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Marketing Matters: September 18, 2019

Hosts Americus Reed and Barbara Kahn are joined by Andrew Chung (Founder & CEO, Innovo Property Group), Kwame A. Appiah (Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University), and Lee Thompson (Co-Founder, FlashPack) on the Wednesday, September 18, 2019 edition of Marketing Matters.

Air Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Lee Thompson

Air Time: 5:00 pm
Featuring: Lee Thompson

Kwame Anthony Appiah

Air Time: 5:30 pm
Featuring: Kwame A. Appiah

Andrew Chung

Air Time: 6:00 pm
Featuring: Andrew Chung

Featured Guests

Lee Thompson

Co-Founder, FlashPack

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As a photojournalist with 14-years experience, Lee Thompson’s career took him across the globe. Fuelled by a passion for adventure, he had the unique opportunity to discover hidden parts of the world that tourists just don’t get to see.

When he met co-founder Radha Vyas on a first date in 2012, they instantly connected over a shared love of travel, and a frustration for the lack of appealing options for people their age – which sparked an idea. In 2014, the pair (now married) launched Flash Pack, the only group travel company that connects independent-minded solo travelers in their 30s and 40s on life-affirming adventures across the world.

From war zones to major sporting events, Thompson has visited over 100 countries. This experience has enabled him to grow the Flash Pack brand amongst an audience of like-minded travellers, and deliver truly unique adventures.

In less than five years, the business has experienced 300% year-on-year growth, built a global community, offers 65 unique adventures across the world, and has been valued at over $35M.

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Kwame A. Appiah

Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University

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Kwame Anthony Akroma-Ampim Kusi Appiah was born in London (where his Ghanaian father was a law student) but moved as an infant to Ghana, where he grew up. His father, Joseph Emmanuel Appiah, a lawyer and politician, was also, at various times, a Member of Parliament, an Ambassador, and a President of the Ghana Bar Association. His mother, the novelist and children’s writer, Peggy Appiah, whose family was English, was active in the social, philanthropic and cultural life of Kumasi. Their marriage, in 1953, was widely covered in the international press, because it was one of the first “inter-racial society weddings” in Britain, and is said to have been one of the inspirations for the film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

In 1970, Appiah’s great-uncle, Otumfuo Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, was succeeded by his uncle, Otumfuo Nana Poku Ware II, as king of Ashanti. Kwame Anthony Appiah’s three younger sisters Isobel, Adwoa, and Abena, were born in Ghana. As a child, he also spent a good deal of time in England, staying with his grandmother, Dame Isobel Cripps, widow of the English statesman Sir Stafford Cripps. (Cripps was Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, or Minister of Finance, and was also involved in negotiating the terms for Indian independence.)

Professor Appiah was educated at the University Primary School at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi; at Ullenwood Manor, in Gloucestershire, Port Regis and Bryanston Schools, in Dorset; and, finally, at Clare College, Cambridge University, in England, where he took both BA and PhD degrees in the philosophy department. His Cambridge dissertation explored the foundations of probabilistic semantics, bringing together issues in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. Once revised, these arguments were published by Cambridge University Press as Assertion and Conditionals. Out of that first monograph grew a second book, For Truth in Semantics, which dealt with Michael Dummett’s defenses of semantic anti-realism.

Since Cambridge, he has taught at Yale, Cornell, Duke, and Harvard universities and lectured at many other institutions in the United States, Germany, Ghana, and South Africa, as well as at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. From 2002 to 2013 he was a member of the Princeton University faculty, where he had appointments in the Philosophy Department and the University Center for Human Values, as well as being associated with the Center for African American Studies, the Programs in African Studies and Translation Studies, and the Departments of Comparative Literature and Politics. In January 2014 he took up an appointment as Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University, where he teaches both in New York and in Abu Dhabi, and at other NYU global centers.
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Andrew Chung

Founder & CEO, Innovo Property Group

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Andrew Chung founded Innovo Property Group (“IPG”) in 2015. Prior to starting IPG, Andrew Chung was a Partner at The Carlyle Group in the U.S. Real Estate Fund. He served as head of the New York office for the Real Estate Fund for 10 years. Mr. Chung is currently a member of the Advisory Board for NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. He was also honored by ranking in the New York Observer’s “Power 100: The Most Powerful People in NY Real Estate” in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Mr. Chung graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Economics.
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