Q -What are indispensable tools in your everyday life?
FS -The Internet.
Q -What are your sources of information on the net?
FS -All kinds of newspapers around the world from SCMP and various in Europe to NYT and FoxNews to understand what people read and from what perspective.
Q -What are your top 3 favourite podcasts/books?
FS -Books: Many by Stefan Zweig, my favourite book in 2019 was "Skin in the Game" by Taleb and my favourite podcast is "The Podcast" by Gabor Steingart.
Q -What are you currently studying, what are you learning new things?
FS -Self-discipline is my current topic.
Q -What are the most important things you have learned from founders so far?
FS -That fills books.
Q -Which person would you most like to work with?
FS -Roger Federer.
Q -What startup excites you the most?
FS -That's the question of your favourite child again.
Q -Which founders do you find most inspiring?
FS -Steve Jobs on the one hand. On the other hand, he probably wasn't a likeable friend and family man.
Q -Which investor do you value most?
FS -Warren Buffett impresses me.
Q -Which person impresses you the most?
FS -There are many people who impress me. But always different. My wife as a mother, Ann-Sophie Mutter as a violinist or mentors I have met because they know so much, are orphaned and work on themselves to get better every day. But what probably impresses me most are team achievements and outstanding top researchers, who then also refer to the parable of "dwarves on the shoulders of giants".
Q -Do you have a person who has had a particular influence on you in your life, or one who has had a significant influence on you?
FS -Several. My grandfather has unfortunately passed away and I am all the happier that my parents, my wife, my mentors and the btov partners are alive and regularly give me food for thought through ideas, questions or the mirror they hold in front of me.