What do you do for fun?
I spend as much time as possible with my friends and family outside. My nephew is two-years-old and every day he reminds me of how special life is.
What business or technology person do you admire most? Why?
My father. No matter how difficult a situation was financially, emotionally or ethically, he never cut corners. Every decision and action was made with selfless integrity because that was the right thing to do, not because he was trying to adhere to any external or societal norms.
What other companies do you admire? Why?
I admire all businesses, companies, organizations, and people who do what they do because of an authentic and genuine desire to solve a problem and help the world. What's the point otherwise?
What technology sector excites you most?
Neuroscience and the study of consciousness. We're on the brink of understanding ourselves and I believe that greater empathy across the human race is fundamental to actually solving our problems.
What do you do to live a balanced life?
I approach life with the goal of work-life integration, not necessarily work-life balance. I also take 15 minutes every day to clear my mind, I work out, and I smile as often as possible.
What is one characteristic that every leader should possess?
Every leader should desire to continually improve their self-awareness. No one is perfect and we wouldn't want anyone to be. Often, flaws are endearing, but self-awareness enables leaders to see when their strengths are needed and when their weaknesses are getting in the way. Self-awareness empowers well-intentioned leaders to do what's needed in the moment, not what their egos might want in the moment.