Home: Canaan, Connecticut. Age: Getting there – sixty plus! Birthplace: Israel. Profession: Business consultant. Significant other: My wife, my life - Michele. Alma mater: Hebrew University Jerusalem; Swinburne Institute of Technology. Ability to "make it happen": It’s what I do.
Current project: Looking for the next best thing. Recent professional development: “Gulliver’s Gate” in Times Square, NYC. Latest accomplishment: That - on budget, on time! Latest contribution to others: Joined the board of “American Friends of the Jordan River Village” for kids challenged by illness or disability. Hobbies: Travel and exploration. Last book read: Sapiens, by Yuval Harari. Recent unique acquisition: 16th century map of the Holy Land.
Moral compass: "To thine own self be true…thou can then not be false to any man.” How do you define a perfect friendship? Loyalty and love. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Honesty and integrity. What is your greatest joy? My three sons. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Musicians. Best things in life: Family, friends, fun and chocolate.
What book have you repeatedly read? Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. What movies have you repeatedly watched? Shawshank Redemption; The Sound of Music. What is the best advice you received growing up? Ignore the naysayers. What is the best advice you received in your career? You can’t go to the supermarket with shares. What company or organization do you most admire? Disney. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? GPS.
What change would you like to see in the world? Politicians with integrity who serve the people, not themselves. What message do you want to send out into the world? We need Earth to exist; Earth does not need us. What widely held belief do you reject? Racism. What mega-trend most excites you? Activism for real climate change. What mega-trend most concerns you? Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).
What title would you choose for the movie about your life? His Way. What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Johnny Galecki. Who would you like to spend an evening with, in Heaven? My father (died when I was 10). As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? An architect. What advice would you give your younger self? Know what you don’t know.
Personal mission: To create places of joy and wonderment. Personal motto: Be good, do good, all good! Favorite quote: “Chocolate defines the ultimate meaning of life”. Desired epitaph: Not all that wander are lost. The journey matters as much as the destination.