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Well, there are a lot of things that prevent me from catching some sleep - from sports to media to arts! 

As often as I can, I leave for the islands on Puget Sound, the Cascades, the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada. The pure nature out there gives you all the peaceful silence, which is a great help in taking a break from the restless world of everyday life.

In 1989, I was for the first time in my life at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. I immediately was electrified by the Pop Art. Since that moment the paintings and art work of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, Ben Vautier and Mimo Rotella have become an important part of my life. I also like Minimal Art and especially Concept Art, for example the works of Joseph Kosuth, Robert Miller and Ben Vaultier. Contemporary architecture and art are so pure and simple, yet also rich and full of complexity and excitement.

Music is another way for me to relax and reflect. I especially like piano soli, e.g. Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations and The Well Tempered Piano. Pachelbel, Vivaldi, Haendel and Schubert are other classical music favorites of mine. If it comes to modern music I often listen to The Cure, Everything But the Girl, Sigor Ros, The National, Tom Waits and all sorts of reggae and trance/ambient.

In terms of sports, I'm addicted to snowboarding (check out Sun Peaks in B.C.!!!). In addition, I often go hiking, mountain-biking and play soccer. Tennis, swimming and paragliding are other favorite sports of mine.

Finally, what would life be without authors and books? I read books for life, and I always dreamed of one day having a small bookstore with a coffee. Besides philosophical books from the likes of Hartmann, Luhmann and Kant, I enjoy a broad variety of non-fiction content - from economics to behavioral finance to science and history.