Today, we are interviewing Andy Manaras,  @andymanaras on instagram –  a 28 year old entrepreneur from Montreal. He spends his time building brands, travelling the world and networking.  Micanan, Outro and Smoke Show are the companies that he is currently involved with; manufacturing, tech and food, respectively.

 

  • Question: If you could choose 1 car forever, which one would it be?
Andy: Hard question, but that would have to be a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
Its not a sports car, but its great in winter, off road, water, you can take the top off, remove the doors and go on adventures.
Pretty much is the best all around car I can think of!
But if it was a sports car, it would have to be a Porsche GT3
(Andy´s cars and house via Instagram)
  •  Question: How were you as a student?
Andy: Terrible. Not because I wasn’t smart, but because I simply didn’t like to study topics that did not interest me. Back then, and still today, I never did something I didn’t want to do, regardless of the consequences.
  • Question: What is the worst advice you see or hear given in your trade or area of expertise?
Andy: Do whatever you gotta do to make a dollar. That makes me sick and it causes people do drop every last bit of pride they have to do anything to chase money. All those people end up totally miserable, even if they end up getting the cash.
(Via instagram) 

 

  • Question: What would the closest person in your life say if I asked them, ‘What is the one characteristic that they totally dig about you, and the one that drives them insane?
Andy: That I really don’t give a f***. When I have my mind on something, I just do it. I don’t ask, I don’t tell. I just get up and go and make it happen every single time.
One that drives them insane… well, probably the same thing as above. I do things without thinking of consequence and it makes people freak out. They’re always afraid I’ll mess up, go broke, or something bad will happen. I never worry. I’m afraid of nothing!
  • Question: What are you most likely to become famous for?

Andy: Right now, creating beautiful, unique cars and shipping them all over the world. Later, my crazy restaurant concepts that I will bring to life.

  
(Via instagram)

 

  • Question: What are your main businesses? Which  one are you the most passionate about?
Andy: I just sold 2 of my businesses in the last 3 years. Both in manufacturing. I’ve got 2 other companies right now I’m currently invested in. One in food and one in Tech. But the one I’m most passionate about is the Drive With Dray company I’m building at the moment. Because its all me, and encompasses everything I love all blended into one thing.
  • Question: What is your motto for life?
Andy: My old motto was ‘’stop dreaming start doing’’ but it became over used and cheesy. Now I just steal Nike’s slogan.

JUST FUCKIN DO IT – AM

(Andy Manaras via Instagram)