Successful Greek-Americans from all across the West Coast are being featured in a new YouTube series titled “Learn From the Greeks“.
New Webseries Learn From the Greeks
The webcast began as a collaboration between the Public Diplomacy Office of the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles and the Office of Economic and Commercial Affairs of the Consulate General of Greece in San Francisco.
Every Monday, a new video is posted featuring various experts. From academics and entertainment to the world of business, “Learn From the Greeks” features successful Greek men and women from a variety of disciplines.
Guests speak to audiences about the unique challenges of their field and how they arrived at their success. They also talk about how their Greek heritage has inspired and helped them.
Learn From the Greeks Guests
A previous episode featured Yorgos Karamihos talking about the world of theater and entertainment. Karamihos has several film and TV credits in Greece, the UK and the US. Most recently he was in the hit series “The Durrells”.
Ultramarathon runner, endurance athlete and author Dean Karnazes has also been featured on the webcast. The show has also featured several startup founders, including Jon Vlachogiannis, an entrepreneur and angel investor.
Vlachogiannis founded the data company Bugsense with only $100k, turning it into the largest in its field. He is currently the CEO of the wealth management startup company AngelRisk.
The series aims to not only highlight accomplished Greeks, but also enlighten audiences about Greek culture and heritage through experts in the field. The academics interviewed include Sharon Gerstel, a Professor of Byzantine Art and Archaeology at UCLA.
Eva Prionas, a Lecturer of Modern Greek Language, Literature and Culture at Stanford University, also lends her knowledge to the series.
Some who have successfully brought quality Greek food and products to the US are also featured, including John Williams Margaritakis, the owner of the wildly successful Go Greek yogurt bar chain, is on Episode 11.
The show provides a great learning opportunity for many seeking to not only learn about different fields and keys to success, but also for those seeking to become inspired by other members of the Greek diaspora to pursue their own dreams after a difficult year.
Thirteen episodes of Learn From the Greeks have been uploaded in total so far. Check out the YouTube channel to keep up to date on new episodes.