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Conversations with Hilary: Gordon Getty

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Gordon Getty is my father’s oldest and dearest friend. Since I can remember, Gordon has always been part of my life. I admire him so much and I have learned so much from him over the years. He’s a dedicated philanthropist, a whip-smart businessman, a lover of wine and wine making, and a talented composer – a true Renaissance Man. Most of all, I admire his overall generous spirit.

What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment?
Music, verse and economics

If you could be anything other than what you currently are, what would it be?
Babe Ruth

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

Eat breakfast and read the paper

What do you like most about what you do for a living/career?

Classical music
is the highest vocation

What were you passionate about when you were a kid?
Baseball

What are you passionate about now?
Music, verse and economics

What’s your favorite season? Why?
All equally

If you were a cocktail or drink, what would you be?
Odette Reserve Cabernet

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Don’t use one

If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
John Keats

Do you have any regrets?
Not to speak of

Define freedom?
Doing what you want

What are your personal core values?
Do what you can to improve things

Wow, it’s been almost a year since I launched Conversations with Hilary and I am so grateful to all of my great friends who have agreed to be part of this fun journey on the Blog. You can check out the Conversations with Hilary archive HERE to read any that you may have missed. Here are some of my favorites:
Marshawn Lynch, running back for the Seattle Seahawks
Rich Higgins, Master Cicerone and consulting beer expert for PlumpJack Wine & Spirits – Noe
Jennifer Montana, designer and philanthropist
Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley
Eoin Harrington, singer and songwriter