Fast Company recently released their top 100 most creative people in business list and its a pretty diverse group. It includes individuals from entertainment (e.g., Ryan Murphy, Creator/Producer of Glee), the auto industry (e.g., Shiro Nakamura (Nissan), and the food/service sector (e.g., Jamie Oliver. It also includes some people that we have "interacted" with in the EdLab (e.g., Phoenix Wang, Cofounder Startl; Sheila Nevins, President HBO Documentary Films)
Here are the seven people on the list who most inspired me to try and get on the 2011 list (in no particular order, and yes, I did read all 100 profiles):
Haiping Zhao, Senior Software Engineer, Facebook: "Writing a piece of code... is crafting a piece of art in my mind."