NGO’s
Tell us about your biggest failure.
An incomplete scheduling and budgeting process at our company’s inception really limited our growth, and even our ability to complete some projects. It put us on a strained trajectory that we’re only just now putting behind us.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Read the newspaper or a book… Unless it’s football season!
If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Is there anything better than pizza?
If you could live in any other time period, which would you choose?
I’m not sure there’s a better time to be doing what we do than right now.
The standard superpower dichotomy:
Ignore my smart phone in a single bound.
If you wrote a regular column for Silicon Bayou News what would it be about and what would you name it?
The Weeping Willow Weekly, of course. Alternatively, “An examination of the comprehensive issues facing community-focused small businesses and nonprofits in the metro region.” [Editor’s note: The Weeping Willow is based on a running twitter joke. It isn’t supposed to make sense.]
Can’t get enough of Jason? Follow his comedic tweets @jasonmsaul.