Panelist Profile: Dave Brown of Etsy, Holiday Matinee, and Better Looking Records

We are thrilled to announce that the panel for our next Meetup is made up of four amazingly talented, diverse, creative professionals.

The Failure Method: Why Taking Risks is Important to Being Successful 

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In the weeks leading up to the event we will be profiling the panelists here. We hope that reading just a bit about their backgrounds will get you nice and fired up to see them in person on February 16th.

This week, Dave Brown!

What is your current position?
Social Media Specialist at Etsy
Founder, Creative Director at Holiday Matinee
Co-Founder at Better Looking Records

What are the last three companies you’ve worked with or for?
Ford Motor Company, Zappos, TOMS Shoes

What was the last risk you took (big or small!)?
Had to decide between paying off my car loan or self-publishing my first book.

What are your favorite websites/blogs to read?

If you could describe yourself in one sentence…?
Dave Brown’s obsessed with people, projects and ideas that inspire creativity and promote awesome.

What was most exciting to you about the chance to participate in our panel, The Failure Method: Why Taking Risks is Important to Being Successful?
Taking risks is what it’s all about. When I was 22, I sold my drum kit for gas money and convinced my college roommate to drive me to California so I could start my own business. All I had was forty bucks, a landline and a shit-ton of motivation. Twelve years and plenty of failures later, I’ve worked with some of the most amazing people, companies and bands around – Ford, Zappos, TOMS, W Hotels, Etsy, Death Cab For Cutie, Sigur Ros, Bright Eyes, Jimmy Eat World, Grey’s Anatomy, Nip/Tuck, Californication…

Do you have a question for Dave? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to ask him the night of the event!

We look forward to hearing Dave speak in person on February 16th at 6:30pm at Meetup HQ. For more details about the event and to RSVP, click here.

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About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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