I've had an eclectic career, including importing a ton (literally) of Nepalese handicraft from Kathmandu, a few years working for Hollywood studios, managing a hedge fund, and professing in several MBA programs.
While I've almost always enjoyed my work, I'm now a mostly recovered workaholic, and have more fun than ever before.
My interests include live music, skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, tennis, and most any other sport. I love to travel and have visited much of Asia and Europe, and bits of Africa, both Saharan and Sub-Saharan. Took a bit of a break, but got my travel bug back recently with some fantastic trips, including to Colombia and Slovenia. I'm eager to see more.
I have two fantastic kids who live with their mother. I am lucky to have plenty of time to spend with them, coaching soccer etc, and still have plenty of time to be social otherwise.
...and a variety of sports.
Food: I prefer foods that are healthy, spicy and have lots of vegetables and protein. This often leads me to Asian cuisine - sushi, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian... I like most anything else fresh and usually try to be somewhat healthy.
Film: I like quirky, with great dialogue and unusual characters, such as those by Mamet (Spanish Prisoner & Heist) Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, Boogie Nights), Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom), Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Coen Brothers (Barton Fink, Hudsucker Proxy). Other greats are Pi, Memento, The Jerk, Kill Bill 1&2, Hellboy, Reservoir Dogs, Secretary, American Beauty, Bubba Ho-tep, Darkman, Blade Runner. If I'm watching TV, which is rare, it's usually comedy, like Colbert and the Daily Show.
Music: I like most genres, from classic rock to techno. Massive Attack, Air, bauhaus, cake, beck, ben folds, cibo matto, Eagles of death metal, The hives, White stripes, T. Rex, MIA, Luscious Jackson, Nouvelle Vague,My Morning Jacket, Portishead, Sea and the cake, Regina Spektor, Sean Lennon, Portishead, Toots & the Maytals, Built to Spill, White Stripes, The Breeders, Rilo Kiley, Dizzy Gillespie, Suzanne Vega, Beastie Boys (not all of it, but Check Your Head is a masterpiece), Chemical Brothers, DJ Shadow, Elliott Smith - sad he's gone, Fat Boy Slim, Sleater Kinney, Beatles, Lucinda Williams, Throwing Muses, early Pretenders, Liz Phair, The Police, Toots & the Maytals, PJ Harvey, Lucinda Williams, Nick Drake, Yo La Tengo, Velvet Underground, Ben Harper, Nikki Costa, Wilco, The Libertines, Happy Mondays, Eileen Rose (few know her; everyone should) and Led Zeppelin
Some songs I like: