Who are the most interesting business/tech people?

Consider this a pre-announcement of an audio interview series I’ll be launch in the next month or so, but I’m planning on releasing a series of informal interviews with interesting and thoughtful people in a variety of different disciplines. To start, I’m hoping to talk with some of the bright folk in my local community, including parenting book author Rahima Dancy, communications expert Amy Gahran, digital artist and geek Tom Vilot, futurist and head of the DaVinci Institute’s Thomas Frey, and eBay and Google affiliate expert Dan Murray.
Each will be 45-minutes to an hour long informal chats — probably with the clink of teacups in the background — that cover three basic questions: how did you get to where you are today, what are you doing today, and what do you envision yourself doing into the future? Each will be available as an MP3-format download in a podcast-compatible distribution mechanism, suitable for copying to your favorite MP3 player or burning to a CD for listening to while exercising or traveling.

As the old TV show Dragnet used to say, there are a million stories out there, and so I’d like to ask you, dear reader, if you can suggest interesting people that are either in the greater Denver metro area or really just about anywhere in the United States? With 25 years in the industry, I have an excellent network and there are few smart and innovative business people who are more than one or two hops away.
Keep your suggestions reasonable, however. In fact, I don’t think I could get to the Pope, Prince Charles or President Bush too easily, but business gurus Tom Peters and Jim Collins? Maybe.
Of course, if you’re an interesting person who is doing something remarkable or innovative with your life or career and are going to be in or near greater Denver, Colorado, I’d love to talk with you too!

3 comments on “Who are the most interesting business/tech people?

  1. DT – In reading your bio brief – Y are there 3 Y’s in “epynonymously”? If I was in a spelling bee I would go with “eponymously” 😉
    May I suggest Bill French (from the Boulder suburb of Keystone, CO) as a future interviewee?

  2. (1.) Seth Godin
    (2.) Ray Kurtzweil
    (3.) Cory Doctorow
    (4.) Richard Edelman
    (5.) James Surowiecki, author THE WISDOM OF CROWDS: Why the Many are Smarter Than the Few.
    (6.) Marcia Angell, author THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUG COMPANIES
    (7.) Barry Schwartz, author THE PARADOX OF CHOICE: WHY MORE IS LESS
    (8.) Lois Frankel, author NICE GIRLS DON’T GET THE CORNER OFFICE: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers
    (9.) Evan Williams, creator of Blogger and now Odeo podcasting service
    (10.) Bob Dylan: interview him about what he thinks of blogs and the web.
    Bob Dylan should have a blog! I’m starting to collect all his albums and listen to them obsessively. “Blood on the Tracks” and “Blonde on Blonde” tingle my brain.

  3. There is a freshman at DU named Hannah Corbin who is an extremely interesting young person. She does a blog, and she has a lot to say.

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