I just responded to this scenario on a friends Facebook wall and I´d like to know who you guys would choose, and maybe with a short description why.
Well over 1,000 people read what I type here every weekend, so I´m expecting at least 10 people to make comments. That´s less than 1%.
Without too much thought I came up with:
He´s a very good public speaker and has single handedly changed how I view the industrialized western world more than anyone else. After hearing him the first time a few years ago I felt empty for days. It was the trippiest / greatest feeling.
I know for a fact if he would have spoken to me (at a school or on tv / radio) when I was in high school my life would have turned out differently, which it still might...
You can read about Fredrik´s project "The Idea Book" here:
Here are some Youtube links on what I´m talking about. Sorry, only in Swedish. But I´m almost compelled to translate the clips with English subtitles. He´s that good.
Part 1 here.
Part 2 here.
Part 3 here.
If you´ve missed his radio show from Swedish "Sommarpratare" in 2008, here it is:
For those who know me this comes as no surprise.
To describe who he is and what he does / has done is overwhelming. Basically the best creative person within music videos, skateboard videos and other creative visual media.
This short clip only touches on his talent:
He was a very talented skater in the 70´s and was part of the Dogtown & Z-Boys.
He also founded and did great things within the skateboard world with Powell Peralta in the 80´s and 90´s.
He´s also a filmmaker. His four biggest releases are Dogtown & Z-Boyz, Lords Of Dogtown (writer), Riding Giants and Made In America.
But it´s through the legendary Powell Peralta skatevideos I´ve seen his work the most. I´ve spent probably over a thousand hours watching them in the 90´s.
I was considering President Obama as well. Hmm, maybe Leif GW Persson (Swedish know it all guy) ..?
Or maybe George W Bush, Bin Laden and Kim Jong-Il and leave them there...?
Who are your three?