Jan Leube, the liberal dreamer
Posted on June 28, 2017

Jan Leube, Regional Executive Creative Director at Publicis ME left his Germany two years ago enthusiastic about discovering a new culture and most of all keep doing what he does best: crafting inspiring stories on behalf of brands. Meet him through this light questionnaire that reveals another side of himself.

What gets you up in the morning?

Guilt.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Thinking.

Who do you ultimately want to become?

David Foster Wallace. 

 

What is your greatest extravagance?

Forgetting.

What’s your motto in life?

Perfection exists only in projection.

What keeps you in the game?

The goals .

What keeps you up at night?

Deciding what to dream.

What would be your worst nightmare?

America turning into Russia.

What inspires you most?

Discipline. 

What music have you been listening to lately?

Ansgar Huppertz. 

What is the gadget you cannot live without?

Fresh Air.

What quality do you most look up to in a woman?

Blindness.

What quality do you most look up to in a friend?

A good memory and the absence of judgement. 

Who would you like to sit next to on a seven-hour flight?

Myself.

If you could live for one day the life of another person, who would it be?

Ricky Gervais.  

If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be; and what question would you ask him/her?

Michael Sandford. Why?

If you were to be reincarnated, what would you like to come back as?

My son's girlfriend. ( I don't even have kids)

If you were to change profession, what would you choose to do?

Film Director.

What do you consider to be the greatest headline of all time?

"Only today: 99 cents"

What business tip would you give the newbies?

Solve your client's brief as if it were your business. 

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Productivity

Where can we find you on a Friday night?

Bed

If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why?

Healing by prayer

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Study Interest rates.

What is the one word you catch yourself saying too often?

Ideally.

What would you like to be doing five years from now?

Not saying "ideally" so often.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

Right here. 

What’s the last book you read or movie you saw?

James Frey "million little pieces"; 

Phil Collins "not dead yet";

Both are stories of destructive addictions and the patterns behind them.

What is the one thing you wish you have designed?

Pancakes .

 

Who Are You?

I am… therefore I get on with it

I like… laughing

I want… as little as possible . 


I have… too much. 


I wish… I were less ignorant 


I hate… my smugness

I fear… ignorance

I Google… therefore I am traceable 

I wonder... if anyone will find this interesting

I regret... regretting

I love the truth

I need... the feeling of not needing

If I ruled the world... I would be google 

I dream... to make room on my hard drive

 

My Favourite… 

Dream Destination: Oberried in the black Forrest 

Restaurant: Der Goldene Adler in Oberried 

Hotel: Saifi Suites, Beirut

Meal: Sina's Arabiata

Quote: Don't follow leaders, feed your parking meters.

Book: Le Petit Nicolas

Movie: Sideways

Flower: rose

Animal: whatever

Poet: Shakespeare 

Writer: David Foster Wallace 

Music/band: Bob Dylan, Nina Simone 

Painter: Chaim Soutine

Heroes: Eric Blair