One Last Thing: Bob Rennie

Bob Rennie | BCBusiness

To impress this early-rising Condo King, take him out to lunch and pitch your most interesting ideas. Just don’t ask him if your outfit makes you look fat

Which business figure do you most identify with?
My father.

On what occasion do you lie?
When commenting on the weight of a loved one.

What is your greatest fear?
That this is just a dream and I will have to wake up.

What is the trait you most deplore in a colleague?

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Pretending to care.

What is your greatest extravagance?
The art collection.

What is your favourite destination for business?

What do you most dislike?
Negative, destructive attention rather than positive, constructive attention.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
A man who adheres to a position previously stated when times change is an idiot.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Knowing my children.

What is your most marked characteristic?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My shoe size.

What is your favourite saying?
“In 1986, we handed out our business card to the world and they kept it.”

When and where were you happiest?
I believe that is yet to happen.

Come into the office early or stay late?
Up at 4:45 a.m., seven days a week.

What do you never travel without?
A toque (to sleep with on planes).

When do you get your best ideas?
Taking lunch with diverse, interesting people.