Monocle editor-in-chief Tyler Brule wants to be remembered for not tweeting

Monocle magazine editor-in-chief Tyler Brule did an interview with Bloomberg Television this morning. Here’s how it went:

What was your first job?
My first job was working for W.H. Smith and I was paid in magazines because I was too young to get a proper salary.

Tyler Brule (credit:

What car do you drive?
I don’t drive; I’m driven.

Do you tweet?
I absolutely do not tweet.

What’s the best thing and worst thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is that I’m constantly on the road; I get to see the world. That’s also the worst thing about my job as well.

Are you a hare or a tortoise?
Hair on my head, tortoise shell frames.

What’s your biggest indulgence?
My biggest indulgence is probably my roaming charges.

What would you like to be remembered for?
Not tweeting.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A fighter pilot.

Imagine it’s your last day on Earth. What would be your last meal?
My last meal would be around one of the big communal tables at La Baracca in St. Moritz. Beef, mashed potatoes with pesto and a good salad.

* This editor-in-chief used to get paid in magazines (
* There’s a good comments thread about this on my Facebook page (