Kate Sullivan taking a stroll and chatting with Kevin Kwan in "To Dine for with Kate Sullivan."

Kevin Kwan, Best-Selling Author

Born into an incredibly wealthy Singaporean family, Kevin Kwan came to the United States to attend college in Houston. His life took many different creative roads before he was inspired to pen the book, "Crazy Rich Asians" based on his family's life back in Singapore. The New York Times best-selling novel became a cultural phenomenon and the first movie starring an all Asian cast in 25 years. Kevin was named by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. Over garlic noodles at Beverly Hills restaurant Crustacean, Kevin talks about the roots of creativity, the long road to success and what kind of impact Kevin hopes to make in the future.

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  • 2020-06-07T17:30:00-07:00
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Sara Blakely, Inventor and CEO

With 5,000 dollars and a simple idea, Sara Blakely invented a product that would change the fashion industry forever. As the Inventor and CEO of Spanx, Sara became the youngest self-made Billionaire in the world. With no fashion experience and no business degree, her story of grit, persistence, and problem solving is one of the most interesting business stories of our time. Over artfully prepared sushi and sashimi at Umi in Atlanta, Sara tells us how she did it and how she is paving the way for a new generation of female inventors and entrepreneurs.

  • 2020-05-31T17:30:00-07:00
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Kevin Kwan, Best-Selling Author

Born into an incredibly wealthy Singaporean family, Kevin Kwan came to the United States to attend college in Houston. His life took many different creative roads before he was inspired to pen the book, "Crazy Rich Asians" based on his family's life back in Singapore. The New York Times best-selling novel became a cultural phenomenon and the first movie starring an all Asian cast in 25 years. Kevin was named by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.

  • 2020-06-07T17:30:00-07:00
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M. Night Shyamalan, Director

As writer and director of blockbuster hit movies such as "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable," Night has been able to hone the craft of "scaring the living daylights" of moviegoers with his suspenseful and often terrifying flicks. He has undoubtedly reached careers highs and dramatic career lows. At his favorite restaurant in Philadelphia acclaimed restaurant Vetri Cucina, Night dishes on how to stay on the creative cutting-edge and what he hopes his legacy is in life and film.

  • 2020-06-14T14:30:00-07:00
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Gitanjali Rao, Inventor

At the age of just 11 years old, Gitanjali dreamed up a solution to a problem many had overlooked. Inspired by watching the news coverage of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, Gitanjali invented a water treatment device that Flint residents could use in their homes to see if their water is safe. This invention has won her numerous national and international awards and accolades. Over Mexican comfort food, Gitanjali shares the basics of innovation and creativity and inspires us all to look more closely at big world problems in a more resourceful way.

  • 2020-06-21T14:30:00-07:00
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