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The Essential List

The Essential List: Patrick Scissons

The former global CCO of KBS is back in Canada and readying to launch a digital innovation and product startup - find out what makes him tick

The Essential List: Patrick Scissons

Canadian Patrick Scissons is the former CCO of Grey Canada and global CCO of KBS (which just this week merged with Forsman and Bodenfors). Right now though, we hear he’s primed and readied to launch a new digital innovation and product startup. We don’t have full details yet but we’re eager to get the lowdown on his latest venture when it drops. 

Born and raised in the northern Canadian province of Saskatchewan - where winter temperatures drop to a face-shattering -40°C - it’s no surprise that Patrick has his eye on the Mediterranean climes of Corsica for his next vacation. 

Get to know more in his Essential List below! 


o Place of birth: Saskatchewan. (Hard to pronounce. Easy to draw)

o Hometown: Saskatoon+Vancouver+Toronto+Brooklyn so far
o Staycation: Lil’ Whiskey Bay, Lake of Bays, Muskoka. Ontario

o Vacation: Thinking Corsica for the next one

o Pet: Munsterlander, “Daisy”. Never met a tennis ball she didn’t like

o Place of work: NYC-Toronto corridor right now 
o Place of workout: Basement. 6:07-6:59am
o Side project: Bad luck to mention before finished
o Mode of transport: Fords (Past: 1966 Ford Galazie Conv. / Present: 2014 Ford F150 King Ranch) 

o Bonus travel essential: Four to six black binder clips


o Artist: David Hockney 
o Musician: Neil Young, Max Richter, Tragically Hip, ‘90s Hip-Hop

o Commercials / music video director: Tim Godsall  
o Film director: Bennett Miller
o Photographer: Dr. E.H. Scissons (=dad)
o Film: “There are rich teams and there are poor teams then there’s 50 feet of crap..and then there’s us.” - Moneyball 
o Series: Watching 1980s Spiderman on YouTube with my little man. ‘Horn of the Rhino’ 

o Commercial: ‘I feel pretty’. Timeless. Timely 

o Music Video: U2 ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’. The original ambient stunt 

o Video Game: Old school Tecmo Bowl. The only place I can get Dan Marino to win a Bowl game

o Board Game: Monopoly  
o Book: ‘Shoe Dog’ right now
o Podcast: Tim Ferris
o Newspaper (off or online): Just one? Love this media bias graph:

o Magazine: FastCo
o Bonus Culture Essential: After-hours night tours at the Met in NYC. All of the art. None of the tourists

Food and Drink

o Breakfast: Hard-boiled eggs X2 + smoothie
o Cheap bite: The Burger’s Priest, Queen East, Toronto

o Working lunch: Blue Ribbon Sushi, Soho, NYC
o Favourite Dish: Steak. Friday night. Lil’ Whiskey Bay. (see above)
o Snack: Dill Pickle potato chips
o Guilty Pleasure: Same (see above)
o Bar: Metlen Hotel, Montana. Buy it now for a cool mil

o Booze: Herradura Reposado on the rocks
o Not Booze: Milk with ice
o Bonus Food: Fish day Fridays @ Whole Foods
o Bonus Beverage: Pilsner


o Phone: iPhone
o Computer: MacBook Pro, lightly bruised
o TV: Netflix + Apple + Slice + Amazon Prime Video
o Headphones: Beats
o Camera:  iPhone
o Soundsystem: Multiple JBL Portable Charge speakers
o Pen / pencil: Pen
o Where you document an idea: paper: Moleskine / digital: Apple Notes
o Casual Clothing: 2x black V T-shirts ready to go at any time
o Smart Clothing: 2x white-collar dress shirts ready to go at any time
o Footwear: adidas Men's Pureboost DPR (orange)

o Watch: Tissot T-Touch (yes, orange again)

o App: Hotel Tonight, SeatGeek, Invision, Apple Wallet
o Website: BigThink  
o Digital work tool: Microsoft Teams
o Analogue work tool: JJ Bean Dark Roast
o Morning grooming / makeup essential: Ice cold face cloths
o Bonus Kit Essential: Always cinnamon roll packing, never fold

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