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#FINNFam Friday | Meet Chris Edwards

May 13, 2022

What was the most recent book you enjoyed?

Does the menu at The Cheesecake Factory count?

What is the one principle that has guided your life and career?

Be true to who you are no matter what it takes or what it costs. Unless, of course, you’re a serial killer. Then you gotta bury that sh*t deep.

What is the one professional development tip that has been invaluable to you?

It’s okay to make mistakes … as long as you learn from them. I am risk-averse by nature but keeping this in the back of my mind frees me up to take more chances. It’s something you need to be willing to do as a creative person if you want to do breakthrough work.

What is your favorite app, and your favorite electronic gadget?

APP: Hmmm … that’s a tough one. Right now, I’d have to say the one that comes on your iPhone that counts your steps—it’s white with a heart on it. I never knew what it did until someone told me it counts your steps. Now I’m obsessed–and embarrassed to admit that today my count was only 585. In my defense, there was a monsoon outside.

GADGET: I’d have to say the remote control to my room darkening shades. Every morning and every night it’s like magic.

What song gets you pumped?

“I Wish” by Skeelo. You know it, it starts out “I wish I was a little bit taller, y’all…” (because I do).