In Chapter 4 of 20 of his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author and writer Scott Gold answers "When Are You At Your Best?" Immediately, Gold notes he finds his best when the weather is nice. He finds good weather gets him outside, moving, and in the state of mind that keeps him productive. He notes how this then creates a positive cycle of self encouragement, a feedback loop which motivates him to do more. Ultimately this results in both increased productivity and happiness. Scott Gold is an author and writer based in New York City. When not writing, Gold moonlights as a bartender at Char no. 4 restaurant in Brooklyn. He earned a BA in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.