This is a work in progress, but below I've listed fifteen individuals who I'd love to have a cup of tea with. If you have any introductions you can make or have stories to share, I would love to hear from you. I will continue updating this list with more information as this project evolves.
Richard Branson @richardbranson
Entrepreneur, adventurer, author, "Dr. Yes"
Jack Dorsey @jack
Founder of Twitter and Square, fellow midwestern native
"The Oracle of Omaha"
Marketing guru, inspiring author, fellow blogger
UPDATE (11/5/2014) Got to meet Seth! Thank you @megancasey. Story to follow.
UPDATE (2/20/2013) Along with meeting Kevin Rose tonight, a mutual awesome friend, @megancasey, founder of Pack and co-founder of Squidoo may be able to help me with Seth. Seth also founded Squidoo and the site is now among the top fifty trafficked sites in the U.S. Thanks Megan :)
Tim Ferriss @tferriss
Best-selling author, self quantifier, life hacker
Leo Babauta @zen_habits
UPDATE (5/23/2013) Had tea with Leo! Story coming soon.
Top blogger and expert on all things habits
Bill Gates @BillGates
Founder of Microsoft
Jay Z @S_C_
Twelve number one albums
Kevin Rose @kevinrose
Partner at Google Ventures, founder of digg
UPDATE (2/20/2013) Met Kevin Rose tonight at a Google Ventures live recording of "Foundation", a series where Kevin interviews founders. Kevin agreed to have tea with me after his wedding. So excited! Also, Kevin is good friends with Tim, maybe he can make an introduction.
Founder of Google
Elon Musk @elonmusk
Founder of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and PayPal
Paul McCartney @PaulMcCartney
Member of the greatest rock and roll band in history
Greatest NBA player to play the game
Lead singer of U2
Ai Weiwei @aiww
Brave Chinese artist
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