I guess it was after having my first contact with a personal computer and the flourishing digital scene back in the late 90s - I was really impressed with the endless possibilities regarding design, communication and technology. During highschool I was the one who did the cool drawings, illustrations and graphic stuff look good.
The company culture and values have inspired me.
Pencil and paper (or a good tablet and digital pen where I can scketch, draw and take notes).
Waking up to watch the sunrise with a cup of hot chocolate.
Paddling (Hawaiian Outrigger Canoeing).
Art in general... specially in music and books - of course I couldn't live without Mr. Google.
At some point of my life I thought about studying Medicine to be a Plastic Surgeon. I always wanted to make a better world somehow - so problably I'd be helping people and protecting 'Mother Nature' around the world along with a nonprofit organization.
Be curious. Be humble. Do your best and always "walk the talk".
"Liftoff!: Practical Design Leadership to Elevate Your Team, Your Organization and You" by Chris Avore and Russ Unger. Currently reading "Thinking in Systems" by Donella H. Meadows
I usually keep a neverending reading list (and yes - I still prefer books over e-books).
Santorini, Greece - it's an amazing island with impressive scenery and beautiful landscape. The country has great food, white wine and unique olive oil (with the blessings from Zeus, Dionysus, Hestia and other greek gods).
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil - a piece of Paradise located only 45 min flight from Recife.
Listening to Bon Jovi, any AOR or melodic rock playlist.
My two daughters. ;)
"The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions." - Junius
"Not all those who wander are lost."- J. R. R. Tolkien