Briefly describe yourself and where you're from, what you study etc.
My name is Kasper Nymand, I was born in 1994, grew up in the countryside of Roskilde, Denmark, and spent quite an amount of my spare time playing around with technology, electronics and gadgets. I’ve always had an interest in new technology, which probably stems from my father at Sony, and my two older brothers, one being a web developer.
I got my first desktop computer in around the year of 2000, but one thing I clearly remember was when my dad brought gadgets home, especially an intelligent, now discontinued, robot dog by Sony, called AIBO. Such an inspiration.
Besides technology, I really enjoy marketing, psychology, and staying up-to-date on the newest tendencies, lifestyles, innovation and products. I’m very open-minded by nature, and I really enjoy spending time around people from all over the world, which is also why I chose the international study programme in Marketing Management, at Cphbusiness (Copenhagen Business Academy).
At some point, you will probably also find me traveling the world by myself, or with a soulmate.
What would I be doing if I wasn’t interning at Forecast?
Hopefully be in another company, since it's mandatory for my education right now. 😉 Else I would probably work full-time on a personal project, do some blogging, or what not. I really enjoy the startups environment, feel the whole business grow, and hopefully make at least a small difference for some people in the other end.
What one word describes my childhood?
Interesting. Well, I’ve always been a person who questioned everything, and thought of ways to do something better, improve it, or make it align with my personal values. But not really in the outgoing way, I was more considering all the opportunities myself, and tried to study the matter by myself.
I spent quite some time figuring myself out, and tried to discover the definition of myself. I’ve dealt with anxiety, and still often do at times, but through psychology I’ve learned to handle it, and keep a balance in my life.
How do I wind down after work?
After a great day at work, or just after an overwhelming time out; I really enjoy to go out in nature, preferably near the ocean, and just do nothing. At other times, music is the answer. Great music can really get the feelings flowing.
If I was to tell one person “Thank You” for helping me become the person I am today, who would it be and why?
Well, it’s very hard to choose just one person. My closest friends mean a bunch to me, and have really helped me become the person I am today. There are only a few people that I can truly recharge my energy around. I can’t and will not choose between any of them.
One person though that has helped me quite much in many ways, even though I have never met him in person yet (even after 10+ years), is Cláudio from Brazil. He’s a physician, and runs his own office in Uberaba.
What movie or fictional character do I most identify with?
To be honest, I don’t really watch many movies. When I do, I rarely remember the characters by name afterwards.
What's the thing I enjoy doing the most?
Even though it can drain me at times; spending time with the people closest to me can make any period look brighter. It doesn’t always matter what we do, if anything, but just being there together is everything.
If you really knew me, you'd know _____.
How weird, spontaneous and random my humor can be, while still being very mindful about everything, and spend most of my time in my mind. I can look very serious on the outside, while being super playful, and adventurous on the inside. I often spend time in my bed, lights off, and just relax.
If I were to start a company from scratch, what values would I build it on?
Transparency, global, open, health, comfort and personal growth.
What's the number one thing I want to achieve in life?
Being happy, grow, build a family, and a solid group of friends I truly love and care about.
What characteristic do I most admire in others?
Being real. Say what you mean, and do what you say. So inspiring.
What superpower would I like to have?
It might sound clichée, but I would really like to be able to fix people’s problems with the blink of an eye. I believe that helping others, reflects at least the same back to yourself.
What’s the most important lesson I’ve learned in the last year?
Be yourself, since that is the person that real friends should care about. Don't care about the people who try to bring you down. Get rid of those.
How do I act when I'm stressed out?
Depends on the situation. I can get a bit anxious, but usually I manage to stay focused, and get the job done in the best possible way. If it gets too much, I like to take a walk in a peaceful area, refresh my mind, and think things through.
Sports or other activities?
I really enjoy being active, it can be a great mood-booster, clear your mind, and at the same time it feels awesome to be healthy. Whether it’s fitness, running, body-weight, hiking, dog walking, or just taking a walk. It all helps. I’m also the type of person that likes to track everything with gadgets, and see how I’m doing compared to previous periods, and my other friends.
In the same way, eating healthy foods is on top of my mind.