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Daniel Hoffer

Menlo Park, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 46 Positive References3 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Chinese, Hebrew (modern), Indonesian
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2003
  • Business things
  • Diverse experiences, Harvard BA, Col...
  • From Brookline, MA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To cultivate a heart as peaceful, joyful, and lovely as that of a flower. -- Toshitsugu Takamatsu

ABOUT ME

I am a truth-seeker (a philosopher), a traveler, a warrior, a businessman. Getting more mellow as I enter my mid-30's (relative to the crazy adventure-seeker I was for some of my 20's), but determined to keep the spark alive. Still have high hopes and dreams. Would like to change the world in some meaningful ways, both on the for-profit and non-profit side.

PHILOSOPHY

Always strive for perfection. Never forget where you came from. Remember what is important. An act of kindness is never wasted. What you do in life echoes in eternity. Keep fighting.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

As co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of CouchSurfing, I am a huge supporter of the organization - but it is the team that works full-time for the organization, and the members and contributors that make this community amazing, that do the real work every day!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted friends for up to a month at a time and European surfers for a weekend .. couch surfed on a cycling trip from New Orleans to Atlanta, in a village in Indonesia, on a vacation in Sicily and in Colombia, during a business trip to Seoul, and at a remote cattle ranch in Texas (among other places) ..

Interests

Adventure travel, spirituality, cycling, hiking, tennis, budo, skiing, business, technology, nature. Good breakbeats free me.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: The Matrix, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Breakfast Club, Devil Wears Prada, The Usual Suspects, When Harry Met Sally, Batman Begins, American Beauty, some others. Books: The Fountainhead, Ender's Game, poetry (Rilke, Yuan Mei, Whitman). Music: Everything from Nickelback, Bon Jovi and Metallica to breakbeats, Enya and a cappella.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Spent 3 weeks trekking through the jungles of Borneo with indigenous Dayak headhunters.

Teach, Learn, Share

How to integrate, without cognitive dissonance, capitalist ambitions and a desire to help the world.

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, British

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, United States

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