August 31, 2011 at 9:37 pm #140101
September 1, 2011 at 11:45 am #140181
Steve Ressler – He is the coolest!
September 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm #140179
I’d have to say Sherrod Brown, senator of Ohio. He simply amuses me!
September 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm #140177
Definately Seth Godin.
September 2, 2011 at 1:16 pm #140175
Bradley Cooper as his character in Limitless.
September 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm #140173
I hate the “echo chamber effect” of talking to people who agree with me all the time, so I’d like to have lunch with Rush Limbaugh. I know we have one thing in common; we both like the music of Chip Davis’ Mannheim Steamroller. We could end up like Ted Kennedy and Jerry Falwell and become friends or we may end up throwing pastries off the dessert cart at each other. Either way, it would be an interesting lunch!
September 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm #140171
Angela Merkel — Chancellor of Germany!
September 2, 2011 at 2:07 pm #140169
Steve Jobs and Jay-Z
September 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm #140167
I would love to have lunch with Betty White; I think she is such a fun lady, and shows us that age doesn’t matter!
September 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm #140165
you should bring both in together
September 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm #140163
yes – she would be so adorable
September 2, 2011 at 2:16 pm #140161
September 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm #140159
Ira Glass of “This American Life.” The stories he could tell. Or Peter Gammons of MLB.com, but that would be in the spring before my fantasy baseball draft. I have some picks that are female but I am not sure my motives would be intirely pure.
September 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm #140157
September 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm #140155
John (“Jack”) KatoshParticipant
Jesus Christ – I’d like to know the REAL story!
September 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm #140153
I took guitar historian/dealer George Gruhn to lunch two Septembers ago, so I can’t put that on my wish list anymore. Forty years ago, I went for lunch with Ted Nugent, and that was pretty interesting, though I don’t know that I’d wish for a repeat.
A good friend had the pleasure of meeting a broad range of international luminaries in his capacity as university president. He had very good things to say about Fareed Zakaria, was somewhat underwhelmed by the Dalai Lama, and saved his highest praise for former Clinton labour secretary Robert Reich. The few times I’ve seen him on The Daily Show support that assessment. He sounds like he might make for a wonderful lunch, though I imagine my food would get end up getting cold.
Colin Powell would probably make for an equally mesmerising afternoon. The fact that he is reputedly fluent in Yiddish would add that little bit extra, and probably get us better service at the Carnegie Deli.
September 2, 2011 at 6:17 pm #140151
Jesus Christ, but it would have to be alone. I have enough of my own quesitons.
September 3, 2011 at 1:06 am #140149
Todd Park, HHS’s CTO. Well, maybe after Steve Ressler…
September 3, 2011 at 2:52 am #140147
September 3, 2011 at 11:02 am #140145
President Obama, absolutely.
September 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm #140143
Hands down, I would pick Paul McCartney. But if we’re talking gov people, I would pick Barbara Boxer or Diane Feinstein. Two fellow Californian women who have been in office for so many years? Sounds awesome to me.
September 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm #140141
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
September 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm #140139
Terry – that’s easy. Just name the time/place I’m there. I’m a cheap date too (Five Guys or Breadline?)
September 5, 2011 at 9:05 pm #140137
Obama, Buffett, Jay-Z.
September 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm #140135
This is quite interesting,,,,,so I suppose I will also weigh in.
I suppose it would first be President Obama & Michelle,
Warren Buffet, or any of the many 9-11 heros.
September 6, 2011 at 5:27 am #140133
Interesting question, I actually started a trend after meeting someone from twitter….
- Once a month, I find someone new to meet… lunch, dinner, drinks, etc.
- Once a month, I re-connect with someone I haven’t seen in a while (same).
- Once a month, I attend a training course or seminar (some months, there are several, some I have to push)
- Once a month, I take my wife out – sans kid… arguably the hardest one to plan.
Makes the “who would you have lunch with” question come up a lot!
Short list of people I would enjoy having lunch with: Alex Howard, Adriel Hampton, Steve Ressler, Christopher Whitaker, Christof Putzel and Mariana van Zeller (Vanguard).
September 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm #140131
September 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm #140129
September 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm #140127
Chris Alvanas – Program Director, Washington Campus
Chris is a digital photographer, Photoshop maven and a sought-after postproduction artist. He taught both of the one-day seminars I took on HDR photography and I would love to pick his brain one on one.
Policy, busuiness and esoteric conversations have their place but very little matches learning how to create a work of art.
September 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm #140125
Malcom Gladwell his stuff has so many personal AHA! points
September 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm #140123
And I’d be the fly buzzing beside you.
Sometimes watching two or 3 people have a good discussion is remarkable food for the soul.
September 6, 2011 at 7:44 pm #140121
Joe, if you don’t mind, I’d like to join you and the Professor.
By the way, Clayton Christensen has a new book out: The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators – this one is on my to-read list.
September 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm #140119
Hillary Clinton. I love Hillary.
September 7, 2011 at 4:24 pm #140117
I would definitely pick lunch with Jesus Christ–what an opportunity.
September 7, 2011 at 5:49 pm #140115
my new best friend and business partners
September 8, 2011 at 1:49 am #140113
Maureen O’Hara and Betty White together. What fun that would be!
September 8, 2011 at 11:42 am #140111
MARIO CUOMO. “Mario, Mario… Wherefore art thou, Mario???”
(If I’m allowed a 2nd… Neil Young too!)
September 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm #140109
I’d LOVE to be there for that interaction!
September 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm #140107
Living or Dead: well in the living category; its got to be Prince and the dead but I can’t have lunch with someone dead… can I?? Oh well, one of my ancestors (I’m a genealogy nut!).
September 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm #140105
Two really good choices! I would have said Michelle Obama as well.
September 16, 2011 at 7:14 pm #140103
Well I didn’t think it was fair to choose dead people or I would have said Robert F. Kennedy and Alexander Hamilton. Jefferson, as much as I admire hime was too much of a sphinx and even in death probably wouldn’t reveal what he really thought.
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