Denver: We’re going to play Take 5 with David Linde, the CEO of Participant. Are you ready, David?
David: I’m ready.
Denver: What is today’s most underreported story?
David: The truth about “forever chemicals.”
Denver: What is something you believe that other people think is just insane?
David: I believe in the perspective of film directors.
Denver: Name some organization or person that you have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for.
David: The Equal Justice Initiative and Bryan Stevenson.
Denver: What is the most important thing that makes for a healthy organizational culture?
David: Realizing that sometimes you’re definitely wrong.
Denver: What have you changed your mind about in the last 10 years, and why?
David: I work in a business where if I don’t change my mind every day, then I’m going to be in real trouble.
Denver: If you were to pick up a magazine to read, what would that be?
David: The Economist.
Denver: What do you wish people would be more open and honest about?
David: Each other.
Denver: If you’re going to start your career all over again and do something completely different and away from this field, what would that be?
David: I would play Left Halfback for the Tottenham Hotspur.
Denver: What is your superpower?
David: My wife.
Denver: What is something, whether this is related to your work or not, that you’re exceptionally excited about right now?
David: The power of change.
Denver: Is there one thing you really wish you more fully understood?
Denver: What is something about you that very few other people know?
David: I grew up in Eugene, Oregon.
Denver: Given the choice of anyone famous in the world, dead or alive, that you could invite over for dinner, who would that be?
David: Rob Bilott.
Denver: What is the best constructive criticism you’ve ever received?
David: When you’re in a meeting, look around the room. Don’t just look at the people who are talking.
Denver: What is the biggest misconception people have about you?
David: That I’m a Hollywood insider.
Denver: What’s the last thing you taught yourself to do?
David: Use social media intelligently.
Denver: What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?
David: Your story is only just beginning.
Denver: And finally, do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?
David: I don’t.