Ian Goldenberg – The Interview

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Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did. 

Currently the owner of C.S. Toggery in downtown Newnan. Prior to this, I worked 12 years in corporate with The Nielsen Company.

Best piece of business advice you’ve received. 

The MOST dangerous phrase in the English language is, “That’s the way it’s ALWAYS been done”.

If I had it to do over … 

Be more positive of a person.

You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?

Albums: My music taste reflects my mood at the time. Impossible to pick just 3. Books: Bible, The Great Gatsby, The Odyssey

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know

As a very small child, I performed in The Nutcracker at the Tampa Ballet

You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why?  

Robin Williams (comedy), George Clooney (class), Matthew McConaughey (coolness), Sean Connery (class & coolness times 20), Frank Sinatra (because he’s Frank Sinatra)

Name an as yet unfulfilled dream.

 Travel through Europe

If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be … 

Serving the community as a representative or elected official

Your go-to food. 

Asian

Favorite movies(s):

The Natural, The Godfather Trilogy

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

Your favorite quote and why?

“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” ~ Walt Disney … It applies to all aspects of life

Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished.

I find pleasure that while not always perfect, we have been able to provide service to the community these last 5 ½ years.

What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own?

Be patient and consistent. Also that unfortunately, a handshake, spoken agreement and contract are not all the same.

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