Thank You

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
—Sir Isaac Newton, 1676

I have been fortunate to have a long list of supportive family members, wonderful friends, helpful educators, and inspiring mentors in my life. Many of them I have known personally, others only through their work.

These people have influenced my thoughts and actions. My ideas and work have built upon the lessons I have learned from them. In the words of Alfred Lord Tennyson, “I am a part of all that I have met.”

For those reasons, I would like to say “Thank You” to…

Joseph Clear
Rita Clear
Virginia Mahne
Edward Mahne
Jim Clear
Patti Clear
Jana Clear
Jacob Clear
Kristy Barngrover
Matt Clear
Tony Christopher
JD Wyborny
Dan Sweatt
John Kester III
Matt Fadel
Andy Johnson
Justin Held
All of my Denison University Baseball Teammates
Justin Rigling
Jean Gregory
Steve Connaughton
Matt Sloneker
Kate Mense
Zach Marcum
Ken Braid
Colleen Braid
Mike Hazlebeck
Drew Shamrock
AJ Jezierski
Anne Barngrover
Stephanie Dallas
Molly Mulligan
Mark Watts
Pan Fanaritis
Prabasaj Paul
Dale Knobel
Mark Cannella
Drew Dillon
Martin Berkhan
Dan John
Rolf Bachmann and the St. Gallen Symposium
Jason George
Atul Gawande
Malcolm Gladwell
Leo Babauta
Chris Guillebeau
Derek Sivers
Trey Ratcliff
Ramit Sethi
Tim Ferriss
Ben Casnocha
Cal Newport
Julien Smith
Corbett Barr
Adam Baker
Lewis Howes
Derek Halpern
BJ Fogg
Steve Kamb
Scott Dinsmore
Tynan Blank
Ben Schlappig
Seth Godin
Chase Reeves
Nathan Barry
Thanh Pham
Brennan Dunn
Joshua Becker
Beck Tench
Steve McCurry
Charlie Hoehn
James Altucher
Dan Go
Ryan Holiday
Noah Kagan
Adam Gilbert
Josh Hillis
Josh Kaufman
Scott Young
Oliver Emberton
Jessica Hagy
Austin Kiessig
Greg Nance
Louise Eriksson
Jon Krohn
Armi Legge
Nir Eyal
Dan Pardi
Stephen Guyenet
Shane Parrish
Richard Feynman
Steven Pressfield
Scott Adams
Brandon Stanton
Chris Burkard
Neville Medhora
Mike Matthews
Todd Herman
Michael Yamashita
Charlie Gilkey
Ryan Delk
Sean McCabe
Lisa DiMona

Thanks again to the many people who have influenced my thinking and taught me important lessons over the years. My apologies to anyone I left off. I typically update this list each year.