If the bears turn out not to be there, it’s good news
My favorite food? I’ll try anything and I love to eat out. I prefer to eat dishes that have been prepared with care: well-presented, surprising flavors, I really appreciate that. Then the price no longer matters. If the service is good, care has been taken with the food and it’s tasty, I think it’s worth every penny. I like sports: cycling, jogging and football. Obviously I don’t do them all at the same time, and given my current schedule I also have a little less time for them now. In the past, fitness was also on my list. Long before that I used to play table tennis, but I wasn’t great at it. And when that happens I tend to lose interest.
For me, the glass is half empty. If it turns out to be fuller, then it’s a bonus. I’m not a pessimist, but I do see all the bears I might come across. But if they turn out not to be there, it’s good news. I first take stock of the risk, then I try to minimize it and only then do I get started. I think about things a lot. Whatever you’re doing, do it well. Whether I’m a father, a consultant, a home carpenter or a colleague, I always try to do it right.
Claudia and I got married five years ago when we were quite young. Marriage is an adventure beyond your control. You can know each other so well, but on a journey like this you’ll come across all kinds of things. Believe it or not, our first discussion was about whether the curtains should be open or closed during the day. What are we talking about, you’d think. But those types of conversations are an integral part of getting to know each other. Despite our age, I’m proud that we’re managing so well, with three children, a new house, both working hard. Yes, I’m proud of that!