1. Why do some people enjoy extreme sports?
I think that energetic and adventurous people enjoy doing challenging sports or more extreme sports. It gives them a sense of great excitement to take on challenges, risks and push their minds and bodies to the limits. Some people get a real kick out of these kinds of activities – an adrenaline rush – and a sense of pride and achievement.
2. Are action films popular in your country?
Films are really popular. People watch a lot of Hollywood action movies, superhero movies and there is also a strong, growing film industry in my country – we are making some fantastic movies these days, though I think that in recent years the storylines are becoming a bit weak and predicatable in favour of special effects.
3. Do you think it is a good thing that a leader likes taking risks?
Yes, it’s not just a good thing, but it’s essential. It’s a key quality in a good leader – risk-taking. And knowing what risks to take and what risks to avoid – this is where a leader must be well-informed, smart and have a bigger-picture vision of a situation, whether it be with a project at work, or a big political decision.
4. Do you think men and women would make different choices when facing a risk?
It depends on the individual, I’m not sure it depends on gender that much. It’s hard to say. I’ve not seen any real research or data on this, so I can’t say for sure. I think that they might have slightly different approaches to risk though – though off the top of my head I am not really sure I can think of a good example. I’d say that men tend to be more impulsive, which can be a good and a bad quality, whereas women might be better at assessing a risk more carefully.