what makes you feel proud? My accomplishments. I took over my father's company and make it stronger, and the large beast that it is today. That's something to be proud of.
how would you define yourself? Opportunistic and determined.
do you believe in fate or that you always choose your own path? I don't believe in fate, I don't believe that there is something outlined for us already that we're set to do. I would rather defy those rules.
would you change anything in your life or are you content with where you are? I am good exactly where I am. Any mistakes I might have made, have lead me to where I am now. I am stronger because of my past.
what is something that you think people could stand to do more of? Educate themselves. The amount of stupidity in this country is astonishing.
if you could write your own eulogy, what would it say? Here lies Xander, the greatest ruler Earth has ever seen.
how many times have you gone karaoking already? be honest In 2018? I think 3 times. I went to Greece last week and made sure to go then too.
favorite place to go during the winter? Morocco or Virgin Islands. Anywhere that isn't cold.
top five albums of the 10s? My personal ones? I really enjoyed these: St Vincent - 'Strange Mercy' (2011), Daft Punk - 'Random Access Memories'’ (2013), Arcade Fire - 'The Suburbs' (2010), M83 - 'Junk' (2015), The Glitch Mob - 'Drink the Sea' (2010).
what is your opinion on the theft of maple syrup in canada? ...why is this a question? Is this a real thing? This actually happens?
What's an invention (or app, or...something) that you wish you would have come up with first? why? SnapChat. There's a lot of money to be made there, and in the fact that people believe their data completely disappears like that, they reveal more than they're supposed to. (Spoiler alert: none of your data actually disappears. Those dick pics you send, they're stored. Nothing is deleted. Idiots.)
If you didn't have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Work. It's how you get ahead.
What's your favorite piece of clothing you own / owned? I have a blazer I got a few years ago that I wear all the time.
What hobby would you get into if time
What songs have you completely memorized? The classic songs, really. A lot of Michael Jackson, a lot of various 1980s songs, Toto by Africa, etc.
What game or movie universe would you most like to live in? Westworld. Technically was a movie before the show happened.
What do you consider to be your best find? Oh god I want to be stupidly cheesy and go myself. Which isn't even my actual answer. I'd say a pair of sneakers on sale.
Are you usually early or late? Early.
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with? They want money, or business advice. Some want me to bail them out of jail.
What takes up too much of your time? Sleep. Even though I enjoy it, there are far better things to be doing.
What question can you ask to find out the most about a person? Their political views. Controversial as it is, you find out a lot by their answers. You find out their intelligence, and their passions.
When was the last time you changed your opinion / belief about something major? Never. I have a tendency to stick to my guns, and my opinion is hardly changed.
What incredibly strong opinion or belief do you have that is completely unimportant in the grand scheme of things? My preference of brunettes over blondes.
What's one thing you did that you really wish you could go back and undo? Nothing. As I mentioned earlier, my mistakes are what have made me.
Who's your current celebrity crush? I don't have one. Should I have one?
What's your favorite way to travel (plane, train, automobile, etc)? Private jet. It's the best way to travel.
What's your favorite game? (board game, video game, or something else) Monopoly, I tend to take everyone's money and property pretty quickly. Businessmen shouldn't be allowed to play it.
What country, outside of the US, have you most enjoyed visiting? Italy.
What was it about that country that you enjoyed so much? The food, the culture, the people.
If you could choose any career to have (other than your own), what would it be and why? President. I'd like to think I'd do a better job than the asshole in the office currently.
What are three hobbies that you regularly take part in? Karaoke, running, reading.
What's your favorite kind of food? Japanese hibachi and sushi.
What is one childhood memory that has helped define who you've become as an adult? There is a very specific one, but it's very personal. But, I'd certainly say it's defined who I am.
Who was your first kiss and when/where did it happen? I believe it was Nancy Anders, in high school.
What are you interested in that most people haven't heard of? This is a hipster trap. Should I say avocado toast, and that I listen to music you've never even heard of? I only go to shows if there are ten people in the audience! Joking aside, I honestly don't think there is something that I'm interested in that most haven't heard of. Perhaps various branches of science.
How do you relax after a hard day of work? Glass of whiskey, and a tv show or movie on Netflix.
What was the best book or series that you've ever read? A Song of Ice and Fire.
What's the farthest you've ever been from home? I've been all over the world, pick a country and I've most likely been there.
What is the most heartwarming thing you've ever seen? Uh, I'm not a heartwarming guy, this isn't the type of thing to ask me.
What is the most annoying question that people ask you? 'What's it like owning a company?' 'Have you been looking for me all your life, handsome?' 'Will you buy me jewelry/shoes/house/car/etc?'
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? The basics of business.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Travel. Get out there, see the world. There is more than just your home, your computer, your job.
Would you rather go hang gliding or whitewater rafting? Hang gliding.
What's worth spending more on to get the best? A good mattress.
What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don't get the point of? Pop music. Are people still into Justin Bieber? Or avocado toast.
What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years? Life to keep getting better, of course.
Where is the most interesting place you've been? Japan.
What's something you've been meaning to try but just haven't gotten around to it? Calamari.
What's the best thing that happened to you last week? I can think of a few things.
If you suddenly became a master at woodworking, what would you make? I've always wanted to make a desk.
What would be the hat to end all hats? Uh, a big one? This is a weird question.
What could you wear on your head that would make people stop what they are doing and stare in awe and amazement? A..big hat?
If animals could talk, which would be the rudest? Dogs.
In 40 years what will people be nostalgic for? Simpler times, simpler technology.
What inanimate object do you wish you could eliminate from existence? Furby toys. Or any toys that fucking talk.
What are some things that are okay to occasionally but definitely not okay to do every day? Indulge in your inner desires.
What is the weirdest thing you have seen in someone else's home? A human head in a jar. Claims it's not real, I didn't believe her.
If you woke up tomorrow with no fear, what would you do first? I don't really have any fear now. But I'd most likely take over more companies, grow my brand, take more steps with something else in my life.
What promises have you never carried through for yourself? A rather personal question, you think? There are a few that come to mind, but I'm working on achieving them now.
What must you do daily to keep yourself 'sane' ? Coffee first thing in the morning, full stop.
Would you love to spend quality time with you? I already do.
What do you need to learn but won't admit to? Trick question, because admitting what I need to learn would be admitting to it, wouldn't it?
If you could 'dare yourself' what would it be? Hang glide off the top of the XC Corp building.
If you woke up tomorrow with a habit gone, what would it be? My coffee habit.
Can you hear your enemies talk about you? What are they saying? MY enemies are smart enough to say what they think about me directly to my face, under the veil of business talk and expertise.