What is your idea of perfect happiness?
BG: A balanced life
What is your greatest fear?
BG: Economic forces that disrupt what I have helped create professionally and personally
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is the trait you most deplore in others? BG: Lethargy
Which living person do you most admire?
BG: Bill Gates
What is your greatest extravagance?
BG: Buying music
What is your current state of mind?
BG: Pivoting towards the next 10 years
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
BG: Blind obedience to any cause
On what occasion do you lie?
BG: When I buy more wine and the fridge is already full!
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Which living person do you most despise?
BG: Varies from time to time
What is the quality you most like in a man?
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
BG: Amazing; Yes; Let’s do it; Wow!;
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
BG: My wife & daughters – my parents, sister and my wife’s family.
When and where were you happiest?
BG: It depends when you ask me – as of today it is today!
Which talent would you most like to have?
BG: Formula 1 driver
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
BG: My weight!
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
BG: Having mentored a generation of amazing managers and inspired a generation of young professionals.
Where would you most like to live?
BG: New York
What is your most treasured possession?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
BG: Losing a child, spouse or parent
What is your favorite occupation?
What is your most marked characteristic?
BG: Humor & Energy
What do you most value in your friends?
BG: Accepting each other as they are. Those you can pick up from where you left off without regard to what life has done to each of us in the interim. Sincerity. Forgiveness.
Who are your favorite writers?
BG: Shakespeare [his diversity of genres & appeal to the common man!]
Who is your hero of fiction?
BG: Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
BG: Leonardo da Vinci
Who are your heroes in real life?
BG: Eric Clapton – for the way he renewed himself artistically & through personal rehabilitation
What are your favorite names?
BG: Ragini, Radhika & Deepika
What is it that you most dislike?
BG: The status quo. [Standing still is sliding backward!]
What is your greatest regret?
BG: That I was not born in 1995
What is your motto?
BG: “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”