Today we are interviewing Patrice Meignan @patmeignan on Instagram – CEO and founder of The Arsenale (www.thearsenale.com) , publisher of the Intersection Magazine, Motion Expert, Art Director, Brand Builder, Global Disrupter, F1 Drivers Coach & FormulaE Lifestyle Ingenior. 

Question: What important truth do very few people agree with you on?

Patrice: I have lived on the fast lane during all my life but at 30 years old, my car went out of the Road and I get sucked on the side for more than 10 months on an hospital bed like dead.

Out of this chaotic period I got back stronger and better decided to follow the right lane , embracing my passion for movement and bringing with me all my team and family with more love than they can imagine. I like to be the train driver and share my energy with all my copilots. 

Question: What is something that you would never travel without?

Patrice: I spend 230 days on the road traveling from Miami to Bali, Hong Kong to Paris, Moscow, Tokyo, LA.
I have my set ready to go all the time and this one never changed during the last 10 years –10 pieces always with me. Some tech gears, one black outfit and one book.

Question: What are the biggest tech trends that you see defining the future?

Patrice: I am a tech native and a digital Nerd but I do truly think that the biggest trend will be the big disconnection. We will arrive at a climax point where the real chic will be the unplug.
It’s not for tomorrow.

Question: What’s something that will always be in fashion, no matter how much time passes?

 Patrice: Fashion is per essence something in the time, a concept already dated, so it’s hard to define what is or not fashion.
Fashion is linked to era, people… I am passionate about The Art of Costume and have done a lot of research on that. I am deeply interested about the art of urban dissimulation, The Army style and tech gears which from ages helps the travelers and conquerors to fight the elements. 


Question: What is your favorite documentary or movie?

Patrice: Drive, Rush, Thelma and Louise, Christine, Crash, Bullit are my favorite movies on the roads…

Question: How ambitious are you?

Patrice: Ambition is a simple concept of putting your objectives in perspective with your Capacities. It is an axis between a X and a Y and you are free to adjust the variables and to put you as a cross on theses axes. It’s just as simple as that. 
The Sky is the limit and I am pretty often flying in the sky …

Question: What is your motto for life? 

Patrice: Always on the Fast lane.

 

Today we are interviewing the entrepreneur, investor Lucien Ndabagera @lucienndabagera on Instagram – Born in Burundi, Lucien grew up in France (Bretagne), and now lives between Monaco, Dubai and Miami.   The 24 year old entrepreneur has a  few businesses, mostly to buy and rent some private jets, yachts and hyper cars.

Question: How did you get involved in the yacht, private jet and hyper cars business?   

Lucien: Few years ago I started with nothing, it was really hard because I was broke and young with big dreams, many people told me no when I wanted to collaborate with them but step by step I find some good people with my good vibes, so I started to find some owners and rent some super cars in Paris then I started to find some clients for sale some cars and i sold my first classic car ( Ferrari Dino ) then rent and sold some little yachts in the French Riviera then i discover the private jet industry with the smallest (citation mustang).

 

Question: What is something that everyone should do before dying?

Lucien: Everyone should never give up on their dreams.

Question: What is your definition of luxury?

Lucien: Luxury is not easy to define. Luxury meaning exclusiveness.
For me, it’s being able to see my family every month doesn’t matter if I’m 10,000km from them.

Question: What is the worst advice you see or hear given in your trade or area of expertise?

Lucien: Stay in your comfort zone and don’t take risks

Question: What do you wish you had known about business … years ago?

Lucien: Quality over quantity.

Question: What one question can you ask someone to find out the most about them?

Lucien: What makes you happy in your life?

Question: What is your motto for life? 

Lucien: Always stay positive and stay away from those people with a NEGATIVE mindset, those who talk BAD all the time because they carry with them a negative VIBE.

 

Today, we are interviewing the night club legend Antonio Ierone @Antonio_Jimmyz on instagram – the manager of the exclusive night club Jimmyz in Monaco frequented by VIPS and world known celebrities. 

  • 1- On a scale of existential crisis to living the dream how’s life going?

Antonio: My life at moment it’s worded full with a beautiful woman and an incredible son.

  • 2- How did you get into the nightclub business?

Antonio: I’ve been bartender for many years doing also international cocktails competition, and one day a client asked me to run his place and after many years.. Jimmy’z club came to ask me to work with the company.

 

  • 3- What was the maximum amount that a client of yours spent in a night

Antonio: It is never enough. (laughs) 

  • 4- What cannot be missed in a party?

Antonio: Champagne and beautiful women. 

Jimmyz club in Monaco 

 

  • 5- What other businesses do you have, or want to pursue in the near future?

Antonio: No business at moment.

  • 6- What has become more important to you in the last few years and what has become less important?

Antonio: The born of my son.  

(Antonio and his son) 
  • 7- What is your motto for life?

Enjoy it because it is too short.. 

(Antonio Ierone (jimmyz) and his wife)

Today, we are interviewing the one and only Fidel Cavalli @fidelioCavalli on instagram – American – Lebanon born business man and bon-vivant who lives in Dubai and California. Fidelio is a connoisseur of fine living and has spent the majority of his life surrounded by an elite circle.

  • Question: When do you feel truly “alive”?

Fidel: When I am around my true friends. 

  • Question: What is your definition of luxury?

Fidel: Comfort is true luxury for me.

  • Question: What has become more important to you in the last few years and what has become less important?

Fidel: My health is more important and being around negative people is less important. 

(Fidel with his good friend Mohammed Al Habtoor)
  • 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?

Fidel: That I am a true friend. The one thing that drives them insane is the way I order my food.

  • Question: What was the most memorable gift you’ve received?

Fidel: My son Alex. 

(Fidel with his son Alex – via instagram) 

 

  • Question:Are you living the lifestyle that you always wanted? How would your younger self feel if it knew what you have achieved?

 

Fidel: I always lived a lifestyle that everyone wanted. I guess yes, my younger self would salute me. 

(Fidel Cavalli via Instagram)
  • Question: What is your motto for life?
  • My motto in life is Peace and Love – Live and Let live.             

 -Fidel Cavalli 

(Fidel Cavalli via instagram)

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)