My MBTI type is ENTJ (look it up or see my website).
My key values are: achievement, challenge, creativity, excellence, value creation, learning and change.
I am motivated to discover new ways to create fundamental value within organizations and to see these ideas through to concrete results
Learning about new things motivates me, especially when this learning has practical applications and I am working together with people who are united in the pursuit of excellence
I combine scientific rigor and knowledge with entrepreneurial flair
In terms of my approach to work I am dedicated, highly motivated, and committed to excellence. In a stimulating environment, hard work is second nature to me
Intrinsic values: Innovation, value creation, products which are profitable because they improve peoples’ lives, autonomy within strong mutual supporting team;
Extrinsic values: quality of life (food, exercise, fresh air); healthy work-life balance; travel sought and welcomed.
I am a Sagittarius with perennial weakness for Aquarius and still getting the hang of Scorpio.
I speak French and Dutch fluently, Italian quite well and German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian to an intermediate level.
I love: Fresh air, the sun, wind and sea, snow, some kinds of rain and storms, the moon and stars, hills and mountains, wildlife, trees, flowers and plants (especially edible ones like mushrooms and berries), Fresh food, fish and seafood, good wine, and the art de vivre that goes with it, fashion, art, design and architecture (but I can hate it too), people with PASSION FOR LIFE (that had to go in caps), dancing, playfulness, laughter and tears, intellectual challenge and debate, touch, the English countryside, Riga and Prague (and a lot of other places which don't include Madrid), my daughters, friends, and beautiful women, including the many who have little idea quite how beautiful they are, a log fire, music, sensual fragrances and the company of friends and lovers
I hate: people who are self-important, take themselves too seriously and believe their view of the world has canonical status
Activities: Travel, Food and wine, including cooking, Cinema, Yoga, Feldenkrais method, Massage, Bionenergetics, General misbehavior
Interests: Industrial economics, network economics, two-sided markets, behavioural and regulatory economics, econometrics, corporate finance, including market microstructure and risk capital, business strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation, cost and managerial accounting, strategy implementation, change management, operations, project management and IT; the social and economic impact of new technologies, including Web 2.0; languages and linguistics, especially historical linguistics and dialectology; politics and public choice theory, identity and politics, new institutionalism, social constructivism, post-Westphalianism; philosophical monism and related oriental spiritualities (Advaita Vedanta, Shivaism/Shaktism, Tao and Zen); the cultures and religions of the ancient Near East and the Hellenistic world; existentialist and post-structuralist philosophy (Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Richard Rorty, Derrida and Lyotard); tantra; patriarchy and feminism; body psychotherapy; children; human sexuality, relationships and self-realization
Favorite Music: Ibiza music, Sinead O'Connor, Leonard Cohen, Jorane, Eminem, Brahms, Wagner and Shostakovich
Favorite TV Shows: It used to sit in the corner of the living room, completely neglected except for major news events or playing the odd DVD. Now I have a new one that sits in the center of the room and is really cool. But I still don't watch it...
Favorite Movies: Serendipity, Babel, El labirinto del fauno, Anything intelligent, creative, beautiful or disturbing
Favorite Books: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, The History of Love by Nicoll Krauss, Khalil Gibran,
T.S. Eliot, Walt Whitman
Activities: Hospitality Club