What are you most proud of in business / privately?
In both cases, on the people who surround me. In the business sense on co-workers, their momentum and personality traits that make us a great team. In the private sense on my closest ones who understand my work and my frequent absence.
Life wisdom / motto?
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. (James Keller)
Where are you going to spend this year’s holiday?
Probably not far away, even though I have not thought about it yet. Surely, this will be peaceful vacation, intended for relaxation. Usually with my partner we decide about the destination spontaneously, without much planning.
What was your favourite vacation?
Turkey 2011. Not so much because of location, but more because of the company and adventures, that happened on the trip. Well, turkish culture and turkish inhabitants were also an important part of it.
Where would you go if there were no time and financial constraints?
Probably on some road trip across Latin America. I like adventures, which take place on the road. It is when it is necessary to improvise; that way »stories for our grandchildren« are born.
What is your favourite indoor / outdoor activity?
Indoor I like to see some documentary and spend time with loved ones. Outdoor I particularly like cycling and walks with my partner. Also skiing since I stepped on skis for the first time recently. They say it’s never too late …
What is your favourite dish and restaurant (anywhere in the world)?
I have no favorite food nor a favourite restaurant, because I know several excellent ones. About food I am simply an omnivore who likes to experiment and try everything. Finally, the cuisine in our business is very important, so we have to be open to new ideas.
What is your favourite gadget?
Definitely the phone. Even on the beach and almost in the sea, it must always be at my fingertips.
Which song do you most often play on your iPod?
I do not have an iPod, so I most often play songs in the car on the way to / from work. In mornings I most often play more subdued songs, in the afternoon, the player is many times also louder.
Which part of the day and of the week is your favourite?
Afternoon time, because then I manage to do most of the work and my productivity is at the peak. Among days I would choose the second half of the week.
What is your favourite mode of transport?
Car. Like my father, I am also a very passionate driver myself, so I probably have this in the blood.
If you could return to the past or hurry to the future, how old would you like to be? Why?
Hmm … tough question, because every period has its pluses and minuses. At this point, I would probably like to be a bit older, say slightly over 10 years. However, I know that, at that time the answer would be exactly the opposite!
Why? There is no special reason, I just feel like that.
If you could witness any event in history which one would you choose?
There are several, but I would choose the discovery of America in the year 1492. It would be interesting to experience the feeling of discovery of something new, without exact knowledge of where exactly you are. I think that today we can not even imagine what the world without urbanisation and without human interventions in nature is like.
What was the best party you have attended?
Related to the previous question about the favourite vacation.
The last film, book, concert?
Last I saw the co-production film Parade. I happened to come across it a few days ago on TV and then I watched it. A while ago it was recommended to me. The last book I read was Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, while I rarely attend concerts. They are usually open-air concerts in the summer.
What fantasy character would you be?
I have never really thought about it. Maybe Road Runner, because I always hurry somewhere? ;)
What have you learned last week?
How to tie a tie in four different ways.