60 Second CEO: Jay Shapiro of AppMakr

2 min read · 7 years ago


Ken Rutkowski of Business Rockstars rapid fire interviews entrepreneurial CEOs in one minute for the series The 60 Second CEO.

Here’s Jay Shapiro, CEO of AppMakr.

KR: How many hours of sleep do you get a night?

JS: Four.

KR: Four. Who’s your favorite entrepreneur?

JS: Bill Gross from Idealab.

KR: Interesting. What’s the last thing that you do before you go to bed?

JS: It’s going to sound cheesy. I like at my wife and I’m thankful for all the things that happened…

KR: It’s not cheesy at all – it’s awesome. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

JS: I spend time with my kids, get them off to school and then start making lists.

KR: Making lists?

JS: I’m a compulsive list maker.

KR: What’s your favorite animal?

JS: The slow loris.

KR: I don’t even know what that is! What rule do you live by?

JS: Ummm. If you’re not living on the edge you are taking up too much space.

KR: On a scale of one to ten how do you rank yourself as being weird?

JS: 11.

KR:  (Laughs). How do you describe yourself with one word? Just one word?

JS:  (pause) Flexible.

KR: What is your biggest achievement?

JS: Umm. The livelihood I’ve created for hundreds of families in the employees of the companies I’ve started over the years.

KR: I like that a lot. OK. What is your favorite movie or TV show?

JS: (whispers) I don’t watch TV (louder) I don’t even have a TV, how’s that for embarrassing?

KR: last one – what is your favorite brand?

JS: (buzzer sounds) That’s a really tough one. OK, OK, I was impressed by Nissan just this week.

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