5 People You Want to Know

This is a really, really good idea. And Tim is the kind of guy that will meet all of them.

Like Tim asks, If you could choose only five people in the world to get to know in the 2008, who would they be? It can be anyone you want that is alive; people to help with business, people who interest you, etc. [His list: The Crystal Method band members, Rick Rubin, Jeff Corwin, Jamiroquai, Francis Ford-Coppola, Hayao Miyazaki]. Please provide a link to the person or an explanation who they are if its not very obvious.

My list of the five people I want to get to know this year:

1. Eminem

2. Mark Cuban

3. Marc Andreessen

4. Steven Pressfield

5. Umair Haque


I don’t want to publish my list because I think it would be a little creepy to let the people know that I’m coming for them but I did make one for myself. It’s a great idea for everyone to do the same. And Tim is 100% right, you wouldn’t believe the people I have talked to (or was contacted by) because I put myself out there.

Written by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.