One minute with … Nick Farnhill

One minute with … Nick Farnhill

Guest
Nick Farnhill, CEO at Publicis Poke
Published
January 2020

We spent a minute with Publicis Poke CEO Nick Farnhill. Watch to learn about the surprising object he keeps on his desk — and the theme that’s guided his career.

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Interviewer: If you hadn’t chosen this career path, what do you think you’d be doing right

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now?

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Nick Farnhill: A chef.

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Interviewer: What do you like to cook?

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Nick Farnhill: Anything.

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Interviewer: Who are you?

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Nick Farnhill: My name is Nick Farnhill.

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I’m CEO of Publicis Poke.

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Interviewer: Why do you love your line of work?

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Nick Farnhill: I like making things.

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Interviewer: What has been the theme of your career?

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Nick Farnhill: Always being incredibly curious about what’s coming up.

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Interviewer: What is your professional mantra?

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Nick Farnhill: Always be optimistic.

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Interviewer: What would I be surprised to find on your desk?

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Nick Farnhill: I have a world record for the world’s longest horse race, and there’s

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a trophy that says that.

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Interviewer: Did you win?

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Nick Farnhill: I was fifth.

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Interviewer: Which industry topic doesn’t get talked about enough?

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Nick Farnhill: Sustainability.

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Interviewer: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

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Nick Farnhill: Skateboarding.

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Interviewer: And, last question, what is the best professional wisdom anyone’s ever given

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you?

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Nick Farnhill: To be open to distraction, because you never know where it will take

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you.

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