An active member of an Antwerp polar bear club, Hubert loves to swim in ice-cold water. An extreme feeling of being alive washes over him; his whole body is awake, his skin tingles, and this effect lasts a couple of hours.
Playing bass guitar, listening to music, and reading much makes up the main part of Hubert's spare time. He'll never be able to read all the books he has amassed and keeps buying. After finishing Aswath Damodaran's 'Narrative and numbers about the value of stories in business,' he turned to his favorite genre, 'history in novel form' with 'Tunnel 29: The True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall' by Helena Merriman.
George Bernard Shaw's "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man" left a powerful impression on Hubert. It's an invitation for people to be unreasonable because from an unreasonable point of view comes a reasonable insight. Glorifying the irrational is also what Ramon Vullings' ideaDJ' inspirationally speaks about: cross-industry innovation and creativity, requiring stepping out of your environment to think differently.
Winston Churchill is an all-time hero because he fundamentally influenced world history by making bold decisions. A particularly fascinating and inspiring person Churchill was. Did you know that Churchill's hobby was bricklaying walls?
Young Hubert, he'd advise working on his self-confidence. Being more self-assured, he would have made better choices. Trying to compensate for poor decisions costs time and energy. And he would have sought out mentors to teach him the robes of the political game because he needed that then.
Why does Hubert want to mentor? For the same reason, he teaches. It's about making a difference. Fueling people with new insights helps them make better decisions. His storytelling talent in describing what he did right and wrong resonates. He learned a lot more from his failures. Able to share those makes Hubert feel well-suited for mentorship.
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