One Last Thing: Chris Staples

Chris Staples, Rethink Communications | BCBusiness

Rethink Communications founder Chris Staples would like to read your mind. But he’ll settle for riffing off your ideas to fuel his advertising

What’s your preferred method of communication?
Face to face.

Come into the office early or stay late?
In early, work through lunch, at the gym by 6 p.m.

What do you never travel without?
My Tumi roll-on. Good luggage is so worth it.

How do you get your best ideas?
By riffing off other people.

On what occasion do you lie?
Exaggerate? Often. Lie? Rarely.

What is your greatest fear?
The thought of people I love in pain.

Which business figure do you most identify with?
Martha Stewart. I admire people who survive adversity.

What is the trait you most deplore in a colleague?
Passive aggression.

How do you take your coffee?
A double shot in a Starbucks protein shake.

What is your greatest extravagance?
On holidays, I’m a sucker for great hotels.

What is your favourite destination for business?
Our Spadina office in Toronto.

What is it that you most dislike?

Which talent would you most like to have?
Mind reading!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Having long-lasting, healthy relationships with my partners at work and my partner at home.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Unbridled enthusiasm. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wish I were 38 per cent more patient.

What do you value in your colleagues?
The ability to play well with others.

Who are your favourite writers?
David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Jacqueline Susann.

Where is your favourite business lunch?
A Starbucks protein shake at my desk.

What is your motto?
Hope for the best; plan for the worst.