What They’re Thinking: Kathy Gornik
Frankly, where our growth is coming from are the foreign markets, where two-channel audio is very big and there’s a very strong demand for high-performance audio. With the dollar weaker than any time in memory, they are able to buy a lot more from us.
I don’t have any plans for retiring from (Thiel) any time soon. Ultimately we will reach a time in our lives where we will sell it. What I would do post-Thiel is probably to continue my volunteer work at the CATO Institute (a libertarian public policy research foundation in Washington, D.C.), the Institute for Justice (a libertarian law firm in Arlington, Va.) and Alliance for School Choice in Washington, D.C. I’m involved with a whole host of groups focused on individual liberty, individual rights, and I would probably just step up my involvement in those groups more than I’m able to now because I have to run my company.
It’s a total fantasy, because I don’t think I have the IQ level necessary, but if I could dream I would have gone to law school and become a judge and aspired to become a Supreme Court judge. I love the questions that they grapple with. I love thinking about the questions. I love the discipline your mind has to have to grapple with the principles, their amazing nuances and how they actually apply to real life people and real life situations. I just find that whole thing utterly fascinating.