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Vasily Klyukin | Entrepreneur & Businessman
Vasily Klyukin is Russian businessman, co-founder of Sovcombank, a commercial bank. Manages real estate fund K2H, is keen on architecture, organized Stars-Bridge, a group for the support of the Russian contemporary art, in particular held a series of worldwide exhibitions of Andrei Sharov: in Moscow, Miami, Paris and Monaco. Since 2011 Stars-Bridge has held Art.Nocturnal, an annual night-time exhibition in Monte Carlo’s Japanese stone garden.
Recently the 37-year-old was the highest bidder at a Cannes film festival fundraiser for charity. Vasily paid $1.5 million for a flight to space with Hollywood heart throb Leonardo DiCaprio in the Virgin Galactic space ship.
My Definition Of Success | Success means the life for me.
First of all, it provides me an opportunity to communicate with the people, which are interesting to me.
As well as to visit the places I had dreamed about for a long time.
I Am Driven By | The dream drives me, the desire to touch, to see, and to read my creations.
My Highlights | 1,5 year ago I set a goal – to release the book on architecture in 3 and a half months.
All I had was the idea of the only tower.
Despite the fact, that I’m not an architect and have no art education, over this time I created 50 towers, as well as found the companies, which made the 3D-modeling of my concepts.
Also I have found the publisher, who agreed to publish my works, despite the fact that I was able to show only 5 pictures, but I have promised to complete 300 of them on time.
I’ve managed to do everything in time!
The Difference Between Good And Great | The latter truly love what they do.
A Key Talent | Well, I don’t have step by step guide, but I can recommend what has worked for me. You should break the task into questions. Then you have to think about completing it one by one. It’s always good to have some backup ready – plan B, plan C, and so on. And have no doubt – the answer is always there, you just need to find it.
And one more advice – read more, especially science fiction and detective stories.
The Characteristics Of Success | Purposefulness and ardour.
I always think “how can I get it done”? I have no choice between Yes and No. And the answer is always Yes, I can do it!
Principles I Live By | Kindness. I’m a kind person and I strive for the good people. I try to avoid evil.
Critical Skills I Develop | Confidence that everything will turn out.Also I relied on friends, real friends. So the trust is very important, too.
How I Use My Mind | I’m going over numerous options in my head and I choose the most likely sequence of events that will lead to the desired result.
Lessons I Have Learnt | The time is not infinite. There is no tomorrow. Only today, even until the late night. Nothing should be put off till tomorrow.
Dealing With Doubt | I have experienced the fear only when I was courting my future wife.
Love is such a feeling…either it’s there or it’s not. It’s very hard to create one. We need to outdo ourselves.
I achieved my goal: she loves me, we are happy together and we have a son.
Resources I Use To Stay Inspired | I’m reading a lot, watching movies, traveling, surfing the internet.
But my favorite pastime is – thinking: analyzing and fantasizing.
My Future Dreams And Ambitions | I want to purchase a helicopter.
The Meaning Of Life | To live without ceasing to be amazed.
The Best Advice I’ve Received | To wash hands before eating :)
Advice On Building Wealth | To think, to plan, to try, and not to give up.
I Am Inspired By | I don’t know. Probably the world around me. Perhaps, in my previous life I was living in the future, so I memorized something.
The Legacy I Would Like To Leave | A couple of buildings that will change the course of architecture.
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