PXS Distribution’s MD Robert Hall reveals his tipples of choice, his biggest phobia and his guilty pleasures – including the trusty guitar – in the hot seat this month...
How competitive are you (inside and outside of work)?
I am incredibly competitive, whether it’s at work, playing golf, cricket or in other ways. Life is a competition and the more days you win, the better your life is going to be. It has to be balanced with setting realistic goals though.
What are your tipples of choice?
Coffee powers me at work, and then a few beers over the weekend are always good.
Do you have any phobias?
Flying. Despite having to do a fair amount of business travel, I always find myself with sweaty palms during landing.
Would you say you are different inside of work to outside?
I would hope I’m the same easygoing person at work and outside, but only my wife and colleagues can answer this question objectively.
What are your guilty pleasures?
It has to be plugging my guitar or bass in, putting on my headphones and playing along to my favourite music for an hour or two. With a three-year-old daughter, and a second one due soon, this is becoming harder and harder to do, but it is my way of disconnecting from the real world and just clearing my mind completely.
What’s going to be the next big thing in tech?
I am going to say the Apple Watch. I know there are other smart watches out there but when Apple does something, they tend to do things that little bit better than others. Sorry Android fans, just my opinion.