(Created by and republished with permission from Cincinnati Estate Planning Council, their Member Spotlight regularly highlights various members of the CEPC.
Cincinnati Estate Planning Council
We hope to connect our members, by giving an opportunity for us to learn more about each other - both professionally and personally.
We would like to thank Bob Buechner for sharing his the sage advices to "always do the hardest thing first". And Bob, if you figure out how to dunk a basketball, make sure to let us know so we can all be there for you!
You can view Bob's full bio here, but here are a few things about Bob that you may not know:
Q&A with Bob Buechner
Q: What was your first job?
A: My first job was a door-to-door Electrolux salesman.
Q: What do you wish you had known in college?
A: That there is real benefit in studying in groups, both to share outlines as well as to share questions.
Q: How would your colleagues would describe you?
A: My colleagues would describe me as fair, ambitious, and client oriented.
Q: What is the best show you’ve seen recently?
A: It’s a tie! Princeton over Arizona, and Princeton over Missouri in basketball.
Q: What’s the simplest thing you never learned to do?
A: Win enough at Blackjack to get kicked out of a casino for card counting.
Q: If you could trade jobs with anyone for a day, who would it be?
A: Sean Miller, the basketball coach at Xavier.
Q: What do you think is Cincinnati’s best-kept secret?
A: It is very easy to access the key people who are making the decisions. They are available and interested in input from others.
Q: What is your idea of happiness?
A: My idea of happiness is being engaged, productive, and believing I can make a difference in the way the world unfolds.
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: Not to say everything I am thinking.
Q: What is your pet peeve?
A: Smokers - Anywhere and everywhere! I hate passive smoke.
Q: What is your chief characteristic?
Q: What is your favorite food or drink?
A: A good red wine is my favorite drink.
Q: What talent would you most like to have?
A: Be able to dunk the basketball.
Q: What’s one luxury that’s always worth the splurge?
A: At my age, the one luxury that is always worth the splurge is flying first-class.
Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be?
A: Being invisible.
Q: What local organization do you most admire?
A: Prasco Pharmaceuticals in Mason, Ohio.
Q: Where would we find you on a typical Saturday?
A: On a golf course.
Q: What traits do you value most in your friends?
A: They accept me as I am.
Q: What is the most recent thing you’ve crossed off your bucket list?
A: Getting a hole in one (I hope this is true when this Q and A is published!).
Q: You know it’s going to be a good day when..
A: I make a three-point shot in basketball.
Q: What do you always have in your fridge?
Q: What is your motto?
A: Always do the hardest thing first.