CEO Andrew Liveris On How People Everywhere Give Him Energy

How drawing helps him recharge.

When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions. The Thrive Questionnaire is an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people.

Thrive Global: What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?
Andrew Liveris: I exercise most days. 

TG: What gives you energy?
AL: People. Everywhere. All the time. Doing things to help. Being a giver. Striving to do the right thing by people, always.

TG: What’s your secret life hack?
AL: I recharge by being an avid drawer- I design , draw and produce all my family’s birthday cards – have done so all their lives.

TG: Name a book that changed your life.
AL: The Encyclopedia Brittainica.

TG: Tell us about your relationship with your phone. Does it sleep with you?
AL: It’s always with me except when I go to bed.

TG: How do you deal with email?
AL: Fast . Zero in the inbox is a daily goal.

TG: You unexpectedly find 15 minutes in your day, what do you do with it?
AL: Go for a walk.

TG: When was the last time you felt burned out and why?
AL: 2008/2009 financial crisis . Worked 20/7 for three straight months

TG: Share a quote that you love and that gives you strength or peace.
AL: “History doesn’t repeat itself , but it often rhymes “ Mark Twain 

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