I'm passionate about improvement. Every project is a challenge to do better, solve the problem in a different more cost-effective or innovative way. I like to work at the frontier of the field I'm working in. This was oil & gas exploration during the start of my career introducing 4-D thinking followed by 25 years of environmental engineering building mind-models and introducing (and patenting) many innovative technologies. I'm now in the medical field introducing new practices and systems to improve patient care.
A healthy mid lives in a healthy body. Based on my chemical background I'm an amateur nutritionist, a very skeptical one, eco-toxicologist, very interested in natural defense systems producing beneficial chemicals in our foods. Tramping, long distance biking take me to the great outdoors of New Zealand, although I travel a lot to good old EU, the US and Asia. Travel, new impressions, strange and sometime hairy situations, the compulsory 'sit down and wait' periods & surprises and frustrations with new/foreign systems, contribute to many of my new ideas.
Technically I'm really an 'einselganger', in many of my companies I have been the 'ideas engine'. However I very much like to work with people to make these ideas work, or the work with them on their ideas and improve on them. I have no specific role models. I read a lot, do not watch TV, do research in many different fields, I would like 48 hours in a day to be able to follow through with all my ideas. I'm currently studying at Massey Uni for an MBA, fairly basic stuff but interesting due to its wide variety of fields I would otherwise not be involved with. Lifelong learning keeps life interesting and the passion to innovate alive !