The Chairman of Bain & Company Orit Gadiesh on What Gives Her Energy

And the first thing she does when she gets out of bed.

When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions. The Thrive Questionnaire is an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people.

Thrive Global: What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?
Orit Gadiesh: If I am home: pet my dog. If I am traveling: call my husband.

TG: What gives you energy?
OG: Traveling with my family; reading (non-business); great theatre; time with good friends; brainstorming exciting new ideas; walking in the park — or anywhere — with my dog; having — and feeling that I had — a good night’s sleep.

TG: Tell us about your relationship with your phone. Does it sleep with you?OG: I use it a lot but not compulsively. It never sleeps with me.

TG: You unexpectedly find 15 minutes in your day, what do you do with it?
OG: I pick up the phone and talk to a friend.

Orit Gadiesh is widely acknowledged as an expert on management and corporate strategy. As Chairman of Bain & Company, the global strategy consulting firm, Ms. Gadiesh has worked with hundreds of CEOs and senior executives of major international companies on strategy development and the implementation of change within the corporation.