We think it’s important to really get to know our xinja work comrades; unpack what they’re really into – as you never know where that hobby might come in handy when you’re designing and building a bank.
In this series, we bring you the secret lives of Xinjas; an exploration of what rocks their world. We introduce this fresh duo #xinjaNic Nicole and #xinjaNat Nathalie.
What are you most proud of working at Xinja? “Helping Xinja get the banking license and launch a product to market!“ – #xinjaNic
What is your Xinja name and what do you do at Xinja?
Nathalie: #XinjaNat – I look after relationships with our fabulous technology partners.
Nicole: #XinjaNic – Whatever is required to get us operating like a real bank.
What are you most proud of working at Xinja?
Nathalie: Building something amazing with some incredibly smart humans.
Nicole: Helping Xinja get the banking license and launch a product to market!
We hire Xinjas with a voracious learning mindset. What is the latest thing you’ve read, heard or seen that blew your mind?
Nathalie: I’ve been getting into philosophy lately – I’m trying to use the Socratic method in day to day life to explore ideas and uncover assumptions. It’s driving my kids insane.
Nicole: I’ve just finished reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. The whole book was eye-opening!
What future technology or trend excites you the most?
Nathalie: I can’t wait for my car to drive me home.
Nicole: Anything that makes my life easier and more convenient.
How would you describe your relationship with money?
Nathalie: Lots of opportunity for improvement!
Nicole: Look for the best deal, ask if you really need it, and save as much as you can for a rainy day.
Confession time – what do you waste money on?
Nathalie: Shoes and Cheese.
Nicole: Books and skin care products.
Halo time – what’s the best thing you’ve spent money on?
Nathalie: Holidays and micro- finance organisations like Good Return
Nicole: Travelling – I always learn so much from experiencing different places and cultures
If you weren’t at Xinja, what would you be doing?
Nathalie: Trying to figure out what to do with my life
Nicole: No idea! Hopefully some place where I can make a difference.
Weekend hobby: “…Being a taxi driver for my kids, or diving, hula-hooping, eating or reading“ – #xinjaNat
What is your weekend hobby
Nathalie: Being a taxi driver for my kids, or diving, hula-hooping, eating or reading (weather dependant!)
Nicole: Does catching up on sleep count? Otherwise it’s watching movies or tv shows/dramas, reading or something arts and crafts.
If you were to get a tattoo, what would it say or what would the image be?