Naveen Gunawardane

The Managing Director of LYNEAR Wealth Management is a quantum physics nerd and wanna-be food critic who’ll do anything to keep from growing up

What one word would describe you?

On what occasion do you lie?
Me? Lie?

Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
My family

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
Spending the day with my two boys and ending the day with a shot (or two) of Scotland’s finest export

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
Empathy. Apparently, I don’t have any

Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
Growing up! Still trying to figure out how to do it!

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Ed Snowden

Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be, and why?
My phone. I am going to need that to call the fire brigade!

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Are you saying that I’m ugly?

What is your most treasured possession?
A bible given to me by my grandfather

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

What do you wish you had right now?
A nice Döner kebab

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
The Higgs Boson

Which historical figure do you admire most?
Nathan Mayer Rothschild

Who are your favourite writers?
Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, Robert Ludlum and Bradley West

What would you be doing in 20 years?
What I am doing right now. I am absolutely nuts about financial markets!

What is your motto?
“Life is too short; get on with it”

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Trust me, you don’t want to know!

If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?
I can’t swim!

When was the last time you tried something new, and what was it?
Becoming a food critic

What impact do you want to leave on the world?
Sorry, can’t think of a profound philosophical answer to that.