A London Theatregoer

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Technology
Occupation Independent Consultant
Location Vienna, London and other European Cities, Europe
Introduction My interest in the theatre, film and literature comes from the realisation that good plays, films and books give us a rich, deep understanding of the social, economic and psychological forces that shape the world we live in. I worked in the international financial and banking sector for 25 years. Now shuttling frequently between Vienna and London, I am an independent consultant and commentator on economic issues. I received my early education in Salzburg, Austria, and undertook my studies at the London School of Economics, where I later worked as a visiting lecturer. I served as Information Systems Manager for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel for eleven years. I liaised with the central banks of major industrial countries on payments and settlements systems, information systems governance and information security. Before that, I held management positions in operations, systems, private banking and wealth management with Bank of America in London, San Francisco and Geneva. I have led workshops and participated in conferences and seminars throughout the world. I have also written on economic and social issues for National Geographic.
Interests Theatre, Cinema, Books, International Politics, Economics
Favorite Movies Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Witness, Inglorious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, Metropolis, Gerry MacGuire, Mephisto, A Few Good Men, Le Dernier Metro
Favorite Music Haendel, Mozart, Bach, Dylan, Folk, Country and Western, Sontheim, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Simon and Garfunkel
Favorite Books Daniel Kahnemann: Thinking Fast and Slow; Viktor Frankl: Man's Search for Meaning; William Fisher, Robert Ury: Getting to Yes Elias Canetti Die Gerettete Zunge, Robert Menasse Die Vertreibung aus der Hoelle, Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged, Hilary Mantel: A Place of Greater Safety, Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose, Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front