05Nov/16

New York Post Article : Meet the ex-nerd who invites total strangers to dinner

How does one prepare for life as a pal to the rich, famous and influential? For Jon Levy, it was the indignity of being the least popular kid in his junior high school class.“Nobody wanted to sit next to me,” said Levy, 36, who attended Abraham Joshua Heschel School on the Upper West Side. “I was into computers and comic books at a time when it was not cool. But I also had a willingnessRead More…

04Nov/16

Inside Hook Interview: The Most Epic Night of Your Life Starts Here

You’ve heard a lot of half-truths and outright lies this season. So as you head out tonight for some well-deserved fun, let’s examine another one: “Nothing good happens after 2 a.m.” Wrong. In fact, exceptional things happen after 2 a.m. That’s the premise of The 2 A.M. Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure, a new book by Jon Levy that guides you toward a more exotic life. Read the full story here.

02Nov/16

Forbes Video : Do You Take Enough Risks? Probably Not

Should you play in the traffic? Probably not. That’s not risky, it’s stupid. Likewise, going mountaineering without being physically fit, or without the right equipment/training is idiotic. But not all risks are created equal. Some are worth taking. In fact, if you aren’t taking some risks then you aren’t likely to realize your true potential. While that may be obvious to many people on an intellectual level, fewer and fewer people seem willing to takeRead More…

01Nov/16

EXTRA PACK OF PEANUTS PODCAST : THE SCIENCE OF ADVENTURE WITH JON LEVY

Nothing good happens after 2 am – except the most epic experiences of your life! Jon Levy explains how, by using science (yes, SCIENCE!) he went from being a nerd – before nerds were cool – to spending Thanksgiving at Kiefer Sutherland’s house, hosting dinner parties for some of the world’s most interesting people, and narrowly escaping death while running with the bulls. His new book, The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of AdventureRead More…

01Nov/16

Vogue Article: There’s Actually a Science Behind Planning an Exciting Vacation—Here are the Secrets

Whether you are the type who plans out a detailed itinerary months before your trip or your fly by the seat of your pants once you arrive, there’s one thing just about every traveller has in common: a sense of adventure. It’s why people jet-set in the first place—they’re looking to have new, mind-expanding experiences they’ll remember (and talk about) for the rest of their lives. Read the full article here.

01Nov/16

CNBC Article: These four words can help you become a better entrepreneur

Jon Levy was, by his own admission, a painfully awkward, geeky kid. He was big into science and computers well before it was cool. “Back then, I would watch ‘Star Trek,’ play on my computer, kind of be into science. But back in the ’90s, there were no dot com billionaires, there were no iPhones, there were no mainstream superhero movies,” says Levy. He is now 36, and he wore a not-at-all geeky man bunRead More…

01Nov/16

CNBC Article : 4 steps to living a more adventurous life and becoming a better entrepreneur

Jon Levy was, by his own admission, a painfully awkward, geeky kid. He was big into science and computers well before it was cool. “Back then, I would watch ‘Star Trek,’ play on my computer, kind of be into science. But back in the ’90s, there were no dot com billionaires, there were no iPhones, there were no mainstream superhero movies,” says Levy. He is now 36, and he wore a not-at-all geeky man bunRead More…

01Nov/16

Obeserver Article : The Story of How Kiefer Sutherland (Accidentally) Invited Me to His Thanksgiving

I have spent close to a decade traveling the world studying what causes people to live fun, and exciting lives. In the process I discovered The EPIC Model of adventure, a four-stage processes every adventure goes through. In my new book, The 2 AM Principle: Discover The Science of Adventure, I combine scientific research and outrageous stories ranging from getting crushed by a bull in Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls, to convincing the Duty FreeRead More…

27Oct/16

Fortune Article: What the Polar Plunge and Running of the Bulls Taught Me About Success

The more diverse your experiences, the more original you’ll be. July 7, 2013: Pamplona, Spain: A bull entering the stadium after the Running of the Bulls misses its jump and crushes me.I think I’ve been paralyzed. Fortunately, after six months of agonizing physical therapy, I’m left with only mild back pain. December 17, 2015: It’s zero degrees and I’m running down a rocky beach, throwing myself headfirst into the waters of Antarctica in an attemptRead More…