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20 Questions We Ask Everyone

Daily Maverick Publisher & CEO, Styli Charalambous, answers our questions.

Styli Charalambous

Publisher & CEO

Favourite Book
The coffee table book we’re going to publish for DM’s 10th birthday.
Beach or bush?
Beach with warm waters.
What will our children’s generation just not understand?
Having to shout at your brother to get off the phone so you can use the internet.
Career highlight
Making payroll.
Favourite film
A fish called Wanda.
If you could read one person’s mind, whose would it be?
My six-year-old daughter’s. Especially when it looks like she is plotting to overthrow a government or her brother’s demise.
Biggest bugbear?
Entitled people. And capitalism.
What secret talent do you have?
Rubik’s cubing and getting school shoes onto above-mentioned six-year-old.
The last person I texted was…
My cricket team.
The text said…
This pain is normal for people my age.
Your hero
My wife – tolerance personified.
Your villian
Death row meal
Lab-grown steak and chips.
Most likely thing you did to arrive on death row
Stopped meditating.
Worst job you ever had
I am extremely fortunate to have been employed all my adult life but having to work as a kid, in the family supermarket, on weekends and school holidays sucked big time.
What will break the Internet?
Wikileaks publishing Donald Trump’s browser history.
Quote to live by?
“The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
If I were President I would create the Ministry of:…
Getting shit done and holding people accountable.
If I had a 3D printer I would print?
Another 3D printer.
What have you gotten away with?
A misguided childhood.