Top thinker Michael Wade who has a wonderful blog reminds me of the super-cool designer Stefan Stagmeister. I will leave Daniel Pink and Michael to tell their own tale in the link. Mine is that upon coming across Stefan's work and reading one or two of his inspiring books, I wrote to Stefan to complement him on his concepts and had a very thoughtful personal note in reply. More recently I wrote to Stefan again, this time to send him one or two things in which I thought he would be interested. Again I got a very personal note but this time from one of his team saying that Stefan couldn't reply in person as he was having a 'client-free year'. I love it.