So I'm 32 and have my own consulting/research company. What I get paid for is Software Architecture which is the design of not only the technology but also the business processes that the software is automating/enforcing. I do this mainly for Fortune 500 companies in the Milwaukee and Chicago markets. My real interests however is Artificial Intelligence as how it applies to marketplaces and economics.
I tend to frequent high end establishments and strive to become a regular customer and know the staff/ownership. Scotch is my go to drink, neat, Talisker 18 or 25 when I can find it but Oban 14 is my go to.
Sushi is probably my favorite food, I am known to challenge the chefs to be creative and make items not on the menu. Steak is another goto of mine but I will eat pretty much anything besides American style cooked fish or Mexican.
I started at Marquette University as a Sophomore in Electrical and Computer Engineering at age 16 and did so without graduating high school (Marquette University High School) or a GED. And I dropped out of MU after my first semester Junior year, because I was learning more in a day at my paid internship than I was in a month in college, so I'm technically a high school drop out.
Nothing I've done before has managed to beat the old standard: coffee and pleasant conversation. Some get to know you time is a must and if you can think of a better way to accomplish that, I'm open to suggestions.