excellent people

I've been reflecting today on my great good fortune in meeting and interviewing some pretty amazing people. For me, it's not the celebrity factor that appeals. For me, the best part is meeting people who are incredibly passionate about what they do and are excellent at it. These people are an inspiration. They energize me more than any motivational speaker can. Consider this the launch of a series of posts. First up will be the list (in no particular order). Then in future posts I'll tell you a bit about each meeting and why I felt so inspired. As you'll see, I'm setting myself up for A LOT of posts -- and hopefully the number will continue to increase. Check back.

Martha Stewart • Isabella Rossellini • Thomas O'Brien • Tricia Foley • Barbara Barry • Darryl Carter • Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer • Lord Wedgwood • Cath Kidston • Barclay Butera • Eric Cohler • Lulu Guinness • Philip Treacy • Kate and Andy Spade • Kathryn Ireland • Jamie Drake • Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams • Mark Badgley and James Mischka