Q -What has been the most important "learning" of your career?
DH -Always stay humble and portray humility.
Q -What makes a really good founder?
DH -Passion, People quality/integrity and Partnering (thus avoiding to reinvent the wheel).
Q -What attracts you to venture capital/angel investment?
DH -Rapid learning opportunities in tech and human improvement potentials.
Q -How do you combine your start-up investments with your daily work?
DH -Startup Investments are the “salt in the soup” of daily work. They can be exhilarating fun and sources for deep learning in various fields especially about human (im)perfections.
Q -What should an angel do and what should they avoid doing?
DH -Business Angels should avoid to claim better/deeper insights into an ever more VUCA future world, yet, rather help navigate the rapids and be a source of encouragement and stimulation.
Q -What are your three favorite podcasts/books?
DH -1. That Will Never Work by Marc Randolph, Co-Founder and 1st CEO of Netflix, about the Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea
2. Artificial Intelligence – A Guide for Thinking Humans by Melanie Mitchell, Prof. of Comp. Science, fan of GEB author Douglas Hofstadter
3. Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson, former executive editor of New York Times, about the Fight for Survival and Future of the News Business