Q&A with Ramin Estifaie, Forty Under 40 Winner 2020; Co-founder and CEO, CSN Pharma (Canadian Sports Nutrition Inc.), Age 38
Who or what is responsible for your work ethic?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Drinking milk straight from the bottle.
What is the best book you would recommend?
Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe by Dave Williams.
Now that you’re entering your 40s, what goals have you set for yourself?
Go from pescatarian to vegetarian. Create more jobs and help to build a stronger start-up community. More exploration and lifelong learning. More frequent meditations.
Choose one of these five childhood career dreams: Rock star, star athlete, prime minister, astronaut, detective.
Name your happiest place.
Grandpa’s old house.
What was your toughest business or professional decision?
Selling my first startup.
Advice you would give your 20-year-old self?
Enjoy more, worry less.
What is your best habit?
Early morning workouts.
Tell us one improbable fact about yourself.
I had pursued four years of education in music and became the lead guitarist in a local hard rock band when I was 22.
Best piece of advice ever received?
What career highlight are you most proud of?
The first startup in my mid-20s.