One Last Thing: John Fluevog

John Fluevog | BCBusiness

Even though the entrepreneur with the distinctive, eponymous shoe empire takes his coffee black and uses an iPhone, he’s anything but status quo

When do you get your best ideas? Sleeping

What is your greatest extravagance? Can’t say… it’s too red and too fast.

What is your greatest regret? Believing I was not worthy.

What do you never travel without? My wife

How do you take your coffee? Mood dependent, but normally black.

How do you travel to work? Bicycle

Come into the office early or stay late? Never the same. Love that I don’t need to do either.

On what occasion do you lie? Try for never.

What is your greatest fear? My own fear.

Which business figure do you identify with? Alice Cooper. He’s been in control of his own brand for 40-plus years and he understands altered realities.

What is the most overrated virtue? Being normal and fitting in.

What is your mobile phone of choice? iPhone 5, but wondering if I made the best choice.

What’s your preferred method of communication? Straight up with food and drink.

What trait do you most deplore in a colleague? Agreeing with the last person who spoke… namely, me.

What do you consider your most marked characteristic? Good taste.

What do you value in your colleagues? Ideas

What or who is the greatest love of your life? My wife, kids, grandkids and my mother. Then there’s my big art project: my business.

What is your present state of mind? Aware that I have a beginning and an end.