Member Since 2010
Interests: Family, friends, nature, wine…in that order, and preferably simultaneously.
Background: Environmentalist turned i-banker turned tech CEO turned global real estate investor. Only in America.
Favorite meal: Had a summer heirloom salad, charcol-grilled cote de bouef, and 1989 Las Cases bourdeaux at Spago last month that was otherworldly.
Recent purchase: A watch designed by Max Bill, the famous Swiss architect and designer (www.maxbillwatches.com) .
Hidden talent: House and breakbeat DJ.
Book / Film recommendation: Edward Abbey, A Fool’s Progress..
Restaurant recommendation: Mas Farmhouse in Greenwich Village.
If I had $20, I’d…Give it to my sister who teaches kindergarten in Oakland and often funds school supplies for her underprivlidged kids out of her own pocket.
Transformative travel experience: Kenya, 1989, semester-long NOLS course, life-changing experience (www.nols.edu).
Favorite neighborhood (can be anywhere in the world): Tie between Coyoacan in Mexico City and Cadaques at the very northeast tip of Spain.
Dream holiday: 12 sun-filled days with my wife, sans kids, at the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru/Maldives in private villa #225 (to be exact).
If I could solve one problem, it would be: Cancer.
I wish people cared more about: The oceans.
Recent aha! moment: Achieving my goals by releasing control.
The world would be a better place if: Fox news went off the air.