Hi Ann-Laure, i found your insights very helpful as it will help me to better my future interviews. To answer some of the questions i can add that what he meant by paying up at the end is that he received a golden Olympiad medal in mathematics in Iran, A silver one in same criteria in worldwide olympiads and .... . And he end up in Stanford as a PhD student. I will try to open up why this is important in my next interview with my friend. I did not add insights as i think that he was really on point most of the time.
I really like the insights you provide in every part Rachel, I must also say that i think that i was looking for the word you used "Enabler" and i found it. I also am very grateful that he as a parent knows about that the information he provides for his kids are biased through his perception of reality and he only needs to give them "freedom, encouragement and thick skin!".
Definitely glad to see interview like this. Thanks again
Thank you Hao for your response, i was really fearful that him being on point kinda destroy the interview but it is very good that i see comments like yours. The interview was done via telephone since i live in Brooklyn and he is Palo Alto, and we could not manage to use Skye or Hangout at the time but for my next interview i will try to add some pictures