Mr. Meise, how would you describe yourself?
I’m pretty crazy, actually, but that’s part of my job. For my sixtieth birthday, my children gave me a picture that says, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” It’s a quote from Steve Jobs. Except that here, they’ve added “stay creative”. To be sure, it isn’t enough to stay hungry. There are other things that can motivate you as well. Like dissatisfaction. That may sound negative, but I think dissatisfaction is an important motivating factor for me.
Can you explain that in more detail?
II’m never satisfied with the status quo. That’s why I started Occhio. I’m totally convinced that you can always do more if you want to combine innovation with design, to create something truly new. The product has to give people something they haven’t seen before and that will improve their lives. And you have to be a little crazy to be able to do that without compromise.