34Munich, Germany
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My self-summary
"All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it."
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to figure out how to kill the next 50-odd years.
Laying the foundations of a great career, or alcoholism, whatever comes first. Done studying Economics at St. Gallen and Warwick, worked out like a SOB, done with the PhD in Munich (Money for nothing and the chicks for free, basically (and wishful thinking, obviously)), but at least I was getting paid for 3 more years of boredom.
After two years in a job remotely related to economics which forced me to ignore everything I learned in the last 8 years about scientific standards, I've moved back to Munich to ignore scientific standards for a 50% higher salary in a consulting company. "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
After failing at becoming a Lufthansa HON Circle member by taking only short haul flights within 1.5 years, I decided to quit and work for the richest man on Earth.
I’m really good at
Writing economic papers in a Paradise Lost style which then get censored by my PhD Supervisor or boss. Giving pedagogically useless but entertaining academic lectures in Economics, pulling economic figures out of thin air for my new job.
Disillusioning interns.
Demotivating co-workers.
Having strong and sometimes even informed opinions on nearly everything.
Before becoming older and wiser, I used to be good at insulting people, feeling superior to others, suffering from hangovers, and lecturing others on their bad taste in music.
The first things people usually notice about me
The ability to appear knowledgeable in almost any given topic, which comes from my habit of spending two thirds of my time at work on Wikipedia.
And that written self-descriptions usually bear no resemblance whatsoever to me in person.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: by T.C. Boyle, F.S. Fitzgerald, C. McCarthy, H.L. Mencken, R. Bradbury, P.K.Dick, K.Vonnegut, J.Hâsek, J. Steinbeck, J. London, S. Anderson, W. Faulkner, H.G. Wells, G. Orwell, J. Updike, P. Roth, J.W. Göthe, W.G. Sebald, T. and H. Mann, M. Twain, K. Amis, G. Greene, E. Waugh, K. Tucholsky, G. Flaubert, M. Bulgakov and some other Russians lately etc. etc.

Movies: War against Iraq (2003 remake). This time, they made it look almost real.

Music: Himsa, All Shall Perish, Unearth, Godgory, Skyforger, Negator, Neaera, Dismember, Dark Age, Finntroll, Burzum, Lost Horizon, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Thyrfing, I, Otyg, Sentenced, Running Wild, Children of Bodom, Battleroar, In Flames, Van Halen, Megadeth, Gwar, Jag Panzer, Suidakra, Babylon Whores, Genocide SS, Stormlord (not to be confused with Stormwitch and Stormwarrior...), Third Moon, Skyclad, Suidakra, Danko Jones, Kvelertak, Kroda, NWOBHM, Dire Straits, Monster Magnet, Truckfighters, Fu Manchu, Taake, Graveyard, Dozer, Freedom Hawk, Propaghandi. This goes on from here to eternity.

Food: Everything that's a dish without having to pour sauce over it to give it some resemblance of taste.

Six things I could never do without
Metal, something to keep my mind occupied which wanders an unhealthy lot, hillwalking, good food, sports to punish myself for all my shortcomings, a slightly positive attitude.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
why French literature is so depressing
On a typical Friday night I am
After several years of PhD I'm forced to do real work now, surprisingly every night is still a friday night. If I were usually working on a Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cherish my friends not for their ability to amuse me, but for mine to amuse them.
You should message me if
you want to hear tall tales about life, the universe and everything.
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