Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a study in contrasts, aren't we all? I'm independent, but
happy being inter-dependent. I'm competitive in business, but
otherwise pretty mellow. I'm a very physical person, but also
interested in the world of ideas; maybe wise, but also prone to
childlike openness and enthusiasm; just as happy to be with people
as to be by myself; love big cities, but also the mountains and
oceans; equally comfortable having a crazy busy schedule or no
schedule at all.
I am instatiably curious and open-minded. I love to travel to see
how others' live, whether that's in the developing world (China,
India, Africa, Vietnam) or the first world (Europe, Australia,
South America). Fortunately, I am able to visit a lot of places as
part of my work, which gives me the opportunity to see behind and
beyond what a tourist would see. One of my favorite things is to
wander around a new city on foot, without a plan, and let the whole
experience just come to me.
I really like helping others succeed and improve their lives by
providing opportunities and support. I have become skeptical of the
value of just giving things to others in need or telling them what
they ought to do. Give a man a fish... remember that? Well, I'm the
guy teaching fishing.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm shifting from doing things myself and leading teams to
mentoring others. As this progression evolves, I have more time and
energy for my kids, my personal interests (cooking, art, music,
scuba, cycling, yoga...) and someone new to share life with.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Asking questions. Getting to the heart of things quickly. Figuring
things out, and fixing things (businesses mainly) that have others
have had problems with.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm more interested in finding out about them than about drawing
attention to myself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - I'm a non-fiction guy: physics (Warped Passages was great),
evolution (The Selfish Gene and subsequent books by Richard
Dawkins), economics (Irrational Exuberance, The (Mis)Behavior of
Markets), history (Team of Rivals), and how we think (Nudge).
Movies - The Godfather I & II, Casablanca, movies with twists
at the end (The Sixth Sense, The Usual Suspects), Juno, and movies
with great music (The Blues Brothers, O Brother Where Art
Shows - Don't watch TV much at all (except for NBA & NCAA
Music - Jazz, especially soulful stuff like Keith Jarrett's Koln
Concert and Miles Davis Kind of Blue. Blues, especially the
classics and old guys still goin strong like John Lee Hooker. Rap:
Eminem's the best lyricist but Jay Z is the whole package.
Classical: Beethovan's 9th is the best thing in the world, and I'm
drawn to intriguing interpretations like Il Giardino Armonico's
Four Seasons. World, especially latin.
Food - Practically anything that's fresh and flavorful. When I
travel, I try the local specialties - always interesting! Strangest
pleasant surprise - grasshoppers can be very tasty, like earthy
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. New things to learn about
2. Engaging, open conversation
4. Experiencing interesting art (including music)
5. Good fresh food
6. A convertible
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The future, and what I can do to make it just a little bit better
for those close to me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There is no typical Friday night (or any night) for me. Is there
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Ah, a question only answered in person...
You should message me if
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You are curious and open-minded; like music, art, travel, food
& wine; and are not looking to move quickly. If you have
something new to bring to me (and I'm sure you do), and are open to
new things I can bring to you, then message away!
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