Luciano de Vries

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Business investor Luciano de Vries, in brief.

Luciano de Vries

Home: Faro, Portugal.  Age: 33.  Birthplace: Rotterdam, the Netherlands.  Profession: Businessman.  Organization: GAET Investment Holding LTD.  Title: Founder.  Significant other: My girlfriend, Mirte Van Der Zee.  Alma mater: University of Groningen; University of Rotterdam.  Languages spoken: English, Spanish and Dutch.  

Current project: Helping animals in the Algarve, setting up a new business.  Recent professional development: Reading books.  Latest accomplishment: Reaching a total employee count of 250.  Latest contribution to others: Helping rescued animals in the Algarve.  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Running a marathon.  Hobbies: Fitness and walking my dogs.  Recent travel or adventure: Saudi Arabia.  Last book read: Atomic Habits, by James Clear.  Recently viewed and recommended: Illacertus (YouTube).  Recent unique acquisition: My Pokemon card collection.

Personality profile: Decisive, extroverted, hard-working, honest.  What one word or phrase would your closest friend use to describe you? Hard-working.  Moral compass: I trust my gut.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Doing what you want, when you want, with whomever you want.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Honest and open communication.  What is your greatest joy? Walking the dog.  What is your greatest fear? Loss of privacy.  What is your guilty pleasure? Mochi.  What natural talent have you neglected? Baseball.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? People that can live by doing sports.  What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Investments in combination with a hobby, like Pokemon cards.  What is at the top of your bucket list? Visit Japan and Jamaica.  How do you relieve stress? Reading.  What is your go-to workout? HIIT work out.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Mix between relaxation and seeing new things and doing new activities.

What was your first paying job? Working on camping Ruighenrode, picking up garbage.  What was your favorite college course? Mathematics.  What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Zelda and Pokemon.  What book have you repeatedly read? The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? The Green Mile.  What’s the best advice you received growing up? Put your pride aside if you want to accomplish things from time to time.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Don’t complain, just do it.  Don’t ask money for a job you didn’t do yet.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? The phone.  What is your favorite app? WhatsApp.  What is your go-to source of news and information? News sites.  What company or organization do you most admire? I like the marketing and power of Red Bull.  What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? My health.

What is your big idea?

Commercializing industrial gases.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Hire good people.  What change would you like to see in the world? People should accept more from one another.  What message do you want to send out into the world? Live and let live.  What mega-trend most excites you? AI.  What mega-trend most concerns you? AI.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? The Private Life of Luciano.  What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Johny Depp.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? Nelson Mandela.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A lawyer.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My laptop.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? With family and my girlfriend, just relaxing.  What advice would you give your younger self? Keep going.  What day in your life would you choose to re-live? Would be more than one, as every aspect of life has his own days.  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? None.

Personal mission: Creating an environment to help people and animals.  Personal motto: Wabi Sabi.  Desired epitaph: Enjoy every day.

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