Dan Granger: Founder & CEO, Oxford Road

Dan Granger has teamed with countless “unicorn” companies as the CEO and founder of Oxford Road, a leading ad agency and adtech developer that works with slam-dunk TV, radio and podcast advertisements for some of the country’s biggest shows.

My Goal of the Day: Proactively drive one key project forward. Get beyond reactivity.

My Thought of the Day: You cannot complete every task on your list. Prioritize and be content with good work on as many tasks as you can, then unplug and rest your mind.

My Action of the Day: Add value to the performance or scale efforts of one of our clients.

What do you love most about Your City?

The hustle. The ambition. The possibilities it represents.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Breakfast is rare, but if I’m being fancy, anything at The Polo Lounge

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Heading to meet my Trainer.

10:00 AM – Meeting with Direct Reports.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

Salad at my desk. That’s where the magic happens.

7:00 PM - Email, or wrapping meetings that didn’t get finished during day.

11:00 PM – Bed

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

A lot of water by day. If I’m drinking on a school night, it’s usually a bourbon – Blanton’s preferably. Neat.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

To function: Gmail, Calendar, Notes, Waze

To learn: Blinkist, Audible, Kindle, Podcast.

Instagram: The Onion. It’s everything.

What should everyone try at least once?

Writing a handwritten thank you card to everyone you care about.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Manhattan. Something for everyone. Every door is a portal to a new world.

My Deed of the Day: Give one person sincere, genuine praise.

My Tip of the Day: Get your head out of the weeds and smell the roses. Easier said than done.

My Pic of the Day: