You What?

Mike Mushett, CEO, Turnstone
1/4/2019
Jeffrey Crane
You What?

Do you have a nickname? Everyone in my family is known as Mush

In what city did you grow up? Norwalk, Ohio

What is your favorite part of your job? Engaging with the Turnstone clients and staff

What do you actually do at your job? Provide a vision and leadership, hire skilled people, don’t micromanage and let them do their job

What do you love most about Fort Wayne? The people

What was your first job? Picking strawberries when I was 8 years old

Who is your hero? Winston Churchill

Do you have a motto you live by? If so, what is it? Always treat others with respect/like I would like to be treated

What would you choose as your last meal? Prime rib – medium rare

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party (living, dead, famous, real or fictional)? Jesus of Nazerath

Who would you like to see perform in concert? U2 and Coldplay

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Tasmania, Australia, to visit my son and new granddaughter

How often do you exercise? Daily

What does your workout regimen consist of? Stretching, strength training and running

What profession would you never try? Mountain climber

What is something nobody knows about you? I am the first person in my family to receive a college degree. I went to college on a football scholarship

If you could solve one major problem, what would it be? Replace violence and hatred with mutual understanding and peaceful resolution of differences

Where will you go on your next vacation? Visit my son and daughter in New York City

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” (George Bernard Shaw) 

What’s your biggest fear? Letting down those who are depending on me

What is the best gift you have ever been given? Being born in the USA and being provided the opportunity to choose my life’s path

Name one person who has inspired you in your life. High school football coach and mentor, Mike Gottfried

Do you make up jokes or steal them? I “borrow” them, no need to recreate the wheel

Would you rather be invisible or read minds? Invisible – not sure I want to know what people are thinking about me

What is one important skill you think everyone should have? Ability to communicate – expressing yourself, but also knowing how to listen

What skill would you like to master? Function on less sleep – never enough hours in the day

Who was your first celebrity crush? Annette Funicello – Mickey Mouse Club

What song best describes your work ethic? Taking Care of Business by Bachman Turner Overdrive

What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Monkey brain soup

If you had to teach someone one thing, what would you teach? Interpersonal skills

What gets you excited and driven to achieve? Coming to work every day and engaging with the Turnstone family

What is your favorite...

Vacation spot? Anywhere with sunshine, warm weather and a golf course

Holiday? Why? Thanksgiving – family, friends, great food and football

Sports team? I am cursed – the Cleveland Browns

Drink? Chocolate milkshake (made with vanilla ice cream)

Movie? Braveheart

Downtown locale? Embassy Theatre

Fast food restaurant? ACME Pizza

Hobby? Golf

Flavor of ice cream? Cherry garcia 


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