Bear Pause: George Karos '93

George Karos 1993 Bear Pause

George Karos '93 is grateful to be back in Minnesota with his wife, two girls and two shichons, even though he's faced with his childhood at every turn. 

Q: What is your idea of a fruitful day?
A: Going fishing, picking wildflowers and having a picnic with my three girls.  

Q: It’s been said that everyone gets 15 minutes of fame. What happened during your 15 minutes?
A: In 1982, I won a microwave in a raffle at the Niata picnic, an annual get together for people from my dad's village in Greece. 

Q: If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be?
A: Andrej Karpathy, Brother Leondis (a monk from Mt. Athos) and Rod Anderson and Chuck Ritchie ‘57 (joint interview) 

Q: What book has influenced you greatly? How?
A: “Rethinking Humanity” by Tony Seba and James Arbib. The book positively supports my views on how many new technologies are currently driving innovation and disruption across many industries, accelerating simultaneously, at exponential rates to benefit The People of the global world, hopefully leading to an increase in equality and opportunity for all.  

Q: What are your three favorite smells?
A: Bean Row Bakery, mint and dill 

Q: If someone rented a billboard for you, what would you put on it?

Q: If you could have the answer to any question, what would it be?
A: Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Q: Who is your hero?
A: Brett Shogren ‘92

Q: If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why?
A: Mani Peninsula, Greece: the only region of Greece that was not overthrown. 

Q: What teacher inspired you the most? How?
A: Mr. Woolman: my fundamental writing skills were quite poor upon entering Blake. Mr. Woolman continued to encourage me and spent many hours after class helping me to improve. I will always be grateful to him for his desire to help, and his gentle yet challenging instruction. More importantly, he gave me the confidence to learn and never give up. Thank you, Mr. Woolman. 

Q: What's your dream job?
A: To be a potter