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Quarantine with RippleWorx, Andreas Ottl

Introduce yourself, tell us about a typical day for you prior to COVID-19.

My Name is Andreas Ottl, I am a retired professional soccer player and one of the co-founders of RippleWorx. I live in Munich/Germany and have been working remotely for about five weeks as a player agent and also help with business development for Rippleworx in Europe.

What does a typical day look like for you now, in quarantine?

My wife and I wake up at 6:30am preparing breakfast and making coffee before our daughter wakes up. We then prepare our daughter for the day and have breakfast together. After breakfast, I take my dog for a walk. Then I head to my office at home and spend roughly half of the day on the telephone speaking with several people. We try to have dinner as a family almost every day when I am not traveling.

What has been the biggest change for you, living in quarantine?

Normally I travel around three to four days a week for work. Now, traveling is not possible at all. That has been a big change but I enjoy being able to spend more time with my wife and daughter.

What kinds of things are keeping you active in this situation?

I like to exercise four to five times a week, mostly running outside.

What kinds of things are keeping you mentally healthy during this time?

I read several newspapers daily, especially sports, economics and finance.

What’s your guilty quarantine pleasure?

Eating too many sweets…

Are you enjoying any books, tv shows, board games, etc.?

Not at all, I just read the newspaper and sometimes watch tv but not too often. I am not playing any board games.

What are you looking forward to most, once quarantine is over?

Being able to travel again and being busy the whole week. I also look forward to going out for lunch or dinner with my family and friends or drinking a coffee in the cafe around the corner.

What advice do you have for our readers?

It's a tough time for everyone, but especially in such times you appreciate your good friends and your family. I am so happy to have my wife and daughter around me and that we are all healthy. Stay healthy and be helpful to your neighbours and people around you.

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