Zack Honarvar is an entrepreneur and talent manager for Yes Theory. Raised in Toronto, Canada, Zack started his professional career at Shopify, building out their streetwear and men’s fashion divisions.

Aligning with his childhood entrepreneurial mindset, Zack quit his comfortable job to move to Los Angeles in order to start his own management company, One Day Entertainment.

He now works with Yes Theory, one of the biggest and fastest growing YouTube channels in the world.

In this interview, Thane and Zack discuss elements of being an Up and Comer, the unseen reality of creating content, managing vs. leading, childhood influences, and much more. This is a conversation you won’t want to miss!

Show Notes

Yes Theory
Interview with Jon Roberts
Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
The Operator – Thomas King
Conspiracy – Ryan Holiday
Interview with Cody Burkhart
Zack’s Talk at Western University

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“When I think of “up and comer” I think of someone who has an ambition to make something out of themselves that impacts the world in a large way.”  – Zack Honarvar

“In order to create a better world, a more empathetic world, we individually have an obligation to make the best versions of ourselves.”  – Zack Honarvar

“The conversations you should be having are usually very uncomfortable conversations.”  – Zack Honarvar

“Usually the things that we do that are very easy have no substance or depth to them.”  –  Zack Honarvar

“Anything that will be beneficial to us will almost always be uncomfortable in the moment.”  – Thane Ringler

“How you do the little things is how you do everything.”  – Zack Honarvar

“Editing takes a very long time and makes or breaks the content.”  – Zack Honarvar

“Beneath every good story is a strategy and a science.”  – Thane Ringler

“A leader is not someone who just tells someone what to do, but leads through action and inspires action.”  – Zack Honarvar

“Hard work will beat talent when talent fails to work hard.”  – Zack Honarvar

“The thing humans are most prone to is forgetting.”  – Thane Ringler

“We are wrong far more than we are right.”  – Zack Honarvar

“Nothing in life is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ unless we make it so.”  – Zack Honarvar


5:00 – High School Commitment
8:00 – What “Up & Comer” Means to Zack
13:30 – The Purpose / Importance of Discomfort
21:00 – Nature vs. Nurture
24:30 – Growing in Discomfort
27:30 – Yes Theory
39:30 – YouTubers
43:30 – Storytelling
47:30 – Future Growth
50:30 – Purpose Behind Content Creation
53:00 – Zack’s Foundational Why
54:30 – Management vs. Leadership
1:01:00 – Zack’s Dream as a Kid
1:03:30 – Childhood Experiences
1:14:30 – Pivotal Moments in Zack’s Life
1:21:30 – Personal Board of Directors
1:28:30 – Importance of Having a Mentor
1:30:30 – Most Impactful Books
1:35:00 – Belief Zack Wishes Everyone Else Believed
1:38:30 – Cornerstone Habits
1:40:30 – Most Common Self-Talk
1:42:30 – What Class Zack Would Teach
1:46:30 – Morning Text Reminder
1:48:30 – Connect with Zack!