Archive for December, 2009

john wooden

December 30, 2009

he led his ucla bruins to an unparalleled 10 national championships in 12 years. he was the first man to be inducted into the basketball hall of fame as both a player and a coach. in just shy of one century, this man has contributed more to the game of basketball than a young man can recognize or understand, and yet his indelible footprint on the game is dwarfed by the impact he has had in the greater arena of leadership. his “pyramid of succcess” philosophy is as likely to motivate and inspire in the conference room as it is in the locker room.

the sage wisdom of coach wooden has shaped countless young men and women into purposeful and determined leaders. not only is he an icon of style, but a model of success and integrity as well.

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richard linklater

December 22, 2009

he has the rare talent of making philosophical discourse accessible and engaging. having written and directed films that show characters sharing conversation so natural and intimate that you’ll feel like you are evesdropping, i believe he is one of the most “slept on” talents in hollywood.

kurt vonnegut jr.

December 17, 2009

the epitaph on the tombstone of his fictionalized character kilgore trout read, “life is no way to treat an animal.”

in my opinion, this statement showcases his sardonic humour and cutting insight better than any other. his tireless advocacy of rationality and equality has left an invaluable fingerprint on american literature that cannot soon be overlooked.

bjork

December 14, 2009

this nordic juggernaut of the arts is nearly synonomous with the word “creativity”. having pushed the expectations of fans and critics alike for over 20 years, she has been behind some of the most fantastical sonic and visual productions in contemporary music.

jonathan glazer

December 9, 2009

popular opinion calls the music video he directed for unkle’s “rabbit in your headlights” one of the greatest ever made. having worked with some of contemporary music’s most ingenious minds, he has found himself the leader of a cult following. please share your thoughts and opinion on this video if you feel so inclined.

christopher bailey

December 1, 2009

overseer of every creative corner in britain’s most recognizable fashion house. in just short of a decade, he has given the classic burberry tartan a breath of new life, insuring the brand a trend-setting relevance for years to come.