Nathan Edward G. Hayes-Fry
What are your credentials?
A reasonable diversity of life experiences, and a Juris Doctor, 2013, form the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law.
Where are you from?
Regina, Saskatchewan – where it so flat you can watch your dog run away for three straight days.
Early bird, or night owl?
The nightiest of Night Owls.
What’s the worst hairstyle you’ve ever had?
I used to be that kid who shaved images and sometimes entire sentences into the back of my brush cut.
How would you describe the way you dance?
It’s a certain Je-ne-said-quoi with a dash of off-beat.
Would you rather never be able to use emojis again or never be able to spell correctly again?
As a modern professional, I’ll say emojis, but if I were an ancient Egyptian Professional, I guess I’d say spelling. Perspective is neato.
When was the last time you did something impulsive and lived to regret it?
Eggnog Ice cream is delicious, chocolate milk is delicious, but a milkshake made from both is not.
If you could eat only one type of food for a year — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — what would you choose?
Tito’s combo shwarma platter.
How long do you think you’d survive in a zombie apocalypse?
I’m not sure, I have the same aversion to camping as I do to death.
How do you hang toilet paper: over or under?
What’s important is, I’m the kind of husband who changes the roll.
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
The growth of Hayes Fry Law.
What has been most influential in your life so far?
My formal education in Philosophy.
What are you most proud of?
I am proud of the business my wife and I have built, and I am proud of the Wife I married, I am proud of the son I’ve raised. Lastly, while it’s taken 5 years, I’m now back to the same size t-shirt as when I graduated law school.
What’s the greatest challenge you overcame?
Either having my son at the age of 21, or my Articling year (legal internship)
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
While I don’t trust billionaires, Jeff Bezos once said of his Blue Origin Project “None of this is easy, all of this is hard. Big things start small.” And those words have really stuck with me.
What are you really terrible at?
I’m really good at remembering what needs to be done, I’m terrible at remembering if it got done.
What show are you most likely to binge-watch, or movie you’ll re-watch?
I can always re-watch the Sopranos, and I try to re-watch LOTR about every 18 months.
The Great Outdoors, or The Great Home Theatre?
The Great Home Theatre
What’s the best book you’ve read recently?
“How the World Works” Vaclav Smil, or “The Dawn of Everything – A new History of Humanity” David Graber & David Wengrow
If you could go to dinner with any person, living, dead, or fictional, who would it be?
I’ve always wanted the opportunity to talk to Average Joes throughout ancient history to understand their general perspectives and attitudes – all that cultural history that just can’t or is never recorded.