Andrew Murray, as a founder of OpenSnow and one of its meteorologists, has foregone reading the weather for the masses. Instead, his company reports on up-to-the-hour snow conditions on some of the nation’s most popular ski slopes—helping skiers and snowboarders determine the best times to race down the mountain.
Beyond predicting the weather, Murray also enjoys traveling and focusing on having fun. However, in-between all that, Murray took a moment with Crunchbase News to answer questions from our Proust series.
What would you otherwise be doing right now?
Probably on a plane to somewhere in Asia. I’ve never been.
Your main fault?
I’m not good at commitment.
The quality you most desire in a tweet?
Getting a point across with character.
Your idea of misery?
What do you appreciate the most in your friends?
Your chief characteristic
What skill do you wish you possessed?
Ability to focus better… or at all.
Your most impactful book?
You Don’t Know Me by David Klass
What defines success?
Happiness. I get to do what I want and travel where I want. I’m happy therefore successful.
When is confidence lost?
When things are continuously going wrong.
What virtues do others have that you don’t?
What impact do you want to leave behind?
I just want to make people smile in the end.
What’s the biggest problem tech is failing to solve?
There’s a lot. But I think tech is not solving divisiveness in the world.