Simon & Garfunkel
Paul is without a doubt one of the great songwriters of all-time, let alone our time. The guy has been making good records for over five decades and he’s done it across damn near every genre. Hit after hit after hit. Me and Julio? That song gives me life. Don’t get me started on Graceland. If God has ever put his spirit inside an artist’s body and made an album, that album would be Graceland…And then there is Garfunkel. I don’t know Art’s work exceptionally well, but the way Paul talks about him, Art must be something very special.
Procter & Gamble
William Procter made candles in England. He came to the U.S. and married a woman whose brother made soap. Everyone thought it was a little weird, a grown man spending all his time making soap. Candles, sure, but soap? We were obviously wrong about the soap guy. It’s a testament to Procter’s judgement that he saw something in Gamble nobody else did. And I mean nobody.
Wilbur & Orville Wright
If not for Wilbur Wright, humankind might still be stuck on the ground. He dared to give us wings. With hard work and unbridled imagination, he built Kitty Hawk. The rest is aviation history…Of course, you can’t tell the whole story without mentioning the other brother, Orville. Orville flew as a passenger in Wilbur’s plane once. Wilbur is always so generous with Orville. Generosity is just one of the many traits that makes Wilbur so special.
Lewis & Clark
Most people get tired on a two-day road trip in an air-conditioned car. Not Meriwether Lewis. He covered thousands of miles west of the Mississippi and he did so without modern luxuries like the Patagonia fleece. So happy with Lewis was Jefferson that he named Lewis the Governor of the Louisiana Territory. Sadly, Lewis drank himself to death. Might have been suicide…Oh, I just remembered that Clark was on that expedition with him. I think?
Larry Page & Sergey Brin
Google changed the world and that’s thanks to Larry. The PageRank algorithm? Larry. First Google CEO? Larry. A dude funding flying car companies? You guessed it: Larry. It’s amazing what he’s done…And of course, Sergey was always by his side. What I love about Sergey is how much more Larry gets done when Sergey is around.