When I host dinner parties at my house, I like to bring together complementary people whose interests and expertise may have some overlap, but who will also bring new insight and perspective to the group. I’m a strong believer in the wisdom of the group, and I like bringing those groups together. I also like bringing together these curated groups because I hate small talk and want each person to bring their uniqueness and authenticity to share with the rest of us. That way everyone leaves my dinner parties feeling like they’ve nourished their minds as well as their bodies.

It was at one of these dinners that I hosted on September 12, 2015, that Ryan and Leonard first met. I wanted to have a dinner for the rising entrepreneurial stars, ...

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