Curiosity Invited

David Bryan

Bio: 
A 50+ year career in the trades, business, and education, has prepared David Bryan to be a curious and eager student of many fields. Dr. Bryan has taught at the middle school, high school, and university levels at various institutions in the United States. In 1995 he co-founded New Roads School, a unique independent school in southern California, where he served as a faculty member, the Founding Head of School and President from 1995 until he left in 2013 to found his own consulting business and teach at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He was the inaugural director of The Center for The Common Good, a joint venture of The Herb Alpert Foundation and New Roads School, to incubate creative innovation in business, education and community partnerships. In addition, Dr. Bryan consults privately with several not-for-profit and for-profit businesses on matters of board and workplace organization, employee training, online education, and generational workplace dynamics. He serves as a director on the board of Motorcar Parts of America, as well as Brave New Films where he chairs the Board Governance Committee. Dr. Bryan received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, an M.S. from the University of California at Los Angeles and a J.D. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Show Time: 
Tuesday 2:00PM - 2:59PM
(PST)
Show Description: 
A video podcast driven by curiosity, inviting open-minded conversations. Tune in and learn something new. Hosted weekly by David Bryan.

Show Archives

November 2022

11/08/2022
Determined to help others in the community avoid the pain and loss he felt, Josiah Citrin speaks candidly about what the loss of his son Augie about the painful loss of his son, Augie as a result of fentanyl poisoning. Like so many who believe they are using a familiar substance, Augie died tragically when he was poisoned by the counterfeit narcotic. Josiah Citin Background: Josiah Citrin is a culinary expert and veteran of Los Angeles’s gourmet dining scene, with more than 25 years of experience. He is a two-star Michelin chef and owner of Santa Monica's highly-acclaimed Mélisse, Charcoal Venice, and Dave’s Doghouse at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles and Indian Wells Tennis Garden. His culinary philosophy, “In Pursuit of Excellence” sets the standard for all of his concepts, whether fine-dining or casual. Citrin discovered his passion for food through his family at an early age, growing up in Santa Monica and Venice with a mother who was a caterer, and a French grandmother who cooked family meals. Their knowledge, combined with his excitement for cooking and business, led him to pursue a culinary career. Citrin moved to Paris to explore his French heritage after graduating from Santa Monica High School, and worked for three years at fine Parisian restaurants Vivarois and La Poste, gaining an understanding of and respect for the rules of traditional French cooking. This invaluable experience taught him both the art and discipline of cooking and fine dining, and formed the definitive basis of his training. He returned to the United States in 1990 and began applying his skills at Los Angeles’ finest restaurants—notably Wolfgang Puck’s celebrated Chinois on Main and then at Granita. After two years, Josiah moved on to join Patina and Pinot Bistro and cooked alongside famed chef and savvy restaurateur Joachim Splichal. Citrin subsequently became chef at Capri restaurant in Venice and Jackson’s in West Hollywood. With a heightened interest in French gastronomy and a spirit for entrepreneurship, Citrin launched JiRaffe in 1996 alongside childhood friend and fellow chef Raphael Lunetta. Selling his interest to JiRaffe to Lunetta in 1999, Citrin pursued his lifelong dream of opening his own fine dining establishment by debuting Mélisse which opened to critical acclaim and has been impressing the culinary world ever since. Citrin’s honors include: Two Stars from Michelin Guide (2007, 2008, 2021), #1 for Top Food in Los Angeles and #1 American-French Restaurant for Food in Los Angeles by Zagat (2013, 2014), “Best Wine List” by LA Weekly (2015), “Top 100 Restaurants in the World” by Elite Traveler (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Five Stars by Forbes Travel Guide (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), “Top Ten New Chefs” by Food & Wine magazine (1997), and “Best Chefs of the Year” by Los Angeles magazine (2012).
11/01/2022
Brent Green is a Los Angeles based horticulturalist and landscape architect, with a lifelong love or plants, trees, gardens and greenscape. In addition to his extraordinarily beautiful residential and commercial landscape projects, Brent has transformed his neighborhood and other communities by planting and caring for trees in what would otherwise be concrete and blacktop streets. Brent's work has been recognized by Sunset Magazine, Architectural Digest, The Los Angeles Time, CBS Sunday Morning, and other media outlets. Tune in and be inspired by this extraordinary change maker! https://www.greenartlandscape.com/ https://www.instagram.com/greenartlan... @greenartlandscapela https://bit.ly/39forH6
11/01/2022
Brent Green is a Los Angeles based horticulturalist and landscape architect, with a lifelong love or plants, trees, gardens and greenscape. In addition to his extraordinarily beautiful residential and commercial landscape projects, Brent has transformed his neighborhood and other communities by planting and caring for trees in what would otherwise be concrete and blacktop streets. Brent's work has been recognized by Sunset Magazine, Architectural Digest, The Los Angeles Time, CBS Sunday Morning, and other media outlets. Tune in and be inspired by this extraordinary change maker! https://www.greenartlandscape.com/ https://www.instagram.com/greenartlan... @greenartlandscapela https://bit.ly/39forH6

October 2022