Ravshan, now there will be quick questions.
Who would you choose if you could invite someone to dinner, a loved one, a celebrity, or even a very wise person?
I would be interested in talking with Adele. I like her music. And, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Would you like to be famous? If so, in what?
Honestly, I don't have a desire or ambition to become famous. I want to be useful. The most important lesson from CELA for me is the phrase I still remember - "Leadership is about finding your uniqueness and putting it in the service of others"—the phrase of Michael Kouly. Yes, yes, I will remember it for life. I don't have any desire or ambition to become famous at all. Maybe 5 or 10 years ago, I had some ambitions, but not now. Now, my only desire is to be useful to society, my surroundings, my people, my family, and my team. Just to be useful.
What would it be if you woke up tomorrow and could have a superpower?
I would want to be able to go back in time. Yes, go back, not just go back yourself, look and go back to reality, but literally rewind reality back.
And if you could, what would you change about the past?
At a minimum, I would not offend those I once offended. I would make the right decisions. And on a global scale, I would probably convey in some way, guys, don't do this. It will be bad.
Since you recalled the past, what is your most precious memory?
When I was 14, I had not seen my father for nine months. He is a pilot and worked in Africa. There were no cell phones then, only landlines, and calls were expensive. And so he flew in, and my mother works at the airport. We could go right up to the plane's ramp. I remember he got off, hugged me, and kissed me… Yes, that's probably the most precious memory, I guess.
If you imagine your house burning down with all your property, you saved your family; you have time to run into the house and save something else. What would you take and why?
So if I took the kids and wife, then basically nothing else is needed. Why take risks if there's a fire there? The main thing is that I took the kids and my wife. This is just basic risk management. Documents can be restored. Money: sane people nowadays don't keep money at home. Photos, some disks, weddings. It's all in the cloud. It's all in the cloud, so what's there to risk? Why take risks, really? Gold, jewelry, it won't burn.
Is there anything you've long dreamed of doing but haven't done yet?
I dream of opening a school but haven't done so because of a lack of financing. I still need to work, earn money, and open a school. In a remote region, in some villages.
And what is most valuable to you in friendship?
The most valuable thing in friendship is that it is already a high value. When you are respected and loved, not because of your position, connections, or money, but simply because you exist. And that's probably the most valuable thing.
Name three traits that you and your wife have in common.
Systematicness, pragmatism, desire to raise healthy children, healthy physically and mentally.
If there is anything else you would like, a message for your community, maybe from you.
We are now living in very difficult, global crisis times, and any crisis generates a crisis in all institutions and everything that exists; leadership itself is also experiencing a crisis now. Accordingly, as a leadership alliance, we must also carefully relate to the fact that leadership also requires transformation. Not necessarily taking sides but making at least some small contribution to solving the problem.