Conversation with Alan Greenspan …

… the best part and the most personal one of the whole conversation at the World Business Forum were the last 10 minutes, when the questions became more personal:

Has your education in music helped you in your life as economist?

I always seem to me, that the Mozart genome is so close to a genome of a great mathematician. (By the way, Marvin MInsky said the same).

Who do you admire the most?

politician: Winston Churchill
scientist: Isaac Newton
economist: Adam Smith, Peter Schumpeter (creative destruction, see also Brian Arthur in my blog about Schumpeter)

Of all the achievements you have received in your live and career, which is the one you are the proudest of?

To ask my wife to marry me!
And Alan Greenspan described this in a very emotional and touching way!

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