Interview Danielle Geva, Startup Consultant, Toronto

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Where are you living?
Downtown Toronto.

How old are you? (if you don’t mind answering)
Older than I look.

What inspires you?
Books and movies with unexpected endings.

Tell me about what you do.
During the first half of the day I write and help startups.
In the late afternoon and evening, I listen to podcasts and create show notes for them on http://Mypodnotes.com

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
See above. Add yoga before lunch, experimenting with vegan recipes for dinner, and reading before bed time.

What are some of your favourite sources for information?
Podcasts (esp. http://KATG.com ), Twitter (esp. @francoismat and @hunterwalk), and Snapchat Stories.

How does social media influence your life?
My first gig as a freelancer was managing social media accounts, most of my closest friends were first social media connections, and I met my fiancé on Twitter.


Interview Marc Piesbergen, Creative Consultant, Guangzhou / Canton

Interview Marc Piesbergen

Where are you living?
In Guangzhou / Canton, Peoples Republic of China
How old are you

What inspires you?
People and nature

Tell me about what you do?
I enable creativity

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
Haha, this changed a lot since I am a father:

6:00 am – get up,
6:30 – 7:30 am play with my little son,
7:30 am family breakfast,
8:00 – 8:30 am shower,
8:30 – 9:00 am check Emails,
9:00 – 9:30 am go to coworking-space,
9:30 am – 1:30 pm work,
1:30 – 2:30 pm lunch,
2:30 – 7:00 pm work,
7:00 – 7:30pm go home,
7:30 – 8:00 pm play with my son.
8:00 – 9:00 pm dinner,
9:00 pm – 0:00 am talking, planning, working, relaxing with my wife
What are some of your favourite sources for information?
Offline: The vibrant life and all the news in our 14 million people city – 34 million including Shenzhen and Hongkong. Here is one of the world´s hot spots ;))
Online: China Daily, NZZ, Spiegel online – which meanwhile more is like entertainment, not high-level journalism anymore.

How does social media influence your life?
Not at all – http://www.symbols-n-emoticons.com/Facebook Curly LipsFacebook Squint SmileyFacebook Comments Smiley With Tongue OutFacebook Devil Smiley EmoticonFacebook Squint SmileyFacebook Angry SmileyFacebook Heart SymbolFacebook Glasses SmileyFacebook Sunglasses SmileyFacebook Pacman EmoticonFacebook Unsure Smiley