Here is what you suggested:
Blog reader suggestions:
Sam Zell, Scott Simon, Jean Marie Evaillard
Tim Cook of Apple Co seems an obvious call and, although I hear he’s not particularly publicity hungry
Craig Jelinek of Costco would be interesting IMO.
Christine Hefner. She may have just a little to offer.
USAF Major General Jack Weinstein. If you can get him……
I don’t suppose you could ever get Jeremy Grantham?
Steve Leuthold, Ned Davis, Stanley Druckenmiller, Seth Klarman
Elon Musk (how he sees the future- transportation- autos and mass transit, AI, space exploration)
Bill Gates (view on challenges for the developing world- which solutions work/which doesn’t)
Jack Ma (view on China, competition in ecommerce, value/role for shareholders)
Larry Page and/or Eric Schmidt (view on driverless cars, expansion into other technology, etc.)
Jimmy Page as long as he brings along Jack White.
Mark Dow, Hank Paulson, Bezos, John Malone
And I Second: Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jack Ma
Jerry Seinfeld, Stephanie Pomboy
Another vote for Grantham, please.
Would love to hear from managers:
– Peter Lynch (Would LOVE to hear this one)
– Seth Klarman
As well as authors:
– William Bernstein of “Intelligent Asset Allocator” fame
– Michael Lewis
– Burton Malkiel
“Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS selected Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America,” along with other inventors of the past two centuries. He is considered one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a 30-year track record of accurate predictions.”
1) Elon Musk for his obvious business & technology insights. But also for his views on artificial intelligence.
2) Ray Kurzweil for his general technical & business insights, but also for his views on artificial intelligence and “The Singularity”.
Sheryl Sandberg, Ginni Rometty, Susan Wojcicki, Mary Barra, Angela Ahrendts, Melinda Gates; ….
Checklist Manifesto, @Atul_Gawande
William K Black
Paul Tudor Jones, Jeremy Grantham, Peter Thiel
Michael Porter, Andy Lo, Richard Grinold
T. Boone Pickens, Jim Dondero, David Booth, Jim Rogers
Alan Mulally, Boo-Keun Yoon, Gap Han Yoon, Jeff Immelt, Ferdinand Piech or Winterkorn, Sergio Marchionne
Warren Mosler. Seth Klarman. Sheila Bair. William Black.
Bruce Greenwald, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Marty Whitman, Irving Kahn, Charlie Munger, Didier Sornette, Joel Greenblat, Andrew Lo.
Cashin, Dalio, Kass, Tom Barrack.
Victor Niederhoffer, Monroe Trout, Van K. Tharp, Meb Faber, Wes Gray, Eric Topol, Ed Seykota, Neil Howe,James Altuchr
Soros, James Montier, Jim Grant.
Jim Koch, founder of Sam Adams